June 27, 2008
Curry, a native of Alexandria, MN, was named to the all-region first team as an outfielder. The senior boasted team highs in hitting (.396), home runs (7), RBI (65), stolen bases (45), slugging percentage (.584) and sacrifice flies (8). Curry, who was drafted in the 14th round of the MLB Draft by San Francisco Giants, swiped a Big Ten- record 26 bases during league play. Curry ranked in the top ten in seven different Big Ten statistical categories this season. He became Iowa’s single-season stolen base leader and ranked fifth in the nation in his final season as a Hawkeye. The two-time second team all-Big Ten performer, also tied the Iowa career sacrifice fly record of 15, which he established in only two seasons.
Toole, a shortstop from Council Bluffs, IA, was honored on the all-region second team. He hit .395, including a .390 clip in conference play. He was ranked in the top ten in nine statistical areas, including second in hits (87) and runs (61). The junior made his way into the school record book this season recording 25 consecutive games with a hit this season. The streak was the longest in the Big Ten and seventh-longest in the country this season. He also is second in Iowa single-season hits with 87, only four shy of the record.