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  Jowen-James Murray-Thornton

Jowen-James Murray-Thornton

Player Profile


Ewa Beach, HI

High School:
Saint Louis School

Last College:
Hartnell College

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175





2007 Murray-Thornton made 35 starts at catcher and designated hitter for the Matadors, batting .296 with 17 RBI ... tallied two six-game hitting streaks, from Mar. 16 to Mar. 31 and from Apr. 3 to Apr. 14 ... batted .429 in nine games between Mar. 16 and Apr. 5 ... finished fourth-best on the squad with his .296 batting average ... threw out 38% of attempted base-stealers, best on the squad, and threw out 8-of-16 attempted base-stealers over his final 15 games ... tallied season-high two hits 11 times ... stole his first base of the season on Jan. 28 vs. UNLV.

HARTNELL COLLEGE Murray-Thornton played two seasons for the Panthers, pitching and playing catcher ... stuck as a catcher as a sophomore... as a freshman, earned All-Coast Conference honors and All-Northern California honors ... as a sophomore, garenered All-Coast Conference and All-American honors ... transferred to CSUN with a 3.0 gpa.

SAINT LOUIS SCHOOL Played four seasons for the Crusaders, earning all-league honorable mention each season ... graduated with a 3.3 gpa.

PERSONAL Born December 17, 1986 in Honolulu, Hawaii ... parents are Murray-Lee and Rialrome Thornton ... favorites include the New York Yankees, Twins catcher Joe Mauer, and Hawaiian food ... greatest sports moment was receiving an All-American Award ... best athlete he has competed against is D.J. Hollingsworth ... like to listen to the Hawaiian band Ekolu when he has time to relax ... major is kinesiology.