2008 third team All-Big Ten.
Selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 43rd round of the 2009 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, but opted to return to Purdue.
Went 4-6 in 14 starts ... Posted a 6.62 ERA with 60 strikeouts in 72 innings pitched ... Big East/Big Ten Challenge (Feb. 20-22): Struck out nine hitters, but was charged with the loss to South Florida after allowing four runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings of work ... at Southeast Missouri State (Feb. 27): Picked up first win of the season after allowing two runs on three hits in seven innings of work. Struck out six and walked four ... at Texas State (March 6-8): Charged with second loss of the year after surrendering eight runs on seven hits in 2 2/3 innings ... Dunn Hospitality Classic (March 13-15): Was named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week after limiting Evansville to just one run on six hits and striking out a season-high 11 batters in 8 2/3 innings for second win of the year ... at Tennessee-Martin (March 20): Allowed four earned runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision start ... at Northwestern (March 27-28): Lost third start of the year after allowing six earned runs on nine hits in five innings pitched ... Iowa (April 3-4): Tallied third win after allowing one earned run on four hits in six innings ... at Penn State (April 10-12): Did not earn a decision after allowing seven runs on 11 hits in four innings of work ... Ohio State (April 17-18): Suffered fourth loss of the year after giving up five runs, three earned, on eight hits 4 2/3 innings ... at Minnesota (April 24-26): Lost fifth start despite allowing just three runs, two earned, on five hits in 6 2/3 innings. Struck out six ... Indiana (May 2-3): Surrendered five runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings in a no-decision start ... at Michigan State (May 9-11): Recorded fourth win after allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits over 7 2/3 innings ... Illinois (May 14-16): Took sixth loss after giving up four runs on six hits in 2 1/3 innings ... Big Ten Tournament (May 20-22): Went 4 1/3 innings in final start of the season, a no-decision effort. Allowed four runs on eight hits.
Appeared in 16 games, making nine starts ... Went 4-3 with a 5.44 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 51 1/3 innings pitched ... at No. 15 Baylor (Feb. 22-24): Allowed six earned runs on six hits over 3 1/3 innings in a no-decision start ... at Western Kentucky (Feb. 29-March 2): Took the loss after surrendering five earned runs on six hits in 2 1/3 innings ... Finished with two strikeouts and three walks ... at No. 4 Kentucky (March 9-10): Struck out three over 2 2/3 innings out of the bullpen ... Gave up one earned run two hits ... at Ohio (March 15-16): Allowed one run on four hits in 1 1/3 innings of relief ... Western Illinois (March 22-23): Earned first win of the season in Purdue's 22-10 win ... Tossed 1 2/3 innings in relief, allowing three runs on two hits ... Northwestern (March 28-30): Appeared in one game in relief ... at Iowa (April 4-6): Made a four-inning, no-decision start ... Allowed just two runs on five hits in Purdue's 16-3 win ... Penn State (April 11-13): Tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings in relief to win second game of the season ... Struck out three and walked one ... at Miami (Ohio) (April 15): Come on in relief and tossed 2 2/3 shutout innings ... Struck out two and walked one ... at Ohio State (April 18-20): Hurled seven shutout innings to pick up a complete-game victory ... Scattered six hits, struck out three and did not issue a walk ... Minnesota (April 25-27): Went 2 2/3 innings in a no-decision start ... Allowed five runs on six hits ... at Indiana (May 3-5): Gave up two unearned runs over five innings in a no-decision start ... Surrendered just two hits, while striking out two and walking three ... Michigan State (May 9-10): Was charged with second loss of the season after giving up six runs, only three earned, on five hits over 2 1/3 innings ... at Illinois (May 16-17): Lost third game of the season despite allowing just two runs on five hits over six innings in Purdue's 2-0 loss ... Big Ten Championship (May 22-24): Helped Purdue advance to the championship game by tossing six strong innings against Indiana ... Allowed three runs, two earned, on eight hits, while striking out two and walking one to earn fourth win of the year.
Appeared in 17 games, making three starts ... Went 0-4 with one save and a 3.31 ERA in 35 1/3 innings pitched ... Struck out 30 and walked 14 ... at Georgia (Feb. 23-25): Made first collegiate appearance ... at Western Kentucky (March 2-4): Worked one scoreless inning of relief ... at No. 13 Auburn (March 9-11): Allowed three unearned runs on two hits in 2/3 of an inning ... at Alabama-Birmingham (March 13-14): Struck out the only batter he faced ... at Samford (March 16-18): Worked a hitless final 3 2/3 innings in relief ... Struck out three and walked none ... at Western Illinois (March 24-25): Recorded an out on the only batter he faced to pick up first collegiate save ... at Ball State (March 28): Threw two scoreless inning with two strikeouts in relief ... Illinois (March 30-April 1): Allowed just one run on three hits over three innings ... Struck out two and walked one ... at Michigan State (April 8-9): Struck out one and walked one in 1 1/3 scoreless innings of work out of the bullpen ... Indiana (April 13-15): Allowed two runs on two hits in 2 1/3 relief innings ... at Notre Dame (April 18): Was charged with first loss after surrendering the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning ... at No. 17 Michigan (April 20-22): Gave up just one hit over two scoreless inning ... Struck out two and walked none ... Ohio State (April 27-29): Made first career start and was charged with a hard-luck loss after giving up just two runs on seven hits over six innings ... at Penn State (May 5-6): Allowed five runs, only two earned, on five hits over five innings in a loss ... Struck out five and walked one ... Iowa (May 11-13): Lost fourth decision of the season despite allowing four runs, only one of which was earned, on three hits over 4 2/3 innings in a start ... Struck out a season-high seven batters ... at Northwestern (May 18-20): Worked a combined 1 2/3 innings in two appearances out of the bullpen.
Was a four-year letterwinner at Crown Point High School ... Earned honorable mention all-area honors as a sophomore, batting .357 with nine doubles and 28 RBI ... Named all-conference, all-area, and team MVP junior year, batting .330 with 26 RBI while earning a 9-2 record with a 1.57 ERA and recording 96 strikeouts ... Earned all-conference, all-area, and team MVP honors as a senior, logging a 7-3 record with a 1.73 ERA and 82 strikeouts ... Also played football, earning four varsity letters while twice being named all-state at quarterback ... Voted team MVP junior and senior football seasons.
Full name is Matthew James Jansen ... Born May 25, 1987, in Munster, Ind. ... Son of Jim and Diane Jansen ... Has two sisters, Jennifer and Jamie ... Majoring in management.