Hawk Item – Played summer ball in the Iowa Valley League.
2008 — Appeared in 21 games, with six starts… went 1-for-2 with a run and a walk against Purdue (Apr. 5)… was a perfect 1-for-1 with two RBI at Indiana (Apr. 13)… was most successful at the plate against left-handed pitchers having hit .286… was a perfect 1-for-1 with the bases loaded.
2006 – Saw action in 11 games, starting nine… started six games at second base, two at designated hitter and one at third base… went 1-for-1 with two walks and an RBI in his first-career start against Southern Illinois (Mar. 16)… went 3-of-4 with an RBI and run scored against Notre Dame (Mar. 17)… struck out just twice in 31 at bats… 1-for-2 (.500) as a pinch hitter… made two starts in Big Ten play (Apr. 1 vs. OSU and Apr. 16 vs. Minnesota).
High School – Conference all-star and team co-MVP as a senior… led St. Ignatius to three-straight regional championships… four-year letterwinner… second all-time in assists at St. Ignatius… also recorded second most assists in a single season… four-year letterwinner in basketball… played legion ball for the Lombard Lightning and the Chicago Big Shots.
Personal – Born 11/9/86… parents are Kenneth and JoAnn Gryzwa… communication studies major.