Wildcats and Hawkeyes square off for first time since 2009
2012: Limited to 26 appearances and five starts due to injury ... Recorded an RBI double against St. Xavier (4/10).
2011: Saw action in 41 games, making 38 starts ... Tied for second on the team with 13 doubles and ranked fourth with 19 RBI ... Hit safely in eight straight games from Feb. 19-March 11 ... Doubled in four straight games from Feb. 2-27 ... Went 3-for-4 with a double at Texas Tech (2/20) ... Had two hits and scored two runs in a win at Wake Forest (2/26) ... Posted an RBI triple among two hits in a win at Campbell (3/25) ... Went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, three runs scored and two RBI in a win over Purdue (4/23).
2010: Team's primary right fielder, appearing in 50 games with 46 starts ... Tied for third on the team with 5 home runs and was fourth with a .474 slugging percentage ... Socked a grand slam in a win at UNLV (3/12) ... Doubled, homered, scored twice and drove in two against Cornell (3/22) ... Collected three RBI and two hits at Stetson (3/26) ... Went 8-for-13, including a perfect 4-for-4 performance during the second game, in three-game series with Ohio State (4/2-4) ... Finished a home run shy of the cycle in a comeback win over Valparaiso (5/4) ... Scored a season-high three runs against Chicago (5/5).
2009: Appeared in 25 games, including making 13 starts ... Notched first collegiate hit vs. Massachusetts (2/27) ... Scored two runs and had a hit and a walk at New Mexico (3/21) ... Posted season-high two hits in back-to-back appearances vs. Trinity International (4/14) and Iowa (4/18) ... Scored a season-high three runs to go along with a hit and two walks at Ohio State (4/25) ... Had a hit and scored two runs in an upset win over the Buckeyes (4/26).
High School: Two-time all-conference selection ... Hit .430 with six home runs as a senior ... Named team MVP as a sophomore after batting .463 ... Had the game-winning hit in the 13th inning against nationally ranked New Trier ... Four-year letterwinner ... Also competed in basketball ... Competed in senior all-star game ... Played summer ball for Lakeside Cardinals, helping the team to a pair of nationals appearances including one fifth-place finish ... Honor roll student ... High school baseball coach was Garry Gustafson.
Personal: Born Chris Nickolas Kontos ... Son of Nickolas and Theodora Kontos ... Brother, George, played baseball at Northwestern from 2004-06 and is currently pitching in the New York Yankees organization ... Chose Northwestern over UIC.