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

2022 Honors — Named to the Dean’s List during the fall semester. 2022 — Made 38 starts — 33 in left field and five in center… hit .264 (39-of-148) with six home runs, seven doubles, 33 RBIs and 31 runs scored… had 10 multi-hit games (seven two-hit, 3 three-hit)… hit .308 (4-of-13) with two homers, six RBIS and five runs scored against Indiana (5/19-21)… went 3-for-5 with a home run, a career-high five RBIs and three runs scored in game one (5/19)… also homered in game two for his sixth home run (5/20)… finished with a .429 average (3-of-7) with three RBIs and three runs scored at Michigan State (5/13-15)… had a three-run double in game two and went 2-for-5 with a double in series finale… hit a solo home run — his fourth of the season — in game two at Nebraska (5/1)… tied a career high in hits, finishing 3-for-5 with three RBIs in game two win at No. 8 Rutgers (4/23)… went 2-for-5 with a double and RBI against Bradley (4/19)… finished 2-for-4 with a double, two walks, three runs and two RBIs in the road win at Milwaukee (4/12)… went 2-fot-5 at Bradley (4/6)… hit .462 (6-of-13) with a double, home run and six runs scored at Michigan (4/2-3)… went 3-for-5 with three runs scored in game one and 2-for-5 with a solo home run and three runs scored in series finale… hit .333 (3-of-9) with six RBIs in series win over Central Michigan (3/25-27)… went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in the series opener (3/25) and finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs in finale (3/27)… had the go-ahead two-run single in the eighth inning… tallied his first career multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a run scored against Washington State (3/6) in the Frisco Classic… tallied his first career hit — a two-run home run — in his first career game against Air Force (2/18).

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.