University of Iowa Athletics

#14 Brody Brecht

Height 6-4
Weight 235 lbs.
Class Jr.
Hometown Ankeny, Iowa
High School Ankeny
Brody Brecht - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics


  • Baseball America Preseason Third-Team All-America Selection.
  • First-Team All-Big Ten.
  • ABCA First-Team All-Midwest Selection.
  • NCBWA Third-Team All-America Selection.
  • Perfect Game Third-Team All-America Selection.
  • Perfect Game Midseason First-Team All-American.
  • Golden Spikes Midseason Watch List.
  • Academic All-Big Ten.
  • Two-time Big Ten Pitcher of the Week (2/21 & 5/22).
  • D1Baseball Pitcher of the Week (2/20).
  • Appeared in 17 games, including 16 starts on the mound.
  • Held a 5-2 record with a 3.74 ERA.
  • Struck out 109 batters in 77 innings.
  • Held opponents to .143 batting average.
  • Career high 13 strikeouts against Maryland on March 31st.
  • Career high seven innings pitched in a win at Indiana, allowing just two hits and striking out seven.
  • Three outings with double digit strikeouts (10 vs Quinnipiac, 10 vs Western Michigan, 13 vs Maryland)
  • Threw 5 perfect innings with 10 strikeouts against Quinnipiac on February 18th.
  • Started against Indiana State at the NCAA Regional, firing seven innings and allowing two earned runs on two hits, while striking out eight on June 3rd.
  • The Hawkeyes were 12-4 in games that Brecht started.
  • Ranked #1 in the nation in hits allowed per nine innings (4.32).
  • Led the Big Ten in strikeouts per nine innings (12.74).
  • Led the Big Ten in limiting opponent batting average (.143).
  • Finished third in the Big Ten in ERA (3.74).

Hawk Item

  • Former dual-sport athlete
  • Scholarship wide receiver on the Iowa football team
  • Was rated as the No. 77 prospect available for the 2021 MLB Draft

2022 Honors

  • Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American
  • Perfect Game Second-Team Freshman All-American
  • Big Ten All-Freshman team selection
  • Went 1-3 with a 3.18 ERA in 17 appearances, including one start
  • Had 44 strikeouts to 25 walks over 22 2/3 innings
  • Allowed one earned run in his last 10 relief outings, spanning 13 1/3 innings with 28 strikeouts
  • Made his first career start against Michigan (5/29) in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals
  • Tossed two shutout innings in the win over Bradley (4/19)
  • Struck out three in 1 1/3 innings of relief at Milwaukee (4/12)
  • Struck out all six batters in two innings at Bradley (4/6)
  • Had four strikeouts over two innings against Central Michigan (3/26)
  • Pitched a 1-2-3 seventh against Cornell College, hitting 101, 101 and 100 on his first three “official” pitches at Duane Banks Field in a combined shutout
  • Notched his first career victory, tossing four innings of scoreless, hitless relief against Ball State (2/19)
  • Fanned seven batters
  • Rated as the top incoming recruit in the Big Ten and the No. 9 recruit nationally by Perfect Game
  • Ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the Big Ten for the 2024 MLB Draft by Perfect Game
  • Ranked as the No. 4 impact freshman in the Big Ten by

High School

  • Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year
  • Rated as the No. 3 player in the state of Iowa
  • First-team Elite All-State selection as a senior
  • Three-time all-state honoree, earning first-team honors as a junior and senior and third-team as sophomore
  • Des Moines Register all-Iowa Elite Team and first-team Class 4A selection as a senior
  • Four-time all-conference honoree, including three first-team honors
  • Three-time first-team all-district
  • Went 10-0 with a 0.57 ERA as a senior with 126 strikeouts
  • Limited hitters to a .099 batting average and had a .77 WHIP
  • Tossed a no-hitter as a senior and had a school-record 17 strikeouts against Ames
  • Went 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA as a junior with 69 strikeouts, a .143 batting average against and a 1.25 WHIP
  • Was 6-3 with a 2.46 ERA as a sophomore with 70 strikeouts, a .182 batting average against and a 1.66 WHIP
  • Hit .316 as a freshman with 21 RBIs and three home runs
  • Holds school records for single-season ERA (0.57) and winning percentage (1.000)
  • Led team to a conference title and a third-place finish at state as a senior
  • Also a Des Moines Register Elite All-State selection as a junior and senior where he also earned first-team all-district and all-state honors as a wide receiver
  • Led team to a state title as a senior with an 11-1 record
  • Holds school records for career receptions (124), receiving yards (2,269 and touchdown receptions (29)
  • Earned Academic Achievement Award in three sports and CIML All-Academic recognition
  • Member of the DMACC Dean’s List in 2021
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • High school coach was Joe Balvanz


  • Born Sept. 27, 2002, in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Son of Aaron and Kelcy Brecht
  • Has a younger sister, Adyson
  • Majoring in business