Honors & Awards
2011 Capital One Academic All-American: May 24, 2011
2011 Great West All-Conference Second Team: May 23, 2011
2011 College Baseball Insider West POW: May 11, 2011
2011 Great West Player of the Week: May 11, 2011
2011 Capital One Academic All-District: May 6, 2011
2011: Switched from pitcher to infielder after undergoing major back surgery... Named to the Capital One Academic All-American Second Team as well as the Great West All-Conference Second Team... Became the first baseball Academic All-American since 1997... Played in 48 games, starting in 46, nine at first base and 37 as the designated hitter... Hit .374 for the year with a .581 slugging percentage... Was second on the team with four home runs and tied for second with 17 doubles... Added four triples, which was also second on the club... Had a team-high five sacrifice flies and was 1-for-3 in stolen base attempts... Scored 27 runs on 67 hits and had 43 RBI.
2010: Made 10 appearances on the mound for the Bears as a sophomore ... Threw 13.1 innings and struck out 11 batters ... Finished with a 10.80 ERA ... Did not allow a homerun the entire season ... His first appearance as a Bear came in a March 5th game against Creighton.
Prep: Was a two-time all-conference, all-area, all-region and all-state selection for the Niwot Cougars... Earned four letters in football, three in baseball and one in basketball, earning three honorable mention all-conference selections in football... Hit .349 as a sophomore, .459 as a junior and .430 as a senior... A member of the National Honor Society, he was named to the principal's honor roll all four years... Helped baseball to a fifth-place finish at state as a senior and third-place as a junior, as well as two football league championship titles.
Personal: Is the youngest of two children of Paul and Karen Packard with an older sister Annie... Born July 16, 1990 in Boulder.