University of Iowa Athletics

#25 Zach McCool

Height 5-7
Weight 190 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Manchester, IA
High School West Delaware

2011 – Academic All-Big Ten

2010 – Third Team All-Big Ten

2010 – Academic All-Big Ten

2009 – Academic All-Big Ten

Hawk Item – Played summer ball in the Northwoods League for the Waterloo Bucks (2009)… played summer ball in the Iowa Valley League for Fairfax (2008) … two-time Unity Council member (2010, 2011).

2011 – Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2011 — Played in 50 games with 48 starts… started 23 games at DH, 14 at third base, and 11 in left field… recorded eight multi-hit games and five multiple RBI games… batted .218 and tallied 18 RBI… stole five bases… laid down 16 sacrifices to rank first in the Big Ten and 17th nationally… hit .246 against righties… notched seven two-out RBI… tallied 17 walks… recorded seven two-out RBI.

2010 Honors – Recognized on the all-Big Ten third team at third base… Academic All-Big Ten honoree. 2010 — Appeared in 52 games with 46 starts… had the second-highest batting average in both overall (.344) and conference games (.378)… tied two school records, scattering five hits against Michigan State (5-for-6) and two triples against Western Illinois (2-for-2)… started 36 games at third, four at second, three in left field and three at DH… batted primarily as the two-hole hitter… started in 22 Big Ten contests… ranked third on the team in assists (73)… ranked third in doubles (12)… finished with the fourth-most total bases (86)… laid down the most sac bunts (11) of any Hawkeye… finished with the fourth-most at bats (180)… ranked third in slugging percentage (.478)… had the fourth-most hits of any Hawkeye (62)… ranked third on the team in triples (3)… finished fifth in walks (18)… ranked third in on base (.411)… had the third-most RBI on the team (36)… finished second in stolen bases (12)… compiled 18 multi-hit games… had the second-most multi-RBI games with 11… longest hit streak was 15 contests.

2009 – Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2009 – Played in 30 games with 18 starts… started seven at second base, nine in left field, one in right field and one at designated hitter… hit two home runs… hit first collegiate home run at Austin Peay State (Mar 6)… compiled three multi-hit games… had two multi-RBI games… longest hit streak was four games.

2008 — Appeared in 21 games, with 13 starts… first collegiate hit was at Stetson (Mar. 19)… first collegiate start was at Missouri State (Mar. 9)… hit .326 on the year and .324 in the conference… played either second base or DH… hit .600 with runners in scoring position and two outs… hit .800 when pinch hitting going 4-for-5 with three RBI… hit .500 in the ninth inning… had three multi-hit games… recorded a four-game hit streak.

High School — Earned second team all-conference and team defensive MVP his sophomore year… offensive MVP his junior season… first team all-conference, all-district and all-state his junior and senior seasons… team captain… senior all-star series selection… first team academic all-state… batted .408 with 47 RBI, 18 SB, a 4-0 record, 40 strikeouts and a 1.62 ERA his senior campaign… first team all-state football his senior year… Iowa All Star Shrine Bowl participant… Iowa All Star Battle of the Borders Wrestling participant… part of the 2007 3A state and conference champion West Delaware team… earned two letters in football and four in wrestling… placed first, second, sixth and eighth at state in wrestling… a four-time wrestling conference champion… had most pins and most wins as a freshman… four year honor roll student…posted a 3.867 GPA… student council president… National Honor Society member.

Personal — Born 5/31/89… parents are Bill and Tami McCool… played with teammate Phil Keppler at West Delaware High School… health and sports studies major.

2008 .326 21 46 15 2 0 0 9
2009 .237 30 76 18 4 1 2 10
2010 .344 52 180 62 12 3 2 36
2011 .218 50 170 37 2 0 0 18