35   Ryan Olson
Ryan  Olson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Sterling, Ill.

High School:
Newman Central Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
P


06/04/2015

Huskies Spread from Cape Cod to Canadian Rockies in Summer Baseball Leagues

Andrew Frankenreider signs to Cape Cod League; DeKalb native Brian Sisler in Calgary

05/09/2015

Huskies and Broncos Even in Series

Gasser hits walk-off single in game one to open series

04/29/2015

Huskies Win Fourth-Straight; Defeat Valpo, 5-3

Micah McCulloch drives in two runs; picks up first career win

03/22/2015

Huskies Close Buffalo Series with 5-1 Loss

NIU surrenders one run in the final six innings

03/13/2015

Huskies Wrap Up Spring Trip Against Boilermakers

NIU and Purdue are meeting for the first time since 1999

05/16/2015

The Pride of the Huskies

The NIU baseball program has had many a great leaders in the dugout. Young men that have led vocally, through character and with their performance on the field. But it's not every season you have a young man that brings all three to the diamond every game at Ralph McKinzie Field. The Huskies have one in 2015. His name is Gavin.

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.

04/05/2014

Baseball: NIU vs Toledo

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

2015 SEASON (JUNIOR):
Appeared in 14 games, starting five
Pitched 27.2 innings, striking out 22 batters
Set a career high four strikeouts at Southern Illinois (Mar. 8)

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
2015 2-3 8.46 14/5 0 0 27.2 42 29 26 0 5 12 22 .353 1.99
CAREER 4-6 6.92 32/7 0 0 53.1 77 50 41 0 10 29 36 .342 1.99

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, three times, last at Southern Illinois G2 (March 8, 2015)
• Walks: 4 at Bradley (April 16, 2014)
• Runs: 10 versus Purdue (March 15, 2015)

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