Senior ('08):Named a MWC All-Academic Honoree...played in 33 games, starting 29, splitting time with Rafael Neda at the catching position...batted .243 with 26 RBI...recorded six doubles and four home runs...named to the Baseball America Mountain West Conference Preseason Team...fell a single short of hitting for the cycle in season opener against Eastern Michigan on Feb. 22, going 3-for-5 with five RBI and three runs scored...collected four RBI on Feb. 23, vs. Eastern Michigan, with two hits, including his second home run in as many days... collected two hits, three RBI and two runs scored against Arizona on April 15...started the season with a seven-game hitting streak.
Junior ('07): Named to the MWC All-Academic team ... ranked 10th in the MWC in putouts (279) and chances (321)...drove in three of the team's five runs in the win over No. 7 Nebraska (2/16, game 2), going 2-for-3... blasted two doubles for a career-high five RBI vs. Texas State (2/24), finishing 3-for-5 on the day... was 1-for-2 and plated the lone run for UNM at UC-Irvine (3/17)... scored a team-high two runs in the Air Force series opener (4/15), going 2-for-3 with two RBI and a walk... led the team in hits and RBI at Utah (4/21), going 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored ... went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in the Hawaii-Hilo series opener (4/27) ... led the team in hits (2), RBI (2), and runs (2) in the Hawaii-Hilo finale (4/29), also taking one of the team's four walks and scoring a run.
Sophomore ('06): Saw time in 40 games with 38 starts behind the plate ... hit .287 (41-for-143) with 24 runs and 24 RBI, 13 walks, five sac bunts, a sac fly and two stolen bases ... caught nine runners stealing ... made just two errors behind the plate in 254 chances, recording the second most putouts (220) on the team ... recorded his first hit and scored his first run as a Lobo at Texas State (2/11)... game-winning pinch-hit single vs. NMSU (3/7)... had a season-high three hits in the series opener vs. Dallas Baptist (3/23) ... led the team in hitting for the series vs. DBU with a .429 (3-for-7) average ... went 2-for-4 in UNM's first game at the MWC Preseason Tournament, leading off the 10th with a single and then stealing second, scored the game winning on a single from Jay Russell.
Arizona ('05): Saw limited time for the Wildcats as a backup catcher ... perfect fielding percentage with 23 putouts and six assists ... caught two base runners stealing ... had six at bats in eight games ... started once ... hit .167 ... an academic letterwinner.
High School: Graduated from Sahuaro High School in Tucson, Ariz., where he earned four letters in baseball as a catcher, pitcher and outfielder for coach Mark Chandler ... named second team All-Class 4A-5A as a utility player by the Tucson Citizen his senior season ... all-state as a senior ... won the Hal Eustace Award as the MVP for the Cougars in 2004 ... garnered defensive MVP honors in 2001 ... member of the National Honor in 2003 and 2004 ... Arizona Daily Star's 2004 Senior Achiever ... hit .340 as a sophomore, .390 as a junior and .406 as a senior ... belted four home runs his junior year and eight his senior year ... drafted in 2004 by the Seattle Mariners.
Personal: Born June 22, 1986, in Tucson, Ariz. to Kevin and Lori McDonald ... full name is Andrew Ryan McDonald ... has a older sister, Lindsey, and a younger brother, Jared ... uncle is Pete Rose, who played professional baseball for the Cincinnati Reds and is MLB's all-time hits leader ... decendant of Pittsburgh Pirates' legend and Hall of Fame honoree Honus Wagner ... lists base jumping and rock climbing as his hobbies ... says his greatest thrill while participating in sports was getting drafted by the Mariners ... graduated in December 2008 with a degree in Biology.