RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College junior Jordan Tackett (Fredericksburg, Va./Stafford) has been chosen as the New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association (NJCBA) Division II/III Player of the Week for the period ending March 10, the NJCBA announced late Tuesday.
Felician was 3-1 last week in games in which Tackett appeared, and 0-3 in the three he missed due to injury. For the week, he hit .462 (6 for 13) with four extra-base hits, slugging 1.077. He drove in six runs and scored four. All six RBI came in a March 6 victory over then-nationally-ranked Stonehill College, in which he hit a tie-breaking grand slam in the top of the eighth inning. It was Felician's first grand slam in nearly five years.
Tackett is a mid-year transfer from Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Va. A 6-foot-1, 190-pound utility man, he has seen time at third base, left field and designated hitter this season, appearing in 14 games with 11 starts. He leads the Golden Falcons with a .300 batting average and a .550 slugging percentage. Tackett is a 2009 graduate of Stafford High.
More information is available at http://www.njcugothicknights.com/documents/2013/3/12/03-11-13_NJCBA_Division_I,_II,_III_Weekly_Awards.pdf. Earlier this week, Tackett was named to the Weekly Honor Roll of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.
The NJCBA consists of all baseball-playing four-year colleges and universities in the state of New Jersey.
Felician owns a 7-12 overall record heading into today's non-conference home game against East Stroudsburg University in Lyndhurst, N.J.
Felician College is a coeducational, liberal arts, Catholic college, enrolling 2,300 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Arts and Sciences, Business and Management, Teacher Education, and Health Sciences and Nursing. A Division II member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Felician College competes in baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, cross-country, men's golf, women's volleyball, and cheerleading. Founded in 1942 by the Felician Sisters in the Franciscan tradition, Felician College is located on two campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey.