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14  Krista Jessup
Krista Jessup

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tampa, Fla.

High School:
Chamberlain

Height:
5-6

Position:
Catcher

Birthdate:
08/11/1984

B/T:
R/R


As A Junior (2005)
Named second team All-Conference USA for a second consecutive season ... Started all 74 games behind the plate ... Finished the season with a career-best .326 batting average ... Ranked eighth in Conference USA in runs scored with 72 (second on the team) ... Finished third on the team in batting average and hits ... Had the second most multi-hit games on the team with 19 ... Her 11-game hitting streak was the longest by any player during the year ... Drove in multiple runs in six games, including a season-high three against Rutgers and Bowling Green ... Hit her lone home run of the season in the series finale against Saint Louis ... Went 12-for-23 in six games at the Who's Hoo Invitational at the University of Virginia ... Recorded a fielding percentage of .994, committing just three errors in 465 chances.

As a Sophomore (2004)
Named second team All-Conference USA ... Finished the season with a .290 batting average, two home runs and 36 RBIs ... Ranked third on the team in hitting, hits and RBIs ... Played and started in 67 games, making 66 starts behind the plate ... Tallied 10 multi-hit games and 10 multi-RBI games ... Longest hitting streak of the season was nine games ... Went 5-for-5 in game two of a doubleheader against Liberty ... Drove in five runs against UMBC at the GMU Patriot Classic going 3-for-3 with a home run and double ... Earned all-tournament team honors ... Hit her first of two home runs during the season in ECU's C-USA opener against UAB.

As a Freshman (2003)
Played in 54 of ECU's 55 games, making 52 starts ... Ranked fourth on the team in hitting with a .253 batting average ... Hit one home run during the season and drove in 11 runs ... Recorded 13 multi-hit games ... Collected her first collegiate hit against Fordham on Feb. 21, going 2-for-3 ... Went 3-for-4 with an RBI against Brown ... Hit her only home run of the season in the first game of a doubleheader against UNC Greensboro ... Drove in three runs against the Spartans in that same game ... Went 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI in game two of a doubleheader with Virginia ... Smashed two doubles in a game for the second time in the season finale against Saint Louis.

High School
Played for Coach Bobby Diez at Chamberlain High School ... Earned four letters in softball as a catcher ... Earned three letters playing forward for the soccer team ... Softball team was state runner-up in 1998 and went to the state final four in 1999 ... Helped the Chiefs to the regional playoffs in 2000 and win the district championship in 2002 ... Named rookie-of-the-Year in 1998 ... Was also named all-conference and all-county in her high school career.

Personal
Born Krista Leigh Jessup on August 11, 1984 ... Daughter of Terry Armstrong and Richard Jessup ... Has one brother, Richard ... Academic major is hospitality management.