More recognition rolling in for the righty's 16 strikeout performance
At Utah Valley... Senior (2012): Appeared in 16 games for UVU, starting in 11 ... finished the year 8-0 with a 3.15 ERA (second best on the squad and the best of the starting pitchers) ... allowed 25 earned runs on 61 hits in 71.1 innings pitched including a career-best 71 strikeouts ... set a single game UVU record for strikeouts when he mowed down 16 NYIT batters and allowed just two hits in an eight-inning, complete game shutout on May 12 ... picked up his first win of the season after going 5.2 innings and allowing just one earned run in a 12-5 UVU win at Southern Utah on March 9 ... struck out seven SUU batters three weeks later in a 7.0 inning outing, helping UVU to a 9-1 victory ... threw 5.1 innings and struck out five batters en route to a GWC Tournament semifinal victory over North Dakota on May 24 ... finishes his career at UVU with an 11-0 record and a 4.05 ERA ... he threw 124.1 innings over two seasons as a Wolverine, striking out 115.
Junior (2011): Went 3-0 with a 5.26 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 53.0 innings pitched in his first season at UVU ... was second on the team in strikeouts ... allowed 31 earned runs on 67 hits ... made 16 appearances with five starts ... struck out a season-high eight batters in 6.1 innings pitched against Northern Colorado on May 20 ... struck out five batters in only 3.2 innings of work at Texas Tech on February 19 ... allowed two earned runs on eight hits while striking out six in 6.0 innings of work against NYIT at the Great West Conference Tournament.
Before Utah Valley... College: Played two seasons at the College of Southern Idaho ... went 6-4 with a 2.67 ERA as a sophomore in 2010 ... pitched two complete games (one shutout) and was a part of two other combined shutouts.
High School: Prepped at Taylorsville High School ... helped team to second place finish at state tournament ... also lettered in golf three years at Taylorsville.
Personal ... Born in Salt Lake City, Utah ... son of Blaine and Karalee Olson ... majoring in visual arts/communication at UVU ... is the only boy among four sisters.