SUMMER 2005: Invited to participate in the Team USA Baseball trials for the U.S. World Games ...
2005: Earned All-SEC Freshman honors from the SEC Coaches and SEBaseball.com ... Appeared in 65-of-67 games, making 62 starts at SS ... Set Ole Miss freshman records for runs scored (53) and at bats (221) ... Set a new freshman record for total bases with 110, breaking the previous record of 107 set by Seth Smith in 2002 ... Finished the season nine RBI shy of the Ole Miss freshman record for RBI also set by Smith with 52 in 2002 ... Had a season-best 10-game hit streak from Feb. 20-March 12, going 16x36 (.444) with three HRs and 14 RBI ... Went 3x3 with a HR and three RBI versus Southern Illinois (2/26) to record his first career three-hit game ... Also had three-hit games against Purdue (3/6), Georgia (4/23), Mississippi State (4/29) and versus Maine (6/3) in the NCAA Oxford Regional ... Went 3x4 with a HR and five RBI, hitting his first career grand slam against the Boilermakers (3/6) ... Scored a season-high three runs against Purdue (3/6) and versus Florida (5/28) in the SEC Tournament ... Was 3x3 with a double and three RBI in the 5-4, 11-inning win over Georgia (4/23) ... Had a two-out, two-run double in the ninth to tie the game at 4-4 and lifted a sac fly in the 11th to plate the game-winning run ... Hit his second grand slam of the year against SE Louisiana (5/3), going 2x4 with a season-high six RBI ... Went 2x4 with two HRs and four RBI at Arkansas (5/22) to record his first career multi-HR game ... Postseason: Started all 12 games at SS in the SEC Tournament, NCAA Oxford Regional and Super Regional ... Hit .310 (13x42) with six RBI ... Scored a second-best 11 runs in the postseason trailing team leader Chris Coghlan by one run scored ... Went 6x19 (.316) with three RBI and seven runs scored in six games during the SEC Tournament (5/25-29) to earn SEC All-Tournament honors ... Batted .308 (4x13) with four runs scored and was named to the All-Tournament team ... Went 3x3 with two runs scored to tie a season-high for hits in the 5-0 win over Maine (6/3) ... Hit .300 for the Super Regional against Texas with two doubles on three hits and three RBI ... Went 2x3 with three RBI in the 6-4 loss in game two of the Super Regional ...
HIGH SCHOOL: Named to "Best of the Preps" by the Memphis Commercial Appeal as a junior and senior ... Earned team's MVP and Best Offensive Player Awards ... Posted a career .430 average with 14 HRs ... Hit .450 as a senior with five HRs and 51 RBI in 40 games, helping Collierville to the district and regional championships ... Coached by Jeff Hopkins ... Played for the Dulins Dodgers last summer, helping the Dodgers to a B.E.S.T. World Series runner-up finish ... Named to the B.E.S.T. World Series All-Tournament team ... Hit .380 with 15 doubles and 25 RBI last summer for the Dodgers ... Also played basketball and football for Collierville ... Earned all-metro honors in basketball and led the league in three-point field goals made as a sophomore.
MISCELLANEOUS: Full Name: Zack Warren Cozart ... Born: August 12, 1985 ... David and Mary Cozart ... Major: Criminal Justice ... Has one sister, Kristin (25).
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A little more than a year into his first term as Ole Miss Athletics Director, Ross Bjork made his first trip to Starkville this week but did so for a good cause. Bjork and Bulldog AD Scott Stricklin joined forces... read more
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