2014 • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON: Started 40 games, making appearances in all three outfield positions • batted .241 in 137 at-bats • strung together a team-best 18-game on-base streak • was 5-for-7 in stolen base attempts • had a .365 on-base percentage in 23 Big Ten games • walked multiple times in five games • hit 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run vs. Creighton (2/21) • had a career high three walks at Saint Mary's College (3/18) • was 2-for-4 with a double and run scored in the second game of a doubleheader against Northwestern (3/22) • swiped a base and hit in a run in a two hit game against Michigan State (3/19) • in a win over Michigan (4/4), hit in two runs and walked twice • was 3-for-8 with two RBIs in a doubleheader with Penn State (4/26) • hit a double and scored a run in a mid-week matchup against Concordia-Moorhead • hit 2-for-4 with a double at Indiana (5/16) • Academic All-Big Ten.
2013: Red-shirted the season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Member of the Eden Prairie High School Team and Eden Prairie Legion • 2012 team captain for the Eagles • Lions All-Star selection • during the regular season, led the Eagles with a .421 batting average, three home runs and had 13 runs and 11 runs batted in • also a part of the Eden Prairie American Legion National championship team • as a part of the 2011 championship team, batted .369 (31 hits in 84 at-bats) with 18 RBI and was the Eagles' fourth starter in the pitching rotation • In the championship game, hit the game-winning RBI against Tupelo, Miss. • played basketball for two years in high school.
PERSONAL: Sports Management major • graduated from Eden Prairie in 2012 • born Oct. 17, 1993 • son of LeeAnn Smith and Patrick Newman.