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Nic Kent

175 lbs.
Charlottesville, Va.
St. Anne's Belfield
High School
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• Played in 136 of 137 possible games for the Cavaliers over three seasons and started the final 130 of his career
• Became the fifth Cavalier ever to hit two grand slams in the same season (2021)

• Drafted in the 11th round (320th overall) by the Colorado Rockies in the 2021 MLB Draft
• Named to the All-Columbia Regional team
• Listed on the ACC Academic honor roll
• One of two Cavaliers to start all 63 games (all at SS)
• Hit .239 (59-for-247) with 12 doubles, eight home runs and a team-best 45 RBI
• Hit two grand slams, the fifth Cavalier to hit two grand slams in the same season and the second to hit them against ACC foes
• Hit his first grand slam of the season against Georgia Tech on April 2 to open up a 5-0 lead and help UVA even the series against the then-No. 6 Yellow Jackets. The win sparked a stretch in which UVA won 14 of its last 20 ACC games.
• Drove in a career-high five runs and hit second grand slam of the season on April 23 against Duke
• His 247 at bats and 288 plate appearances both were the second most in the ACC
• Tied for 10th in the ACC with 45 RBI
• Swiped 15 bases on 18 attempts, the second most on the team and the sixth most in the ACC
• His .54 strikeouts per game were the 12th fewest in the ACC
• Accumulated 145 assists in the field, the second most in the ACC
• Co-led the team with 12 multi-RBI games
• Made two spectacular defensive plays in CWS elimination game against Texas, one in the third inning and another in the ninth to save a run

• Started and batted leadoff in all 18 games (17 at SS; 1 at 2B) – Has started in 67-straight games, the second-longest active streak on the team
• Batted .328 (22-for-67) with four doubles, a home run and seven RBI
• Put together four-hit games against Bucknell-1 and Dartmouth, two of the team’s three four-hit efforts
• Against Dartmouth on Feb. 28 went 4-for-4 with three runs scored, a home run and three RBI
• Went 5-for-11 (.455) with two doubles, two runs scored and three stolen bases in series against then-No. 7 NC State
• Extended his hit streak from 2019 to 15 games with hits in the first two games of the season against Oklahoma
• Reached base in 13-straight games Feb. 19 – March 8, the second longest streak on the team

• Named a Second Team Freshman All-American by
• Listed on Collegiate Baseball Newspaper‘s Freshman All-America team
• First Virginia freshman to earn First Team All-ACC Honors since Danny Hultzen in 2009 and first Cavalier position player to be on the first team since Dean Pallotta in 1973
• Included on the 12-man ACC All-Freshman team
• Lone Cavalier freshman on ACC All-Academic team, also a member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Played in all but one of the 56 games in 2019 and made 52 starts (all at 2B)
• His .337 (68-for-202) batting average was the second-highest on the team and 11th-highest in the ACC
• Led the ACC and ranked 15th in the country with 12 sacrifice bunts
• Led the team and tied for eighth in the ACC with 17 stolen bases
• Finished the season on a 13-game hit streak and a 16-game reached base streak. During his hit streak he batted .429 (24-for-56) with three doubles and seven RBI
• Put together 11 multi-RBI games to lead the Cavaliers
• Had four-hit games against Norfolk St. (April 10) and Louisville (May 11)
• Batted ninth for 19 of the first 24 games before finishing the season batting second the final 31 games
• Hit his first career homer on March 24 against Pitt, a three-run shot to break a 2-2 tie
• Got an All-Star Game nod playing for the Duluth Huskies in the Northwoods League. Batted .373 (57-for-153) with eight doubles, two home runs and 22 RBI.

• A two-time first-team VISAA Division I All-State selection
• Earned All-Prep League honors as a junior
• Served as a team captain for both baseball and basketball teams at St. Anne’s-Belfield
• Batted .530 as a senior
• Teammates with former Cavaliers Jalen Harrison and Tanner Morris at STAB

• An Economics major
• Son of Brian and Missy Kent
• Born in Charlottesville, Va.
• His sister Hayley was a four-year starter on the women’s soccer team at William & Mary (2014-17)
• His father Brian spent 17 seasons as the head basketball coach at St Anne’s-Belfield and coached Nic in High School