Ryan Court
Ryan Court

RS Senior

Sleepy Hollow, Ill.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 225





Summer Baseball Update #8: Summer Ball Nearly Complete

Many summer league's are currently in the playoffs.


Summer Baseball Update #5: Kay Launches First Pro Home Run

The former Redbird infielder is a member of the San Francisco Giants organization.


Summer Baseball Update #4: Hollenbeck Hitting Stride

Two Redbirds currently have at least a six-game hitting streak in summer ball.


Summer Baseball Update #3: Stewart, Rhoades Make Cape Cod Debuts

14 current Redbirds are playing in summer baseball leagues.


Summer Baseball Update #2: Beesley Shines in Midwest Collegiate League

Fellow sophomore Jack Czeszewski currently has an eight-game hitting streak.

Season and Career Statistics

Biography and Career Highlights

All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team selection ... never missed a start during his final three seasons at Illinois State, starting 159-consecutive games ... hit .323 with a team-best 15 doubles and four triples, to go along with six home runs ... was also 7-for-7 in stolen bases ... had an 11-game hitting streak ... amassed 16 multiple-hit and 11 multiple-RBI games ... went 4-for-6 with a team-high four RBI and three runs scored, including one double and one home run against Bowling Green (3/6) ... went 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs versus SIU Edwardsville (3/16) ... was 2-for-4 with two home runs at Illinois (3/30) ... went 2-for-3 with two doubles, one RBI and two runs at Bradley (4/16) ... was 3-for-5 with a triple and three RBI versus Missouri State (5/8) ... went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored at Southern Illinois, including a home run with two outs in the ninth to send the game to extra innings (5/14) ... named to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete First Team for the third time in his career ... earned a 3.50 grade-point average (GPA) or higher and earned a spot on the AFNI Honor Roll in all ten of his semesters at Illinois State leading to a 3.77 cumulative GPA ... named to the Capital One Academic All-District V First Team for the second time in his career ... selected in the 23rd round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the 694th overall pick and assigned to the Missoula Osprey.

Was one of just two Redbirds to start all 56 games ... finished with a .295 batting average and a team-best 10 home runs ... ranked second on the team in RBI (49) and hits (67) ... knocked out 14 doubles and one triple ... amassed 17 multiple-hit games and 12 multiple-RBI games ... collected a hit in 12 consecutive games (5/12-6/4), which established a new career-high ... named to the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference All-Tournament team ... earned MVC Second Team recognition ... named to the MVC Baseball Scholar Athlete First Team ... went 4-for-6 with seven RBI, and five runs scored, including two home runs against James Madison (3/14) ... hit three home runs and two doubles, going 5-for-6 with four runs scored versus Wichita State (5/1) ... collected five RBI, including a home run on a 2-for-4 performance at Missouri State (5/8) ... went 4-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored against Bradley (5/14) ... recorded three RBI on a 2-for-5 performance, including a home run at Evansville (5/21) ... went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored against Wichita State to help the Redbirds win the 2010 MVC Tournament championship (5/29) ... played summer ball in the prestigious Northwoods League for the Border Cats of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada ... recipient of the Fairchild Endowed Scholarship.

2009: Emerged as one of the Redbirds' top offensive contributors and started all 48 games ... named All-MVC Honorable Mention ... hit a three-run home run in the 11th inning at Bradley (5/8) to help Illinois State win the contest and clinch its first State Farm MVC Tournament berth since 2001 ... hit a deciding home run in the second game of a doubleheader at Northern Iowa (4/18), part of a seven-RBI day ... earned Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week honors for those efforts ... earned 2009 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team honors and was selected to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine District V All-Academic First Team ... finished the season with a .323 batting average and a team-best 41 RBI ... was second on the team with 40 runs scored and tied for second with five home runs ... tied for team lead with 16 multiple-hit games and nine multiple-RBI games ... had a career-best 10 game hitting streak (4/5-4/18), the second-longest on the team ... hit first career home run against Western Michigan in the Metrodome (3/8) ... played summer ball with current ISU teammates Ryan Camp and Ty Wiesemeyer on the Vienna Senators, and helped the team capture the Clark Griffith Collegiate League title.

2008: Played in eight games, with three starts ... had his first-career at-bat against Bucknell (3/12) ... recorded his first-career hit, a double, against Northern Iowa (4/13) ... made his first-career start at Iowa (4/2) ... tallied his first-career RBI in his first-career start at third base against Chicago State (4/19) ... recorded a hit at Missouri State (4/27) ... had a sacrifice hit in a start at second base at Indiana State (5/17) ... played for the Anderson Servants in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League.

2007: Redshirted.

Dundee-Crown HS: Started all 34 games and recorded a .406 average in his final season ... added six home runs and a team-high 41 runs scored as a senior ... had a .966 fielding percentage ... helped his team to the Fox Valley Conference championship ... Fox Valley First-Team All-Conference and All-Academic selection... Daily Herald and Elgin Courier First-Team All-Area pick ... made starts in every game as a junior and posted a .337 average and a .415 on-base percentage ... named an Illinois State Scholar and was a four-year Super Honor Roll member ... National Honor Society officer ... attended the same high school as current Redbird Kenny Long.

Personal: Born 5-28-88 in Elgin, Ill. ... son of John and Anita Court ... his father played football and tennis at Illinois State ... major: business teacher education

Honors and Awards

2011 All-MVC First Team
2011 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team
2011 Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District V

2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Candidate
2010 State Farm MVC All-Tournament Team
2010 All-MVC Second Team

2010 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team
2009 ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-District V
2009 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team
2009 All-MVC Honorable Mention
2009 MVC Player of the Week (April 20)