AT NOTRE DAME: One-year monogram winner enters his senior season with a .111 (1-for-9) career batting average ... has added two walks in 11 games (one start) ... can play both first base and each corner outfield position ... has a driven approach to the game ... has made great strides since entering program ... appears fully recovered from elbow surgery that sidelined him for the entire 2009 season ... heavily recruited to Boston College by new Irish coaching staff ... staff sees the potential that could develop him into everyday player ... just needs to put it all together ... could really help the Irish offensively ... comes to the park ready to play everyday ... carried a 3.44 cumulative grade-point average into the `11 spring semester ... named to Dean's List with a 3.800 GPA following the '10 fall semester.
JUNIOR SEASON (2010): Saw action in three games off the bench ... went hitless in four plate appearances ... drew a walk and struck out in three official at-bats.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009): Missed the entire season after undergoing elbow surgery ... saw action in all three games and started two for the victorious Blue in the 2008 Blue-Gold World Series ... went hitless in six at-bats ... spent the summer of 2008 with the Hays Larks of the Jayhawk League.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2008): Saw action in eight games for the Irish in the spring ... hit .167 (1-for-6) with a single and a walk on the year ... made career- debut in the season opener against Liberty (Feb. 22) ... picked up first career start against Albany on Feb. 24 ... went 0-for-2 with a couple strikeouts ... recorded first career hit in the victory over Chicago State ... batted .375 (3-for-8) in the 2007 Blue-Gold World Series ... drew a pair of walks, scored a run and drove in a run.
PREP & PERSONAL: Standout two-sport athlete at Brebeuf Jesuit High School ... four-year starting first baseman at Brebeuf Jesuit H.S., also serving as one of school's top basketball players ... two-time team MVP who set school records for career batting average (.457), home runs (28), RBI (119), hits (143), walks (80), runs (130) and total bases (270; .863 slugging percentage), in 110 games played ... made only two errors in his four-year career at BJHS (.988 fielding percentage) ... helped team go 18-9 and reach sectional finals as senior captain, after setting school record for season batting average (.521) and tying another team record with 10 home runs (also had 33 RBI, 42 runs scored, 28 walks, 5 doubles, 2 triples, 1.070 slugging percentage in 27 games) ... was rated by Perfect Game as #19 overall pro prospect in Indiana for 2007 (8th among high school players) while Baseball America listed him as Indiana's #17 prospect (#8 among preps) ... his senior-year baseball honors included first team all-state and academic all-state (one of two who received both honors) ... played in 2007 North-South All-Star Series, City-County All-Star Game and Mr. Baseball All-Star Classic ... named Marion County player of the year (led county in batting and home runs) and received team's Chief's Award (in recognition of leadership, attitude and athletic ability) ... selected BJHS outstanding male senior athlete for 2006-07, after also completing three seasons as starting center in basketball ... only sophomore named first team all-county in 2005 ... helped 2005 team win sectional/regional titles (top-8 team in Class 3A) ... three-year starter in basketball (honorable mention all-county each year) but elected not to play as a senior ... averaged 13 points per game as a junior (2005-06) ... invited to IHSBCA's "Top-100 Underclassmen Showcase" (basketball) as a freshman and sophomore ... received 2006-07 U.S. Army Reserve Scholar-Athlete Award ... high-honors student and member of National Honor Society ... nominated for Bart McCormick and Ellen Foster scholarships ... co-chaired "Braves for the Brave" (assembled care packages to lift morale of injured soldiers in Iraq) ... invited participant in Stay in Bounds (sponsored by NCAA Hall of Champions to promote sportsmanship) and Ambassadors Cross-Age Mentoring (provided mentoring and role models for elementary students) ... his father, Wayne "Skip" Adams, played baseball at Wabash (1968-71); his mother, Linda, was a cheerleader at DePauw ... his sister, Dr. Kristin Adams, ran cross country and track at Bowdoin (1993-96), captaining both teams ... his sister, Courtney Adams, ran cross country and track at Stanford (1996-00), captaining both teams and helping the cross country squad place third at NCAAs (she was a finalist in the NCAA 3,000 meters) ... his grandfather, David Swanson, graduated from Notre Dame in 1947 ... born Jan. 20, 1988, in Indianapolis ... full name is David Tyler Adams ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letters as a political science and computer applications double major.
Adams' Career Statistics