2016 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection… named to UI Dean’s List in fall and spring semesters. 2016 — Hit .208 with four runs and three RBIs… started 13 games on the year — 11 coming at first base… finished with a career-high three hits, finishing 3-for-4 with a run against Illinois (4/9)… had a pair of sacrifice flies to drive in two runs in series finale at Missouri State (3/20).
2015 Honors — Named to UI Dean’s List in both fall and spring semesters. 2015 — Appeared in 14 games with seven starts — five at first base and two at designated hitter… hit .308 (8-for-26) with five RBIs and three runs scored… had two doubles and one triple… had his first career multi-hit game at Rutgers (5/16), finishing 2-for-2 after entering game as a pinch hitter… made his first career Big Ten start at Rutgers (5/14), finishing 1-for-3 with a run scored… went 1-for-3 with two RBIs in win over Western Illinois (5/5)… went 1-for-3 with a double against Sacramento State (4/28)… went 1-for-2 with a double and run scored vs. Cornell College (4/15)… made his first career start against Grand View (3/31), finishign 1-for-2 with two RBIs… first career hit was an RBI triple and he drew two walks in the game… made his first career appearance against Cincinnati (3/1) in a pinch-hitting role… Dean’s List honoree for the fall and spring semesters.
High School — 2014 Perfect Game USA honorable mention preseason All-American… team captain as a senior… selected to represent Team Illinois in the Summer Midwest Baseball Classic… first-team all-conference as a junior after hitting .385 with three home runs, 12 doubles, three triples, and 29 RBIs… tabbed as the No. 1 first baseman in Illinois, 13th overall prospect in the state and No. 451 nationally in the 2014 Perfect Game rankings… selected to play in the Silver and Black games and Area Code tryout in the summer of 2013, and he was named the Wilmette Waves team MVP in 2013… played summer ball for the Rawlings Hitters in Wisconsin… honor roll student throughout high school and carries a 4.32 grade point average with a 32 ACT score… high school coach was Mike Napolean… club coach was RJ Fergus.
Personal — Born March 29, 1996, in Clayton, Mo… son of George and Karin Klenovich… has three siblings, Tara, Ryan, and Blake… mother swam at Florida… majoring in finance/accounting.