2006: Sixth-round selection (187th overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies ... Big Ten Pitcher of the Year ... Unanimous first-team All-Big Ten starting pitcher ... First-team ABCA & Rawlings NCAA All-Mideast Region ... Voted Northwestern's Most Valuable Pitcher ... Team ace ... Dual threat pitcher/designated hitter ... 7-0 Big Ten pitching record, 7-2 overall ... Team won all eight Big Ten starts ... Threw first Wildcat no-hitter since 1999 and 13th all-time, striking out eight with one walk in a 7-0 win over Michigan State (5/14) ... Only league pitcher to earn Big Ten Pitcher of the Week on three separate occasions, including back-to-back weeks for consecutive shutouts against Minnesota (5/6) and Michigan State (5/14) ... First Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor came on Feb. 21 vs. South Florida ... Gave up three earned runs or less in 12 of his 15 starts ... Struck out a season-best 10 vs. Minnesota (5/6) ... Eighth in league ERA (3.36) ... Led the Big Ten with 90 strikeouts in 92.2 innings pitched ... Struck out 90-plus in last two collegiate seasons (2004 & 06) ... Allowed only two runs in three of last four starts (29 innings) ... Pitched a Big Ten best seven complete games ... In league games only, finished No. 1 in Ks with 56 and fifth in ERA at 2.22 ... Started 18 games at designated hitter and three in center field ... Ended regular season with a .344 average ... Hit first collegiate home run vs. Minnesota (5/7) ... Drove in career high 14, which includes five doubles.
2005: Did not compete due to medical reasons.
2004: Named third-team All-Big Ten for the second straight season ... Finished third in the Big Ten in overall ERA, ending the season with a 3.02 earned-run average in 89.1 innings pitched ... Finished second in the Big Ten to teammate J.A. Happ (106) in overall Ks, striking out 96, 30 of them looking ... Struck out a career-high 13 in 1-0 win over Wright State (3/21) ... Pitched seven and two-third innings of no-hit baseball in no decision at New Mexico (2/22), striking out 10 in the process ... Struck out at least five in all but one of his 14 starts ... Opponent batting average of .233 was third lowest in Big Ten ... Won six games, tying J.A. Happ for team top honors ... Gave up more than three earned runs only twice in 14 starts ... Pitched 19.1 innings without giving up an earned run (one total), over three starts (Samford, Wright State and Dartmouth) and striking out 33 in that stretch ... Opened season going 2-for-2 with two walks and four runs scored in 15-11 loss to Pacific (2/12) ... Went 2-for-2 with two walks and four runs scored in 13-5 win over Troy State (3/6) ... Hit .221 from the plate, walking 16 times in 84 total plate appearances.
2003: Named Third-team All-Big Ten ... Ended season eighth in the conference in ERA ... 3.50 ERA ranked second among freshman starters in the Big Ten ... Cemented himself as team's third starter during the conference season, taking the ball seven times against league opponents ... Tossed complete-game victories against Illinois (4/26) and Michigan (5/10) ... Did not give up a run in his first four outings, which covered 10.2 innings of work, all in relief ... Recorded two saves in those games ... Allowed 50 hits and 21 earned runs in 54 innings of work ... Held opponents to a team-low .245 batting average ... Second on the team with five wins.
High School: Three-year baseball and two-year football letterwinner ... Two-time Naperville Sun Honorable Mention Athlete of the Year ... Two-time team MVP ... 2001 and 2002 Dupage Valley All-Conference team ... Two-time Wheaton Leader All-Area Team selection (2001-02) ... 2002 Area Senior All-Star team member ... Went 15-4 in final two years of varsity baseball, striking out 187 hitters in 115 innings pitched ... As a junior, became the third pitcher in Illinois High School Association (IHSA) history to post a 0.00 ERA ... Had a 0.89 ERA as a senior ... Set DuPage Valley Conference and Wheaton-Warrenville South records for career ERA ... Selected to IHSBCA All-Area All-Star team in 2001 ... Chosen for 2001 Chicago White Sox IHSA All-Star team ... Selected as a top junior in the state of Illinois in 2001, which competed in the Jack Kaiser Memorial All-Star game at Comiskey Park ... Named to the IHSBCA Summer League All-Tournament team and the 2002 Cream of the Crop Class ... Named MVP at the CABA (Continental Amateur Baseball Association) World Series tournament, going 12-for-17 at the plate and pitching two shutouts ... Captain of football team in 2000 and 2001 ... Chicago Sun-Times Honorable Mention All-Area quarterback in 2001 ... Football team MVP in 2001 ... Named to the Daily Herald All-Area Football team in 2001 ... First-team Dupage Valley All-Conference in 2001 and special mention in 2000 ... News Leader Press All-Area in 2000 ... Passed for over 3,500 yards and 29 touchdowns during his junior and senior seasons ... Representative at the IHSA Leadership Conference in 2000 and 2001 ... Two-time IHSA Scholastic Achievement Award winner ... Four-time Dupage Valley Academic All-Conference.
Personal: Born Daniel John Brauer ... Son of Elden and Sue Brauer ... History major.