Jacson McGowan
Jacson  McGowan


Brownsburg, Ind.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2½ / 212





Six Boilermakers Earn Big Ten Honors

Andrews, Dalesandro, Learnard and McGowan named third team All-Big Ten


Baseball Sweeps Michigan, Finishes 2nd

Boilermakers enter Big Ten Tournament having won 18 of their last 20


Purdue Up on U-M in Suspended Game

Action to resume Saturday at 1 p.m. as originally scheduled


Big Ten Contenders Collide at Alexander

Purdue hosts Michigan for big series with both teams in NCAA Tournament chase


Boilermakers Win 10th Straight at Home

Kennedy hits Purdue's first pinch-hit home run since 2012


Jacson McGowan, 2016 Action

Collection of action photos from the 2016 season.

2018 / AS A JUNIOR
Big Ten Player of the Week (Feb. 19)
Individual Game-by-Game Statistics

Individual Game-by-Game Statistics
• Started all 56 games, starting 48 of the final 49 games at first base
• Recognized as the team MVP after becoming the first Boilermaker since 2001 to lead the team in doubles, triples, home runs and RBI
• Led the way during the 13-game homestand, batting .420 with four extra-base hits and 10 RBI
• Batted a team-best .373 with 17 RBI in the 20 games at Alexander Field
• Ranked fifth in the Big Ten in doubles and RBI through the end of the regular season
• Recorded 4-hit games vs. Fort Wayne and Northwestern during the homestand
• Had two doubles and four RBI in the season-opening win at Texas State, Purdue's first victory in a season opener since 2013
• Improved his batting average from .218 on April 1 to .292 by season's end
• Pitched in relief four times early in the season but did not take the mound again after March 26 loss at Iowa

Individual Game-by-Game Stats
• McGowan played in 37 games, making 30 starts
• Made 18 starts at third base and 12 at designated hitter
• Missed the first two weekends of Big Ten play due to a broken finger, which also limited him to only four starts at third base the second half of the season
• Started each of the first 18 games of the season
• Batted third or fourth in 21 of his 30 starts
• Hit safely in every game of the season-opening weekend in Atlanta as well as the East Tennessee State and Ohio State series
• Had a rare two-run sacrifice fly as a part of a three-RBI game in the win at ETSU
• Doubled and drove in a pair of runs in the series finale at Indiana
• Delivered a run-two single in the first inning of the midweek game with IPFW in Kokomo
• Had two-hit games Georgia State, Ohio, Northwestern and Cal State Northridge
• Hit safely in 10 of the first 12 games of the season, including six in a row to begin March
• Had a five-game hit streak in Big Ten play later in the year

• McGowan was a four-year letterwinner for coach Eric Mattingly at Brownsburg High School in suburban Indianapolis
• Batted over .500 all four years to finish his prep career with a .532 average, 11 home runs and 31 extra-base hits total
• Two-time team MVP and offensive player of the year as an upperclassman
• Also excelled on the mound as a senior, recording 32 strikeouts in 14 innings pitched
• Batted .525 as a senior, .537 as a junior and .500 as a sophomore
• Dominated junior varsity as a freshman, batting .586 with 20 extra-base hits and the plate and striking out 78 in 30 innings on the mound while throwing two no-hitters
• Helped BHS win a sectional title as a sophomore
• Mental attitude award winner

• Major: Technology, Leadership and Innovation
• Full name is Jacson Wilding McGowan
• Born in Brownsburg, Indiana
• Parents are Steven and Tabitha McGowan
• Family also includes older brothers Alex and Sam
• His mother was a swimmer at Vincennes University and his brother Alex played baseball at Parkland College
• Relatives Mike McGowan as well as Chad and Josh Andrews are all Purdue alumni

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: New York Mets
Favorite Ball Player: Mike Trout
Favorite Playoff Format: World Series
Unique Baseball Feat He Witnessed: Barry Bonds' 750th & 751st Home Runs
Favorite Pro Stadium: Petco Park
Favorite Field He's Played at (Besides Alexander): Victory Field
Toughest Hitter for Him to Face Among Teammates: Kyle Schweiger
MLB Pitcher He'd Like to Face: Noah Syndergaard
Would Like to Have Dinner With: His Father
Celeb or Pro Athlete He'd Like to Meet: Noah Syndergaard
In His MP3 Player: Thomas Rhett
Would Love to See Them Play Purdue: Florida Georgia Line
Last Concert He Attended: Sam Hunt
Favorite Writer: Dr. Suess
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Johnny Knoxville, Angelina Jolie & Clint Eastwood
Favorite Multi-Media App: Netflix
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Step Brothers
Favorite Super-Hero: Superman
Favorite TV Series: Phineas and Ferb
Dream Car: Ford GT
Favorite Month: June
Favorite Holiday: Halloween
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Dessert: Peanut Butter Cups
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Golf
Favorite Purdue Building: Mackey Arena
Favorite Big City: New York
Unique Travel Locale: Long Island, New York
City He'd Like to Visit: Dubai
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Fans
Most Memorable Series at Purdue: 2015 Black & Gold Series
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Michael Kirchner, Technology
Furry Friend: Max, Doberman



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