2014 • JUNIOR SEASON: Received the Gophers' Richard "Chief" Siebert Most Valuable Player Award • hit .272 with a team-leading 30 RBIs • led the team and ranked 10th in the Big Ten with 15 doubles • hit two home runs on the season • tied for team lead with four three-hit games • started 42 of 46 games he played, spending time in left field, in center field, at second base and at third base • second on the team with a .396 slugging percentage • hit .275 in 91 Big Ten at-bats • hit 3-for-6 with a home run, two doubles, three runs and three RBIs at St. Mary's (3/18) • added another double, two runs and two RBIs in the second game (3/19) • drove in Gophers' only two runs with a double in win vs. Northwestern (3/23) • had three RBIs and three hits in an extra-innings win over Michigan (4/4) • was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a double in a mid-week game at South Dakota State (4/9) • had two RBIs at Florida State (5/3) • hit game-tying home run in bottom of the ninth vs. Purdue, and the Gophers went on to win (5/10-11) • had two hits and two runs in two Big Ten Tournament games (5/21-22) • Academic All-Big Ten.
2013 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Was named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team • played in 32 games and batted .237 in 59 at-bats • reached base in five straight games (3/22-30) • started at second base 17 times • in 80 chances produced a .988 fielding percentage and turned nine double plays • came into a game a substitute 15 times (fourth on the team) • set a career high in slugging percentage (.356) • went 1-4 with an RBI and a run in an Opening Day win over UCLA (2/15) • doubled and scored a run in a start against Western Michigan (2/22) • hit his first career triple in a 2-3 performance with a run scored against Utah (3/2) • walked and doubled in a 5-1 against Western Illinois (3/9) • produced an RBI while going 1-3 in the first game of a double header against Michigan (3/30) • hit a game-winning solo homerun against Ohio St. (4/7) • walked twice and scored once in a 4-1 win over Augsburg.
2012 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Earned his first letter when he played in 35 games and started in 26 • batted .192 in his rookie campaign • had 49 putouts and 69 assists • had five RBI, eight runs scored in 78 at bats • saw action in 11 Big Ten games • in first collegiate at bat, hit a double and a RBI against St. John's (2/18) • went 2-6 with a RBI in the win over Hamline (3/7) • had a hit in each game of the Cal Poly series and scored a run (3/19) • had a career-high game against Nebraska-Omaha (4/17) when he went 3-3 with three runs scored, a RBI, a walk and two stolen bases • walked and scored a run in the extra-inning win over Michigan State (4/21) • hit doubles in back-to-back games against Iowa (4/28-29) • scored two runs and went 1-1 with a career-high three walks in the final game at Siebert Field (5/1).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Eden Prairie High School • high school coaches were Mike Halloran and Scott Hackett • helped the Eagles to a Minnesota state championship in 2010 • also Lake Conference and Section 2AAA champions in 2010 • selected to play in the Lion's All-Star Tournament • all-state with the Eagles in 2011 • named all-conference honoree his sophomore, junior and senior season • letterwinner in both baseball and wrestling • starter for the Eden Prairie Legion team that was national runner-ups in 2010 and national champions in 2011 • hit a double, a triple and knocked in four RBI en route to the Legion championship.
PERSONAL: Business and Marketing Education major • son of Alan and Stacy Skjefte • brother, Lucas, plays baseball for Minnesota State University, Mankato • likes to hunt and fish • lists winning the 2011 American Legion World Series as his most memorable sports thrill.