University of Iowa Athletics
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#29 Ben Geelan

Height 6-2
Weight 183 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Algona, Iowa
High School Bishop Garrigan

2007 – Saw action in 41 games, starting 33 at catcher… went 2-for-5 with a career-high five RBIs against Northwestern (Apr. 29)… went 2-for-3 with four RBIs against Ohio State (Mar. 30)… went 4-of-7 with a runs scored in two games at the Big Ten Tournament (May 23-24)… had eight RBIs in the Northwestern series (Apr. 27-29)… was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, one double and two walks at Fresno State (Mar. 16).

2006 – Played in 34 games for Iowa, starting 32… tied for team lead with two home runs, both coming during conference play… played 28 games at catcher and four as designated hitter… went 1-for-4 with four runs scored against Nebraska.

2005 – One of two Hawkeyes to pitch and play the field… second on the team with a .375 batting average… hit first-career home run at Purdue (May 14)… made four appearances on the mound, striking out five in seven innings.

High School – two-time first team all-state selection… three-time first team all-district and all-conference pick… hit .564 with 16 home runs, 62 RBIs and 15 stolen bases as a senior while going 8-1 with a 0.91 ERA and 128 strikeouts on the mound… holds Bishop Garrigan High School records for lowest season and career ERA… led Bishop Garrigan to three consecutive conference championships… also played basketball and golf… four-year member of the honor roll and graduated Suma Cum Laude.

Personal – Born 12/2/85… parents are Tom and Ann Geelan… political science and health and sports studies major.

YEAR BA G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI
2005 .375 11 16 6 1 0 1 3
2006 .202 34 89 18 3 1 2 6
2007 .234 41 111 26 6 1 1 20
TOTALS 86 216 50 10 2 4 29