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Jenna Rich

School

Stanford

Position
Short Stop
Major
Science, Technology & Society
AVG
.327
R
42
H
54
FLD%
.944
RBI
48

Classroom

Rich is a 3.14 GPA in science, technology & society. She is also a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention honoree.

Character

“Jenna Rich is a four-year starter in our program. She’s a returning All-American and is somebody who not only provides leadership for us, but is also a great teammate. She is very coachable and has an outstanding work ethic. She is someone who represents Stanford softball both on and off the field in the way that any coach would want to be represented.” – John Rittman, Stanford head coach

Community

Jenna has been very active in the Cardinal community throughout her college career. She had been an annual participant in the San Carlos Toys for Tots softball tournament, and the Stanford Softball camps/clinics since 2009. In 2010, Rich participated in the Canned Food Drive through Cardinal Council, where she donated canned food to those in need. From 2009 through 2011, she has participated in the JustSoftball camps, as an instructor for local youth in softball. Jenna has also spent time volunteering as a coach for a competitive softball team. In 2012 alone, the Stanford Cardinal volunteered for Community Outreach in Palo Alto, participated in the Cardinal for the Community soccer game event, and volunteered with Break Through the Static (a program that reaches out to teens suffering from family member suicide, or personally contemplating suicide).

Competition

Upon her arrival on campus, Jenna has had a lot of success on the diamond. She was named to the All-Pac 10 Freshman Team, as well as All-Pac 10 honorable mention in 2010. In 2011, Jenna had another stand-out year, earning her Second Team All-Pac 10 honors. In her 2012 campaign, Jenna earned First Team All-Pac 10, and Third Team NFCA All-American honors. That same year, she led the Pac-12 and ranked 12th nationally with 66 RBI, tying the best output in a single season by a Stanford player. In her three years of competition, Jenna has been a two-time First Team All-West Region selection. In the Stanford record books, Rich currently ranks fourth in slugging percentage (.595), fifth in home runs (33) and RBI (162), sixth in triples (8), seventh in batting average (.332) and 10th in runs scored (123).