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.


Gophers in the Pros (June 19 Update)

Gophers in the Pros (June 19 Update)

6/19/2018 - Baseball

"Gophers in the Pros" will provide a bi-weekly update during the summer months for fans to keep up with former Gopher Baseball players as they compete at the next level.

ABCA/Rawlings Name Three Gophers All-Americans

ABCA/Rawlings Name Three Gophers All-Americans

6/16/2018 - Baseball

The last of the major organizations to name Division I All-Americans tabbed three Gophers as All-Americans in 2018.

PerfectGame Tabs Gophers as Freshmen All-Americans

PerfectGame Tabs Gophers as Freshmen All-Americans

6/14/2018 - Baseball

PerfectGame became the latest organization to honor Patrick Fredrickson and Max Meyer as Freshman All-Americans

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