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12   Jessica Gilmore
Jessica Gilmore

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

High School:
Fort Walton Beach

Last College:
Georgia

Position:
Util

B/T:
R/R


A special message to her husband, Chase: "Thank you for your commitment and time that you have dedicated to our country. You will be in our thoughts and prayers while you're in Iraq." -Love, Jessica & the Seminole Softball family

Junior Season (2008):
Earned the starting catcher position and posted 315 putouts on the season ... Played in 64 games, starting in 62 - 39 at catcher, 19 in left field and four as the designated player ... Picked up 45 hits on the season, including four doubles and two triples ... Drove in 22 runs and scored 28 runs ... Had five multi-RBI games, four of which came against ACC opponents ... Recorded five game-winning hits including back-to-back RBI singles against NC State.

Sophomore Season (2007):
Transferred to Florida State from Georgia where she missed the 2006 season with the Bulldogs while recovering from a knee injury ... Played in 56 games with 48 starts - including 29 of the last 30 games of the season - 45 in left field, three at designated player and one in right field ... Hit her first home run as a Seminole against Cal State Northridge (3/16) at the Judi Garman Classic ... Has driven in the winning run twice, including her second game as a Seminole, while scoring the winning run twice ... Opened the league season by going 2-for-2 with a double, run scored and RBI against North Carolina ... Scored runs against Maryland and Georgia Tech in ACC play ... Third on the team with a .333 average (4-of-12) during the ACC Tournament ... Ranked third during the tournament with three runs scored.

2006 (at Georgia):
A redshirt season.

Freshman Season (at Georgia - 2005):
Started 65 of 67 games at left field ... Batted .270 overall, ranking 12th on the team ... Collected three hits and three RBI at NCAA Athens Regionals ... Tallied a go-ahead RBI single against Georgia Tech in Bulldogs' 8-1 win (5/21) ... Notched game-winning, two-RBI triple in win over Ten¬nessee (5/13) at the SEC Tournament ... Tallied first career home run after tying score at 4-4 with a three-run blast in the seventh inning of game one against Auburn (4/16) ... Hit game-winning single in ninth inning of 1-0 game one win over Ole Miss (4/9) ... Tallied three hits and three RBI in three-game set against No. 13 Florida ... Went 2-for-4 with game winning hit in 4-3 win over UMass (2/25).

High School/Club:
Competed as a member of the Junior Women's National Softball Team in 2003 where earned a silver medal at the World Championships in Nanjing, China ... Four-year all-state and all-area selection at Fort Walton Beach High School ... Four-year varsity starter; hit .451 as a sophomore, capturing the 4A batting title and Offensive MVP awards ... Also named county weightlifting champion as a senior ... Was a member of Pam Newton's Cal Lite club softball team.

Personal:
Jessica married Chase Wells on January 17, 2009 ... Chase is in the US Army National Guard and will deploy for Iraq in May of this year ... Born April 8, 1986 ... Daughter of Danny and Wendy Riggs ... Received a degree in Sociology and currently working towards a Sport Management degree.

Career Highs
At Bats: 5 vs. Boston College (May 8, 2008)
Hits: 3 (two times)
Runs: 4 at Bethune-Cookman (February 16, 2008)
RBI: 3 vs. Georgia Tech (April 12, 2008)
Doubles: 1 (nine times)
Triples: 1 (two times)
Home Runs: 1 (three times)
Stolen Bases: 2 vs. Chattanooga (May 16, 2008)
Total Bases:4 (three times)
Walks: 2 (two times)
Strikeouts: 3 vs. Virginia Tech (March 24, 2007)
Sac Hits: 1 (six times)
Sac Flies: 1 (twice)
Putouts: 5 vs. Michigan (March 16, 2007)
Assists: 4 vs. NC State (April 26, 2008)
Errors: 2 vs. Georgia Tech (April 12, 2008)

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