DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released its National Player of the Week awards for the period ending Feb. 15. Texas Tech junior first baseman Eric Gutierrez was named National Hitter of the Week, while Navy junior left-handed pitcher Luke Gillingham was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season. Continue reading NCBWA Players of the Week
This is the first of my technical “in season” series of blog entries. It is surreal that we are actually departing for Spartanburg, South Carolina for our opening weekend games today. It seems like just yesterday we were practicing in September and the first game seemed like years away back then. Well, the time is finally here. Continue reading CBD JOURNAL WITH ARMY’S ALEX JENSEN (Feb. 11th)
I know it has been quite a while since my last entry but I figured this would be an appropriate time to begin writing again as the opening weekend for college baseball is less than 2 months out. As the first semester is coming to an end, I look back and reflect on all the positive things that have happened. It really is amazing how quickly the semester has flown by. Continue reading CBD Journal with Army’s Alex Jensen (December 16th)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Navy baseball head coach Paul Kostacopoulos announced his team’s 2015 schedule on Wednesday. A season-opening series at North Carolina A&T and the annual Freedom Classic in Kinston, N.C., highlight Navy’s non-conference schedule. The Mids will play a total of 25 games in Annapolis, including a pair of weekend homestands against Patriot League opponents.
Navy begins its season on Feb. 13 with a three-game set in Greensboro, N.C. versus North Carolina A&T. This is will mark the second series between the two schools as the Mids and Aggies kicked off the 2012 season with a three-game set. Navy came out on top in two of those three contests. Continue reading Navy releases 2015 Schedule
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Army baseball head coach Matt Reid announced the Black Knights’ 2014 schedule on Friday. Army finished last season as the Patriot League’s regular season co-champions and advanced to the postseason for the eighth consecutive season.
The Black Knights won 33 games in 2014 and posted a 15-5 Patriot League record in their first season under Reid. Continue reading Army releases 2015 Schedule
Now that the semester is in full swing I figured it was time for another entry. We are already four weeks into classes at West Point and over two weeks into our fall season. This is always a difficult time for college baseball players because there are no official NCAA games and no tournaments. It is a time to work on the little things, earn spots in the starting roster, and get to know the younger guys on the team. I personally welcome the fall for two reasons. One, it is the best time to begin coming together as a team as the foundation for the spring is being laid. Two, it provides an opportunity for guys to compete for a starting spot and show what they have been working on in the offseason. Overall, the fall can be taken as a time-filler or a productive period of growth and improvement. Continue reading CBD Journal with Army’s Alex Jensen (September 22nd)
While driving back to West Point on Sunday morning from my hometown in Charlotte, NC., I was able to do a lot of thinking. Ten hours in a car by yourself affords you that opportunity. My mind wondered between reminiscing about my last summer at home as a college student and how fast the college experience goes. For this edition of my College Baseball Daily Journal, I decided to provide my outlook on a few separate topics relating to college and appreciation of time. This not only relates to collegiate athletes but also anyone who is currently studying in college. Continue reading 2015 CBD Journal with Army’s Alex Jensen (August 11th)
I hope everyone is enjoying the tail end of their summers. I know my good friend Jake Fincher of NC State is. He is making it look easy and tearing it up for the Cotuit Kettleers in the Cape Cod League! This week, I decided to go away from the baseball and give you a little top-secret intel so don’t tell anyone.
The typical incoming college freshmen has to attend orientation, get moved into their new dorm room with mom and dad, or even take a few summer courses to get ahead on their college credits. Our freshmen take part in a little different “freshman orientation.” Every incoming West Point cadet must complete a seven week basic training. It doesn’t matter if you are a football player, a baseball player, or an academic stud. It is mandatory for all. The name for this training is BEAST Barracks. Continue reading 2015 CBD Journal with Army’s Alex Jensen (July 28th)
The 2014 College World Series is “in the books” and various collegiate summer leagues around the country are winding down–focus is gradually returning to textbooks and 8 a.m. classes (for some of us). Beginning now and continuing through the fall and spring semesters, I will be taking you along with me as I comment on my experiences through the lens of a fourth year college baseball player. I consider it a privilege to not only write to you as a college baseball player but also as a current West Point cadet and student-athlete. I am eager to share my perspective as well as my team’s throughout the extent of this blog as it has come to my attention that our college situation at Army is “slightly” different than the normal college experience. No, we do not carry firearms in our travel bags, nor do we have any war stories. We are just college athletes that have a different career path than most of our peers at other universities. Continue reading 2015 CBD Journal with Alex Jensen (July 14th)
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Matt Reid, who held the position of interim head baseball coach this past season, has been selected as Army’s new head baseball coach, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Boo Corrigan announced today. Reid becomes the 17th head coach in the program’s 124 year history.
“After an exhaustive national search, the search committee and I realized we had the best candidate for our job right here at Army West Point,” said Corrigan. “Matt has demonstrated outstanding leadership this past season and continues to put his stamp on the program. As we looked over the very attractive pool, Matt’s commitment to the values and standards of West Point made him the ideal candidate. We could not be more excited for Matt, our cadets and the members of the Army Baseball Family.” Continue reading Army retains Matt Reid as Head Coach