Where Does Jackson Kowar Go to College?
Jackson attended the University of Florida.
He signed to play college baseball for Clemson University as a sophomore, but due to a coaching change, he was released.
He was 10-1 with a 0.20 ERA in 71 innings as a senior, striking out 118 batters.
He was picked in the 40th round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft by the Detroit Tigers, but he declined to sign and instead enrolled at the University of Florida.
Kowar pitched in 12 games as a freshman in 2016, posting a 3-0 record and 3.37 ERA with 44 strikeouts in 34+23 innings thrown.
His season was cut short in May when he was forced to sit out due to a medical issue unrelated to sports.
In 2017, he returned and went 12-1, marking the best single-season record in Florida history, while also having a 4.08 ERA and 84 strikeouts in 19 games (18 starts)
Kowar won the save in the 2017 College World Series championship game, pitching 1+23 scoreless innings and clinching Florida’s national title.
Kowar was chosen to the All-SEC Second Team as a junior in 2018. In 18 starts, he went 10-5 with a 3.04 ERA in his junior season.
Kowar was promoted to the major leagues on June 6, 2021, and will start against the Los Angeles Angels the following day. He was promoted to the active roster the following day.