Serves a key role as a bullpen catcher... Sets an example with hard work that makes others better... Has the full confidence of the Rice coaches to prepare the Owls' pitchers.
Wayne Graham said -- "Jacob is important to our team. He does a great job handling our pitchers."
2006: Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll... Did not appear in any games... Contributed to the team as the bullpen catcher... Prepared one of the best college pitching staffs in the country in games and practice...
2005: Squad member who did not appear in any games.
HIGH SCHOOL -- 2004 graduate of nearby St. John's School... Two-year starter and letterman for the Mavericks under coach Marty Thompson... All-Southwest Preparatory Conference honoree... Voted St. John's most improved baseball player in 2003... Earned the school's athletic excellence award for baseball as a senior in 2004... Also a two-year letterman for the Maverick football team.
PERSONAL -- Full Name: Jacob Nathan Yunis. Born: Dec. 31, 1985, in Boston, Mass. Parents: Harvey Yunis and Rachel Buchman Yunis, Houston (one sister). Major: mechanical engineering. College: Jones.