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1989 NAU Athletic Hall of Fame Class

Tim Rajsich

(Baseball, 1969-71)

Tim Rajsich is considered by those who follow Northern Arizona University sports as the finest shortstop in its baseball history.  He led the team in assists in both 1969 and 1971, and holds the school record with 110, set during the 1969-70 season.  By combining great defense with good offense, he had a fielding average of .975, the highest of any NAU shortstop.  In 1969, Rajsich was selected as an NAIA All-American, Honorable Mention.  In 1971, he was selected as both an NCAA All-American, Honorable Mention and an NCAA Academic All-American.  Also in 1971, he was a 1st Team, Big Sky Conference selection.  Rajsich was elected as the All-Star shortstop in the Western Carolina League, and played professional baseball for both the Giant and Pirate organizations.

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