Honors & Awards
- 2008 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12
- 2008 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Watch List
- Two-Time First-Team Academic All-District VII (2006, 2008)
- Three-Time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2006-08)
- 2006 Dairy Queen Classic Silver Stick Award
- 2006 Dairy Queen Classic All-Tournament Team
- Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2004; Spring 2005; Fall 2005; Spring 2006; Fall 2006; Spring 2007; Fall 2007)
2008: Nimmo was a four-year performer and three-year starter in center field who earned honorable-mention All-Big 12 honors in 2008 Carries a 3.51 GPA in finance and was a first-team academic All-District VII pick in 2008 Finished his senior year with a .289 average, one homer, 46 runs scored and nine stolen bases in 57 games Ranked second on the squad with 19 multi-hit games, including a four-hit game against No. 9 Texas A&M on May 11 Hit .200 in the NCAA Regional, but stole three bases and walked three times in three contests Was 3-for-6 with an RBI against No. 12 Missouri on May 17 Put together one of the best performances of his career in the series finale against Texas A&M, going 4-for-6 with four RBIs, as he reached safely in five of his six plate appearances Had a 3-for-4 effort against Western Illinois on April 30 Was 3-for-11 with three walks and three runs scored in the series win at Baylor Went 2-for-6 with a career-high two doubles and two RBIs against Creighton on April 23 Hit .462 (6-for-13) with four runs scored against Kansas, including a 3-for-5 effort in an 8-6 win on April 18, to go along with two hits and two runs scored in the finale Put together a strong series at No. 21 Oklahoma State, hitting .444 (4-for-9) with three walks and three runs scored Moved into the leadoff spot in the series finale at No. 21 Oklahoma State on April 13, going 2-for-3 with three walks and three runs scored in a 14-5 victory Sparked NU’s sweep of Northern Colorado, hitting .429 with four RBIs, three runs scored and three walks, as he went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks, two RBIs and scored three times on March 26 Hit .364 (4-for-11) with a pair of RBIs in a series win over Oklahoma, including two hits and a pair of RBIs in the finale on March 23 Blistered Northern Colorado by going 6-for-13 with a homer, three RBIs and five runs scored, including a 3-for-4 afternoon with his first homer since April of 2006 and two runs scored in the series opener on March 8 Matched his career high with four runs scored, going 2-for-3 with a pair of walks in a win over Nebraska-Kearney on March 4 Hit .467 (7-for-15) in a series sweep of UC Riverside, highlighted by a 3-for-5 effort with three RBIs on March 1 Went 3-for-10 at Stanford, including a 2-for-3 night with two walks and three runs scored in a 9-2 victory on Feb. 22
2007: Nimmo was one of the Big 12’s best defensive center fielders in helping the Huskers make their third straight NCAA Regional appearance Appeared in 49 contests, hitting .273 with a team-high 13 stolen bases and 30 runs scored Threw out five runners from center while committing just two errors in 124 chances on the season Found success when he moved to eighth in the lineup following a shoulder injury, hitting .311 in that spot after hitting .200 in NU’s first eight games Turned in nine multi-hit games, including three-hit performances against No. 23 Oklahoma on April 15 and Missouri on March 26 Drew 22 walks and struck out 18 times, including once in his final 47 at-bats Shined in the NCAA Tempe Regional, hitting .400 with four runs scored, five RBIs and two stolen bases, while posting a .563 on-base percentage Keyed NU’s 11-1 win over No. 14 UC Riverside on June 3, going 1-for-2 with two walks, two RBIs and three runs scored Did not get a hit in 10 at-bats at the Big 12 Tournament Raised his average over 100 points in Big 12 play, batting .316 with 12 runs scored in 23 games Was 4-for-10 with a pair of walks and a sacrifice in the series win against Baylor, putting together multi-hit games in both the opener and the finale Went 3-for-9 with two runs scored and a pair of walks against Kansas State, including a 2-for-3 effort with two runs scored in the series-clinching win on April 28 Hit .455 (5-for-11) with three RBIs, two walks and a pair of stolen bases at No. 23 Oklahoma Drove in a pair of runs and stole two bases in a 6-4 win on April 14 and matched his season high with three hits the following day against the Sooners Had two hits, scored twice and had a stolen base at No. 11 Wichita State on April 11 Hit .375 (3-for-8) with a stolen base and two runs scored in the series at No. 14 Texas A&M Was 3-for-3 with a walk and scored three times in NU’s victory over Missouri on March 25 Returned to the lineup after missing nine games against Western Illinois on March 20, going 2-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases.
2006: Nimmo moved into the starting role in center field, hitting .259 with three homers, 21 RBIs and a team-high 16 stolen bases Finished ninth in the Big 12 in stolen bases Topped NU in steals and ranked among the team leaders in walks (27, third), hit-by-pitches (11, second) and runs scored (39, fifth) from the leadoff spot Committed just four errors in 131 chances while also throwing out four runners from his center field position Went hitless in both of NU’s NCAA Tournament games Went 1-for-3 against No. 6 Texas to help NU to the Big 12 title game Started 25 of 27 Big 12 games, hitting .221 with six stolen bases Hit .357 (5-for-14) at No. 24 Oklahoma State, collecting three hits, including a triple, in a 7-6 loss on May 7 Was 2-for-12 with three walks and five runs scored in the sweep of Texas Tech Went 2-for-11 with three walks in a series win at No. 5 Texas, including a 2-for-4 effort in the series finale on April 23 Showed his defensive prowess against Texas A&M on April 15, making a spectacular diving catch and firing a strike to third to get the runner trying to advance on the catch to help preserve Johnny Dorn’s complete-game shutout Hit .333 (5-for-15) with two walks, three stolen bases and two RBIs against Missouri, including a 3-for-5 effort with an RBI, two runs scored and a pair of stolen bases in a 13-7 win in the finale on April 9 Enjoyed his first career four-hit day against Kansas on March 25, going 4-for-5 in the Husker win Went 3-for-3 with a homer, two stolen bases and scored four times in the series opener against South Dakota State on March 17 Hit a team-high .400 in the sweep of No. 25 Alabama with a homer, four runs scored and two RBIs Went 2-for-3 with his first homer of the year and two RBIs in a 5-1 win over the Crimson Tide on March 11, and had two of NU’s four hits and scored twice in a 6-2 Husker win in the series finale Won the Silver Stick Award for the highest average at the Dairy Queen Classic, hitting .545 (6-for-11) with two RBIs, three stolen bases and three runs scored Went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks and two stolen bases, including a steal of home, in a 4-1 victory at Minnesota on March 3 Opened the tournament by going 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a stolen base in an 11-1 win over Notre Dame on March 3 Turned in a solid effort against St. John’s on Feb. 26, driving in three runs, as he went 2-for-5 with a double.
2005: Nimmo was one of six freshmen who saw action in 2005, helping the Huskers to a school-record 57 wins and the school’s third CWS appearance Hit .207 with two homers, 12 RBIs and 19 runs scored in 46 contests Backed up Daniel Bruce in center field, while also serving as the Huskers’ primary pinch runner Totaled four multiple-hit games, including three-hit efforts against Northern Colorado and Hawaii-Hilo Made two appearances in the College World Series, going hitless in three at-bats in his only NCAA Tournament action Made the start against Texas Tech in the Big 12 Tournament on May 27, going 0-for-3, but made a spectacular diving catch that preserved NU’s one-run win Was used as a pinch runner in two other games, scoring both times, as NU won five straight games out of the loser’s bracket Was 1-for-5 with a pinch-hit RBI single that gave NU a 5-4 lead in a win over No. 17 Missouri on May 8 Had two hits and scored three times in the series against No. 1 Texas, as he scored three times in an 11-4 loss on April 9 Enjoyed a breakthrough game against Seton Hall on March 20, going 2-for-3 with two homers and six RBIs Went 3-for-4 with a run scored against Northern Colorado on March 15 Posted his first career three-hit game against Hawaii-Hilo on Feb. 20, going 3-for-5 with an RBI.
Central High School: Nimmo was one of the region’s top prospects, playing American Legion Baseball for Coach Tagg Lain for the Post 6 American Legion Baseball Club in Cheyenne (Wyoming does not sponsor high school baseball) Finished his American Legion career holding program marks for batting average (.456), hits (525), RBIs (334), stolen bases (188), doubles (120), runs (484), homers (32), triples (43) and walks (212) Led team to four state titles, including a regional runner-up showing as a junior Was a two-time MVP of the Wyoming state tournament Tabbed the best prospect in the Rocky Mountain Region (Montana, Idaho and Wyoming) by Baseball America prior to the 2004 draft Hit .502 with 17 homers, 79 RBIs and 137 runs scored in 72 games as a senior Showed exceptional speed with 27 doubles, 12 triples and 60 stolen bases Put up tremendous numbers as a junior, hitting .496 with five homers, 71 RBIs and 110 runs scored, while stealing 40-of-42 bases Starred in football, indoor track and basketball in high school Named first-team all-state at two positions (QB & DB) and was presented with the Wyoming Super 25 Award Won the state indoor 400-meter title in 2002 Was a member of the National Honor Society and was on the school honor roll Looked at Texas Tech, Illinois, Gonzaga, Kansas State and Purdue before becoming a Husker.
Personal: Born on May 20, 1985, in Fort Collins, Colo. Parents are Ronald and Patricia Nimmo Has one brother (Brandon) and one sister (Kristen) Is a finance major who carries a 3.51 GPA.
Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT
2005.... .207 46-17 82 19 17 1 0 2 12 12 12 4-5
2006.... .259 56-51 205 39 53 7 2 3 21 27 26 16-20
2007.... .273 49-47 161 30 44 2 0 0 19 22 18 13-16
2008.... .289 57-57 218 46 63 5 2 1 28 35 21 9-17
TOTAL... .266 208-172 666 134 177 15 4 6 80 96 77 42-58