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Jack Anderson

School

Oregon State

Position
Outfielder
Major
Kinesiology

Classroom

Jack Anderson has been named an All-Academic First Team selection the last two seasons while studying kinesiology. He was also named a CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 selection last season. He will be attending Regis University in Denver after earning his degree and pursue a doctorate in physical therapy.

Character

Anderson is one of the hardest-working players on the team. He did not make the team during the 2014 season and instead redshirted. The following year, he played sparingly but working hard, and he has made significant contributions the past two seasons. As evidenced by his many community and campus activities, he believes in helping and doing more for others. He also participates in a quarterly program called Captains Table, which is a leadership program at OSU. He has also been Oregon State baseball’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council Vice President.

Community

During his tenure at Oregon State, Anderson has been one of the most active student-athletes in the community. In doing so, he has also helped gather more players to participate, serving as the “baseball community service liaison.” In addition to participating each term in Health Services Pipeline at OSU, his other community service activities include the following: Baseball’s #DamWorthIt (mental health initiative) campaign representative, Tim Tebow’s Night To Shine, I-5 Winter Coat Drive, the humane society, the 2017 Special Olympics, Beavers Without Borders (help build homes in international countries), Community IMPACT volunteer (children with disabilities), visiting Veteran’s DA VA homes, pen pal program with fifth-graders, helping lead a shoe and equipment drive, visiting Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital in Portland, speaker at his hometown little league, youth basketball camp volunteer, Candle Lighters fishing trip mentor, Fire Safety Day volunteer, and a track restoration project at a local middle school. He has also been an Oregon State baseball camp volunteer.

Competition

Anderson has seen significant action in the outfield the last two seasons, playing in 108 games, including 78 starts. Over those two seasons, he has batted .271 and .281, respectively, with nine doubles, one triple, one home run and 52 RBI. He also has been issued 54 walks to just 44 strikeouts for his career so far, and has a .989 fielding percentage, committing two errors in 113 career games. In 2017, he was recognized by the Pac-12 as an All-Conference selection.