The Big East Player of the Year and Xavier baseball star Andre Jernigan was officially named a Louisville Slugger Third Team All-American after a season that has seen the shortstop crush the competition with a slugging percentage of .572, 40 RBI, and rank 48th overall in home runs with 13.
This marks the first time in Xavier history that a baseball player has been honored with the Louisville Slugger Award and his impressive play has helped make it possible for the team to tie the school record for fielding percentage.
Jernigan has been a stud at turning double plays this season, as he has played a part in 40 double troubles this season, causing Xavier to be ranked amongst the best at turning double plays this season.
Jernigan got hot in Big East play as he batted an impressive .274, knocked in 15 RBI’s, and sent three balls over the fence. The current Big East player of the year led Xavier in doubles with 17 and triples with 4.
Both Jernigan and Xavier seek to avenge an NCAA tournament loss to Vanderbilt two years ago this coming Friday night in Nashville as they are set to take on the Commodores once again in this year’s NCAA tournament.