2003 - One of three players to start all 56 games ... Led the team with 17 stolen bases and moved into fifth on UK's career list ... Went 3-5 with 4 RBIs and 2 runs in doubleheader sweep of Morehead State ... First career three-hit game against Alabama on March 22 - 3-3 with a triple and 3 RBIs ... Matched that feat one week later against Mississippi State going 3-4 with a run and 3 RBIs ... Hit a game-winning, bases-loaded triple in season-ending win against #23 Iowa.
2002 - Appeared in 55 games as a freshman, starting in right field 54 times...Had 29 hits...Tied for team lead with three triples...Tied school record by tripling twice in a 9-1 win over Louisville (4/10/02)...Had seven multi-hit games...was third on the team with five multiple RBI games...Had seven game hitting streak (2/4-3/16)...Hit her first career homerun, a grand slam, in 10-2 win over Morehead St. (3/5/02)...Her 13 stolen bases in 15 attempts ranked second on the team.
High School - All-District and All-Region in softball... All-District and All-Region in basketball... Honorable Mention All-State in basketball... John Meyer Award recipient for academic and athletic accomplishments on and off the field.
Personal - Full name is Jessica Nicole Nance... Parents are Alvin and Jackie Nance... Was born Oct. 16, 1983... Chose UK because of its proximity to home... Also considered enrolling at Tennessee, Radford and Maryville.
The Nance File