Jason Cunningham - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#2 Jason Cunningham Season 2007-08


Class Sophomore
Height 6'2"
Weight 200 LBS
Hometown Decatur, Ga.
High School Greater Atlanta Christian

Coach Corbin Quote: Jason went from student manager to pitcher a year ago. He was put in some difficult situations and did very well. He works off of deception and continues to get better.

2007: Former team manager who tried out and made the team in the fall … Pitched 4.2 innings of two-hit scoreless relief against Ole Miss (5/26) at the SEC tournament in a win that pushed the Commodores into the tourney finale. Walked three and struck out two in longest performance of his career … Gave up a run on two hits in 0.1 innings against Tennessee Tech (4/25) … Pitched two scoreless innings of three-hit relief against Arkansas (3/25) with a strikeout … Made first collegiate appearance against Western Kentucky (3/20) and recorded an out.

2006: Served as a team manager … On Deeg Sezna Scholarship.

High School: A four-year letterwinner in baseball at Greater Atlanta Christian School … Was the school[apos]s Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year during his senior year in 2005 … Earned the Baseball Spartan Spirit Award as a senior and also named to the Gwinnett Dugout Club Academic All-County team … Helped lead team to the state Final Four in 2002 and 2004 and to the state runner-up finish in 2003 … Also lettered one season in basketball … Was an exceptional student, earning salutatorian plaudits at graduation and was a National Merit Finalist … Also a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club and earned star student recognition for registering the highest SAT score in the school.

Personal: Jason Bayer Cunningham … Majoring in mathematics … Born 9/26/86 in Decatur, Ga. … Son of Ed and Patricia Cunningham … Has a brother Doug, who played baseball for Birmingham Southern … Mother was on the golf team at Florida while father played tennis for Williams College … Favorites include: Tom Glavine, Danny Wuerfel, movie Gangs of New York, TV Show: Heroes, Denzel Washington and Waffle House…Lists Ty Cobb as the greatest baseball player of all time … If he could change one thing about his sport it would be to get rid of radar guns … His advice to youngsters is to not take no for an answer and if you want it, to make it happen.