2016 (Junior Season): First Team All-Big Ten … Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player … Big Ten All-Tournament Team … Big Ten Players to Watch List … No. 8 B1G prospect by D1Baseball … Top 300 College Players by D1Baseball … All-Big Ten Preseason by Perfect Game … No. 4 B1G prospect by Baseball America … has started and appeared in all 62 games in left field … top 10 in 11 different Big Ten batting categories … first in the Big Ten in total bases (130) and doubles (23), second in home runs (143), third in slugging (.617), run scored (52) and triples (4), fourth in RBI (47) and stolen bases (20), fifth in walks (37), sixth in hits (80) and tenth in on-base percentage (.423) … in B1G games, first in homers (6), second in total bases (56) and third in slugging (.596) … 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) … .300 batting average (3-for-10) with two runs scored, double, home run, four RBI, two walks and stolen base in series vs. Iowa (5/6-8) … made a leaping catch at the wall in left in ranked win over No. 16 FAU (5/11) … tied his career high with a 10-game hit streak (4/12-29) … had a career-high 20-game reached base streak (3/30-5/1) … batted .300 with a .900 slugging on three runs scored, one double, one triple, one home run, four RBI and two walks in series vs. No. 19 Michigan (5/13-15) … hit .286 (4-for-14) with two runs scored, two homers and two RBI in series at No. 24 Minnesota (5/19-5/21) … hit two late-inning homers vs. the Gophers to seal the series win in the finale (5/21) … named the B1G Tournament MVP after batting .577 (15-for-26) with eight runs scored, 15 hits, six doubles, one home run, six RBI, four walks and four stolen bases (5/25-29) … broke the tournament record for hits (15) and doubles (6) … hit the go-ahead home run in the top of the tenth vs. Michigan State (5/28) … went 3-for-5 with three runs scored, two RBI, two doubles and one stolen base in championship game vs. Iowa (5/29) … seven straight multi-hit games … currently on a career-high 12-game hit streak and 18-game reached base streak … leads all active Buckeyes with 74 career multi-hit performances and 29 multi-RBI contests … first Buckeye to have at least 40 doubles, 20 home runs and 40 stolen bases in OSU career … second on the OSU single-season doubles list (23) and tied for fourth in career doubles (48).
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.
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