• position INF
  • height 6-4
  • Weight 220
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Louisville, Ky.
  • Previous School Cincinnati

• No. 94 Impact Transfer (2023, D1 Baseball)
• AAC Player of the Week (5/1/2023)
• Three-time AAC weekly honor roll honoree (2023)
• Second-Team All-AAC (2022)


*Years of Eligibility Remaining: 1

Batted .291 with a .896 OPS in 585 at bats over 166 career games at Cincinnati…Smacked 67 extra base hits, including 31 doubles and 33 home runs with 113 runs scored and 115 RBI.

2023 (Cincinnati)
Batted .294 (63-for-214) with 16 home runs, 15 doubles, two triples, 41 RBI and 41 runs scored in 55 games played and 54 starts at first base…Led the club in hits (63), home runs (16), doubles (15), RBI (41), multi-hit games (19) and multi-RBI games (12)…Had at least a hit in 40 games…Finished with a .607 slugging percentage and .372 on-base percentage…Had a .990 fielding percentage with 446 putouts and 33 assists…Captured four AAC weekly accolades… Named AAC Player of the Week on May 1 with two homers, one triple, seven RBI and five runs scored in sweep of USF…Three-time AAC weekly honor roll selection…Claimed spot on final AAC weekly honor roll after hitting three homers in series at Houston, including his first career grand slam…Collected second AAC weekly honor roll recognition on March 13 after batting .400 with a home run, three walks and three runs scored in three games…Earned a spot on first AAC weekly honor roll on Feb. 20 after batting .462 with a home run, two RBI, four runs scored and two walks at Georgia State… His 16 home runs rank seventh in single-season program history.

2022 (Cincinnati)
Played in 52 games with 51 starts, all at first base…Batted .277 with 12 doubles, 12 home runs and 40 RBI…Scored 41 runs and walked 21 times…Swiped 8 bases in 11 attempts…Held a .998 fielding percentage at first base with just one error committed all season…Homered in three consecutive games at FGCU (2/19 – 2/20)…Earned Second Team All-AAC.

2021 (Cincinnati)
Played in 50 games with 45 starts…Hit .291 with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 5 home runs, and 32 RBIs in 165 at-bats…Hit his first career home run at UNCW (3/4)…Hit the game-winning, walk-off RBI single against #7 Louisville (3/30)…Recorded 3 hits versus East Carolina (5/26).

2020 (Cincinnati)
Played in 9 games with 2 starts…Hit .400 with 6 hits and 1 double…Scored 3 runs, with 2 RBIs and slugged .467 with an on-base percentage of .471…Season ended early due to COVID-19.

Full name is Ryan Demetri Nicholson…Born in Los Angeles…Son of Ted and Laura…Has one brother, Joseph…Played for Andy Porta at Louisville St. Xavier…Fan of Chicago sports teams, having lived there as a kid.

*Cincinnati Athletics Communications contributed to this bio

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