2010 Second-Team All-SEC
2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 First-Team All-Louisiana
2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll
MLB Draft: 40th round in 2005 (Tampa Bay)
A physical presence in the batter's box who returned to the LSU roster in 2010 after sitting out the 2009 season ... launched a team-high 19 homers in 2010 and was voted second-team all-SEC by the league coaches ... received his LSU undergraduate degree in general studies in August 2009 ... came to LSU prior to the '08 season after a record-setting tenure at Delgado Community College in New Orleans ... ... selected as a high school senior by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 40th round of the 2005 MLB Draft ... a two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll as a general studies major.
REDSHIRT SENIOR SEASON (2010)
Started 61 games (56 at DH, three in LF, two at 1B), batting .283 (65-for-230) with seven doubles, 19 homers and 67 RBI ... voted second-team all-SEC at DH by the league coaches ... finished No. 4 in the SEC in home runs with 19 dingers and posted three 2-HR games during the year ... also finished the year No. 9 in the SEC in RBI (67) ... launched two homers and drove in six runs in Miss. State series (May 20-22); unloaded three homers in the Ole Miss series (April 23-25) ... 4-for-5 with four RBI on April 3 vs. Georgia; belted two homers with four RBI ... named Louisiana Sportswriters Association Hitter of the Week on Feb. 24 as he batted .600 (6-for-10) in LSU's three-game sweep of Centenary (Feb. 19-21) with one double, two homers, six RBI and three runs ... launched two homers in the Tigers' 25-8 win over Centenary on Feb. 20, marking the first multi-HR game of his LSU career ... collected five hits in the SEC Tournament, including a homer against Florida in the opening round and a two-run double in the championship game against Alabama.
JUNIOR SEASON (2008)
Played in 21 games (17 starts), batting .270 (17-for-63) with five doubles, two homers and 15 RBI ... did not play after LSU's April 2 game versus Centenary due to a back injury ... 4-for-5 with two doubles, one homer and three RBI in LSU win over Duquesne (March 1) ... 2-for-5 with one double, one homer and three RBI on March 21 versus Arkansas; his solo shot in the bottom of the 11th inning gave LSU an 8-7 walk-off win over the Hogs.
Starred at Delgado Community College in New Orleans for two seasons ... earned JUCO All-Region honors in 2007 ... batted .352 with nine homers and 42 RBI during the 2007 campaign ... in his freshman season, batted .370 with 17 homers and 60 RBI ... coached by Joe Scheuermann.
An all-state player at baseball powerhouse Rummel High School in Metairie, La. ... earned three letters as a first baseman, outfielder and catcher ... was named to the all-district team during his high school tenure ... participated in the Louisiana High School All-Star game ... received the American Legion Award while at Rummel High School ... product of the same high school as current RHP Paul Bertuccini ... coached by David Baudry.
Full name is Matthew Edward Gaudet ... parents are Wade Jr. and Paula Gaudet ... has one younger brother, Blake ... interests include fishing and hunting ... credits his father with having the greatest influence upon his athletic career ... earned a general studies degree from LSU ... born March 23, 1987.
Gaudet's LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 5 several times; last vs. UC Irvine (6/4/10)
Hits: 4 vs. Duquesne (3/1/08); vs. Georgia (4/3/10)
Runs Scored: 3 twice; last at Ole Miss (4/24/10)
Doubles: 2 vs. Duquesne (3/1/08); vs. UC Irvine (6/6/10)
Home Runs: 2 vs. Centenary (2/20/10); at Ole Miss (4/24/10); vs. Miss. State (5/20/10)
RBI: 5 vs. Miss. State (5/20/10)
Stolen Bases: 1 at Kentucky (5/14/10)