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Jeremy Schaffer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bellaire, Texas

High School:
Bellaire

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205

Position:
C

Birthdate:
01/16/1990

Bats/Throws:
R/R

Jeremy Schaffer

06/28/2012

Season Recap: Baseball's 2012 Campaign

Seven Earn All-Conference USA Honors, Five Honored as All-State

06/26/2012

Five Players Named to All-Louisiana Squad

Ponder, Schaffer Each Earn Selection to All-State First Team

06/06/2012

Two Players Taken on Final Day of MLB Draft

Schaffer Picked by St. Louis Cardinals in 18th Round of MLB First Year Player Draft

06/01/2012

Baseball Places Two on Academic All-America Squad

Boudreaux and Schaffer Become First Tulane Pair to Earn Academic All-America Accolades in same Season

05/26/2012

Late Runs Push UCF Past Baseball at C-USA Championships

Schneeberger Smacks Fifth Home Run of 2012 in First Inning Versus Knights

Schaffer's Career Honors
Year Honor/Award
2012 College Sports Madness Third Team All-America
2012 CoSIDA/Capital One 2nd Team Academic All-America
2012 CoSIDA Academic All-District
2012 First Team All-Conference USA
2012 First Team All-Louisiana
2012 Johnny Bench Award Semifinalist
2012 Conference USA All-Academic Team
2012 Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American
2011 First Team All-Conference USA
2011 First Team All-Louisiana
2009 Baseball America Freshman All-American
2009 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
2009 NCBWA Freshman All-American
2009 Rivals.com Freshman All-American
2009 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
2009 First Team All-Conference USA
2009 Conference USA All-Tournament Team


Career Notes: Was just the second player in school history to earn First Team All-Conference USA three times in a career (J. Jurries, 1999-2002)...posted 75 multi-hit and 54 multi-RBI games in his career...career-long 11 game hitting streak came during his junior season (April 8 - April 22, 2011)...accounted for the game winning run 20 times in his career...ranks among the top-20 in Conference USA history in home runs (41, 20th) and RBIs (194, 18th)...finished among the school's top-ten in Sacrifice Flies (17, 2nd), Putouts (1,226, 5th), Home Runs (41, 8th), RBIs (194, 8th), Games Started (217, 8th), Doubles (57, 9th), and at-bats (815, 10th).

2012 (Senior): Named to the Second Team CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-America squad...earned First Team CoSIDA Academic All-District and Conference USA All-Academic Team...earned Third Team All-America accolades from College Sports Madness...selected as one of ten semifinalists for the prestigious Johnny Bench Award...garnered First Team All-Conference USA...named to the All-Louisiana First Team by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association...started all 58 games...started 49 games at catcher, six games at first base and three games at designated hitter...led Conference USA with 20 base runners caught stealing and was among leaders in seven offensive categories; doubles (19, 2nd), RBI (49, 3rd), walks (41, 4th), home runs (9, 4th), total bases (117, 5th), slugging (.537, 5th) and on-base percentage (.434, 8th)...drove in the game winning run six times in 2012; Alabama (3/2), Nicholls State (4/10), at UAB (4/14), at East Carolina (4/28), Southern Miss (5/5) and Louisiana-Lafayette (5/8)...posted 20 multi-hit and a team-high 15 multi-RBI contests...owned a season long nine game hitting streak from May 8 - May 25 and a pair of eight game hitting streaks from March 16 - March 27 and again from April 4 - April 13...season long reached base streak reached 16 games from February 17 - March 11...led the team in games started (58), games played (58), RBIs, doubles, home runs, total bases and walks...was second on the squad in slugging, hits (71), sacrifice flies (3) and putouts (349)...was third in at-bats (218) and on-base, fourth in batting average (.326) and fifth in runs scored ( 41) and assists (45)...was a part of four double plays...singled, walked and boasted a pair of RBIs in the season opener versus Siena (2/17)...had three hits - including a home run - with two RBIs at Louisiana-Monroe (2/21)...had four hits - including a home run - five walks, four RBIs and scored a run in each game of a three game set versus Indiana (2/24-26)...doubled twice and walked versus Southeastern Louisiana (2/28)...had two hits - including a double - in each of the first two games versus Alabama (3/2-3)...walked twice, scored a run and drove in an RBI in the series finale with Alabama (3/4)...homered in the series opener at Wichita State (3/9)...in three games versus Brown (3/16-18) he posted seven hits - including two home runs - scored five runs, walked three times, was hit-by-pitch twice and drove in eight RBIs...closed out the series with UMBC (3/25) with a pair of singles, two walks and three runs scored...had three hits, a runs scored and a stolen base at Southeastern Louisiana (3/27)...singled, homered, scored twice and drove in three RBIs in the middle game of a series at Memphis (3/31)...had two hits, scored a run and drove in an RBI versus Alcorn State (4/4)...drove in two RBIs in the series opener versus #9 Rice (4/5)...added two hits versus #9 Rice (4/6) in the middle game of the series...doubled and collected an RBI versus Nicholls State (4/10)...homered and plated three RBIs against Alcorn State (4/11)...had four hits - including a home run and a double - with four runs scored and three RBIs in the series opener at UAB (4/13)...walked twice and scored a run in the middle game at UAB (4/14)...singled, doubled and homered to go along with two runs scored and three RBIs in the series finale at UAB (4/15)...had a hit and a walk in each of the first two games versus #19 UCF (4/20-21) and walked twice in the series finale with the Knights (4/22)...singled, doubled, walked twice and plated two RBIs against Northwestern State (4/24)...had a single and an RBI in the series opener at East Carolina (4/27)...chipped in a pair of base hits in the series finale at East Carolina (4/29)...singled and had two RBIs at #4 LSU (5/1)...singled, walked twice and had two RBIs in the middle game of a series with Southern Miss (5/5)...singled, doubled and plated three RBIs against Louisiana-Lafayette (5/8)...doubled and had two RBIs in the series opener at Houston (5/11)...doubled twice versus Houston (5/12) in the middle game of the series and had a pair of hits, a walk, a RBI and two runs scored in the series finale with the Cougars (5/13)...doubled and stole a base in each of the first two game versus Marshall (5/17-18)...singled and scored a run versus East Carolina (5/23) at the Conference USA Tournament...doubled and plated an RBI against UAB (5/25) at the Conference USA Tournament.

2011 (Junior): Named First Team All-Conference USA and First Team All-State by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association...was named Conference USA Player of the Week and College Baseball Insider Central Region Player of the Week on March 21...started all 57 games during the season...started games at catcher (37), third base (5) and designated hitter (15)...drove in the game winning run six times in 2011 - versus Northwestern State (3/2), New Orleans (3/19), Southeastern Louisiana (4/19) and Memphis (5/8) and at Southern Miss (3/26) and UCF (4/8)...led the team in batting average (.338), slugging (.552) and on-base (.447) percentages, runs scored (45), hits (71), RBI's (37), doubles (23), home runs (6), total bases (116) and walks (39)...sat second on the team in fielding chances (294) and putouts (234)...was third on the squad in triples (2)...ranked 18th in the NCAA in doubles...posted a team-high 20 multi-hit games and ten multi-RBI contests...reached base safely in the team's first 13 games...owned the team's longest hitting streak at 11 games from April 8-April 22 and also owned a hitting streak of nine games from March 15-March 27...owned a season-best reached base streak of 14 games from April 27-May 21...doubled for one of his two hits in the season opener against Sam Houston State (2/18)...posted five hits, five RBI's and scored two runs in a three game series with George Washington (2/25-2/27)...had three hits - including a double - with an RBI versus Northwestern State (3/2)...doubled three times and scored two runs in the series finale at Ole Miss (3/6)...singled, walked twice, scored a run and drove in an RBI in the series opener against Wichita State (3/11)...had four hits, with a double and a triple, scored four runs and plated three RBI's against Alcorn State (3/16)...posted eight hits - including four doubles - with four runs scored and two RBI's in a three-game set versus New Orleans (3/18-3/20)...reached base four times, with a double home run and two walks, scored three times and plated two RBI's in the second game of a series at Southern Miss (3/26)...singled three times in the middle game of a series with Houston (4/2)...had two hits - including a three-run home run - with two runs scored in the series opener at UCF (4/8)...drove in three runs in the series finale with UCF (4/10)...homered in four straight games from April 8-April 13...drove in two runs against South Alabama (4/13)...had two hits in back-to-back games to open a series at Rice (4/15 & 4/16)...doubled for one of his two hits, scored twice and drove in two RBI's against Southeastern Louisiana (4/19)...doubled, homered and scored twice at LSU (5/3)...singled, walked three times and scored twice in the middle game of a series with Memphis (5/7)...walked three times and scored once in the series finale against Memphis (5/8)...walked twice in both games of a twinbill at Marshall (5/13)...doubled twice, scored three runs and drove in four RBI's in the series finale at Marshall (5/15)...walked twice and scored a run versus Houston (5/27) at the Conference USA Tournament.

2010 (Sophomore): Started all 45 games in which he appeared...started games at catcher (43), first base (1) and designated hitter (1)...plated the game winning run six times during the season...ranked second on the team in slugging percentage (.531), RBI's (52), home runs (12), fielding chances (353) and putouts (316)...threw out a team-best 13 base runners...ranked among the Conference USA leaders in putouts(8th) and fielding chances (9th)...was among the NCAA National Top-100 in RBI's Per Game (95th, 1.16)...posted 15 multi-hit games and 13 multi-RBI contests...posted a nine game hitting streak from May 2 through May 18...also carried a pair of seven game hitting streaks (4/2-14 and 4/20-30)...drove in an RBI during each game of his nine game hitting streak (5/2-18)...opened the season with a two-for-four contest and an RBI against Boston College (2/19)...homered, singled and drove in five RBI's in the series finale versus Boston College (2/21)...went three-for-four with a double, home run, three runs scored and three RBI's versus New Orleans (2/24)...homered against #19 Ole Miss (3/5) in the series opener...singled, walked, scored twice and drove in a pair of RBI's in the first game of a double-header with Towson (3/13)...singled, walked and scored twice in the middle game of a series with St. Mary's (3/20)...homered and drove in three RBI's in the series finale with Marshall (3/28)...hit a first inning grand slam, scored twice and stole a base in the series opener at East Carolina (4/2)...homered and drove in a pair of runs in the series finale at East Carolina (4/3)...singled twice, scored a run and plated an RBI in the second game of a series with Rice (4/10)...homered, walked and drove in two RBI's in the series opener against UNLV (4/16)...posted four hits - including a pair of home runs - scored three runs and drove in four RBI's in a three game set at Memphis (4/23-25)...doubled twice and walked in three at-bats in the series opener against Southern Miss (4/30)...homered and drove in two RBI's in back-to-back games against Southern Miss (5/2) and Louisiana-Monroe (5/4)...posted five hits with two doubles, scored twice and plated five runs in a three-game series at Houston (5/7-9)...had one RBI in each game of a series at UAB (5/14-16)...posted two hits and scored a pair of runs in the second game of the series at UAB (5/15)...was two-for-three with a walk and three RBI's in the season finale against UCF (5/22).

2009 (Freshman): Earned Freshman All-American honors from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball Magazine, National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and Rivals.com...named First Team All-Conference USA...was a member of the Conference USA All-Freshman Team...started 57 games at either catcher (50) or designated hitter (seven)...third on the team with a .311 batting average...second on the team with 14 home runs, 56 runs batted in and a .566 slugging percentage...his 14 home runs tied for sixth in Conference USA...posted 20 multi-hit games and 16 multi-RBI games, both second on the team...held an 11-game hit streak from March 20 to April 5...posted a two-for-four day with three RBI and a home run against LeMoyne (Feb. 22)...racked up three RBI on a three-for-three day at the plate with a double and a triple against UC Irvine (March 13)...homered and posted three RBI in back-to -back games against Northern Colorado (March 21 & 22)...blasted two home runs to go with four RBI and four runs scored in a three-for-four performance against UCF (April 11)...season-high five runs batted in against Nicholls State as part of a two-for-three day with a home run...also added a three-for-four day with three RBI and a homer against UNO (April 22).

About Jeremy Schaffer

Prep: Four-year letterman at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas for coach Rocky Manuel...batted .404 with eight home runs, 40 RBI during his senior campaign while tallying 12 home runs and 58 RBI during his junior year...earned all-state honors during his junior and seniors years, in addition to all-district distinctions in 2006-2008...led the Cardinals to a Region 3 Championship in 2008 while also being selected to play in the Texas State 5A-4A All-Star game...finished his prep career with 22 home runs.

Personal: Born Jeremy Ryan Schaffer on January 16, 1990 in Houston, Texas...son of Jack and Suzy Schaffer...has one older sister, Alyssa, and one younger brother, Jonathan...intends to major in business.

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