NCAA Tournament: Was on the postseason roster, but did not make an appearance.
SLC Tournament: Appeared in two games as a pinch runner...used as a pinch runner late in the game against Texas-San Antonio...came in to pinch run in the 10th inning against Lamar...scored the game-winning run from second base on a throwing error.
2006: .333-0-1...began the season as a pitcher...appeared in three games on the mound...struck out six in 5.2 innings...appeared in 13 games as a position player with two starts...earned his first career start as a designated hitter against Oral Roberts...went 0-for-1 with a walk in that contest...saw his first action in the field on the road at Baylor...went 2-for-2 with an RBI in that contest...came off the bench to collect a pinch-hit single against Texas State...got his first start in right field against Dallas Baptist.
Prior to UTA: Came to UTA after being named the Louisville Slugger Illinois State Player of the Year at Lockport High School...went 12-0 with a 0.83 ERA and two saves...struck out 113 in 84 innings...also hit .580 at the plate...named the National High School Baseball Coaches Association District Player of the Year...earned Daily Southtown Player of the Year...member of the SICA all-academic team...high honor roll.
Personal: Son of Teri Marciniak and John Otteman...born Nov. 2, 1986...an exercise science major at UTA.