2013 — Started 32 games (22 at catcher, 10 as the designated hitter)… led the team with a .433 on-base percentage, and ranked third with five doubles… was hit by 22 pitches, the most among Big Ten athletes and 11th-most nationally… ranked first nationally in hit-by-pitches per game (0.59)… 22 hit-by-pitches set a school record for hit-by-pitches in a season, breaking Kevin Hoef’s 2008 record of 20… was plunked 11 times in conference play, leading the Big Ten… caught 13 baserunners stealing, which was seventh in the Big Ten… posted a .296 batting average in conference play… hit .313 (10-of-32) vs. lefties, .303 (10-of-33) with runners in scoring position, and .438 (14-of-32) when leading off an inning… set a career-high five-game hit streak from March 31-April 9… reached base in nine straight games from March 31-April 12… went 1-of-2 with an RBI on May 12 against Michigan State, his only start of the series… went 3-of-9 with a double and two RBIs against Minnesota (April 26-28)… started two games at Penn State, going 4-for-8 at the plate with two runs and an RBI… tallied two hits in each contest against the Nittany Lions… delivered four hits in 12 tries over a three-game set with Nebraska (April 5-7), driving home three runs… started 2-of-3 games vs. Indiana, going 2-for-6 at the plate with three runs scored… delivered a pinch-hit single and scored a run March 23 vs. Northwestern in the series finale… hit .500 (3-of-6) with two RBIs and three HBP in series against Nebraska-Omaha… had a career-high three hits (3-of-4) with a two-run double in 4-1 triumph on March 17… went 2-for-2 vs. Maine (March 8)… earned first start of the season against Texas A&M Corpus Christi (Feb. 24)… drove in two runs against Texas A&M Corpus Christi (Feb. 24), Wichita State (March 3) and Omaha (March 17)… delivered game-winning double in the top of the eighth inning at Texas A&M Corpus Christi (Feb. 24)… made season debut Feb. 16 against Austin Peay, providing a pinch-hit RBI single in the ninth inning.
2012 — Played in 27 games… made 23 starts at catcher, the most among any Hawkeye… hit .211, recording 15 hits in 71 at-bats… scored 10 runs and drove in 10… notched a double and eight walks… hit .368 with runners in scoring position…tallied three two-out RBIs… recorded 140 put-outs, the third most of any Hawkeyes, and 26 assists… threw out six base runners… notched two multiple-RBI games (3 at Indiana on March 30, 2 vs. Milwaukee on May 1)… tied a career-high with three RBIs at Indiana on March 30… registered three multi-hit contests.
2011 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2011 — Appeared in 20 contests with 17 starts… started at catcher 11 times and six times at DH… notched four multi-hit games and ranked third on the team with five multiple RBI games… batted .280 with 12 RBIs… led Iowa with a team season-high three sacrifice hits vs. South Dakota State (March 29)… caught six runners attempting to steal… registered a career-high three RBIs vs. Michigan State (April 3)… collected two RBIs in back-to-back wins over Notre Dame (March 17 and March 18).
2010 — Redshirted.
High School — Named all-conference… team MVP and team captain… a two-time CSL All-Star… named a scholar athlete his senior season… hit .390 with 20 RBIs his senior year… played for the Northbrook Braves during the summer of 2009 and was named team captain and MVP… played for the Norwood Blues in the summer of 2008… earned a letter in football.
Personal — Born Oct. 26, 1990… son of Chris and Lori Brand… high school coach was Barry Ruppert… management major.