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Jessica Vest
Player Profile:
Jessica Vest 1373463
Position: Infield
Height: 5'4"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Hollister, Calif.
High School: San Benito HS

Three-time Academic All-District honoree (2013, 2014, 2015) ... 2013 (4.00 GPA), 2014 (4.00) and 2015 (4.00) Academic All-Big 12 First Team

2015 (Senior)
Played in 48 games with 34 starts (23 at 2B, 11 at SS) ... hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer against Utah Valley (5/3) ... scored twice and was 1-2 at the plate against Iowa State (4/4) ... homered, walked twice, scored two runs and drove in two at Texas Tech (3/28) ... went 2-2 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI against East Carolina (3/15) ... set career highs in runs scored and hits by going 3-4 with three runs scored, a walk and the first grand slam of her career against Iowa (3/14) ... homered for the first time since 2013 with a solo shot against Missouri State (3/8) ... stole a base and scored a run in game two of a DH against IPFW (2/28) ... walked, stole a base and scored a run against No. 11 Kentucky (2/21) ... drove in three runs, scored twice and was 2-2 with a double and walk against San Diego State (2/19) ... entered as a pinch runner and scored a run against No. 15 Washington (2/13) ... hit an RBI single and walked against Boston (2/13) ... stole a base and scored a run against DePaul (2/7) ... pinch-ran and scored at Hawaii (2/6)

2014 (Junior)
Played in 55 games with 38 starts (37 starts at SS and 1 in RF) ... hit an RBI single against Oregon in the WCWS (5/31) ... made first start of career in RF and went 1-3 with a run scored, run driven in and a stolen base against Bryant in the NCAA Regional (5/16) ... tied a career high with two walks, stole a base and scored a run against Central Arkansas (4/22) ... walked and scored a run against Texas (4/17) ... tied a career high with two hits, also scored a run and drove in another, at Iowa State (3/30) ... season-high two RBI at Iowa State (3/29) ... hit an RBI single against Western Illinois (3/7) ... matched career high with two runs scored and was 1-1 in game two vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/28) ... went 2-2 with an RBI vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff in game one (2/28) ... scored against UCLA (2/21) ... matched career high with two walks, drove in a run and scored against Northwestern (2/21) ... tied career high with two hits against Washington (2/16) ... career-high two stolen bases and two walks with a run scored and run driven in against SIU-Edwardsville (2/15)

2013 (Sophomore)
Played in 56 games with 46 starts (45 at SS and one at 2B) ... hit an RBI single vs. Iowa State (4/28) ... RBI double at Texas (4/20) ... drove in two runs vs. Baylor (4/5) ... hit two home runs, scored twice and set career high with seven RBI at Wichita State (3/27) ... went 2-2 with an RBI double vs. Louisville (3/23) ... hit first home run of career against Arizona (2/21) ... scored two runs against Oregon State (2/8)

2012 (Freshman)
Played in 62 games with 53 starts, mostly at shortstop ... Appeared in all 11 postseason games, scoring 3 runs ... Led team with 91 assists ... Stole two bases on the year, vs. LSU (3/3) and vs. Texas (5/6) ... Picked up first hit of career against UC-Davis (2/23) ... Drove in season-best two runs vs. Virginia Tech (2/17) ... Made OU debut against CSU Bakersfield (2/10)

High School
Played for head coach Scott Smith at San Benito High School in Hollister, Calif. ... earned four varsity letters in softball ... has played at both shortstop and catcher ... team has won three straight CCS championships ... named team’s most valuable player as a junior ... also named defensive player of the year ... first team all-state and all-league selection as a junior ... Hollister Freelance Spring Girl Athlete of the Year ... Team captain ... Haybalers went 25-4 in 2010 and 10-2 in Tri-County Athletic League play ... team also won league title as a freshman ... 2010 first team all-state by Cal Hi-Sports and first team all-league ... hit .352 as a junior ... had 31 hits, 27 runs scored and 27 runs batted in ... had 10 multiple-hit games as a ... hit .444 in the postseason and had five RBI and three runs scored in three playoff games ... hit for the cycle on May 6 against Alisal ... earned coaches’ award as a sophomore ... First team all-league honors ... named second team all-league and most improved player as a freshman ... female athlete of the year ... McDonald’s Player of the Week ... named most valuable player in basketball and volleyball ... has earned varsity letters in volleyball and tennis ... volleyball won league championship as a freshman ... participated in basketball as a freshman ... three-time scholar athlete.

Travel Ball
Played for the San Jose Sting 18U GOLD under head coach Haley Woods this past fall ... won 2009 ASA 18U GOLD National Championship with the Sorcerer GOLD under head coach Phil Mumma ... Sorcerer earned fifth at the 2010 Premier Nationals ... played on 2009 team with former Sooner teammate Keilani Ricketts.

Born Jessica Nicole Vest in San Jose, Calif. ... daughter of Ken and Wendy Vest ... sister, Katie, was a member of the rodeo team at West Hills College ... also has an older brother, Garrett ... cousin, Marty Winchester, played baseball at Long Beach City College and for the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners minor league systems ... a pre-nursing and a multidisciplinary studies major with an emphasis in health and society.

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