|Position:||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
|Other Position:||Undergraduate Assistant Coach|
|High School:||South Salem|
|Club:||Oregon Panthers Gold|
|Club Coach:||Jerry Orlando|
Oregon head coach Mike White and the Duck softball program are excited to welcome Sari-Jane Jenkins, one of Oregon's greatest players, back in 2009-10 as an undergraduate assistant coach.
The former All-Pac-10 and All-Region outfielder ended her career in 2009 as the program's career stolen bases leader (93), and also ranked top four for the Ducks career-wise in hits (second, 230, and third among active Pac-10 players), runs (fourth, 135), doubles (seventh, 33), walks (seventh, 73) and batting average (10th, .324).
As a senior, she also became the second Duck (after catcher Jenn Poore) to be drafted in the National Professional Fastpitch league, and was taken 19th overall by the Akron Racers (and the fourth Pac-10 player picked in '09). During the 40-game summer season, she hit .259 (14-for-54), and her other stats follow: 13 runs, 1 double, 2 triples, 1 home run, 3 walks, 3 stolen bases, .298 on-base percentage, .407 slugging.
One of the Ducks' most versatile threats at the plate, in the field and on the basepaths, she also was an All-Pac-10 honorable mention in 2008 and '09 as a junior and senior. Among her other appearances in UO's record books, she stands top 10 in all-time season categories in stolen bases (2nd, 38, ‘07; 5th, 32, ‘08), walks (3rd, 37, ‘08), runs (5th, 48, ‘07) and batting average (7th, .396, ‘07).
For the four-year starter, her sophomore season particularly stood out when she ranked third in the Pac-10 Conference in hits (82), doubles (16), stolen bases (38) and fifth in batting (.396). As a junior, she also ranked second in the Conference of Champions in stolen bases (32) and sixth in walks (37). As a senior, she paced the team in on-base percentage (3.81) and runs (first, 24), and also ranked second in hitting (.292), hit (45), doubles (7), total bases (72), triples (1), walks (17), stolen bases (16) and multi-hit games (second, 12).As a freshman, she led the team in hits (50), and stood second in runs (26) and third in average (.298).
During her career, she helped the Ducks advance to the regional final twice her sophomore and junior seasons in Columbia, S.C. and Norman, Okla.
Not surprisingly, she was one of the state's top prep athletes, and the Salem native earned 11 letters in basketball, softball and volleyball and was an eight-time all-league pick. As a 2004 second-team all-state honoree, she helped lead South High School to the Valley League title and one year later was named the Valley League MVP and a first-team all-state honoree. She was also tabbed as an all-state basketball player as her team won the league championship in 2003. On the club circuit, she played for the Oregon Panthers Gold.
Jenkins is a key member of one of the state's most accomplished athletic families. Her brother Andy played baseball for Oregon State's first College World Series qualifiers, and later for the Florida Marlins. Brother Riley played football at Linfield College during its national championship season and scored a touchdown in the championship game.
DUCK CAREER STATISTICS
Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB-ATT
2006 .298 52-51 168 26 50 5 2 2 19 9 10-13
2007 .396 63-63 207 48 82 16 1 0 27 10 38-44
2008 .293 64-64 181 37 53 5 2 0 14 37 32-39
2009 .293 47-47 147 22 43 7 1 5 16 14 13-18
Totals .324 226-225 703 133 228 33 6 7 76 70 93-114
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