Baseball America placed him as the top prosect coming out of the state of Kentucky into the 2004 draft. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Jurich was named First Team All-Conference USA in 2002 and 2004 and hit .353 with 47 runs, 19 doubles, three triples, 19 home runs and 60 RBI in 56 games this season. He posted a .702 slugging percentage with 165 total bases and committed just a single error this year.
Jurich finished his career at Louisville ninth in games played (193), seventh in hits (234), seventh in at-bats (714), first in doubles (58), sixth in triples (12), fourth in home runs (47) and seventh in RBI (178). His 19 doubles this season is tied for seventh all-time and his 19 home runs is tied for the eighth highest total in a single season.
Following the 2002 season, Jurich played on the gold medal-winning USA Baseball National Team and was named third-team All-American by the NCBWA.