The Owls finished 2-1 in the 2012 Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park
Wayne Graham said --"Jeremy is fully recovered and should be one of the premier outfielders in college baseball - good skills across the board."
Rice -- 2012: Posted a banner season where he was named a First Team All-Conference USA outfielder... One of only two players on the Rice Owls to start all 60 games (right field)... Batted .329 and led the team in home runs (9), doubles (14), total bases (115), slugging percentage (.525), OPS (.953) and sacrifice flies (8)... Finished second on the squad in batting average, RBI (42), runs (39), steals (6) and on-base percentage (.428)... Helped lead his Owl team to the C-USA regular season championship and an NCAA Tournament appearance... Tallied 20 multi-hit games, with a season-high three hits in a game five different times... Drove-in two or more runs in a game a team-leading ten times, including a season-best three RBI twice (to help Rice defeat Houston and Texas State)... Had a 13-game hitting streak during the season and managed to reach base in 31-straight games... Hit a steady .345 with runners on base and .348 with men in scoring position... Owns a .307 career college batting average with 24 career home runs in 596 at bats... 2011: Started each of the first 16 games in centerfield and as the cleanup hitter before getting sidelined for the remainder of the season... Didn't play again after March 11, but was still selected in the major league draft in June by the New York Yankees... Finished sixth on the team in hitting (.295), but had a familiar .319 season average after a nine-game hitting streak a week before getting sidelined... Was leading the team in RBI (18), doubles (5), multi-hit (6) and multi-RBI games (5), and was second in slugging (.426), sac bunts (2) and steals (2) through the first three weeks... Tied a career-high with five RBI in a road win against eventual NCAA Regional participant Texas State in the fifth game of the year, a single-game RBI total that was not surpassed by any of his Owl teammates for another two months... Hit .343 with runners on base and .462 with men in scoring position... Reached base at a .385 pace when leading-off an inning... Tied career-highs in hits (3) and doubles (2) in a win over Kentucky at Minute Maid Park... Batted .407 in games played away from Reckling Park, and .400 in night games... Recorded stolen bases against nationally-ranked Stanford and Texas A&M... Threw-out a base-runner from his spot in centerfield in the season-opener against Stanford... 2010: All-Conference USA (second team); NCAA District VI All-Academic (second team); Conference USA All-Academic Team; Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; All-Silver Glove Series; Played in 57 of the team's 63 games with 53 starts... Made 31 starts in the outfield (19 in CF, 10 in LF and two in RF)... Started 22 games as the designated hitter... Batted third in the order a team-high 36 times... Shared the team lead in doubles (20), finished second on the team in RBI (69) and third in home runs (13) & total bases (129)... Was fourth in slugging percentage (.584)... Tied for second on the team in times hit by a pitch (8)... Average was almost 60 points higher when batting as an outfielder (.339) than as the DH (.280)... Hit .429 (3-for-7) in four games coming off the bench... Batted .379 with men on base and .382 with runners in scoring position... Hot second half helped him maintain a .340 average in Conference USA games... Went 5-for-14 (.357) in the NCAA Regional... Hit .381 in the season-long, five-game Silver Glove series against crosstown rival Houston... Batted .348 in all day games... Longest hitting streak was 13 games, tied for the third-longest on the team... Collected two or more hits in a game 22 times, including a career-high tying three hits seven different times... Twice tallied a career-best two doubles in a game... Slugged a home run and a double for a career-high seven total bases in a seven-inning victory over Tulane... Drove in two or more runs in a game a team-high 22 times, with a career-high five RBI against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Threw out a runner on the bases from center field in a game at San Diego... 2009: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Played in 40 games with 24 starts in first season at the Division I level... Made four starts as the designated hitter and 20 in the outfield (10 in center, seven in left and three in right)... Started in left field on Opening Day at Cal Poly and went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI... Batted .298 (14-for47) against the elite opponents that went on to play in the NCAA Tournament... Went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI in the postseason... Knocked a home run at crosstown conference rival Houston... Came off the bench to play in a game more than any other Owl (16 times)... Delivered a pinch-hit double in a road game at No. 4 Texas to spark a two-out rally... Hit .293 (12-for-41) with a .439 slugging percentage in road games... Recorded three defensive assists from the outfield... Played summer ball for the Santa Barbara Foresters in the California Collegiate League... Was selected as the fourth-best individual prospect in the league after batting .323 (31-of-96) with four home runs, two triples, seven doubles, 20 RBI, 17 runs scored and eight stolen bases... The stellar season helped lead Santa Barbara to the league's regular season championship.
High School -- The 2008 valedictorian of Memorial High School in suburban west Houston... Two-time all-District 19-5A honoree... Led the Mustangs to a 28-6 record, district championship and the regional quarterfinals of the state tournament... Coached in baseball by Jeremy York... Multi-sport star who also played varsity football for two seasons, earning all-district honors as a wide receiver... Named to the 2008 5A Baseball All-State Academic Team... Maintained a 6.517 grade point average on a 6.0 scale.
Personal -- Full Name: Jeremy Gordon Rathjen. Born Jan. 28, 1990, in Houston. Parents Craig Rathjen and Jan Miller (three brothers and one sister). Father played football for LSU from 1983-1987. Great, great uncle, David ("Dubie") Zuber played basketball at Rice in 1930. College: Brown.