Air Force: Junior: : Second-team all-MWC selection… Fifth on the team with a .364 batting average… Led the team with 13 home runs, 69 RBI, 136 total bases and a .697 slugging percentage… Led the conference in slugging… Second in the MWC in RBI and third in home runs… 20 doubles and 15 stolen bases were second on the team… Hit .311 in MWC games with a team-best seven home runs, 25 runs scored and 29 RBI… Just the fifth player in school history, and the first since 1994, to have 10 or more home runs and 10 or more stolen bases in the same season... Tied the school record with three home runs in one game vs. UNLV… Hit for the cycle against Colorado Mines, in four consecutive at-bats in four consecutive innings (first of his collegiate career)… Named the MWC Player of the Week as he hit .583 (7-for-12) with six runs and seven RBI vs. New Mexico State… Hit .400 or better in four MWC series… First-team Verizon academic all-district and third-team academic All-American… Season-highs of five hits and four runs in against New Mexico State… Career-best six RBI against Metro State.
Sophomore: Played in 48 games, started in 34 in the outfield... Hit .218 with four doubles, four stolen bases and 13 RBI... Hit by pitch 10 times, the most on the team and the seventh most in the MWC... Best series of the season came against Northern Iowa as he was 4-for-8 with seven RBI in two games.
Freshman: Great freshman season as he hit .356, the fourth best average on the team… Third on the team and fifth in the conference with a .473 on-base percentage… Had 10 doubles, one triple, three home runs and 27 RBI… Hit .500 in the Service Academies Classic… Hit two home runs to tie for the most of any player in the MWC Tournament… Hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth to lift Air Force to a 13-11 win over UNLV in the second game of the tournament.
High School (Torrington): Lettered three years in football, and four in track... Played American Legion baseball in 1997 and 1998... Legion team won the state championship both years... Named all-state as a senior in football as a running back and linebacker... Won the National Football Foundation Award as a senior... Football team captain as a senior... State champion in the 100-meter dash as a senior... Holds the Torrington “AA” Legion record for home runs (16) and RBI (89)... Member of National Honor Society... Named the top male athlete three times.
Personal: Member of Cadet Squadron 3, the Dogs of War... Major is operations research… Birthdate is Nov. 15, 1979… On the dean's and athletic's lists every semester... On the superintendent's list and commandant's list twice... Hopes to go to pilot training after graduation... Also recruited by Baylor and Missouri.
Phifer’s Career Batting Stats
YEAR G/S AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB K AVG 2000 (Fr.) 49/40 149 43 53 10 1 3 27 8 25 33 .356 2001 (So.) 48/34 119 21 26 4 3 1 13 4 13 36 .218 2002 (Jr.) 54/54 195 59 71 20 3 13 69 15 17 32 .364 Career 151/128 463 123 150 34 7 17 109 27 55 101 .324