18   Dan Atkenson
Dan Atkenson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Orland Park, IL

High School:
Sandburg

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220

Position:
P

Experience:
3Sq

B/T:
R/R


2007: Made five appearances and struck out nine in his 6.2 innings of work ... Fanned four in 2.1 innings during NIU's spring trip ... Struck out three in 2.0 innings while allowing one hit against New Jersey Tech (3/15) ... Worked 3.0 innings and struck out two at UW-Milwaukee (5/2) ... Struck out two in one inning of work vs. Chicago State (5/15) ... Racked up seven victories for the Crestwood Panthers of the Chicago Suburban Baseball League during the summer season.


2006: Made two appearances, totaling 2.1 innings on the season ... Tossed 2.0 innings at Nevada (3/18) ... Threw 0.1 innings in lone MAC outing vs. Kent State (4/8).

2005: Pitched in five games, totaling 7.2 innings with eight strikeouts on the year ... Made collegiate debut with a one-inning stint, striking out two, at Texas Tech (2/12) ... Threw 4.1 innings in appearance at Western Michigan (4/8) ... Pitched two scoreless innings while fanning two against Central Michigan (4/23).

2004: Redshirted.

High School: Named Most Valuable Player of Illinois High School Association Tournament after a record-setting one-hit shutout of Edwardsville in state championship game during his senior season ... Only pitcher in school history to earn wins in two Supersectional games, including a victory over Tinley Park Andrew as a senior ... Served as team captain and went 5-4 with 3.65 ERA while pitching 46.0 innings and striking out 30 during his senior campaign ... Went 8-2 with 2.40 ERA, eight complete games and 55 strikeouts in 59.2 innings as a junior ... Won seven games and posted a 2.08 ERA during his sophomore season ... Went 9-0 with nine complete games as a freshman ... Named to Honor Roll all eight semesters.

Personal: Preventive and rehabilitative exercise science major ... Four-time Huskie Scholar (3.0-3.49 cumulative GPA) ... Born Oct. 12, 1984 ... Son of Walter and Susan Atkenson ... Hobbies include working out and "staying fit" ... Nicknamed "Danamal."

ATKENSON'S CAREER STATISTICS
YR	W	L	SV	ERA	G/GS	CG	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	HBP
2007	0	0	0	10.80	5/0	0	6.2	13	9	8	5	9	1
2006	0	0	0	27.00	2/0	0	2.1	5	8	7	2	1	3
2005	0	0	0	10.57	5/0	0	7.2	10	11	9	6	8	2
Career	0	0	0	12.96	12/0	0	16.2	28	28	24	13	18	6

ATKENSON'S CAREER HIGHS Innings Pitched: 4.1, at Western Michigan, 4/8/05 Strikeouts: 3, vs. New Jersey Tech, 3/15/07

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