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Will Olson
Will  Olson

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Sherman, Texas

High School:
Sherman

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 205

Position:
C/INF

Experience:
2L

06/02/2017

BSB: Will Olson Named Academic All-America

UTA Baseball's First Academic All-American in 20 Years

05/17/2017

BSB: Mavs Travel to Texas State in Quest of Title

UTA Sits Game Back in Standings with Three to Play

05/01/2017

BSB: Mavs Break from Conference at No. 25 Texas

Mavs Have Won Eight Consecutive Games

04/17/2017

BSB: eSix Sportswear Presents Mavs vs. Aggies

Mavs Host Texas A&M on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at The Gould

04/04/2017

BSB: No. 3 TCU Claims Midweek Win over Mavs

Will Olson Belts First Career Home Run

• 2017 Third-Team CoSIDA Academic All-America (C)
• 2017 Second-Team All-Sun Belt Conference (C)
• 2016-17 Sun Belt Conference Commisioner's Academic List

• 2015-16 Sun Belt Conference Commisioner's Academic List
• 2014-15 Sun Belt Conference Commisioner's Academic List

2017
Second-team all-conference selection behind the plate as UTA's everyday catcher … Made 39 starts behind the plate and seven as the DH … Hit .322 (56-for-174) with nine doubles, two homers and 28 RBI … Owned a .408 slugging and a team-leading .439 on-base percentage … Drew 27 walks and struck out just 24 times, getting plunked by 10 pitches … Had a sac fly and two sac bunts … Stole a pair of bases … Threw out eight basestealers … Had a .327 average (36-for-110) in Sun Belt play, with seven doubles, one homer and 23 RBI, with a .440 on-base percentage and a 17-16 walk-strikeout ratio … Hit .284 with a homer – opposite field – at Clay Gould Ballpark … Hit .349 on the road, .333 in day games and .307 in night games … Led the Mavs in games UTA won, hitting .402 … Hit .341 with runners on base, a team-high among qualified hitters … Was 4-for-6 with the bases loaded … Reached as the leadoff hitter in 49 percent of his chances … Hit .320 with runners in scoring position and forced home the runner on third with less than two outs 75 percent of the time … Had 18 two-out hits and 10 two-out RBI … Had 17 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games … Ran up a six-game hitting streak and reached base safely in a season-high 16 games, ending the year on a 10-game streak of reaching base safely … Had a two-hit game in the season opener vs. SEMO … Went 3-for-4 in a series opener at TAMU-CC … Had a stretch of four straight multi-hit games in March … Belted homers in back-to-back games, vs. No. 4 TCU and at Appalachian State … Drove in five runs in the series opener win at App. State … Went 4-for-4 with six RBI and two doubles in a win over Arkansas State to clinch the series.

2016
Redshirted the season after suffering injury that required Tommy John surgery.

2015
Played in 17 games with 11 starts, hitting .150 (6-for-40) with two runs, one double and eight RBI … Drew three walks and struck out 11 times … Hung a sac fly and laid down a sac bunt … Had a 2-for-4 game vs. Dallas Baptist, ripping a double and driving in a run … Had a ninth-inning, two-RBI single vs. No. 14 Texas that forced extra innings.

High School
Four-year letterwinner in baseball under coaches Art Senato and Jason Wright … Two-time first-team All-District catcher … All-District defensive MVP … First-team All-District 2nd baseman … Member of the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society.

Personal
Son of George and Sandra Olson … Has one sister, Karlie (24) … Economics and finance major.

 

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