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    11 Will Nolden  
    Will  Nolden

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Indianapolis, Ind.

    High School:
    Lawrence North

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 180

    Position:
    Outfielder

    B-T:
    L-R


    2014 - JUNIOR
    Third Team All-Big Ten honoree ... appeared in 57 games, starting 47 times in the outfield ... tallied career highs in at bats (172), runs (32), hits (52), RBI (24) and doubles (9) ... drove in career-high four runs vs. Michigan State (4/18) ... matched career high with three hits at Louisville (5/13) ... season long hit streak was seven games (5/3-5/15) ... recorded 15 games with two hits or more, including three consecutive contests with a pair of hits (4/23-4/26) ... sixth on team with .302 batting average.

    2013 - SOPHOMORE

    Played in 58 games and made 34 starts in the outfield (9 left, 1 center, 24 right) ... batted .303 with five doubles, two triples, 12 RBI, 31 runs, five steals and an on-base percentage of .404 ... upped his numbers to .344 average and .475 OBP in the postseason ... unleashed a team-high six outfield assists ... delivered a lead-off double and scored walk-off run in the bottom of the ninth of the Big Ten Tournament title game ... scored a run and recorded a hit in nine of 12 postseason contests ... reached base at a .442 clip (23-52) when leading off an inning ... ended the season on six-game hitting and scoring streak ... an Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2012 - FRESHMAN
    Played in 50 games, making 38 starts in the corner outfield ... racked up eight outfield assists ... posted 14 RBI, five doubles, a triple, 22 runs and was 6-for-8 on stolen base attempts ... batted .260 for the year, improving to .292 in Big Ten play and .394 during the final month of the season ... compiled nine multi-hit games, twice doing so in the Big Ten Tournament ... went 5-for-15 with two RBI and two outfield assists during the postseason ... pushed IU to a 2-1 series-clinching win at Northwestern, driving in both runs ... an Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2011 - REDSHIRT YEAR
    Redshirted. Practiced with the team.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Collected three letters for Richard Winzenread at Lawrence North ... batted over .400 in each of his four seasons to go along with over 30 career stolen bases and 60-plus career RBI ... also won 15 games on the mound in his career and started at every position except catcher and first base ... picked up all-county and all-conference honors in baseball as a senior ... helped LN to conference championships in both 2008 and 2009 ... also earned one letter in basketball and three letters in football ... was an all-county selection in football and also was named Academic All-State ... suffered a season-ending forearm injury in football his senior campaign, but battled back to join the baseball team in the spring ...

    PERSONAL
    Parents are Dale and Jennifer Nolden ... has one brother, Zach, and two sisters, Molly and Grace ... born Feb. 1, 1992 ... a double major in Sociology and Spanish.

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