University of Iowa Athletics

#6 Justin Jenkins

Height 5-10
Weight 190 lbs.
Class Jr.
Hometown Terre Haute, Ind.
High School Terre Haute South
Justin Jenkins - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics

2020 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2020 — Season canceled by Big Ten Conference and NCAA on March 12 due to concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19)… one of four team captains… started seven games — all in center field… hit .167 (4-of-24) with five runs scored… went 2-for-3 with a run scored in Snowbird Classic finale against Pitt (2/16).

2019 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection… named to the Dean’s List during the fall and spring semesters. 2019 — Started 22 games in center field… primarily a late-inning defensive replacement… hit .260 (20-of-77) with 12 runs… had six multi-hit games (five 2-hit, one 3-hit)… had a career-high three hits, finishing 3-for-4 with a double in the Big Ten Tournament opening round victory over No. 21 Indiana (5/22)… went 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored in game two win at Ohio State (4/27)… hit a no-doubt, walk-off, solo home run to right field — his first career walk-off and second career home run — in the 12-inning victory over Milwaukee (4/23)… also had an outfield assist to gun down the Panthers’ go-ahead run at the plate in the top of the 12th to complete an 8-2 double play… had two hits, finishing 2-for-4 in the series opener at Purdue (4/12)… went 2-for-3 with a walk in the series finale at Indiana (3/24)… went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in Iowa’s 10-8 win at Hawaii (2/23).

2018 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2018 — Started 45 games — all in center field… hit .245 (35-of-143) with 20 RBIs and 23 runs… drew 25 walks… hit safely in 28 games and reached safely in 36 contests… had seven multi-hit games — all two-hit contests… hit .364 (4-of-11) with two RBIs at Northwestern (5/11-13)… went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in series opener… finished 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs, and an RBI in Iowa’s game one victory at Nebraska (4/13)… the two doubles were a career-high… went 1-for-2 with a solo home run — the first of his career — against No. 11 Indiana (3/23)… scored two runs in back-to-back games at UAB (3/2-4)… went 2-for-5 with two RBIs in win at New Orleans (2/25) and had a career-high three RBIs in the win over Cornell College (2/27).

at World University Games (2017) — Saw action in six games, earning the start in the gold medal game against Japan (8/29)… scored one run in semifinal victory over Czech Republic (8/28)… also saw action on mound against Japan (8/22), allowing two runs on two hits in one inning of relief.

2017 — Appeared in 41 games, primarily as a defensive replacement… started six games, all in center field… hit .148 with seven runs and three RBIs… had two doubles… made the game-saving catch in the series opener at Illinois (5/18) after entering game as defensive replacement… made a diving catch in the right center field gap with two outs in bottom of the ninth inning with game-tying run at third base… scored the game-tying run in Iowa’s 9-8 come-from-behind victory over Omaha (5/16)… went 1-for-1 with two RBIs and a run scored in game two win over Purdue (3/25)… had game-tying sacrifice fly and had an RBI single in Iowa’s eighth-inning rally.

High School — Ranked as a top-500 player nationally by Perfect Game… four-time all-conference and all-district selection… 2015 Underclass High Honorable Mention by Perfect Game… three-time team captain… played in the Indiana High School All-Star Game as a senior… finished his career as the school record-holder in triples (12)… hit .413 with 37 RBIs and nine steals as a senior, .383 with four doubles, three triples, and two home runs as a junior with 29 runs, 10 RBIs, and 13 steals… had a .391 average as a sophomore with 25 RBIs and 15 steals and .366 average as a freshman with 17 RBIs and six steals… played for the Indiana Bulls 14U-17U from 2012-15… was the national team runner-up playing with 18U Past Time… three-time all-conference and two-time first-team all-state selection as a receiver in football… holds single-season record in yards (1,268) and career receptions (107)… also ranks on Indiana top-25 record for longest reception (99 yards)… member of the National Honor Society and named to the Honor Roll from 2013-16… member of Student Council… high school coach was Kyle Kraemer… club coach was Sean Laird.

Personal — Born July 21, 1997… son of Jeff and Cindy Jenkins… father played football at Ohio Northern University… has an older brother, Travis… majoring in economics.