Sophomore ('08):Appeared in 26 games...collected six hits in 16 at-bats with two doubles and two RBI...served primarily as a pinch-runner, pinch-hitter and back-up outfielder...collected a pinch-hit double on March 25 at New Mexico State...scored two runs against Air Force on April 12, connecting for his first homer and RBI of the season...went 1-for-2 with an RBI over Utah on April 19...worked two walks on May 1 over BYU.
Freshman ('07): Named a MWC Scholar Athlete ... pinch ran at Arizona (2/9) ... pinch hit at Arizona (2/11), drawing a walk, stealing second and scoring a run ... stole a base while pinch running at New Mexico State (2/13) ... 1-for-1 with a walk as a pinch hitter vs. Illinois State (2/17) ... started his first game in left at UT-Arlington (2/18) ... made his second straight start in left, hitting 2-for-5 with a team-high three RBI at New Mexico State (2/20) ... stole two bases and scored a run vs. Texas State (2/24) ... drew two walks and scored a run vs. Saint Louis (3/5) ... went 2-for-4 with two runs scored vs. Rhode Island (3/9) ... pinch ran and scored vs. SDSU (3/30) ... scored a run in the series opener at Air Force (4/15), going into the game as a pinch runner ... went 1-for-2 with a RBI and a run scored as a pinch hitter at Air Force (4/16) ... pinch ran at Utah (4/21) and scored ... relieved Jay Russell in left vs. Hawaii-Hilo (4/27), starting as a pinch hitter, going 1-for-2 with a RBI ... drew two walks vs. Hilo (4/28) as a pinch hitter ... posted one of the team's four walks in the Hilo series finale (4/29) ... pinch ran in the ninth vs. BYU (5/4), scoring the game-tying run ... saw an inning vs. UNLV (5/25) at the MWC Tournament, pinch hitting in the eighth and playing the field in right.
High School: Multi-talented athlete, lettering in football, golf, track and baseball at Central high school in Cheyenne, Wyo. ... named the state MVP in 2006 ... two-time all-state honoree ... set the school's stolen base record with 91 and the hits record with 129 in 2006 ... hit .411 as a junior and .456 as a senior with nine home runs ... won six state American Legion championships and was a regional runner up in 2006 ... named Student Athlete of the Month at his school three times ... held a 4.0 GPA and was a four-year Honor Roll member.
Personal: Born in Cheyenne, Wyo. on June 7, 1987, to Dennis and Lori Fanning ... nickname is Dakota ... has one brother, Kyle ... likes fettucini ... favorite athlete is Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton ... says his greatest thrill while participating in sports has been playing at Coors Field ... Business Administration major.