University of Iowa Athletics

#7 Grant Judkins

Height 6-3
Weight 207 lbs.
Class Freshman
Hometown Pella, Iowa
High School Pella
Grant  Judkins - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item — Signed a free agent contract with the Oakland Athletics in June, 2020.

2020 Honors — Big Ten Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 25… Academic All-Big Ten selection… named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester. 2020 — Season canceled by Big Ten Conference and NCAA on March 12 due to concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19)… one of four team captains… Iowa’s No. 2 starter… went 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA in four starts with 24 strikeouts to five walks over 21 innings… allowed three or fewer runs in all four starts… ranked in top-15 in the Big Ten in two categories — tied for fifth in wins (2) and tied for 15th in innings (21.0)… named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week — the second honor of his career — on Feb. 25 after tossing six shutout innings, allowing two hits and fanning six in a win over No. 18 Arizona (2/22)… had a season-high seven strikeouts against Georgetown (3/7)… earned his first win, allowing two runs (both earned) on three hits and fanning six over five innings against Saint Joseph’s (2/15)… named to the Big Ten Preseason Honors List… rated as the 117th-best pitcher in Division I baseball by with an 81.9 score… also tabbed as the 43rd-best Big Ten prospect for the 2020 MLB Draft.

2019 Honors — Collegiate Baseball National Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 18… NCBWA National Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 19… Big Ten Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 19… Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2019 — Iowa’s No. 3 starter… went 4-7 with a 2.72 ERA with 65 strikeouts in 15 starts… also started three games at first base and one at designated hitter… allowed three earned runs or less in 14 of his 15 starts… ranked in top 14 in the Big Ten in three categories — seventh in ERA (2.72), 14th in batting average against (.220) and tied for 14th in innings (82.2)… in Big Ten games, tied for ninth in ERA (2.64), 12th in batting average against (.235), and tied for 12th in innings (47.2)… hit .400 (4-of-10) as a pinch hitter with five RBIs and three walks… earned two national honors and Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors after notching a quality start, pitching a career-high six innings of no-hit ball, allowing no runs with a career-high 11 strikeouts… went five innings, allowing one run on three hits in a no-decision at Hawaii (2/24)…tossed five shutout innings, scattering three hits and fanning six in a no-decision at No. 19 Oklahoma State (3/2)… logged a career-high eight innings, allowing one run on three hits and fanning five in a victory over Cal State Northridge (3/17) in game three of the series… had a pinch-hit, game-winning two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning in a 5-4 win over Cal State Northridge (3/17) in game two… had a pinch-hit, two-run single in game one win over Northern Illinois (3/29)… earned his third win, allowing one run on six hits and fanning five over seven innings against No. 23 Illinois (3/31)… notched his fourth win, allowing three runs on seven hits over 7 2/3 innings at Purdue (4/13)… scattered three hits and allowed three runs (one earned) over seven innings against No. 30 Nebraska (4/21)… had his shortest outing of the season, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits over four innings in a loss to No. 18 UC Irvine (5/5)… went six innings, allowing one run on five hits with seven strikeouts in a no-decision against Michigan State (5/12).

2018 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten honoree. 2018 — Started nine games — six at first base and three at designated hitter… hit .167 with three RBIs and 11 walks… went 1-0 with a 4.12 ERA in 13 appearances, including one start… had 37 strikeouts over 39 1/3 innings… tossed 3 2/3 shutout innings against Ohio State (5/24), scattering three hits in the Big Ten Tournament… pitched a career-high five innings against Penn State (5/18)… allowed one run on two hits and had a career-high eight strikeouts… went 3 2/3 innings, scattering four hits and allowing two runs in the series finale against No. 12 Oklahoma State (5/6)… logged a career-long five innings in relief at No. 25 Minnesota (4/21), allowing one run on three hits and fanning three… had the game-winning RBI double in the eighth inning in Iowa’s 2-1 series-clinching victory over Ohio State (4/8)… also tossed three shutout innings in relief, scattering three hits and striking out three in game one against OSU (4/7)… tossed 4 1/3 innings in game two at Illinois, allowing two runs on four hits and punching out four… made his first start of the season against Loras College (3/21), allowing one hit and striking out three over four shutout innings.

at World University Games (2017) — Started five games — four at first base and one on the mound… had a pair of hits, drew four walks, and scored four runs… pitched three innings against Korea (8/26), allowing one run on three hits… finished with two strikeouts.

2017 — Hit .270 (30-of-111) with 11 runs and 16 RBIs… went 1-0 with a 7.59 ERA in 10 appearances (five starts)… started 31 games as designated hitter, hitting for himself as a pitcher in three starts… hit .300 (3-of-10) with three RBIs in three NCAA Regional games… went 1-for-4 with two RBIs against No. 15 Houston (6/4)… hit safely in four of five games at the Big Ten Tournament, hitting .286 (6-of-21) with three runs and an RBI… went 2-for-5 in win over Maryland (5/25) and 2-for-6 with a run scored against Minnesota (5/27)… had a pair of two-hit games at Illinois, including a 2-for-3, two-RBI performance in game two (5/19)… had his third career two-hit game, finishing 2-for-3 with an RBI double in game two against Ohio State (5/13)… hit his first career home run — a pinch-hit solo shot against Penn State (4/28)… connected on his second home run, a solo shot at Western Illinois (5/2)… went 2-for-4 with three RBIs in a win over Northern Illinois (3/7)… recorded his first career hit — a pinch-hit single — against Alabama State (2/24)… earned a win in his first career start… tossed three shutout innings, allowing one hit and fanning four against Loras (2/22)… was rated as the eight-best freshman in the Big Ten by Baseball America entering the season.

High School — Ranked as the No. 226-best player nationally by Perfect Game… 2016 Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior… IHSBCA Player of the Year as a senior… All-Iowa Baseball Player of the Year by the Des Moines Register as a junior and senior… elite-team all-state as a junior… three-time first-team all-state selection, second-team honoree as a sophomore… 2015 3A Player of the Year… 2015 Underclass High Honorable Mention by Perfect Game… three-time first-team all-conference selection… three-time team MVP… went 10-1 with a 0.64 ERA as a senior with 123 strikeouts… had an 11-1 record with a 0.56 ERA as a junior… struck out 112 in 74 innings and issued just 10 walks… hit .421 with six home runs, 39 runs, and 12 steals as a senior… hit .520 with 14 doubles, nine triples, and 13 home runs with 57 RBIs, 51 runs, and stole 15 bases… won 28 games and had 337 strikeouts as a high school pitcher… hit above .380 throughout high school… led team to two conference titles and to the Class 3A state semifinals in 2015 and 2016… played for Perfect Game Iowa Select for three years… also was an honorable mention all-conference selection in basketball, helping team to a third-place team finish… member of the National Honor Society… high school coach was Jesse Jablonski… club coach was Steve James.

Personal — Born Aug. 6, 1997… son of Rob and Shannon Judkins… father played collegiate baseball at Central College, mother played collegiate golf… has two brothers, Jordan and Blake, who both played collegiate baseball at Central College… majoring in finance.