3 Troy Larson  
Troy Larson

RS Senior

Oakdale, Minn.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 176





Larson Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

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


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.


Baseball's Larson Named an Academic All-American

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


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

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


Minnesota Shuts Out Illinois to Solidify Tournament Berth

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


Gophers Rally Past Illini

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


Minnesota 4, Cal Poly 1

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

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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).

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).

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.

Redshirted the 2009 season.

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.

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.