Honors & Awards
• Two Letters (2018, 2019)
• 2018 Big Ten All-Freshman Team
• Academic All-Big Ten (2019)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017; Spring 2018, 2019)
2018: Gunner Hellstrom earned a spot on the Big Ten All-Freshman Team during his first year at Nebraska • Started 19 of his 26 games with 16 starts as the catcher and three starts as the designated hitter • Batted .310 (22-for-71) with one double, 13 RBIs and five runs scored • Played in 17 of the last 22 games after seeing action nine times in the first 30 games of the season • Had at least one hit during 11 of the his last 17 showings with three multi-hit efforts • Scored a run as part of the 2-for-4 day against Maryland on May 5 • Had a hit in both of his appearances during the Nevada series, including a three-RBI effort in the series finale on April 28 • Went 5-for-6 at Rutgers on April 21 with two RBIs and one run scored, becoming the first Husker since Scott Schreiber on May 17, 2015 to have five hits in a game • Hit his first career double in the second game of a doubleheader against Iowa on April 13 as part of a 2-for-2 showing with two RBIs and one run scored after going 1-for-3 in the first game of the doubleheader • Went 1-for-1 as a pinch hitter at Michigan State on April 7 • Went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the starting catcher at Oral Roberts on March 21 • Went 1-for-4 with one RBI during his first career start on March 9 against Cal Poly • Made his Husker debut on Feb. 24 against No. 2 Oregon State.
Before Nebraska: Hellstrom attended Grace Brethren High School in Simi Valley, Calif., where he played under Coach Barry Tolli • Helped the team to a runner-up finish in the 2017 CIF Division 4 playoffs, which included a 3-for-3 performance in the quarterfinals with two home runs and five RBIs • As a senior, he batted .529 with 46 hits, 45 RBIs, 13 doubles, one triple and five home runs to earn Tri Valley League MVP • Earned 2017 Rawlings/Perfect Game high honorable-mention Preseason All-America honors • Also named first-team All-Ventura County, first-team Southern Section CIF Division 4, first-team Cal-Hi Sports and first-team Max Preps California Medium Schools All-State as a senior • As a junior, he hit .410 with 32 hits, 25 RBIs, six doubles, and one triple en route to first-team All-Tri Valley League honors • As a sophomore, he batted .397 with 17 RBIs, 27 hits, eight doubles and one triple to earn first-team All-Tri Valley League accolades • Won a Laureate Award every year for a 4.0 grade-point average or higher • Member of National Honor Society • Ronald Reagan Student Leadership Award • Earned two letters in basketball • Played club baseball for the So Cal Giants under Coach Chuck Fick.
Personal: Born on July 20, 1998 • Parents are Rick and Anne-Marie Hellstrom • Has two sisters, Brianne and Hailee • Majoring in supply chain management.