NOTABLE: Spent 2010-11 at Green River C.C. ...was on the University of Oregon baseball team for two years, from 2009-10...was a member of the first Oregon baseball team in 28 years in 2008...will be a junior in terms of eligibility...head coach at Oregon was college baseball coaching legend George Horton and worked with pitching coach Andrew Checketts, who is now the head coach at UC Santa Barbara.
HIGH SCHOOL (Puyallup): Lettered three years in baseball, golf and wrestling...first-team all-state and team captain as a senior...batted .512 with five homers and 39 RBIs as a senior...two-time state wrestler and team captain in wrestling...high school baseball coach was Marc Wiese...played summer ball for the Bend Elks, coached by Scott Anderson...graduated with 3.99 grade point average.
PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 40...brother, Ben, is a 2010 USAFA graduate and four-year letterwinner on the baseball team...nickname is Auzzy and Landfill...hobbies include fishing, skiing, golfing, hunting, cooking, music, dirt bikes, hiking and camping...favorite team is the Boston Red Sox and favorite athlete is Nomar Garciaparra...something most people don't know about him is that he prides hisself on his cooking ability and that he can shred on the saxaphone...enjoys fishing when away from baseball...son of Jim and Candice Ausbun.
Why I came to the Academy: "I came to the Academy because I realized the University of Oregon was not the best fit for me any longer in my collegiate career and I wanted everything out of the next school I attended. I see the Academy as a place where I can fulfill my full potential in all aspects of life, in the classroom and on the field, while at the same time surround myself with some of the most creative and brilliant people in the country. My brother Ben was a big influence along with his numerous life-long friends he made at the Academy. The people here make the place unlike any other college and I am truly honored to be a part of the United States Air Force Academy."