TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009
Jeremy Gillan named ESPN the Magazine First Team Academic All-America
Senior Jeremy Gillan
Senior Jeremy Gillan
After earning several accolades for his play on the field, senior catcher Jeremy Gillan is garnering awards for his work in the classroom, earning first team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors.

The Port St. Lucie, Fla. native posted a 3.74 GPA as an exercise science major to earn the honor for the first time. He also garnered Atlantic Sun Conference all-academic honors and was named to the Dean’s List last season.

“It does not surprise me that Jeremy has received this tremendous honor,” said JU head coach Terry Alexander. “His hard work on the field has been a major factor towards us playing in a regional this weekend and now his hard work in the classroom has made him an All-American.”

After transferring from Indian River CC last season, he led the Dolphins in hits (83), doubles (10), home runs (9), RBI (60), total bases (120), slugging percentage (.545), sacrifice flies (6), multi-hit games (27), multi-RBI games (16) and fielding percentage (.987) en route to second team all-conference honors.

A preseason all-conference selection this year, Gillan leads the squad with a .396 batting average, 19 doubles, 136 total bases, a .484 on-base percentage and a .673 slugging percentage. Defensively, he has been just as stellar by not committing an error while gunning down 14-of-34 (.412) base runners on the year.

Gillan is currently ranked second in the nation amongst collegiate catchers by Rivals.com’s College Power Rankings. He also earned first team all-conference honors and was named to the A-Sun All-Tournament team over the weekend.