O 2005 All-Big Ten Conference, Second Team
O 2004 All-Big Ten Conference, Third Team
O Big Ten Player of the Week, 5/19/2003
JUNIOR / 2005
Named to the second team of the All-Big Ten squad ... Batted .302 in 54 games, starting 53 ... Had 58 hits on the season, including eight doubles and two home runs, while driving in 36 runs ... Was second on the team with a .319 batting average in Big Ten play, starting 26 games ... Had 21 RBI during conference play, leading the team ... Collected 18 multiple-hit games, including five three-hit games ... Led the team with 12 multi-RBI games ... Had a team-best 14-game hitting streak (4/17-5/14).
Was 3-4 with his first collegiate triple vs. Mississippi (3/5) ... Went 3-4 at the plate with two RBI vs. Notre Dame (4/26) ... Hit a home run and drove in three runs vs. Indiana Tech (4/27) ... Was a perfect 3-3 with two doubles vs. Minnesota (4/30) ... Batted .571 (8-14) during the Minnesota series (4/29-5/1), including four doubles ... Drove in four runs and was 3-4 at the plate with a home run against Indiana (5/21).
Played for the Rochester Honkers in the Northwoods League ... Played in 41 games, batting .250 with five home runs ... Collected 22 hits in 88 at-bats, scoring 11 runs and driving in 15 ... Appeared in 11 games on the mound, starting five, posting a 4-1 record with a 1.50 earned-run average ... Struck out 23 batters in 42.0 innings while holding opposing hitters to a .231 average.
SOPHOMORE / 2004
Named Third Team All-Big Ten ... Started 43 games and played in 44 ... Batted .228 with 36 base hits in 158 at-bats ... Led the team with eight home runs, and drove home 34 runs while scoring 20 ... Hit seven homers in Big Ten action, tying for the conference lead, while batting .277 in 28 conference games ... Had seven multi-hit games ... Had an 11-game hitting streak (4/10-4/24).
Went 2-6 at the plate, with a double and a home run vs. Penn State (4/4), and had five runs batted in ... Was a perfect 3-3 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI vs. Ohio State (4/10) ... Bombed three home runs and drove in nine runs in one game against Minnesota (5/2) ... Went 7-14 in the four-game series vs. Minnesota (4/30-5/2).
FRESHMAN / 2003
Played in 34 games, starting 25 ... Batted .376 with 32 hits in 85 at-bats ... Scored 10 runs while driving in 19 ... Hit at a .407 clip in 23 Big Ten games, collecting 17 RBI in conference play ... Had seven multi-hit games ... Produced a seven-game hitting streak (4/12-4/23).
Collected first collegiate hit against Middle Tennessee State (3/15) ... Was 7-8 in a three-game series at Iowa (4/18-20) ... Drove in seven runs on 4-4 hitting, including two doubles, against Iowa (4/20) in the series finale ... Picked up two hits in four at-bats with a run and RBI vs. Ohio State (4/27) ... Drove first collegiate home run to right field against Indiana (5/11), going 2-4 at the plate with two runs and two RBI ... Was 6-11 with six RBI in four games vs. Michigan (5/16-18) ... Earned conference player-of-the-week honors for his performance against the Wolverines.
Attended the University of Texas in Austin, Texas ... Played in the UT Fall World Series, collecting an RBI single in game one.
Was a four-year letterwinner at Harrison High School ... Named team's Rookie of the Year as a freshman ... Batted .395 as a sophomore with 13 home runs and 43 RBI, helping team win the sectional championship and was named all-conference and team MVP, as well as earning state Rookie of the Year honors ... Hit five home runs as a junior and was named all-conference ... Tabbed all-conference as a senior after connecting for six home runs ... Graduated as school's co-valedictorian.
Full name is John J. Hunter ... Was born on Nov. 19, 1983, in Lafayette, Ind. ... Son of John and Nancy Hunter ... Has two sisters, Daniette and Suzanne ... Majoring in management.