32 - Ryan Nance
Ryan Nance
Born: 08/20/1981
Height: 6-2
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Frankfort, IN
High School: Clinton Prairie
Position: Infielder
Seasons at Butler: 4th season
Three-year starter for the Bulldogs...2003: Started 51 games for the Bulldogs...led the team in home runs...tied for fourth in the Horizon League in home runs...tied for third on the team in stolen bases (4)...fourth on the squad in doubles (9), runs batted in (31) and total bases (83)...led the Bulldogs and ranked sixth in the Horizon League in walks (25)...2002: Earned first team All-Horizon League honors...named to the 2002 Verizon/CoSIDA District V All-Academic Team...led the Bulldogs in home runs and tied for the team lead in RBIs...ranked second in the Horizon League in home runs and tied for eighth in the league in RBI's...had 15 multiple-hit games...posted three hits in a game four different times...notched three hits and four RBIs in Butler's 7-6 win over Dayton...had two hits and four RBI's in Bulldogs' 8-3 victory over UW-Milwaukee...hit home runs in consecutive at bats against Ball State...hit a home run in Cleveland's Jacobs Field during the Horizon League Tournament...2001: Second team all-conference pick...named to the conference All-Newcomer team...picked as Butler's "Freshman Player of the Year"...named conference "Player of the Week" after batting .455 and hitting three home runs in five Butler games...played in 50 games...set a Butler record for most home runs by a freshman with eight...shared the team lead in home runs and finished second on the squad in doubles and rbi's...second among Butler's regulars with a .314 batting average...had 14 multi-hit games...compiled two five-game hitting streaks...hit first collegiate home run in Butler's 4-3 win over Marian...had two hits, including a home run, and drove in four runs against Minnesota...notched three hits each against Dayton, Wright State and Cleveland State...had two hits, a home run and four rbi's against Cincinnati...pitched four innings in relief for the Bulldogs...had just two errors in 374 total chances...High School: Three-sport letterwinner at Clinton Prairie...two-year all-conference and all-state player on baseball squad...team captain and all-conference forward on basketball team...two-way starter in football...set school baseball records for most home runs and lowest ERA...high school coach: Dan Hilgediek...Personal: Born August 20, 1981...son of Rick and Marsha Nance...secondary education major.