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    Matt Brimmer
    Matt Brimmer

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    High School:
    Washington

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 184

    Position:
    Outfield

    Bats/Throws:
    L/R



    2004: Academic All-Big Ten ... Competed in 51 games, starting 42 in center ... Hit a career-best .291 in 151 at-bats ... Hit three home runs, including an inside-the-park home run vs. Valparaiso (4/6) ... Finished second on the team with three triples ... Started 30 Big Ten games, hitting .268 with 17 runs scored and eight sacrifice hits ... Totaled 10 sacrifice hits, one shy of the single season record (11) held by Steve Geffer (1995) ... Finished third on the team with 34 runs scored ... Went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored vs. Samford (3/5) ... In three-game series with Dartmouth and game one vs. Indiana, Brimmer went 9-for-18 with seven runs scored and five RBI from the leadoff spot in the lineup ... Went 2-for-5 with with two RBI in game one vs. Purdue (4/16) ... Went 7-for-14 in four-game series with Illinois, scoring four runs and plating one RBI ... Ended season with five-game hitting streak, homering in his last official at-bat of season (walked in final plate appearance).

    2003: Academic All-Big Ten ... Started three games, appeared in 11 ... Used mainly as a late-inning defensive replacement ... Tallied one sacrifice hit ... Three RBI on 2-of-12 from the plate.

    2002: Started 10 games, mainly at third base ... Competed in 25 games, going 4-for-21 with five runs scored and a double ... Recorded 18 assists and seven putouts from the hot corner ... Had two sacrifice hits and was hit by a pitch ... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored in NU's 10-5 win over Purdue (4/14) ... Hit .429 in the Purdue series (3-for-7).

    High School: Received seven total letters in baseball, basketball and track ... Received first-team all-state recognition as a shortstop and honorable mention as a center fielder ... Voted team captain of baseball team senior year ... Competed in the Iowa High School All-State game ... Hit .470 with a .950 fielding percentage in his last year of high school baseball ... Holds school records for runs in a single season and a career ... Is in top three of several career offensive categories including RBI, hits, home runs, steals, doubles and triples ... Team took third at the Iowa State Tournament both junior and senior seasons ... National Honor Society member ... Valedictorian of senior class.

    Personal: Born Matthew Clem Brimmer ... Son of Robert and Jackie Brimmer ... Chose NU over Princeton, Duke and Washington ... Computer engineering major.

    Brimmer's Career Stats

    Yr. Avg. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
    2002 .190 25 21 5 4 1 0 0 0 0
    2003 .167 11 12 4 2 1 0 0 3 0
    2004 .291 51 151 34 44 4 3 3 16 3
    Totals .272 87 184 34 44 6 3 3 19 3