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University of Miami Athletics
8

Ryan Jackson

position

Shortstop

Height

6-1

Weight

170 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Miami Springs, Fla.

High School

Florida Christian HS

Ryan Jackson
8  Ryan Jackson
Class:
Junior
Hometown:
Miami Springs, Fla.
High School:
Florida Christian
Height / Weight:
6-3 / 185
Position:
Shortstop

PERSONAL ACCOLADES
• 2009 Brooks Wallace Award Preseason Watch List
• 2009 NCBWA Preseason First Team All-American
• 2009 Louisville Slugger Preseason Second Team All- American
• 2008 First Team All-ACC
• 2008 NCAA Coral Gables Regional Most Outstanding Player
• Member of the 2008 USA Baseball National Team
• 2008 All-AC C Academic Team

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
One of college baseball’s elite shortstops … Has earned numerous all-america honors, including a first team nod at shorstop by the NCBWA … Saw his batting average jump 124 points from his freshman to his sophomore season, going from .236 in 2007 to .360 in 2008 … Led the Hurricanes in doubles last season with 19 … Has more career hits (140) than any current UM player … Was arguably the top defensive shorstop in the country last season, having committed just eight errors in 310 chances (.974), all from the shortstop position … Was a member of the USA Baseball National Team in 2008 …UM Bookbuster for achieving a GPA greater than 3.0 in the fall semester of 2007 … Named to the 2006-07 ACC Honor Roll.

SOPHOMORE SEASON – 2008
•First team All-ACC selection
•Led team with 19 doubles, while ranking second in hits (87), third in average (.360) and at-bats (242) and fourth in steals (10)
•Started at shortstop for the `Canes in all but one game (NJIT – 3/19) the entire season
•Committed just eight errors in 309 chances (.974) overall and just two errors in 168 chances against non-conference opposition (.988)
•Led the team with 206 assists from his shortstop position
•Hit a team-best .376 in non-conference play (50-for-133) and in 28 ACC games, hit at a .339 clip (37-for-109)
•Had a caeer-day against Bethune-Cookman (3/25), going 4-for-4 with career-highs in hits (4), RBI (4) and runs (3)
•Had another four-hit performance at FAU (4/16), going 4-for-5 with three RBI against the Owls
•Hit first career home run against Lehigh (3/4) in a 2-for-3 day
•Tied with centerfielder Blake Tekotte for the most multiple-hit games on the year (27)
•Led the Hurricanes with a .545 batting average (6-for-11) during the Coral Gables Regional (5/30-6/1), hitting home runs in back-to-back games for the first time in career against Missouri (5/31) and Ole Miss (6/1)
•Named the Coral Gables Regional Most Outstanding Player
•Committed just one error over a span of 27 games from March 25 to May 10 (at FSU – 4/18)
•Ranked fifth on the team with 14 multiple-RBI games
•Led the Hurricanes with 50 hits in non-conference action (1.43 hits per game)
•Recorded multiple hits in six of UM’s final 12 games
•Scored 23 runs in UM’s first 23 games (2/22 – 4/1)
•Tallied nearly as many walks in the month of May (11 in 16 games) as he did every other month combined (12 in 47 games)
•Batted in six different spots in the lineup throughout the season (3 games at No. 2, 12 at No. 5 – including 11 times in the final 12 games, 26 at No. 6, 6 at No. 7, 9 at No. 8, 6 at No. 9)
•Hit .462 in the month of February (6-for-13), .352 in March (25-for-71), .370 in April (27-for-73), .377 in May (20-for-53) and .281 in June (9-for-32)

FRESHMAN SEASON – 2007
•Started 49 of 54 games at shortstop for the Hurricanes
•Hit .236 with 43 hits, 10 doubles, two triples and 25 RBI
•Had 12 multiple-hit games and six multiple-RBI games
•Tallied a career-high seven assists twice – versus FIU (4/4 in Coral Gables) and FIU (4/11 in Miami)
•Batted .308 in the Wright State series (5/4-6), which included a 2-for-5, three-RBI, two-run performance in the series finale; Also went 2-for-5 with a run scored in game two of the series
•Finished the Virginia Tech series (4/20-22) with five runs batted in on two hits
•Against NC State (4/13-15), went 3-for-4 with two RBI in the series finale against the Wolfpack
•Had the game-winning hit with a single up the middle in the 10th inning against FIU (4/4), finishing 2-for-3 with two RBI
•Went 3-for-5 in UM’s series finale win over No. 11 Clemson (4/1) on the road
•Batted .637 (7-for-11) and added five RBI in the series against Maryland (3/16-18), going a career-best 4-for-5 with a career-high four RBI in the series opener and 2-for-3 with a run and RBI in game two
•Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored against LaSalle (3/7)

PREP CAREER
•Played for three different high schools: Florida Christian in 2006, Gulliver Prep in 2005 and Westminister Academy in 2003 and 2004
•A two-time First Team All-Dade selection
•Earned All-American status as a junior and senior and was named to Baseball America’s preseason Third Team All-American prior to his senior season
•As a senior in 2006, played for Ernie Padron at Florida Christian and hit .443 with six home runs, 27 RBI and 13 stolen bases
•Payed in Playstation All-American Game in 2006
•Named team MVP and earned First Team All-Dade honors in 2006
•As a junior in 2005, batted .360 with a home run and 20 RBI while playing for former Hurricane assistant coach Lazer Collazo at Gulliver Prep
•Named to the AFLAC All-American Team and earned First Team All-Dade honors as a junior
•Also won the Gold Glove award at the National Cleats Invitational in addition to earning the team’s Gold Glove Award

PERSONAL
•Son of Sally and Leonard Jackson
•Nicknames include “Jax”, “Rino” and RJ
•Majoring in Sociology