Notable: Leading returning hitter for the Falcons... Will be looked upon to lead the Air Force offense and outfield.
Junior Season (2003): Played in 50 games, starting 46... Second on the team with a .371 batting average and 65 base hits... Hit nine doubles, three triples and six homers... Also drove in 32, while scoring 44 runs... .560 slugging percentage, .441 on-base percentage and eight stolen bases were second on the team... Had an 11 game hitting-streak and has an eight game hitting-streak heading into 2004... Had 18 multi-hit and nine multi-RBI games... Batted .347 in conference games with four homers... Had three hits five times, and four hits twice.
Sophomore Season (2002): Played in 32 games, started 17 in the outfield… Hit .316 with three doubles, 11 RBI and three stolen bases in 79 at-bats… Fielded .967 with one error in 30 chances. Freshman Season (2001): Played in 14 games, started five in the outfield... One hit and two RBI on the season... Perfect in the field in 12 chances.
Wade Hampton HS: Lettered four years in baseball... Named all-region three times as a pitcher and center fielder... Region player of the year as a senior... Team captain as a senior... Team won the district championship his sophomore year... National Honor Society member.
Personal: Member of Cadet Squadron 23, the Barnstormers… Birthdate is Aug. 10, 1981… Major is civil engineering… Aspires to become a pilot after graduation…Had a busy summer as an instructor at Combat Survival Training and was a facilitator at the Leadership Reaction Course... Son of Tom and Mary Rose.
Why I came to the Academy: “I came to the Academy to experience the unknown in attempt to grow as a person. The Academy offered many advantages which can’t be offered anywhere else. The biggest of these advantages is the free education and a guaranteed job. The opportunities provided by the Academy and the Air Force, especially that of flying, seem far more exciting to me than any other career field that other colleges would lead into. Finally, I chose to come to AFA for the opportunity to play Division I baseball against some truly challenging competition. Though I haven’t made it to the end yet, I am happy with my decision to come to the AFA.”
My plans for the future: “For the future I plan to go to pilot training after graduation. I hope to go to training in either in Georgia or Pensacola, FL. From there I hope to be assigned to an aircraft that gives me the right mix of travel, excitement and stability that will work out for me. After many years of military flying I have thought of becoming an airline pilot in order to establish a permanent home and increase income.”
Rose’s Career Batting Stats
YEAR G/S AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB AVG 2001 (Fr.) 14/5 25 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 .040 2002 (So.) 32/17 79 14 25 3 1 0 11 3 10 .316 2003 (Jr.) 50/46 175 44 65 9 3 6 32 8 22 .371 Career 96/68 279 59 91 12 4 6 45 11 33 .250