Michael Beaven, Student Assistant Baseball Coach
Michael Beaven makes the transition from player to coach in 2009 after finishing his collegiate playing career last season. He will assist with the development of the USI outfielders.
Beaven goes down in USI baseball history as one of the best defensive centerfielders to ever play the position. He committed just four errors in 120 games and 271 chances (.985 fielding percentage).
The native of Indianapolis, Indiana, developed as a hitter during his final season, batting a career-best .274 with 30 runs scored, 18 RBIs, 10 stolen bases, and three triples. He batted .249 during his first season at USI with 47 runs scored, four triples, and 11 stolen bases as a junior.
In his two seasons, Beaven helped lead the Eagles to 76 victories, to the 2007 North Central Region title, an appearance in the Division II Baseball Championship Series, and to the 2008 GLVC West Division crown.
Beaven, who is majoring in marketing, also did the job in the classroom, earning Academic All-GLVC honors each season