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    Geoff Rowan
    Geoff Rowan

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Naperville, Ill.

    High School:
    Neuqua Valley

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 195

    Position:
    C/OF

    B/T:
    R/R



    09/26/2013

    Former 'Cat Geoff Rowan Wins 2013 Rays Erik Walker Award

    Former NU backstop honored as a champion in the community

    07/17/2013

    Former Wildcats Excel in Pro Baseball

    11 former Northwestern players enjoying successful summers in America's pastime

    06/06/2012

    Geoff Rowan Selected by Tampa Bay Rays in 39th Round of MLB Draft

    Catcher was named to the watch list for Johnny Bench Award in 2012

    05/31/2012

    NU Tops 200 Total Academic All-Big Ten Honors For Second-Straight Year

    Wildcats earn 65 awards in spring and at-large sports

    05/19/2012

    Northwestern Concludes Season With 4-0 Loss to Saint Louis

    Morton works eight innings in solid start

    2012: Appeared in 52 games, including making 49 starts ... Named to watch list for Johnny Bench Award which honors the nation's top catcher ... Ranked second on the team with a .291 batting average and third with seven doubles ... Threw out 41 percent of baserunners attempting to steal ... Posted three hits vs. Seton Hall (2/19) ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two run scored in a win over Chicago State (3/4) ... Drove in two runs in a victory at Michigan (4/21) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2011: Started 42 games and appeared in 44 games, mostly at catcher and also in left field ... Doubled, tripled and drew two walks at Texas Tech (2/20) ... Went 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in a win at Saint Louis (3/12) ... Posted a double and a sacrifice fly at Campbell (3/24) ... Drove in two runs in a 4-3 win at Minnesota (4/17), including plating the game-winner on an eighth-inning sac fly ... Collected two hits, drove in two runs and scored once in a victory over Purdue (4/23) ... Picked up two hits at Indiana (5/8) ... Had two hits and scored two runs in victory over Michigan (5/13) ... Drove in a season-high three runs and notched two hits in a win over Michigan (5/14) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2010: Made 32 starts in left field and 14 at catcher, while appearing in 53 games overall ... Drove in a season-high three runs in the team's win at UNLV (3/12) and followed it up with a pair of doubles and three hits overall the following day ... Notched consecutive multi-hit games vs. Cornell (3/21-22) and at Stetson (3/26-27) ... Posted three hits with two doubles, including one that drove in the winning run in the 11th inning at Penn State (4/10) ... Hit safely in 11 of 12 games from April 24-May 9 ... Collected two hits and drove in two runs on consecutive days in wins over Valparaiso (5/4) and Chicago (5/5) ... Went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in a victory at Michigan (5/15) and had two hits and two RBI the following day against the Wolverines.

    2009: Appeared in 27 games, including making 12 starts, as a utility player ... Went 2-for-2 in a victory over Elmhurst (4/7) ... Doubled and drove in a run against both UIC (3/14) and New Mexico (3/22) ... Had two hits in as many at-bats, including hitting first collegiate home run, vs. Illinois (5/2) ... Notched two hits and scored a run vs. Michigan (5/14).

    High School: All-conference selection as a senior, helping Neuqua Valley to a third-place Class 4A state finish ... Hit seven home runs and drove in 41 in final season for the Wildcats ... Named to Daily Herald DuPage County all-area team ... Academic all-conference pick ... Chicago Sun-Times third-team all-area selection ... Team captain ... Tossed a no-hitter in a state semifinal victory en route to winning a Class 2A state championship as a junior ... Named to Illinois Coaches Association senior all-star team ... Also competed in football ... Played summer ball for Naperville Renegades and Illinois Sparks, helping the latter to a national runner-up finish at the 2008 World Wood Bat Classic ... Honor roll student ... High school baseball coach was Robin Renner.

    Personal: Born Geoffrey Philip Rowan ... Son of Jerome and Rochelle Rowan ... Father played football at Iowa and brother played at Western Illinois ... Major is political science with a minor in business institutions.

    Season Avg. GP/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% OB% SB/ATT
    2009 .216 26/12 51 5 11 2 0 1 4 .314 .245 0/2
    2010 .279 53/46 179 25 50 9 0 0 25 .330 .302 3/5
    2011 .227 44/42 150 13 34 4 1 0 13 .267 .289 0/1
    2012 .291 52/49 165 15 48 7 0 0 17 .333 .341 1/3
    Career .262 175/149 545 58 143 22 1
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    59 .312 .305 4/11