2002 - SEC Player of the Year ... Earned All-America honors from the ABCA, Baseball America, Baseball Weekly, Collegiate Baseball and the NCBWA ... Earned first-team All-SEC honors ... 2002 NCAA Columbia Regional Most Outstanding Player ... Set single-season record for home runs at South Carolina with 29 as well as a single-season record 95 RBI ... Finished 2002 with a .377 batting average (106-for-281), a .472 on-base percentage and a .765 slugging percentage ... Also scored 81 runs and tallied 22 doubles.
2001 - Appeared in 21 games in 2001 season with eight starts ... Batted .148 (4-27) ... Two of his four hits were home runs ... Had six RBI.
JUNIOR COLLEGE -- Came to Carolina in fall of 2000 after two seasons at Cuesta Community College in California where he played for Coach Larry Lee ... Two-year batting average of .350 with 18 home runs, 70 RBI ... Coach Ray Tanner says he has a potent bat and is an offensive type player who should help out as a designated hitter or add depth to the infield ... Played last summer for the San Luis Obispo Blues in the California Costal League.
HIGH SCHOOL -- Played three years at Taft High School in Woodland Hills, CA under Coach Rich McKron where his career average was .425 with four home runs and 50 RBI
PERSONAL -- Born Yaron Peters 7/30/79 in Beverly Hills, CA ... Parents are Minna and Harry Peters ... Father attended University of Southern California ... Hobby is lifting weights ... Favorite food is protein powder ... Favorite actress is Madonna ... Favorite actor is Al Pacino ... Pronounces first name (Yah-RONE).