Jeff Huson

Hometown:  Cottonwood, Arizona
Sport:  Baseball
Years:  1984-85

A two-time first-team all-Western Athletic Conference shortstop, Huson hit a team-leading .399 in 1985 as a senior.  Despite a serious thumb injury, he also led the team in hits (61), runs (55), rbi (35), doubles (16), stolen bases (14), and had a .927 fielding percentage with 123 assists. He struck out just five times in 153 at-bats. He was named team captain in 1985 and was named WAC Player of the Week in May 1985.  As a junior, he also led the team in batting average (.392), as well as hits (69), rbi (30), doubles (14), and stolen bases (16), with an .889 fielding percentage.  Huson had a career on-base percentage of .483 at Wyoming.  He represented Wyoming at the 1984 Olympic tryouts and was one of the final 66 players chosen.  After a long professional career with the Montreal Expos, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners, Anaheim Angels, and Chicago Cubs, Huson retired as a player and became a broadcaster for the Colorado Rockies. He graduated from UW with a degree in Finance.