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Jackson Cramer

School

West Virginia University

Position
First Base
Major
Finance

Classroom

Jackson Cramer has been committed to academics and shown success in the classroom every semester at WVU, and he has been honored for his academics every year. Cramer was named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team as a junior, the Academic All-Big 12 First Team as a sophomore and the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team as a freshman. Additionally, he has been named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll, the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll and the dean’s list throughout his career.

Character

Cramer is in a unique position as one of two seniors this year and, therefore, truly in a leadership position. With 29 freshmen and sophomores and just four juniors and six seniors on the roster, Cramer is being watched in everything he does. While his every move is under a microscope, he has stepped into that leadership role. After being a leader on the field throughout his career, Cramer has adapted to become a strong leader off the field and in the locker room as well. He succeeds on the field, academically and as a positive role model for his teammates.

Community

Throughout his WVU career, Cramer has been involved and served as a role model within the Morgantown community. In addition to interacting with fans and community members on gamedays, Cramer and his teammates have volunteered at various functions in the Morgantown community, including the Color Me Rad 5K Run.

Competition

During his career, Cramer has proven to be one of best players in the Big 12 Conference. He was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team as a sophomore and junior. Entering his senior season, Cramer had played in 148 games with 126 starts, including more than 50 starts in both 2015 and 2016 at first base. Cramer had a breakout 2016 season, in which he was a three-time Big 12 Player of the Week honoree, becoming the fifth player in conference history to earn three player of the week accolades in a single season. As a junior, Cramer led the team with 45 RBI, a .535 slugging percentage and a .416 on-base percentage. He was second on the team with nine home runs, 60 hits, 14 doubles and 32 walks, and was third with a .300 batting average and 34 runs scored. He had a team-best 11 multi-RBI games and was second with 19 multi-hit games. Additionally, he finished third on the team with four game-winning RBIs.