BACKGROUND

HIGH SCHOOL

During Noland’s high school career, his skill and tenacity catapulted him into the national spotlight. He earned dozens of scholarship offers from baseball and football teams across the SEC, Pac-12, Big 10, ACC, and several other conferences. Connor earned recognition as a four-star athlete in football by ESPN and was ranked #243 overall in the ESPN300.  In 2018, Connor Noland was named Preseason All-American by Perfect Game and a top-500 ranked athlete among all the players in the nation. Noland compiled a 0.45 ERA over his final two years of high school, including a .042 ERA as a senior. Noland was a perfect 10-0 on the mound, allowing just four earned runs in 66.2 innings. He also struck out 123 batters and only walked 14, and at least 10 strikeouts in 7 games. Noland was a force, offensively hitting .424 with four home runs and 37 RBI. Connor was honored to be All-State in both baseball and football his senior season at Greenwood High School where he led the baseball and football teams to state championships. He was also Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s All Arkansas Preps baseball player of the year and won the Lander’s Award as the top football player in the state.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Connor Noland began his football season for the Razorbacks as a true freshman. During the season, he appeared in games against North Texas, Tulsa, Mississippi State, and Missouri. In the game against Tulsa, Noland competed for 10-of-16 passes for 124 yards, one touchdown, and one interception, and rushed for 20 yards on five carries for a 23-0 win. He completed the season with 21-of-42 passes for 255 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

After football season ended, Noland joined Arkansas’ nationally ranked baseball team. As a true freshman, he started 19 games and appeared in 20 games overall for a team ranked in the top 12 for the entire season. He had six outings of five or more innings and went 3-5 with a 4.02 ERA, holding batters to a .244 average while posting 78.1 innings, the second-most on the team.

His lone relief experience was against Missouri State where he threw one scoreless inning on 12 pitches. Noland struck out 55 batters against just 14 walks, the 37th-lowest in the nations, and tied for the third-lowest in the SEC for a 3.9 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

GET TO KNOW CONNOR

What is one of your favorite memories as a Razorback?

Making it to the College World Series in Omaha my freshman year. The activities building up to that experience and the amazing fan support created memories I’ll never forget.

Who inspired you as a young athlete?

I was always inspired by Tom Brady. He has always been a guy that prepared and showed up in the big moments.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gained from your coaches?

The best advice I’ve received from the coaches is that “doing the little things in preparation for life will lead to success.”

Do you have any pre-game, locker room, or post-game routines?

I’m not big on routines but I do listen to the same country playlist. Hank Williams jr, and Merle Haggard

What’s one important lesson you’ve learned from your time as an athlete?

As an athlete you fail often but the response after failure will define you.

What excites you about being an entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurship excites me because of the vast diversity of options available. The path you take as an entrepreneur is completely up to you to create opportunities and build a career you love.

What motivates you in life?

I’m motivated by my desire to achieve my goals and proudly represent my family and team.

What’s the one food you can’t live without?

Steak, preferably ribeye.

What is one thing you always do after you play well?

I like to enjoy a nice meal with my parents or grandparents.

What was the last book you read?

Extreme Ownership: How US Navy Seals Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.

What’s your favorite type of music?

Country music (older country).

Do you have any secret or hidden talents we don’t know about?

Cooking, although I don’t get to do it very often.

WANT TO PARTNER WITH CONNOR?

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STATISTICS

Connor Noland is one in six Razorback pitchers to strike out 11 or more in a game since 2011. He entered his eight career performance with one or fewer runs allowed and picked up his second win of the season after tossing 6.0 innings against Gonzaga. Noland went 5.1 innings against no. 22 ranked Oklahoma in Houston, allowing three runs, two earned, with five strikeouts. He ended the season as part of a pitching staff that finished with a 3.68 ERA and 143 strikeouts over 142.0 innings of work.

BASEBALL

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