Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
#5 - Tanner Vavra
2012-13 Baseball
POS.
IF
B/T
R/R
HT.
6-0
WT.
190
YR.
Sr.
HOMETOWN
Menomonie, Wis.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Menomonie (Madison)
Tanner Vavra

2012: Started 59 games for the Crusaders...sported a .332 batting average...made 31 starts at second base and slid over to shortstop for another 28 when Spencer Mahoney went down with a knee injury...recorded three three-hit games in first six tilts with Crusaders including the Feb. 26th win over #4 Arkansas, a game in which he scored three runs - one of which was the game-winning run in the 10th inning - and added a double and an RBI...went 4-for-7 with a triple and run scored in a two-game series at Wake Forest Mar. 6th and 7th...hit his only home run against Winthrop on Mar. 12th as part of a 2-for-5 game with a double and two runs scored...had a 5-for-14 weekend with two triples and four runs scored at Butler Mar. 16th-18th...collected six hits in a weekend sweep of Milwaukee Mar. 24th-25th... batting average never fell below .312 once team returned from spring trip...went 3-for-4 with a stolen base against Grace on Apr. 9th...recorded back-to-back two-hit two-RBI games at Youngstown State on Apr. 14th and 15th...swiped two bags, was hit twice, had two hits, scored a run, and knocked in one against the Fighting Irish in a 7-4 win in Notre Dame on May 2nd...enjoyed an 8-for-17 series including six runs scored against Youngstown State on the weekend the Crusaders clinched the regular season Horizon League crown...opened the Horizon League tournament with a 2-for-3 game, scoring two runs, notching two RBI, stroking a double, drawing a walk, taking a hit-by-pitch, and adding a sac fly in the team's 16-3 opening game rout over Youngstown State...scored three runs in the Horizon League Championship game over UIC...hit safely in both games of the NCAA Regionals...led team in runs scored, triples, total bases, hit-by-pitches, sacrifices, and stolen bases...never went more than two games without a hit...voted Horizon League First Team All-League...named to Horizon League All-Newcomer Team...was a finalist for the Tom Walter College Baseball Inspirational Award.

2011 (MC): Started in 45 of the 50 games he appeared in during sophomore season ... posted batting average of .421, ranking 11th in school history ... ninth all-time in single season hits with 69 ... scored 64 runs, fourth in school history ... stole 18 bases in 22 attempts, ranking 15th for a single season ... ranked in the top-15 in career batting average, hits, triples, stolen bases, and runs ... named to the All-North Central Community College Conference Team ... earned National Junior College Athletic Association All-Region honors ... a National Junior College Athletics Association Third Team All-American.

2010 (MC): Appeared in 44 games while starting 36 as a freshman ... hit .407 ... stole 12 bases in 14 attempts ... had five triples, good for eighth all-time in a single-season.

Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Indians ... a two-time All-Big Rivers Conference pick ... two-time All-Region selection ... earned All-District honors as a senior ... an All-State selection as a senior ... also lettered in hockey and football.

Personal: Tanner is the son of Joe and Lesa Vavra ... father Joe is infield instructor and third base coach for the Minnesota Twins ... brother Treysen plays at Eastern Illinois University ... major is sports management ... born July 6, 1989.

M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25 UIC
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana