Norris sets single season conference record at UTD

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One of the hottest teams in the American Southwest Conference, the UT Dallas baseball team will open the 2015 ASC Championship Tournament Wednesday morning with a 10 a.m. opening-round game with East Texas Baptist.
UTD enters this year’s tournament as the No. 3 seed after posting a 19-8 mark in ASC play. {{more}}
UTD is counting on a number of players but one that figures big is shortstop

Jimmy Norris (Kennedale) who has already set the UTD and ASC single-season record for stolen bases this spring, now 32-of-36 in thefts. Norris also leads the Comets and ranks 5th in the league in runs scored (38). He has nine doubles, two triples and recorded his first collegiate home run this season. His home-run came as a walk-off home-run in UTD run up to the Championship Tournament.

Norris last year was named second team All-ASC and third team all-region by at second base as a transfer sophomore. He hit .305 with five doubles and one triple, finished with 38 runs scored and 24 stolen bases, both team highs. He had 13 RBI, an eight-game hitting streak to open season with 14 multi-hit games, including 5-for-5 performance against Puget Sound on Feb. 15. He was named ASC Player of the Week and to Team of the Week Feb. 18, 2014.
Jimmy graduated in 2011 from Kennedale High School. While there he was named second team All-State and as a senior helped lead the squad to a state title. He was a two-time first team all-district performer, led the state in stolen bases as a senior and was named to the UIL State Tournament All-Tournament Team. He was also the starting running back for the Kennedale Wildcat football team.
Norris is an American Studies major.
After a rough start to the season (4-10), the Comets are entering the postseason playing the best baseball of the year, rolling into the tournament winners of 14 of their last 16 games, including a stretch of 10-straight wins in April.
The UTD Comets (25-15) will be making their 12th appearance in the program’s 14-year history, boasting a 24-24 all-time mark in the event. While UTD has yet to raise the championship trophy in his previous 11 trips, the Comets have advanced to four ASC title games, the last coming in 2011.
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