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Jessica Mapes

School

Arizona State University

Position
Outfield
Major
Family and Human Development
AVG
.361
R
33
H
43
FLD%
1.000
RBI
15
Jessica Mapes

Classroom

Jessica maintains a 4.11 GPA while pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family and Human Development.  She expects to graduate this May from Arizona State with her degree.  Her career aspirations are to become a Child Life Specialist and work with children in a hospital.

Community

Jessica makes time for her community through volunteering at various organizations.  She has been active at the Banner Desert Hospital, where she has volunteered in the Child Life Department - playing with children and their siblings or assisting parents and their hospital staff.  She has also given her time to work with children at ASU Sun Devil Softball camps, and participated in the Phoenix “Race for the Cure.”  Jessica interacted with Special Olympics athletes during Opening Ceremonies and softball games and has served as a “Body Positive” volunteer for a local HIV/AIDS organization.  In addition to assisting with office tasks for Body Positive, she has also participated in a fundraiser with the ASU softball team which donated funds to families affected by HIV/AIDS.

Competition

Jessica Mapes returns for her senior season, after three seasons that saw her contribute a vital role in the Sun Devils success. Hitting a .273 clip in the 2008 season, Mapes scored 25 runs on the year with six RBIs and tying the team lead for stolen bases going a perfect 6-for-6. Mapes collected three games where she scored two runs. Jessica also scored two integral runs in the College World Series en route to their title run. She returns to the outfield for her senior season looking to lead ASU to back-to-back titles. Her sophomore campaign saw her take the reigns as the Sun Devils’ regular lead-off hitter. Mapes hit .208 on the season with 35 runs scored as well as five stolen bases. In her freshman season of 2006, Mapes went from walk-on utility player to the Sun Devils’ leadoff hitter by the Women’s College World Series. Mapes went .272 at the plate with 31 runs scored for the Devils along with 12 stolen bases and a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.