2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 39 games • made 23 starts, including 13 at first base and eight at catcher • batted .286, scored 10 runs and notched nine RBIs • hit .346 with seven runs and eight RBIs in conference play. Game Highlights: Hit 2-for-4 to with one run and an RBI to start Big Ten play at Maryland (3/21) • in his first start at first base, hit 2-for-4 with a double, one run and two RBIs against Northwestern (3/27) • hit 4-for-5 with a season-high two runs and an RBI at Rutgers (4/4) • had a season high three RBIs in a 1-for-4 performance in the second game of the doubleheader at Rutgers (4/4) • hit 2-for-4 with a run scored against Michigan (4/26) • went 2-for-4 against UC Irvine (5/3) and at Iowa (5/10).
2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Named to the All-Big Ten Freshman Team • hit .277 with a .337 slugging percentage and .344 on base percentage • played in 27 games, including 24 starts • was limited by injury after making eight starts at catcher, but returned behind the plate for seven more games later in the season • also served as designated hitter in several games. Game Highlights: After his catching debut against Northern Illinois (2/15), tallied two hits each in his next three games • hit 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI against Creighton (2/21) • hit 2-for-5 at Iowa (4/25) • in his first start at catcher since returning from an injury, hit 3-for-3 with a run and an RBI against NDSU (4/15) • hit his first collegiate home run against Penn State (4/25) • batted 2-for-4 at No. 5 Florida State (5/3).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Rocori High School in 2013 • played for coach Jeff Illies • part of Rocori's state championship team in 2010 • a three-time All-Central Lakes selection • entered the 2013 state tournament with a .305 batting average and 15 RBI • batted .489 with three home runs in American Legion ball in 2012 • played for the North in the 2013 Play Ball! Minnesota High School All-Star Series • also played football and hockey.
PERSONAL: Recreation, park and leisure studies major • son of Brian and Sheila Athmann • has an older sister, Paige • lists winning the state tournament as a freshman as his most memorable sports thrill • enjoys snowmobiling and wakeboarding • born April 27, 1995.