3 Troy Larson  
Troy Larson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Oakdale, Minn.

High School:
Hill-Murray

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 176

Position:
IF/OF

Experience:
3

Bats/Throws:
R/R


07/24/2013

Larson Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

The Academic All-American will enter medical school in the fall

07/10/2013

Big Ten Conference Honors 49 Gophers as Distinguished Scholars

Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.

05/31/2013

Baseball's Larson Named an Academic All-American

This is Larson's second-straight year as an Academic All-American

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

05/18/2013

Minnesota Shuts Out Illinois to Solidify Tournament Berth

The Gophers used two pitchers to complete the 2-0 shutout

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.

03/18/2012

Minnesota 4, Cal Poly 1

The Golden Gophers earned a 4-1 win at the Metrodome over Cal Poly.

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2012 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Academic All-American • Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholar Athlete • Academic All-Big Ten selection • holds one of the top grade point averages in the Gopher student-athlete body • batted .304 and played in 42 games with 37 starts• scored 22 runs, 42 hits and 50 total bases in 138 at bats• held the leadoff spot in 21 games • walked 13 times and tied a team-high eight stolen bases• had 14 multiple-hit games and a nine-game hit streak• went 2-4 with a run scored in the 7-1 win over Stony Brook (3/10)• began his nine-game hit streak against the Seawolves when he went 1-3 with a run scored (3/11)• was 3-5 with two doubles and two runs scored in the Kansas State loss (3/13)• went 6-10 in the series win over Cal Poly (3/17-19)• also scored five runs in that span• ended his streak March 24, but followed with a 3-4 day against The Citadel (3/25) and scored two runs• had a season-best three RBI and went 2-3 in the 9-3 win against South Dakota State (3/28)• opened the Big Ten Conference season with a 2-4 night and two runs scored against Michigan (3/30)• suffered an ankle injury against Ohio State (4/7), which sidelined him for three weeks• returned to the Gopher lineup vs. Iowa (4/27)• first game back as a starter, went 2-5 vs. the Hawkeyes• had a double and went 2-5 in the St. Thomas win (5/1)• scored three runs during the Nebraska series (5/11-13).

2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholar Athlete • Academic All-Big Ten selection • played in 49 games, including 29 starts in center and left field • batted .250 with 19 runs, 17 RBI, two triples and four stolen bases • batted .310 in Big Ten Conference play with nine runs and nine RBI • held an eight-game hitting streak and six multiple-RBI games • fifth on the team in runs scored (19) • earned his first hit and run of the season in the 7-1 win over Delaware State (2/27) • went 1-2 with a walk, two runs, an RBI and a stolen base in the 8-1 win over Gonzaga on March 11 • had two RBI, a run and a sacrifice fly in the 9-4 win over Cal-Poly • added his first double of the season and went 2-4 against Northwestern (4/17) • vs. Northwestern, started an eight-game hit streak in which he had 13 hits and six RBI • went 1-3 with a walk in the 3-2 win against Indiana on April 23 • had five hits and three RBI in the Indiana series (4/23-24) • hit a triple for the Gophers' lone hit in the 1-0 win over Iowa on April 29 • went 2-5 with two runs and a sacrifice fly in the 5-4 win (12 innings) over Iowa on April 30 • had two RBI and went 2-5 in the 11-10 win against Michigan on May 7 • pinch hit in the May 19 game against Ohio State and delivered an RBi single and a 3-2 win • went 1-4 with a walk and a run and RBI in the 8-2 Penn State win during the Big Ten Tournament • had a triple and went 2-4 with two runs in the 9-4 Ohio State win in the Big Ten Tournament (5/27).

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholar Athlete • Batted .280 with 39 runs, eight stolen bases, 17 RBI and one home run • made his first collegiate appearance on Feb. 19 against Akron, going 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit single in his first career at-bat • went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored against Harvard on March 12 • went a career-best 4-for-6 with one RBI, three runs scored and a double against Purdue April 3 • went 2-for-4 with a triple, a double, two RBI, and two runs scored against Hamline on April 6 • was 2-for-4 with two RBI against Michigan State on April 11 • went 3-for-5 with one run scored against South Dakota State on April 14 • was 1-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored and his first career home run against Iowa on May 1 • went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs against Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament Championship on May 29.

2009:
Redshirted the 2009 season.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Graduated from Hill-Murray High School • coached by Tom Quinlan and Bill Lechner • named All-State and All-Metro as a senior in 2008 • received All-Conference honors in 2007 and 2008 • led team to a Section Championship in 2007, and a State Tournament appearance that year • batted .427 with 17 runs and 12 RBI in the regular-season of his senior year.

PERSONAL:
Majoring in genetics, cell biology & development biological science • son of Dale and Faye Larson • lists winning Section Final his junior season and advancing to the State Tournament as his biggest sports thrill • likes to play ping-pong and tennis in his spare time • born on July 15, 1990.