Jessica Burroughs

Jessica Burroughs (born November 22, 1993) is an American, former collegiate All-American, professional All-Star softball pitcher.[2][3] She played college softball at Florida State, being named a four-time all-conference and back-to-back Pitcher of the Year in her last two seasons.[4][5] She would help the Seminoles to a semifinal finish at the 2016 Women's College World Series.[6] Burroughs was selected first overall by the USSSA Pride in the 2017 NPF Draft. She went on to play for and win consecutive titles with the Pride in 2018 and 2019. She later played in the inaugural season of the Athletes Unlimited Softball league in 2020.[7]

Jessica Burroughs
USSSA Pride – No. 16
Pitcher
Born: (1993-11-02) November 2, 1993 (age 27)
Warner Robins, Georgia[1]
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Professional debut
NCAA: 2013, for the Florida State Seminoles
NPF: 2017, for the USSSA Pride
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Early lifeEdit

Burroughs was born to parents Alesia Taylor and Joe Burroughs on November 22, 1993 in Warner Robins, Georgia. Burroughs attended Houston County High School where she lettered in softball four times. She graduated in 2012.[citation needed]

College careerEdit

Burroughs signed to play college softball at Florida State Seminoles, although she redshirted in 2013. In 2014 and 2015, Burroughs was an effective backup to Lacey Waldrop, earning All-ACC second team honors in both seasons. Burroughs was named the ACC Pitcher of the Year in 2016, as well as a Third Team All-American. She was named ACC Pitcher of the Year again in 2017 and a First Team All-American.[citation needed]

Professional careerEdit

Burroughs was drafted as the first overall pick in the 2017 NPF Draft by the USSSA Florida Pride, becoming the first player ever out of the ACC to be drafted at number one.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

FSU Seminoles
YEAR W L GP GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO ERA WHIP
2014 17 1 28 21 6 3 1 114.2 83 40 34 45 125 2.08 1.12
2015 19 6 39 28 15 8 3 185.0 115 70 55 69 219 2.08 0.99
2016 29 5 41 32 14 6 1 203.0 122 64 54 60 235 1.86 0.89
2017 27 5 44 34 11 7 4 195.0 109 42 34 31 266 1.22 0.72
TOTALS 92 17 152 115 46 24 9 697.2 429 216 177 205 845 1.77 0.91

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.seminoles.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209574233
  2. ^ "2016 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-America Teams". NFCA.org. Retrieved 2021-01-29.
  3. ^ "2017 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-America Teams". NFCA.org. Retrieved 2021-01-29.
  4. ^ "2020 Florida State Softball" (PDF). Seminoles.com. Retrieved 2021-01-29.
  5. ^ "2020 ACC Softball Annual Champions & Composite Records" (PDF). Theacc.com. Retrieved 2021-01-29.
  6. ^ "FSU WCWS Stats". Ncaa.org. Retrieved 2021-01-29.
  7. ^ "Jessica Burroughs". Seminoles.com. Retrieved 2021-01-29.
  8. ^ Nick Forrester (24 April 2017). "Jessica Burroughs drafted No. 1 overall by USSSA Pride in National Pro Fastpitch draft". Excelle Sports. Retrieved 25 April 2017.

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