Baseball


Eric Eymann
Eric Eymann
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Omaha, Neb.

High School:
Creighton Prep

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 190

Position:
IF

Birthdate:
02/09/1984

B/T:
R/R

Career Honor Roll - Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American 2003 • Second-Team All-Big Ten 2003

2003 - As a freshmen, led the Big Ten and set a Big Ten single season record with 120 at bats in conference play en route to earning Freshman All-America and second-team All-Big Ten honors • Started and played in all 53 of Illinois' games • Finished ninth in the Big Ten in batting average with a .359 overall average • Also ranked sixth in hits (41), third in doubles (10) and sixth in total bases (59) • Led the conference in a couple of fielding categories, ranking second in the Big Ten in assists (154) and third in the conference in double plays (41) • Recorded 17 multi-hit games on the year, including eight two-hit, eight three-hit and one four-hit game to lead Illinois in that category • Led the team in at bats (198), hits (71), doubles (15), and total bases (105) • Also finished second on the team in average (.359), runs (37), triples (2), home runs (5), RBI (32), slugging percentage (.530) and stolen bases (6) • Ranked second on the team with a .342 batting average in the Big Ten • Led the team in the Minnesota series, hitting .529 (9-for-17) with three runs, two doubles, one triple, one home run and six RBI • Scored the winning run against Eastern Kentucky on the Spring Trip, in game three at Penn State and game three against Iowa • Had a 15-game hit streak, tied for the longest on the team, during the season and enters the 2004 season on a nine-game hit streak • Played for the Waterloo Bucks of the Northwoods League over the summer.

High School - Earned three varsity letters in baseball at Creighton Prep • Team won Nebraska state title in both his junior and senior seasons • Team finished third nationally his junior year and just missed another berth to the national tournament his senior season • His senior season Creighton Prep was ranked seventh in the nation by USA Today and first in the Midwest • As a senior led his team in average (.482), on base percentage (.508), slugging (.800), doubles, RBI, hits and runs scored • An all-state, all-metro and all-division pick as a senior • Named to all-region team made up of all-stars from seven Midwestern states.

Personal - Mother is Sue Eymann • Majoring in communications • Lists biggest thrill in sports as winning back-to-back state championships in baseball as a junior and senior in high school • Favorite athlete is Alex Rodriguez because he's an all-star who possessed great leadership • Hopes to play professionally and then start a business of his own following graduation • Credits his grandparents in being very influential in his upbringing • Lists his mother, Sue, as the biggest influence on his athletic career because of the support and time she took for him.

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