Dave Jensen Athlete Profile

#17 Dave Jensen

Dave Jensen
Position: First Base Height: 6-3 Weight: 215 Roster Years: 1999 | 2002 Hometown: Henderson, NV Last School: Green Valley High School



All-America

  • 1999 Collegiate Baseball Freshman
  • 2002 Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger Third Team

Personal

Born in Payson, Utah ... parents are Greg and Julie ... is an Eagle Scout ... served mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Uruguay for two years ... hit .315 for the Alaska Goldpanners in summer wood-bat league ... majoring in international studies with a business minor.

At BYU

SOPHOMORE: Drafted in the third round (78th pick) by the Kansas City Royals ... selected Third-Team All-American, Louisville Slugger (Collegiate Baseball magazine) ... voted MVP NCAA Regional and All-Tournament at NCAA Regional (Los Angeles) ... averaged .632 batting in the NCAA Regional ... voted Mountain West Conference Co-Player of the Year and All-Mountain West Conference, First Team ... selected Verizon Academic All-District VIII with a 3.44 cumulative GPA ... selected as an Academic All-MWC performer ... selected as a Cougar Scholar-Athlete ... ranked among the NCAA doubles per game leaders for last half of the season ... raised batting average from .258 in mid-February to .411 by season's end ... had a 16-game hitting streak during the season ... went hitless in only eight games this season ... tied a Mountain West Conference record by hitting three doubles in the 12-5 victory at UNLV ... his two homers in game two vs. SDSU was among the best in the MWC for 2002 ... drew six intentional walks during the season ... was drafted in summer of 2001 in the 17th round by the Cleveland Indians while he was still on his Church mission. FRESHMAN: Freshman All-America by Collegiate Baseball magazine ... Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week for his performance against Southern Colorado ... ranked fourth in the NCAA with a 0.49 average in doubles.

Before BYU

Prepped at Green Valley High where he lettered three times in football and baseball ... led team in batting average, home runs and RBIs ... was all-conference ... team was state champions from 1993-98 ... drafted by the Cincinnati Reds ... coached by Roger Fairless (SUU) ... recruited by UNLV, Nevada, Hawai'i and Texas A & M.

Stats

Year    Avg.   G-GS    AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR   RBI    TB   BB   SO
1999   .368   47-44   174   39   64   23    0    6    35   105   18   24
2002   .411   63-63   263   58  108   29    0   10    69   167   33   34


1999 | Freshman Year

Freshman All-America by Collegiate Baseball magazine ... Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week for his performance against Southern Colorado ... ranked fourth in the NCAA with a 0.49 average in doubles.

2002 | Sophomore Year

Drafted in the third round (78th pick) by the Kansas City Royals ... selected Third-Team All-American, Louisville Slugger (Collegiate Baseball magazine) ... voted MVP NCAA Regional and All-Tournament at NCAA Regional (Los Angeles) ... averaged .632 batting in the NCAA Regional ... voted Mountain West Conference Co-Player of the Year and All-Mountain West Conference, First Team ... selected Verizon Academic All-District VIII with a 3.44 cumulative GPA ... selected as an Academic All-MWC performer ... selected as a Cougar Scholar-Athlete ... ranked among the NCAA doubles per game leaders for last half of the season ... raised batting average from .258 in mid-February to .411 by season's end ... had a 16-game hitting streak during the season ... went hitless in only eight games this season ... tied a Mountain West Conference record by hitting three doubles in the 12-5 victory at UNLV ... his two homers in game two vs. SDSU was among the best in the MWC for 2002 ... drew six intentional walks during the season ... was drafted in summer of 2001 in the 17th round by the Cleveland Indians while he was still on his Church mission.