• position OF
  • height 6-3
  • Weight 220
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Wheaton, Ill.
  • Previous School Western Kentucky

• ABCA/Rawlings Midwest All-Region Second Team (2023)

• Academic All-America, 2nd Team (College Sports Communicators, 2023)
• Academic All-District (College Sports Communicators, 2023)

• ABCA/Rawlings Midwest All-Region Second Team (2021)
• All-Conference USA Second Team (2021)
• Conference USA Hitter of the Week (April 12, 2021)
• WKU Dean’s List (Spring 2021)
• WKU President’s List (Fall 2020)


Appeared in 100 games, starting 93 at Western Kentucky…Batted .292 with a .901 OPS in 322 at bats with 38 extra-base hits…Stole 12 bases…Had six outfield assists…Scored 65 runs and drove in 55.

2022 (Western Kentucky)
Appeared in 48 games with 41 starts…Batted .203 in 143 at bats…Scored 25 runs and drove in 23…Had six doubles, two triples and six home runs…Stole 11 bases.

2021 (Western Kentucky)
Named to 2021 ABCA/Rawlings Midwest All-Region Second Team…Voted to 2021 All-Conference USA Second Team…Tabbed the C-USA Hitter of the Week on April 12… Started 52 games primarily in right field…Recorded a .363/.460/.592 slash line…Ranked second in the conference in batting average, fourth in on-base percentage and seventh in slugging percentage…Added 65 hits, 40 runs, 32 RBI, 29 walks, 13 doubles and eight home runs …Ranked first on the team in batting average, on-base percentage, hits and home runs, tied for first in doubles, second in slugging percentage, runs and walks and third in RBI.

Lettered three times in both baseball and football … Holds the school record for single-season stolen bases with 38 and career steals with 53 … 2017-18 WNHS Most Outstanding Male Athlete … First Team All-Conference and First Team All-Area football (2017) and baseball (2018) … MySuburbanLife 2018 Baseball Player of the Year … 2018 Conference Baseball Co-MVP … 2018 Baseball Team MVP and Captain … WNHS National Honor Society and Honor Roll member.

Full name is Jackson Benjamin Gray…Son of Michael, who works in sales, and Jill … Has two siblings, Hannan and Casey … Father played football and baseball and is in the Augustana College (Ill.) Hall of Fame after winning four national titles in football…Mom was a softball and track star at Benet (Ill.) Academy…Wears his number to honor his brother, Casey.

*WKU Athletics Communications contributed to this bio

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