University of Iowa Athletics

#37 Jacob Henderson

Height 6-0
Weight 180 lbs.
Class RS Fr.
Hometown Gilbert, Ariz.
High School Mesquite
Jacob Henderson - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics


  • Went 2-1 with a 6.91 ERA in 18 appearances.
  • Struck out 19 batters in 14 1/3 innings, while only walking nine.
  • Tossed two scoreless innings, striking out a career-high six batters in a win at Indiana on April 7th.


  • Went 1-0 with a 3.75 ERA in 20 appearances
  • Had 18 strikeouts to four walks over 12 2/3 innings
  • Didn’t allow a run in 15 of his 21 appearances
  • Earned his first career win, pitching 1/3 of an inning against Central Michigan (3/25)
  • Notched his first career save, getting the final three outs against Central Michigan (3/27) to clinch the series win
  • Struck out the side against Loras College (3/1)
  • Made his 2022 debut against Air Force (2/18), getting the final two outs in a 12-2 win.


  • Went 0-0 with a 5.00 ERA in eight appearances, spanning nine innings
  • Allowed five runs on eight hits
  • Tossed two shutout innings, allowing one hit against Maryland (4/24)
  • Allowed one hit over a 1 2/3 innings at Ohio State (3/26)
  • Pitched a career-high two innings, scattering one hit and fanning four against Nebraska (3/13).


  • Season canceled by Big Ten Conference and NCAA on March 12 due to concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Went 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in one appearance… made his Iowa debut against Grand View (3/3), striking out a pair in an inning of relief.

High School 

  • Ranked as a top 500 recruit nationally by Perfect Game
  • No. 18 ranked player in Arizona by Prep Baseball Report
  • 2018 Perfect Game Preseason Underclassmen All-American Team and 2019 PG Preseason All-American West Region Team
  • All-Tournament Team selection at 2017 WWBA 16U National Championships
  • Two-time all-region and all-conference selection
  • Played in the state conference All-Star Game
  • Finished with a 6-1 record with three complete games, two saves, and a 2.86 ERA as a senior, helping team to a state 4A runner-up finish
  • Went 1-0 with 23 strikeouts and two saves over 19 innings as a junior
  • Led team to regional titles as junior and senior
  • Played for the Wilson Sandlot Elite from 13U to 18U
  • Three-year varsity starter and all-region selection in football
  • Earned first-team all-region honors as a safety/defensive back in 2017 and second-team all-region honors as a safety/defensive back and receiver in 2016 and 2018
  • High school coach was Jeff Holland
  • Will be inducted into the Mesquite High School Hall of Fame in baseball and football during the 2019-20 school year.


  • Born Feb. 3, 2001, in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Son of Greg and Shawnda Henderson
  • Has a younger sister, Jordan
  • Majoring in communication studies.