CLINTON, S.C. – Presbyterian College outfielder Weston Jackson has been named to the Louisville Slugger All-America Third Team by the Collegiate Baseball newspaper, the organization announced on Thursday. Jackson is the first PC player to be named an All-American since Brad Zebedis earned numerous honors in 2011.
Jackson had a standout senior campaign, leading PC with a school-record 27 doubles, 10 home runs and 55 RBIs to go with a .341 batting average and a .613 slugging percentage. The team captain ranks second in the nation in doubles to only fellow All-American Collin Thacker from Gardner-Webb. He sits third in the Big South in both slugging percentage and RBIs, while ranking in the top 10 in the league in a number of other offensive categories.
The native of Greer, S.C. was a second-team All-Big South selection and a CoSIDA Academic All-District IV selection this season. He recorded a school-record-tying five hits in a perfect 5-for-5 day at the plate against the Citadel on March 19, finishing a triple shy of the cycle with two doubles, a home run, three runs and a career-high-tying four RBIs. Jackson recorded 25 multi-hit games on the season and a team-high 13 multi-RBI games, including a pair of four-RBI games.
He started the season with a 22-game reached base streak, after suffering a season-ending injury just 11 games in to the 2015 season. The right fielder showcased his impressive arm throughout the season, recording eight outfield assists on the year without committing an error in 121 chances. Jackson was intentionally walked a school-record 11 times this season, while finishing second in PC history for single-season RBIs, total bases and slugging percentage.
Jackson graduated cum laude from Presbyterian College on May 14 with a degree in chemistry, while also receiving departmental honors.