CLINTON, S.C. – Presbyterian College outfielder Weston Jackson has been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings All-Atlantic Region Second Team, the organization announced on Wednesday. Jackson is the first PC player to receive All-Region honors since Brad Zebedis was picked as a first-team selection 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 finished the season ranked second in the country in doubles, trailing only Gardner-Webb’s Collin Thacker. He wrapped up the year 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 named a third-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball, while receiving second-team All-Big South honors and CoSIDA Academic All-District IV honors earlier 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.