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Jacson McGowan
Jacson  McGowan

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Brownsburg, Ind.

High School:
Brownsburg

Height / Weight:
6-2½ / 212

Position:
INF

Birthdate:
06/18/1997

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

02/19/2018

McGowan Flies 7-3-7 Line to Weekly Honor

Cleanup hitter homers in every game of season-opening sweep of WMU

02/18/2018

Hunter, McGowan Lead Hit Parade

Boilermakers complete sweep to open the season 3-0 for the first time since 2012

02/18/2018

Pitching, Homers Key Opening Day Wins

Andrews shines with nine Ks over 6 2/3 innings, McGowan homers twice

02/15/2018

Boilermakers Begin New Season

Purdue won 19 of its 29 games last season away from Alexander Field

01/26/2018

Boilermakers Open Preseason Practice

Purdue planning to scrimmage at Grand Park in Westfield on Jan. 26 and 27

11/29/2016

Jacson McGowan, 2016 Action

Collection of action photos from the 2016 season.

2018 / AS A JUNIORIndividual Game-by-Game Statistics

2017 / AS A SOPHOMORE
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

2016 / AS A FRESHMAN
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

HIGH SCHOOL
• 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

PERSONAL
• 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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