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UWF Athletics Hall of Fame Profile: Bryan Lee

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will induct its Hall of Fame class of 2010-11 on Friday, Feb. 18, and leading up to that day each of the five inductees will be highlighted at www.GoArgos.com.  The final inductee of the UWF Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2010-11 is former baseball player Bryan Lee.

West Florida is known as one of the top pitching programs in all of NCAA Division II baseball, and much of that reputation started with the arrival of right-hander Lee in 2002. He was a key starter for the Argonauts through his senior season in 2005, earning three All-Gulf South Conference selections, including two to the first team.

He started his career with a brilliant freshman season, as he was the GSC Freshman of the Year and he earned a spot on the All-South Central Region second team. As a freshman, Lee posted a 9-1 record with a 2.64 ERA, and he walked just 13 batters in 92 innings pitched. A highlight of the season was a 10-inning, complete game win against Lincoln Memorial, one of four complete games he finished in his first year.

In his four seasons, Lee posted a record of 31-12 with a 2.89 ERA, striking out 253 batters in 364.1 innings pitched. He holds the school record for career wins, and he also ranks second in games started (52), innings pitched and strikeouts. In the summer of 2010, he was honored by the GSC as a unanimous pick on the GSC All-Decade Team.

Lee boasted excellent control, walking just 1.43 batters per nine innings, ranking him second in school history in that category. He also holds four of the top 10 seasons in walks per nine innings for UWF pitchers. Along with his control, Lee was also not afraid of pitching on the inside part of the plate, leading to 71 hit batters in four seasons, the most for any Argonaut pitcher.

Lee now works as an art director at Crispin, Porter and Bogusky, an ad agency in Boulder, Colo. Bryan is married to Carolyn, and they have two dogs named Walker and Parker.

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The hall of fame festivities, presented by Pen Air Federal Credit Union, began on Friday, Feb. 18 with a fundraiser golf tournament at Scenic Hills Country Club.  On Friday night the induction ceremonies will begin with a social hour at Scenic Hills at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m.  The following day, the inductees will be introduced at the UWF men’s basketball game against Lambuth.

For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.

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