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Jeff Van Houten Biography
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 01/04/2005
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Honors

2004 ?- All-NCAA Regional (South Bend)

2004 ?- NCBWA Third Team Preseason All-American

2003 ?- All-NCAA Regional Team (Fullerton)

2003 ?- Collegiate Baseball Third Team All-American

2003 ?- First Team All-Pac-10

 

Arizona 2004

College World Series (June 18-22): Batted .231 (3 for 12) with two runs scored and an RBI in three games ... Long Beach Super Regional (June 11-13): Hit .364 (4 for 11) with three RBI ... Gave Arizona its first lead in Sunday’s game with a two-run single in the 7th ... NCAA South Bend Regional (June 4-6): Was named all-regional after batting .364 (4 for 11), with a triple, three RBI and four runs scored ... #2/#1 Stanford (May 15-17): Finished 5 for 15 (.333) with four runs scored and two RBI ... at UCLA (May 7-9): Led all players with a .462 average (6 for 13) ... Scored a team-high seven runs and finished with five RBI and his third HR of the season ... at Cal (April 30-May 2): Finished 3 for 8 (.375) with a team-high four walks, three runs scored and three RBI ... at Washington (April 23-25): Hit his first HR of the year en route to a 3 for 8 (.375) weekend at the plate ... Walked six times in three starts ... UT-Pan Am (April 16-18): Hit .286 (4 for 14) with two RBI and a run scored ...  at UNLV (April 13-14): Finished 2 for 7 (.286) with three walks, four RBI and three runs scored in two starts ... at Arizona State (April 12): Went 3 for 4 with a pair of RBI and run scored ... UCLA (Apr. 8-10): Finished 3 for 10 with four runs scored in three starts ... at Oregon State (Apr. 2-4): Hit .429 (3 for 7) with a triple, four RBi and two runs scored ...  Sac State (Mar. 6-7): Hit .250 with a double, two runs scored and a RBI ...  at #15 Baylor (Feb. 27-28): Finished 2 for 5 (.400) with a double and a run scored in three appearances ... UC Irvine (Feb. 20-22): Batted .308 (4 for 13) with a RBI and two runs scored ... #8 Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 13-15): Led all players with a 6 for 12 (.500) weekend at plate ... Finished with two triples, a double, two RBI and four runs scored ... Went 3 for 5 with three runs scored in Saturday’s 10-6 win ... UC Riverside (Feb. 6-8): Got off to a slow start, managing just two hits in 13 ABs ... Scored two runs and drew a pair of walks in the series ... Went 2 for 5 with a run scored in the series-sweeping finale on Sunday.

 

Arizona 2003

Season: Became the first Arizona player since John Powers in 1996 to lead the Pac-10 in batting average (.413) ... First Arizona player since Robbie Moen in 1991 to hit over .400 in a season ... Tied for the Pac-10 lead in triples (9) and sac flies (8) and finished second in slugging (.700), third in RBIs (72) sixth in hits (88) and total bases (149) and ninth in on base percentage (.468) ... Fullerton Regional (May 30-31): Named to the all-regional team after hitting .375 (3 for 8) with a double and a RBI ... Arizona State (May 23-25): Led the team with a .364 average (4 for 11) in three games ... Oregon State (May17-19): Batted a team-high .615 (8 for 13) with a double, a triple, five runs scored and a team-high seven RBIs in three starts ... Went 5 for 5 with four RBIs and four runs scored in Saturday’s 20-6 win ... Missed out on the cycle by a home run in Saturday’s win. It marked the third time he has fallen short of the cycle by just one hit this season ... Cal (May 2-4): Finished 4 for 13 (.308) with a double, two runs scored and five RBIs in the series ... at Stanford (April 25-27): Went 3 for 10 (.300) with a triple, a RBI and a run scored in three starts ... at Washington State (April 17-19): Hit .333 (4 for 12) with two home runs (10,11), four RBIs and four runs scored in three starts ... Sac State (April 14): Went 1 for 4 with a RBI and a run scored ... Washington (April 11-13): Led Arizona with six RBIs on .417 hitting (5 for 12) ... Hit his eighth home run of the season and finished a double short of the cycle for the second straight week with a 3 for 4, 4-RBI day at the plate in Sunday’s 9-4 win ... Miami (OH) (April 4-6): Was named the Apr. 8 Pac-10 Player of the Week after finishing the series 9 for 13 (.692) with two triples, his career-high-tying seventh home run, eight RBIs and five runs scored ... Needed just a double to hit for the cycle in Sunday’s 9-4 win. Posted a career-high-tying six RBIs in the game ...  at UCLA (Mar 28-30): Finished 3 for 7 (.429) with an RBI and a run scored in two starts ... Missed Saturday’s game with sore ribs ... USC (Mar. 21-23): Hit .364 (4 for 11) with three runs scored in three games ... Had an infield single in the ninth inning of Arizona’s 6-5 victory on Saturday that turned into the game-winning run ... New Mexico (Mar. 18-19): Went 2 for 5 (.400) with a home run (his sixth), a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored ... Wagner (Mar. 13-15): Led the team with an  .857 average (6 for 7) ... Recorded a team-high six RBIs to go with four runs scored in three games  ... Hit his fifth home run of the season in Friday’s 20-0 win ... Portland (Mar. 11-12): Hit .571 (4 for 7) with a pair of home runs, a team-high eight RBIs and three runs scored in two starts ... Hit the two home runs in UA’s 19-5 win in consecutive at bats and also posted a triple for 11 total bases in the game ... #24 Texas A&M (Feb. 28- Mar. 2): Hit his second home run of the season in Arizona’s 11-0 shutout win in the series opener ... Oklahoma State (Feb. 24): Went 1 for 4 with a RBI and a run scored ... Minnesota (Feb. 21-23): Went 4 for 11 (.364) with a team-high six RBIs in three starts against the Gophers ... Hit his first home run of the season, a two run shot, in Friday’s 13-10 loss ... Went 3 for 4 with three RBIs in Saturday’s 11-5 victory ... At UC Irvine (Feb. 14-16): Led the team with a .500 average (6 for 12) and three runs scored in the series ... Baylor (Feb. 7-9): Went 4 for 11 (.364) with a pair of RBIs and two runs scored in three starts ... BYU (Jan. 30-Feb. 1): Finished the three-game series with a team-high nine hits and nine RBIs ... Hit .692 (9 for 13) for the weekend, while tying for the team lead with six runs scored ... Went 5 for 7 with five RBIs and five runs scored in Arizona’s 32-3 blowout win over the Cougars on Saturday.

 

Arizona 2002

Appeared in 43 games, making 39 starts in the outfield ... at Washington (May 24-26): Missed the final series of the season at due to a nagging wrist injury ... Washington St. (May 17-19): Went 4 for 6 with two runs scored in two games vs.... UCLA (May 10-12): Hit his seventh home run of the season, a three-run shot, against the Bruins ... at #23 USC (April 26-28) Went 5 for 15 (.333) with three RBIs and three runs scored... UNC Wilmington (Mar. 15-17): Was impressive at the plate in three games against, finishing the series 5-for-14 (.357) with eight RBIs, two home runs, including a grand slam and  five runs scored ... Dominguez Hills (Mar. 2-3): Went 4-for-9 (.444) with a bases loaded triple, five RBIs and three runs scored in two games ... UC Irvine (Feb. 22-24): Hit .545 (6-for-11) with a home run (No. 4), five runs scored and two RBIs in three games ... at Texas A&M (Feb. 15-17): Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, finished the series 3-for-9 (.333)  ... San Diego State (Feb. 7-9): Hit his third home run of the season, driving in a pair of runs in the process ... Southern Utah (Feb. 4-5): Went 2-for-5 with a home run, a double, two RBIs and two runs scored in a game ... New Mexico (Jan. 25-27): Made the most of his first career appearance with Arizona. Coming in as a pinch hitter, he went 2-for-2 with his first career home run, a RBI and two runs scored.

 

High School

Graduated from Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he played for coach Jerry Dawson ... Earned two letters as a member of the varsity team ... Was team captain his senior year ... Played with current teammate Sean Rierson ... Earned first-team All-state honors his senior season.

 

Personal

Full name: Jeff. W. Van Houten ... Born 11/14/82 in Phoenix, Ariz. ... Majoring in communications ... Son of Jim and Jeanne Kay Van Houten ... Father graduated from Arizona, mother from ASU.

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