Coach Corbin Quote: Although Adam has not played much in the past, he's had a large role as an unselfish teammate. He cares about the program. He hit a big home run for us last year and may do some key things for us again this year.
2007: Played in 13 games as a reserve ... Hit a three-run homer in lone at-bat against Illinois-Chicago (3/11).
2006: Played in 13 games, including four starts and finished with a .150 average and an RBI ... Was 1-for-1 with an RBI against Butler (3/15) ... Went 1-for-3 against the Panthers and Jayhawks ... Teamed with photographer Neil Brake to win the Media Day Homerun Derby in the fall for the second straight year ... Hit .227 with a homer and eight RBI in 20 games (17 starts) for Winchester of the Valley League over the summer.
2005: Played in four games and had three at-bats ... Teamed with then FOX 17's Jesse Blanco to win the Media Day Homerun/Hitting Derby after hitting four home runs ... He hit .331 with four homers and 26 RBIs in 37 games for the Saratoga Phillies of the New York Baseball League in the summer ... Also named a league all-star.
High School: Helped lead Athens Academy to a Class A State runner-up finish and 28-9 record with a .500 batting average in the state playoff games...Owned a .439 batting average, five home runs and 22 RBI... Member of the Athens Banner-Herald All-Northeast Georgia team and AAU 18U national championship team (Savannah)...Coached by Casey Kane.
Personal: Shanler Adam Cronk... Majoring in human & organizational development ... Born 2/16/86...Son of Shanler and Susan Cronk...Brothers Justin and Taylor; Sisters Whitney and Hadley...Favorites include: The movie Braveheart, Lost, Bon Jovi, Bo Jackson, Brad Pitt and David Ortiz ... Nickname is "Donkey" ... Craziest ambition is to go sky diving...Lists Jackie Robinson as the greatest baseball player of all time ... Chose Vanderbilt because of its great academics and baseball program.