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Jeff Van Houten
Jeff Van Houten

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Paradise Valley, Ariz.

High School:
Chaparral

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 170

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
11/14/1982

Honors
2004 - NCBWA Third Team Preseason All-American
2004 - Collegiate Baseball Third Team Preseason All-American
2003 - Collegiate Baseball Third Team All-American
2003 - First Team All-Pac-10
2003 - All-NCAA Regional Team (Fullerton)

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 ... at #4 Arizona State (May 23-25): Led the team with a .364 average (4 for 11) in three games ... Oregon State (May 17-19): 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 ... #10 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 (.667) with two runs scored in two games ... 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 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 ... Played with current teammates Zach Bies, Kevin Guyette and Scott Burns... 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.

Career Stats

Year       Avg   GP-GS     AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR  RBI   BB   SO   SB-ATT
2002....  .295   43-39    149   36   44   10    3    7   34   24   29    5-10
2003....  .413   57-56    213   53   88   10    9   11   72   24   27    9-13
TOTAL...  .365  100-95    362   89  132   20   12   18  106   48   56   14-23


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