|High School:||Arcadia HS|
|Previous College:||Santa Barbara CC|
UC Santa Barbara
In his junior season Connor made the second-most appearances on the team with 24, posting an even 4.00 ERA ... His 24 appearances ranked as the eighth-most in the Big West ... The lefty was 1-1 on the season, collecting 18 innings pitched while surrendering only eight earned runs and striking out 21 ... In the span of March 26 through May 1, he pitched in eight games (8.1 IP) without allowing an earned run ... Against Cal State Northridge on May 7 he went 2.2 innings without allowing a run while striking out a season high four batters ... On April 13 vs. Pepperdine he struck out three batters in 1.2 innings pitched ... On March 7 at No. 24 Stanford, went 1.2 innings with two strikeouts and no runs in a 15-11 victory ... Picked up his first career victory on April 27 vs. USC by pitching two scoreless frames, allowing just one hit.
Santa Barbara City College
Played two seasons for Teddy Warrecker at Santa Barbara City College ... Posted a 3-1 mark with a 3.60 ERA in his sophomore season ... Named to Western State Conference's Honorable Mention team ... Named a WSC Scholar Athlete in 2008 ... Helped team to a 2008 postseason appearance.
Earned two letters at Phoenix's Arcadia High ... Played for coach Ken Rudolph ... Named East Sky Region First Team All-Conference ... In 2006 was named Arcadia High's Pitcher of the Year ... Was part of a team that was Arizona's 4A State Baseball runner-up ... Helped lead Arcadia High to its first-ever state championship appearance ... Also competed in football ... Graduated with a 4.2 GPA, in the top 10 percent of his class.
Connor Phillip Whalen was born on April 19, 1988 in Phoenix to proud parents Rick and Nancy ... Has two brothers -- Dan, 24, and a twin brother, Andy ... Majoring in business economics at UCSB with a minor in sport management ... Plans to be an entrepreneur one day ... Roots on the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona Cardinals ... Favorite athletes are Steve Nash, Larry Fitzgerald and Cole Hamels ... Leading Arcadia High to its first state championship appearance in school history ranks as his most memorable athletic achievement ... Enjoys surfing, art and computer design ... Favorite movies include "The Kingdom," "Step Brothers," Bull Durham," "Anchorman" and "Life is Beautiful" ... Favorite books are "Moneyball," "Three Nights in August" and "Outliers" ... Enjoys watching "Entourage," "Californication," "Summer Heights" and "Tosh.0" ... Played in the Hawai'i Collegiate Baseball League in the summer of 2007 and was named to the league's All-Star team ... Played in the West Coast League for the Kitsap Bluejackets in the summers of 2008 and 2009 ... Best advice given to him came from his father: "Study hard and play hard."
YearW-LG-GSCGIPHRERBBSOHBSVERA 20101-124-0018241081521704.00 Totals1-124-0018241081521704.00 <table> <tbody><tr> <td> Career-Highs</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Innings Pitched</td><td>2.2</td><td>Cal State Northridge</td><td>5/7/10</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Strikeouts</td><td>4</td><td>Cal State Northridge</td><td>5/7/10</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Walks</td><td>2</td><td>twice</td><td>twice</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Hits</td><td>2</td><td>seven times</td><td>seven times</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Runs</td><td>2</td><td>twice</td><td>twice</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Earned Runs</td><td>2</td><td>twice</td><td>twice</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Hit Batters</td><td>2</td><td>three times</td><td>three times</td> </tr> </tbody></table>