Honor Roll - Academic All-Big Ten 2001, Academic All-Big Ten 2000
2001 - Appeared in six games starting four at shortstop to open the season before suffering a bone bruise that kept him out for the majority of the season ... Returned in time for the Ohio State series and appeared as a pinch hitter and designated hitter ... Collected hits against Indiana and Michigan and stole a base against the Wolverines.
2000 - Started 10 games and appeared in 21 in the infield and at DH ... Backed up second, third and shortstop ... First career start came at shortstop over Spring Break trip to Jacksonville, Fla. ... Got three starts at short over the trip as Chris Basak recovered from an injury ... Also had two starts at second base and five at DH ... Big Ten starts came against Michigan State, Purdue, Ohio State and Indiana (twice) ... Went 2-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBI in starts at Indiana in last weekend of regular season action ... Committed only one error in 16 chances in the field ... Had three multi-hit games: two hits against both Butler and Saint Joseph?s and three against Illinois State ... First career double came against Illinois State ... First collegiate hit came against Jacksonville University on Spring Trip.
1999 - Redshirt season.
High School - Lettered 11 times at Charleston: four times in both baseball and golf and three times in basketball ... Holds high school career record for hits (150) and doubles (32) ... Tied for the school record with a .510 career batting average ... An all-conference selection four years in golf and three years in baseball ... An all-Decatur area selection in baseball his senior season.
Personal - Parents are Robert and Joyce Lawrence ... Majoring in business administration ... Father was his high school baseball coach ... Wanted to play baseball at Illinois because of the support the community gives to Illinois Baseball ... A National Honor Society member ... Lists his father as the biggest influence on his athletic career ... Also considered Eastern Illinois, Southern Illinois and Illinois State.
Ryan Lawrence Career Statistics
Ryan Lawrence Career Big Ten Statistics