HIGH SCHOOL: Played two years of varsity baseball as a first and third baseman under head coach Bill Lechner at Hill-Murray H.S. ... Two-time All-Conference honoree (2008-2009) ... Earned All-State Honorable Mention (2009) ... Named to the Suburban All-Conference Academic team (2009) ... 2009 second team Minneapolis/St. Paul Star Tribune All-Metro selection ... Batted .417 with 65 RBIs in his high school career ... Selected to the 2009 Minnesota Lions All-Star Team ... Also played club baseball for the Minnesota Starz and North St. Paul Legion 39ers, who won the 2008 district championship ... Graduated high school with a 4.1 GPA, ranking 12th in his class.
PERSONAL: Son of Peter and Mary Olson ...Father played baseball for St. Olaf, earning Academic All-America honors in 1980 ... Has a brother, Jacob and a sister, Jordan... Majoring in Chemistry (Pre-Med).