Georgetown University baseball player Jack Vander Linden (Dallas, Texas/Episcopal) was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday after his performance during this past weekend's series against St. John's.
2012 (RS Freshman): Appeared in 15 games, making nine starts ... Tied for team lead in wins (5), struck out 34 in 65.1 innings of work ... Made first career appearance and start against Coppin State (2/22), throwing two innings, giving up no runs, striking out two ... Earned first career win in second start against UMBC (2/25) while throwing a season high eight innings, striking out three, and giving up four earned runs ... Second win came from two innings in relief against Iowa (3/10), giving up one run, striking out two ... Earned first career BIG EAST win and start against Villanova (4/15), scattering six hits on two runs, striking out a season high four batters in seven innings ... Final win of season came against West Virginia (5/11), throwing seven innings, giving up three runs on seven hits.
2011 (freshman): Did not see game action (redshirt).
Prior to Georgetown: Vander Linden earned All-South Zone (all-conference) as a junior, was named to the All-Private School team, earned the team's most valuable player award and was named to the Headfirst Honor Roll National Team ... He was selected as the team's most improved player as a sophomore ... Played the last three years with the DBat Mustangs.
Personal: The son of Lance and Shari VanderLinden ... Has a sister, Haley, and a younger brother, Owen ... Enjoys fishing, hunting, snowboarding and wakeboarding ... Lists playing in the state championship game as the most thrilling moment in his athletic career ... Lists Johan Knox and Mike Bacsik as the most influential people in his career ... Favorite television shows are The Office and Entourage and favorite movies are The Hangover and Happy Gilmore ... Favorite team is the Texas Rangers.