Daniel Walker
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    Daniel Walker

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Grand Prairie, TX

    High School:
    James Bowie

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 175

    Position:
    OF

    Birthdate:
    05/08/1988

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R

    Sophomore (2008): Ranked second in the nation in triples per game (.18) and second on team with seven triples ... appeared in 39 games, starting 27 ... fourth on team with a .303 batting average ... scored 18 runs, drove in 17 and stole four bases ... walked just once in 112 plate appearances ... went 4-for-4 with a pair of triples vs. TCU ... drove in a career-high four runs vs. Doane ... hit first-career home run against Utah Valley ... had a team-best 14-game hitting streak ... had seven multi-hit games.

    Freshman (2007): Played in 30 games, making 24 starts ... led team with seven stolen bases in MWC play ... batted .221 on the season, but improved to .267 in conference ball ... had 19 hits and scored 10 runs ... second amongst Falcon outfielders with five assists ... had six- and five-game hitting streaks ... recorded three hits twice, doing so against Hawaii Hilo and New Mexico ... stole two bases in one game against TCU and swiped three in the two-game series.

    James Bowie HS (Arlington, Texas): Lettered two years in baseball ... all-area outfielder ... team offensive and defensive player of the year ... had an area ranked batting average ... high school baseball coach was Gregory Fry ... distinguished graduate ... team MVP for the Texas Express summer baseball team ... played the tenor sax for four years in the school band.

    Personal: Member of cadet squadron 40, the Warhawks ... major is english ... nickname is D-Walk ... favorite TV show is The Boondocks ... enjoys playing the saxaphone ... played summer ball this past summer for the Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox while participating in Operation Air Force at Beale AFB, Calif. ... advice to young people is to have a passion, a fire, and a desire to live the life you wish to lead and the gumption to follow through and realize it ... has an older sister, Narissa Harris (24) ... mother, Carolyn (Univ. of Texas) and father, Daniel (Univ. of Houston), were intercollegiate and semi-pro tennis players ... related to Norman Scales, a Tuskegee Airman ... son of Daniel and Carolyn Walker.

    Why I came to the Academy: "To take the podium one day as a premier politician and take the U.S. to the next stage as a world power. That, and fly fast and high and get a leather jacket."

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