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Austin Athmann
Austin  Athmann

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Cold Spring, Minn.

High School:
Rocori

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210

Position:
C

Experience:
2L

Bats/Throws:
R/R


05/24/2016

Anderson, Fiedler Highlight B1G Awards

10 Gophers honored by league office for outstanding regular seasons on the diamond

04/25/2016

Athmann Selected Big Ten Player of the Week

Junior hit .500, slugged 1.000 and extended his on-base streak to 25 games in a row last week

04/24/2016

Anderson-Athmann Duo Guide Gophers to Sweep

Minnesota sweeps second road series in the Big Ten and has won seven consecutive games away from home

02/14/2016

2016 Season Preview: Outfielders and Catchers

Experience highlights groups of outfielders and catchers heading into the 2016 campaign

02/10/2016

Big Ten Releases Players to Watch

Athmann, Motl and Sawyer tabbed as preseason players to watch big the conference

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2016 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Went 5-for-11 with three doubles and three RBI in the opening weekend against Utah, Utah Valley and Oregon State (2/19-2/21) • hit 2-for-5 with an RBI-double in the series-clinching win at Campbell (2/28) • went 6-for-11 with four RBI, two doubles and a home run in series at Georgia State • picked up four hits, including two doubles, to go along with four RBI in first three games of series at Seattle U (3/11-3/14) • went 5-for-5 with three runs, two RBI and one homer to become first player since 2010 to notch five hits in a game at series finale at Seattle U (3/16) • tallied an RBI single and scored a run at Utah Valley (3/18) • collected three hits, including one home run at No. 23 Missouri State (3/25-3/26) • launched a homer in the midst of a 2-for-4 performance against Saint Mary's (3/30) • tallied three hits, including a solo home run in series win against Iowa (4/1-4/3) • collected four hits, including one double, to go along with three runs and two RBI in doubleheader sweep at No. 25 Michigan (4/8) • scored a run in all three games and added an RBI double against Maryland (4/15-4/17) • tabbed Big Ten Player of the Week after going 7-for-14 with seven RBI, including two home runs and a double, at Northwestern (4/22-4/24) • launched a two-run homer en route to securing the series at Illinois (5/1) • collected six hits, including two roundtrippers, and scored four runs in a series sweep versus Kansas (5/3-5/4) • smacked five singles in the home series against Indiana (5/6-5/8) • drilled two RBI hits in series sweep at Purdue (5/13-5/15).

SUMMER BASEBALL:
Played for the St. Cloud Rox in the Northwoods League • played in 61 games in the field and as the designated hitter • hit .286 and slugged .398 in 231 at-bats • recorded 66 hits, including 11 doubles, five home runs and one triple • added 43 RBI which led the team • participated in the NWL Home Run Challenge during the All-Star Break • played in the NWL Major League Showcase.

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.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year GP GS Avg AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SLG BB SO SB SBA
2014 27 24 .277 83 7 23 7 2 0 1 .337 6 10 1 1
2015 39 23 .286 98 10 28 9 5 0 0 .337 3 13 1 2
Total 66 47 .282 181 17 51 16 7 0 1 .337 9 20 2 3

BIG TEN STATISTICS

Year GP GS Avg AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SLG BB SO SB SBA
2014 10 10 .167 36 2 6 2 0 0 1 .250 2 3 0 0
2015 19 11 .346 52 7 18 8 4 0 0 .423 1 10 0 1
Total 29 21 .273 88 9 24 10 4 0 1 .352 3 13 0 1

MORE HEADLINES

Anderson, Fiedler Highlight B1G Awards

5/24/2016

10 Gophers honored by league office for outstanding regular seasons on the diamond

Minnesota Set to Begin B1G Tournament

5/24/2016

Gophers face No. 8 seed Iowa to open the tournament at Omaha, Neb. on Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Minnesota Earns No. 1 Seed in B1G Tournament

5/22/2016

Gophers to face Iowa in a rematch from the regular season on Wednesday night at 5 p.m. in Omaha, Neb.

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