UVU now faces North Dakota at 6 p.m. for chance to move into finals
At Utah Valley ... Senior (2012): Named first-team All-Great West Conference at third base ... tied an NCAA record by reaching base 18 consecutive times going 6-for-6 with 11 walks and one HBP ... named Great West Conference Player of the Week on April 30 ... started all 59 games and hit .381 with four home runs, 91 hits, 22 doubles and 54 RBIs ... named to Great West All-Tournament Team after going 11-for-18 with three doubles, 10 RBIs and seven runs ... ranked eighth in the nation in runs per game (1.14) and 12th with 67 runs ... was 17th nationally in on-base percentage (.483), 28th in hits, 32nd in batting averge and 35th in doubles per game (.37) ... finished career with .356 batting average, 299 hits, 17 home runs, 58 doubles and 13 triples ... ends career ranked third all-time in career hits and first all-time with 123 career walks ... hit game-tying home run in bottom of ninth in come-from-behind win over North Dakota on April 5 ... had three hits and score two runs at eventual National Champion Arizona on Feb 21 ... had a home run and four RBIs in win over Chicago State on April 14 ... had two four-hit games during GWC Tournament and also drove in four runs and scored four times in semifinal win over North Dakota ... tied a school record with a 24-game hitting streak that spanned from March 22 - April 28. Redshirt (2011): Redshirted 2011 season due to injury
Junior (2010): Named to Great West All-Conference First Team at shortstop after leading the nation in runs per game (1.51) ... batted .390 with six home runs, 98 hits, 19 doubles, four triples and 86 runs scored ... ranked fourth in the nation in runs overall ... hit game-winning home run in top of the ninth inning in come-from-behind win at Houston Baptist on May 21 ... had 30 multi-hit games ... started 57 games at short and led-off in all of those games ... hit .471 against left-handers ... scored at least three runs in a game 13 times ... went 4-for-5 in three consecutive games against Gonzaga and scored seven runs in a three-game series against the Bulldogs ... led team with 40 base-on-balls ... was 3-for-4 with a home runs, three RBI and five runs in win at NYIT on May 8 ... scored 21 runs over a seven-game stretch in mid-May ... went 4-for-7 with two triples, two RBI and four runs against NJIT on May 15 ... walked four times, scored three runs and hit a three-run home run in win at Chicago State on April 24 ... batted .410 with five home runs in Great West games ... named to All-League First Team by the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) after spending his summer playing for the Elmira Pioneers ... batted .327 and led league with 34 runs and was an all-star for the Pioneer.
Sophomore (2009): Started 52 of the team's 53 games on the year, all at shortstop ... hit .322 with seven home runs and 13 doubles while leading the team with 43 runs batted in and five triples ... third on the team with 21 multi-hit games ... led team with 12 multi-RBI games ... had 11 RBI in 13 opportunities with runners at third and less than two out for an .846 percentage ... tied for team lead with 17 two-out RBI ... batted .353 (24-for-68) with runners in scoring position ... went 2-for-4 with three RBI at Utah on March 31 ... was a combined 7-for-10 with four RBI and four runs in the middle games of a four-game series vs. Air Force ... had a career-high five-hit day vs. Southern Utah on April 20, driving in three runs and scoring twice ... went 2-for-5 with a grand slam and four runs scored in a 23-21 win at Northern Colorado on May 3 ... finished season with 3-for-4 day with two doubles and three runs in a win at Hawai'i on May 17.
Freshman (2008): Started 41 games, all at shortstop, and played in 46 during freshman season ... finished with a .302 batting average, raising average 22 points in final week of season ... went 7-for-14 in final five games of the season, including two-hite games at Oregon State and at Hawai'i ... had 11 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games ... finished the year on a current five-game hitting streak ... hit .439 (18-for-41) with runners in scoring position ... second on the team with 15 two-out RBI .. batted .328 with two outs and was successful driving in runs 11 times in 12 opportunities (.917) with a runner at third and less than two out ... had four doubles, two triples and 30 runs batted in ... went 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored against Southern Utah ... was 2-for-4 with a career high three RBI against Northwest Nazarene on April 29th.
Before Utah Valley ... Prepped at Pleasant Grove High School where he led team to 14-7 record during senior season ... earned All-State honors and 1st Team All-Region as a junior and senior ... hit .408 as a junior and sported a .526 on base % as a senior ... tied state record by hitting two home runs in one inning against Faith Lutheran (Las Vegas) in St. George, Utah ... named defensive MVP at the Utah County Senior All-Star game ... was the starting shortstop at the 5A All-Star game ... named 1st Team All-Utah Valley as a junior and senior ... helped Pleasant Grove to 3rd place finish at state tournament as sophomore and 6th place finish as a junior.
Personal ... Born March 22, 1989 in Provo, Utah ... son of Bruce and Marci Rickenbach ... graduated from Pleasant Grove HS in 2007 with a 3.7 GPA and was named to the honor roll ... enjoys bowling and hunting ... his grandfather, Dean, played basketball at BYU and his uncle Lloyd played soccer at BYU.