Jalen Washington
Jalen  Washington


Twinsburg, Ohio

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195


Career Honors

  • Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2016)
  • Co-Captain (2016)
  • Johnny Bench Award Watch List (2016)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2016) 

2016 (Junior Season)
Big Ten All-Tournament  Teamco-captain … most improved player of 2015 fall camp … appeared in 63 games, including 59 starts from behind the dish … Johnny Bench Award Watch List … had never caught a college game headed into the Buckeyes’ starting catcher’s role in 2016 … batted .249 (53-for-213) with 33 runs scored, 11 doubles, three home runs and 38 RBI … led the Big Ten with 17 caught stealers … third on the team in RBI (38) and fifth with 14 stolen bases … batted .293 in Big Ten play with three doubles, two home runs, 15 RBI and six stolen bases … posted first career home run in 2016 opener vs. Toledo (2/19) … went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI vs. Liberty (2/28) … made a diving catch behind home plate in the bottom of the ninth at Coastal (2/29) … had a career-high 4-for-4 performance with two RBI and a double vs. Illinois State (3/5) … batted .364 (4-for-11) with a double and four RBI at 2016 Snowbird Classic (3/4-6) … went 5-for-12 with five runs, one double, three RBI and two stolen bases vs. Bethune-Cookman (4/1 – 4/3) … batted .273 (3-for-11) with a run scored, RBI and stolen base in series vs. Rutgers (4/15-17) … hit .417 (5-for-12) with a double and a pair of RBI at Illinois series (4/22-24) … batted .273 (3-for-11) with two runs scored, stolen base and three RBI in series at Purdue (4/29-51) … hit .444 (4-for-9) with a run scored, double, three RBI and walk in series vs. Iowa (5/6-8) … scored a pair of runs in win over No. 16 FAU (5/11) … homered twice with four RBI during Michigan series, to help lead the Buckeyes to a series sweep over the No. 19 Wolverines  (5/13-15) … hit .300 with a RBI and two walks in series vs. Minnesota (5/19-21) … broke a Big Ten Tournament record catching in 55.0 innings in six games in Omaha … guided OSU pitching staff to a Big Ten Tournament record 44 strikeouts in journey to conference crown … batted .238 with three runs scored, two doubles, four RBI and two walks at Big Ten Tournament (5/25-5/29) … threw out three runners over the weekend tournament … had the walk-off RBI single vs. Wright State in the NCAA Regional opening game (6/3)  15 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI performances … had a career-high 13-game reached base streak from 3/18-4/8 … OSU Scholar-Athlete.

2015 (Sophomore Season)
Appeared in 15 games and started in six contests for the Scarlet and Gray … batted .280 for the season with six RBI … scored first career run in 8-0 win over Pitt (2/15) … scored the game-winning run in game one vs. Evansville and had his first career hit in game two (3/15) … swiped his first career stolen base vs Rider (3/18) … collected three at-bats, two runs and two hits in the first collegiate start vs Morehead State (4/21) … drove in five runs and stole two bases in the three starts at second base at Northwestern (4/24-4/26) … had the go-ahead, two run single in the top of the eleventh at Northwestern in game two (4/26) … two multi-hit and multi-RBI games in 2015.

2014 (Freshman Season)
Lettered in his first season with the Buckeyes ... appeared in seven contests, including two Big Ten games at Purdue (4/27) and against Iowa (5/4).

Twinsburg H.S.
A three-year letterwinner at Twinsburg ... a two-time All-Northeastern Ohio Conference selection and honorable mention All-Ohio ... lettered three years in basketball and three years in football ... named second team All-Ohio as a junior on the gridiron and a three-time all-conference selection in basketball.

Jalen is the son of Edward and Barbara Washington ... has two brothers, Darius and Devonte.