Conor Jackson Named First Team All-Pac-10

May 28, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, CA - University of California first baseman Conor Jackson was selected to the 2003 All-Pac-10 Baseball Team, it was announced May 27 by Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen.

Jackson concluded the 2003 campaign batting .388 with 14 doubles, one triple, 10 home runs, 44 RBI and a Pac-10 leading .538 on-base percentage. He hit a home run in each of the Bears' three games in the final Pac-10 series May 9-11 against Stanford and was the April 21 Pac-10 Player of the Week. Jackson was also a member of the All-Pac-10 team as a sophomore in 2002.

Three other Cal players were named Pac-10 Honorable Mention - junior shortstop Jeff Dragicevich, junior catcher Chris Grossman and junior right fielder Brian Horwitz.

Dragicevich finished the year batting .292 with 11 doubles, two home runs and 18 RBI. He hit .326 versus Pac-10 competition, starting 21 games at third base and 32 games at shortstop for the Bears.

In 2003 Grossman had a breakout season, batting .341 with 16 doubles, eight home runs and 45 RBI, leading the Bears in hits (72), doubles (16) and total bases (112). During the year, he had two game-tying home runs, a game-winning home run Feb. 7 versus Loyola Marymount and a game-winning RBI single in the 12th inning Mar. 14 versus UC Irvine. Grossman is also one of 10 semifinalists for the Johnny Bench Award as the nation's top collegiate catcher.

Horwitz batted .347 with 10 doubles, two triples, six home runs and a team-leading 47 RBI this year. He tied a school record with eight RBI Feb. 14 versus Texas-Pan American, and had a game-winning home run Feb. 11 versus San Jose State and a game-winning RBI Feb. 16 versus Nebraska.

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