Born in Bellevue, Wash. ... parents are Bill and Dawna Russell ... has an older brother, Eric, and a younger brother, Elliott, who plays baseball at Cal State Los Angeles ... majoring and drama.
2009: Played in 32 games, starting 24 ... started 23 games at third base and one at DH, and also played some first base ... 2-for-2 Feb. 28 at Minnesota ... 4-for-4 vs. Portland on March 21 ... 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI March 22 vs. Oregon ... 2-for-4 with two RBI March 24 vs. No. 10 UC Irvine, then followed that by going 3-for-5 with a double, two homers (including a grand slam) and six RBI in the Dawgs' 13-12 win over the Anteaters ... 1-for-5 with a double and three RBI March 28 vs. Stanford 1-for-4 with two RBI vs. May 8 at Safeco Field vs. Oregon State ... notched a pinch-hit RBI double in the seventh inning to break a 3-3 tie in the Huskies' 4-3 win over Oregon State on May 10 ... 2-for-4 with a double and a triple May 17 at Arizona.
2008: Played in 37 games and started a total of 25: 10 in left field, seven at third base, five at first base and three at designated hitter ... had a remarkable season debut, going 6-for-6 with five runs, a double and an RBI in game two of a doubleheader Feb. 23 at UC Riverside ... teammate Bradley Boyer also had six hits in that same game ... 3-for-4 in his two games at Pacific ... 1-for-3 with four RBI and a three-run homer March 26 vs. Hawai'i-Hilo ... 3-for-4 April 5 vs. Arizona ... settled into a regular starting spot about midway through the season, starting 13 of the last 15 Pac-10 games ... 2-for-5 April 27 vs. UCLA ... 2-for-4 May 2 at USC ... was hit in the face by a pitch the following day vs. the Trojans, but returned to the lineup the following week vs. WSU ... 3-for-9 in WSU series ... 3-for-5 May 16 at Arizona State ... played summer ball for the Southern California Fire ... batted .360 and led the team in RBI ... helped Fire to a trip to the NBC World Series.
2007: Played in 10 games, starting four, as a true freshman ... saw action primarily at third base ... singled (and eventually scored) in his first career at bat, March 3 vs. UC Irvine ... started the following day vs. the Anteaters ... started two of three vs. USC ... went 1-for-3 in April 21 start vs. the Trojans and 2-for-4 with a stolen base the following day ... 1-for-3 in other start, April 26 at Utah Valley State ... played summer ball for the Wenatchee (Wash.) AppleSox ... batted .291 in 127 league at bats.
INTERLAKE HIGH SCHOOL
Earned three varsity letters and served as team captain all three seasons at Interlake, playing for coach Pete Orgill, a former UW catcher ... an All-KingCo honorable mention selection as a sophomore, a second-team utility player as a junior and a first-team selection at shortstop as a senior, when he was also honorable mention all-state ... batted .475 as a junior, second in the league ... led the KingCo in RBI and was third in homers as a senior ... earned two letters in golf and three in football.
AARON RUSSELL'S CAREER BATTING STATISTICS