University of Iowa Athletics

#31 Sam Petersen

Height 6-0
Weight 195 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Huxley, Iowa
High School Ballard Huxley
Sam Petersen - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics

High School — Ranked as the 186th-player nationally by Prep Baseball Report and as the No. 457-ranked player nationally by Perfect Game… rated as the fourth-best player in the state of Iowa by Perfect Game and the fifth-best player by Prep Baseball Report… 2019 Prep Baseball Report Futures Game Most Valuable Player… two-time first-team all-state and four-time all-conference and all-district selection… Des Moines Register all-Iowa Class 3A selection as a senior… led 3A in home runs and steals in 2020… slashed .471/.619/1.035 as a senior with 11 home runs, 27 RBIs, 56 runs and 37 steals… slashed .420/.547/.820 as a junior with five home runs, five doubles, 15 RBIs, 27 runs, and 29 steals… slashed .398/.512/.704 as a sophomore with two home runs, 31 RBIs, 43 runs and 29 steals and .406/.513/.625 with three homers, 20 RBIs, 19 runs and eight steals as a freshman… holds school records for career home runs (21), steals (103), runs (145), RBIs (103) and batting average (.432)… holds single-season records for homers (11) and steals (37)… led team to two conference titles as sophomore and junior… played for Iowa Sticks travel team… three-time all-district selection in football as a running back and free safety… played guard in basketball, helping team to a state runner-up finish as a senior and a fourth-place finish as a junior… lettered in football, basketball, baseball, and track and field… IHSAA Academic Achievement Award recipient… academic all-conference selection all four years… high school coach was Mike Furlong.

Personal — Born Jan. 20, 2003, in Ankeny, Iowa… son of Matt and Holly Petersen… father played collegiate baseball at Wartburg College… has an older sibling, Alex, who played collegiate tennis at Wartburg College… cousin, Sydney, ran track and Iowa… majoring in pre-business.