A two-time selection. In leading University to its second Pacific Coast League title in three years, Atkins surpassed nearly all of his 1996 totals. Most impressively, he tripled his home run total. Set school single-season records for average, homers, RBIs, runs scored (50) and career hits (123). Also pitched, going 7-3 with a 1.96 ERA.
1997 batting record
AB H HR RBI BA 88 49 13 35 .557