Jessica Granger joins the Oakland softball coaching staff after having one of the top careers in school history. She is the all-time school record holder in wins (48), games started (95), complete games (75), shutouts (14), innings pitched (626.2) and strikeouts (510) after three seasons.
Granger will work with the OU pitchers and assist with some administrative duties, along with practice drills and set up.
^ All-time school record holder in wins (48), games started (95), complete games (75), shutouts (14), innings pitched (626.2) and strikeouts (510)
^ Ranked third all-time in earned run average with a 2.57 mark
^ Was fourth all-time in appearances (104) and saves (2)
^ Broke single-game school record with 15 strikeouts in 7.0 innings at Savannah State (2/23)
^ Two-time captain (2008-09)
^ Two-time All-Summit League selection (2007,'09)
2009: Named All-Summit League second team ... Ranked second in the league with 195 strikeouts, second most for any single season in school history ... Tallied seven complete-game shutouts to break a new single-season school record ... Finished the season with 19 wins, second most in school history and fourth in the league ... Posted a 2.40 earned run average to rank sixth in the conference and seventh in single-season school history ... Finished fourth in the league by holding opponents to a .256 batting average ... Tossed 204.1 innings, third most in the league and in single-season school history ... Tossed complete-game shutouts against IUPUI (3/14), UMKC (3/28), Central Michigan (4/1), Southern Utah (4/3), IPFW (4/15), Rochester College (4/19) and Detroit (4/27) ... Broke the single-game school record with 15 strikeouts in 7.0 innings at Savannah State (2/23) ... Fanned 14 versus Rochester College and 12 versus league champion North Dakota State (4/10) ... Had 10 or more strikeouts in five games ... Went 11-6 in league play, posting a 1.75 ERA and struck out 102 in 116.0 innings ... Had four complete-game shutouts in conference action ... Named Academic All-Summit League.
2008:Continued to be the No. 1 pitcher on the OU staff, leading the team in every pitching category ... Ranked third in The Summit League in strikeouts (149) and complete games (27), fifth in earned run average (3.11), innings pitched (171.1) and opponent batting average (.264) ... In league games only, finished second in innings pitched (102.1), strikeouts (82), games started (16) and complete games (12), and sixth in wins (6) ... Continues to climb the career and single-season record books at Oakland ... Tied the all-time school record in complete games (49) and ranks second in strikeout ratio (5.22) ... Her 29 all-time wins in the circle is just seven shy of the school record ... Her season total of strikeouts and strikeout ratio (6.09) stand third for any single season, and her games started and innings pitched rank fifth, while wins were sixth best ... Fanned 10 or more on two occasions, and struck out at least five in 15 of her 16 games started ... Picked up her only save of the season versus Eastern Michigan (4/30), recording the final out to give OU a 7-5 victory ... Threw a four-hit complete-game shutout versus South Dakota State (4/18), striking out five ... Fanned a season-high 11 at South Carolina State (2/27) ... Struck out 10 batters at Savannah State (2/28), allowing no earned runs over 5.0 innings of work ... Fanned nine and walked just one versus IUPUI (5/2) ... Named Academic All-Summit League ... Also selected to the Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence.
2007:Became one of the top pitchers in the league in her first season at Oakland ... first team All-Summit League selection ... 19 wins led the league and is the second-highest total in OU history ... led the team in every pitching category ... threw nearly two-thirds of OU's innings ... led the Summit League in wins, innings pitched, strikeouts, games started, complete games and shutouts ... set new school records for innings, games started and complete games ... gave up only one earned run over her first two starts of the season, both complete game wins over Austin Peay (2/23-24) ... second game was a four-hit shutout ... fired a complete-game shutout at Chattanooga (3/4), striking out six without a walk ... earned Summit League Pitcher of the Week honors after pitching all three games at Southern Utah (3/23-24) ... struck out 12 in each of the first two games and picked up wins in two of the three totaling 27 strikeouts vs. seven walks ... surrendered just two earned runs in the three-game series against Centenary (4/20-21), winning all three contests ... that started a streak of nine of 13 games in which she did not give up and earned run ... she went 8-4 in that stretch with a 1.22 ERA ... did not allow an eraned run in back-to-back games against UMKC (4/27-28) ... matched the feat again at IPFW (4/29) and Butler (4/30), striking out a total of 16 ... blanked IUPUI (5/5) on two hits to clinch a Summit League playoff berth for OU ... struck out 10 in a nine-inning 2-1 win over Valparaiso (5/6) ... shutout Centenary (5/11) on three hits at the Summit League Tournament to eliminate the Ladies ... the next day she put OU in the championship game with an 10-inning, two-run performance against No. 1 seeded Western Illinois (5/12).
At Wright State (2006):Played one season at Wright State before transferring to Oakland ... Was the Raiders top pitcher as a freshman ... compiled a 5-26 record with a 5.19 ERA ... Struck out 113 while tossing a pair of shutouts ... Led the squad in every pitching category.
High School: A 2005 graduate of Troy High School ...four-year letterwinner in softball for head coach Tom Calnen ... All-American selection as a senior ... two-time regional All-American ... twice named the Gatorade Player of the Year ... three-time all-state and all-region selection ... all-district all four years ... team captain ... helped the squad to a No. 1 state ranking in 2005 ... played summer ball for Compuware.
Personal: Born Jessica Granger in Royal Oak, Mich., on March 20, 1987 ... nickname is Jess ... daughter of Charles and Barbara Granger ... sister Jenny played softball at Oakland (2000-04) ... Mother played tennis at Hillsdale College.