With 11 wins to this point, she now has 47 for Tech, which ranks No. 2 all-time... is moving up the charts in strikeouts, ERA and several other categories as well and will certainly leave as one of the most important players to have ever worn a Red Raiders' jersey... has not allowed an earned run since 3/20 (FAMU) and has tossed 13 innings over that stretch... Has 90 strikeouts on the season thus far, having struck out 8 as a high mark, twice.
Tech Career Highs
Strikeouts: 11 vs. Nevada 3/2/07
Innings: 9, twice, last vs. Texas State 4/13/09
Wins in a Season: 17, 2007
Consecutive Wins: 10, 2/11/10 through 3/20/10
Consecutive Scoreless Innings: 22.2 from 3/29/08 through 4/8/08
A valiant attempt at pitching throughout the season, gave way to the realization that a foot problem was much worse than previously hoped and forced her into a boot for the final three weeks of the campaign... she has since had surgery and completed rehab for the injury and was cleared to begin throwing early in January... even with a sub-par season for her, she finished ranked third all-time on the Tech pitching list for wins with 36, is fourth in innings pitched with 541.2 frames worked, is third in career strikeouts with 347 and is currently ninth in fewest walks per seven innings pitched with a 2.94 mark... in noteworthy fashion she was asked to bat and promptly delivered a hit and scored a run vs. UC Santa Barbara to finish the 2009 season with a 1.000 batting average!
The tallest Red Raider (6'2" sans cleats) led all Tech pitchers in appearances (38), wins (10), complete games (11), strikeouts (93) and innings pitched (181.0) while maintaining the lowest ERA on the staff at 2.55 ... Was named the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week for April 9 after pitching 11.2 shutout innings, earning 2 wins while leading Tech to its first-ever season sweep of Nebraska ... Threw complete game while allowing just one earned run and striking out three against UTEP ... Matched that by throwing nine innings against UT Arlington ... Threw complete game while striking out five to help Tech upset Missouri in the Big 12 Tournament.
It wasn't the 204.2 innings she pitched during the course of the season or the fact that she won 17 games (2nd-best all time for a Tech pitcher in a season), it was the fact that she threw 400 pitches over 29 hours against some of the nation's most potent offenses at the Big 12 Championships that had journalists scratching their own bleary eyes as they counted ... She finished with 152 strikeouts--good enough to land her as No. 6 on Tech's all-time list, and she was among the nation's leaders in wins for most of the year until a bad team stretch to begin the conference season stalled her win numbers.
Played softball at Cypress Creek High School in Houston (with teammate Patin for a time) ... Was District MVP her senior year and was a member of either first or second all district teams in her junior and sophomore years ... Finished 9th at Gold Nationals on her ASA team (Amateur Softball Association), Impact Gold in summer of 2005 ... Graduated Cum Laude.
Born November 8, to parents Dave and Lori Jacobs in Houston ... Parents own Jacobs Ovehead Doors Company ... Has three younger siblings, Emily (who plays softball at West Texas A&M), Krista and David ... She is somewhat of a movie expert as collecting and watching movies are favorite pass-times and has recently changed majors to Electronic Media and Communication within the Mass Communications department with the goal to pursue a career as a film editor ... Her passion for animals and movies has her entertaining the notion of making a documentary about them, preferably on the Australian continent... she will graduate in 2010.