Fri, Jul. 13, 2012
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The Jewish Sports Review has selected Jasmine Zaker to the 2012 Women's Softball All-America Team.
Zaker is a freshman from Mesa, Ariz., who plays second-base for the Swedes. Zaker batted .406 while starting all 54 games. In 155 at bats, Zaker totaled 63 hits. She had 29 runs batted in and six doubles. Zaker received All-Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference second-team honors. The Bethany College Swedes won their conference and made a NAIA Tournament appearance. They ended their season 45-9 overall.
Head Softball Coach Janice Esses says, "Jasmine had a great season as a freshman! She had played at a high level of softball with her summer travel team which helped her transition to the collegiate level. As a freshman she handled herself well and did not get rattled in high pressure games. She is an all-around athlete as she also competed in soccer in the fall. Offensively Jasmine keeps the defense guessing with her ability to swing away or bunt for a base hit. She is an aggressive base runner and set a NAIA National Tournament record for most stolen bases in a game with five stolen bases. I like Jasmine's effort in games and practices. She is an aggressive player diving for balls on defense and always looking to take an extra base on offense. I am also impressed with Jasmines hard work in the class room while participating in two sports."
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