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    35 Ryan Parker  
    Ryan Parker

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Hilliard, Ohio

    High School:
    Hilliard Davidson

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 200

    Position:
    Infield

    B-T:
    R-R


    SENIOR YEAR (2006)
    Battling Hodgkin's Lymphoma, earned Academic All-District V honors for the third straight season and collected his third consecutive Academic All-Big Ten honor ... winner of the Jake Gimbel Award and the Hoosier Award ... started 11 times at first base and appeared in 29 games ... in final game of Hoosier career, went 1-for-3 with one run at Minnesota (5/21) ... collected one hit, one RBI and one run in win at Valparaiso (5/10) ... 1-for-3 with one run against Iowa (5/6) ... started and went 1-for-3 in win over Miami (Ohio) on April 25 ... grabbed two hits in two at-bats vs. Purdue (4/16) ... started three straight games at Northwestern (4/9-10) and Xavier (4/12) ... went 2-for-4 at Northwestern (4/10) ... made back-to-back pinch-hit appearances at Miami (Fla.) on 3/4 and 3/5, his first at-bats since homering against Purdue in the season finale on May 22, 2005.

    JUNIOR YEAR (2005)
    One of four captains in 2006 ... named first team Academic All-American ... only Hoosier to ever earn Academic All-America honors twice (second team in 2004) ... Academic All-District V team member for the second straight year ... started 55 of the team's 56 games and was tied for third on the squad with a .340 batting average ... also was third on the club with five home runs and 51 RBI ... added 40 runs, stole nine bases, collected 14 doubles, a pair of triples and posted a .992 fielding percentage ... compiled 18 multi-hit and 11 multi-RBI efforts ... posted a .429 average (6-for-14) in four-game set vs. Michigan State (5/7-9) ... pounded four hits in five at-bats to go along with a pair of RBI and runs as Hoosiers defeated Iowa (4/17) ... was 3-for-5 with four RBI, one double and a stolen base in Big Ten opening win against Northwestern (4/2) ... had his 15-game hitting streak snapped at Longwood (3/26) ... batted .357 (10-for-28) with one home run, 10 RBI and eight runs in Indiana's seven-game spring break trip ... on the trip, turned in a four-RBI performance with two runs and a home run in win over Bucknell (3/13) and a three-RBI effort with a pair of runs in victory vs. Kent State (3/19) ... went 3-for-5, driving in five runs, scoring once and connecting on his second home run of the season vs. Butler (3/10) ... in four games at the Gent Classic (3/4-3/6) hit .400 (8-for-20) with one home run, five RBI, five runs and three doubles ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2004)
    Second team Academic All-American ... selected to the Academic All-District V team ... started 30 games, driving in 24 runs and crossing the plate 29 times ... recorded five multi-hit and six multi-RBI games ... went 3-for-6 with three RBI and three runs scored in win over Chicago State (3/24) ... nailed two doubles and drove in three, leading Hoosiers to win over Cleveland State (3/6) ... homered in back-to-back contests against Iowa on 4/18 and Miami (Ohio) on 4/21 ... received IU's Tichenor Award, which is awarded to the male and female student-athlete with the highest degree of academic excellence...Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    FRESHMAN YEAR (2003)
    Closed with a .452 batting average in Big Ten play (14-for-30) and a .441 batting average overall ... played in 30 games and started 11 times ... in the first game against Purdue on 5/12, went 3-for-3 at the plate, including a home run, and scored two runs ... hit the first home run of his IU career on 5/2 at Penn State.

    REDSHIRT YEAR (2002)
    Sat out the season as a redshirt.

    PREP/PERSONAL
    Was a four-year letterwinner for head coach Jim Dougherty ... earned all-state recognition as a senior ... two-time all-district selection and three-time all-league honoree ... named the Ohio Capital Conference co-Player of the Year after his senior year ... chosen as his team's MVP after batting .511 with eight home runs and 27 RBI in his final season ... earned Columbus Dispatch Scholar-Athlete of the Week recognition ... competed for four years on the golf team and was a three-year member of the basketball team ... the son of Doug and Karen Parker ... born Nov. 30, 1982 ... business management major.


       

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