Jessica Mendoza - Updated Oct 2023

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Jessica Mendoza

Jessica Mendoza is widely famous as an American softball player. Jessica Mendoza is a 4-time First Team All-American at Stanford University.

Early life

On November 11, 1980, Jessica Ofelia Mendoza was born in Camarillo, California, United States.  As of now, she is already 41 years old and her zodiac sign is Scorpio. She is an American and of Mexican descent. She was born to her father Gil Mendoza and her mother Karen Mendoza. Also, she has siblings named Walt, Elena, and Alana.

Additionally, her father played football for 4 years at Fresno State University. Thus, she attended Adolfo Camarillo High School. There she became the Los Angeles Time Player of the Year in 1988. Further, she attended Stanford University. From the University she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Social Science and Education.

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Caption: Jessica Mendoza in her childhood photo. Source: Instagram

Jessica Mendoza – Career

In 1999, Jessica Mendoza started her career as a First Team All-American and All-Pac-10 honoree. Whereas, she became a sensation-bagging conference Newcomer of The Year. Eventually, with average and RBI totals, she batted and broke the Cardinal records ranking top-10 for the hits. Similarly, she was selected as the Player of the Week by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

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Caption: Jessica Mendoza with her team. Source: Instagram

Again, she earned First Team citations for the NCAA Division I and the Pac-10, in her sophomore season. Moving on, she won the conference Player of The Year, leading to the NCAA. She won third All-American, All-Pac-10 citations, and NFCA Player of The Week and continued her success. Therefore, she also helped to lead Stanford to win its first-ever Women’s College World Series.

She earned First Team citations for both conferences and the NCAA, in the final season. On March 4, she was named NFCA Player of The Week for the third time. On May 8, in the season, she drove in a career-best with her 50th career home run swing with Carol Forbes pitching. Besides, she was three times Stanford Athlete of the Year, and a Pac-10 Player. Additionally, she was also 25 finalists for USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year and the Speedline Invitational Tournament.

More about career

At the 2004 Athen Olympic Games, she was a starting outfielder for Team USA. In the game, she made 380 on the Aiming For Athens tour with 42 RBIs and ten home runs. On August 23, she repeated her performance against host Greece, winning the gold medal. Furthermore, in 2008, for Team USA, she was again an outfielder.

In addition, she got shut out at the Beijing Olympic Games finale. Therefore, her team won the silver medal, losing to Japan on August 21. Additionally, she was a gold medalist at the Pan American Games, in 2003 and 2007. Whereas, she won silver medalist at both the Japan Cup and World Cup. Hence, she was named the USA Softball Female Athlete of the Year in 2006.

Again in 2007, she played for Team USA in the World Cup, bringing home the gold medal. She won the ISF Women’s World Championship after hitting five home runs and 16 RBIs. In 2005, she joined the National Pro Fastpitch alongside, Arizona Heat. Hence, she hit a league-best in her rookie year and signed with the USSSA Pride. She made the Cowles Cup Championship, winning the title in 2010, in her first 2 seasons.

Career highlights

She was 2/4 with a double off Monica Abbott in a rematch with the Bandits, who won 10–3 on August 21. Moving on, she made it to the Cowles Cup Championship but lost to the Chicago Bandits. On June 30, 2014, she began her career as a broadcaster and worked on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight.

Therefore, she was the first female analyst for a Major League Baseball game in ESPN’s history, on August 24. However, she also filled in for suspended color commentator Curt Schilling for the Cubs-Dodgers game. To be mentioned, she was the first female analyst in MLB postseason history.

Likewise, she was a member of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball broadcast team and has also worked for ESPN. During the pandemic period, she provided color commentary for Korea Baseball Organization games in the middle of the night. “Being in Bend, Oregon, having the guy I’m working with being in Chicago, the production team being in Connecticut, the game being in South Korea and the guy who’s up to bat is from Venezuela. I’m like, this is crazy, but it was awesome”, she said. The net worth of Jessica Mendoza is $2 million.

Jessica Mendoza – Personal life

In 2004, Jessica Mendoza met her partner at a wedding in Southern California. At first sight, she began to fall in love with Adam Burks. Her parent is a Civil Engineer and a former US Marine. Eventually, they started liking each other and they started meeting a couple of times. They started their relationship and after 2 years they decided to marry in 2006. Also, they are blessed with 2 sons named Caleb Ashton Burks and Caden Adam Burks.

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Caption: Jessica with her family. Source: Instagram

Jessica Mendoza – Body measurement

Jessica Mendoza is tall and stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 66 kg. Her body measurement is 33-24-33 inches and wears a bra size of 35 B. Also, Jessica has brown hair color and dark brown eye color.

Social media

She is active on her Instagram account named @JessMendoza2, with 82.5k followers. And, she has a Facebook account with 103k followers. In her Twitter account named @JessMendoza, she has 128.7k followers.