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June 3, 2009

Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. has been named to Louisville Slugger’s 2009 Freshman All-American Team as announced by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper on Wednesday morning. Bradley had a productive first season with the Gamecocks batting .349 (89-for-255) with 11 HR and 46 RBI and played in all 63 games on the year with 61 starts. Bradley ended the season on a high note as well with a productive NCAA Regional in Greenville, N.C. as he hit .500 (9-for-18) for the weekend with a pair of homers and eight runs scored as well. He was also the 2008-09 South Carolina New Male Student-Athlete of the Year.

Bradley had a strong first season the Gamecock lineup finishing with 26 multi-hit games, the third highest total on the Gamecock squad. His 89 hits on the year is also a Gamecock record for hits by a freshman in single season. Also a member of the SEC All-Freshman team, Bradley led the team in runs scored with 69 and added 11 doubles and two triples as well. He finished the year with a .537 slugging percentage and a .431 on-base percentage. Bradley was 8-for-10 in stolen bases.

2009 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team … 2-for-5 with a two-run home in 10-9 loss to East Carolina in regional championship game (6/1) … 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a RBI in 12-2 win over East Carolina (5/30) … 3-for-5 with three runs scored two RBI and a homer in 11-3 win over George Mason (5/29) … 2009 SEC All-Freshman Team … 3-for-6 with a run scored in 9-5 win over Alabama at SEC Tournament (5/20) … 3-for-3 with a run scored, a triple and two RBI in 6-3 win over USC Upstate (5/12) … 1-for-4 with a three-run homer and three runs scored in 15-6 win over Tennessee (5/10) … SEC Co-Freshman of the Week after 9-for-14 (.643) series vs. Vanderbilt … 3-for-5 with a run scored and a RBI in 11-3 win over Vanderbilt (5/3) … 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a RBI in 14-5 win over Vanderbilt (5/2) … 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in 8-5 win over Vanderbilt (5/1) … 2-for-4 with a RBI in 9-5 loss at Florida (4/26) … 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored in 10-4 win over Auburn (4/19) … 2-for-3 with a homer, run scored and three RBI in 6-4 loss to Auburn (4/18) … 2-for-4 with two runs scored in 8-3 win over Auburn (4/17) … Career-high in hits with 5-for-6 performance with two doubles, three runs scored and a pair of RBI in 20-6 win over College of Charleston (4/14) … 1-for-3 with key two-run single in 12-10 win over Ole Miss (4/10) … 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored in 10-0 win vs. Furman (4/1) … 3-for-5 in 12-5 loss at The Citadel (3/31) … 2-for-4 with a double and run scored in 4-2 win at Kentucky (3/29) … 4-for-6 with three runs, three RBI and a homer in 20-19 win over Kentucky (3/28) … 2-for-5 with game-winning run scored in 2-1 win over Georgia Southern (3/25) … Went 4-for-8 (.500) in the LSU series with a pair of home runs … 2-for-3 with a homer in 11-3 loss to LSU (3/22) … 1-for-1 with a homer and two runs scored in 7-3 win over LSU (3/20) … 2-for-6 with a home run and two RBI in 15-0 win at Furman (3/18) … Game-tying RBI single in 5-4 win at Mississippi State (3/15) … 1-for-3 with two runs scored in 6-5 win over Presbyterian (3/9) … Reached base five times with a hit and three walks and stole two bases in 7-5 win over Long Beach State (3/7) … 3-for-6 with first career triple and two runs scored in 15-8 win over Long Beach State (3/6) …Started all three games vs. Duquesne and hit .333 (5-for-15) in series with four runs, two doubles, a homer and four RBI … Three-run homer in Sunday’s 8-4 win over Duquesne (2/22) … 2-for-6 with three runs scored in first career start, a 13-0 win over Duquesne (2/21).