8 Mark Tatera  
Mark Tatera

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Eagan, Minn.

High School:
The Academy of Holy Angels

Last College:
Duke University

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Position:
C/UT

Experience:
TR

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

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

04/14/2013

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

04/13/2013

Gophers Clinch Series With 6-3 Win at Northwestern

Minnesota scored three runs on Northwestern wild pitches to aide in win

04/12/2013

Fourteen Strikeouts and Abrahamson's Home Run Lifts Gophers to 4-2 Win

Minnesota improved to 5-2 in the Big Ten and 20-13 on the season

2013 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Academic All-Big Ten • earned first letter • played in 38 games with 89 at-bats with a .258 average batted in 13 runs • had a .977 fielding percentage in 43 chances • played all over the field in his 19 starts, making starts at first base (3 games), third base (4), right field (2), and designated hitter (10) • held a six game hit streak (2/29-4/12) • had five multi-hit games • led the team in triples (3) • slugged a .360 slugging percentage, fourth on the team • entered the game as a substitute 19 times • tied for third on the team in sacrifice bunts (3) • batted .286 and got on base at a .375 clip in Big Ten play • started two games in the Indiana St. series (3/16-17) went a combined 3-6 (.500) with two doubles, two runs, and an RBI • hit a career high four RBIs, while also producing two triples, two runs, and a walk at Kansas St. (3/19) • went 1-3 with two walks, an RBI, and a run scored in a loss to Michigan (3/30) • picked up three hits, three runs, and an RBI in a 7-0 win over Ohio St. (4/5) • batted in two in a pinch hit single against Augsburg (4/16) • played in three Big Ten Tournament games (vs. Indiana 5/23, Illinois 5/24, and Nebraska 5/24) • went 2-3 and a run scored in a win against Illinois (5/24).

2012:
Redshirted the season.

DUKE CAREER:
Played in 28 games with the Blue Devils, including eight starts • held a batting average of .205 with eight hits, five runs, seven RBI, two doubles and eight walks • also had four hit by pitch • held a on-base percentage of .392 • made the ACC Academic Honor Roll. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at Academy of Holy Angels • team captain as a junior and senior• hit .419 with 10 extra-base hits and 19 runs as a senior on the way to all-state, all-metro and all-conference honors...named first team Academic All-State as a senior • selected to play in the Lion's All-Star Tournament • member of three consecutive conference championships • named team's defensive MVP • selected as a member of Team Minnesota and played in the Midwest Classic Baseball Tournament two-year letterwinner in soccer and three in academics after holding a GPA of 3.6 or higher • member of the National Honor Society • four-year honor roll student • garnered high honors and Honor of Distinction all four years • nine-time recipient of the Missota Conference Gold Award, given for owning a GPA of at least 3.5 during the sport season.

PERSONAL:
Majoring in biology, society and environment • born September 20, 1991 • son of Jim and Jane Tatera • has a brother, John, and a sister, Kim • father played baseball for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.