2016 (Junior Season): Big Ten All-Tournament Team … NCBWA Third Team Preseason All-American … Preseason All-Big Ten by Perfect Game … Big Ten Preseason to Watch List … No. 7 Top B1G Prospect by D1Baseball … Top 300 College Players List by D1Baseball … named Best Runner, Defensive Outfielder in Big Ten preseason notebook by Baseball America … named MVP of fall of 2015 ... batting .283 (64-for-226) with 49 runs scored, 12 doubles, one triple, eight home runs, 32 RBI and 20-for-27 in stolen bases … second in the Big Ten with 45 walks , fourth in steals (20) and fifth in runs scored (49), … belted first home run of the year vs. Toledo (2/19) … hit another home run and scored three runs and three RBI vs. Pitt (2/20) … hit third home run of the year vs. Illinois State (3/5) … had a career-high four-hit game, tying career-high with four runs scored at UNLV (3/12) … had OSU record-breaking reached base streak of 37-consecutive games snapped vs. Seton Hall (3/4) … went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and a double vs. Xavier (3/22) … homered and scored twice vs. Northwestern (3/27) … collected 3 RBI on 2-for-5 hitting with a double, home run and three runs scored vs. Morehead State (4/13)… hit .347 (5-for-14) with four runs scored, triple, home run, RBI and one stolen base in series vs. Rutgers (4/15-17) … went 1-for-3 with a walk and run scored vs. Cincinnati (4/19) … went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI in game two at Illinois (4/23) … had the go-ahead two-run double in the 5-1 win in series finale at Purdue (5/1) … batted .625 (5-for-8) with a home run, RBI, three walks and two steals in series vs. UAB (5/3-4) … 2-for-4 with a run scored in ranked win over No. 16 FAU (5/11) … hit .500 (6-for-12) with two runs scored, one RBI, two walks and 1-for-2 in stolen bases at Minnesota series (5/19-21)… batted .409 (9-for-22) with four runs scored, four RBI, three walks and a stolen base at B1G Tournament (5/25-29) … fourth on the OSU career stolen base list with 59 swipes … fifth on single-season walks list (48) … 17 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI contests.
2015 (Sophomore Season): 2015 Second Team All-Big Ten … Big Ten stolen base leader with 35, tying the single-season school record … started in center field in all 55 games… had a career-high reached base streak of 32 games … led the team with a 14-game hitting streak … batted .317 with a team-high 54 runs scored, 11 doubles, six triples, four home runs, 27 RBI, 35 stolen bases and 38 walks … collected three hits, two runs, three RBI, a double and stolen base at WKU series (3/8-9) … went 3-for-4 with a career-high three hits and four runs scored and a home run vs. Evansville (3/15) … batted .364 with three runs scored, a home run, two RBI and a stolen base in MSU series (3/20-22) … hit .462 with six runs, one RBI, two doubles, two triples, two walks and six stolen bases in Penn State series sweep … had a walk-off double down the right field line vs Penn State (4/5) … went 5-for-11 in series vs. UNLV (4/10-4/12) … 2-for-4 with a RBI in win 2-0 win over No. 4 Louisville (4/14) … posted a career-high four stolen bases, walked once and scored two runs in game one of a double-header at Northwestern (4/26) … went 3-for-5 with three runs scored, three RBI, double, home run and two walks at Miami (5/5) … batted .385 (5-for-13) with a double, triple, two RBI, two walks, two stolen bases and four runs scored vs. Maryland (5/8-5/10) … went 4-for-10 with two runs scored, double, RBI, four walks and three stolen bases at IU (5/14-15) … tied for second in the Big Ten in walks (38), third in triples (6), fifth in runs scored (54), eighth in on-base percentage (.431) and 12th in slugging (.493) … did not commit an error in 137 chances with 132 putouts and a team-best five assists … 17 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI contests … ended the year on a 32-game reached base streak.
2014 (Freshman Season): Played in 49 games, including 33 starts in center field for the Buckeyes as a true freshman ... batted .235 with 18 runs scored, six doubles, two triples, two home runs, 22 RBI and four stolen bases ... went 3-for-7 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored at No. 9 Oregon (3/7-9) ... 2-for-5 with a home run (first career), four RBI and a run scored in Michigan State series (3/21-23) ... 2-for-4 with a RBI, triple and a stolen base vs. Penn State (4/13) ... 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles, four RBI and a run scored vs. Cincinnati (5/13) .... six multi-hit games.
Mt. Vernon H.S.: Troy is a four-year letterwinner and three-time all-conference selection who garnered first team all-state honors as a senior and honorable mention all-state honors as a junior ... hit .460 with two home runs, 19 stolen bases and 16 runs scored as a junior after batting .516 with eight home runs and 28 stolen bases as a sophomore.
Personal: Troy is the son of Jeff and Jenny Montgomery ... has one sister, Lauren.
Summer Ball Buckeyes 2016
Dawson Claims Another All-American Honor