Jade Rhodes

Jade Rhodes is an African-American, former collegiate All-American, right-handed professional All-Star softball player, originally from Sarasota, Florida.[1] Rhodes played for the Auburn Tigers of the Southeastern Conference from 2013-16 as a third baseman and first baseman and ranks in career home runs for the school.[2] She helped the Tigers to a second place finish at the 2016 Women's College World Series and was named All-Tournament.[3][4] Although undrafted, Rhodes went on to play in the National Pro Fastpitch from 2016–19 and won a title in 2017 with the Scrap Yard Dawgs.[5]

High school careerEdit

In 2012, she was named the Sarasota Herald Tribune Softball Player of the Year for Sarasota High School.[6]

College careerEdit

Rhodes was an All-American for the Auburn Tigers.[7][8]

Professional careerEdit

For the 2018 National Pro Fastpitch season, while playing for the Cleveland Comets, Rhodes won the Rawlings Gold Glove Award as the league's top fielder.[6][9]

Coaching careerEdit

Previously an assistant coach at Eastern New Mexico University, Rhodes is now an assistant coach for Oklahoma Baptist University.[9]

StatisticsEdit

Auburn Tigers
YEAR G AB R H BA RBI HR 3B 2B TB SLG BB SO SB SBA
2013 25 24 3 2 .083 2 0 0 0 2 .083% 4 10 2 3
2014 56 156 21 34 .218 45 7 0 8 63 .404% 10 36 0 0
2015 67 183 46 52 .284 58 19 2 6 119 .650% 28 42 0 1
2016 69 195 54 66 .338 74 20 0 11 137 .702% 31 32 2 3
TOTALS 217 558 124 154 .276 179 46 2 25 321 .575% 73 120 4 7

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-America Teams". Nfca.org. Retrieved 2021-02-18.
  2. ^ "2020 Auburn Softball Media Guide" (PDF). Auburntigers.com. Retrieved 2021-02-18.
  3. ^ "Auburn WCWS 2016 Stats". Ncaa.org. Retrieved 2021-02-18.
  4. ^ "Women's College World Series" (PDF). Ncaa.org. Retrieved 2021-02-18.
  5. ^ "2018 NPF Award Winners" (PDF). Profastpitch.com. Retrieved 2021-02-18.
  6. ^ a b "Grit, Grind, & Proving Herself Is The Jade Rhodes Way". www.flosoftball.com.
  7. ^ Crepea, James (June 2, 2016). "The Rhodes unknown: Auburn softball slugger defined by loss of brother, estrangement with former Major League father". al.
  8. ^ "Jade Rhodes". Auburntigers.com. Retrieved 2021-02-18.
  9. ^ a b Fernandes, Doug. "COLUMN: Rhodes gloves gold for NPF softball Comets". Sarasota Herald-Tribune.