2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 SEC All-Tournament Team
MLB Draft: 40th round in 2011 (New York Yankees); 33rd round in 2012 (Detroit Tigers)
Outstanding player who made 236 starts as an infielder during his four-year LSU career ... collected 272 career hits and finished in 10th place on the all-time LSU hits list ... No. 1 on all-time LSU sacrifice bunts list with 37 in his career ... gap-to-gap hitter with surprising middle of the order pop due to his explosive hips and hands ... has excellent instincts and baseball savvy, and he plays with great confidence ... appeared in the 2009 and 2010 Cape Cod League All-Star Games
SENIOR SEASON (2012)
Made 64 starts for the Tigers at third base, batting .281 (63-for-224) with 13 doubles, one homer, 28 RBI and 34 runs scored ... led the SEC in sacrifice bunts on the year with 13... recorded career-high four hits in SEC Tournament win over Ole Miss (May 24); doubled and scored two runs in the victory ... 3-for-10 with two doubles and one run scored at South Carolina (May 18-19) ... batted .417 (5-for-12) in four-game stretch (March 6-11) with three RBI and three runs ... 3-for-5 at McNeese State (Feb. 29) with two doubles, four RBI and two runs.
JUNIOR SEASON (2011)
Started all 56 games for the Tigers at third base, batting .311 (60-for-193) with five doubles, 25 RBI, 41 runs and five steals ... No. 2 in the SEC with 15 sacrifice bunts on the year, an LSU single-season record ... batted .370 (20-for-54) in the Tigers' final 15 games with one double, eight RBI and 12 runs scored ... 6-for-10 in the Tennessee series (May 13-15) with one RBI and four runs scored ... 3-for-3 versus Nicholls State (April 26) with one double, two RBI and two runs ... led the Tigers at the plate in the Cal State Fullerton series (March 11-13), batting .455 (5-for-11) with four RBI, two stolen bases and five runs scored ... drove in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning of Game 2 with a bases-loaded walk
3-for-3 with one double and two runs scored vs. Wake Forest on Feb. 20, tying career-high for hits.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010)
Started all 63 of the Tigers' games (62 at second base, one at third base), batting .332 (82-for-247) with 16 doubles, one triple, two homers, 35 RBI and 49 runs ... hit .316 (30-for-95) on the year with runners in scoring position ... batted .419 (13-for-31) in LSU's seven postseason games with three doubles, seven RBI and four runs ... hit .314 (37-for-118) in SEC regular-season games with six doubles, one triple, one homer, 15 RBI and 20 runs ... lined the game-winning single in the top of the 11th inning in the SEC Tournament championship games against Alabama (May 30) ... named to the SEC All-Tournament team after batting .526 (10-for-19) in four games with three doubles and five RBI ... hit .500 (10-for-20) in a five-game stretch (April 20-25) with one double, three RBI and four runs scored ... in LSU's three-game sweep at Tennessee, Hanover hit .545 (6-for-11) with one double, six RBI, three runs, two steals and a .667 on-base percentage ... he was 3-for-4 at the plate in the Tigers' Game 1 victory on March 26 with a double and a career-high four RBI ... named Louisiana Sportswriters Association Hitter of the Week on March 30 as he led the Tigers to four consecutive wins (March 24-27), batting .533 (8-for-15) with three doubles, seven RBI, three runs, two steals and a .632 on-base percentage.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2009)
Played in 65 games (53 starts at third base), batting .321 (67-for-209) with nine doubles, two triples, five homers, 47 RBI, 40 runs and six stolen bases ... played in two games in the College World Series in a reserve role - 2-for-3 with a double, a homer and three RBI in LSU's CWS win over Arkansas on June 19 ... hit .429 (3-for-7) in NCAA Baton Rouge Regional with one triple and one run ... 5-for-19 in SEC Tournament with one double, two RBI and three runs ... hit .318 (35-for-110) in SEC regular-season games with two doubles, three homers, 21 RBI and 23 runs ... enjoyed an excellent series versus Auburn (April 24-26), as he was 5-for-11 at the plate with two homers, five RBI and three runs ... 3-for-5 with a homer, four RBI and three runs versus Illinois (March 7); the homer - a three-run blast - was the first of his collegiate career.
2008 Second-Team High School All-American ... 2008 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of North Carolina ... 2008 Piedmont Conference Player of the Year; led team to conference title ... batted .475 in 2008 for North Davidson HS with eight doubles,12 homers, 43 RBI, 15 steals and 37 runs ... served as North Davidson HS closer in 2008, recording a 1,70 ERA and three saves in 12 innings ... earned all-conference honors in each of his four high school seasons ... received academic honor roll recognition ... batted .450 in 2007 with five homers and 28 RBI.
Full name is Tyler Wayne Hanover ... parents are Eric and Elizabeth Hanover ... has two older siblings, Brendan and Megan ... majoring in sport administration-leadership at LSU ... born August 25, 1989.
Hanover's LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 twice; last at Auburn (4/10/10)
Hits: 4 vs. Ole Miss (5/24/12)
Runs Scored: 4 vs. Vanderbilt (5/7/10)
Doubles: 2 three times; last at McNeese State (2/29/12)
Triples: 1 three times; last vs. Arkansas (3/19/10)
Home Runs: 1 eight times; last vs. Arkansas (3/30/12)
RBI: 4 three times; last at McNeese State (2/29/12)
Stolen Bases: 2 twice; last at Tennessee (3/27/10)