2010: Appeared in 15 games on the mound, starting 13 games for the Crusaders in junior season … fourth in Horizon League with 4.67 earned run average … struck out 75 hitters, fifth in the Horizon League … hurled 94.1 innings, fifth most in conference … pitched eight innings against Richmond (Feb. 27) allowing just one run to earn the win … came on in relief and threw four shutout innings at South Carolina (March 9) … tossed complete games against Cleveland State (April 16) and Milwaukee (April 30 and May 27) … struck out 10 in six innings at McNeese State (Feb. 20) … named to the Horizon League’s Fall and Spring Academic Honor Rolls.
2009: Started 13 games as a sophomore for the Crusaders ... earned Horizon League Pitcher of the Week honors on March 2 after eight innings of shutout ball, allowing just two hits and striking out eight at Arkansas-Little Rock (March 1) ... also earned Pitcher of the Week accolades on April 6 after seven innings of shutout ball at Cleveland State (April 4) ... tied for eighth in the league with 57 strikeouts ... did not walk more than three hitters in a game ... named to the Horizon League’s Fall and Spring Academic Honor Rolls ... voted to the Horizon League All-Academic Team.
2008: Made 15 appearances on the mound including 12 starts as a freshman ... also saw action as the designated hitter ... went seven innings on April 9 against Northern Illinois to earn first career win ... tossed a season-high eight innings while striking out seven and allowing just two runs in the win against Youngstown State on May 10 ... had four two-hit games at the plate ... drove in two runs on three different occasions.
Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Foxes ... team finished third in the state as a senior after being ranked number one earlier in the season ... a two-time All-State selection ... a four-year All-Valley 8 Conference selection ... twice earned Valley 8 Conference Player of the Year honors ... a four-time All-District pick ... named District Player of the Year as a junior and senior ... set school’s career wins (29), strikeouts (407), runs batted in (113), hits (128), doubles (38), and earned run average (2.63) records ... team went 21-2 as a senior ... a member of National Honor Society ... also lettered in football and basketball.
Personal: Jon is the son of Rick and Sue Gulbransen ... major is management ... born Nov. 16, 1988.