June 6, 2017
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. -- A week after The Master's University concluded play in the Avista-NAIA World Series, junior catcher Jonah Jarrard has been named an NAIA All-American.
Jarrard's production at and behind the plate was one of the catalysts for a Mustang team that finishedthe season on a 26-6 roll, won the GSAC Tournament, swept through the NAIA Opening Round, and played in the World Series for the second consecutive season.
Despite missing nine games to injury, Jarrard was the club's most consistent hitter during the 2017 campaign. He led the Golden State Athletic Conference in hitting and finished the season with a stellar .406 batting average on his way to all-conference honors. He set a single-season record with 86 hits, paced the club with 19 doubles and 152 total bases, and tied for the team-lead with a .488 on-base average. His 1.205 OPS was second on the squad.
At the World Series, he hit .313 (5-16) and drove in six runs. In an elimination game against Keiser of Florida on May 29, he homered, went 2-4 and drove in four runs.
Jarrard's second-team selection marks the 16th time in program history that a Mustang has been named an NAIA All-American.