Van Horn on Kuhn
"Collin was a leadoff man for us last year. He did a tremendous job and also showed some power. We really like Collin in the leadoff role. He's tough, he takes a walk and he's tough to strikeout. In key situations, he's shown the ability to steal a base. He's an outstanding defender that can play either centerfield or leftfield. We're excited to have him back and hopefully he can jump start our offense."
2011 (Redshirt Junior)
Played in 56 games and made 55 starts, while hitting .282 with seven homers and 41 RBI ... Ranked second on the team in homers and third in stolen bases ... Also stole 22 bases, which ranked second on the team ... Played flawlessly in the field, not committing an error in 147 chances and recording six outfield assists ... Started each game of the season-opening series vs. Delaware State, scoring a team-high six runs, drawing a team-best five walks and stealing two bases ... Had a pair of stolen bases in series vs. Utah (2.25-2.27) and finished the series 2-for-8 with three runs scored and two RBI ... Missed the second game against McNeese State (3.2) and all three games of the series vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3.4-3.6) after injuring his hand in first game of McNeese State series ... Returned from injury at San Diego State (3.10-3.13) to hit a home run in each of the first two games of the series and finish the four-game set with a team-leading six RBI ... Drove in a team-high two RBI and had a stolen base in win vs. Kansas (3.15) ... Had three hits in the series opener at Auburn (3.18), including the game-winning RBI double in the top of the 11th. Drove in four runs in the three-game series against the Tigers ... Turned in a breakout weekend at the plate in series against Alabama (4.1-4.3), hitting .692 (9-for-13) over the three games with a home run and three RBI ... Had at least two hits in each game of the series vs. the Crimson Tide, including a career-high tying four hits with a home run and three RBI in the series opener ... Continued hot hitting in midweek victory vs. Texas State (4.6), finishing the game 3-for-5 with a run scored and two stolen bases ... Had one hit in each game of the series vs. Mississippi State (4.15-4.17) with two runs scored and a RBI ... Entered midway through the game at Oral Roberts (4.19) and went 1-for-1 with three RBI and a run scored ... Tied the game against the Golden Eagles with a two-RBI single in the eighth inning ... Had three hits in the midweek series opener vs. Southeast Missouri State (5.3), stealing two bases and recording a RBI and a run scored ... Had a pair of hits in series opener against Florida (5.5), including a game-tying, two-run home run in the sixth inning ... Homered in each game of the series vs. Ole Miss (5.19-5.21), finishing the three-game set with a .500 (4-for-8) batting average, three home runs, five RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base ... Batted .400 (6-for-15) in four games at the SEC Tournament (5.25-5.28) with two RBI and a team-high five runs scored.
2010 (Redshirt Sophomore)
Opened the season with at least one hit in the first five games of the season, including a two-hit effort in the middle game of the Troy series ... Scored five runs over the same span ... Reached base in the first 43 games of the season, helped by eight- and 11-game hitting streaks during that stretch ... Began power surge with a solo home run and three RBI against South Dakota State ... In game two of conference-opening series at LSU, was 2-for-5 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored ... Had two more hits in finale against the Tigers ... Began 11-game hitting streak with three hits in game two of Alabama series ... Totaled 25 hits during the streak and raised his batting average from .307 to .393 ... Also enjoyed a stretch of 13 games in late March into April scoring at least one run ... During the Kentucky series, was 9-for-14 at the plate with seven RBI and seven runs ... In the finale against the Wildcats, lifted a game-winning grand slam in the bottom of the ninth to give Arkansas a 17-16 win ... Ended that game with a career-high four hits ... Named to the CollegeBaseball360 Primetime Performer Weekly Honor Roll for showing against Centenary and Kentucky ... Tied a career-high with four hits against Georgia, finishing a home run shy of hitting for the cycle ... Finished the Georgia series with seven runs scored ... Had a three-run home run in the seventh inning of game one at Florida ... In the finale of Ole Miss series, was hit by a pitch for the 23rd time of the season, setting the school record previously held by Joe Jester (1999) ... At Oklahoma, in the final non-conference game of the season, was 3-for-5 with a double and RBI ... For the second time in his career, hit two home runs to lead the offense in game one of the Fayetteville Regional against Grambling State ... Named the Most Outstanding Player of the Fayetteville Regional ... Was 7-for-17 (.412) at the plate with four home runs, seven RBI, eight runs scored and a 1.235 slugging percentage during the opening round of the postseason ... Only player to appear in all 64 games during the season, including 63 starts ... Posted a .336 batting average with 16 home runs and 52 RBI ... Led the team in doubles (18), triples (4), stolen bases (17) and at-bats (259) and was second in home runs (16), hits (87) and runs scored (66).
2009 (Redshirt Freshman)
SEC Freshman of the Week on 3/16 ... Batted .353 over four games against Centenary and then-No.18 Florida, leading the Hogs against the Gators with a .429 average, a team-leading six hits and scored four runs ... Started one game in the College World Series and came off the bench in the other three ... Scored a run in the CWS ... Was tremendous in the field playing all three outfield positions and had five outfield assists on the year ... In the Auburn series, he had three outfield assists including two in one game making him the first Razorback since Blake Parker in 2004 to accomplish the feat ... Posted a five-game hitting streak between the Florida and Nebraska series then exceeded the streak with a six-game stretch in mid May ... In the Alabama series, he went 4-11 with five runs scored and four RBI including three home runs (the first long balls of his career).
Kuhn redshirted his first season at Arkansas.
2010: Played for the Green Bay Bullfrogs for the second straight summer ... Hit .247 with a homer and 11 RBI in 25 games played ... Posted a .372 on-base percentage and a .376 slugging percentage. 2009: Returned to the Northwoods League but suited up for the Green Bay Bullfrogs this time around ... Hit .250 in 31 games... Totaled 28 hits, 20 runs, 15 RBI, six doubles and a triple. 2008: Played for the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League ... Batted .252 in 52 games with a .407 on-base percentage ... Had nine stolen bases and 19 RBI.
Beaver Dam High School
Earned all-state and regional All-America honors by the American Baseball Coaches Association ... As a senior batted .534, second highest in school history ... Scored 26 runs and drove in 24 with three doubles and three home runs ... First-team all-state ... Was second-team All-District Six as a junior ... Batted .438 with a home run and 16 RBI in 12 conference games ... Posted a .656 slugging and .578 on-base percentage.
In the Draft
2010 - Detroit Tigers, 15th round (463)
2011 - Chicago White Sox, 17th round (531)
Kuhn is the son of Mitch and Karen Kuhn ... Has one sister, Cierra ... Majoring in kinesiology.