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Jake Mangum

School

Mississippi State University

Position
Outfield
Major
Business Administration
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Classroom

Jake Mangum has been named a Dean’s Scholar during his career. He earned SEC Academic Honor Roll once and was named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll as a freshman.

Character

Mangum personifies the true ideals of being a student-athlete. He is dedicated to finishing his degree, gives incredible effort on the field, is gracious in victory and defeat and is a contributing member in the community. Mangum is usually the first one on the field and last one off, taking time to talk to fans in the stands, sign autographs or do postgame interviews.

“Jake is a mentor to our young kids, and Mississippi State is lucky to have him. For our younger guys to see how he goes about his business will help build our culture for years to come. I’ve coached a lot of great kids and a lot of hard workers, but between the lines, Jake is as hard-nose as you’ll ever see. For a coach, when your All-American has that attitude, it’s a blessing.” - Head Coach Chris Lemonis

Community

Mangum takes every opportunity to contribute to the program’s community service efforts, including spending time at events like the Challenger League, which is a special needs baseball league, along with other events. Never one to try and attract the spotlight, Mangum is always willing to pose for a photo, sign an autograph or simply have a conversation with fans and spectators.

Competition

The hardest-working student-athlete on the roster, both in practice and competition, he is on pace to become the SEC’s all-time hits leader. Already among the school’s career leader in hits, Mangum can become the all-time games played leader as well. Entering the season, he owned a hit in 83% of his games started and reached base in 90% of his games started (176 starts). Magnum led the SEC with 101 hits in 2018 and paced the conference in batting average (.408) as a freshman. A three-time All-SEC selection, Mangum earned All-America honors as a freshman and junior and won the ABCA Rawlings Gold Glove in 2018. He is a three-time preseason candidate for the Golden Spikes Award.