35   Ryan Olson
Ryan  Olson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Sterling, Ill.

High School:
Newman Central Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
P


03/01/2015

NIU Powers Way to Series Clinching Win at Tennessee Tech, 18-3

NIU is 5-5 through 10 games for first time since 2007

02/21/2015

Ninth Inning Rally Comes Up Short at No. 5 Texas Tech

Huskies fall to Red Raiders in doubleheader; two runs short in Saturday opener

02/15/2015

NIU Sweeps Weekend With Win Over South Dakota State

Huskies defeat the Jackrabbits, 9-6, to earn first opening weekend sweep since 2001

02/14/2015

Sisler Drives Home Six in 15-5 Win over Niagara

The DeKalb native finished 5-for-5 with three doubles and six RBI

02/12/2015

Kunigonis Era Kicks Off in Clarksville

NIU Baseball will play four games in Austin Peay's Governors Challenge

03/20/2014

2014 NIU Baseball - The Road Through Avon

To accomplish a great task, an unprecedented feat must be completed. You're either moving backwards, or you're moving forwards. It's time to move forward. It's time to take The Road Through Avon.

02/28/2014

2014 NIU Baseball Podcast - Southern Illinois

Week 3 of the NIU Baseball podcast returns to preview the Southern Illinois and review the Huskies trip to New Mexico.

02/19/2014

2014 NIU Baseball Podcast 2/19/14 - New Mexico

Week 2 of the NIU Baseball Podcast, where Head Coach Ed Mathey and Assistant Media Relations Director Matt Scheerer discuss all things NIU Baseball. This week, Mathey reviews the Huskies trip to Arizona and shares his thoughts on the series with Minnesota.

02/11/2014

NIU Baseball Podcast: 2/11/14

The NIU Baseball Podcast returns in 2014 for its second season, talking all things NIU baseball with Head Coach Ed Mathey and assistant media relations director Matt Scheerer. Join Ed and Matt as they discuss the upcoming series with Minnesota, preview the 2014 team and some of the happenings in the program.

11/01/2013

NIU Fall Baseball Podcast

The first ever fall update from Head Coach Ed Mathey on the NIU Baseball Podcast.

04/05/2014

Baseball: NIU vs Toledo

Photo highlights from game one of the Huskies baseball game versus Toledo April 5, 2013.

2014 SEASON (SOPHOMORE):
• Made 11 appearances with two midweek starts for the Huskies
• Threw 20.1 innings with a 3.10 earned run average, striking out and walking 10 batters
• Finished 1-2 on the year
• Hurled a career-high seven innings versus UW-Milwaukee, striking out four and walking two with one run allowed (April 9)
• Tossed 5.2 shutout innings on the year
• Earned lone win at Valparaiso, tossing 2.1 innings (33 pitches) while allowing one hit and walk (April 2)
• Made season-debut in Glendale, Ariz. in NIU's series finale with Minnesota, throwing a third of an inning (Feb. 16)
• Helped NIU pitching staff to MAC best 2.93 earned run average in conference play

2013 SEASON (FRESHMAN):

• Made seven appearances in relief
• Made a sterling debut, striking out one in a scoreless outing at Texas Tech (Feb. 17)
• Walked one but didn't allow a run in an inning at Nevada (Feb. 22)
• Shutout the Flames for an inning, picking up his first collegiate win at UIC (May 1)

NEWMAN CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL:
• Played three varsity baseball seasons at Newman Central Catholic High School
• Was an honorable mention all-conference pick in junior year
• Named team captain in 2011
• Pitched 46 innings, totaling a 3-6 record and 3.35 earned run average, with 66 strikeouts in junior year
• Had a 3-3 record as a sophomore, recording 20 strikeouts on the hill
• Mainly appeared in relief situations freshman year
• Played summer ball with the Northern Illinois Reds

PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS
• Son of Matt and Nancy Olson
• Looks up to his father because "he shaped who I am today"
• Plans to major in business and minor in political science
• Interested in becoming a lawyer after graduation
• Volunteered with the Sterling, Ill. annual food drive, YMCA and at the Woodlawn Arts Academy, working with special needs children

YEAR W-L ERA
G/GS
CG
SV IP H R
ER
HR
HBP BB SO AVG WHIP
2013 1-1 13.50 7/0 0 0 5.1 12 12 8 0 2 7 4 .414 3.56
2014 1-2 3.10 11/2 0 0 20.1 23 9 7 0 3 10 10 .299 1.62
CAREER 2-3 5.26 18/2 0 0 25.2 35 21 15 0 5 17 14 .330 2.03

CAREER HIGHS ENTERING 2015 SEASON:
Innings: 7.0 versus UW-Milwaukee (April 9, 2014)
Pitch count: 99 versus UW-Milwaukee (April 9, 2014)
Strikeouts: 4 versus UW-Milwaukee (April 9, 2014)
Walks: 4 at Bradley (April 16, 2014)
Runs: 5 at Nevada (Februrary 23, 2013)

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