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Dan Motl
Dan  Motl

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Burnsville, Minn.

High School:
Burnsville

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190

Position:
OF

Experience:
3L

Bats/Throws:
R/R


06/01/2016

Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.

06/01/2016

Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.

05/31/2016

Gopher Baseball Holds Successful Team Banquet

Team awards were handed out in annual gathering of team and family on Tuesday night

05/24/2016

Anderson, Fiedler Highlight B1G Awards

10 Gophers honored by league office for outstanding regular seasons on the diamond

02/14/2016

2016 Season Preview: Outfielders and Catchers

Experience highlights groups of outfielders and catchers heading into the 2016 campaign

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.

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2016 • SENIOR SEASON:
Tabbed All-Big Ten Second Team • led the team with 42 runs scored and 19 doubles • hit .336, slugged .485 and reached base at a .398 clip • recorded 25 extra-base hits, including three triples and three homers • drew 22 walks and swiped seven bases • finished second on the team with 77 hits • paced the club with 34 hits in conference play, including a team-best three triples, and four stolen bases • received the annual David Chelesnik Jr. Memorial Award • Academic All-Big Ten. Game Highlights: Notched a double and an RBI in the season opener versus Utah (2/19) • hit 2-for-4 with two runs, a double and an RBI against Utah Valley (2/20) • tallied a pair of 2-for-5 performances and scored a run in contests at Campbell (2/26-2/27) • recorded 18 putouts in four starts in center field at Seattle U (3/11-3/16) • went 4-for-8 with two runs, two walks and an RBI at Utah Valley (3/18-3/20) • hit 2-for-3 an RBI and scored a run against Augsburg (3/22) • tallied a pair of RBI singles in series win at No. 23 Missouri State (3/25-3/26) • picked up two hits, scored twice and recorded a putout in doubleheader split with Iowa (4/3) • went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI against Northern Illinois (4/6) • broke open the back end of the twin bill at No. 25 Michigan with an RBI single (4/8) • laced a run-scoring single and drew a walk against South Dakota State (4/12) • drilled four hits, including one double and a triple, and added three RBI in series win versus Maryland (4/15-4/17) • reached base twice by way of a single and a walk and scored a run against North Dakota State (4/19) • collected six hits, three runs, one RBI and a stolen base in series sweep at Northwestern (4/22-4/24) • drilled a double to highlight 2-for-4 night at the plate with a run at North Dakota State (4/26) • tallied five hits, including a pair of doubles, to go along with two RBI and one run as the leadoff hitter in series win at Illinois (4/29-5/1) • blasted five hits, including his second home run of the season, and crossed the plate three times in midweek non-conference series sweep against Kansas (5/3-5/4) • belted a no-doubt roundtripper to highlight a six-hit weekend at the plate that featured three doubles, three RBI and three runs to cap a 14-game hitting streak versus Indiana (5/6-5/8) • scored a career-high four runs and reached base four times by way of two singles, one double and a walk in a 14-4 series-clinching win at Purdue (5/14) • drilled game-clinching two-out, two-RBI single to right and netted a double that secured the sweep at Purdue (5/15) • set a career-high with a 4-for-4 performance that featured three runs and a double at South Dakota State (5/17) • rattled off five hits, including a triple, and added two RBI in final regular season series against Ohio State (5/19-5/21) • netted three hits and scored a run in the Big Ten Tournament (5/25-5/26) • laced a double and scored a run against Wake Forest (6/3) • collected a pair of base knocks and added an RBI versus Binghamton (6/4).

SUMMER BASEBALL:
Played for the Willmar Stingers in the Northwoods League • played in 63 games and hit .312 • held a slugging percentage of .437 and got on base at a .413 clip • laced 72 hits, including 13 doubles, five triples and three home runs, and added 21 RBI • finished in the top-15 in the NWL in average, runs, triples and walks (40) • recorded a hit in 46 games • held a 10-game hitting streak and a pair of 6-game streaks • participated in the NWL All-Star Game at the midway point of the season • tabbed NWL Postseason All-Star • played in NWL Major League Showcase.

2015 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Started 36 games, primarily in center field • batted .291 with a .359 on-base percentage, 30 runs scored and 19 driven in • hit nine doubles and three home runs • recorded a 17-game hitting streak (3/13-4/18) and 21-game on-base streak (3/13-5/9), the longest such streaks by a Gopher in four years • batted 30-for-64 (.469) during the hitting streak, which ended his first game back in the lineup after an injury (5/5) • succeeded on 13 of 16 stolen base attempts, tied for seventh in the Big Ten at the end of the regular season • his seven steals in conference play ranked fifth • hit .312 with six doubles and three home runs in Big Ten play • Academic All-Big Ten. Game Highlights: Went 2-for-5 with a run and two RBIs at Houston (2/15) • started his hitting streak with a 2-for-4 day against James Madison (3/13) with two runs, an RBI, a double and a walk • scored a season-high three runs and went 3-for-4 with an RBI against Monmouth (3/15) • led off a game with his first career home run at Maryland (3/21) • went 3-for-3 with two runs vs. St. John's (3/31) • went 3-for-5 with a double, a run, two RBIs and a stolen base at Rutgers, then hit 2-for-5 with two runs, two more RBIS, a home run and another steal in the second game of the doubleheader (4/4) • hit a pair of doubles at Nebraska (4/11) • went 3-for-5 in the second game (4/12) • homered in a 2-for-5, two-run, two-RBI game against Michigan State (5/15).

2014 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Started 29 games in center field, with a .969 fielding percentage • missed some action after an injury early in the season, but re-entered the lineup in late March • nine-game hitting streak was second-longest on team (4/26-5/10) • had nine multi-hit games • had a .283 batting average and .646 on-base + slugging percentage • received the team's George Thomas Most Improved Player Award • Academic All-Big Ten. Game Highlights: Went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and run scored against Northern Illinois (2/15) • in the Michigan series (4/4-6) went 2-for-6 (.300) with a stolen base and run scored • hit a double while going 2-for-2 in an extra innings loss to Nebraska (4/13) • swiped a base in a multi-hit game against Iowa (4/19) • hit 3-for-4 with a triple at Iowa (4/20) • had four hits, two RBIs, three runs, a stolen base and was hit by pitch in a doubleheader against Penn State (4/26) • hit two doubles against Augsburg (5/6) • had a season-high three RBIs in a 2-for-5 effort against Purdue (5/10) • scored both of Minnesota's runs in a win at Indiana (5/15).

2013 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Played in 27 games, starting in 14 • batted .194 with a .356 on-base percentage • scored eight runs and had three RBI • had a 1.000 fielding percentage and 28 putouts. Game Highlights: Started and smacked a double against Western Michigan for his first collegiate hit (2/23) • batted 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs vs. Utah (3/2) • walked twice and drove in a run vs. Western Illinois (3/8) • went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI against Iowa (4/26).

HIGH SCHOOL:

Two-time all-state selection as a junior and senior with Burnsville Blaze • named a finalist for the Lions Male Amateur Athlete of the Year • Lions All-Star • Academic All-State • Mr. Baseball finalist • starting centerfielder for the Blaze • as a senior, batted .413 with 14 runs batted in, 29 runs scored and had an on-base percentage of .478 • team captain as a senior • batted .456 as a junior, with a school record 41 runs scored, had 18 runs batted in and 25 stolen bases in just 27 games • helped the Blaze to the Minnesota Class AAA State Championship in 2011 • all-conference selection as a junior and senior in baseball as well as all-conference in football (quarterback) • played summer American Legion ball with the Burnsville Cobras.

PERSONAL:
Sports Management major • Born January 20, 1994 • son of Kevin and Mary Motl • has two older siblings, Kyle and Mandy • father, Kevin, played football at Wisconsin and grandfather was a part of the 1941 national championship basketball team, also at Wisconsin • enjoys going to the family cabin, hunting and fishing.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year GP GS Avg AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SLG BB SO SB SBA
2013 27 14 .194 36 8 7 3 1 0 0 .222 8 12 0 1
2014 35 29 .283 106 14 30 8 4 1 0 .340 5 24 7 7
2015 36 36 .291 141 30 41 19 9 0 3 .418 9 32 13 16
2016 53 53 .336 229 42 77 31 19 3 3 .485 22 36 7 9
Total 151 132 .303 512 94 155 61 33 4 6 .418 44 104 27 33

BIG TEN STATISTICS

Year GP GS Avg AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SLG BB SO SB SBA
2013 8 3 .250 8 2 2 1 0 0 0 .250 2 2 0 0
2014 22 18 .333 63 12 21 6 2 1 0 .397 3 14 6 6
2015 20 20 .312 77 18 24 11 6 0 3 .506 7 21 7 9
2016 23 23 .333 102 18 34 16 9 3 1 .510 10 18 4 6
Total 73 64 .324 250 50 81 34 17 4 4 .472 22 55 17 21

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