AWARDS & ACCOLADES
•SoCon Academic Honor Roll (2014-15)
•SoCon Academic Honor Roll (2015-16)
•SoCon Player of the Week (March 13, 2017)
•SoCon Academic Honor Roll (2016-17)
•SoCon Preseason First Team (2018)
•SoCon First Team All-Conference (Media, 2018)
•SoCon First Team All-Conference (Coaches, 2018)
•SoCon Academic Honor Roll (2017-18)
•SoCon Preseason First Team (2019)
•SoCon Player of the Week (May 14, 2019)
REDSHIRT SENIOR (2019): One of four Spartans, along with Caleb Webster, Josh Madole and Jacquez Koonce, to start all 54 games … among the top five in eight statistical categories for UNCG, including sacrifice bunts (1st-10), hits (2nd-61), total bases (2nd-81), walks (2nd-25), stolen bases (2nd-12), runs scored (3rd-34), doubles (3rd-12), RBI (t-3rd-28), sacrifice flies (t-3rd-3) … was 35th in the NCAA in sacrifice bunts (10) and 43rd in sacrifice bunts per game (0.19) … closed the season with 16 multi-hit games and had six multi-RBI games along the way … had his first of seven three-hit outings of the season in the season-opener against Quinnipiac (Feb. 15) where he finished 3-for-6 with an RBI, two runs with a double and a home run … capped off a win at High Point (Feb. 19) by going 2-for-4 from the plate … capped off the opening game of series at Virginia Tech (Feb. 24) by finishing 3-for-5 with a triple and a run scored … followed that with a 2-for-5 outing at Virginia Tech (Feb. 25) … ended a four-game series against Princeton (March 10) by going 2-for-3 from the plate with a run scored … opened the Southern Conference slate by finishing 3-for-5 with two RBI and a stolen bases at Mercer (March 22) … closed out a solid performance against North Carolina (April 9) by going 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs along with a double … ended the first game with George Mason (April 13) by finishing 2-for-4 with two runs … opened a three-game series at Samford (April 18) by finishing 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored … wrapped up the second game of a doubleheader with The Citadel (April 27) by going 2-for-5 with two runs scored … had a string of multi-hit outings against VMI (May 10-12), beginning with a 3-for-5 outing that resulted in an RBI, run and a double on May 10 … finished 2-for-5 against the Keydets (May 11) with an RBI and a run scored … wrapped up the series against VMI (May 12) by going 2-for-4 with three RBI, two runs, double, home run and a stolen base … earned SoCon Player of the Week honors after his three-game stretch against VMI, marking the second time in his career he has drawn POTW honors … had a pair of multi-hit outings in the final regular season series of the season versus Wofford (May 16-18) … first multi-hit game against the Terriers came when he finished 2-for-4 from the plate with a pair of runs … closed out the regular season by going 3-for-4 finishing with a run, RBI and a double … had one hit in each of the three games of the SoCon Baseball Championships against ETSU (May 22), VMI (May 23) and Mercer (24).
REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2018): First Team All-Southern Conference at second base in both the media and coaches poll … Preseason All-SoCon honors … Hit for a .357 average in 53 games … Started each game at second base … Tallied 81 hits with 19 going for extra bases … Hit two home runs, two triples and 15 doubles during the year … Drew a team-high 30 walks … Recorded a .438 on-base percentage and stole nine bases … Scored a team-high 57 runs … Tallied 20 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games ... Drove in 32 RBI on the season … Hit as the lead off hitter in every start … Tied for second all-time with a 21-game hit streak … Reached base in 25 consecutive games … Recorded a season-high four hits three times, against Tennessee (Feb. 24) and twice against Marist (Mar. 2 and 3) … Drove in three runs in games against Lipscomb (Mar. 17) and VMI (Mar. 23) … Led off the game against High Point with a solo home run (Mar. 27) … Scored multiple runs in 17 games … Season-high three runs scored in games against Marist (Mar. 2), Lafayette (Mar. 10), Lipscomb (Mar. 17), ETSU (Apr. 14), The Citadel (May 13) and against Wofford in the SoCon Tournament (May 25) … Hit two doubles in games against Tennessee (Feb. 24), Western Carolina (Apr. 7) and The Citadel (May 13) … Went 3-for-4 with an RBI, three runs scored, a double and hit his second home run of the season in the SoCon Tournament against Wofford (May 25) … Ended the year on a 14-game hitting streak … Went 3-for-3 with two RBI, three runs scored and drove in two with a double in the nightcap of a doubleheader against ETSU (Apr. 14) … Season-high seven assists against Samford (Apr. 21).
REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2017): Started 58 games at second base… SoCon Player of the Week (Mar. 13)… Hit for a .319 average with 35 RBI and 41 runs scored… Stole six bases and went for extra bases 14 times... Hit three home runs and nine doubles earning a .415 slugging percentage… Helped turn 27 doubles plays and was part of UNCG's second-ever triple play against VMI (May 7)… Recorded 23 multi-hit games and drove in multiple runs in seven games… Season-long hitting streak of 13 games and reached base in 22 consecutive contests… Hit home runs against Lafayette (Mar. 16), North Carolina A&T (Mar. 22) and UNC Asheville (Mar. 28)… Season high four hits against Furman (Apr. 8) and Ohio State (Apr. 21)… Drove in four runs in a 3-for-6 performance against Lafayette (Mar. 16)… Tallied a bunt single and a grand slam in the same inning against Lafayette (Mar. 16)… Tallied at least one hit in every game against Mercer (Apr. 28-30)… Drove in three runs in a loss to VMI (May 6).
SOPHOMORE (2016): Redshirted
FRESHMAN (2015): Appeared in 19 games and made 10 starts on the infield … Batted .281 with nine hits, five runs scored and four RBI … Started 10-straight games over a stretch from March 13-May 8 … Notched a season-high two hits in four contests … Went 2-for-5 with two RBI against Columbia (March 15) … In his first collegiate start at UNCW (March 13), tallied two hits, two runs scored and a RBI in the 10-4 victory.
PREP: A four-year starter and letterwinner for the Pinecrest High School varsity squad … Started as a freshman for a Pinecrest team ranked second in the state and 50th nationally … Earned 2013 underclass honorable mention All-America status and 2014 Atlantic Region honorable mention recognition by Perfect Game … Hit .375 with an on base percentage of .483 as a senior, leading Pinecrest to a 20-6 record and No. 16 ranking in the state of the North Carolina … Batted .415 as a junior with an on base percentage of .550 … Named to the all-conference squad in 2013 … Selected to represent North Carolina in the South Atlantic Border Battle in 2012 and 2013 … Has hit over .400 in each of his three seasons playing for Evoshield Canes – South … Received all-tournament accolades at the Perfect Game Wooden Bat World Series in East Cobb, Ga. – finishing in the top 10 out of 268 teams in batting with a .667 average
PERSONAL: Austin Dean Embler … Born Sept. 21, 1995 … Majoring in business administration … Son of Tricia and Barry Embler.