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Jessie Roane - Softball - Kansas Jayhawks

Jessie Roane

Position Catcher/Infield
Height 5'8''
Class Senior
Hometown Rio Rancho, N.M.
High School Rio Rancho HS


  • NFCA All-Midwest Region Second Team [2018]
  • Big 12 All-Freshman Team [2015]
  • Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team [2015]

2018 (SENIOR)
NFCA All-Midwest Region Second Team honoree … Completed her career among the best in KU’s career record books, ranking third in doubles (51), tied for seventh in RBIs (117) and 11th in hits (194) … Played and started in all 52 games of her senior season … Registered 47 starts at third base and five starts as the designated player … Hit in the third spot of the batting order for the majority of the season (38 games) … Recorded a .377 batting average, .437 on-base percentage and a .591 slugging percentage … Totaled 60 hits, 31 RBIs, 16 doubles, 16 runs scored and six home runs … Led the Jayhawks in batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, hits, doubles, total bases and sacrifice flies … Ranked 10th in the Big 12 in batting average and third in doubles … Also led KU in batting average during Big 12 play (.346) … Longest hitting streak of the season lasted eight games … Recorded a team-high 20 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games … Hit for a team-best .408 batting average with runners in scoring position (20-for-49) … Went 2-for-2 at the plate with two RBIs and a home run at Stetson (Feb. 9) … Named to the Stetson Leadoff Classic All-Tournament Team after hitting .333 with five RBIs, two two-hit games during KU’s opening weekend in Florida … Drove in three runs on two hits against Lamar (Feb. 17) … Hit a three-run home run against Stephen F. Austin (Feb. 23) … Set career highs for hits (four) and doubles (two) after a 4-for-5 performance against Coppin State (Feb. 25) … Combined to hit 5-for-7 at the plate during both games of a doubleheader against South Dakota State (Feb. 27) … Went 3-for-5 and drove in one run during a 8-7 extra-inning victory at North Carolina (March 3) … Her eight-game hitting streak lasted from March 9 to March 18 … Recorded a hit in 14 of the last 18 games of the season, including nine multi-hit games during that stretch … Assisted on a career-high seven putouts from third base against Oklahoma State (April 5).

2017 (JUNIOR)
Started all 52 games during the 2017 season … Appeared in 42 games at third base, nine behind the plate and one as the designated player … Posted a .318 batting average, good for third-best on the squad … Recorded the second-most hits on the team with 54 … Led KU’s offense with 16 doubles and 40 RBIs … Ranked third in the Big 12 in doubles hit (16) … Also registered six home runs and seven walks … Posted a .518 slugging percentage and .348 on-base percentage … Totaled a team-high 18 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI performances … Tallied two stolen bases … Hit three home runs and recorded seven RBIs against Savannah State (Feb. 11) … Recorded a season-high three hits four times … Registered a season-best two doubles on five occasions … Totaled 80 putouts, 75 assists and six errors, good for a .963 fielding percentage.

Started 50 of 51 games during the 2016 campaign … Appeared in 45 games at third base, three behind the plate and two as the designated player … Recorded a .229 batting average with 30 hits and 17 runs scored … Finished the season fourth in doubles with seven and third in home runs, also with seven … Tallied 24 RBIs, good for fourth-most on the squad … Registered a .443 slugging percentage and .292 on-base percentage … Drew 11 walks and recorded four sacrifice hits … Tallied eight multi-RBI efforts, including five contests with three RBIs… Recorded six multi-hit games … Went 3-for-4 with a RBI against Wichita State (March 29) … Hit three home runs during Big 12 action … Recorded a three-game hitting streak … Collected 48 putouts, 61 assists and committed seven errors for a .940 fielding percentage.

Named to the Big 12 All-Freshman Team … Earned Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team honors … Started all 55 games during her rookie season … Recorded a .325 clip, good for the fifth-best batting average on the squad … Registered 23 runs scored, 50 hits and 22 RBIs … Third on the team in doubles with 12, which tied for the second-most by a Kansas freshman … Tallied three home runs and 21 walks … Hit first career long ball at New Mexico State (Feb. 14) … Collected 11 multi-hit games, including a career-best three hits in four games … Recorded four multi-RBI contests, including a personal-best three RBIs at New Mexico State (Feb. 14) … Drew a career-high three walks at New Mexico State (Feb. 13) … Tallied three games with multiple walks … Recorded a six-game hitting streak and a 12-game reaching base safely streak … Posted a career-high three runs scored at New Mexico State (Feb. 14) … Posted a perfect 3-for-3 effort at the plate against Siena (Feb. 28) … Recorded 3-for-4 efforts at the dish against Georgia State (March 21) and Oklahoma State (April 3) … Finished the season with a .982 fielding percentage after committing only six errors behind the plate … Recorded 307 putouts and 24 assists.

Lettered five years for the Rio Rancho Rams (played on the high school team as an eighth grader) … Four-time all-district selection … Named the New Mexico All-State Player of the Week twice as a senior … State Champions her senior season … Hit 13 home runs and led the state with 64 RBIs as a senior … Made the honor roll all four years … Played for the New Mexico Sundancers under head coach Paul Kohman … Won the 2010 ASA 14U State Championship and the 2011 18U USSSA State Championship … Named to the adidas All-Star Team class of 2014.

Graduated in May 2018 with a degree in sociology from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas with a minor in business and psychology.

Born in Fort Riley, Kansas … Daughter of Jason and Sandra Roane.