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Connor Hollis

School

University of Houston

Position
Infield - Second Base
Major
Finance

Classroom

Connor Hollis has made the American Conference All-Academic Team every year since he arrived on campus in 2014. He was named a member of the dean’s list in Spring 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2017 and Fall 2017. He made the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18. He embodies exactly what a student-athlete is all about by representing his team in the utmost professional way as a four-year starter on the Top 25 infield, while also excelling in the classroom, graduating with a degree in finance and being on track to pursue a graduate degree at UH.

Character

Hollis has represented the University of Houston over the last four years with a standard of excellence. He has continued to give back to his community of Houston and strives to make a difference as a student-athlete by creating an environment in the locker room for his team that is all about a cohesive bond.

Community

Hollis has taken part in numerous community service events during his time at Houston, including the following events, organizations and projects: Student-Athlete Advisory Council Representative (2014-present), Shriners Hospitals volunteer as member of UH Baseball Team (2016, 2017), Marathon for Kids volunteer as a member of UH Baseball Team (2014-present), Habit for Humanity volunteer as member of UH Baseball Team (2014-present), Hope for Soap volunteer as member of SAAC (2014-present), Food Bank Drive volunteer as member of SAAC (2014-present), Miracle League Buddy (2013-present), and volunteer at Fisher House, where members of the UH Baseball team cooked meals for Military Veterans (2016, 2017).

Competition

Hollis has acquired a long list of recognition in his time as a Cougar. He was named to the 2017 Don Sanders Cup All-Series Team and was a 2014 All-Silver Glove Series recipient in their series with Rice. In conference play, he was named a 2015 Preseason All-Conference selection and was third-team All-Conference in 2014. He has acquired a .305 career batting average in three seasons in 91 games played, starting 89 of those games. He has scored 45 runs, 89 hits and 24 RBI. This past season in 2017 he appeared in 62 games, making 61 starts mostly at second base. He started the first 10 games at shortstop before switching over to the right side of the infield, and he hit .266 on the year with 54 hits and 30 RBI. He scored 39 runs and earned 30 walks, while leading the team with 12 hit-by-pitches, and his fielding percentage was .983 with just six errors up the middle. He had 12 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games, reached base in 14 straight games during the stretch of March 12-April 1, and led team with four three-RBI games. He went 24 games midway through the year without an error and finished the season going 16 straight games without a defensive miscue. He helped Houston to a regular-season and conference tournament championship title as well as the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Houston Regional.
In his 2016 season, he appeared in all 59 games making 58 starts. He saw action at second base, shortstop and third base while hitting .294 with 53 hits, 27 runs scored and 16 RBI. He had 10 multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games and notched a team-high seven sacrifice bunts. His fielding percentage was .961 with just nine errors and 150 assists at three infield positions. He had a 10-game hit streak from April 26-May 11 and hit .400 in the American Conference Championship.