2000 Threw two innings in Big Ten debut in game one against Iowa, striking out one while not allowing any hits or runs ? Other Big Ten action included an appearance against Michigan State ? First collegiate start came agasint Jacksonville ? Got the loss against Jacksonville as Illinois was only able to come up with four runs on seven hits against the Dolphins ? Threw three scoreless outings, including stints at UTPA, Houston and Iowa ? Threw 7 2/3 innings in seven appearances.
PRIOR TO ILLINOIS: Transferred to Illinois from Olney Central College where he lettered for two years in baseball ? Went 10-3 with six saves in two years at Olney ? Earned all-region and academic all-region honors at Olney ? Played for the Waterloo Bucks of the Northwoods League over the 1999 summer, posting a 3-2 record with a 5.53 ERA in 27 2/3 innings of work.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned letters in baseball, basketball, football and golf in high school ? Holds school record for three-point field goals in a season and career ? As a quarterback passed for 3,400 years and 31 touchdowns in two years ? A three-time all-conference selection in baseball ? Team won baseball conference championship in 1996 and '97.
PERSONAL: Parents are Denny and Sue Throneburg ? Majoring in sports management ? Father played basketball at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and is one of the most successful softball coaches in Illinois high school history ? Biggest thrill in sports is meeting numerous great people and the friendships ? Favorite athlete is Greg Maddux because of his drive toward perfection and his consistency ? Member of the National Honor Society and student council in high school ? Wants to get a job with a professional sports team after finishing school ? Parents most influenced his athletic career because they "put in any amount of time that I needed."