MISCELLANEOUS: Rangy pitching prospect who adds depth to the Black Knights' pitching staff ... athletic specimen ... fields his position extremely well ... hails from New Jersey ... two-year letterman ... spent parts of his summer at Fort Bragg, N.C. training with an aviation unit for.
MILESTONES: Named Patriot League Rookie of the Week once midway through freshman campaign.
2013: Missed entire junior campaign due to injury.
2012: Appeared in nine games ... posted a 0-1 mark with a 3.60 earned run average ... credited with 10 innings pitched ... struck out eight and walked seven while allowing 11 hits ... did not allowed a run over his last seven outings ... threw 2.2 innings in 6-5 win against St. Peter's ... struck out season-best four while allowing just one hit ... started against Marist in the Hudson Valley Baseball Classic ... struck out one and walked one in 1.2 innings ... credited with an inning pitched against Illinois State, Quinnipiac, Columbia and Siena ... saddled with the loss against High Point after giving up a pair of runs ... provided bullpen relief against UMBC and Harvard.
2011: Saw mound duty in eight contests during his freshman season ... pitched to 1-2 record and an 11.39 earned run average ... started four midweek games ... picked up first career win versus Quinnipiac, tossing five scoreless innings against the Bobcats ... established career bests with four strikeouts and five innings pitched in that contest, which Army won, 12-0 ... earned Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors following that outing ... matched career high with four strikeouts in his next start versus Siena, tossing 4.1 innings in a no-decision ... also started Army's games versus Fairfield and Yale ... made four relief appearances during the course of the season ... came out of the bullpen versus Radford, Ohio State, Dartmouth and Marist ... best relief outing came against the Buckeyes when he threw 1.2 innings of scoreless ball ... did not allow a hit in the contest.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Dennis Van Pelt at Academy of Allied Health & Science ... selected to the Shore Baseball Coaches senior all-star team following a standout senior campaign ... was an honorable mention honoree on the Rawlings/Perfect Game Northeast all-high school senior preseason team prior to the 2010 season ... presented with the William Grasdorf Memorial Baseball Award, given annually to a player who demonstrates oustanding leadership and citizenship both on and off the field ... named the Monmouth County "Sophomore to Watch" in the spring of 2008.
PERSONAL: Given name is Colin Henry Briant ... born Aug. 11, 1991, in Neptune, N.J. ... parents' names are Robert and Deborah Briant ... has one sister, Hannah, a freshman swimmer at Texas Christian University ... hobbies include fishing and playing poker ... ardent animal lover ... majoring in Management ... will join the Field Artillery branch of the U.S. Army following graduation ... initial duty station will be in Fort Bragg, N.C.