Cal's Conor Jackson Named Pac-10 Player of the Week

April 21, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, CA - California junior third baseman Conor Jackson has been selected as the Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week for Apr. 14-20, it was announced today by Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen.

Jackson, from Woodland Hills, Calif., was 10-for-15 (.667) with two doubles, two home runs and four RBI last week in the Bears' 13-2 Apr. 15 win at Saint Mary's and the 2-1 Apr. 17-19 series victory over USC. He went 4-for-5 with a double Apr. 15 against the Gaels, and was 6-for-10 versus the Trojans with a double, two home runs and four RBI. On Apr. 18 versus USC, Jackson was 3-for-3 with a two-run homer in the fourth inning. On Apr. 19 versus the Trojans, he was 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in the fifth inning. Jackson is now leading Cal with a .369 average and a .547 on-base percentage, and has 10 doubles, six home runs and 28 RBI, despite missing seven games to start the season.

Jackson, a preseason All-American and a member of last summer's USA National Team, is now the third Cal player to earn a Pac-10 Player or Pitcher of the Week honor this season. Freshman shortstop Allen Craig was the Feb. 11 Pac-10 Player of the Week, and sophomore right-hander Jesse Ingram was the Apr. 8 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week.

The Player of the Week honor is the second for Jackson in his career (also Apr. 22, 2002) and the 36th selection all-time for California. The Bears are currently 23-19 overall and 8-7 in the Pac-10, hosting Santa Clara Tuesday, Apr. 22 at Evans Diamond, before traveling to Seattle for a three-game conference series versus Washington, Apr. 25-27.

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