Honor Roll - Academic All-Big Ten 2001
2001 - Started 11 games and appeared in 19 ... Posted a 3-6 record with 5.95 ERA ... Wins came against Western Michigan, Southern Illinois and Iowa ... Despite pitching six strong innings giving up just two earned runs lost to Kentucky at Illini Desert Classic ... Despite career-high nine strikeouts and allowing only two earned runs picked up loss at Indiana State ... Picked up first career victory vs. Western Michigan scattering nine hits over eight innings and allowing two earned runs while striking out six ... First Big Ten win came vs. Iowa, went five innings allowing three runs and striking out five in a game Illinois held on to win 4-3 ... Averaged 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings and posted a team-high strikeout to walk ratio of 2.8:1.
Prior to Illinois - Pitched three years (one medical redshirt) at the College of Southern Idaho ... A 1999 junior college all-star at Southern Idaho ... An all-star for the San Luis Obispo (California) Blues during the past two summers ... Also named to the California state all-tournament team the past to summers. ... An academic All-American and member of the school's Dean's List while at Southern Idaho.
High School - Earned two varsity letters in baseball ... A two-time all-state selection and the 1997 county baseball MVP ... Participated in 1997 baseball all-star game.
Personal - Born March 7, 1979 ... Parents are Jeff and Barbara Gold ... Majoring in English ... Brother, Nate, plays baseball at Gonzaga University ... Hobbies include snowboarding and drawing ... Lists biggest thrill in sports as throwing three consecutive no-hitters in 1996 ... Favorite player is Nomar Garciaparra because he plays the game how it's supposed to be played - with respect ... Hopes to further his baseball career after graduation and to then become an artist, advertiser or writer ... Lists his father as the biggest influence on his athletic career because he "always pushed me to work that much harder."
Josh Gold Career Statistics
Josh Gold Career Big Ten Statistics