Kurland will serve as a backup catcher this season.
He played for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots of the Alaska Baseball League and made 17 starts in 21 games...he batted .214 (12-for-56) with a double, a triple, two stolen bases and seven RBI...did not record an error in 64 chances.
He played in four games during his freshman season, going 0-for-3 at the plate...made his collegiate debut on March 8 at Winthrop as a pinch-hitter.
He was a three-year letterwinner at Calabasas (Calif.) High under coach and former major league pitcher Bret Saberhagen...named Marmonte League Player of the Year in his senior season after batting .488 with four home runs, 11 doubles (leading the CIF Southern Section) and 13 stolen bases while throwing out 80% of baserunners...earned CalHiSports.com all-state honors as well as All-CIF Division I and All-Ventura County first team honors...named Calabasas High Athlete of the Year as a senior...earned a 4.27 GPA in his senior year and was a member of the honor roll all four years.
He is majoring in business...parents are Marta and Jerry...has one brother, Aaron...lists Russell Martin as his biggest sports hero...lists Gladiator as his favorite movie...lists Prison Break, Two and a Half Men and 24 as his favorite television shows...listens to Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Akon and Tupac Shakur...birthdate is Oct. 27, 1988.
Kurland's Career Statistics
Year G-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-SBA BB SO
2008 (Fr.) 4-0 .000 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 1
Kurland's Career Statistics vs. Pac-10 Teams
Opponent G-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-SBA BB SO
Arizona State 1-0 .000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0