2011: Started all nine games in which he appeared ... team's leader in strikeouts with 41 ... finished his career among the top ten all-time at Columbia in career victories ... first start of the season was a stellar one, as he went seven innings and allowed one run on four hits and did not walk a batter in 3-1 win over Central Michigan ... struck out five in five innings at Central Florida ... pitched seven shutout innings vs. Holy Cross, striking out six and allowed just three hits in an 11-1 win ... tossed a complete-game, nine-inning contest to lift Lions to an 8-1 win at Yale ... also went the distance at Princeton, totaling a career-best eight strikeouts in eight innings of work.
2010: Made 15 appearances ... started twice ... earned three saves ... found his groove as Columbia's go-to guy out of the bullpen during middle of the season ... notched first win of the season with two scoreless innings to finish Columbia's 5-3 win over Bucknell ... picked up the win in Lions' Ivy opener against Yale with two hitless innings, including three strikeouts, in 5-3, eight-inning victory ... tossed four scoreless to allow Lions to rally for 7-4 win, completing doubleheader sweep of Harvard ... notched the save in second game at Cornell with three innings out of the bullpen ... gained the save with four scoreless innings, allowing one hit, in 6-3 win over Princeton ... tossed a hitless inning in Lions' 5-4 win over Fordham to complete a doubleheader sweep.
2009: Pitched in 11 games ... made eight starts in Columbia's weekend rotation ... pitched a gem against UC Riverside, allowing two runs, just one earned, and six hits in seven innings ... worked a scoreless inning in home opener vs. St. John's ... picked up the win in relief in game two vs. Cornell, going three innings, allowing one run on two hits ... closed out his season strong with seven innings in season finale at Penn, giving up two runs and striking out six.
2008: Started in 10 of his 13 appearances on the mound as a first-year ... named Ivy League Rookie of the Week on March 19 after picking up his first collegiate win, giving up two runs on six hits in an 11-3 Columbia win at Georgia Southern ... posted a 6-3 record ... was 4-1 in Ivy League games ... six wins were most on the staff ... allowed three earned runs in seven innings in first game of doubleheader sweep at Liberty ... pitched 7 1/3 innings in Ivy League debut vs. Brown to complete doubleheader sweep ... in six innings at Harvard, struck out seven while only allowing two runs to cap doubleheader sweep.
At Cactus: Received four varsity letters in baseball ... captained baseball ... four-time Wells Fargo Region All-Academic ... Wells Fargo Region Player of the Year in 2007 ... Wells Fargo Region first team pitcher ... Arizona Republic first team all-state ... Arizona Baseball Coaches Association second team ... all-state pitcher ... had 10 wins, 107 strikeouts and 1.50 ERA as senior ... valedictorian ... National Honor Society.
Personal: Economics major ... son of Geoffrey and Cynthia ... Geoffrey Wade Whitaker II, born June 13, 1989 in Phoenix, Ariz.