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- Jonathan Merritt
Jonathan Merritt

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Douglasville, Ga.

High School:
Douglas County

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 160

Position:
SS

Birthdate:
01/13/1988

B/T:
R/R



A 2010 Preseason All-Conference USA selection.

2009 (Junior)
Named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV Second Team ... led UAB and ranked second in Conference USA with five triples ... tied for the team-lead and fifth in the conference with 18 doubles, the seventh-highest single-season total in school history ... hit by a pitch 11 times, tying for the fourth-highest total in the league ... his 20 stolen bases tied for second on the team and fifth in C-USA ... logged a career-best 13-game hitting streak from March 20 through April 4, marking the longest streak by a Blazer in 2009 ... also had a 10-game hitting streak ... hit safely in 23 of 24 games from March 3 through April 4 ... finished with 23 multi-hit games on the season to tie for the team-lead ... tallied a season-best three hits on six occasions ... reached the 30-RBI mark for the third straight year ... drove in a season-best three runs May 6 at Jacksonville State ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2008 (Sophomore)
Played in and started 58 of a possible 60 games as the Blazers' shortstop ... tied a single-season school record with 68 runs scored, the fourth-highest total in Conference USA that season ... ranked ninth in the league with 169 assists ... posted a .324 batting average with nine home runs, 14 doubles and 30 RBI ... also drew 34 walks ... ranked second on the team with 15 stolen bases, including five games with multiple steals ... managed a .502 slugging percentage ... tallied 19 games with multiple hits and five contests with mulitple RBI ... posted his best offensive game of the season March 18 versus Mississippi State when he went 5-for-6 with two home runs, one double, three RBI, three runs scored and two steals ... matched his season-high of three RBI on three other occasions ... collected four hits in six different games ... scored a season-high four runs May 17 in the regular season finale against Southern Miss ... tallied his second two-homer game of the season May 13 against Troy ... recorded a triple May 23 in a Conference USA tournament victory over Houston ... ended the season on a six-game hitting streak, including four games with multiple hits ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2007 (Freshman)
Played and started 54 games ... named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team ... led the team with a .364 batting average in C-USA play ... ranked third on the club and tied for ninth in C-USA with 13 steals ... ranked eighth in the league in both double plays (39) and assists (154) ... had 14 multi-hit games, including two four-hit efforts, while also posting multiple RBI eight times ... was a .556 (5-for-9) hitter in ninth-inning at-bats ... led the club with a .355 batting average in April ... went 4-for-5 with two RBI against No. 29 East Carolina on May 17 ... had three RBI, a home run and two runs scored at Troy May 8 ... provided the game-winning home run, the first of his career, with an 11th inning blast at Tulane May 4 ... had a nine-game hit streak from April 6-21, including six multi-hit games ... went 7-for-13 in the Memphis series with four runs scored ... started his nine-game hit streak with a 4-for-5 effort, two RBI and two runs scored at Houston on April 6 ... had three RBI and two runs scored in his first C-USA game against UCF on March 30 ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... awarded C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal ... spent the summer playing with the Eau Claire (Wis.) Express.

High School
Was a four-year player under head coach Alan Adair at Douglas County High School ... was tabbed one of the nation's top prospects, being ranked the 215th-best player in the high school class of 2006 by Perfect Game ... earned all-county recognition as a junior after hitting .302 with 22 stolen bases and a .512 on-base percentage ... was named to the all-tournament prospect team at the Perfect Game National Underclass Showcase in Ft. Myers, Fla. ... maintained a perfect GPA of 4.0 throughout high school and was awarded the 2005 Georgia Certificate of Merit at the conclusion of his junior year.

Personal
Jonathan Mark Merritt ... born Jan. 13, 1988 ... parents are Mark and Jackie Merritt ... has one brother and one sister ... major is industrial distribution.