6 Matt Halloran  
Matt  Halloran

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Position:
C

Experience:
3L

Bats/Throws:
L/R


05/29/2013

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

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

05/03/2013

Gopher Baseball Pounces Nittany Lions, 11-2

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

04/30/2013

Gopher Spotlight: Junior Catcher Matt Halloran

Get to know the catcher from Eden Prairie, Minn.

04/16/2013

Gophers Use a Four-Run Seventh to Get Past Augsburg

Trailing 1-0, Minnesota plated four runs in the bottom of the fourth for a 4-1 win

03/27/2013

Gophers Win Last Game at the Metrodome

Minnesota defeated South Dakota State 5-1 in the midweek match

05/23/2013

Gophers Rally Past Illini

Minnesota rallied for a 3-2 win over Illinois in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.

03/14/2013

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.

02/24/2013

Gophers Split Doubleheader

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

04/27/2012

Minnesota 5, Iowa 4

The Golden Gophers defeated Iowa 5-4 on Friday night.

04/14/2012

Minnesota 2, Northwestern 1

Minnesota rallied in the ninth for a 2-1 win over Northwestern.

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2015 • REDSHIRT SENIOR SEASON:
Co-recipient of the Gophers' David Chelesnik Jr. Memorial Award (perseverance, courage and ability to overcome obstacles) after overcoming injury • played in 41 games with 35 starts at catcher • batted .234 with 12 runs and 24 RBIs • hit five doubles, a triple and three home runs • had seven games with multiple RBIs • ended the season on a 10-game on-base streak, including an eight-game hitting streak • caught 11 runners stealing and had a .991 fielding percentage • Academic All-Big Ten. Game Highlights: Hit 1-for-3 with three RBIs at FGCU (2/27) • went 2-for-4 including a double, with three RBIs and a run scored at Creighton (3/8) • 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI against James Madison (3/15) • hit a home run at Richmond (3/17) • hit 2-for-4 at Maryland (3/21) • went 2-for-5 with a triple, two RBIs and a run at Rutgers (4/4) • hit a home run, going 1-for-4 with two runs against North Dakota State (4/14) • hit 2-for4 with a double, two RBIs and a run against Penn State (4/19) • went 1-for-2 with a home run, two runs and two RBIs against Kansas State to start his 10-game on-base streak (4/28) • batted 2-for-3 at Iowa (5/8) • collected a hit in each game against Michigan State, driving in four runs during the series (5/15-5/16).

2014:
Started five games, one at catcher and four at designated hitter • hit an RBI double against Northern Illinois • picked up a run and RBI in three at-bats vs Creighton (2/21) • season ended early due to injury • Academic All-Big Ten.

2013 • JUNIOR SEASON:

Academic All-Big Ten • hit to a mark of .225 in 142 at bats in 47 games • started at catcher in 35 of his 36 starts • tied for the team lead in multiple RBI games with seven • ranked second on the team in doubles (13), RBI (26), and home runs (2) • fifth on the team with a .359 slugging %• maintained a .986 fielding percentage while throwing out 14 of 37 potential base stealers • held a five game hitting streak between 4/27-5/5 • had eight multiple hit games • went 2-5 with two RBI, one run scored, and a home run against Nebraska-Omaha (3/12) • hit two doubles while going 2-5 with an RBI against Indiana St. • went 1-3 with a run scored and two RBI in the South Dakota St. game (3/27) • in a three game series at Iowa (4/26-28) went a combined 4-11 (.364) with three runs scored, five RBI, and three extra base hits • his four RBI against Iowa (4/27) set a single-game career high • had two hits in four at-bats and a run scored against Nebraska (5/11) • went 2-3 with two RBI and a HBP against Illinois (5/17) • started all four games at catcher in the Big Ten Tournament, batted 5-15 (.333) with two doubles, four RBI, a walk, and a home run.

2012 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Third-Team All-Big Ten honoree • Academic All-Big Ten• batted .307 in 150 at bats and played in 48 games • ranked fourth on the team in hits (46) and RBI (23) • held a .386 on-base percentage and a .407 slugging percentage• had 12 multiple-hit games and an eight-game hit streak • batted .321 in Big Ten Conference play • had three hits and 16 putouts in the Hamline win (3/7) • went 2-5 against Kansas (3/10) • went 1-3 with two RBI in the 4-3 win over Cal Poly (3/19) • went 2-4 with two doubles, a RBI and a run scored in the 9-3 win over South Dakota State (3/28) • opened the Big Ten Conference season against Michigan and went 1-3 win a run scored (3/30) • hit a bottom of the 10th, walkoff home run over Michigan to help the Gophers to a series sweep (4/1) • went 5-11 in the Northwestern series sweep, including two 2-4 games (4/13-15) • knocked in two runs and went 3-5 against Michigan State (4/21) • reached base three of four times in the win over MSU (4/21) when he was hit by a pitch twice and had a run scored and had a hit • held a career-high three RBI when he hit a two-run home run and had a run scored in the 5-4 win over Iowa (4/27) • had five RBI in the series win over the Hawkeyes • held a career-high 4-4 game with a walk and a run scored against Nebraska (5/13).

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Appeared in 14 games, making nine starts at catcher, and batted .125 with three doubles and a run batted in • letterwinner• his first two collegiate hits were each doubles, versus Gonzaga on March 12 and at Sacramento State on March 16 • went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI at Sacramento State on March 17.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Graduated from Eden Prairie High School • coached by his father Mike Halloran and Scott Hackett • named All-State, All-Area and All-Conference as a senior • was also a candidate for the state award for Mr. Baseball • helped lead Eden Prairie to the 2010 State Championship • also played hockey and football for Eden Prairie • was part of the 2008-09 State Championship hockey team at Eden Prairie • also played on the Eden Prairie Legion team that finished runner-up in the World Series • received the Rawlings Big Stick Award for compiling the most total bases in the national tournament • batted .431 with 10 home runs and 70 RBI during the Legion season • as a senior he also went 18-2-1 with a .925 save percentage in net for the Eden Prairie hockey team.

PERSONAL:
Entrepreneurial Management major • son of Michael and Laura Halloran • his father, Michael, played for the Gophers from 1984-87 • lists biggest sports thrills as playing in the Legion World Series and playing in the state championship at Target Field • enjoys fishing and hunting in his spare time • born on Aug. 29, 1991.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year GP GS Avg AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SLG BB SO SB SBA
2011 14 9 .125 32 0 4 1 3 0 0 .219 1 12 0 0
2012 48 37 .307 150 19 46 23 5 2 2 .407 12 23 0 1
2013 47 36 .225 142 14 32 26 13 0 2 .359 8 22 1 1
2014 6 5 .053 19 1 1 2 1 0 0 .105 3 4 0 0
2015 41 35 .234 128 12 30 24 5 1 3 .359 10 32 1 1
Total 156 122 .219 471 46 103 76 27 3 7 .253 34 93 2 3

BIG TEN STATISTICS

Year GP GS Avg AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SLG BB SO SB SBA
2011 5 3 .000 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 3 0 0
2012 23 20 .321 84 11 27 14 1 1 2 .429 4 14 0 0
2013 19 15 .233 60 6 14 10 5 0 0 .317 5 9 0 0
2015 22 20 .258 66 5 17 9 3 1 0 .333 4 22 1 1
Total 69 58 .270 215 22 58 33 9 2 2 .358 14 48 1 1