Dan Olinger
Dan Olinger

RS Senior

Great Falls, Mont.

High School:
CMR Russell

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190




Minnesota Places 167 Student-Athletes On Spring Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals


Gopher Spotlight: Dan Olinger

How did a Montana native get to Minnesota? Find out in this edition of Gopher Spotlight.


Gophers Produce Early Runs to Win, 7-3 Over Penn State

Minnesota scored runs in the second, third and fourth to win, 7-3


Gopher Baseball Pounces Nittany Lions, 11-2

Trailing 2-1, Minnesota scored six in the fourth inning for 27th win of the season.


Anderson Collects 500th Career Conference Win With Northwestern Sweep

Minnesota sweeps the Wildcats with a 7-1 win to improve to 7-2 in league action


Windle, Gophers Beat Texas

Tom Windle struck out a career-high 12 as Minnesota beat Texas 5-1.


Gophers Belt Three Homers

Matt Halloran missed a game-winning home run by inches as the Gophers lost to Omaha 10-9 in 11 innings.


Gophers Drop Mavericks

The Gopher baseball team won its fifth game in a row with a 6-1 triumph over Nebraska Omaha.


Gophers Split Doubleheader

The Gophers earned a split of a doubleheader with a 15-1 rout of Western Michigan.


Gophers win home opener

The Gopher baseball team beat Western Michigan, 7-1, in its home opener.

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Hit .251 with 22 RBIs • started 43 games, 36 at first base and seven at DH • had a .994 fielding percentage in 332 chances • started the season with a team-leading 12-game hit-streak • tied for second on the team with 11 multi-hit games • walked 15 times and struck out only 13 times in 175 at-bats • had two unconventional walk-off RBIs during the season: drove in the winning run in the season opener vs. NIU with a fielder's choice (2/14), and was hit by pitch with the bases loaded to beat Purdue (5/11) • in the Louisiana Tech series (3/1-2), went 6-for-14 (.429) with an RBI • had four hits in 11 at-bats in the series at Michigan (4/4-6) • hit 3-for-5 against Penn State (4/26) and Purdue (5/10-11) • went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI at Florida State (5/3) • had a hit in each Big Ten Tournament game (5/21-22) • recipient of the team's David Chelesnik Jr. Award for courage, determination and perseverance • Academic All-Big Ten.

Hit .246 in 175 at-bats with 23 RBIs in 49 games • started 48 games at first base • second on the team in runs scored (27) • fourth on the team in RBI (23) and at-bats (175) • had 54 total bases (fifth on team) • held a 10-game hitting streak (3/9-24) • five multi-RBI games and 13 multi-hit games • 7-of-9 in stolen base attempts • led the team in HBP (10) • maintained a .984 fielding percentage in a team leading 512 chances • in the opening series against UCLA (2/15-17), went 5-12 (.417) with two RBI and a run scored • produced a career high four RBI in a 7-1 win over Western Michigan (2/22) • in the same series (2/23) went 2-3 with two RBI and two runs scored • had an RBI single contributing to a 4-1 win against Utah (3/2) • hit an RBI double in three at-bats in a winning effort over Nebraska-Omaha (3/12) • reached base three times (2 H, 1 HBP) in three at-bats with a run against Indiana St. • in the Kansas St. series (3/19-20), went 4-7 (.571) with a double and a walk • tied a career high three hits against Texas (3/22) with two RBI • scored a run and had two hits in an extra innings (10) loss to Texas (3/23) • produced a hit, run scored, RBI and stolen base in a 7-0 win against Ohio St. (4/5) • tied a career high two walks at Northwestern (4/13) • went 3-12 (.250) with four RBI and three runs in a series win over Iowa (4/26-28) • batted 5-13 (.384) with four runs and an RBI in the Penn St. series (5/3-5) • started all four Big Ten Tournament games • went 2-4 with a run scored against Indiana (5/23) • produced a run, hit, HBP, and RBI in a 3-1 win over Illinois (5/24) • Academic All-Big Ten.

Academic All-Big Ten • Paul Molitor Batting Champion with a team-best .318 batting average • posted the team's second-best 201 at bats, had 77 total bases, a team-high 34 RBI, 13 doubles and scored 25 runs • started and played in 54 of 56 possible games • had 19 multiple-hit games and six multiple-RBI games • held the team's longest hitting streak of the season at 14-straight games from Feb. 26-March 18 • held the team's second best in hits (64) and 13 walks • started at 26 games at first base and another 27 at third • kicked off the season going 4-11 in the Big Ten/Big East Challenge (2/17-19) • started his 14-game hit streak against UW-Milwaukee when he went 2-3 with two doubles and a RBI (2/26) • named to the Dairy Queen Classic All-Tournament Team when he went 6-12 in the Gophers' home tournament• opened the DQ Classic 2-4 with two runs scored and a RBI against New Mexico State (3/2)• had two doubles, two runs scored and two RBI to lead the Gophers to an 11-3 win over West Virginia (3/3)• went 6-11 in the Metrodome Classic vs. Stony Brook and Kansas (3/10-11)• had another two doubles, two RBI and 2-3 day against the Seawolves in the 7-1 win (3/10)• went 4-11 against Cal Poly and knocked in two runs (3/17-19)• opened the Big Ten Conference season with a four RBI and three runs scored against Michigan (3/30-4/1)• went 1-4 in each game against Northwestern in the series sweep (4/13-15)• went 2-4 with two runs scored, a RBI and a double in the come-from-behind win over North Dakota State (4/25)• after missing two games of the Nebraska series (4/11-13) due to injury, played in the series finale and went 3-5 with a RBI and a run scored• had a season-best three RBI in the season finale win over Illinois (5/19).

Academic All-Big Ten • batted .265 with 10 runs, 27 hits, three doubles, two triples and 18 RBI • played in 39 games, including 23 starts • of his starts, 11 came at first base, while 12 were as the designated hitter • tied for third in RBI with 18 • batted .293 against Big Ten Conference foes with six runs and 11 RBI • in his first collegiate start, went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a triple in the 3-1 win over Sacramento State (3/16) • went 1-for-3 in the 9-4 win over Cal Poly (3/27) • led the Gophers to a Big Ten opener win over Purdue (4/1) when he reached base twice and was 1-for-2 with a double and a career-high four RBI • went 2-for-3 with two RBI against Michigan State (4/8) • was 3-for-4 with two RBI in the loss to Michigan State (4/10) • added his second double of the season and went 2-for-5 with an RBI and run in the April 23, 3-2 win over Indiana • went 3-for-5 against Michigan (5/7) with three runs and an RBI • was 2-for-2 against North Dakota State (5/17) and had 2 RBI in the 8-5 win • hit his first collegiate triple in the May 19 game against Ohio State • also went 2-for-3 against the Buckeyes with a run and a walk • had two hits and a walk during the Big Ten Tournament.

Redshirted the 2010 season.

Graduated from CMR Russell High School • batted .393 with seven home runs, 20 doubles and seven triples, while going 8-0 with 37 strikeouts and a 4.39 ERA for the Great Falls Stallions Legion program in 2009 • batted .437 with 56 RBI and 24 extra-base hits in 2008 • two-time All-State honoree in Legion play • named All-State in football as a junior and All-Conference in his junior and senior seasons • three-time Academic All-State honoree and was a four-year starter at goaltender at "Midget AA".

Marketing major • son of Paula and Terry Olinger • lists most memorable sports thrill as winning 1-0 shootout victory in the Tier 2 National Hockey Championships • enjoys fishing, hunting, reading and ping pong in his spare time • born on May 25, 1990.


Around the Bases with Matt Fiedler


Junior Matt Fiedler has been all over the diamond early in his Gophers career.

Around the Bases with Jeff Fasching


Jeff Fasching, a sophomore pitcher, tossed eight innings of relief for the Gophers last season.

Around the Bases with Luke Pettersen


After a successful first season with the Gophers, Luke Pettersen enters his sophomore season on campus.

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