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- Jamal Austin
Jamal Austin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kennesaw, Ga.

High School:
Harrison

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 170

Position:
OF

B/T:
R/R



A Preseason All-Conference USA selection ... enters the season seventh in school history with 48 career steals.

2010 (Sophomore)
· All-Conference USA Second-Team selection
· Hit .422 over the season's final 29 games
· Hit .418 in conference play to rank fourth in C-USA
· Led the league with 28 stolen bases and ranked 28th nationally with an average of 0.58 steals per game
· Ranked as the 57th-toughest player in NCAA Division I to strike out with just 15 strikeouts in 209 at-bats
· Led UAB with 76 hits and three triples and ranked third on the team with 13 doubles
· Posted 29 RBI from his leadoff spot in the order
· Hit safely in 12 straight games from April 2-18, the longest streak for a UAB player in 2010
· Led the team with 24 multiple-hit games, seven games with three hits and three games with four hits
· Hit first career home run April 21 at Samford and added another one May 9 at Memphis
· Selected as an All-Star over the summer playing for the Lima Locos in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League

2009 (Freshman)
· Conference USA All-Freshman Team selection
· Played in 51 games with 46 starts in center field
· Ranked second on the team and fifth in C-USA with 20 stolen bases in just 23 attempts
· Was perfect on his first 18 steals attempts of the season
· UAB's second-leading hitter in conference play at .337
· Posted 17 multiple-hit games, including three hits on six occasions
· Committed just four errors and logged seven outfield assists
· Had the go-ahead, two-RBI triple in UAB's regular season-ending win over Rice (May 16)

High School
· Played baseball at Harrison High School for head coach Mark Elkins
· Selected by the Houston Astros in the 50th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft
· Atlanta Journal Constitution All-Northwest Player of the Year, Marietta Daily Journal Player of the Year and first-team all-state in 2008
· Chosen second-team all-county as a junior in 2007
· Won an AAU Junior Olympics National Championship with his 16-Under team
· Also played four years of high school football

Personal
Jamal Kamari Austin ... born Aug. 26, 1990 ... parents are Gerald and Miracle Austin ... has one brother ... major is history with a minor in secondary education.