Hawk Item — Selected in the 38th round (1,155 pick) of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals… elected to sign and forego his senior season… was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 31st round (946th pick) of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft coming out of high school… played in the Cape Cod League with the Hyannis Harbor Hawks (2012)… finished his career ranking sixth in school history in innings pitched (257 2/3).
2014 — Went 6-5 with a 4.53 ERA in 17 appearances (15 starts)… the six victories and 15 starts led the team… the six wins also matched a career-best… allowed 58 runs (45 earned) over 89 1/3 innings — the ninth-most innings in the Big Ten and the 11th-most in a single season in school history… ranked eighth in the league with 61 strikeouts and second with 26 strikeouts looking… posted five quality starts… gave up five runs (three earned) in four innings in a Big Ten Tournament start against Indiana… allowed three runs on six hits over five innings at Purdue (5/17)… threw eight innings against Illinois, allowing four earned runs while striking out five (5/10)… pitched his second complete game of the season against Ohio State (5/4), allowing two runs (one earned), while striking out four en route to his sixth victory… notched win No. 5 after pitching seven innings against South Dakota State (4/26), allowing three runs (two earned) while striking out six… threw seven innings against Minnesota and picked up the win despite allowing five runs on 10 hits in seven innings… pitched his first career complete game shutout against Northwestern (4/12), scattering eight hits and striking out six… was named Big Ten Co-Pitcher of the Week on April 14… was the first Hawkeye since 2011 to toss a complete game shutout… picked up his third victory after pitching 5 2/3 innings in relief against Kansas (4/8)… allowed one run while striking out six against zero walks… allowed one earned run over seven innings at Michigan (3/29), while striking out a season-high eight against one walk… suffered his first loss after giving up four earned runs in 5 2/3 innings against Nebraska (3/22)… posted his second victory after allowing three runs on six hits over seven innings against Otterbein (3/17)… pitched 1 1/3 innings in relief against Kansas State (3/7), scattering three hits and allowing no runs… earned first win of the season against Ball State (2/22), pitching six innings and posting four strikeouts… tallied seven strikeouts in his first start at Austin Peay, a no decision… allowed seven runs (two earned) in four innings… named to the Big Ten Watch List.
2013 — Started 11 games and made three relief appearance this season… ranked second on the team in innings pitched (80 2/3) and strikeouts (46)… took a no-decision May 17 at Purdue, allowing five runs on 10 hits in 8 2/3 innings… collected second win of the year May 11 vs. Michigan State after allowing one run on seven hits in eight innings… set new career highs in innings pitched (9 1/3) and strikeouts (8) May 4 at Michigan, taking a no-decision… allowed no earned runs on six hits in 3 2/3 innings April 30 against Wisconsin-Milwaukee… tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings April 28 against Minnesota out of the bullpen, allowing three hits… was handed a loss April 21 at Penn State, allowing six runs in five innings… pitched five innings, allowing five runs on 11 hits in April 14 start vs. Kansas State, suffering a loss… was the pitcher of record in 12-5 loss vs. Nebraska on April 5, allowing eight runs in five innings… was given a loss in first relief appearance March 31 vs. Indiana after allowing four runs in 5 1/3 innings… picked up first win against Maine on March 8, allowing two earned runs in eight innings… tossed eight innings in second start vs. Oklahoma (Feb. 22), allowing two earned runs on eight hits… named to Kleberg Bank College Classic All-Tournament team after limiting a Sooner team that entered the contest hitting .325, while scoring nearly eight runs per game… held Oklahoma scoreless for the first five innings… started season opener at Austin Peay… pitched five innings, allowing two earned runs and striking out six… was a preseason All-Big Ten selection by College Sports Madness and Perfect Game… one of three Hawkeyes named to the 2013 Big Ten Baseball Players to Watch list.
2012 Honors — Named second-team All-Big Ten… unanimous All-Big Ten freshman team honoree… named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Baseball team. 2012 — Appeared in 13 games, all starts… Iowa went 9-4 in games he started… finished with an unblemished record of 6-0… recorded an ERA of 2.67, which ranked seventh in the Big Ten and tops among league freshmen… led the team with two complete games… tossed 87.2 innings, which is the 12th-most in a season in program history… notched 36 strikeouts while allowing only 15 walks… opposing batters hit only .241 against him, which ranked eighth in the Big Ten… allowed only 26 earned runs… went 4-0 in Big Ten games, registering an ERA of 2.83 in eight starts… led the team in wins (six) and tied for team lead in starts (13) and winning percentage (1.000)… named Big Ten co-Freshman of the Week on Feb. 27 after he started and took a no-decision against Virginia Tech… pitched 7.1 innings, allowing one run on three hits en route to his first career weekly honor… named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week and co-Freshman of the Week on May 21 after helping Iowa take 2-of-3 from No. 13 Purdue… pitched his second complete game against the Boilermakers in a 6-1 win, allowing one run while scattering eight singles and striking out four against the fifth-best hitting team in the country… it marked only the fourth time during the season Purdue was held to one or fewer runs in a game… made first career start and appearance on Feb. 19 against West Virginia… earned first career victory on March 12 against Eastern Illinois, allowing one run in eight innings while striking out seven… recorded first career Big Ten win against Northwestern on March 25, allowing no runs in seven innings… struck out a personal-best seven batters against Eastern Illinois on March 12.
High School — Named Missouri Pitcher of the Year as a senior… ranked as the sixth-best player in the state of Missouri by Perfect Game USA as a senior… three-time all-metro honoree and three-time all-state selection… hit .482 with three home runs and 31 RBIs as a senior… named an underclass All-American by MaxPreps as a freshman… compiled a 23-4 record from 2009-11… holds school records for most career strikeouts and most career wins… named to school’s honor roll in 15-of-16 quarters.
Personal — Born July 28, 1992… given name is Nicholas Sasha Kuebel… son of Richard and Laughren Kuebel… finance major.