University of Iowa Athletics

#17 Andy Nelson

Height 6-0
Weight 200 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Winfield, Ill.
High School Wheaton North
Andy  Nelson - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics


  • Did not see game action.

2022 Honors

  • Academic All-Big Ten selection
  • Started 14 games — 13 at third base and one at second base
  • Hit .255 (14-of-55) with 10 runs scored and four RBIs
  • Had three multi-hit games (2 two-hit, 1 three-hit)
  • Appeared in one game over final two months of the season because of injury
  • Returned to action as a pinch hitter against Purdue (5/8) after missing a month with a hamstring injury
  • Left the Illinois game (4/9) after reaggravating a hamstring injury
  • Had a career-high three hits, finishing 3-for-5 at Bradley (4/6)
  • Hit a two-run homer — the first of his career — and drove in three runs in Iowa’s 6-3 win over No. 12 Texas Tech (3/20)
  • Went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI against Cornell College (3/2)
  • Went 2-for-5 with a doubles and two runs scored in 12-2 win over Air Force (2/18)

2021 Honors

  • Named to the Dean’s List during fall semester
  • Appeared in 13 games with one start… hit .091 (1-of-11) with four runs scored
  • Notched his first career hit in the series finale against Minnesota (4/11)
  • Made his first career start against Minnesota (4/9), serving as the designated hitter
  • Walked and scored a run at Ohio State (3/26)
  • Made his debut as a pinch runner against No. 18/21 Michigan (3/7)
  • Rated as the No. 20 “Impact Freshman” in the Big Ten by D1Baseball

High School

  • Ranked as the No. 317-best prospect nationally by Perfect Game
  • Rated as the No. 12 prospect in Illinois by Perfect Game and the No. 4 shortstop
  • Rated as the 19th-best player in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report and the No. 6 shortstop
  • 2019 Dukane Conference Player of the Year after hitting .451 with 11 doubles, seven triples, and seven home runs
  • Also had 42 runs, 29 RBIs, and 19 steals
  • 2019 all-state, all-region, and all-conference shortstop
  • 2019 Prep Baseball Report All-State selection
  • High school coach was Dan Schoessling
  • Played under Rob Rooney for Longshots


  • Born Sept. 3, 2001
  • Son of Roger and Susan Nelson
  • Has a sister, Julie
  • Father played baseball at William Penn
  • Cousin, Joe Rutkowski played collegiate hockey at Ferris State and currently plays professionally in the Philadelphia Flyers organization
  • Majoring in business