2001: Started all 50 games in which he played as a junior: 46 at first base and four in left field...earned first-team All-Conference USA and second-team All-Louisiana recognition...despite missing 19 games due to a broken wrist suffered in the season opener, finished tied for third on the team in stolen bases (15), fourth in home runs (10), fifth in RBI (53) and seventh in hits (68) and total bases (108)...had 25 multiple-hit games and 14 multiple-RBI contests...tallied a team-best 18-game hitting streak from April 13 through May 13 when he hit .410 (32-for-78)...once fully recovered from the wrist injury, hit .346 the rest of the season...got off to a slow start in the C-USA Tournament, but turned it on in the final four outings when he hit .421 (8-for-19) with seven RBI...hit .364 (4-for-11) in the New Orleans Regional; drew three walks vs. Southern (May 25) but ripped Oklahoma State (May 26, 27) for two singles, a double and a home run, four RBI and three runs scored in the final two games...had three or more hits four times, including four-hit performances vs. Cincinnati (March 23), at Charlotte (April 7) and at Southern Miss (April 21)...tallied a season-high five RBI vs. Houston (April 14) and at Southern Miss (April 21)...had four multiple extra-base hit contests, including two-homer outings vs. Houston (April 14), at Southern Miss (April 21) and at Louisville (May 11)...off the diamond, earned C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll recognition.
2000: Started all 61 games as a sophomore: 39 at second base, 20 in left field, one in right and one at designated hitter...earned first-team All-Conference USA honors and second-team All-Louisiana recognition after leading the team in runs scored (69) and walks (51), ranking second in home runs (12), third in batting average (.338), slugging percentage (.573), total bases (125) and doubles (19), and ranking fifth in hits (76)...ranked second in C-USA in runs scored, fifth in slugging percentage and walks, sixth in total bases, tied for seventh in home runs and tied for eighth in doubles...had 18 multiple-hit games and 13 multiple-RBI contests...recorded a .901 slugging percentage and a .562 batting average against C-USA opponents...hit safely in 46 of 51 games, including a seven-game streak from Feb. 26 through March 8 when he hit .416 (10-for-24)...recorded a team-best 14-game hitting streak from April 21 through May 14 when he hit .423 (25-for-59)...had three or more hits nine times, including a 5-for-5 performance at UAB (April 14) when he had two home runs, a triple, four runs scored and tied a career-high with six RBI...earned C-USA Player of the Week honors on May 1 after going 10-for-21 with two home runs, two doubles, six runs scored and five RBI in five games...earned all-tournament honors at the Winn Dixie Showdown (Feb. 18-20) after hitting .500 (5-for-10) with a double, four walks, four runs scored and three RBI against Auburn, Alabama and UNO.
1999: Started all 65 games at second base as a true freshman...became the first player in Tulane history to earn National Freshman of the Year honors, earning the distinction from Baseball America, College Baseball Insider and Collegiate Baseball...earned first-team All-America recognition from College Baseball Insider and second-team All-America honors from Baseball America, Baseball Weekly, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association...also earned first-team Freshman All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball, and garnered first-team All-Conference USA and C-USA Freshman of the Year and league All-Freshman Team recognition...ranked 13th among NCAA Division I players with 1.38 runs per game...led the team in hits (104), runs scored (90), doubles (22), triples (4) and total bases (194) while finishing second in batting average (.374) and slugging percentage (.698), and tied for third in home runs (20)...led C-USA in runs scored and total bases, second in hits and RBI, tied for third in home runs, fourth in slugging percentage and eighth in C-USA in batting average...led Tulane with 35 multiple-hit games and ranked third on the team with 19 multiple-RBI outings...hit safely in 55 of 66 games, including an 18-game hitting streak when he hit .407 (33-for-81) from April 23 through May 29, and a 12-game streak when he hit .523 (23-for-44) from Feb. 13 through March 2...had three or more hits on 12 occasions, including a season-high four hits at Charlotte (March 19) and vs. Southeastern Louisiana (April 20)...had at least four RBI seven times, including five-RBI showings vs. Cincinnati (March 28) and against the Bearcats in the C-USA Tournament (May 19), and a career-best six-RBI contest at Charlotte (March 21)...earned C-USA Player of the Week honors on March 29 after going 9-for-16 with three home runs, three doubles, nine RBI and seven runs scored in four games...fell a single shy of hitting for the cycle at Nicholls State (March 9) and posted four two-home run games...off the diamond, earned C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll recognition.
Summer Ball: Spent summer 2000 with the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod League where he tallied 34 hits, ranked second on the squad with 11 doubles and finished fourth on the team with 18 RBI...earned a tryout with Team USA in 1999.
High School: Four-year starter at Brazoswood High for coach Bill Poland, seeing time at shortstop and third base...selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 34th round of the 1998 draft...earned All-District 24-5A and All-Brazoria County honors all four years...as a senior, hit .536, earning district and county MVP recognition and All-Greater Houston honors by the Houston Chronicle...hit .500 as a freshman and junior, belting three home runs both years...named District Newcomer of the Year as a freshman when he finished fourth in the Greater Houston Area in hitting...also lettered twice in football where he played quarterback, kicker and punter...off the diamond, was a member of the National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is James Lee Jurries...born April 13, 1979 in Freeport, Texas...son of Jimmy and Betty Jo Jurries...has one sister, Jobeth Williams...majoring in business.