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    21 Jay Brant  
    Jay Brant

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Indianapolis, Ind.

    High School:
    Brebeuf Jesuit

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 190

    Position:
    Outfield

    B-T:
    R-R


    SENIOR YEAR (2006)
    Batted .400 (6-for-15) with two RBI, three runs and three steals in as many opportunities at Penn State (4/28-30) ... lifted his career-high fifth home run and went 3-for-4 with two RBI, two runs and two stolen bases in win at Penn State (4/28) ... led off the game with his fourth home run and scored three times in series-opening win vs. Purdue (4/14) ... carded a pair of doubles in 2-for-4 effort at Evansville ... went 6-for-15 in four-game set at Michigan State (3/31-4/2) with his third home run, four runs and four steals ... opened the series with a 2-for-3 performance to go along with two RBI, two runs and two steals and closed the set going 3-for-4 with a pair of swipes ... batted .615 (8-for-13) with two steals in two attempts in three-game sweep of Hartford (3/24-26) ... drove in the game-tying run in the ninth and the game-winning run in the 11th in the final game of the Hartford series ... finished the contest 4-for-6 ... drove in five runs, scored seven times and stole six bases, including two in consecutive games (3/15-16), on the team's spring trip (3/12-18) ... kicked off the season with home runs in back-to-back games against Charlotte (2/24-25), including leading off the game with a long ball for the first time in his career in game two.

    JUNIOR YEAR (2005)
    One of four captains in 2006 ... named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and Rawlings All-Mideast Region second team ... second team All-Big Ten selection was the fifth Hoosier to ever earn All-Mideast honors ... led the team in batting average (.365), runs (71), hits (81), doubles (16), stolen bases (26) and on-base percentage (.441) ... 71 runs sits fifth on IU's single-season list and 44 career steals put him 14th all-time ... ranked in the top 10 in 11 Big Ten offensive categories, including leading the league in runs ... started each of the team's 56 ballgames at second base or in the outfield ... delivered 24 multi-hit outings, 21 multi-run contests and 10 multi-RBI games ... scored four runs and went 2-for-4 with one RBI and one steal in win over Michigan State (5/7) ... was 4-for-6 with three RBI, three runs, two stolen bases and one triple to go along with scoring the game-winning run against Illinois (4/23) ... drove in four runs and was 2-for-6 with two runs in victory at Iowa (4/17) ... racked up three hits, two runs, two doubles and a steal in victory over Miami (Ohio) on 4/13 ... had his 19-game hitting streak snapped at Minnesota (4/8) ... hit .412 (7-for-17) vs. Northwestern (4/2-4/4) with five RBI and four runs ... matched a school record by scoring six runs in win over Shawnee State (3/30) ... named Big Ten Player of the Week on 3/15 ... carded a .567 batting average (17-for-30) with eight RBI, 13 runs and four steals during the team's seven-game spring break trip ... went a perfect 5-for-5 with two RBI and one run in win over Bucknell (3/13) and followed that performance with a 4-for-5 effort to go along with one RBI and three runs in victory against Yale (3/14) ... at Gent Classic (3/4-3/6), hit .412 with two homers, six RBI, six runs and three stolen bases in four games ... capped off Classic with a 4-for-6 afternoon along with four RBI, three runs scored, a home run and a steal vs. Arkansas-Little Rock (3/6) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2004)
    Made 47 appearances with 28 starts at second base ... finished second on the team with three triples and third with 12 steals (14 attempts) ... in Big Ten action, was second on the team with six steals, third with 20 RBI and 19 runs scored ... ended the year with seven multi-hit and six multi-RBI games ... homered in three straight games from 4/18-4/23 ... during the streak, drove in eight runs and scored five times ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    REDSHIRT YEAR (2003)
    Forced to take a redshirt season after a slow recovery from shoulder surgery (6 games).

    FRESHMAN YEAR (2002)
    Started 49 games at second base ... hit for a .272 average in 151 at-bats ... hit his first home run against Detroit Mercy (3/23) in a 22-2 victory ... had nine doubles and 17 RBI.

    PREP/PERSONAL
    Four-year varsity letterwinner for head coach Art Diaz ... set a school record for career home runs with 23 and hits ... earned team MVP honors as a sophomore and a junior ... secured first team all-county honors as a junior and senior ... played in the All-State North-South All-Star Game ... graduated with honors ... also competed on the football and hockey teams ... first team all-state selection as a free safety ... helped hockey team to a state title his senior year ... the son of Kathy and Wally, who played baseball at Purdue ... one sister, Anne ... born Sept. 21, 1982 ... public management major.


       

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