2014 REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON:
Hit .310 in 58 at-bats had a .765 on-base + slugging percentage made starts at DH, left field and catcher tied for third on the team with a hitting streak of eight games (4/6-26) had first career two-RBI game in a win over Coastal Carolina (3/8) Hit 3-for-4 with three runs and an RBI at St. Mary's (3/19) hit an RBI double and walked in the series finale at Michigan (4/6) had another RBI double three days later in a loss to South Dakota State (4/9) in as start as designated hitter, drove in a run against Iowa (4/19) had a pinch hit against Penn State (4/26) was 2-for-2 with two runs and a double against Purdue (5/9) Academic All-Big Ten.
Red-shirted the season.
Graduated from La Cresent High School in 2012 named an All-State selection both his senior and junior years held a single-season .495 batting average, 22 runs batted in, two home runs in 99 at bats and stole 35 bases Under-Armor Preseason All-American as a junior Winona Daily News Player of the Year as a junior when he hit .457 with 43 hits and scored 40 runs in 29 games LaCresent's career leader, with 30 stolen bases as a freshman, 33 as a sophomore, and 25 as a junior four-time all-conference selection helped lead La Crescent baseball to a Class AA state championship (2009), a state runner-up and three state appearances finished his high school career as a 13-time letterwinner (four in baseball, four in hockey and five in football) also all-conference selections in both football and hockey and played for the La Crescent Legion Team also on the football all-state academic team.
Born September 18, 1993 son of Russ and Kristi Traxler is the third member of the family to attend the University of Minnesota as his parents, Russ and Kristi, are graduates has two older siblings, Trent and Tracy plans to major is business marketing education.