Will Olson
Will  Olson


Sherman, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 205




BSB: Will Olson Named Academic All-America

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


BSB: Mavs Travel to Texas State in Quest of Title

UTA Sits Game Back in Standings with Three to Play


BSB: Mavs Break from Conference at No. 25 Texas

Mavs Have Won Eight Consecutive Games


BSB: eSix Sportswear Presents Mavs vs. Aggies

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


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

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.

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

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.

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



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