Wildcats to face first ranked opponent of the season this weekend
2014: Tied for team lead with four appearances ... Opened 2014 season with a relief appearance at USC (2/15) ... 2013 Academic All-B1G.
2013: Collected second career save at UIC (5/7) ... Struck out the side in only inning of work against Chicago State (4/30) ... Struck out four in two innings of relief at Milwaukee (4/24) ... Fanned three in season-high 3.2 IP at Nebraska (3/29) ... Picked first collegiate save with a strikeout in 0.2 IP against Iowa (3/23) ... Recorded a strikeout in 0.2 IP at Lipscomb (2/24) ... Made 2013 debut out of the bullpen against Michigan State (2/17) ... Surrendered an unearned run in an inning of work ... One of three San Diego, Calif., natives on the 2013 roster.
2012: Ranked second on the team with three wins ... Appeared in 11 contests, including making three starts ... Tossed 1.2 innings of scoreless relief in a win at UIC (3/10) ... Made first start of the season vs. Nebraska-Omaha, hurling 6.2 scoreless innings to earn the victory (3/20) ... Allowed three runs (one earned) over five innings to pick up the victory vs. Chicago State (4/24) ... Worked three shutout innings of relief in a win over Oakland (5/2) ... Tossed five-plus innings, striking out four vs. Milwaukee at Miller Park (5/9) ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2011: Appeared in 14 games with 11 starts on the mound ... Allowed only one run over five innings of work with four strikeouts vs. Towson (2/27) ... Nearly went the distance to earn first collegiate victory at Campbell (3/26), hurling 8 1/3 innings with six strikeouts ... Allowed just two runs (one earned) over 4 1/3 innings in a team win at Ohio State (4/2) ... Tossed a scoreless frame with two strikeouts at UIC (4/12) ... Tossed a scoreless frame with two strikeouts at UIC (4/12) ... Went the first 4 2/3 innings in the team's win at Minnesota (4/17) ... Earned a win over Chicago (5/11), tossing five innings with two runs allowed (one earned).
High School: Second-team All-Western League selection senior year ... Team captain ... Named Cathedral Catholic's pitcher of the year ... Three-year letterwinner ... Posted a 5-0 record as a junior in helping the team to a second-straight CIF championship ... Two-time San Diego Union Tribune Scholar-Athlete ... Played summer ball for San Diego Show ... Helped the team to a 2009 USABF World Series championship and a 2008 J.O. USA national championship ... Competed alongside NU classmate Ethan Bramschreiber for the Tampa Bay Rays Scout Team ... National Honor Society Member ... National Merit Commended Scholar ... AP Scholar ... Honor roll student ... High school coach was Gary Remiker.
Personal: Born Daniel James Tyson ... Son of Joseph and Patricia Tyson ... Participated in house-building projects in Tijuana and Ensenada, Mexico as well as serving as a "buddy" for The Miracle League of San Diego, a baseball league that serves handicapped children ... Attended same high school as Major Leaguers Barry Zito, Mark Prior and Carlos Quentin as well as professional golfer Phil Mickelson ... Major is economics.