NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS UNIVERISTY COWBOYS
Hometown: Puyallup, WA
Position: First Base
"He is a great player who exemplifies what Cowboys Baseball is all about."
NMHU Coach Steve Jones
hitting .397 with a team leading 15 homeruns and 70 RBI last season, Jason posted prolific numbers once again as he led
the Cowboys to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championships as he won the Central Region triple crown, batting .459 with 24 homeruns and 81 RBI. His .949 slugging percentage and on base percentage also outpaced the region.
Despite starting the season unranked, Jason's presence in the NMHU lineup vaulted the Cowboys to a top ten ranking and helped the Cowboys earn the right to host the NCAA Central regional for the first time in school history. The team's 41 wins tied the school record while playing in five less games than the previous high (41-18 in 2001).
Get to know Jason:
- In a season full of outstanding accomplishments and success what has been your most memorable moment?
"Winning the conference out right and winning the conference tournament - both by beating Mesa St. It was the first time in school history and the first time in past ten years for a team to win both."
- If you were asked to talk to a recruit and talk to him about joining the team, what would be the major reason for him to choose your school?
"Well I would tell him that the coach puts more time and effort than I've ever known into his players. If you buy into his playing style then you will be successful as a player at New Mexico Highlands."
- Who has been most influential in your development as a player?
"My parents. They have always given me the best opportunities as a kid to play the best baseball and they always let me chose what I wanted to do, even if it wasn't baseball."
- What do you like to do when you're not playing baseball?
" Workout, play video games and thinking about playing baseball."
- What are your plans for the summer?
"Play pro baseball! Until the draft I will be playing with the Seattle Studs."