2016 (Junior Season): Big Ten Players to Watch List … No. 8 B1G prospect by D1Baseball … Top 300 College Players (No. 121) by D1Baseball … All-Big Ten Preseason by Perfect Game … No. 4 B1G prospect by Baseball America … has started and appeared in all 40 games in left field … second in the Big Ten in total bases (94), tied for second in the Big Ten in doubles (14), fourth in slugging (.603) and home runs (8), sixth in walks (24), seventh in stolen bases (14) and runs scored (35) and eighth in RBI (31) … batted .353 (6-for-17) with a double, triple, home run and two RBI at Coastal Carolina Tournament (2/26-29) … had an eight-game hit streak (2/20-3/5) … batted .353 (6-for-17) with seven runs scored, two doubles, three home runs, seven RBI and a stolen base at UNLV series (3/11-15) … went 3-for-5 with five RBI, double, two home runs, including a grand slam vs. the Rebels (3/13) … became the first Buckeye (since 2004) to register two triples and a home run in the same game with five RBI in home opener win vs. Hofstra (3/18) … went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, one run scored and two stolen bases vs. Bethune-Cookman (4/2) … stole two bases vs. Morehead State (4/12) ... recorded his 10th double of the season with two walks, one run and one RBI vs. Morehead State (4/13) ... hit .455 (5-for-11) with three runs scored, one RBI and two walks in series vs. Rutgers (4/15-17) … went 3-for-3 with two runs scored, double, walk and stolen base in win over Cincinnati (4/19) … batted .467 (7-for-15) with three runs scored, two doubles, two home runs, four RBI, one stolen base and 1.000 slugging percentage in series at Illinois (4/22-24) … has registered 13 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI contests … currently on a career-high 17-game reached base streak … also on a season-high nine-game hit streak … leads all active Buckeyes with 57 career multi-hit performances and 22 multi-RBI contests.
2015 (Sophomore Season): Started in left field in all 55 games for the Buckeyes … batted .279 with 33 runs scored, two triples, 15 doubles, seven home runs, 34 RBI, 25 walks and 16 stolen bases … named to Big Ten Preseason Players to Watch list … posted a home run in his first at-bat of the year in the 2015 opener vs. George Mason (2/13) … batted .333 with two doubles, RBI, a walk and stolen base at FAU series (2/20-22) … collected one run and a double on 2-for-5 hitting at WKU (3/9) … tallied two runs, two RBI, a home run and scored from first on a pickoff attempt error vs. Northern Kentucky (3/11) … saved three runs with an over-the-shoulder grab at the wall vs. Rider (3/17/15) … collected a career-high eight total bases, going 3-for-4 with a triple, home run, three RBI and two runs at Rutgers (3/27) … had a career-high three runs scored vs. Ohio (3/31) … knocked in two runs and scored once with a triple and home run vs. Penn State (4/4) … posted his 11th multi-hit game vs. No. 4 Louisville (4/14) … batted .556 with two runs scored, two walks and a double in series at Nebraska (4/17-19) … went 4-for-6 with a double, grand slam and career-high five runs scored and program-tying eight RBI at Miami (5/5) … batted .357 (5-for-14) with four doubles, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk in series vs. Maryland (5/8-5/10) … led the team with 20 multi-hit games … also had nine multi-RBI contests … ended the season on a four-game hit streak.
2014 (Freshman Season): Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball ... second team Freshman All-American by Perfect Game ... second team All-Big Ten honoree ... Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... paced the Buckeyes with a .337 batting average, the fifth-best mark in the Big Ten ... also collected 10 doubles, a triple, four home runs, 28 runs scored and 25 RBI ... stole 10 bases and walked 16 times in 53 starts ... went 5-for-14 with a double, two RBI and a run scored at UCF Tournament (2/21-23) ... claimed a bases-loaded walk-off single to give the team a 5-4 win over The Citadel (2/22) ... 3-for-7 with a double, three walks, two runs scored and an RBI in series at No. 9 Oregon (3/7-9) ... 4-for-11 with a triple, three RBI and a run scored in Siena series (3/14-15) ... 2-for-5 with two doubles in Indiana series (3/28-30) ... went 6-for-14 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Penn State series (4/11-13) ... 6-for-12 with two doubles, four runs scored and an RBI in Murray State series (4/18-20) ... went 3-for-10 with two runs scored and three stolen bases in Iowa series (5/3-5) ... 4-for-4 with two runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base against Cincinnati (5/13) ... went 5-for-13 with two home runs, two stolen bases, three RBI and three runs scored in Northwestern series (5/15-17) ... led the team with 16 multi-hit contests, including three four-hit performances ... had a season-best eight game hit streak (3/8-3/19).
Licking Heights H.S.: Ronnie was a four-year letterwinner and two-time first team all-conference selection at Licking Heights ... named all-district, All-Ohio and a Rawlings All-American as a senior ... batted .578 with 14 home runs, 51 RBI and 11 stolen bases as a senior ... hit .459 with 24 doubles, five triples and nine home runs as a junior ... a three-year letterwinner in football and a two-year letterwinner in basketball ... first team all-conference and second team All-Ohio as a junior in football.
Personal: Ronnie is the son of Ronnie and Antoinette Dawson ... has a younger sister, Christiana.
Series Finale at Purdue Postponed