University of Iowa Athletics
C/RHP

#27 Zach Fricke

Height 6-0
Weight 202 lbs.
Class RS Jr.
Hometown Waterloo, Iowa
High School West
Previous School North Iowa Area CC

2017 — Appeared in 16 games with five starts — four as designated hitter and one behind the plate… hit .138 with three RBIs and three runs scored… collected his first multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a double and run scored against Hawai’i (3/3).

2016 — Redshirted… did not see any game action.

At NIACC — Played two seasons at North Iowa Area Community College, helping the Trojans to a second place ICCAC finish, a Region 11 and district title, and an eighth place finish at the NJCAA World Series as a sophomore… hit .343 (69-of-201) with 13 doubles, one triple, and 12 home runs as a sophomore… scored 59 runs and drove in 71, which are a single-season school record… finished with 46 walks, a .479 on-base, and .597 slugging percentage… 12 home runs and 46 walks are the third-most in school history… led NIACC in walks (30) and home runs (five) as a freshman, scoring 30 runs and driving in 27 in 54 games… NIACC record holder in career walks (75), second in home runs (17), and fifth in RBIs (98)… coached by Travis Hergert.

High School — First-team all-state selection as a junior… three-time first-team all-district… three-time All-MVC honoree, earning first-team honors as a junior and senior… hit .413 (43-of-104) with 25 runs, 29 RBIs, seven doubles, two triples, and five home runs as a sophomore, posting a .527 on-base and .663 slugging percentage… hit .496 (56-of-113) with 14 doubles, three triples, six home runs, 13 runs and 32 RBIs as a junior, posting a .832 slugging and .575 on-base percentage… hit .368 (36-of-106) with 16 doubles, one triple, five home runs, 25 runs, and 31 RBIs as a senior… played for the Iowa Select Black team in 2012 and 2013… also was a two-time state qualifier and letterwinner in swimming… high school coach was Kory Kelchen.

Personal — Born May 17, 1995… son of David Fricke and Danay Kelly… has two siblings, Taylor and Jacob… majoring in health and human physiology.