2022 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2022 — Appeared in 13 games with one start — in left field… made his first career start against Cornell College, finishing 0-1 with two walks… made his Hawkeye debut against Air Force (2/18) and scored a run against Ball State (2/19).
2021 Honors — Named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester. 2021 — Did not see any game action.
High School — Ranked as the No. 485-best prospect nationally by Perfect Game… rated as the third-best prospect in Iowa by Perfect Game and the No. 1 outfielder… rated as the No. 6 player in Iowa by Prep Baseball Report and the No. 1 outfielder… 2019 IHSCBA 4A first-team all-state selection after hitting .448 with 13 doubles, two triples, and five home runs… drove in 30, scored 23 runs and had 10 steals… went 5-3 with a 2.65 ERA on the mound… had 60 strikeouts over 39 2/3 innings, allowing 25 hits… Perfect Game Preseason All-American… 2019 leading hitter in the Kernels Foundation Tournament… high school coach was Chris Miller… played under Mike Mahoney and Evan Romanchuk for Iowa Sticks.
Personal — Born Feb. 7, 2002… son of Rush and Beth Niget… has a brother, Will, who plays collegiate baseball at Oakland (Mich.) University… uncle played collegiate baseball at Arkansas State… majoring in business.