Junior shortstop Terrin Vavra is a year removed from back issues that sidelined him in 2016.
The University of Minnesota will be placing 18 stuedent-athletes in summer leagues this year, setting an NCAA and Northwoods League record for most student-athletes placed in one program in back-to-back years.
Team awards were handed out in annual gathering of team and family on Tuesday night
Freshman listed on 2016 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Watch List for outstanding play
Preview the upcoming 2016 with a look at the infielders on the Gophers roster
2017 SUMMER BASEBALL Played for the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League • slashed .279/.351/.382 in 24 games for Cotuit • knocked out one home run, adding four doubles, 10 RBIs, 12 runs, and four stolen bases.
2017 | SOPHOMORE Had a .308 batting average in 50 starts • smacked two home runs while driving in 19 runs and scoring 26 times • was tied for the team lead with seven stolan bases • led the team with a .395 batting average in Big Ten Play along with a .421 on-base percentage • Named to the Dairy Queen Classic All-Tournament Team • Academic All-Big Ten. Game Highlights: Recorded one hit, one walk, one RBI and scored two runs at UC Irvine (2/18) • scored twice vs Seattle U (2/26) • picked up a RBI on two hits vs NDSU (2/28) • smacked three hits, stole one base and scored one run vs Hawaii (3/2) • had two hits and one run scored vs Oral Roberts (3/3) • stole one base and recorded two singles vs Hawaii (3/4) • drove in one run on two hits while scoring one run vs South Dakota State (3/7) • was 2-3 with a triple and one run scored vs Milwaukee (3/8) • scored two runs on two hits at Sacramento State (3/17) • drove in one run on a triple at Sacramento State (3/18) • scored one run on two hits and drove in one at Ohio State (3/25) • drew three walks at Kansas (3/28) • had three hits, one stolen base and one run scored at Michigan State (4/1) • recorded two singles at Michigan State (4/2) • hit his first home run of the season on a 3-5 day at Inidiana that included two RBIs and two runs scored • scored one run on two hits at Indiana (4/15) • drove in two runs on two hits, including a home run vs Nebraska (4/21) • was 2-5 with one run scored vs Nebraska (4/23) • scored two runs after a hit and a walk vs Illinois (4/28) • went 3-5 with a double, a triple, one RBI and scored two runs at Penn State (5/6) • scored four runs on three hits while driving in two runs vs Penn State (5/7) • had one RBI on one double vs No. 10 Long Beach State (5/12) • was 2-4 with one RBI and one run scored vs No. 10 Long Beach State (5/13) • recorded three hits vs Rutgers (5/16) • went 3-4 vs Purdue (5/19) • was 2-3 with one walk, one double, one RBI and one run scored vs Indiana (5/24) • recorded a double and a walk while driving in one run and scoring one run vs Indiana (5/26) in the Big Ten Tournament.
2016 | FRESHMAN Named to Brooks Wallace Award Watch List, given to the nation's top shortstop • made 32 appearances in the lineup, including 28 starts • hit .358 with 43 hits, including six doubles, two triples and a home run • slugged at a .467 clip and held an on-base percentage of .398 • maintained a .980 fielding percentage at shortstop. Game Highlights: Made collegiate debut versus Utah Valley (2/20) in a pinch-hit appearance and went 1-for-1 with a run scored • hit 3-for-5 with three RBI in first start against Utah (2/21) • drilled an RBI-triple as the designated hitter versus Oregon State (2/21) • went 6-for-10 with a double and a walk in series at Campbell (2/26-2/28) • picked up five hits and scored a run at Georgia State (3/4-3/6) • tallied three hits, two runs and an RBI in series at Seattle U (3/11-3/16) • went 3-for-8 with three runs, a double and an RBI at Utah Valley (3/18-3/19) • picked up two RBI and notched a single with five assists in the field against Augsburg (3/22) • picked up six hits with two RBI in series at No. 23 Missouri State (3/25-3/26) • scorched a two-RBI triple as a pinch-hitter versus Saint Mary's (3/30) • tallied four hits, including a double, and added seven putouts in a home series against Iowa (4/1-4/3) • went 3-for-3 with three RBI, two runs and first career home run off the scoreboard at Siebert Field against Northern Illinois (4/6) • laced an RBI double down the left field line at No. 25 Michigan (4/8) • started at shortstop after missing 21 games with an injury against Ohio State (5/19) • drew a pinch-hit at-bat versus Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament (5/26) • laced a two-run double and scored once against Binghamton (6/4) • picked up a pair of base knocks and scored a run versus Wake Forest (6/5).
2016 SUMMER BASEBALL Played for the Duluth Huskies in the Northwoods League • tallied 14 hits in as many games after joining the team mid-season • scored eight runs and contributed five RBI to go along with a .333 on-base percentage • closed the season with a hit in five of his last six games and seven of his last 10 contests • played in NWL Major League Showcase.
HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Menomonie High School in 2015 • racked up 42 RBI last season and was the Big Rivers Conference Player of the Year • Northwest District Player of the Year and First-Team All-State selection • hit .397 as a sophomore and .405 as a junior • batted .414 in 2012 as the first Menomonie freshman to start every varsity game in a season • earned Big Rivers Conference honors every year, and claimed All-District I second-team recognition in 2013 and honorable mention in 2014 • A honor roll student who also played hockey for Menomonie.
PERSONAL Undecided major • son of Joe and Lisa Vavra • father, Joe, is currently the Minnesota Twins bench coach • older brothers Tanner and Trey both played college baseball and are currently in the Twins’ minor league system • born May 12, 1997.
BIG TEN STATISTICS
Circling the Bases ... with Danny Kapala
1/19/2018 - Baseball
GopherSports.com asked the tough questions of Minnesota’s nine rookies ahead of the 2018 spring season. Next up, we get to know Gopher freshman left-handed pitcher Danny Kapala.
Offseason Outlook: Nebraska, St. John's, St. Louis
1/18/2018 - Baseball
Continuing an ongoing series previewing the Gophers' 2018 opponents week-by-week heading into the season opener.
Gophers Trio Rated Among Big Ten's Best
1/17/2018 - Baseball
Micah Coffey and Toby Hanson were named to College Baseball Daily's Preseason All-Big Ten Team; Luke Pettersen is an Honorable Mention.