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Jacson McGowan
Jacson  McGowan

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Brownsburg, Ind.

High School:
Brownsburg

Height / Weight:
6-2½ / 212

Position:
INF/RHP

Birthdate:
06/18/1997

08/14/2017

Kennedy Powers Aviators to Championship

Lafayette native homers in his first at-bat on consecutive days

07/24/2017

Hunter Wins Title, Frawley Promoted

Kennedy posts multi-homer game, 7-game RBI streak in Prospect League

06/13/2017

Purdue's Most Memorable Games of 2017

Boilermakers were part of numerous thrillers during turnaround campaign

06/05/2017

Purdue Enjoys Historic Turnaround Year

Annual season recap details all the highlights from entertaining campaign

06/01/2017

Purdue Summer League Assignments

Boilermakers to be represented in 12 different summer wood bat leagues

11/29/2016

Jacson McGowan, 2016 Action

Collection of action photos from the 2016 season.

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: New York Mets
Favorite Ball Player: Mike Trout
Favorite Playoff Format: Stanley Cup Playoffs
Unique Baseball Feat He Witnessed: Barry Bonds' 750th & 751st Home Runs
Favorite Field He's Played at (Besides Alexander): Victory Field
Favorite Pro Stadium: Lucas Oil Field
Toughest Hitter for Him to Face Among Teammates: Harry Shipley
MLB Pitcher He'd Like to Face: Aroldis Chapman
Would Like to Have Dinner With: LeBron James
In His MP3 Player: Luke Bryan
Last Concert He Attended: Kenny Chesney
Favorite Writer: Dr. Suess
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston & Clint Eastwood
Favorite Super-Hero: Superman
Favorite TV Series: Marvels of Shield
Dream Car: Ford GT
Favorite Month: June
Favorite Holiday: Halloween
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Dessert: Peanut Butter Cups
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Golf
Favorite Purdue Building: Co-Rec
Favorite Big City: Orlando
Unique Travel Locale: Long Island, New York
Country He'd Like to Visit: Ireland
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Grass
Most Memorable Series at Purdue: 2015 Black & Gold Series
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Michael Kirchner
Furry Friend: Max

2017 Season
Started all 56 games, starting 48 of the final 49 games at first base... ranked fifth in the Big Ten in doubles and RBI through the end of the regular season... became 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... 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 Statistics

2016 Season
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. Individual Game-by-Game Stats

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
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... majoring in technology, leadership and innovation.

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