Honors & Awards
• One Letter (2012)
• First-Team All-Big Ten (2012)
• 2012 Kleberg Bank College Classic All-Tournament Team
2012: Rich Sanguinetti (pronounced Sang-wah-net-EE) was a first-team All-Big Ten selection in his first year at Nebraska after transferring from Texarkana Junior College • One of the top outfielders in the Big Ten, Sanguinetti had just one error the entire
conference season and led all outfielders in RBI's in league play with 21 • Ranked in the top five on the team in 10 offensive categories, including batting average (5th - .323), runs (3rd - 44), hits (4th - 70), RBI (3rd - 43), doubles (3rd - 11), triples (2nd - 2), walks (4th - 16) sacrifice bunts (1st - 14), sacrifice flies (1st - 4) and stolen bases (2nd - 7) • Had a strong showing in his first postseason appearance, as he went 5-for-14 at the Big Ten Tournament • Helped the Huskers secure a bid to the conference tournament with a career-high four hits and four RBI in a 15-2 win at Michigan on May 17 • Was 4-for-12 in three games against Minnesota to aid in NU's sweep of the Gophers at Hawks Field • Went 2-for-4 with a double in a 13-2 series-opening win at Indiana on May 5 • Drove in three runs on a pair of single at Ohio State on April 15 to help NU complete a double-header sweep of the Buckeyes • Was 4-for-12 in three game against Iowa with three RBI, as the Huskers too 2-of-3 from the Hawkeyes at Hawks Field • Put together a 13-game hitting streak from March 13 to March 31 • Was 22-for-51 during the streak and saw his average rise from .274 to .346 • Had his first career three-hit game against Kansas State on March 27 • Drove in three runs with a triple against Illinois on March 24 to help the Huskers even the three-game series with an 18-5 win • Delivered a grand slam against No. 21 California on March 10 for his second home run of the season lead NU to a 12-5 win over the Bears • Capped a dramatic ninth inning for the Huskers with a
two-run walk-off home run, his first home run as a Husker, against New Mexico State on March 3 at the Metrodome to propel the NU to a 6-4 win over the Aggies • Was the first walk-off
home run for the Huskers since March 6, 2011, when Bryan Peters beat No. 5 UCLA
with a solo shot to lead off the 11th inning • Was 7-for-16 in four games at the Kleberg Bank College Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas, to earn all-tournament honors • Registered a hit and a RBI in his first game as a Husker in the season opener against Gonzaga in Peoria, Ariz., on Feb. 17.
Before Nebraska: Sanguinetti transferred to Nebraska after playing two seasons at Texarkana Junior College under Bolt • Was the unanimous selection for the 2011 Region XIV Conference Player of the Year after leading the league in doubles (6), triples (4), home runs (3) and RBIs (21), while also ranking second in the conference in batting average at .388 during league play • Overall on the season, Sanguinetti hit .333 with 35 runs, 51 hits, 10 doubles, five triples, four home runs and 26 RBIs • Hit .306 as a freshman with 11 doubles, one triple, one home run and 15 RBIs • Played prep baseball at Mansfield Summit High School in Arlington, Texas, under Art Senato • Finished his career with a .447 batting average and 142 hits, while setting school records in batting average, hits, doubles, triples, RBIs and runs scored • Was a three-time all-district selection and two-time all-area pick.
Personal: Born on June 6, 1990, in Rocky Mount, N.C. • Parents are Gene and Laurenda Sanguinetti • Has one brother, Anthony • Comes from an athletic family as his father was an All-American on the diamond at North Carolina Wesleyan under current North Carolina Head Coach Mike Fox; his mother played soccer at North Carolina Wesleyan; his brother is a professional bull rider; and his cousin, Bobby Sanguinetti, is a professional hockey player • Major is finance.