LSU Gold
Visalia, Calif.
High School
Redwood HS

2003 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year
2003 Baseball America First-Team All-American
2003 Collegiate Baseball Second-Team All-American
2003 USA Today Second-Team All-American
2003 ABCA Second-Team All-American
2003 ABCA First-Team All-South Region
2003 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional All-Tournament Team
2003 SEC All-Tournament Team
SEC Player of the Week (April 14, 2003)
2002 United States National Team Member
2001 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American

Extremely gifted player who signed with the Toronto Blue Jays after being selected in the first round (13th pick overall) of the 2003 draft … played as the Tigers’ starting shortstop in 2003 and 2002 and was a part-time starter in the outfield in 2001 … helped lead the U.S. National Team to the silver medal at the 2002 World University Baseball Championship in Messina, Italy … batted .400 (10-for-25) in seven games at the tournament with four doubles, three homers, eight runs and 10 RBI … finished the entire 30-game summer schedule in second place on the Team USA squad in RBI (24), runs (23), doubles (10) and homers (3); the U.S. team posted a 23-7 overall mark … the seventh-round selection of the Anaheim Angels in the 2000 major-league draft.

Culminated his LSU career with a brilliant campaign, earning SEC Player of the Year honors while batting a team-high .358 (95-for-265) with 27 doubles, four triples, nine homers, 68 runs and 67 RBI … the only player to start in all of LSU’s 68 games (60 at shortstop, eight at third base) … finished No. 1 in the SEC in doubles, runs scored, walks (47) and on-base percentage (.466) … hit .398 (49-for-123) in SEC regular-season games with 16 doubles, five homers and 30 RBI … struck out just 21 times in 321 plate appearances … led the Tigers with a .400 (36-for-90) average with runners in scoring position … completed his career with 50 doubles, No. 7 on the all-time LSU list; his 27 doubles in 2003 marked the second-highest single-season total in school history … recorded one hit in eight trips to the plate in the College World Series … 5-for-15 in NCAA Super Regional versus Baylor with one homer, five RBI and four runs scored … 4-for-13 in NCAA Baton Rouge Regional with two doubles, six RBI and three runs in the Tigers’ three games … his NCAA Tournament totals were a .278 (10-for-36) average with two doubles, one homer, 11 RBI and eight runs scored in eight games … hit .429 (6-for-14) in the SEC Tournament with one double, five RBI and five runs … named SEC Player of the Week (April 14) after batting .538 (7-for-13) in series versus Ole Miss, collecting three hits in each of the final two games … became first LSU player in six years to hit for the cycle when he went 5-for-5 versus South Carolina (April 5).

Appeared in 56 games (54 starts) at shortstop, batting .329 (73-for-222) with 18 doubles, two triples, nine homers, 46 runs and 47 RBI … batted .369 (24-for-65) with runners in scoring position … hitless in eight at-bats in the NCAA Super Regional at Rice … batted .278 (5-for-18) in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional with two homers, three runs and three RBI … 3-for-16 in the SEC Tournament with two doubles, one run and three RBI … hit a spectacular .373 (44-for-118) in SEC regular-season games with 10 doubles, two triples, five homers, 27 runs and 21 RBI … named Louisiana Sportswriters Association Player of the Week April 10-14, as he batted .450 (9-for-20) in four games versus Tulane and Georgia with two homers and six RBI … also named LSWA Player of the Week March 26-30 after hitting .692 (9-for-13) with eight RBI in three games against Southeastern Louisiana and Mississippi State … 4-for-5 with a homer and four RBI in win over Mississippi State (March 30) … 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and a two-run single versus Tulane (April 10) in the Louisiana Superdome.

Appeared in 46 games (34 starts) as a left fielder/DH, batting .299 (40-for-134) with five doubles, one triple, five homers and 36 RBI … hit .348 (16-for-46) with runners in scoring position … batted .262 (16-for-61) in SEC regular-season games with one double, four homers and 19 RBI … played in a reserve role during the post-season, going 0-for-3 at the plate in four games … launched first-inning grand slam which sparked LSU to win at South Carolina (April 7) … 4-for-5 with a double and four RBI at Arizona State (March 2) … 3-for-6 with a homer, two RBI and three runs vs. Florida (March 16) … outstanding collegiate debut in three-game series vs. Kansas State (Feb. 10-11), as he was 6-for-13 at the plate with one double, two RBI and four runs.

Enjoyed a brilliant four-year career at Redwood High in Visalia, batting .521 (164-for-315) with 36 doubles, 13 triples, 15 homers, 99 RBI, 125 runs and 77 stolen bases … as a senior, he hit .565 with 16 doubles, seven triples, nine homers, 24 RBI and 21 steals … named the West Yosemite MVP in 2000 and Co-MVP in 1999 … an all-Region 8 selection and the Fresno Bee Area Player of the Year … also lettered three years in football (wide receiver, punt returner) and three years in soccer (forward).

Full name is Aaron Walter Hill … father is Walter Hill … interests include playing the guitar … chose to attend LSU because of its “academic and athletic reputation, and for the experience of a lifetime” … credits his father with having the greatest influence upon his athletic career … born March 21, 1982.

Hill’s LSU Career Statistics 

2001 46-34 134 27 40 .299 5 1 5 36 15 17 6-7
2002 56-54 222 46 73 .329 18 2 9 47 20 20 10-11
2003 68-68 265 68 95 .358 27 4 9 67 47 21 9-11
Total 170-156 621 141 208 .335 50 7 23 150 82 58 25-29

Hill’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 (seven occasions)
Hits: 5 vs. South Carolina (4/5/03)
Runs Scored: 4 (twice)
Doubles: 3 vs. Florida (3/14/03)
Triples: 1 (several occasions)
Home Runs: 1 (several occasions)
RBI: 4 (several occasions)
Stolen Bases: 2 (three occasions)

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