2013 (JUNIOR): Played in 54 games with 41 starts, including 36 in rightfield and five in leftfield... hit .252 (30-for-119) with 22 runs, one double, one triple, 10 RBI and nine stolen bases... ranked third on the squad with a .371 on-base percentage... played in 24 SEC games, including 18 starts, hitting .304 with 11 runs, one double, four RBI and four stolen bases... led the team with a .467 on-base percentage in SEC games and ranked fourth with a .304 batting average... hit 2-for-6 with two runs, one triple and two RBI in last two games of series at Illinois-Chicago (2/16-17)... batted 1-for-2 with one sacrifice bunt, two runs and one double in win against Rice (3/2) at the Houston College Classic... slugged 3-for-4 with two runs in series finale at Cal State Fullerton (3/10)... hit 1-for-3 with two walks and one RBI against Houston Baptist (3/12)... batted 2-for-4 with five walks, two sacrifice bunts, two stolen bases, three runs and two RBI in three-game sweep of Georgia (3/15-17)... slugged 4-for-7 with one run in three-game series against LSU (5/9-11)... posted a .667 on-base percentage in three-game series at Tennessee (5/16-18), going 2-for-5 with four walks, two sacrifice bunts, three runs, one double and one RBI... played in 36 games for the Acadiana Cane Cutters of the Texas Collegiate League, hitting .205 (27-for-132) with 23 runs, four doubles, one triple, nine RBI, 20 stolen bases and a .333 on-base percentage.
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 39 games with nine starts (5-LF, 3-CF, 1-DH)... batted .289 in his sophomore campaign (13-for-45) with 11 runs, three doubles, 11 walks, seven RBI and three stolen bases... posted a .414 on-base percentage... appeared in 14 Big 12 games, batting .200 (2-for-10) with three runs and one stolen base... tied a career high with a four-hit performance against Prairie View A&M (3/6), going 4-for-5 with one double, two runs and one RBI... hit 1-for-2 with one walk, one stolen base, two runs and two RBI against UT Pan American (3/13)... played for the Shelter Island Bucks of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League... appeared in 31 games, batting .309 (34-for-110) with a .480 on-base percentage, 32 runs, four doubles, 10 RBI and 15 stolen bases.
2011 (FRESHMAN) : Appeared in 37 games, including 28 starts (25-LF, 3-DH) as a rookie... batted .218 (22-for-101) with four doubles and two triples... scored 13 runs and drove in nine... stole three bases on eight attempts... enjoyed four multi-hit contests... earned his first career start against Le Moyne (2/20), starting in left field... collected a season-high four hits in a 4-for-5 effort against Centenary (3/8) that featured a season-high three runs, three RBI and two triples... played for the East Texas Pump Jacks of the Texas Collegiate League... appeared in 31 games, batting .248 (26-for-105) with 20 runs, six RBI and 14 stolen bases... played in three playoff games for the Pump Jacks, logging one hit, two runs and three walks in 12 plate appearances.
AT ORANGEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner for coach Jeff Benett at Orang efield High School... helped his team reach the bi-distrist round in 2009 and the regional finals in 2010... selected first team all-state as an outfielder as well as third team all-state honors as a pitcher during his prep career... named the Utility Player of the Year by the Orange Leader on its All-Orange Leader Baseball Team as a junior (2009) after hitting .462 with four home runs, 13 doubles, 26 RBI and 49 runs scored... also participated in football, where he earned all-district accolades as a wide receiver, and in track & field... played summer ball with the Texas Sundevils.
PERSONAL: Jace Dean Statum was born August 22, 1991, to parents Kevin and Laura Statum... has a sister, Danielle... a general studies major, who plans to purse a career in dentistry... enjoys fishing in his spare time.