Annual GW Commencement on National Mall Punctuates Collegiate Experience
Graeter, Kaminski, Purkovic and Sullivan Receive Top Awards at Annual Senior Showcase
Murakami Goes 3-for-3 as Colonials Take 2-of-3 From Rams
Albright Goes 5-for-5 With Game-Winning Hit in Bottom of 10th Inning
Colonials Host Towson on Tuesday in the Jackie Robinson Game
2012: Led team and ranked fourth overall in Atlantic 10 with 2.76 ERA ... led team with five wins, 52 strikeouts and six saves in 58.2 innings of relief ... led all pitchers with 7.98 strikeouts per game while ranking second with 12.43 flyouts per game ... ranked second with 20 appearances and third with 58.2 innings pitched ... held opposing batters to .231 average ... has contributed to two shutouts ... inherited 22 base runners on season and allowed just 10 to score ... Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference selection ... earned win after striking out seven and allowing just one run in five innings of relief vs. Cornell (March 11) ... allowed just one hit with six strikeouts in 4.2 innings of scoreless relief at Georgetown (March 17) ... struck out a career-high seven batters (2x) at Duke (March 4) and vs. Cornell (March 11) ... earned win vs. Navy (April 25) after pitching three shutout innings of relief with three strikeouts ... retired 21 batters on a called third strike.
2011: Led team with 24 appearances including one start ... finished first among relief pitchers with 47.2 innings pitched ... totaled 22 strikeouts ... threw four innings allowing just three hits against No. 1 Virginia (3/29) ... earned first career victory after throwing five and one-third innings of scoreless relief against Xavier (5/15) ... named Colonial of the Week on May 15 after going 1-0 with 3.12 ERA in wins over Xavier (5/15) and Towson (5/10) ... provided two innings of shutout relief with two strikeouts against Towson (5/10).
2010: Appeared in 16 games as relief pitcher in debut season at GW ... pitched 20 innings with 15 strikeouts ... did not allow a run in 11 of his 16 appearances ... pitched two scoreless innings, striking out a career-high five batters against Fordham (5/15) ... did not allow an earned run in first four appearances (6.2 IP, two hits, two walks, three strikeouts).
High School: Played for Steven Pettus ... Helped high school team to
NYCHSAA Championship ... Member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Kenneth Stephen O'Brien ... Born in Yonkers, NY ... Son of Catherine and Richard O'Brien ... Has one older sister, Morgan ... Economics major ... Member of Pi Kappa Alpha Delta Alpha Chapter ... Interned in Major League Baseball's Advertising & Marketing Department in Summer 2012.