Softball - Fri, Jun. 4, 2004
Olathe, Kan. -- Saint Xavier University sophomore pitcher Jessica Wilson (Munster, Ind./Munster) was named a 2004 Daktronics-National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Softball Scholar-Athlete when the list of honorees was announced by the national office Friday in Olathe, Kan. The biology major carries a 3.79 grade-point average in the honors program and, even though she is listed as a sophomore on the playing field, has obtained enough credit hours at SXU to earn junior academic standing in the classroom.

"Jessica is the entire package," said SXU head softball coach Myra Minuskin. "She was named to both the all-conference and all-region teams this season and now has earned NAIA scholar-athlete recognition. I am extremely proud of everything she has been able to accomplish."

Wilson compiled a 15-10 win-loss record in 2004, while recording a 1.34 earned run average over 26 appearances on the mound. She had 22 complete-game performances, boasted six shutouts and struck out 120 batters. Her opponents batted just .213 and averaged less than a hit an inning when facing her.

Saint Xavier ended its 2004 season as Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) champions, NAIA Region VII Tournament champions and with a No. 18 national ranking. The Cougars finished with an overall record of 36-24.