- Hometown: Omaha, NE
- High School: Creighton Prep
- College: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Pro: San Diego Padres Organization
- Expertise: Hitting, Strength & Conditioning, Outfield
Bio: One of the finest players to ever play baseball at the University of Nebraska, senior Jeff Leise (pronounced LIE-zee) concluded an amazing career in 2003. A career .346 hitter and a three-year starter in center field, Leise ranked second on NU’s career lists in hits (305), runs scored (210) and triples (20) while stealing 63 bases in 69 attempts. During his career, he helped Nebraska to 195 wins, two Big 12 regular-season titles (the first since 1950), and the school’s first College World Series appearances in school history in 2001 and 2002.”( –huskers.com)
Two-time Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year (2002-03), Two-time Verizon/CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-American (2002-03), 2003 BIg 12 Sportsperson of the Year, 2002-03 NU Male Student-Athlete of the Year, 2003 Second-Team All-Big 12, 2003 Dairy Queen Baseball Classic MVP, 2003 12th round draft pick (San Diego), 2003 Captain, 2002 Seventh-round draft pick (Anaheim),2002 First-Team All-American (ABCA) , 2002 NCBWA Distict VI Player of the Year , 2002 Lincoln All-Regional Team, 2002 First-Team All-Big 12, 2002 Baseball Lifter of the Year, 2001 Lincoln Regional MVP, 2001 Second-Team Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-American, 2001 Second-Team ABCA All-Midwest Region, 2001 Second-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches), Three-Time First-Team Academic All-District VII, Three-Time First-Team Academic All-Big 12, 2001-02 Nebraska Student-Athlete Advisory Board Member.