Gophers Add Michael Kvasnicka to Pro-Alumni Roster

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Former Gophers Michael Kvasnicka will also be attending the Pro-Alumni game and will play for the alumni team on Feb. 4 at the H.H.H. Metrodome. The game is slated to start at 3 p.m. Kvasnicka brings the total to 27 Gopher alums participating in the event.

Kvasnicka was drafted by the Houston Astros with the 33rd overall pick of the Major League Baseball Draft on June 7, 2010. Kvasnicka was the highest drafted Golden Gopher player since Glen Perkins was selected with the 22nd overall pick by the Minnesota Twins in 2004 in the first round. As a junior, Kvasnicka batted .355 with eight home runs, 50 RBI, 51 runs, a .459 on-base percentage and 46 walks on the season.Kvasnicka, was named a Second-Team All-Big Ten outfielder in 2010 and in a Third-Team All-Big Ten selection in 2009. In his sophomore year, Kvasnicka batted a .341 and had a team-high 18 doubles, 85 hits, 10 home runs and 65 RBI.

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