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Jessica Josker

  • position Of
  • height 5-6
  • class Senior
  • Hometown San Jacinto, Calif.
  • High school Hemet
  • position Of
  • height 5-6
  • class Senior
  • Hometown San Jacinto, Calif.
  • High school Hemet

Jessica Josker Bio

Josker’s Career Statistics
Josker’s 2008 Game-by-Game Statistics

  • 2008 Second-Team Preseason All-SEC
  • 2008 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2007 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2006 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2005 SEC All-Freshman Team
  • SEC Player of the Week (March 6, 2005)

Started 44 games and played in 45, second most on the squad…Drew 31 starting assignments in right field, 11 at designated player and two at catcher…Stood fourth on the team in batting average, hits, runs batted in, total bases and walks…Scored a run in the 3-1 victory in the season’s first game against North Florida (2/8)…Went 2-for-4 in that second game of the Florida Atlantic Kick-Off Classic against the host Owls…Hit in seven of eight games, starting against Hofstra in the USF Louisville Slugger Tournament (2/23)…Drove in a run in five consecutive games, starting in the second game of the Carolina Classic against Gardner-Webb (3/1) through the second game of the doubleheader against Arkansas (3/8)…Added her first double of the season in that final game of the streak against the Lady’Backs…Went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the first game at Kentucky (3/29)…Added an RBI double in the final game against the Wildcats (3/30)…Had consecutive 2-for-3 outings against No. 24 Mississippi State (4/12), adding a double in the first game…Drove in the first run of the 4-3 win over No. 15/16 LSU (5/3)…Named to the preseason All-SEC second team.

Played in 60 games and started 56…Ranked fourth on the team in hitting…Stood second on the squad with 11 doubles while finishing third with two triples…Ranked second on the squad with four multi-RBI games and third with 10 multi-hit contests…Drew 20 starts in right field and did not make an error during the season…Also added one of the Gamecocks’ nine outfield assists…Drew 16 walks, second-best on the team…Topped the team when hitting with the bases loaded (.714) and in reaching base as a lead-off hitter (.419)…Perfect in three pinch-hitting chances…Had an outstanding doubleheader against the College of Charleston, going 3-for-7 with three RBI, four runs, a double and a triple on the day…Drove in two runs and scored another in the victory over Jacksonville (2/17)…Scored two runs and knocked two doubles in the series finale against Mississippi State (4/1)…Had a solo home run and a two-RBI single that tied the game in the 6-5 triumph over Kentucky (4/21)…Went 5-for-7 on championship day at the Columbia Regional, scoring one run and driving in two to help the Gamecocks down Oregon to claim the regional…Hit .333 in the NCAA Tournament…Earned a spot on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll for the second time.

Started 57 games…Led the team in hitting for the second consecutive year (.271)…Led the team in hits (49) and in on-base percentage (.316)…Recorded 12 multi-hit games…Co-leader in doubles with 11…Went 3-for-3 with three runs against Florida State (2/18)…Recorded two six-game hitting streaks…Also had a six-game RBI streak and a six-game doubles streak…Tallied a season-high two RBI in game against North Dakota State…Recorded her 100th career hit when she hit a single in the first inning of game two against Mississippi State (3/25)…Hit .282 with runners on base…Hit .293 with RBI opportunities…Second on the team in runs scored (22).

Named to SEC All-Freshmen Team…Hit .363 overall and .322 in SEC games…Her .363 average is the highest for a freshman in Gamecock history…Became the first Gamecock to record 70 hits in a season since Kim Pietro (83) in 1999…Third Gamecock freshman to record at least 70 hits in a season…One of three players who started every game…Led the team in triples (3)…Recorded her first collegiate hit on 2/5 against Coastal Carolina…Also scored her first collegiate run and drove in her first RBI in that game…Recorded a nine-game hitting streak…Named SEC Player of the Week (3/6) due to her efforts at the Buzz Classic…At the tournament, she hit .520 with three HR’s and 13 hits, recorded a seven-game hitting streak, drove in a run in all but one game and had five multi-hit games…Posted a career-high four hits vs. Virginia Tech (2/16), and vs. Southern Illinois (2/25)…Drove in a career-high three RBI on 3/5 vs. Mercer…Hit all three of her home runs in back-to-back-to-back games (South Dakota State, Mercer, Auburn)…Recorded 21 multi-hit games.

High School
Four-year letterwinner in softball and played volleyball for two years at Hemet H.S….Coached by Joe Cortez and Mark Sabala…Helped her team record a 24-7 record her senior year…Hit .368 as a senior, .391 as a junior and .426 as a sophomore…Three-time Sunbelt All-league selection…Sunbelt League MVP (03-04)…All-CIF 2002 and 2004…All-county for three straight years…HHS Offensive Player of the Year (’01-’02)…HHS Defensive Player of the Year (’02-’03)…Three-time Sunbelt League Champions…Two-time Sunbelt League Scholar Athlete for softball and volleyball…Two-time All-CIF State Academic Team (Softball).

Full name is Jessica Ashley Josker…Born Feb. 20, 1986 in Mission Viejo, Calif….Parents are David and Angelina…Has a brother, David Jr., and three sisters: Heather, Shauna and Emma Leigh…Major is hotel, restaurant, tourist management…Nickname is JJ.