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    Jamie Southern
    Jamie Southern

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Clovis, Calif.

    High School:
    Clovis

    Height:
    5-11

    Position:
    Pitcher/Utility

    B/T:
    R/R

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    All-America Candidate



    ACCOLADES
    Athletic

  • 2006 NCAA Top VIII Award Winner
  • 2005 WAC Female Athlete of the Year
  • Four-time All-American
  • Four-time All-West Region
  • Four-time WAC Pitcher of the Year
  • Four-time All-WAC
  • Four-time Easton Sports All-Amrican
  • Four-time Preseason WAC Pitcher of the Year
  • Four-time Preseason All-WAC
  • Three-time NFCA National Player of the Week
  • Three-time USA Softball Preseason watch list
  • Two-time Fresno State Female Athlete of the Year
  • Two-time NCAA ERA statistical champion
  • Two-time NCAA All-Regional Team
  • Five-time NFCA National Player of the Week
  • Three-time WAC Player of the Week
  • One-time WAC Player/Pitcher of the Week
  • 21-time WAC Pitcher of the Week
  • 2005 Second Team All-WAC at designated player
  • 2005 No. 1 Draft Pick by LPFA
  • 2005 No. 5 Draft Pick by NPF
  • 2004 John Wooden Trophy candidate (Top 24)
  • 2003 Softball West/Akadema Top 10 Finalist
  • 2002 WAC Freshman of the Year
  • 2002 Honda Award Softball Finalist
  • 2002 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year finalist

    Academic

  • Two-time Academic All-American
  • Seven-time Dean's List
  • Four-time Fresno State Scholar-Athlete
  • Four-time WAC Scholar-Athlete
  • Four-time WAC All-Academic
  • Two-time NFCA Scholar-Athlete
  • Mr. Bulldog Scholarship Recipient

    Notables

  • Ended career by ranking in nine of 11 all-time NCAA Division I categories: No. 4 shutouts (79), No. 8 complete games (141), No. 10 strikeouts (1,321), No. 10 wins (118), No. T11 starts (147), No. 12 innings pitched (1,088.2), No. 17 appearances (170), No. T25 in saves (11) and No. T27 in strikeouts per 7/IP (8.5)
  • In the NCAA statistics, ranked all 33 weeks in ERA while ranking 29 times in victories, 16 weeks in strikeouts per 7/IP and four times in saves
  • Led nation in ERA in 15 of 32 weeks
  • Fourth NCAA D1 pitcher and second Bulldog to be a multiple ERA statistical champion
  • Finished among the top three in ERA all four years
  • First Bulldog and overall pitcher in WAC history to be a four-time WAC Pitcher of the Year
  • Third freshman in NCAA D1 history to post 400+ strikeouts in a season
  • Second freshman in NCAA D1 history to lead the nation in ERA (0.44)
  • First player in conference history to be named WAC Freshman and Pitcher of the Year in same year
  • Fourth Bulldog to be a four-time All-American
  • 23rd NCAA D1 pitcher to amass 1,000 or more career strikeouts
  • Recorded 54 career 10-strikeout games and threw eight no-hitters, which included four perfect games

    2005 (Senior):First WAC softball player to garner player/pitcher of week honors in the same week (Feb. 28) ... captured first USA Softball National Player of Week honor (March 1) ... two-time Louisville Slugger/NFCA National Player of Week honor (March 2 & April 27) ... posted a career-best 12-game hit streak & batted .381 (16-42, 12 runs, two doubles, three home runs, three walks, two sacrifices, 10 RBI, 27 total bases, .643 slug pct.) ... had second straight 100-total base season ... hit fourth multi-home run game of career vs. #10 LSU ... finished third on team in multi hit games (16) and second in multi RBI (10) ... fifth Bulldog to hit 20 or more career home runs ... NFCA Leadoff Classic MVP (first Bulldog to get honor) ... first `Dog to open a season with a no-hitter (vs. Utah); Also believed to be first `Dog to close a regular-season with a no-hitter (vs. UTEP) ... had 13 10-strikeout games, including season-high 14 vs. Utah & North Carolina (54 career 10-strikeout games) ... had six two-hitters on year (22 in career) ... had four one-hitters on year (19 in career) .. had four no-hitters, including a perfect game ... notched fourth no-hitter in postseason play in FS history (vs. BYU) ... fourth NCAA D1 pitcher to amass 75 or more career shutouts (79) ... 10th NCAA D1 pitcher to post 1,300 career strikeouts ... 10th NCAA D1 pitcher to post 118 career wins ... Had 19 shutouts in 28 victories collected ... averaged career-high 9.3 strikeouts per 7/IP this season ... had season-best streak of 46.0 scoreless innings (No. 6 in FS history); also had a streak of 20.0 scoreless IP ... had season-best streak of 78.0 innings without an earned run ... won season-best 12 straight with 9 shutouts (10 starts, 2 relief) -- in 10 starts: 64.0 IP, 25 H, 1 run, 6 walks, 93 strikeouts, 10.2 K per 7/IP, 0.00 ERA.

    2004 (Junior): Fourth NCAA D1 pitcher and second Bulldog to be a multiple ERA statistical champion ... became 23rd NCAA Division I pitcher to amass 1,000 career strikeouts ... first Bulldog and WAC pitcher to reach 1,000 career strikeout plateau ... second Bulldog to collect two 30-win seasons in her career ... went 30-7 record in the circle (seventh time in school history for a 30-win campaign) ... averaged 8.08 strikeouts per 7/IP ... pitched 20 shutouts and had nine 10-strikeout games on year ... tossed perfect game vs. #18 Texas A&M in third start of year (third perfect and fourth no-hitter in career) and became school record holder ... tied single-game (7 inn.) strikeout mark (15), twice (vs. #18 Texas A&M on Feb. 15 & Campbell on March 8) ... has season-best streak of 54.0 IP without a walk, 56.2 innings without an earned run and 31.1 (twice) scoreless innings and 12 consecutive wins ... recorded 42nd career 10-strikeout game vs. San Jose State ... recorded 90th career win vs. No. 12 Auburn in NCAA Regional play ... collected 60th career shutout vs. Nevada ... made 100th career start vs. No. 4 Florida State ... made 100th appearance vs. No. 18 Arizona State ... at the plate, recorded first 100 total base season ... had 18 multiple hit and nine multiple RBI games ... posted a career-high high 11-game hit streak and batted .421 (16-38, 7 R, 3 doubles, HR, 4 RBI, 2 SH, 22 TB, .579 slug pct.) ... tied school and WAC single-game record for runs (4) ... in the final NCAA stats, ranked No. 1 in ERA (0.54) and No. 13 in victories ... has three career multiple home run games ... With 90 career wins, ranks No. 2 all-time in WAC history and No. 4 in school history ... ranks No. 2 in WAC history for career saves (8) ... owns career-best 11.2 hitless innings, 52.1 scoreless innings, 92.2 innings without an earned run and 51.2 innings without a walk.

    2003 (Sophomore): Went 25-12 on the year ... quickest Bulldog pitcher to post 500 career strikeouts (64 games) ... had season-best streaks of 28.2 scoreless innings and 68.1 innings pitched without an earned run ...first Bulldog to throw back-to-back 200 & 300 strikeout seasons ... tossed14 ten-strikeout games ... notched season-high 14 strikeouts versus Louisiana Tech ... hurled six one-hitters and five two-hitters ... at the plate, totaled 16 multiple hit and eight multiple RBI games on year ... collected18 two-out RBI games ...in the final NCAA stats was No. 3 in ERA (0.64), No. 9 in strikeouts per 7/IP (8.9) and No. 20 in wins (25).

    2002 (Freshman):Went 25-12 on the year ... quickest Bulldog pitcher to post 500 career strikeouts (64 games) ... had season-best streaks of 28.2 scoreless innings and 68.1 innings pitched without an earned run ...first Bulldog to throw back-to-back 200 & 300 strikeout seasons ... tossed14 ten-strikeout games ... notched season-high 14 strikeouts versus Louisiana Tech ... hurled six one-hitters and five two-hitters ... at the plate, totaled 16 multiple hit and eight multiple RBI games on year ... collected18 two-out RBI games ...in the final NCAA stats was No. 3 in ERA (0.64), No. 9 in strikeouts per 7/IP (8.9) and No. 20 in wins (25).

    2001 (Medical Redshirt): Injured right shoulder in fourth game of the season versus CS Northridge ... opened year with a win over Iowa State and picked up a win in relief against San Diego State ... collected a save against #11 Michigan ... opponents batted .116 against her in four appearances ... posted nine strikeouts against Iowa State in collegiate opener... had a modest two-game hit streak and hit .500 (3-6, 3 RBI, double, walk, 4 TB).

    Clovis HS: Two-sport varsity letterwinner in volleyball and softball at Clovis High School ... in softball, played four positions (pitcher, first base, right field and center field) ... as a senior, batted .393 with 12 doubles, seven triples, a home run, 21 RBI, 43 runs and 18 stolen bases ... in the circle, she went 19-4 with a 0.27 ERA and 229 strikeouts in 204 innings ... posted 16 shutouts, three no-hitters and one perfect game ... helped CHS to a Tri-River Athletic Conference championship while guiding her team to district and sectional titles ... NFCA/Louisville Slugger High School first team All-American and all-West Region first team at utility ... 2000 Cal-Hi Sports state softball player of the year...Tri-River Athletic Conference player of the year ... set a section record with 54 hits her final season ... as a junior, captured all-conference player of the year accolades and was named to the all-state team ... CHS went 32-6-1 and finished with a No. 14 national ranking... Cal-Hi Sports sophomore player of the year ... first team all-West Region ... all-conference and all-Valley ... as a freshman, The Fresno Bee's Valley Player of the Year ... Cal-Hi Sports freshman player of the year ... league player of the year ... in prep career, posted a 72-17-1 record with a 0.32 ERA and batted .393 (202-514) ... in volleyball, was a three-time all-conference pick and a two-time all-Valley selection.

    Personal: Born December 18, 1981 ... parents are John and Candy Southern ... has an older brother, Ben ... hobbies include spending time with family and friends ... admires her parents and Mr. Zimmerman the most ... biggest athletic thrill was winning 16-under national title with the Fresno Force in 1997 ...1999 and 1998 ASA All-American ... recruited by Washington, Oregon State, Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA and LSU ... participates in Big Hero-Little Hero program at Fresno State.

    USA Softball -- 2005: Helped the U.S. Women's National team to silver medals at both the World and Japan Cups ... made USA National Team debut at the International Sports Invitation ... first game action was a starting pitcher against China ... recorded first win as a women's national team member against Australia ... 2003: Helped the USA Elite Team to a gold medal at the 10th Canada Cup in Surrey,B.C., Canada ... went 3-0 with a no-decision in four starts ... posted a 0.00 ERA with three shutout victories and a shared shutout win over Australia ... in 25.0 innings of work, allowed 12 hits, walked 12 and struck out 23 in five appearances for a 0.00 ERA ... only USA Elite pitcher to not allow a run ... pitched 8.0 scoreless innings in the championship game against Australia and gave up four hits and struck out two for a no-decision ... starting pitcher versus 1996 Olympic Silver Medalist China, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist United States and two-time Olympic Bronze Medalist Australia ... defeated USA, 1-0, on a four-hitter ... defeated China 7-0 (5 inn.), on a one-hitter ... in first appearance at Canada Cup, pitched final 1.0 inning against Chinese Taipei and struck out all three batters looking in 8-1 (5 inn.) win ... in the final USA Elite stats in which they went 16-1 on the summer, Southern went a team-best 5-0 with two shutouts, two combined shutouts, allowed 22 hits, four runs (one earned), walked 14 and struck out 37 for a team-best 0.17 ERA ... 2002: Helped USA Elite Team to a silver medal at the Canada Cup ... pitched a complete game in debut against Spain as she tossed a three-hit shutout and struck out five in 10-0 win ... had a start against Teamsmith Nationals ... at the Canada Cup, went 1-0 with a shutout while allowing six hits, one run (earned) with three walks and eight strikeouts in 7.0 innings for a 1.29 ERA.

    CAREER STATISTICS
    Year    G/GS   AB   R     H  2B   3B   HR   RBI   S/SF   BB   K   SB/SBA   TB   SLG%   AVG
    2001*   4/4     8   0     3   3    0    0     3    1/0   1     2      0/0    4  .500   .375
    2002   70/69   234  20   63  11    1    1    24    1/1   13   21      0/0   79  .338   .269
    2003   58/58   178  21   60   7    1    8    31    3/1   13   12      0/0   93  .522   .337
    2004   66/66   209  29   70  14    0    9    34   12/0   10   14      1/1  111  .531   .335
    2005   55/55   179  45   59   8    0   11    35    6/0   13   10      0/0  100  .559   .330
    Total 253/252  808  115 254  41    2   29   127   23/2   50   59      1/1  387  .479   .314
    

    Year G/GS CG W L SHT SV IP H R ER BB K K/7 ERA 2001* 4/2 1 2 0 1 1 12.0 5 0 0 2 18 10.5 0.00 2002 51/41 40 33 10 22 3 351.2 165 33 22 56 400 8.0 0.44 2003 38/36 34 25 12 17 1 253.0 141 38 23 51 322 8.9 0.64 2004 41/37 35 30 7 20 3 259.0 127 35 20 38 299 8.1 0.54 2005 36/31 31 28 5 19 3 213.0 102 26 14 26 282 9.3 0.46 Total 170/147 141 118 34 79 11 1088.2 540 132 79 173 321 8.5 0.51

    * denotes medical redshirt season

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