2002 Highlights: Earned a career-best seven wins during the campaign, which tied him for eighth-most in a single-season for UIC?tied for fifth in UIC history with 14 starts?tied for ninth in UIC history with 90.1 innings pitched?went the distance four times, including two complete-game shutouts?struck out a season-high seven batters and scattered seven hits to lead UIC to the 5-1 victory?blanked Wright State, 5-0 on April 19th, while striking out four batters and scattering six hits?whitewashed Youngstown State as he allowed five hits while striking out six batters en route to the 7-0 win.
2001 Highlights: Had an impressive sophomore campaign as he compiled a 4.45 ERA with a 5-3 record?picked up 10 starts while making a total of 10 appearances, which was second most on the team?in 85.0 innings pitched, which was second most on the team, he struck out 49 while walking 25?went 3-0 in MCC play with a 6.00 ERA as he recorded wins over Cleveland State, UW-Milwaukee and Detroit?struck out a season-high nine batters in the Flames? 16-10 win over Cleveland State?was named the MCC Pitcher of the Week in early March as he allowed eight scattered hits and shutout the Indiana Hoosiers en route to his first collegiate victory, a 6-0 win?earned his first save of the year in UIC?s 4-1 win over Northwestern as he held the Wildcats to just one hit in the final two frames of the game?worked five shutout innings in the Flames? 6-5 win over Illinois and allowed four hits and struck out four before turning the mound over to Gene Rausch.
2000 Highlights: As a rookie, he finished the year with a 4.81 ERA in 15 appearances on the mound, including starts against Arkansas-Little Rock and Georgia State?in 24.1 innings of work, he gave up 40 hits, 13 earned runs and struck out 13 while walking just eight?compiled a 4.50 ERA against MCC foes?in 3.1 innings against Little Rock in the season opener on Feb. 11, he pitched well, surrendering four hits and one earned run before turning the mound over to Nick Worm in the fourth?earned a save against Monmouth College on May 3 as he pitched in the ninth and struck out a pair to preserve a 5-2 UIC win.
Prep/Personal: A two-sport athlete at Nazareth Academy, he lettered three years as a pitcher and third baseman and two years as a forward on the Roadrunners basketball squad?as a senior, he helped Nazareth to a 29-6 overall record and the Private School League championship as he tallied a .429 batting average with 32 hits, 21 runs scored and a team-high 34 RBI?extra-base hits included six doubles, three triples and a team-best nine home runs?on the mound as a reliever, he tossed 41 innings and compiled a 2.80 ERA with a 5-2 record and team-best seven saves?struck out 48 batters while allowing 38 hits?following the year, he earned PSL All-Conference accolades as well as all-area recognition?as a junior, he finished with a .333 batting average, 16 runs and 12 RBI?pitched 28 innings and compiled a 3.50 ERA with 29 strikeouts and a 3-2 ledger?was the team's leader for saves with six?born June 30, 1979?son of Larry and Susan Banks?majoring in Accounting.