Dermody, McQuillan and incoming recruit Hickman chosen on final day
Duo helped Hawkeyes take 2-of-3 from Purdue
Seniors pound out 14 of Iowa's 17 hits
Iowa earns first victory over ranked opponent since 2009
Iowa and Purdue play game two Friday night at 6:35 p.m. on BTN
South Dakota State at Iowa Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Iowa vs. South Dakota State Duane Banks Field Iowa City, Iowa April 3, 2012
Northwestern at Iowa Saturday, March 24, 2012
Northwestern at Iowa Friday, March 23, 2012
Hawk Item -- Ended career ranked first at Iowa in singles (196), second in hits (242), fifth in at-bats (701), seventh in games played (193) and 11th in runs scored (133)... hit over .329 in all four seasons as a Hawkeye... ended career as a .345 hitter... played summer ball in the Prospect League for the Springfield Sliders (2009)... selected by the Washington Nationals in the 33rd round (1014th pick) of the 2012 MLB Draft.
2012 -- Played and started all 50 games (both led the team)... started 38 games at first and 12 at second... led the team in batting average (.354), runs scored (44), steal attempts (18), stolen bases (14), walks (41), hits (63), slugging percentage (.438), on base percentage (.489) and total plate appearances (230)... ranked second on team with eight doubles, 78 total bases, 178 at-bats, 24 RBI and eight HBPs... tied for team lead with two triples... his on base percentage ranked first in the Big Ten and 11th nationally... ranked seventh in the league in batting average and third in walks... led-off 39 times and hit in the No. 3 hole seven times... led team with 18 multi-hit games, including three, three-hit contests and one four-hit game... tied for team lead with six multiple-RBI contests, including one three-RBI game... led the team with a 14-game hitting streak and an 18-game reached-base streak... hit .452 at Duane Banks Field and .302 on the road... batted .379 in conference play... ranked second on the team with nine two-out RBI... batted .352 against lefties and .355 versus righties... hit .543 when leading off an inning and .340 with runners in scoring position... earned first career weekly honor on May 21 when he was named Big Ten Player of the Week after hitting .750 (9-12) with an on base percentage of .833 (15-18) in four games against Creighton and No. 13 Purdue... on base at least three times and scored at least one run in all four contests... hit for the weekend cycle recording a single (all three games), double (Thursday), triple (Friday) and home run (Saturday) throughout the three-game set against Purdue, helping lead Iowa to its first victory over a ranked opponent since 2009... named National Field Player of the Week and Big Ten Player of the Week by College Sports Madness for his efforts as well... tallied at least one hit in 40 of 50 games.
2011 -- Played in 52 games... ranked second on team with 51 starts... started 48 games at second base and three at DH... led team in batting average (.330), hits (66), at-bats (200), RBI (31), walks (27) and on-base percentage (.410)... the 27 walks ranked ninth in the Big Ten... tied for second on team with two home runs... ranked second on team in doubles (11), runs (30) and total bases (83)... notched seven stolen bases... ranked second on team with 108 assists... had a .960 fielding percentage... tallied a team season-high seven total bases against Michigan (Apr. 23)... led team with 21 multi-hit games, including seven three-hit contests... recorded nine multiple RBI games to lead team... tallied four three-RBI contests... tied for longest hit streak on team (10 games)... batted .325 on the road and .338 at home... tallied a base hit in 37 out of 52 games played... raised his average to .374 in conference games, which ranked seventh-best in the league... started all 24 Big Ten games... hit .359 against righties... batted .337 with runners on base, .324 with the bases empty, .373 with runners in scoring position and .375 with the bases loaded... hit .435 when leading off an inning... tied for third on the team with 10 two-out RBI... ranked third in the conference with 37 hits in Big Ten games... notched the seventh-best on-base percentage in league games only (.441)... ranked third in league action with 61 assists.
2010 -- Appeared in 56 games, all of which were starts... his 56 starts ranked the second-most on the team... started 54 at second base and two at DH... batted primarily in the two or three spot... had the second-highest batting average (.344) on the team... started in 24 Big Ten games... hit a solid .368 in conference play... had a stellar season opener, going 3-for-6 with three runs scored, seven RBI, one double and two homers against Illinois State (Feb. 20)... the seven RBI was a team season-best... led the team in sacrifice flies (6)... his six sacrifice flies puts him at fifth in the Iowa record books... had the second-most hits (73)... ranked second in assists (133)... finished with the second-highest on base percentage (.415) and RBI (39)... drove in a team-high 21 two-out RBI... drew the second-most walks of any Hawkeye (23)... finished third in runs scored (38)... had the third-most sac bunts (5)... ranked third in at-bats (212)... his two triples and three home runs were the fourth-highest... finished with the fifth-highest slugging percentage (.439) and stolen bases (8)... had the second-most multi-hit games (24)... collected five multi-RBI games... recorded a team-long 16-game hit streak.
2009 -- Appeared in 37 games with 26 starts... started 25 games at second base with one start in left field... scored a season-high four runs at Tennessee-Martin (Mar. 18)... drove in an Iowa freshman season-high 20 RBI... second-best batting average at .363... highest freshman batting average on the team... most games started by an Iowa freshman... team-high batting average in conference games (.431)... six of his seven stolen bases were in Big Ten contests... fourth-best slugging percentage (.513)... team-best on base percentage (.451)... tied for second best with six hit-by-pitches... hit best in the sixth inning with a .455 average... recorded 12 multi-hit games... recorded first collegiate hit at Austin Peay (Mar. 6), going 1-for-6 with two RBI... hit first career home run at Tennessee-Martin (Mar. 18), going 3-for-5 with four runs scored, one RBI, a homer and two walks... compiled six multi-RBI games... third-longest hit streak on the team at 12 games.
High School -- Earned four years of all-conference honors... an all-district selection all four years... was ranked the No. 47 player in the state of Illinois by PG Crosschecker... two-time team MVP... received honor of being on first team all-state his senior year... second team all-state his junior year... two-time team captain... holds the records for single-season total bases, hits and runs scored... member of the state qualifying Brother Rice team in 2007... played on the Illinois Sparks from 2006-2008... earned two letters in football as the punter, kicker and quarterback.
Personal -- Born 10/2/89... parents are Robert and Karyn McQuillan... high school coach was Tim Lyons... interdepartmental studies major.