A second-team Freshman All-America selection by Baseball America in 2013 ... ... Named to the College Sports Madness preseason all-Mountain west second team ... Will continue in the starting role at third base in his second season at SDSU ... Competed for the Bethesda (Md.) Big train in the Cal Ripken League during the summer of 2013 ... Hit .339 over 35 contests with the Big Train with four doubles, two home runs, 19 runs scored and 22 RBI ... Played 2012 summer ball for San Gabriel Valley Arsenal ... Member of the Arsenal team that advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Wood Bat Association World (WWBA) Championships in October 2011 ... Prior to his senior year of prep ball was selected to the Rawlings/Perfect Game California Region All High School Senior Second Team.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2013
Started every game at third base during his freshman campaign ... Named MVP of the 2013 Mountain West Tournament when he set a record for hits in the tourney with 16 ... Was named a National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball after his performance at the conference tournament ... Went 4-for-4 with a double and home run in the championship game vs. New Mexico on May 26 ... Ended the season with a six-game hitting streak during which he batted .727 (16-for-22) with four doubles, two home runs, eight RBI and nine runs scored ... Had a double in four of the final five games of the year ... Named a San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month for May and was one of the SDHOC's Stars of the Year ... Showed some power as he led the squad with five home runs ... Had multiple hits in 20 contests to tie for third-most on the squad ... Had a personal-best four runs batted in at Fresno State on March 16 ... Had an eight-game hitting streak from March 15-28, going 10-for-29 (.345) with nine RBI ... Also had a seven-game streak (April 6-19) when he batted .375 (12-for-32) with a pair of doubles and four RBI ... Was hit by pitch 10 times, a number that ranks second on the SDSU all-time single-season list ... Hit .345 in Mountain West games with a team-leading .446 on-base percentage ... One of three Aztecs to have started every game in 2013 ... Named to the Mountain West all-academic team.
A four-year varsity letterwinner at South Hills High School in Covina, Calif. ... Coached there by Kevin Smith ... Played both first and third base ... A two-time first-team all-Sierra League honoree and was named the league MVP as a senior ... First-team all-CIF honoree ... A second-team Cal-Hi Sports all-state infielder ... As a junior as was first-team all-league selection and was chosen second-team all-CIF ... An all-San Antonio League honoree as a freshman and sophomore ... Was the Freshman State Player of the Year in 2009 ... Named a Perfect Game USA first Team Preseason HS Underclassmen All American in both 2010 and 2011 ... Played for the South Hills HS football team during the 2009 and 2011 seasons.
Tyler L. France was born July 13, 1994, in Downey, Calif. ... Son of Larry and Diane France ... Cousin, George Snyder, was a pitcher at San Diego State during the 2008 and 209 seasons ... Enjoys rowing, fishing, football and lifting weights ... Was also recruited by the University of San Diego ... Career plans in pro baseball or law enforcement ... A criminal justice major at San Diego State.