2011: Had an outstanding season for the Golden Eagles. Earned All-California Collegiate Athletic Association honorable mention. Hit .329 with 54 hits in 164 at bats. Led the team in runs batted in with 33. Had an on-base percentage of .407. Was named the CCAA Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 14-20. Hit .625 with 10 hits in 16 at bats and helped the Golden Eagles sweep a four-game series with San Francisco State. Scored three runs, collected three doubles and drove in six runs while posting a slugging percentage of .813. Had multiple hits in all four games. Also had a big series against Cal State East Bay, going 7-for-15 with nine RBI and five runs scored. Went 3-for-4 with a season-high four RBI in the series finale on March 6. Also drove in three runs in a game at Sonoma State on March 13. Had 17 multi-hit games and hit safely in 32 of 49 starts.
Personal: Son of Manuel and Tammy Acosta. Majoring in Kinesiology. Enjoys sleeping, swimming, playing the Wii and going to movies. Lists hitting a grand slam home run to win a game in the bottom of the seventh inning as his most exciting experience in sports. Was the first male athlete from South El Monte High School to earn an athletic scholarship.