• First-Team All-SEC 3B (2011, coaches)
• Louisville Slugger NCAA Player of the Week (5/16/11)
• College Baseball Hall of Fame National All-Star Lineup (5/19/11)
Played at Western Oregon University and Feather River College for coaches Jeremiah Robbins and Terry Baumgartner ... In 2010, as a sophomore at Feather River College, he batted .415 with 59 hits, 39 runs, 14 doubles, three homers and 36 RBI, drawing 11 walks, thus earning a unanimous first-team selection in the Golden Valley Conference at third base... Prior to the 2010 season, he was named a preseason All-America selection in the infield in Northern California Junior College ... As a Freshman at Western Oregon in 2009, he set the single-season record for batting average as he hit .461 with 59 hits, 22 runs, eight doubles, three homers and 27 RBI, drawing 14 walks... Named freshman of the year in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference... Led his American Legion team to the state championship (Oregon) in the summer of 2009.
Three-year letterwinner for coach Dave Mintken at Crescent Valley High School ... Hit .467 as a senior and .424 as a junior ... Played basketball for four years, lettering three seasons.
Full name is Thomas Joseph McCarthy ... Son of Kevin and Kathy ... Has a brother, Greg (27) and a sister, Lauren (24) ... Born July 25 in Corvallis, Ore. ... Brother Greg played baseball at Western Oregon University and in the San Francisco Giants organization ... Greg batted .285 (39-for-137) in 41 games in 2002 with Western Oregon and played in 56 minor league games with a .254 average with 10 doubles, three homers and 26 RBI ... Greg played baseball with UK head coach Gary Henderson's oldest son, Alex, while the Henderson's lived in Corvallis.