University of Iowa Athletics

#20 Marcus Morgan

Height 6-3
Weight 210 lbs.
Class Jr.
Hometown Iowa City, Iowa
High School Iowa City West
Marcus Morgan - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics


  • Second-Team All-Big Ten.
  • Appeared in 17 games, including 15 starts.
  • Finished with a 5-2 record and a 3.72 ERA.
  • Struck out 72 batters in 65 1/3 innings.
  • Threw six no-hit innings in a shutout win over Michigan State on May 12th.
  • Started Game 1 of the NCAA Regional against North Carolina on June 2nd, throwing five innings, allowing two hits and one earned run, while striking out five.
  • Set a career-high with seven strikeouts at Texas Tech on March 12th before matching the total at Indiana on April 8th and versus Ohio State on May 6th.
  • The Hawkeyes were 12-3 in games that Morgan started.
  • Recorded six scoreless outings, including two clean innings against Maryland in the Big Ten Tournament Championship Game on May 28th.

Hawk Item

  • Had Division I scholarship offers in baseball, football and basketball


  • Went 0-0 with a 7.63 ERA in 10 appearances (three starts), logging 15 1/3 innings
  • Had 26 strikeouts and 21 walks
  • Made first career start against Bucknell (2/20), tossing four shutout innings and fanning six in a no-decision
  • Was Iowa’s Sunday starter to start the season
  • First freshman to open the season in the starting rotation under head coach Rick Heller
  • Named’s Big Ten Preseason Freshman of the Year and the top impact freshman in the conference
  • Rated as the 14th-best incoming recruit in the Big Ten and the No.325 recruit nationally by Perfect Game
  • Ranked as the No. 12 player in the Big Ten for the 2024 MLB Draft by Perfect Game

High School

  • Named the 2021 Gazette Athlete of the Year
  • Two-time Conference Pitcher of the Year
  • IHSBCA All-State Super Team selection and 4A first-team all-state pick by IPSWA as a sophomore and second-team all-state as a senior
  • Three-time all-district selection
  • Des Moines Register honorable mention all-Iowa selection as a senior
  • Three-time team Cy-Young Award winner
  • Holds school records in career strikeouts (294) and WHIP
  • Led team to a state semifinal appearance and a conference title in 2018
  • Posted a career record of 21-5 with one save and 294 strikeouts
  • Went 4-2 with a 1.48 ERA as a senior in 11 appearances, including 10 starts
  • Had 108 strikeouts over 56 2/3 innings and allowed 36 hits, 20 runs (12 earned) and limited hitters to a .173 average
  • Had a 0.94 WHIP and issued just 17 walks
  • Also hit .396 with nine doubles, six home runs, 48 RBIs and 34 runs
  • Went 1-2 with a 3.18 ERA in five starts as a junior
  • Had 34 strikeouts over 22 innings
  • Went 10-0 with a 0.71 ERA as a sophomore with 105 strikeouts over 59 1/3 innings
  • Allowed 31 hits, 18 runs (six earned), and limited hitters to a .148 average
  • Also hit .404 with nine doubles, three home runs, 44 runs and 32 RBIs
  • Went 6-1 with a 1.75 ERA as a freshman with 47 strikeouts over 36 innings over eight appearances, including seven starts
  • Played for the Trojans Baseball Club, Iowa Barnstormers Basketball and All-Iowa Attack
  • First-team all-state in football as a senior, where he was the team’s starting quarterback
  • Third-team all-state in football in 2019
  • Three-time all-conference selection in football, helping team to a Class 4A state runner-up finish and two quarterfinal appearances
  • Two-time football team captain
  • West’s career passing leader with 5,260 career yards, including 1,662 and 17 touchdowns as as senior
  • Amassed 6,000 offensive yards, 55 total touchdowns and 334 points in his career
  • Two-time all-conference and state tournament participant in basketball, scoring 317 career points in two seasons hampered by injury
  • Drake Relays qualifier in the high jump in 2019 and placed seventh at state track meet, reaching 6-feet, 4 inches
  • National Honor Society
  • Three-time Academic All-Conference selection
  • Graduated with honors
  • Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Green and Gold Academy
  • High school coaches were Charlie Stumpff, Jamie O’Meara and Jessie Searls


  • Born Dec. 27, 2002, in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Son of Michael and Cris Morgan
  • Michael played collegiate basketball at the University of Iowa and Cris played at Drake University
  • Has four siblings — Crystal, Jeremy, Mikaela and Cailyn
  • Crystal played basketball at the University of Iowa and in the WNBA
  • Jeremy played basketball at Northern Iowa, in the G League and plays overseas
  • Mikaela and Cailyn played basketball at Northern Iowa
  • Open major