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Sam Tolleson

Sam  Tolleson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Travis

Last College:
Cypress College

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200

Position:
OF/INF

07/30/2015

Academic Accolades

More than 200 UCF student-athletes named to AAC All-Academic Team

08/06/2014

Eleven Knights Honored to The American All-Academic Team

A total of 166 student-athletes from UCF were acknowledged.

05/20/2014

Nine Knights Honored by The American With Postseason Accolades

Eric Skoglund named Pitcher of the Year; Terry Rooney named Coach of the Year

04/27/2014

Offense Surges Late in No. 22 Baseball's Sunday Sweep of Rutgers

The Knights scored eight runs in the final four innings.

04/18/2014

Knights Lose Series Finale vs. No. 9 Louisville

The game ended with the bases loaded in the ninth.

R-Senior (2015)
-2016 The American All-Conference Second Team (DH)
-Started 41 games (27 DH /13 1B/1 OF)
-Compiled a .240 avg. with six doubles, four homers and 23 RBI during the campaign
-Posted a .277 avg. with three doubles, three homers and 12 RBI in conference action
-Tallied seven multi-ht and five multi-RBI games
-Notched a 10-game hitting and 14-game reached base streak
-Delivered two hits and one RBI against UNF (2/24)
-Went 2-for-2 with one RBI in first start of the season against Bethune-Cookman (2/23)
-Recorded two base knocks and drove in a run vs. Brown (3/18)
-Blasted a three-run homer vs. Cornell (3/27)
-Contributed a pair of base knocks at Memphis (4/1)
-Connected on a solo round tripper at Memphis (4/3)
-Tallied two hits including a double and two RBI at USF (5/1)
-Delivered a grand slam in a two hit performance to lead the Knights over Cincinnati (5/6)
-Notched a pair of singles against Jacksonville (5/11)
-Drove in a pair of runs with a double at UConn (5/14)
-Picked up two hits in the series finale vs East Carolina (5/21)
-Recorded a pair of RBI against Tulane (5/24) in The American Championship

R-Junior (2015)
-Earned a redshirt, while recovering from an injury

Junior (2014)
-Appeared in 38 games with 20 starts (9 DH, 6 RF)
-Earned All-AAC Second Team honors at OF
-Recorded a .238 avg. with 10 doubles, two homers and 23 RBI
-Drew 18 walks and scored 21 times
-Notched first two career hits with two RBI on Opening Knight vs. Sienna (2/14)
-Recorded two hits with one run scored at Ole Miss (2/28)
-Went 3-of-5 with two RBI and a home run vs. Central Connecticut (3/16)
-Chipped in with three hits and two runs vs. Miami (3/18)
-Hit a home run and added a double and single, one RBI and two more scores against Cincinnati (3/22)
- Went 3-for-3 with four RBI against Temple (3/30)
-Blasted a two-run homer vs. Rutgers (4/27) and added a single

Prior to UCF
-Spent two years at Cypress College under the tutelage of Scott Pickler
-In sophomore campaign, aided the Chargers to a CCCAA State Championship while hitting .326 with 29 RBI, 28 runs scored and a .412 on-base pct.
-Graduated from Travis High School in 2011 as a member of the National Honor Society and was coached by Rodney Hernandez
-As a senior, was Travisâ?TM Player of the Year in baseball and golf, All-County Hitter of the Year and All-Houston honors
-Named Most Improved Player and received all-conference honors as a junior
-Earned 10 letters during high school career; four in baseball, four in golf and two in football

Personal
-Born in Lafayette, La.
-Son of Larry and Ann Tolleson
-Has two brothers, Chris and Morgan, and one sister, Laura
-Brother, Morgan, played football at Blinn College
-Majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Recreation

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