Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#2 Kevin Newman
Position: Infield
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 180
Year: Junior
Hometown: Poway, Calif.
High School: Poway HS
Experience: 2 Letters

Career Statistics | 20142013

Honors and Awards

• 2015 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Watch List
• 2015 Preseason All-American (third team)
• 2015 Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American (second team)
• 2015 PerfectGame Preseason All-American (third team)
• 2014 Pac-12 All-Conference
• 2014 Pac-12 All-Defensive Team
• 2014 Golden Spikes Award Preseason Watch List
• 2013 Pac-12 All-Conference
• 2013 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
• 2013 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award (Quarterfinalist)
• Pac-12 Player of the Week (May 20-26, 2013)
• 2013 Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star
• 2013 Cape Cod Baseball League Batting Champion

Summer 2014
Became the first player in Cape Cod Baseball League history to win consecutive batting titles … Represented the Falmouth Commodores in the Cape Cod League All-Star Game … Hit .380 over 31 regular season games, including seven doubles and a home run … Added 20 runs scored and 20 more batted in … Stole 10 bases, drew 18 walks and struck out only nine times.

Arizona 2014
Named to the Pac-12 All-Conference team and Pac-12 All-Defensive team … One of four players to finish the season batting over .300 … Ranked second on the team with 13 stolen bases … Finished year with three-consecutive multi-hit games against Abilene Christian (5/23-25). Combined 7-for-14 with six runs scored and two doubles … Went 1-for-12 with two runs scored while stealing a base in each game three-game set at California (5/16-18) … Picked up a hit and scored twice in 12 at-bats against Stanford (5/9-11) … Batted 5-for-13 with two runs and three RBI in three games at Oregon (5/2-4) … Tallied four hits in 13 at-bats along with a run scored and an RBI in three games against ASU (4/25-27) … Notched three hits in 10 at-bats with a run and two stolen bases over three games at USC (4/17-19) … Combined 4-for-12 in three games against UCLA (4/11-13). Collected three hits in finale and drove in winning run on walkoff infield single to capture series … Went 2-for-6 with a run and an RBI in single game against ASU (4/9) … Was 1-for-12 with a double in three games at Utah (4/4-6) … Combined 5-for-11, including a triple, with three runs scored and an RBI in three games against Oregon State (3/28-30) … Tallied a hit and an RBI in five trips to the plate during non-conference game at ASU (3/26) … Batted 1-for-12 over three games at Washington (3/21-23) … Went 1-for-4 in game against Grand Canyon (3/18) … Collected six hits in 13 at-bats with two runs scored and five RBI in three games against Washington State … Combined to bat 4-for-7 with three walks, three runs scored and three RBI in two midweek games against Air Force (3/11-12) … Hit safely in all four games of Hi Corbett Classic (3/7-9) against Mississippi State and UC Santa Barbara. Finished weekend 8-for-19 with eight runs batted in and four runs scored … Went 1-for-7 with a double in two games against Long Beach State (3/4-5) … Batted 3-for-11 with an RBI in three tilts against Seton Hall (2/28-3/2) … Collected six hits in 15 at-bats to go with six runs and four RBI in three games against Alcorn State (2/22-23) … Went 3-for-11, including a double, and two runs in two midweek games against Utah Valley (2/18-19) … Opened season with three hits in 11 at-bats along with two runs and four RBI in three-game series against Kent State (2/14-16).

Summer 2013: A Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star as a member of the Falmouth Commodores … Became first freshman in Cape Cod Baseball League history to win batting title (.375) … Led all players with 60 base hits in 40 regular season games while scoring 36 runs and collecting 18 runs batted in … Ranked fourth in league with 16 stolen bases (in 20 attempts) and committed only five errors in the field.

Arizona 2013: Earned Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America honors and was named to the Pac-12 All-Conference team … One of two freshmen to be named a quarterfinalist for the Brooks Wallace Award … Started all 55 games at shortstop … Ranked fourth on club and eighth in conference with .336 batting average … Posted team-best .329 batting average in road games and led club with 23 multi-hit games … Twice compiled a season-best 11-game hitting streak from Feb. 27 through March 13 and from April 5 through April 26 … Finished 10th in the conference for both total hits (73) and runs batted in (42) … One of three players on the team to total at least 40 runs scored (42) and 40 runs batted in … Played outstanding defense throughout the season highlighted by a .978 fielding percentage and only six errors … Capped sensational rookie season with Pac-12 Player of the Week honors for his performances against USC (May 24-26). Batted 5-for-12 (.417) with five runs scored and nine RBI in three-game sweep, highlighted by 3-for-5 effort in second game that included three runs scored and season-high six runs batted in … Helped Arizona take two-of-three games at Arizona State (May 17-19) behind a 3-for-13 weekend with a run scored and an RBI … Tallied a hit in all three games at UCLA (May 10-12) while batting 5-for-13 with a run and two RBI … Hitless in 11 at-bats against Washington (May 3-5), but did not commit an error and recorded 17 assists in three contests … Went 2-for-3 with an RBI in loss at Arizona State (April 30) … Helped Arizona sweep Alabama State (April 26-28) capped by three hits, two runs and an RBI in series finale … Combined to hit 6-for-13 with two doubles, four runs and three runs batted in over three game road trip to Stanford (April 19-21) … Two hits in five at-bats with a pair of runs scored in victory over Arizona State (April 16) … Led Arizona to a series win at Washington State (April 12-14) thanks to a 5-for-14 weekend that included two runs scored and two RBI … Collected five hits in 10 at-bats during series sweep of California (April 5-7) which included a run scored and two RBI … Tallied one hit (a triple) in 10 at bats but drew four walks and scored three times in series sweep of Utah (March 28-30) … Went 2-for-11 with a run and an RBI over three games at Oregon (March 22-24) … Totaled five hits, including a triple, in 12 at-bats against Oregon State (March 15-17) … Batted 5-for-9 with a run scored and three RBI in two-game midweek sweep of Butler (March 12-13). Matched season-high with four base hits in first game … Opened three-game series against Columbia (March 8-10) with 4-for-4 night at the plate that included a run scored and an RBI in come-from-behind walk-off victory. Added two hits, a run and an RBI over next two games … Went 3-for-7 with a run scored in midweek split against Texas Tech (March 5-6) … Batted 5-for-11 with a double, a triple and four RBI against San Francisco (March 1-3) … Combined 1-for-7 with a run and two RBI in pair of midweek games against Utah Valley (Feb. 26-27) … Went 3-for-9 with five runs scored and four RBI during three-game sweep of San Jose State (Feb. 22-24) … Had a pair of hits, three runs scored and an RBI in two-game midweek split at Long Beach State (Feb. 19-20). Scored twice and stole two bases in second game … Hitless in five trips to the plate in first collegiate game, but responded with three hits, a run scored and two RBI over next two games in season-opening series against Coppin State (Feb 15-17).

High School
Earned varsity letter his senior season under the guidance of coach Bob Parry at Poway High School in Poway, Calif. ...Named First Team All-Palomar League and was a Second Team All-CIF selection as a senior ... Named team's Most Valuable Player as a senior ... Winner of the Silver Bat Award ... Hit .374 with nine doubles, two homers, 20 runs scored, 15 runs batted in and 17 stolen bases as a senior ... Also named First Team All-Palomar League in 2011 ... As a junior, hit .403 with seven doubles, five home runs, 35 runs scored, 22 runs batted in and 14 stolen bases ... Also played basketball in high school.

Graduated from Poway High School in Poway, Calif., in 2012 ... Born in Poway, Calif., in 1993 ... Son of John and Elizabeth Newman ... Has two older sisters, Regan and Fallon ... Father, John, and sister, Regan, both played tennis at Northern Arizona University, while sister, Fallon, played tennis at San Diego State University ... Mother was a professional skier … Hobbies include playing ping pong and basketball ... Ambitions beyond baseball are to be an entrepreneur … Considers his father the most inspirational person in his life … Rooms with teammates Scott Kingery, Bobby Dalbec and Cody Moffett … Is pursuing a degree as a general studies major.