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Chris Jensen
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Chris Jensen 1458537
Position: Outfield
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 195
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Rancho Bernardo

Drafted in the 22nd round of the 2006 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers...posted a .325 batting average, starting all 58 games in right field; collected 13 doubles, six home runs, 36 RBI, 21 walks and a .389 on-base percentage...hit 2-for-3 at the plate with a solo home run at Oregon State (May 26)...went 2-for-4 with one double and one RBI against Stanford (May 20)...earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors (May 16) after leading the Bruins past USC in a three-game series; hit .571 (8-for-14) in the three games with one home run, two doubles, five RBI and six runs scored; in the series' final two contests (both televised), Jensen hit .778 (7-for-9), going 3-for-5 at the plate with one home run, one double and two RBI on Saturday (May 13), and 4-for-4 with one double, four runs scored and three RBI on Sunday (May 14)...hit 3-for-4 with one double and two runs scored against Arizona State (April 23)...went 4-for-5 with two RBI and one run scored at Arizona (April 15)...hit 3-for-5 with two doubles, one RBI and three runs scored against San Diego State (March 19)...went 2-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI, and two runs scored against the Aztecs (March 18)...went 2-for-4 with one RBI double and two runs scored at Long Beach State...hit 1-for-3 from the plate and three RBI at NC State (March 3), and posted a 1-for-4 performance with a two-run home run in the second game (March 4)...hit 2-for-5 from the plate with a three-run home run, one double and four RBI against the Wolfpack (March 5)...went 3-for-5 with two runs scored at Pacific (Feb. 18)...went 4-for-6 with a home run two RBI and one run scored in the first game of the season against Fresno State (Feb 3).

Earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 honors and first-team All-Pac-10 Academic accolades...provided a huge second-half offensive surge for UCLA after missing nearly the entire first half...pinch-hit and struck out in the second game of the season before missing the next 27 games with a hamstring injury...returned on against LMU (April 27) and struck out in another pinch-hit at-bat...jumped into the starting lineup in the next game and batted .367 over the season's final 27 games...despite only playing in 29 contests, tied for the team lead with seven home runs while also driving in 21 RBI...went 4-for-5 with two runs scored, four RBI and one home run to help the Bruins snap a 19-game losing streak against UC Santa Barbara (April 16)...hit 4-for-5 with one home run and three RBI against UC Irvine (May 17)...went on to hit in 18-straight games, including eight multi-hit performances...during the hitting streak, batted .444 (32-for-72) with six home runs...twice hit home runs in consecutive games (April 22-23 versus Arizona State; May 10 and 13 versus UC Irvine and Stanford)...struck out just 13 times in 106 at-bats (0.45 per game)...also made just one error in 49 chances in right field.


Appeared in 33 games, making 17 starts in left field, including 11 of the Bruins' final 18 games...was named to the All-Pac-10 Academic second team...also earned the team's academic award for second-year players...hit .272 with three doubles and two home runs...did not commit an error in 28 chances...went 2-for-3 against the Matadors with a double, two walks and two runs scored...belted his first collegiate home run against USC (April 13).

2002 (Summer)
Played for the St. Cloud Riverbats of the Northwoods League...hit .271 with 45 hits and 17 RBI...led the Riverbats to a 34-32 record and second-place finish in the Northwoods North Division.

Appeared in 32 games, starting 11 consecutive contests in left field (March 23 - April 14)...in his first collegiate start, posted career-highs with three hits and three RBI at Hawaii-Hilo (Feb. 13)...hit first collegiate home run on March 23 against defending national champion Miami...only struck out eight times in 90 at-bats...honored by team with the first-year academic award.

2001 (Summer)
Hit .440 with six homers, helping Encinitas Reds to best record in Orange County League (half-metal, half-wood).

Rancho Bernardo HS
Two-year baseball letterwinner at second base for head coach Sam Blalock...emerged as one of the top high school talents in the nation...hit .380 with 10 homers and 43 RBI en route to first-team All-CIF and All-League selections...also landed first-team all-academic honors in his league...helped team to second consecutive CIF championship...in 2000, Rancho Bernardo went 31-3 to claim the USA Today prep baseball national title...earned all-league honorable mention accolades that season, posting a .350 batting average and two home runs...member of Encinitas team that won the Connie Mack national championship in 2000.

Christopher Ray Jensen...born on May 23, 1983 in San Diego, Calif...parents are Steven and Sheila Jensen...has one sister, Sarah...related to former Bruin and current major league outfielder David Roberts...nickname is C.J...civil engineering major.

Career Highs
At Bats - 6 (twice), last at Arizona (4/14/06)
Runs - 4 vs. USC (5/14/06)
Hits - 4 (five times), last vs. USC (5/14/06)
RBI - 4 (twice), last at NC State (3/5/06)
Doubles - 2 (three times), last vs. San Diego State (3/19/06)

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