Johnson City, Tenn.
Science Hill HS
2004 Season: SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Served as the starting catcher until an injury sidelined him for the final nine games of the season ... Played in 50 games, making 46 starts at catcher ... Hit .301 with two home runs, 28 RBI and 10 stolen bases ... Threw out 16 of 49 (32.7%) base stealers to rank third in the SEC ... Had 14 multi-hit and six multi-RBI games ... Ranks second at UT with 17 career sacrifice bunts ... Drove in five runs with a double and a three-run home run versus Tennessee Tech 3/3 ... Had four RBI game with two hits against Morehead State G2 2/14 ... Hit a two-run home run versus Carson-Newman 4/14 ... Hit .222 with eight RBI in SEC play ... Went 3-for-5 with two doubles against Belmont 5/12 ... Had a season-high five-game hitting streak from 3/23-4/2, batting .294 ... Hit .300 against left-handers, .301 versus right-handers and .339 with runners in scoring position. 2003 Season: Named Second Team Academic All-District IV ... A versatile player who started the season at third before moving to first base ... Made 32 starts at first, 17 at third and one at second while playing in all 55 games ... Led the Vols in hitting with a .327 average while collecting 12 doubles, two home runs, 29 RBI and nine steals ... Both home runs were three-run blasts against Louisville 3/4 and Georgia 4/11 ... Collected a career-high four RBI in both games ... Ranked second in the SEC in fielding percentage for first basemen at .993 ... Led team with eight sacrifice bunts, tying for third on UTís career chart at 15 ... Ranked third on team with 15 multi-hit and fourth with seven multi-RBI games ... Reeled off a career-high seven-game hitting streak from 3/2-15 ... Matched career-high with a four-hit game at Kentucky 4/20, while recording two three-hit contests at The Citadel (3-for-3) and Georgia 4/11 ... Batted anywhere from third to ninth in the lineup ... Hit .417 against left-handers, .301 versus right-handers and .339 with runners in scoring position ... Played part of the summer as catcher with the Anchorage Bucs in the Alaska League ... Finished as the second-leading hitter with a .275 average, one home run and four RBI in 21 games. 2002 Season: Played in 53 games, making 46 of his 51 starts at second base, while starting five at third ... Hit .275 with two home runs, 19 RBI while tying for second on team with 42 runs scored ... Started 48 games batting leadoff or second ... Ranked third on squad with 10 steals ... Concluded campaign on a season-high six-game hit streak while batting .328 over the last 14 games ... Collected 13 multi-hit games, including a 4-for-4 affair versus Morehead State 3/6 ... Also had three three-hit games ... Had four multi-RBI games with a season-high three coming against UNC Asheville 3/10 ... Slugged his home runs versus UNC Asheville 3/8 and South Carolina 5/11 ... Had two game winning hits, a two-run double against Mississippi 4/26 and a two-run triple in the bottom of the ninth versus Vanderbilt 5/19 ... Collected a hit in first collegiate at-bat at Miami 2/1 ... Hit .235 with one home run, 12 RBI and 24 runs scored in SEC play ... Hit .171 versus left-handers, .297 against right-handers, .207 with runners in scoring position. High School: Attended Science Hill High School in Johnson City, Tenn., where he played on the state championship team in 1999 and two conference championship squads ... Was a three-time All-State, All-Region and All-Conference selection ... Graduated with honors after posting a 3.9 GPA ... Hit .495 with six home runs, 31 steals as a senior while going 7-3 with a 2.91 ERA ... Played on 2001 USA Junior National Team that won the silver medal at the Pan American Tournament in Cuba ... Named to All-Tournament team ... As a junior, hit .543 with 14 doubles, six home runs, 22 stolen bases and 35 RBI, while going 14-1 with a 1.51 ERA ... He was named player of the year in the conference, region, Super 22 and Bristol Herald Courier ... Also garnered All-State and team MVP honors as well as being honorable mention USA Today Player of the Year for Tennessee ... Selected to play for Tennessee All-Star team in the Tenn., Okla., Texas Classic, and for National Amateur Baseball Federation team in Cooperstown in the Tournament of Stars sponsored by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball. Personal: Full name is Nicolas Daniel Crowe Ö Born May 27, 1983 in Asheville, N.C. ... Son of Steve and Carol Crowe ... Majoring in accounting.