For the Record: Enters the season owning the school record for career walks (62) and ranked fourth in home runs (12).
2002: Received Academic All-Big Ten accolades ? started 57 of the Boilermakers? 59 games at catcher ? played in all 59 games, seeing 147 at-bats and tallying a .224 batting average ? totaled 33 hits on the season in addition to 26 walks, third-most in the Big Ten ? belted a two-run home run in Purdue?s 8-1 win over IUPUI and in a 4-0 victory over Gardner-Webb ? recorded a two-run triple against No. 22 Ohio State and a two-run double in 9-1 win over Oakland ? her six home runs tied her for fifth on the Purdue season records list ? went 2-for-3 with a home run, single and two RBI in the second game of the Butler doubleheader ? home run against Butler was a solo shot with two outs that gave Purdue a 1-0 lead in an eventual 7-0 victory ? the 26-walk tally ranks her second on the school?s season list? compiled a .976 fielding percentage with 274 putouts and 54 assists on 336 attempts ? was a part of three double plays ? picked off 13 runners during the year, most in the Big Ten ? received the team?s Make-It-Happen Award at the postseason banquet.
2001: Started 58 of 59 games at third base ... was one of only two to play in every game ... named to the Boilermaker Invitational All-Tournament Team ... tied for team lead with 16 walks taken ... tied for second with 170 at-bats ... third on squad with 43 hits, seven doubles and 22 RBI ... owned fourth-best on-base percentage at .323 ... had two or more hits in nine games ... tallied a season-high eight assists against Western Michigan in first game of doubleheader ... recorded five or more assists in 11 different games ... her 184 assists moved her into third place on both the season and career records lists ... went 3-for-4 with one RBI at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ... was a perfect 3-for-3, including a double, with one run and one RBI against Butler in the Boilermaker Invitational ... tallied three RBI and two doubles while going 2-for-3 in the first game of the Michigan doubleheader.
2000: First team All-Mideast Region ? started all 61 games at third base ? topped team with .395 on-base percentage ? second with .322 batting average, .448 slugging percentage, 10 doubles, 28 RBI and 78 total bases? tied for second with 56 hits ? ranked third with four home runs ? fourth with 18 runs scored ? led squad with 20 walks and three sacrifice flies ? tied for team lead with three HBP ? socked first career home run for the only run in Meagan Dooley?s no-hitter vs. Temple ? was 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored vs. Hofstra ? had five-game hitting streak from March 17 to 23 in which she batted at a .467 clip (7-for-15) ? banged out four hits in four at-bats with two RBI and a run scored vs. Toledo ? was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI at IUPUI ? nailed two doubles at Wisconsin ? collected two hits in a game nine times ? had five four-game hitting streaks ? set school season record with 190 assists ? did not commit an error in first 16 games.
High School: State of Indiana Player of the Year, Marion County Athlete of the Year as senior ? Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year ? Indiana Mental Attitude Award winner ? Indianapolis Star Super Team selection her junior and senior seasons ? three-time all-conference honoree ? team captain as junior and senior ? member of four sectional championship teams and state runner-up squad her senior season ? softball coach was Mandi Hawkins ? also played volleyball and basketball ? all-conference in basketball three times and in volleyball twice ? basketball team captain her junior and senior seasons ? played travel ball for the Indy Gamblers under coach John Roadruck.
Personal: Given name is Jessica Renee Jones ? born Sept. 9, 1981 ? parents are Sondra and Jim Jones ? has a brother, Jake ... majoring in communication, public relations.
Jones? Purdue Statistics
Year AVG. G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT 2000 .322 61-61 174 18 56 10 0 4 28 20 33 1-1 2001 .253 59-58 170 7 43 7 1 2 22 16 33 0-1 Totals .288 120-119 344 25 99 17 1 6 50 36 66 0-2
Fielding PCT PO AST E TC DP 2000 .927 25 190 17 232 3 2001 .932 48 184 17 249 10 Totals .929 73 374 34 481 13