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Ian Tomkins
Ian  Tomkins

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Wilmette, Ill.

High School:
Loyola Academy

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 206

Position:
C

Bats / Throws:
R / R

About Tomkins: Will battle for the starting catching position ... Very good catch and throw behind the plate ... Gives a good target to the pitcher ... Continues to improve offensively ... Along with Murray, provides a good 1-2 punch behind the plate ... Played with the Rochester Honkers of the Northwoods Baseball League during the summer of 2008 ... Born February 27, 1989, in Hoffman Estates, Ill. ... Son of Mark and Bo Tomkins ... Father played baseball at Eastern Illinois ... Cousin, Larry Tomkins, played baseball at Mississippi State.

2008 (Freshman): Led the team with a .355 batting average and also added a home run and four RBIs in 13 games, including 10 starts ... Made first start of the season against Pepperdine (2/23) and went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI ... Had two hits and drove in two runs against UNC Greensboro (3/5).

Prior to Wake Forest: Earned two letters in baseball at Loyola Academy ... Lettered as a sophomore at Mountain Brook HS in Birmingham, Ala. ... Ranked as the No. 1 catcher and the No. 11 overall prospect in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report ... Named All-Catholic League and to the Rawlings All-Midwest Region Team in 2007 ... Participated in the 2006 Perfect Game National Showcase ... Selected for the Silver and Black games operated by the Chicago White Sox organization ... Selected to play in the high school all-star game at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago ... Named to the Dean's List his junior and senior years ... Graduated magna cum laude.

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