Played in 54 games and started 53 ... named to the All-Horizon League First-Team and selected to the All-Conference Tournament Team ... ranked first in the league in RBI (44) and home runs (8) ... two-time Horizon League Batter of the Week honoree ... totaled nine games where he posted three or more RBI, including three contests with four RBI ... blasted his first and second homers of the season on Feb. 22 in a 5-3 win against Santa Clara ... nearly hit for the cycle against Purdue on March 9, lacking a triple to achieve the feat ... owned the team's second-highest slugging percentage of .441, which also ranked seventh in the Horizon League.
Appeared in 52 games, starting 49 ... named Second-Team All-Horizon League and All-Newcomer Team ... earned a spot on the Horizon League All-Tournament team ... tied a conference tournament record with three home runs throughout the championship event ... ranked fourth in the Horizon League with a .345 batting average and sixth with .508 slugging percentage ... carried a 14-game hitting streak from March 31 to April 22, the team's longest on the season ... held a seven-game multiple hit streak from April 5 to April 15 ... went 4-for-5 with five RBI, four runs and two homers vs. No. 2 seed Wright State in the HL tournament ... ended the season on an eight-game hit streak.
Prior to UIC: Played two seasons Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-time letterwinner in baseball, three-time letterwinner in football and two-time letterwinner in basketball at Merrill (Wis.) ... guided team to a state title in 2007 and a third-place finish in 2008 ... team captain in football and baseball ... named MVP of the state baseball tournament in 2007 ... awarded second-team all-state ... named Wausau Daily Herald Player of the Year in 2008 ... two-time NJCAA Academic All-American ... Led CGCC to Regional Final game in 2010 ... biggest athletic thrill to date is winning the American Legion State Title in 2007 ... born September 14, 1989, in Marshfield, Wis. ... son of Bob and Janet Grunenwald ... has three brothers, Chris, Nick and Ty ... currently enrolled as a kinesiology major and is applying to numerous medical schools.