- First-Team Preseason All-American (Collegiate Baseball)
- Second-Team Preseason All-American (NCBWA, Baseball America)
- 2005 Third-Team All-American (Collegiate Baseball)
- 2005 First-Team All-Big 12
- 2005 Big 12 Newcomer Pitcher of the Year
- Second-Team ABCA All-Midwest Region
- Big 12 Pitcher of the Week (3/1/05 & 4/25/05)
- Collegiate Baseball National Pitcher of the Week (3/1/05)
2006 Outlook: After a breakout 2005 campaign, junior Joba (pronounced Jaw-buh) Chamberlain returns as one of the top pitchers in college baseball Earned All-Big 12 and All-America honors in his first season at NU, going 10-2 with a 2.81 ERA in 20 appearances, striking out 130 in 118.2 innings Former transfer from Division II Nebraska-Kearney will look to become the second Husker pitcher taken in the first round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft and the first since two-way performer Alvie Shepherd in 1995 Spent part of the summer pitching for the Beatrice Bruins and Coach Bob Steinkamp, helping the Bruins to a ninth-place finish at the NBC World Series Went 5-0 with a 1.59 ERA in seven appearances with the Bruins, striking out 63 in 45.1 innings and allowing just 32 hits Tabbed as the top Major League Baseball prospect at the NBC World Series Possesses a durable frame and the ability to consistently throw in the mid-90s with an exceptional curve ball among an assortment of pitches Didn’t pitch during the fall, but continued to earn the respect of his teammates, leading during practices and offseason conditioning Will be counted on for both his abilities and leadership in 2006.
2005: Chamberlain turned in one of the most dominant pitching years in school history, going 10-2 with a 2.81 ERA in leading NU to the College World Series Earned first-team All-Big 12 honors and third-team All-America accolades as he tied for ninth nationally with 130 strikeouts and 28th nationally in wins Ranked among the Big 12 leaders in seven categories, including strikeouts (130, second), wins (third), innings pitched (118.2, third), strikeouts/nine innings (9.86, fourth), starts (18, fifth), ERA (ninth) and opponent batting average (.218, 10th) Recorded five double-digit strikeout games and became only the fourth Husker pitcher to record 100 strikeouts in a season Was his best against the Huskers’ toughest opponents, going 4-1 with a 2.17 ERA in seven starts against ranked opponents, striking out 56 in 49.2 innings and holding them to a .203 average Was 2-0 in the NCAA Tournament, picking up victories over Miami and Arizona State Earned NU’s first-ever College World Series win, allowing three runs on five hits over seven innings in a 5-3 Husker win over No. 8 Arizona State on June 17 Out-dueled Hurricane ace and first-round pick Cesar Carrillo in a 3-1 Super Regional win over No. 13 Miami on June 10 Allowed one run on seven hits while fanning 13, despite battling leg cramps over his final four innings Pitched well against Oklahoma in the Big 12 Tournament, allowing three runs over seven innings in a 6-3 Husker win, avenging an earlier loss to the Sooners Was 3-2 with a 3.38 ERA in nine conference starts Earned a win over Kansas State on May 20, going six-plus innings, allowing four runs on six hits while fanning six in a 5-4 victory on May 20 Was the hard-luck loser in a 2-1 loss to No. 17 Missouri on May 6, allowing two first inning runs on four hits over 5.2 innings of work Suffered his first loss of the season in the series opener at Oklahoma on April 28, allowing two earned runs on six hits in 6.2 innings in a 5-1 setback Allowed one run on six hits while striking out 10 over eight innings to pick up the victory against No. 8 Baylor on April 22, earning Big 12 Player-of-the-Week honors Tossed the first complete game of his career, scattering four hits and striking out five without a walk in a 2-1 victory at Texas A&M on April 15 Held No. 1 Texas to one earned run on five hits over nine innings, while striking out 10 Longhorns in a no-decision on April 8, a 6-3 win that eventually went 16 innings Went eight innings, allowing two runs on four hits against Seton Hall on March 18, an outing where he fanned 12 and retired the last 11 hitters he faced in a 6-2 Husker win Held No. 7 Rice to one unearned run on four hits while striking out nine in 6.1 innings on March 4 Turned in a dominant performance against New Mexico, allowing two infield hits over seven shutout innings Struck out 15 Lobos (without a walk) - the highest single-game total by a Husker since two-time All-American Shane Komine had 16 punchouts against Missouri in 2000.
University of Nebraska-Kearney/Lincoln Northeast High School: Chamberlain transferred to Nebraska from Division II Nebraska-Kearney, where he compiled a 3-6 record and a 5.23 ERA for Coach Damon Day Led the Lopers in ERA, opponent batting average (.250), strikeouts (49) and complete games (four) despite making only eight starts Played American Legion baseball over the summer of 2004 for Coach Steve Eckman, going 4-4 with a 1.36 ERA, as he struck out 137 hitters and walked only 21 en route to all-state honors Recorded 21 strikeouts over 12 shutout innings in a matchup against Johnny Dorn’s team, a 15-inning game won by Grand Island, 1-0 Also hit .505 with 11 homers, 11 doubles and 37 RBIs as a two-way performer Prepped at Lincoln Northeast High School for coaches Bill Fagler and Doug Kaltenberger Garnered second-team Super State honors from the Lincoln Journal Star, going 3-2 with a 3.35 ERA, as he struck out 29 in 31.1 innings.
Personal: Born on Sept. 23, 1985, in Lincoln, Neb. Parents are Harlan Chamberlain and Jackie Standley Has one sister (Tasha Dahlberg) Majors in criminal justice Is a Native American who is a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.
Year ERA W-L App GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO
2005.... 2.81 10-2 18 18 1 0/1 0 118.2 91 44 37 33 130
TOTAL... 2.81 10-2 18 18 1 0/1 0 118.2 91 44 37 33 130