Coach Corbin Quote: Parker is the epitome of what a grinder is. He's hardnosed, tough, inspirational, and gets the most out of his ability. Because of his athleticism, he gives us many chances to play him.
2007: Hit .265 with three homers and 14 RBI in 26 games, including 16 starts ... Went 2-for-4 with a homer against Michigan (6/2) in the NCAA tourney ... Was 5-for-11 with five RBI and five runs scored in three starts in the SEC tournament ... Hit three-run homer against Ole Miss (5/26) ... Was 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored against Tennessee (5/25) ... Came off the bench in all three games against Florida and was 3-for-4 (.750) with a double and two RBI ... Hit first homer of the season against Tennessee Tech (4/25) ... Suffered a broken foot against Xavier on March 3, sidelining him for 27 games ... Returned to the lineup in a starting role against Tennessee (4/20) ... Was 1-for-1 with a run scored against Austin Peay (2/27) ... Had two hits, including a double and RBI against Ball State (2/24) ... Had a double and RBI against Lipscomb (2/21).
2006: Finished with a .274 batting average and had three homers, six doubles and 22 RBI in 41 games ... Started in 31 of the contests, 30 in rightfield and one in left. Had seven multi-hit and five multi-RBI games ... Hit .245 with two doubles and seven RBI in 17 SEC games (13 starts) ... Was 2-for-3 with a RBI against Florida (4/2), his last multi-hit game in conference play ... Went 3-for-3 with a double and four RBI against Auburn (3/25) ... Other three hit game came against Brown (3/10) ... Three homers came against Brown (3/11) and Ball State (3/4 & 3/3) ... Recorded two-hit games against Ball State (3/5 and 3/2), Kansas (2/26) and Pittsburgh (2/24) ... Played a limited schedule with the Winchester Royals of the Valley League over the summer. Was 3-for-27 with two RBI in nine games.
2005 (at UCLA): Was 3-for-15 with a double in nine games.
High School: A Three-year letterwinner in baseball, as a catcher, and football, as a linebacker, for Head Coaches Eric Borba and Bob Ladoceur, respectively at De La Salle High School... Named all-state in baseball as a junior and was a first-team all-state pick as a senior... As a junior hit .475 with seven home runs and 34 RBI, then as a senior hit .310 with seven home runs and 37 RBI... Played in the Area Code Games and was named to the Team One Top-10 West team... Led team to league championships as a senior... Member of back-to-back-to-back football national championship teams from 2001-2003... Second-team all-state linebacker as a junior and senior... Named Contra Costa Times Defensive Player of the Year in 2004... Was school's Athlete of the Year as a senior.
Personal: Parker Scott Hanks... A human and organizational development major ... Born 2/1/86 in Aurora, Colorado... Parents are Scott and Cheryl Hanks... Has three older brothers, Casey, Brady, Andy, and a younger sister, McCall... Andy played for USA Rugby National Team in 2005 and helped lead Cal to national championships in 2003 and 2005 ... Transferred to Vanderbilt because of the baseball tradition and the opportunity to compete ... Favorites include the movies Green Street Hooligans and 300 and Superbad, Brian Urlacher, Vernon Wells, musical group Bloc Party and Entourage.