Jeremy Elliott, a 1999 graduate of Mathews High School and standout member of the Blue Devil baseball team, was honored last month for his stellar collegiate career on the diamond.
Elliott, 31, was one of six athletes inducted into the Christopher Newport University Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Feb. 18 at the halftime of the CNU/Averett men’s basketball game.
A member of the CNU Captains from 2000 to 2003, Elliott holds the school’s single season record for stolen bases, and ranks third all-time at CNU for career batting average.
The centerfielder/designated hitter had a team-leading .402 batting average his senior year, as well as a .980 fielding percentage. He was a first-team All-America selection in 2003.
As the Captains’ leadoff hitter, Elliott gave opposing pitchers fits after getting on base. During his record-breaking senior year, he had an amazing 54 stolen bases (out of 58 attempts) in only 44 games. Along with fellow new Hall of Fame inductee...
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