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Ben Wolgamot
Ben Wolgamot

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Danville, Ill.

High School:
Danville HS

Last College:
Danville Area CC

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175

Position:
2B

B/T:
R/R



Honors
2008 first team All-Big Ten.

2008 Season
Appeared in 50 games, making 45 starts ... Was second on the team with a .368 batting average ... Had seven doubles, two triples, one home run, 28 RBIs and 44 runs scored ... went 7 for 9 in stolen base attempts ... at No. 15 Baylor (Feb. 22-24): Appeared in three games as a reserve ... at Ohio (March 15-16): Appeared in all four games, making two starts ... Went 3 for 12 (.250) with two runs scored ... Western Illinois (March 22-23): Hit .471 (8 for 17) with three doubles, six RBIs and five runs scored in four starts ... Valparaiso (March 26): Went 2 for 5 with a three-run triple and two runs scored ... Northwestern (March 28-30): Finished 2 for 7 (.286) with two RBIs and a pair of runs scored ... at Iowa (April 4-6): Led Purdue with a .563 average in the series (9 for 16) ... Had two doubles, five RBIs and seven runs scored in four starts ... Penn State (April 11-13): Led the way by going 5 for 9 (.556) with two RBIs and four runs scored in the series ... at Ohio State (April 18-20): Had a triple, three RBIs and four runs scored despite going just 3 for 16 at the plate (.188) ... Minnesota (April 25-27): Batted .429 (6 for 14) with a double and three runs scored ... at Indiana (May 3-5): led Purdue by hitting .583 (7 for 12) with his first home run of the season, three RBIs and five runs scored ... Michigan State (May 9-10): Finished the three-game series 3 for 9 (.333) with an RBI and two runs scored ... at Illinois (May 16-17): Hit .455 (5 for 11) with a double, two RBIs and three runs scored ... Big Ten Championship (May 22-24): Started all four games and finished 1 for 18 (.056) with an RBI and a run scored.

Danville Area Community College
Played two seasons at Danville Area Community College ... Was an all-region honoree and team Most Valuable Player in both seasons ... Batted .400 as a sophomore with 68 hits, including 14 doubles and two triples, earning first team all-conference honors at second base ... Scored 60 runs with 35 walks and 27 stolen bases ... Posted a .984 fielding percentage in 185 chances, earning Easton Defensive Player of the Year honors and the Rawlings Gold Glove ... Hit .333 as a freshman, collecting 58 hits with seven double and four triples ... Scored 34 runs and swiped 15 bases.

High School
Three-year letterwinner at Danville High School ... Was a three-year all-conference and two-year all-area selection ... Named team Most Valuable Player and DHS Athlete of the Year as a senior ... Earned MVP honors as a junior, hitting .467 ... Helped team to regional championships as a junior and senior ... Also earned four letters in soccer, two in basketball and one in football.

Personal
Full name is Ben Robert Wolgamot ... Born: Feb. 26, 1987, in Danville, Ill. ... Son of Bob and Debi Wolgamot ... Has one sister, Jill ... Majoring in physical education.