On Jowers: One of the top defensive center fielders in the ACC ... covers a lot of ground and gets tremendous jumps on balls hit to the alleys ... has a strong, accurate arm ... leadoff-type hitter who also has some power at the plate ... an adept base stealer.
As a Junior (2007): Saw a great start to the season, but missed a number of games due to a hand injury ... finished the year batting .260 with two doubles, two home runs and 13 runs batted in ... posted career-high four RBIs in win vs. Creighton, including a two-run home run (Feb. 11) ... was 2-for-4 and scored a run in win at UCF (Feb. 16) ... was injured in Feb. 24 game against George Washington ... returned to action in win over VCU, playing the ninth inning in center field (March 21) ... hit a two-RBI base hit in win over William & Mary (March 27) ... had a two-RBI single in win over UMBC (April 3) ... was 1-for-1 as a pinch hitter in loss to Wake Forest (April 8).
As a Sophomore (2006): Made 54 starts in center, hitting .273 with 11 doubles, two triples and 27 RBI ... tied for team lead with five home runs and was second with 11 stolen bases ...
As a Freshman (2005): Played in 33 games, starting 15 ... was often utilized late in games as a pinch runner and defensive replacement ... hit .276 with 10 RBIs and three stolen bases ... hit .321 with runners in scoring position (9-for-28) to lead the team ... made his first career start against Virginia Tech (Mar. 4) and saw time in each game of the series ... started the final two games of the Virginia series, going 3-for-6 with a two-run double and two walks (Mar. 19-20) ... had hits in both games of a doubleheader against Duquesne, going a combined 3-for-7 with two walks and a stolen base ... also recorded his first career outfield assist, throwing out a Duquesne runner with a perfect one-hop throw to home plate (Mar. 22) ... went 2-for-5 with a double, RBI and run in his first start in right field against Temple (Mar. 30) ... started in right field in all three games of the Georgia Tech series (Apr. 1-3) ... hit a leadoff triple in the third inning against UMBC, the first of his career (Apr. 6) ... played in all three games of the Miami series ... (Apr. 29-May 1) ... went 1-for-1 with a walk and a two-run double in the second game against the Hurricanes.
At DeMatha: A three-year letterwinner ... team won the WCAC title all three seasons he played ... was All-Journal and All-Gazette his junior and senior years ... won Stags Defensive Player of the Year award and played in the Brooks Robinson All Star Game as a senior ... was an All-WCAC selection as a senior (first team), junior (second team) and sophomore (honorable mention) ... hit .414 during his senior year and finished his prep career without making a single error.
Personal: Son of Rik and Giana Jowers ... has one brother, John, and one sister, Katie ... brother, John, was a member of Maryland's crew team from 2001-03 ... hobbies and interests include basketball, football and poker ... lists his favorite athlete as Nolan Ryan because, "he was gifted, but also worked extremely hard" ... chose Maryland over VMI, Greensboro, Mary Washington, St. Andrews and Guilford ... majoring in economics.
Jowers' Career Batting Statistics
Jowers' Career Batting Staistics Year Avg. GP/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI Slug.% BB SO SB 2005 .276 33/15 58 6 16 4 1 0 10 .379 8 16 3 2006 .273 55/54 187 32 51 11 2 5 27 .433 20 43 11 2007 .260 35/24 77 14 20 2 0 2 13 .364 10 16 6 Totals .270 123/93 322 52 87 17 3 7 50 .407 38 75 20
Jowers' Career Game Highs
Hits: 3, six times, last vs. Creighton (2/11/07)