Jeremy Hunt
Jeremy Hunt

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tampa, Fla.

High School:
North Side Christian

Last College:
Maryland/St. Petersburg College

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220

Position:
1B

Birthdate:
12/22/1983

B/T:
R/R

On Hunt: Excellent hitter with power to all fields ... Had a breakout season in 2006 as the Wildcat cleanup hitter ... Emerged as a prospect for the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft ... The latest in a long line of JUCO transfers to Villanova who have excelled against Big East competition.

Career: Played for two years at Villanova after previously playing for St. Petersburg College and the University of Maryland ... Ranks 10th in Wildcat history with a career .356 (128-for-360) batting average ... Played in 104 games for Villanova and collected 27 doubles, six triples and 17 home runs for a .606 slugging percentage ... Had 87 runs scored and 87 RBI ... Drew 56 walks against only 54 strikeouts and produced a .450 on-base percentage.

2006: All-Big East second team selection ... Philadelphia Diamond Five Player of the Year ... Named to Philadelphia Diamond Five team ... Diamond Five Player of the Week on April 24 ... Chosen for Big East weekly honor roll on April 24 ... Led the Big East in home runs with 15, matching the fourth-highest single-season total in Villanova history ... One of three players on the team to start in all 54 games on the season ... Led the team with a .385 (72-for-187) batting average ... Team leader in nine offensive categories, including hits (72), doubles (14), home runs (15), total bases (139), RBI (56), walks (35), on-base percentage (.481) and slugging percentage (.743) ... Also was second with 52 runs scored ... Ended the season with a 19-game hitting streak and reached base safely in each of his final 33 games ... Was nearly unstoppable in Big East play, batting .415 in 26 conference games with a .509 on-base percentage, .745 slugging percentage and six home runs ... For the season batted .459 against left-handed pitching and .419 with runners in scoring position ... Drew seven of the team's eight intentional walks.

2005: Played in 50 games with 48 starts ... Ranked second on the team in batting with a .324 average (56-for-173) ... Collected team-best 13 doubles and had two triples and two home runs ... Scored 35 runs and drove in 31 ... Drew 21 walks, was hit by a pitch seven times and struck out just 27 times in 237 plate appearances ... Had a .416 on-base percentage and team-high .457 slugging percentage ... Had six stolen bases ... Hit .296 (24-for-81) with one homer and nine runs batted in against Big East foes ... Hit .347 with runners on base and .382 with runners in scoring position ... Had 13 multi-hit games and a team-high eight games with at least two runs batted in ... Hit a three-run home run in the first inning of an 11-1 victory over No. 8 Florida on March 4 ... Drove in three runs on three different occasions ... Reached base in 43 of 50 games ... Had a season-high four hits on two occasions, including a 4-for-4 performance against Saint Joseph's on March 23 ... Scored three runs and smacked a double in that game.

University of Maryland: Played in 25 games with 16 starts in 2003 ... Batted .290 (20-for-69) with six doubles and a triple ... Scored 10 runs and drove in nine ... Walked eight times and struck out 10 times ... Also pitched four games in relief ... Allowed six earned runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings pitched ... Walked two and struck out five.

North Side Christian High School: Received a total of three varsity letters in baseball (two from Tampa Jesuit, one from Northside Christian) ... Also lettered once in football at Tampa Jesuit ... Played both corner infield positions and pitched ... Also was a fullback and tackle on the football team ... Batted .568 his senior year with nine home runs ... Also led the pitching staff with 45 innings, 90 strikeouts and a 10-0 record ... At Tampa Jesuit won the Best Hitter Award in 2001 ... Named to the 2001 Westminster Classic All-Tournament Team ... All-County and All-State honoree ... Named to All-Tournament Team at 2002 FHSAA State Championships.

Personal: Economics major ... Older of two sons of Jeff and Becky Hunt ... Has a younger brother Jonathan (14) ... Born 12/22/83 in Greensboro, N.C.

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