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2010: Named to the Horizon League’s Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2009: Came out of the bullpen in 15 games for Valpo ... went a season-long 2.1 innings of scoreless relief in game one of a doubleheader against North Dakota (Apr. 11) ... tossed a perfect inning of relief April 29 at Northern Illinois ... struck out two against North Dakota and Morehead State (Feb. 21) ... named to the Horizon League’s Fall and Spring Academic Honor Rolls.
2008: Made 21 appearances out of the bullpen as a sophomore, tied for third most on the team ... struck out a season-high three in one inning of work against Illinois Tech on April 2 ... did not allow a run in five consecutive outings from March 29 through April 23 ... earned the victory with 1.1 innings of hitless relief on April 30 against IPFW ... earned a win against Youngstown State on May 21 in the Horizon League Tournament ... named to the Horizon League’s Fall and Spring Academic Honor Rolls.
2007: Appeared in 10 games for the Crusaders out of the bullpen ... earned first collegiate victory pitching an inning of scoreless relief at Western Illinois in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament on May 24 ... made first collegiate appearance on March 4 at Longwood ... tossed a season-high two innings against Southern Utah in game two of a doubleheader on May 19 to earn first career save as Valpo clinched a spot in the Mid-Con Tournament ... allowed just one earned run in final eight appearances of the season, including 6.1 scoreless innings to end the season ... named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Academic Team.
Prep: A two-year letterwinner for the Cadets ... twice named to the All-Suburban Catholic Conference Team ... a two-time All-Area selection ... a member of the SCC All-Star Team ... named Aurora American Legion Most Valuable Player ... a Wendy’s High School Heisman nominee ... set school’s career RBI record ... also lettered in basketball ... a member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Austen is the son of Michael and Jonette Siwiec ... major is mechanical engineering ... born May 16, 1988.