Ernie De La Trinidad
UNLV Athletics has had a minimum of 43 representatives boast a 3.5 or better cumulative GPA for 10 straight years.
Women's swimming & diving and baseball boast double-digit representatives.
Payton Squier and Justin Jones selected by the Oakland Athletics, Ernie De La Trinidad chosen by the Arizona Diamondbacks on day three.
UNLV Baseball's Bryson Stott tabbed Mountain West Co-Freshman of the Year; two others named to All-Conference Second Team.
UNLV Baseball’s Justin Jones goes 4-for-4 with four RBI, while three others score three runs apiece in 12-4, come-from-behind win Friday.
2016 -- Central Arizona College: Selected a NJCCA Division II All-American ... Named to the All-Arizona Community College Athletic Conference's First Team and earned all-region first team honors ... Helped the Vaqueros a 45-14 overall record and a first-place finish in ACCAC play behind a 26-10 league mark ... Played in 47 contests and batted .399 with 59 hits, 22 of which went for extra bases (11 doubles, six home runs and five triples) ... Knocked in 49 RBI and scored 40 runs ... Had a .662 slugging percentage and a .497 on-base percentage ... Had 20 multiple-hit games, which included a season-high four against Mesa CC (March 26) ... Had 14 multiple-RBI games, which included a season-high seven against Eastern Arizona College (March 5) ... Also had three four-RBI and three three-RBI games ... Owned three hitting streaks of at least five games ... The first streak began against GateWay CC (March 22), lasted six games, and produced a .560 batting average, 14 hits, six multiple-hit games, 12 RBI and seven runs ... The second streak began against Phoenix College (G2/April 2), lasted six games, and produced a .737 batting average, 14 hits, five multiple-hit games, 12 RBI and 10 runs ... The third streak began against Arizona Western College (G1/April 16), lasted five games, and produced a .421 batting average, eight hits, five RBI and four runs ... Walked 24 times ... Stole 12 bases in 15 attempts ... Earned Dean's List honors and was tabbed a NJCCA Academic All-American.
High School: A 2014 graduate of Mountain Pointe HS in Phoenix, Ariz. ... Lettered four years in baseball and once in football ... Helped the Pride to a stat title in both baseball (2011) and football (2013) ... Earned Louisville Slugger All-American honors ... Selected to the all-district and all-state first teams ... Chosen to play in senior all-star game ... In football, helped lead the Pride to a perfect 14-0 record in 2013.
Personal: Ernie De La Trinidad was born on Jan. 3, 1996, in Phoenix, Ariz. ... The son of Ernie and Dorraine De La Trinidad ... Has one sister, Serina ... Majoring in sociology.