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Dustin Hood
Dustin  Hood

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nederland, Texas

High School:
Nederland HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 197

Position:
INF

Bats / Throws:
R / R

About Hood: Solid all-around baseball player ... Will lead the defense in the middle of the field ... Expected to hit in the middle of the lineup ... Consistent, steady player ... Good leader on and off the field ... Majoring in communication ... Born October 13, 1986 ... Son of Kirby and Kristi Hood.

2008 (Junior): Started all 56 games and hit .306 with two homers and 33 RBIs ... Had a team-high 222 at-bats and finished second on the team with 68 hits ... Went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored against Penn State (3/2) ... Had two hits, drove in two runs and scored twice in ACC victory over Clemson (3/8) ... Scored three runs and went 3-for-5 at the plate in 15-12 win over Charlotte (3/12) ... Hit first career home run and drove in two runs against Elon (4/22).

2007 (Sophomore): Started all 63 games of the season at shortstop ... Batted .278 with 42 RBIs and a team-high 72 base hits ... Finished second on the team in RBIs and total plate appearances (304) ... Stole seven bases in nine attempts ... Led the team with 22 multi-hit games ... Was second on the team with 10 multi-RBI games.

2006 (Freshman): Batted .288 as a freshman, starting every game ... Second on the team in hits with 61 and third in runs with 41 ... Second on the team in assists (137) ... Went 5-for-5 with an RBI against Charlotte on Feb. 12 ... Had 14 other multi-hit games ... Had a season-high three RBIs against Elon on March 8.

Prior to Wake Forest: Four-year letterwinner at Nederland HS ... Played in every single game during scholastic career ... Awarded Nederland HS Gatorade Will to Win Athlete of the Year ... Earned all-district honors at both shortstop (four times) and pitcher ... Great athlete, also played high school football ... Three-year letterwinner in football ... Also named all-district as quarterback ... Awarded district Most Valuable Player in football and all-state ... Member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society ... Ranked in the top 30 of his high school class with a 3.88 grade point average.

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