Born November 15, 1978, in Spokane, Wash. ... son of Judith Rice ... has two older sisters (Tami and Cathy) and an older brother (John) ... history major.
2001 (Junior) -- Served as one of three catchers to see regular action … played in 16 games, starting eight behind the plate … singled in first AB of the season, singling vs. UC Riverside on March 3 … spent all 19 innings of the March 19 doubleheader vs. USC behind the plate … Washington won both of those games, taking the first in 10 innings … singled and scored in the first game as the Huskies posted five runs in the seventh to tie the game at 5-5 … also singled and scored in the nightcap … after playing all 19 innings in the doubleheader, caught all nine the following day vs. Washington State, going 2-for-4 in an 8-3 win …. 2-for-4 with a double March 23 vs. Stanford … 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI April 7 at Hawaii-Hilo … 2000 (Sophomore) -- Transferred just prior to the season and spent the year as backup to Jefferson Thiel at catcher … played in 27 games, starting 12 … top game was probably a 2-for-3 performance against Portland on May 10 … first career hit was an RBI single against Gonzaga on Feb. 26 … doubled the following day against the Zags … walked and scored and then had an RBI single in the Huskies’ 11-4 win at Wichita State … 1-for-3 with a double during the Huskies’ fall trip to Cuba.
Tacoma Community College
Spent two seasons as a catcher at Tacoma CC, but redshirted the 1998 season ... played for coach Gregg Swenson, now a volunteer assistant at the UW ... served as team captain in 1999.
Riverside High School
Earned two letters as a catcher at Riverside High, playing for coach Chris Garrison ... team captain as a junior and a senior ... most inspirational award winner as a junior and second-team All-South Puget Sound League as a senior ... also played one year of varsity football ... graduated with honors and was the ‘97 Business Student of the Year.
TIM RICE’S CAREER BATTING STATISTICS:
Year Avg. G/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI Slg% BB HBP SO SB/A 2000 .179 27/12 39 4 7 1 0 0 2 .205 3 2 15 0/0