AS A JUNIOR IN 2011: Started in all 55 games...Named to Second-Team All-Southeast Region team...Led team with .396 average, 12 homers, 46 runs scores, and a .678 slugging percentage...Second on team with 18 stolen bases in 26 attempts, and in on-base percentage (.440).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010: Named to the First-Team All-Southeast Region Team for the second year in a row… Helped lead the team to No.10 in the nation on two occasions, highest ranking in school history… Ranked second on the squad with a .289 batting average with 50 hits… Led the team in homeruns (13) and RBI (87).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009: Made a strong impact in her first year of the program… Named Second-Team All-Southeast Region team… Started in all 55 games and ranked second on the squad in hitting at .316… Helped guide the Jaguars to their second NCAA Regional appearance in school history and to a 34-21 overall record… Named PBC’s All-League first team as the designated player/utility player.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Pierce County High School in Blackshear, Ga… Graduated in 2008… Lettered in softball under Coach Robbie Spires… Named all-region and pitcher of the year… Named best offensive and defensive player for Pierce County High School.
PERSONAL: Born on May 29, 1990 in Glynn County, Ga… Full name is Jessica Lynne Thornton… Daughter of Dwight and Lynne Thornton… Majoring in Secondary Education… Hobbies include riding four wheelers and fishing… Favorite food is roast beef and cream corn… Favorite athlete is Jessica Mendoza… Wanted is her favorite movie…Considers Angelina Jolie to be her favorite actress… Favorite sport other than softball is basketball.