2004 - 2004 MLB Draft Selection (12th round/Houston Astros) ... Played 70 games and hit .279 (79-for-283) with 59 runs scored, 22 doubles, eight homers and 39 RBI.
2003 - Former middle infielder who saw some outfield duty before taking over the first base spot early in 2003 ... Batted .311 (73-235) with seven homers, 47 RBI, seven stolen bases ... First team All-Tournament at NCAA Atlanta regional ... Homered against Stanford in the College World Series ... Won Rookie of the Year Award as Carolina's best first year player ... Named SEC Player of the Week (5-5-03) after a week in which he drove in a career-high seven runs and had career-high five hits, including two HR and his first grand slam in 23-2 win at Wofford, both were also season highs by a USC player ... Had four hits, four RBI and a HR in 13-2 win at Ole Miss ... First career HR at Carolina came in 7-2 win vs. Arkansas to open 2003 SEC season ... Played last summer with the Asheboro Copperheads of the Coastal Plains League under Coach Willie Stewart ... Batted .330 with one homer, 27 RBI and was named CPL Player of the Week ... Enrolled at Carolina in the fall of 2002 after two seasons at Spartanburg Methodist Junior College under Coach Tim Wallace...Batted .326 as a freshman with five homers, 45 RBI, .417 as a sophomore, 11 homers, 57 RBI...Won the Newcomer of the Fall Award for his play during 2002 Carolina fall practice.
HIGH SCHOOL -- Played three seasons at Gilbert HS under Coach Ashley Burnett ... Last two seasons batted .500-6-29 and .513-9-36 ... Two years all-region, all-area and all-state ... Named AA Player of the Year and USA Today Honorable Mention All-America ... Also played basketball and ran cross country ... Also played American Legion baseball.
PERSONAL -- Born Bryan Michael James Triplett 4/16/82 in Greenville, SC...Nickname is Trip ... Parents are Jim and Jane Triplett ... Has seven older siblings, six brothers, one sister, Joe, Danny, John, Jon, Paul, Bob and Nancy ...Chose Carolina because "I moved to South Carolina in the eighth grade. I saw them play that year and I knew I wanted to play here. It kept growing with time"...Hobbies are ping pong, playing the guitar, hunting and fishing...Favorite foods are filet mignon and shrimp ...Favorite actress is Angelina Jolie...Favorite actor is Nicholas Cage.