June 7, 2011
CINCINNATI - Senior University of Cincinnati right-handed pitcher Dan Jensen (Centerville, Ohio/Centerville) was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 20th round (625th overall pick) in the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
"It's such a dream come true," said Jensen. "(Reds area scout) Brad Meador called me before the 20th round and told me the Reds were going to take me this round. It's just a dream come true."
Jensen led the Bearcats with a 3.11 earned run average and 87 strikeouts while holding opponents to a .257 batting average in 89.2 innings pitched in 2011. His 56 strikeouts during BIG EAST play ranked third in the conference.
The 6-foot-8-inch righty was named the BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week April 4 after pitching a complete game without allowing an earned run and 11 strikeouts against Georgetown University April 1.
With the Reds' drafting of Jensen, UC has now had at least one player selected in the MLB First-Year Player Draft in each of the past seven years.
LAUMANN TAKEN IN ROUND 31: Incoming UC signee Jackson Laumann (Florence, Ky./Boone County) was selected in the 31st round (No. 956 overall) by the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.