Position
Outfield
Height
5'10
Weight
170 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Sieper, La.
B/T
L
High School
Oak Hill HS

(updated 12/11/03)
2003 NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player
2002 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American
2002 Baseball America Freshman All-American
2002 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
2002 Louisiana Sportswriters Association Freshman of the Year

The Tigers’ center fielder in 2003 after starting 43 games in 2002 as an infielder (35 at second base, seven at shortstop, one at DH) . . . made a huge impact as a true freshman in 2002, as he was named a Freshman All-American by two publications and the LSWA Louisiana Freshman of the Year . . . named the 2003 MVP of the Cape Cod Baseball League, the wooden-bat summer league for collegiate players . . . as a member of the Brewster Whitecaps, batted a league-high .388 (52-for-134) in the CCBL with six doubles, one triple, one homer, 19 RBI, 25 runs and 13 steals . . . voted to the 2003 Baseball America Summer all-America team after his outstanding CCBL performance . . . hit .333 (25-for-75) in LSU’s 2003 fall intra-squad games with 10 doubles and one homer.

2003 Season
Started 49 games in center field, batting .299 (67-for-224) on the year with 11 doubles, two triples, five homers, 36 RBI and 51 runs . . . the team leader in stolen bases with 16 in 18 attempts; finished No. 6 in the SEC in steals . . . did not commit an error in 106 outfield chances . . . the Tigers’ second-leading hitter in the NCAA Tournament, batting .412 (14-for-34) in eight games with one double, one triple, two homers, 10 RBI and 10 runs . . . 3-for-8 in the College World Series with one run scored . . . 2-for-12 in the NCAA Super Regional versus Baylor with two RBI and three runs . . . named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional, hitting .643 (9-for-14) with one double, one triple, two homers, eight RBI and six runs . . . launched two homers and went 4-for-5 with three runs and five RBI in regional opener versus Northeastern (May 30) . . . 3-for-4 with one triple, three RBI and two runs in regional win over Tulane (May 31) . . . 2-for-8 in the SEC Tournament with one double and two runs . . . 10-game hitting streak from March 16-April 6, batting .302 during that span . . . 4-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI versus Loyola-New Orleans (May 6).

2002 Season
Appeared in 55 games (43 starts), finishing the season as the team’s second-leading hitter with a .349 (67-for-192) average, five doubles, six triples, three homers, 45 runs and 23 RBI . . . batted .347 (17-for-49) with runners in scoring position . . . hitless in five at-bats with three walks in the NCAA Super Regional at Rice . . . named to the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional all-tournament team after hitting a team-high .500 (11-for-22) with two triples, six runs and one RBI . . . LSU’s leading hitter for the entire NCAA Tournament, as he batted .407 (11-for-27) in seven games with two triples, six runs and one RBI . . . 3-for-16 in the SEC Tournament with one double, three runs and one RBI . . . LSU’s second-leading hitter in SEC regular-season games, batting .381 (32-for-84) with three doubles, four triples, two homers, 22 runs and 12 RBI . . . hit .289 (28-for-97) in the first half of the season and a team-best .411 (39-for-95) in the second half . . . enjoyed a 16-game hitting streak to end the regular-season, batting .459 (23-for-61) during the streak . . . 4-for-6 with three runs in NCAA Regional championship game win over Louisiana-Lafayette (June 2) . . . 4-for-5 and scored game- winning run in Regional opener versus Southern (May 31) . . . 4-for-6 with three runs scored versus Arkansas (April 28) . . . three-run homer at UL-Monroe (April 23); pinch-hit homer at South Carolina (April 21); first career homer at Auburn (April 7).

High School
Earned six letters in baseball (shortstop/second base), three letters in basketball (point guard) and three letters in track and field (100 and 200m/long jump and triple jump) at Oak Hill High, located in Hineston, La. . . . a Collegiate Baseball/TPX all-America selection in 2000 and 2001 . . . a five-time baseball all-state selection who hit .540 (34- for-63) as a senior with nine homers, 29 RBI, 35 steals and 41 runs . . . for his career, he hit .504 (210-for-417) with 163 RBI, 234 runs and 145 stolen bases . . . helped lead his team to the 2000 Class B state title . . . 2001 Class B state champion in the 100 and 200-meter dashes; also captured the 1999 state title in the triple jump . . . earned 2000 all-district and all-Central Louisiana recognition in basketball; also a 1999 all-state selection in hoops . . . an honor roll student who received numerous scholastic awards, including the U.S. Army Reserve Scholar/Athlete Award and the President’s Education Award for Academic Excellence.

Personal
Full name is John Curtis Holt . . . parents are John and Janet Holt . . . has one older brother, Nathan . . . credits his parents with having the greatest influence on his athletic career . . . hobbies include hunting and fishing . . . majoring in management at LSU . . . born December 8, 1982.

Holt’s LSU Career Statistics
Year G-GS AB R H Avg. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-SBA
2002 55-43 192 45 67 .349 5 6 3 23 20 40 10-11
2003 59-49 224 51 67 .299 11 2 5 36 16 54 16-18
Total 114-92 416 96 134 .322 16 8 8 59 36 94 26-29

Holt’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 (several occasions)
Hits: 4 (four occasions)
Runs Scored: 3 (several occasions)
Doubles: 2 vs. Loyola-New Orleans (5/6/03)
Triples: 1 (several occasions)
Home Runs: 2 vs. Northeastern (5/30/03)
RBI: 5 vs. Northeastern (5/30/03)
Stolen Bases: 3 vs. Northwestern State (2/8/03)

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