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#51 Jenny Gladding
  • Senior, 5-10, L/R
  • Pitcher/Designated Player
  • Palm City, Fla. (Martin County/Arizona)
  • Criminology

Career Honors: NCAA Region 4 All-Tournament team (2003) ... First team All-SEC (2003), NFCA All-Region (2002 & 2003) ... SEC All-Tournament team (2003) ... NFCA Scholar-Athlete (2003) ... USA Softball and NFCA National Player of the Week (4/22/2003) ... SEC Pitcher of the Week (2/17 and 4/22/03) ... Gator Invitational All-Tournament team (2003) ... Cox Communications Classic All-Tournament team (2003) ... Honorable Mention All-Pac 10 (2002)

Career Highlights: Owns the Florida record for single season strike outs with 285 in 2003, breaking a five-year record ... Set school record with 7.83 strikeouts per game in 2003 ... Set a new school record for single season slugging percentage with a .662 clip in 2003 ... The first Gator pitcher since 2000 to pitch back-to-back complete game shutouts and the first since 1999 to hurl complete back-to-back games with no walks ... Had a school record hitting streak from April 18-May 9, 2003 in which she hit .472 (17-for-36) with seven RBI, five runs scored, three doubles, a triple, four home runs and seven walks ... A member of two College World Series teams at Arizona ... Won a national title in 2001 and was the national runner-up in 2002 at Arizona ... Had a 0.92 ERA her freshman year and 1.88 ERA her sophomore year.

As a Junior (2003): Earned a 23-14 record from the pitching circle in her first season as a Gator ... Recorded nine strikeouts and 25 complete games in 44 appearances with 39 starts ... Recorded double digit strikeouts on seven occasions, four of them against SEC foes ... Also finished the season as Florida's leading hitter with a .318 average ... Led the team in doubles and home runs with 12 of each ... Made Florida debut on the mound during the season opening doubleheader at UCF with six innings pitched and seven strikeouts ... Recorded her first win as a Gator and pitched a complete game in Florida's 5-4, extra-inning victory over Texas-Arlington with a then career-high 13 strikeouts during the Getterman Classic ... Pitched back-to-back complete games with a combined 15 strikeouts and no walks in the Gator Invitational ... Also during that tournament, batted .500 (3-6) with a double and two RBI ... In the first game of the doubleheader at Auburn, pitched a complete-game with 13 strikeouts ... Threw a career-high 14 strikeouts in the first game of the Kentucky series ... Earned the win in all three games of the series with Ole Miss ... Got the win in the first game of the series at No. 8 Georgia, while hitting the game-winning two-run home run ... Got her 16th win in the final game of the series at No. 8 Georgia after throwing seven innings with eight strikeouts without allowing an earned run ... Hit the game-winning three-run home run in a 4-2 win over No. 17 Alabama, while earning her season-high four RBI ... Against Tennessee April 18, pitched seven complete innings with 12 strikeouts -- her sixth double-digit strikeout performance -- while shutting down the Vols at the plate, recording her first no-hitter as a Gator and her third of her career ... In that same outing hit the game-winning home run ... Shutout No. 10 LSU in the final regular season game of the season, striking out 11 in the win ... Hit first career triple in final regular season game ... Started all four games in the SEC Tournament and pitched three complete games ... Ended a school record 13-game hitting streak on May 10 ... Hit the game-winning home run in Florida's SEC Tournament win over Georgia ... Had at least one hit in every game of the NCAA Regional ... Earned her final win of the season with a 3-2 complete game victory over Oregon State in NCAA Regional play.

As a Sophomore (2002 at Arizona): Member of the national runner-up squad ... Named to the NFCA Region 11 team ... Honorable mention All-Pac 10 ... The Wildcats number two pitcher with a 1.88 ERA and a 21-6 record ... Started 28 games as a pitcher and finished the season with 24 complete games and seven shut outs ... Struck out 210 batters while only walking 84 in 163.2 innings of work ... Had double figures in strikeouts five times, two of those times in NCAA Regional play ... Went nearly a month (10 games) without recording a loss ... Also a valuable hitter who started in 64 games ... Hit .224 with 41 RBI, 11 home runs and 22 runs scored ... Had multiple home run games against Southwest Texas and South Florida ... Went 2-for-3 in nine games, including games against Alabama, Mississippi State and DePaul.

As a Freshman (2001 at Arizona): Member of the NCAA Women's College World Series Championship team ... Turned in a pitching record of 14-2 with a 0.92 ERA ... Hit .357, usually in the seventh of ninth hole ... Played 33 games with 17 starts in the circle and another as a designated player ... Threw her first career no-hitter in five innings against Indiana State in March, then two days later threw another in seven innings against Creighton ... Struck out 148 batters and only allowed 47 hits ... Stuck out a team season-high 15 batters in a 4-2 NCAA tournament victory over St. Peters and led the team with 10.5 strikeouts per seven innings pitched ... Recorded the teams highest slugging percentage at .911 with nine home runs and four doubles in 20 hits ... Drove in three runs on three hits, including two home runs against Indiana State to go with her no-hitter.

High School: A graduate of Martin County High School ... Coached by Lori Miller ... Finished her high school career with a 91-8 record and a 0.23 ERA ... Pitched 30 no-hitters with 1,454 strikeouts in her four years ... Also had 55 career shutouts and struck out 10 or more batters in 87 games ... Had a .412 batting average over four years ... Was named the Palm Beach Post and Stuart News Player of the Year three times ... A four-time all-state selection ... Three-time NFCA All-South Region and All-American Selection ... Florida 6A Player of the year twice ... Named Miss Softball-Florida Plyer of the Year in 1998 ... Was the Gatorade All-South Player of the Year in 1999 ... Selected to try out for the Junior Olympic team in 1998 ... Was the first pitcher in Florida history to strikeout 400 batters in a season, which she did twice ... Played travel ball for the Clearwater Lady Bombers coached by Dave Hazzard ... Team took third at the 1999 ASA Gold Nationals ... Earned ASA All-America honors in 1999 and 2000 ... Played for team Texas in 2001 and was a seond team All-American ... Also played tennis and volleyball ... Was a member of National Honor Society and involved in Martin County Youth Leadership.


Gladding Career Bests
AB - 6 vs. Florida State, 5/26/02!
4, four times, last vs. South Carolina, 5/8/03
R - 2, five times; last vs. Texas Tech, 3/14/02!
1, 17 times; last vs. Florida Atlantic, 5/16/03
H - 3 vs. Mississippi State, 4/26/03
Streak - 13 games (4/18-5/9/03, .472, 17-for-36, 5R, 7RBI, 3 2B, 1 3B 4HR, 7BB)
RBI - 6 at South Florida, 2/16/02!
4 vs. No. 17 Alabama, 4/8/03
2B - 1, 17 times; last vs. Texas-Arlington, 5/16/03 (5@ Arizona)
3B - 1, two times; last vs. Florida Atlantic, 5/16/03
HR - 2, two times; last at South Florida, 2/16/02!
1, 12 times; last vs. Georgia, 5/9/03
BB - 2, two times, last vs. Georgia, 5/9/03
PO - 8 vs. Florida State, 4/23/03
A - 5 vs. No.5 Texas, 3/1/03

Pitching
IP - 8.0 vs. Texas-Arlington, 1/31/03
H - 0 vs. Tennessee, 4/18/03*
R - 0, 16 times; last vs. LSU, 5/4/03*
ER - 0, 19 times; last vs. LSU, 5/4/03*
SO - 14 at Kentucky, 3/8/03
BB - 0, five times, last vs. Alabama, 4/9/03*
* - must have pitched five or more innings;
!career bests from Arizona

Gladding Florida Career Stats
Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB
2003.... .318 62-60 151 17 48 12 2 12 31 100 .662 23
TOTAL... .318 62-60 151 17 48 12 2 12 31 100 .662 23
Year HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD%
2003.... 4 31 0 .419 1 2 2-2 30 40 4 .946  
TOTAL... 4 31 0 .419 1 2 2-2 30 40 4 .946  
Year ERA W-L App GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER  
2003.... 1.46 23-14 44 39 25 9/0 2 254.2 170 68 53  
TOTAL... 1.46 23-14 44 39 25 9/0 2 254.2 170 68 53  
Year BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg WP HBP SFA SHA  
2003.... 88 285 28 5 8 1018 .190 3 13 1 22  
TOTAL... 88 285 28 5 8 1018 .190 3 13 1 22  

 

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