|Jessica Smith - 24
Junior: Tied for first on the team in stolen base percentage (1.000) ... second on the team in on base percentage (.347) ... third on the team in doubles (5) ... fourth on the team in batting average (.238) ... posted four multiple hit games and two multiple RBI games ... started 39 of the 42 games she played in ... had .298 slugging percentage and .982 fielding percentage on the year.
Junior College: Played one year for Marty Pump and Kris Naeve at Okaloosa Walton Community College in Niceville, Fla. ... helped lead her team to Panhandle Conference Championship ... First Team All-Conference selection ... Honorable Mention All-State selection ... had ACL surgery her sophomore season.
High School: Lettered four years at Pensacola High School in Pensacola, Fla. ... also lettered in volleyball and basketball ... All-State Honorable Mention in basketball.
Personal: Full name is Jessica Faye Smith ... born August 1, 1978 in Pensacola, Fla. ... majoring in criminal justice ... parents are Larry Smith and Sallie Buichard ... chose UAB because she wanted to pursue her education and play ball at UAB ... the New York Yankees are her favorite sports team ... WWF’s “The Rock” is her favorite athlete ... her hobbies are playing cards, basketball and video games.