Jace Brinkerhoff
10  Jace Brinkerhoff
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Spanish Fork, Utah

High School:
Spanish Fork HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
3B

Experience:
4V

Bats/Throws:
S/R


At Utah Valley ...

Senior (2010):
Became first UVU player to earn All-American status after he was named Third Team All-American by Louisville Slugger and PING! Baseball ... batted a school-record .456 and finished just .003 hundreths of a point behind national leader in average ... led the nation with 88 runs scored and was second among all Division I players in runs per game -- behind teammate Jake Rickenbach -- and hits (118), also a school record ... was sixth in the country with 84 runs batted in and ranked seventh in RBI per game with 1.44 ... hit 13 home runs and 23 doubles ... finished career with .400 average, 30 home runs, 195 RBI, 350 hits and 75 doubles ... named Great West Conference Offensive Player of the Year ... hit .496 with seven home runs in Great West games ... had 35 multi-hit and 24 multi-RBI games ... started all 59 games at third base and in the third spot in the lineup ... hit .500 vs. right-handers, .458 with runners in scoring position and .477 with two outs, driving in 30 with two outs ... went 4-for-4 with two doubles against Florida International ... was 3-for-3 with five RBI in a win over Utah on March 30 ... was 4-for-6 with a home run, double and five batted in at NYIT on May 8 ... went 2-for-3 with three RBI in win at BYU on May 18 ... tied a school record with six RBI with a home run in 5-for-7 day at Houston Baptist.

Junior (2009): Ranked 7th in the country with a .433 batting average while shattering the school record with 94 hits ... became the school's all-time hit leader with a base hit on May 1 at Northern Colorado ... named first-team All-Independent ... had 29 multi-hit games including 12 3-hit games and five 4-hit games ... finished with five home runs, 19 doubles, 39 runs batted in and a team-high 128 total bases and .479 on-base percentage ... named the Great West Conference Offensive Player of the Week on March 3 ... went 5-for-7 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI in 23-21 win at Northern Colorado on May 3 ... 4-for-4 with a home run and four batted in in win over Northern Colorado on March 5 ... went 4-for-5 in a win over St. Mary's on March 21 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI and also earned the save ... was 4-for-4 with a home run and two batted in in a win at Nevada on March 28 was 12-for-21 a home run and six RBI in a series vs. Air Force ... batted .440 vs. right-handers and .414 vs. lefties ... with runners in scoring position, batted .433 with 36 RBI ... also made seven relief appearances on the mound, finishing 0-1 with a 6.23 ERA and was tied for team lead with two saves ... first save came in win over St. Mary's and second came in 23-21 win at Northern Colorado on May 3 ... threw 2.1 scoreless innings with two k's vs. Southern Utah on April 20 ... played for Anchorage Glacier Pilots in Alaska Summer League.

Sophomore (2008): Started all 54 games at third base for Utah Valley ... was second on the team with a .328 batting average ... led team with eight home runs and 45 RBI ... hit .377 (26-for-69) with runners in scoring position ... led team with 20 two-out RBI, 24 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI games ... had a team-best .539 slugging percentage ... had second longest hitting streak on the team during the season (15) ... had seven three-hit games ... was 3-for-5 with three RBI in a win over Sac State on March 8th ... went 4-for-5 with a home run, two doubles and three batted in in a loss at Nevada on April 13th ... went 3-for-6 with two doubles and three RBI while earning a save on the mound in a win over Northern Colorado on April 19th ... homered at Hawai'i on May 16th ... didn't allow an earned run in five innings of work on the mound ... struck out four and allowed two hits as a pitcher ... named to D-I Independent All-Academic Team.

Freshman (2007): Was named to Ping! Freshman All-American 1st Team as a utility player (pitcher/third base) ... named to Louisville Slugger freshmen All-American team as a third baseman ... hit .371 with 12 doubles, one triple and four homeruns ... he had 22 multi-hit games ... in a weekend serise against New Mexico State Mar 9th-11th he went 4-for-9 with five RBI, two runs scored and a homerun ... in a double-header against South Dakota State on Mar 31st he was 4-for-8 with two runs scored ... in a double-header against Binghamton University on April 3rd he was 5-for-8 with three runs scored, two RBI and three doubles ... Went 6-for-14 in weekend series against University of Washington with seven runs scored, four RBI, a double and a homerun ... On the mound, he pitched 68.2 innings in 12 apperances, 11 of which were starts ... had a 5.77 ERA ... threw two complete games; against Air Force on March 3rd at the Banana Belt Tournament and at Gonzaga on March 23rd.

Before Utah Valley ...
Prepped at Spanish Fork High School ... named Utah 5A State MVP after leading Spanish Fork to State Championship ... All-State as a junior and senior ... went 9-2 with a 2.23 ERA as a senior ... had second lowest ERA in the state as a junior (1.34) ... batted .515 with two home runs as a senior ... All-Region in basketball ... Academic All-State in Baseball and was on the high honor roll at Spanish Fork.

Personal ...
Born March 15, 1988 in Anchorage, Alaska ... graduated from Spanish Fork High School in 2006 with a 3.95 GPA ... enjoys basketball, hunting, fishing and golfing ... his father Joe played basketball at Snow College and at the University of Alaska Anchorage ... parents are Joe and Tricia Brinkerhoff.