Jeff Rowland
Jeff  Rowland
Position:
Manager


06/07/2013

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2009 All-ACC (First Team)
2009 Academic All-ACC Baseball Team
2008, 2009 ACC Honor Roll

Outstanding defensive outfielder that can cover a lot of ground ... Classic leadoff hitter has a pure left-handed swing with the ability to hit the ball to all fields ... Also has a great approach and a good eye at the plate ... An excellent bunter and threat on the basepaths because of his outstanding speed ... The lone returning starter in the outfield for Tech. Named 2009 All-ACC First Team ... 2009 Academic All-ACC ... Member of the 2008 and 2009 ACC Honor Roll.

2009
Started all 58 games in centerfield ... Hit safely in 47 games on the season, and has reached base safely in all but seven contests ... Had a team-best 28 multi-hit games in addition to eight multi-RBI games to his credit ... His .340 average was the third best on the team, while leading the team in sacrifices (5) for the second straight year ... Stole 21 of 26 bases, the fourth-most swipes in the conference ... Also scored a career-best 66 runs ... Went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in the season opener against Lipscomb (2/20) ... Went 3-for-4 with a double and a triple in the following game against the Bisons (2/21) ... Hit .500 (4-for-8) in the two-game series against Rutgers (2/28) ... Posted a career-high five RBI against Maryland (3/7) with a three-run home run that followed a two-run double. ... Collected two hits, including an RBI single and run-scoring double, to lead Tech to a 17-3 win over Mercer (3/10) ... Had one hit, but reached base four times and scored a pair of runs against Kennesaw State (3/17) ... Went 2-for-5 with a run scored the following night against the Owls (3/18) ... Collected two hits in both the series opener (3/20) and the series finale (3/22) against Virginia Tech ... Went 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs and two RBI in the series opener at No. 2 Miami (3/27) ... Hit a leadoff homer in the first inning and went 3-for-5 with two RBI in Tech's 10-6, 11-inning win over North Carolina (4/4) ... Collected two hits in Tech's 8-4 win over Georgia Southern (4/7) ... Went 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored in Tech's 11-10 loss to Virginia (4/11) ... Had a two-run triple in Tech's 11-6 win at No. 1 Georgia (4/14) ... Went 2-for-3 the following night at Georgia State (4/15) ... Had nine hits in the three-game series against Wake Forest (4/17-19), going 9-for-16 (.563) with four runs and two RBI while hitting two doubles and a home run against the Demon Deacons ... Went 4-for-10 with five runs scored in the two-game series against Western Carolina (4/21-22) ... Hit the game-winning walk-off home run in the 10th inning against Presbyterian (5/3) ... Hit two home runs in the series against Florida State (5/8-5/10) and scored the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning of the series finale to help the Jackets win the series, 2-1 ... Went 7-for-12 in Tech's three-game series at Duke (5/14-16) ... Hit 2-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored in a 9-3 win over Georgia State (5/29) at the NCAA Atlanta Regional.

2008
Started 53 games in centerfield, and played in 59 of Tech's 62 contests on the year ... Finished second on the team in batting average (.335) and stolen bases ... Swiped 22 bases on 26 attempts ... Led the team with 10 sacrifices on the year ... Had 20 multi-hit and four mutli-RBI games ... Served as the leadoff hitter in 24 games during the season and hit second in the lineup 23 times ... Belted his first career home run with a two-run blast against Georgia Southern (2/26) ... Went 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored in the series opener against Rutgers (2/29) ... Collected three hits - all infield singles - in Tech's 2-1 win over Virginia Tech (3/9) ... Went 2-for-2 with a pinch-hit RBI single and a run scored vs. Georgia State (3/12) ... Hit .625 (5-for-8) with a triple and a home run in the three-game series against Duke (3/21-3/23) ... Had four hits, including two doubles, and drove in two runs while scoring four times in a doubleheader at Boston College (3/29) ... Went 2-for-3 with three walks and a career-high four runs scored at Georgia Southern (4/16) ... Went 6-for-13 (.462) with a double, two runs and two RBI in the series at Maryland (4/18-4/20) ... Collected a season-high four hits in five at-bats, scored three times and drove in a run in the series finale against Wake Forest (4/27) ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tech's ACC Championships game against Miami (5/22) ... Went 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored against Georgia (6/2) in the NCAA Athens Regional Championship.

High School
Four-year letterwinner at Greenbrier High School ... Played one year for coach Rodney Holder after beginning his prep career under Ed Williams ... Helped Greenbrier to the 2006 and 2007 AAAA State Championship as well as three region championships ... A four-year all-area selection ... Led Greenbrier with a .452 average in 2007 after hitting .411 his junior year ... Had 10 home runs, 110 RBI, 110 runs scored and 74 stolen bases over his last two years at Greenbrier ... Also helped his 2006 and 2007 Savannah Chain teams to back-to-back Barrett-Fletcher World Series titles.

Personal
Full name is Jeffrey Daniel Rowland ... Born April 1, 1988 ... Son of Jeff and Carole Rowland ... Grandfather Wilton Rowland played in the minor leagues for the Cardinals organization in 1947 ... Uncle Buddy Rowland played in the Independent League from 1947-48, where he was a catcher for Hoyt Wilhelm ... Uncle Parker Rowland was a two-time All-American at West Georgia from 1980-1981 and a West Georgia Hall of Fame inductee in 2001 ... Business management major at Georgia Tech.

Career Statistics
Year	Avg	GP-GS	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	SLG%	BB	HBP	SO	GDP	OB%	SF	SH	SB-ATT	PO	A	E	FLD%
2008	.335	59-53	209	47	70	8	1	4	26	92	.440	23	1	53	0	.397	4	6	22-26	144	3	3	.980
2009	.340	58-58	247	66	84	13	4	8	39	129	.522	31	2	41	1	.411	5	4	21-26	115	5	5	.960
2010	.322	62-62	245	75	79	11	7	10	42	134	.547	39	5	68	3	.423	2	5	13-17	133	3	2	.986
TOTAL	.332	179-173	701	188	233	32	12	22	107	355	.506	93	8	162	4	.411	11	15	56-69	392	11	10	.976