University of Iowa Athletics

#47 Will Christophersen

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Hometown Bettendorf, Iowa
High School Pleasant Valley
Previous School Michigan State
Will Christophersen - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics


  • Made 29 relief appearances.
  • Went 5-1 with a 3.55 ERA, fanning 59 hitters over 33 innings.
  • Held hitters to a .153 batting average against.
  • Did not allow a hit through his first seven appearances of the season, fanning 15 hitters over 7 1/3 innings.
  • Threw a season high 4 2/3 innings against UNC in the Terre Haute Regional.
  • Had a season high six strikeouts against Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament  (5/25)
  • Did not allow an earned run in 23 of his 29 appearances this season.


  • Made 13 relief appearances
  • Went 1-2 with a 5.52 ERA, fanning 25 to six walks over 14 2/3 innings
  • Notched his first win as a Hawkeye, striking out five in 2 1/3 perfect innings in a win over Purdue (5/27) at the Big Ten Tournament
  • Pitched a perfect ninth, fanning a pair, in a combined shutout win over Indiana (5/20)
  • Struck out the side at Michigan on April 2 in his first outing since March 11
  • Had five strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings at Texas A&M Corpus Christi
  • Struck out four batters in his Hawkeye debut in an 11-1 win over Ball State (2/19)

2021 at Michigan State 

  • Went 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA in 15 relief appearances
  • Had one save and was a part of one combined shutout
  • Allowed 11 runs (eight earned) on 27 hits over 29 1/3 innings
  • Finished with 39 strikeouts to 17 walks
  • Pitched five innings in relief, scattering two hits and fanning seven against Maryland in his season debut (3/6)

2020 at Michigan State 

  • Made seven appearances, all in relief, posting a 1-1 record with 12 strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings as a redshirt freshman
  • Picked up first collegiate win on March 1 vs. Ball State
  • Rang up career-best three strikeouts in two innings vs. USC-Upstate (3/4), part of posting two or more strikeouts in five of seven outings
  • Made Spartan debut on Feb. 16 vs. Morehead State and went two innings with two punch outs and only yielding one hit

2019 at Michigan State

  • Redshirted

High School

  • Two-time all-district honoree, earning first-team accolades as a junior after earning second-team honors as a sophomore
  • Honorable mention All-Metro selection as a junior, as well as a second-team all-conference honoree
  • Posted a 4-1 record in eight starts as a junior with a 1.86 ERA with 68 strikeouts in 46 IP, posting a .220 opponent batting average
  • Tallied a 2-4 mark in eight starts as a sophomore, posting a 2.98 ERA with 57 strikeouts in 42 innings pitched, while logging a .174 opponent batting average
  • Played summer league for PG Select Black, allowing one earned run in 19 innings
  • Rated as the No. 5 pitcher and No. 7 overall player in Iowa
  • Named the No. 7 pitcher and the No. 9 player overall player in Iowa according to Perfect Game
  • Named to the 2017 Midwest Top Prospect Showcase and Top Prospect List by Perfect Game
  • Earned PVHS Academic honors
  • Four-year letterwinner
  • Head coach was Bill Sandry


  • Born Aug. 8, 1999
  • Son of Matt and Jamie Christophersen
  • Has a younger sister, Caroline
  • Great grandfather played in the Chicago Cubs’ minor league system during the 1940s before going off to war
  • Majoring in economics