March 3, 2011
Fullerton, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton Head Baseball Coach Dave Serrano is proud to announce that former stars Christian Colon and Gary Brown have combined to make a generous donation back to the program that afforded them an education and the opportunity to become first round draft picks last June.
The donation (undisclosed sum) will go directly to the baseball program and immediately be put to work benefiting the student-athletes.
"I would like to thank Christian and Gary for the very significant gift that they have given back to our baseball program. They continue to show they are great Titans on and off the field," said Serrano.
"Both have indicated to me that they want to help ensure that current and future Titans get to experience the same things that they did over their three years in a Titan uniform."
Colon and Brown led the Titans three Super Regional and one College World Series appearance from 2008 to 2010 and became the first pair of Titans to be selected as first rounders in the same season. Colon was the 4th overall pick in the 2010 MLB First-Year Players Draft taken by the Kansas City Royals. Brown was the 24th pick by the San Francisco Giants.
Colon was a three-time All-American shortstop for the Titans and was a contender for the Brooks Wallace Award (national shortstop of the year) in his last two season. Colon also became the first Titan to ever have two tours of duty with Team USA while with the Titans.
Brown was a two-time All-American, once as a freshman, and once as a junior when he set a new school record for single-season batting average (.438) while stealing a conference-leading 32 bases. He also earned a Rawlings Gold Glove in 2010 for his defense in centerfield.