Hawk Item – Played summer ball in the Northwoods League for the Mankato Moondogs (2009).
2010 — Appeared in and started all 58 games for Iowa… only Hawkeye to start in every game… started 35 games in right field and three in center field… batted .326 in overall games and .358 in conference games, both registered as the fourth-highest for Iowa… hit .625 with the bases loaded… led the team with 12 doubles in Big ten play… had a team-high 20 RBI in conference games… ranked fourth on the team in slugging percentage (.465)… led the team with 46 RBI in overall games… connected with the team’s third-most hits (70)… led the team with 18 doubles in overall games… blasted four homers, the second-most of any Hawkeye… led the team in sacrifice flies (6)… stole 10 bases… batted primarily in the clean-up spot… went 4-for-5 against Villanova with three RBI and a homer (Feb 28.)… collected four RBI in game two against Michigan (Apr. 24) by-way of two doubles… collected 22 multi-hit games, the third-most on the team… led the team with 13 multi-RBI games… longest hit streak was six games.
2009 – Played in 49 games with 47 starts… earned first team all-Big Ten laurels… played three games in left field, 16 in center field and 28 in right field… hit a team-best .370… hit .385 in the conference, starting all 23 contests… ranked in the top five of the team in 12 offensive statistical categories; batting average (1st – .370) on base percentage (3rd – .429), runs scored (T4th – 27), hits (1st – 67), runs batted in (3rd – 29), total bases (2nd – 87), doubles (3rd – 12), walks (2nd – 16), stolen bases (4th – 8), sacrifice flies (4th – 2), plate appearances (1st – 204) and at bats (1st – 181)… recorded a team-best 23 multi-hit games… tied for fourth with six multi-RBI games… longest hitting streak was 14 games… hit in every place in the lineup except the first and second spots… hit .591 in the first inning.
Iowa Central — On the all-time top ten list in single-season triples and career hits, triples and RBI at Iowa Central junior college… played second base and center field in junior college… member of the conference and regional champion team his freshman year at Iowa Central…received all-region honors as a sophomore.
High School — Three-year all-conference honoree… named to the all-district team his junior and senior year… holds career hits, runs, doubles, triples, stolen bases and batting average at North Scott High School… single-season leader in doubles, triples and stolen bases at North Scott… part of the USSSA National Championship team with the Quad City Hitmen… member of the Super Series National Runnerup Quad City Hitment squad… four-year honor roll student.
Personal — Born 10/2/87… parents are Dale and Kathy Durant… high school coach was Blake Hanna… psychology major.