18 Jenessa Jeppesen
18 - Jenessa Jeppesen
Height: 5-10
Year: Freshman
Hometown: El Dorado Hills, Calif.
High School: Oak Ridge HS
Position: Infield

2012 All-Big West Honorable Mention   
2012: Started 31 games in her freshman campaign...Posted a .253 batting average on 23 hits, eights runs and 15 RBI...Tied for second most home runs on the season (5)...Had a five game hit streak beginning against UC Davis (Apr. 28) lasting through Cal Poly (May 6) in which she accumulated 10 hits and six RBI... She recorded a career-high three hits in game two of the Cal Poly series (May 5)...During the three game sweep of Cal Poly, Jeppesen accounted for seven hits, six RBI and a home run and was named Big West Player of the Week thereafter...Had at least one hit in 17 games...Five multiple hit games and four multiple RBI games...She accumulated a career-high three RBI against Long Beach State (Apr. 1) and Cal Poly (May 6)... Defensively, she accounted for 104 putouts and 18 assists...Garnered All-Big West Honorable Mention honors.

Attended Oak Ridge High School…Was coached by Marc Bentovoja…Accumulated a .437 career batting average with a .465 on-base percentage and .908 fielding percentage…Was a two-time All-Delta River League First Team selection and an All-Delta River League Second Team pick as a junior…Was named the 2008 Best Defensive Player…Was the two-time SVC League home run leader…Helped El Dorado Hills to three-consecutive Sac Joaquin Section and Delta River League titles (2008-10)…Also competed for the Trojans’ basketball team…Was named the Best Offensive Player and led her team to the SVC League Championship…Was placed on the Honor Roll three consecutive years. 

Played for Lady Magic for five years…In 2011, she helped her team to a seventh-place finish at the Premier Championship and a third-place finish at Boulder Independence Day…In 2010, the Lady Magic finished second at Boulder Independence Day…During the 2009 season, they placed 24th at ASA Gold Nationals and third at the Champions Cup…In 2008, she won both the ASA 16U Nationals and the Boulder Independence Day…During the 2007 season, she took ninth at the ASA 14U Nationals and was the co-champion at the 16U Batbuster Best of the West. 

Jenessa Kim Jeppesen was born on June 14, 1993 in Logan, Utah…Parents are Bruce and Amy Jeppesen…Has a younger brother, Kaden…Is majoring in communication at UCSB…Aspires to one day pursue a career in broadcasting, marketing or advertising…Favorite sport to play outside of softball is basketball…Favorite athlete is Derek Jeter and she cheers for the Yankees…Enjoys watching “The Hangover” and “A Walk to Remember”…Most memorable sports moment was winning nationals…Favorite television shows are “That 70’s Show” and “Pretty Little Liars”…Favorite aspects of UCSB are the team camaraderie and the proximity to the beach…Has many superstitions ranging from not crossing bats, avoiding chalk lines and carrying a unicorn named “Chalupa.” 

At-bats4three times3/11/12 - most recent
Hits3vs. Cal Poly
Runs1eight times3/27/12 - most recent
Runs Batted In3two times4/1/12 - most recent
Stolen Bases0
Strikeouts2three times2/11/12 - most recent
Walks1two times
4/14/12 - most recent


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