20th overall pick comes to terms with Toronto


 by Jason Hanes, KSU Sports Information   The Toronto Blue Jays have come to terms…

Georgia (Aug 17, 2009) —  by Jason Hanes, KSU Sports Information 

 The Toronto Blue Jays have come to terms with Kennesaw State's Chad Jenkins, signing the 20th overall pick in the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft to a contract with a $1.359 million signing bonus.

The announcement of the signing was made prior to Saturday's game between

Jenkins is coming off perhaps the best season for a KSU pitcher since the Owls joined the ranks of Division I of the NCAA iin 2006. The righty went 8-1 with a 2.54 ERA. He walked just 15 batters while striking out 98. During the season, Jenkins had a streak of 41 consecutive scoreless innings. He was the Atlantic Sun Conference's Pitcher of the Year and won the A-Sun Pitcher of the Week award three times during 2009. Jenkins did not lose a conference start in 2009.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu