Scouting Report: Starting catcher and team?s leading returning hitter for average and home runs ... solid blocking pitches and preventing runners from advancing.
2001 Summer: Helped lead Danville Dans to Central Illinois Collegiate League championship ... named MVP of CICL Tournament by posting a .357 average (5-for-14) with four RBI and three runs scored ... drove in three runs in title game ... started in CICL All-Star game ... had nine doubles, four triples and 24 RBI during season.
2001: Third-team All-Big Ten ... started 51 of 53 games played ... tied for team lead with .369 average ... second on team with six home runs ... collected 72 hits, including 15 doubles and 41 RBI ... recorded a .985 fielding percentage behind the plate ... batted .368 in Big Ten games with two HR and 18 RBI ... was named Big Ten Player of the Week for 10-for-17 (.588) series performance vs. Penn State (4/13-15) ... pinch-hit and blasted solo home run and went 2 for 2 vs. Illinois State (2/24) ... drove in two runs as designated hitter at Austin Peay (2/25) ... was 2 for 4 as DH at Troy State (3/2) ... hit second solo home run of season at Cincinnati (3/10) ... went 3 for 5 with two RBI at San Diego (3/13) ... went 3 for 4 with two RBI at UCLA (3/14) ... blasted solo homer at IUPUI (3/21) ... had two doubles and two RBI vs. Minnesota (3/24) ... collected two hits, including a triple, with three RBI vs. Valparaiso (3/27) ... scored two runs and had two hits, including a double at Michigan State (3/30) ... had a double and two RBI at Ball State (4/4) ... collected two hits at Northwestern (4/6) ... went 4 for 6 with four RBI and three runs scored in nightcap at Northwestern (4/7) ... was 3-for-3 with four runs scored and one RBI at Butler (4/11) ... had two singles and one RBI vs. Penn State (4/13) ... had three hits, including one double and a three-run walk-off home run vs. Penn State (4/14) ... had two hits, including one double, and one RBI vs. Penn State (4/15) ... posted one double and three RBI vs. Illinois State (4/18) ... belted a home run and totaled three RBI at Illinois (4/21) ... collected two hits, including one double at Illinois (4/22) ... was 3-for-4 with one double at Valparaiso (4/24) ... had two hits at Indiana (4/29) ... had two hits, including a double, and one RBI at Indiana State (5/5) ... also collected two hits in nightcap at Indiana State (5/5) ... had a double vs. Indiana State (5/6) ... drove in two runs vs. Evansville (5/10) ... was 3-for-4 with double and two runs scored vs. Iowa (5/12) ... went 2-for-4 with one double vs. Illinois in Big Ten Tournament (5/17) ... blasted solo home run vs. Michigan in Big Ten Tournament (5/17).
Danville Area Community College (1999-2000): Played two seasons at DACC in Danville, Ill.
High School: Helped lead Roncalli H.S. in Indianapolis to city championship in 1998 ... earned all-city first-team honors as senior ... all-city selection as junior ... also earned letters in basketball, football and swimming.
Personal: Born April 10, 1980 ... son of Jim and Becky Harrell ... has one younger brother, John ... small business major ... aspires to own his own business.
Harrell?s Career Bests:
Hits (At-Bats): 4 (6), at Northwestern, 4/7/01
Runs Scored: 4, at Butler, 4/11/01
Doubles: 2, vs. Minnesota, 3/24/01
Home Runs: 1, six times, last vs. Michigan, 5/17/01
Runs Batted In: 4, at Northwestern, 4/7/01
Stolen Bases: 1, twice, last vs. Penn State, 4/15/01
Harrell Fact: Earned Big Ten Player of the Week on April 16, after posting a .588 batting average (10-17) with six runs and six RBI against Penn State (4/13-15). Knocked in game-winning run in two games during series, including a three-run walk-off home run on 4/14.