Anderson Named First-Team Academic All-American


June 6, 2000

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Big Ten Pitcher of the Year Jason Anderson was named a first-team Academic All-American the GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America committee announced today. Anderson, who has already received second-team All-America honors to go along with being named the MVP of the Big Ten Baseball Tournament and a member of the NCAA Clemson Regional All-Tournament team, posted a 14-3 record on the mound this year with a 3.15 ERA. He set single season school records for wins (14) and innings pitched (134.1) while leading Illinois to its fifth-consecutive postseason berth.

Anderson, a junior with a 3.33 GPA in accounting, owns a 29-5 career record at Illinois. He picked up three wins and three complete games in 10 days of postseason play, winning two games at the Big Ten Tournament, including the championship game over Penn State, and one at the NCAA Regional. The two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection owns a 5-0 career record in the postseason and ranks among Illinois' career leaders in wins, innings, winning percentage and strikeouts. He has won the most games of any Illini pitcher in three years and owns a 13-3 career record in conference play.