2005 Highlights: Batted .354 with three homers and 42 RBI, including 84 hits, which is good for second in UIC history for a single season...2005 All-Horizon League First Team selection and a member of the 2005 Horizon League All-Newcomer Team...named a `Louisville Slugger' Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball newspaper...had a team-season best 23-game hitting streak, spanning from April 16th to May 15th...reached base safely in 52 out of 60 games...named to the College Baseball Honor Roll for the period ending May 8th after batting .453 (10-for-23) with seven runs scored, five RBI and a homer in five victories...ranked in the top 10 in the Horizon League in several offensive categories, including: hits (84, 1st), runs scored (54, 1st), total bases (112, 2nd), doubles (15, t-5th) and RBI (42, 5th)...recorded a base hit in 49 out of 60 contests...his 54 runs were the fourth-most in school-history for a single-season...set a single-season, school-record with 237 at-bats...was the fourth-hardest batter in the nation to strike out, only fanning one time per every 21.5 at-bats...opened his collegiate career with three hits against Evansville on Feb. 18th...went 3-for-6 with three RBI, including a double and triple in a 13-10 win over Saint Louis on Mar. 12th...collected three hits, two RBI, two runs scored and two doubles against Chicago State in the opening game of their doubleheader on March 27th...keyed UIC to the 12-8 win over Western Michigan, going 3-for-5 with four RBI and three runs scored on Apr. 12th...cracked his first career-homer in a 14-11 win over UW-Milwaukee on Apr. 17th...batted .421 (8-for-19) with four RBI and four runs scored in a four-game series against Butler from Apr. 29th-May 1st...went 3-for-5 with three RBI, two runs scored and a homer in a 14-3 win over Youngstown State on May 14th.
Prep/Personal: Competed for the Eau Claire Cavaliers following his high school career...named the team MVP and the team's best First-Year player...also selected as the team's Most Popular Player by the fans...hit .356 and drove in 26 runs, while successful on 14 of 15 stolen base attempts for Eau Claire...propelled the Barron Golden Bears to three Regional championships, two sectional championships, two state tournament appearances and two Heart of the North conference championships...garnered 2004 Northwest Wisconsin Player of the Year honors...three-time All-State, All-District and All-Conference selection...did not strike out during his junior and senior years...set school records for doubles in a season (16) and career (33); hits for a season (41) and career (112); career batting average (.455); consecutive games without a strikeout (48) and consecutive at-bats without a strikeout (195) and career triples (9)...as a junior, led Golden Bears in batting average (.493), hits (35) and triples (3)...as a senior led Barron in doubles (16), triples (3), hits (41), batting average (.471) and runs (42)...was undefeated on the mound as a senior, going 5-0 with three saves, an ERA of 0.80 and 20 K's in 26 innings of work...as a sophomore, led Barron in hitting (.437) and was an All-State Honorable Mention selection, First-Team All-District, and Most Valuable Defensive Player, leading the Golden Bears to a berth in the state finals...served as a two-year captain and two-time team MVP for Barron soccer team...led the state in scoring with 45 goals as a senior...selected to play in the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association Shriners All-Star game...two-year captain for Barron basketball team...selected as team MVP as a junior...was a All-Heart of the North First Team selection as a senior...selected to play in the Western Wis., Senior All-Star Basketball Classic...four-time Athlete of the Year and one-time, Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2003-04)...earned 12 varsity letters during high school...was a national USTA qualifier in tennis and won gold and silver medals in the U.S. State Games in 2000...born on December 9, 1985...son of Monti and Julie Hallberg...major is undecided.
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