Three UI student-athletes have maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA
Seniors pound out 14 of Iowa's 17 hits
Hawkeye third baseman cherishes time as a Hawkeye
Iowa earns first victory over ranked opponent since 2009
Iowa and Purdue play game two Friday night at 6:35 p.m. on BTN
Hawk Item -- Played summer ball in the California Collegiate League (CCL) for the Palm Springs Power (2010)... represented the Power in the CCL All-Star Game and started the contest at third base... ranked first in walks (24) and second in RBI (21) on Palm Springs Power summer league team... played summer ball in the Prospect League for the Quincy Gems (2009)... two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2012 Honors -- Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2012 -- Appeared in 50 games, which equaled a team-high... made 49 starts, which ranked second on the team... all 49 starts came at third base... hit .274, tallying 51 hits in 186 at-bats... ranked second on the team in hits and first in at-bats... scored 25 runs, which ranked second on the team... led the team with 14 doubles, 79 total bases, 25 RBI and four home runs... ranked third on the team with seven sacrifice bunts... notched a slugging percentage of .425, ranking second on the team... tallied first career triple on May 17 against No. 13 Purdue... tied for third on the team with 14 multi-hit games, including two, three-hit contests and one four-hit outing... tied for third on the team with five multiple-RBI games, including a three-RBI and a four-RBI game... enjoyed a season-high reached-base streak of 13 games... reached base in the final six games of the season... hit .385 against lefties... tallied five, two-out RBI... hit .329 at Duane Banks Field... drew three walks in win over Youngstown State, which was a team season-high... went 3-for-5 with three runs scored, four RBI, a double and two home runs in win over Akron on March 2.
2011 Honors -- Academic All-Big Ten honoree. 2011 -- Played in 48 games with 44 starts... started 16 games in left field, 15 games at third base, and 13 games in right field... ranked fourth on the team in multi-hit games (13) and fifth in multiple RBI contests (four)... longest hit streak was six games... batted .275, tallying 44 hits in 160 at-bats... scored 20 runs... tied for second on the team with two home runs... tallied seven doubles and 19 RBI... drew 21 walks... stole two bases and recorded 57 total bases... started all 24 league games... hit .286 in Big Ten action... went 2-for-5 with the bases loaded... hit .478 when leading off an inning... recorded three two-out RBI.
2010 -- Appeared in 30 contests with 19 starts... started all 19 games at third base... hit primarily in the seven spot... was perfect, defensively, in conference play... drove in a career-best four RBI against Coe (May 4) after going 3-for-4 with one run scored and a homer... collected five multi-hit games... recorded three multi-RBI contests... longest hit streak was three games... hit .600 with a runner on third and less than two out.
2009 -- Appeared in 45 contests with 34 starts... started at second base 12 times, once at third base, 13 games at shortstop, six games in left field and twice at right field... hit .237... recorded seven doubles... drove in 12 RBI, the third most of any Iowa freshman... laid down four sacrifice bunts, the second-best on the team... hit four sacrifice flies, the second best on the team... was 32-for-61 (.525) in advancing runners... recorded five multi-hit games... had one multi-RBI game... at Purdue (Apr. 3) went 2-for-5 with two runs scored, a career-best four RBI with two doubles and a walk... registered a three-game hit streak... picked up first collegiate hit against Georgetown (Feb. 22), going 2-for-3 with a run scored.
High School -- Three-time first team all-conference honoree...co-player of the year his senior season... first team all-state selection his senior year... ranked No. 8 player in the state of Wisconsin by PG Crosschecker... four-time team captain... team MVP his sophomore through senior years... earned second team all-conference accolades as a freshman... holds records in career hits and homeruns at Notre Dame Academy... was on four conference champion teams... played for the Midwest Blazers for two years... participated on the Midwest Stars team... played for the Illinois Sparks his senior summer... earned three letters in basketball... a four-year honor roll student... member of the National Honor Society... winner of the U.S. Army National Guard Scholar/Athlete Award.
Personal -- Born 12/14/89... parents are Mark and Cheryl Zeise... high school coach was Andy Conard... interdepartmental studies major.