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#20 Izaya Fullard

Height 5-11
Weight 230 lbs.
Class RS Jr.
B/T R/R
Hometown North Liberty, Iowa
High School Iowa City West
Previous School Kirkwood CC

2020 — Season canceled by Big Ten Conference and NCAA on March 12 due to concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19)… started all 15 games at second base… hit .400 (24-of-60) with a team-best 21 RBIs and 19 runs scored… has hit safely in 11 games with seven multi-hit contests… also had six multi-run and six multi RBI games… ranked in top 15 in Big Ten in seven categories — first in RBIs (21), second in runs (19), tied for fourth in hits (24), tied for fifth in batting average (.400), tied for sixth in total bases (35), ninth in slugging (.583),  and 15th in on-base percentage (.449)… ranked in top 29 nationally in three categories — 18th in RBIs per game (1.40), 25th in RBIs (21), and 29th in runs per game (1.27)… went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored against Kansas (3/10) for his sixth straight multi-hit game…  hit .533 (8-of-15) at the Snowbird Classic with nine RBIs and six runs scored… went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs against Western Michigan (3/6), 4-for-6 with a career-high four runs and career best five RBIs in the win over Georgetown (3/7), and 2-for-5 with two RBIs against Army (3/8)… posted his second straight three-hit game, going 3-for-4 with four RBIs and three runs against Grand View (3/3)… had a bases-clearing triple — the first of his career… hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the seventh and finished 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs in the win over No. 14 Duke (3/1)… went 3-for-5 at San Diego (2/23) for his first multi-hit game of the season… hit a three-run home run, finishing 1-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs against Pitt (2/16)… rated as the 34th-best MLB Draft prospect in the Big Ten by D1Baseball.com.

2019 — Started 50 games — 37 at first base, four at second base, three at third base, and six at designated hitter… hit .307 (61-of-199) with five home runs, 32 runs, and 31 RBIs… ranked 15th in Big Ten in batting average… tied for 11th in Big Ten games in hits (28)… hit safely in 42 games and reached safely in 51 contests… had a career-high 12-game hitting streak from May 1-24 and a career-long 23-game on-base streak from April 12-May-24… scored a run in 10 straight games from Feb. 16-March 9… had 14 multi-hit contests (10 2-hit, three 3-hit, one 4-hit)… collected four hits, finishing 4-for-5 in series opener against Michigan State (5/10)… went 3-for-3 with three runs, three RBIs, and two home runs — a solo and two-run shot — in the series opening win over No. 18 UC Irvine (5/3)… finished 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs and two RBIs in game two win at Ohio State (4/27)… hit .385 (5-of-13) in series win against No. 30 Nebraska… went 2-for-4 in game on and 2-for-6 with a two-run home run — his third of the season — and three RBIs in game two (4/20)… went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run in the series opening win over Rutgers (4/5)… went 3-for-4 with three runs, an RBI and two steals against Chicago State (3/20)… scored the game-tying run in the ninth after walking and stealing two bases… went 2-for-4 with a home run, double, five RBIs, and three runs scored in game one at Evansville (3/9)… went 2-for-5 with two RBIs at Hawaii (2/23).

At Kirkwood Community College (2018) — First-team NJCAA Division II All-American… first-team all-region and first-team all-district… hit .470 with an NJCAA-leading 102 hits… belted seven home runs and had 14 doubles and one triple… posted a .520 on-base and .642 slugging percentage… drove in 76 runs, which ranked third in the country, and scored 55 runs… struck out only 22 times (and had 27 walks) in 215 at-bats… hit safely in 54 games with 32 multi-hit games (20 2-hit, nine 3-hit, three 4-hit)… had 21 games with two or more RBIs… led Kirkwood a conference tournament and regional title and to the NJCAA College World Series — the first appearance since 1999… team finished 42-17-1.

High School — Two-time first-team all-state selection, earning the distinction as a sophomore and senior… three-time all-district (two first team, one second-team) and three-time first-team all-conference selection… hit .421 with 11 home runs, 16 doubles, and 60 RBIs… had 59 hits and posted a .497 on-base and .771 slugging percentage… hit .367 with two home runs and a .472 on-base percentage as a junior, and .441 with 19 doubles, 40 RBIs, 64 hits, and a .512 on-base percentage as a sophomore… is second all-time at Iowa City West in career hits (171)… team was state runner-up as a sophomore and junior and a semifinalist as a senior… also played two years of varsity basketball, starting every game and leading team to a 4A state title as a senior… played three years for Perfect Game Select, coached by Steve James… high school coach was Charlie Stumpff.

Personal — Born July 23, 1999, in Iowa City, Iowa… son of Ken Fullard and Reiko Ono-Fullard… given name is Izaya Takashi Ono-Fullard… has a younger sister, Keiko… father played basketball at Iowa from 1983-85… mother was an Iowa athletic trainer… played high school ball with current Hawkeye teammate Connor McCaffery… majoring in sport and recreation management.