15 Nolan Cork
Nolan Cork


Lawrenceville, Ill.

High School:

Last College:
Eastern Illinois

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215

First Base-Designated Hitter-Catcher


MISCELLANEOUS: Interesting addition to head coach Joe Sottolano's squad ... newcomer to Army program, but no stranger to intercollegiate baseball ... lettered twice at Eastern Illinois University prior to graduating last spring ... enrolled at Academy as member of Class of 2007 this summer ... one year of intercollegiate eligibility remaining thanks to red-shirt season in 2001 ... strapping physical specimen ... drives ball well to all fields ... supplies added power source in middle of Black Knights' batting order ... enters season as likely starting designated hitter ... should see additional playing time at first base and catcher ... hard-worker with tough physical makeup ... understands game ... fundamentally sound performer ... solid run-producing threat.

2003: Appeared in 49 contests at Eastern Illinois University ... drew 46 starting assignments as EIU's lead first baseman ... batted .284 with two home runs and 22 runs batted in ... also recorded 22 runs scored ... ranked eighth among team leaders in runs scored, ninth in RBI ... added six doubles ... finished senior season with 56 total bases ... drew 18 bases on balls ... hit by pitch on 10 occasions ... caught fire as season progressed ... improved batting average by 160 percentage points following squad's spring trip ... rapped out career-best four hits versus Bradley ... equaled career high with three runs batted in during Ohio Valley Conference Tournament defeat of Tennessee Tech ... finished with eight multiple-RBI showings in all ... rapped out multiple hits on 11 occasions ... registered four runs scored opposite Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne ... blasted home runs against Navy and Southeast Missouri ... went 4-for-4 with a double and two runs batted in during road appearance versus Bradley ... finished 3-for-6 with three runs scored and two RBI next time out opposite Eastern Kentucky ... closed season with five-game hitting streak intact ... authored career-long eight-game hitting streak during one midseason stretch ... batted .538 (14-26) during that torrid span.

2002: Batted .213 with three home runs and 14 runs batted in ... collected two doubles, 13 runs scored and 28 total bases ... posted .350 slugging percentage ... added six bases on balls ... appeared in 33 contests overall ... drew 22 starting assignments ... registered three multiple-hit performances ... slapped three hits against Arkansas State, Eastern Kentucky and Southeast Missouri ... established career high with three runs batted in during late-season date against Morehead State ... garnered two RBI on three other occasions ... drilled home runs versus Eastern Kentucky, Murray State and Morehead State ... recorded doubles against Morehead State and Southeast Missouri.

2001: Sat out season at Eastern Illinois due to redshirt.

2000: Appeared in 30 contests ... lined up with lead unit on 20 occasions ... batted .244 with two home runs and nine runs batted in ... registered 10 runs scored, three doubles and one triple ... garnered 31 total bases ... added four bases on balls ... finished 3-for-4 with one run scored and two runs batted in during road showing at Christian Brothers ... rapped out two hits against Indiana State, Eastern Kentucky and Tennessee-Martin ... posted four multiple-hit showings in all ... blasted home runs against Tennessee Tech and Eastern Kentucky ... doubled and tripled versus Indiana State ... recorded other extra-base hits opposite Eastern Kentucky and Ball State ... picked up at least two RBI on two occasions.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Lynn Gray at Lawrenceville High ... three-sport standout ... lettered in baseball, basketball and golf ... two-time all-conference performer on diamond ... all-region choice as a senior ... voted team's most valuable player on two occasions ... invited to pair of Illinois High School Association Hitting Derbies ... four-time all-area selection.

PERSONAL: Given name is Nolan Ryan Cork ... born March 4, 1981, in Danville, Ill. ... parents' names are Pamela and Brian Cork ... enjoys hunting and fishing in spare time ... major is undeclared.

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