Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 188
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D.
High School: Lincoln
Experience: 1 Letter


Honors & Awards
• Four Letters (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
• 2009 MLB Draft Pick (LA Dodgers, 39th round)

• Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011; Spring 2012, 2013)

2013: Ryan Hander started his senior season as a starter, but then transitioned into a bullpen arm for the Huskers following the emergence of sophomore lefty Aaron Bummer into the weekend rotation Started a career-high eight games over a career-high tying 16 appearances Threw 49.2 innings on the year, which topped his career total of 48.0 innings entering the season Punched ouut 41 batters on the season, also topping his career total of 38 entering the season Made his final appearance at Nebraska as NU's starter against Minnesota on May 24 in an elmination game at the Big Ten Tournament Went 4.2 innings and struck out four Gophers in a 7-4 Husker win Threw an inning of no-hit relief at Minnesota on May 12, aiding in NU’s 8-0 shutout win • Pitched 2.1 innings of scoreless no-hit relief against Kansas State on April 24 • Threw an inning of perfect relief at Purdue on April 22, including two strikeouts • Made his first relief appearances of the year against Ohio State on April 14 Was a career-high 3.2 innings of relief, allowing one run on three hits and no walks, while striking out five • Lasted a season-low 2.1 innings in a start at Iowa on April 6, giving up a career-high six runs on seven hits  Didn’t factor into the decision, as Nebraska won the game, 12-8 Gave NU 4.1 shutout innings at No. 25 UC Irvine on March 16  Struck out five Anteaters, while allowing two hits and 2 walks • Pitched a career-high 6.2 innings at Louisiana Tech on March 8  Struck out six, but gave up five runs on seven hits  Sent the Bulldogs down in order four times • Tied a career-high with seven strikeouts at No. 25 Texas on Feb. 24  Went 6.0 innings, giving up two runs on a career-high eights hits and no walks • Made his fifth career start and season debut at No. 22 Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 16.

2012: Hander started the season in the Nebraska bullpen, before joining the weekend rotation for the final two weeks of the regular season • Started against Penn State at the Big Ten Tournament and earned the win with a career-high seven strikeouts over a career-high 6.1 innings of work • Was Nebraska's first ever win at the Big Ten Tournament • Ended the year with the third-lowest ERA on the team at 2.97 in 16 appearances, including four starts • Posted a perfect 3-0 record on the year and was part of two combined shutouts • Struck out 25 and walked 10 over 33.1 innings of work, while holding opposing hitters to a .232 batting average • Took the mound at Michigan on May 18, worked just 4.0 innings and struck out two in a no decision • Went a then-career-high 5.0 innings in a start against Minnesota on May 12 to earn his second win of the season • Made his first start of the season against Creighton at TD Ameritrade Park on April 24 • Threw 2.0 innings of one-hit ball and struck out three • Gave up his first run of the season on March 13 against South Dakota after throwing 8.1 innings of scoreless relief over six games Came out of the bullpen against Illinois in NU's Big Ten opener on March 23 and delivered two innings of no-hit ball with three punch outs • Picked up first win of the season on March 7 against Nebraska-Kearney when he gave up one hit and struck out two in 3.0 innings of scoreless relief.

2011: Hander made seven relief appearances for the Huskers last season, totaling six strikeouts over 8.2 innings of work • Pitched 2/3 of an inning at Kansas on April 10 with one strikeout • Came in and worked a perfect eighth inning against Oklahoma State on April 2 • Threw two innings and struck out two in a 10-1 win over North Dakota on March 18 • Came in with the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the fourth inning against UCLA on March 6 with the Huskers down 4-0 and held the Bruins scoreless for 2.1 innings in a game NU won.

2010: Hander was one of seven freshmen who saw time on the mound in 2010, going 1-0 with a 6.00 ERA in six games • Held opponents to a .200 batting average while allowing one hit in his final 5.2 innings of work dating back to his collegiate debut on Feb. 26 • Pitched a perfect eighth inning to earn a victory against Texas Tech on May 23 • Enjoyed his best performance of the year, fanning two over a shutout inning of relief at Creighton in Omaha’s Rosenblatt Stadium on May 18 • Walked two over 0.2 scoreless innings against North Dakota on March 31, but did not pitch again until May 18 because of an elbow injury • Retired the only batter he faced at No. 2 Texas on March 21• Fired two perfect innings of relief with three strikeouts against Nebraska-Kearney on March 10 • Allowed four runs on three hits in his collegiate debut against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Feb. 26.

Before Nebraska: Hander was one of the top multi-sport athletes in the upper Midwest playing for Coach Dane Yde at Sioux Falls Lincoln High School • Selected in the 39th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft • Was the state’s No. 2 high school draft prospect by Baseball America • Two-way performer who was a first-team all-state performer at third base, hitting .623 with four homers and 21 RBIs in just 53 at-bats • Posted a 3.10 ERA on the mound, as he fanned 49 in just 24.2 innings of work • Dominated during the American Legion season, going 5-0 with a 3.70 ERA, as he fanned 53 over 29 innings, while also hitting .401 to lead his team to a 32-24 record and a fifth-place finish in the state tournament • Enjoyed his best performance against Sioux Falls East, fanning 12 over five innings while also going 5-for-6 with a double and four RBIs • Lettered in baseball for four years, fanning 23 over 16.1 innings with a 3.91 ERA as a junior, while also hitting .310 with seven RBIs in 29 at-bats • As a junior in American Legion, he struck out 61 over 40 innings with a 3.90 ERA, while also hitting .350-4-35 • Turned in a 17-strikeout, seven-inning no-hitter, while also hitting a grand slam in the same game as a junior • Played football for four seasons, throwing for 2,329 yards and 20 touchdowns in the regular season as a senior to earn all-city honors • Led his team to an 11-2 record and a state title in 2008 • Was a member of the honor roll with a 4.0 GPA.

Personal: Born on Aug. 1, 1990, in Sioux Falls, S.D. • Parents are Chuck and Gayle Hander and has one brother, Jon • Major is business administration

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