University of Iowa Athletics
Catcher/First Base

#44 Brian Burmester

Height 6-1
Weight 201 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Olympia, WA
Previous School Edmonds CC

Hawk Item – Member of the Unity Council.

2006 – Saw action in 44 games, including 26 starts… made four starts at first base and 22 at designated hitter… made 17 starts in Big Ten play and hit .290… tied for team lead with two home runs… hit .322 with runners on base… had eight multi-hit games and a seven-game hitting streak… went 3-of-4 with three runs scored and a home run against Northwestern (Apr. 30)… went two-of-four with three runs scored, a home run and three RBIs against Illinois (Apr. 23)… hit .700 (7-of-10) with three RBIs during Illinois series (Apr. 21-23).

2005 – saw action in 21 games, starting 12… went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs against Toledo (Mar. 12)… went 1-of-3 (Feb. 26) in his first career start… saw action in four Big Ten games.

Before Iowa – second team all-NWAACC designated hitter for Edmonds Community College… hit .266 with four home runs, 18 RBIs and five doubles in 79 at bats.

High School – all-state selection as a senior after receiving all-conference and all-area laurels his junior and senior years… led his North Thurston High School team to a Washington State AAA Championship with a perfect 24-0 record as a senior and was named team MVP… holds school single-season records in home runs (10), RBIs (41) and slugging percentage (1.000).