CAREER: Named a 2012 CollegeSportsMadness Third-Team All-American ...The only player in SEC history to record four multi-home run games in a single season ... The second player in the history of MSU softball to be named USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week ... The March 5, 2012 SEC Player of the Week, MSU's first weekly league honor since March 2010 ... One of two players in school history with 10 total bases in a single game and four career multiple-home run games ... Tied for fourth in school history in career home runs per game (0.11), tied for sixth with 17 career home runs and is ninth in career stolen base percentage (.810, 17-of-21).
2012: Named a 2012 CollegeSportsMadness Third-Team All-American ... Recorded one of the best junior campaigns in school history, leading the team with 15 home runs (T-4th in SEC) and 41 RBIs (T-10th in SEC) ... The 15 round-trippers were third in school history for a single season, while her 0.26 home runs per game tied her for second ... Her .614 slugging percentage ranked 10th in the SEC and fourth by a junior all-time at MSU ... Also placed third by a MSU junior all-time in RBIs, fourth in total bases (97) and fourth in walks ... On March 6, was named the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week and the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week ... Became the second player in school history to receive the national accolade, joining two-time All-American and SEC Player of the Year Iyhia McMichael (Feb. 24, 2004) ... Was the first Bulldog to earn the conference honor since All-American Chelsea Bramlett picked up the nod on March 1, 2010 ...Tied the single-game school records for home runs and total bases ... Named a NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete ... Named to the 2012 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll ... Tallied 14 multiple-hit games and a team-best nine multiple-RBI games ... Opened the 2012 season and the Mardi Gras invitational going 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the 7-2 win at South Alabama ... Hit a clutch two-run home run to power the Dogs past Lipscomb, 3-1 ... Scored two runs and earned two walks in a 8-1 victory against Jacksonville State ... Went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in a 6-3 victory against Samford in her hometown of Birmingham ... Was named to the Bulldog Round-Robin All-Tournament Team for her performance Feb. 17-19 ... Drove in a run on one hit versus DePaul in the same tournament ... Totaled a career-high five RBIs to go along with a career-best tying two hits and two runs in an 11-2 victory at Jackson State, becoming the first Bulldog since Courtney Nesbit on April 3, 2011, vs. Ole Miss to knock in five ... Hit a 299-foot home run that landed on Highway 182 in MSU's Bulldog Classic opener vs. Columbia, where she finished 1-for-2 with two runs, a walk and an RBI ... Came back the next day against Columbia and pounded out a career-high two home runs, becoming the ninth player in school history to record a pair of dingers in one game ... Also tallied a career best three hits ... In the second game of MSU's doubleheader sweep on March 3rd, hit her third home run of the day as part of a 2-for-3, two-RBI performance ... Registered her first career grand slam while in the process providing the game-winning RBI and run in the win over Samford on the final day of the Bulldog Classic, which ended with her earning Bulldog Classic MVP honors ... Finished the week of Feb. 27-March 4 with a .526 average (10-for-19), 17 RBIs and eight runs, while hitting five home runs in six games after hitting five total in her previous 108 career contests ... Stole a career-high two bases and scored twice on a walk and a single in the series-opening home win vs. No. 7 Georgia ... Drew a career-high tying two walks in the SEC road-opening win at South Carolina ... Came back in the second game of the doubleheader sweep and went 2-for-3 with a walk, stolen base and her ninth home run of the season ... Went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run in the series opener at LSU ... Stole a base for the second-straight game for the first time in 2012 in the win vs. UAB at home, finishing 1-for-3 with a walk and the game-winning run scored ... Registered two hits and an RBI in the series opener at home vs. No. 2 Alabama ... Finished the series with Alabama with a career-high tying two walks and a single ... Drove in the game-winning run at Arkansas in game one of the doubleheader sweep on Good Friday ... Returned in game two to notch her first double of the season, registering an RBI and a run scored ... Connected on two solo home runs in the series finale at Arkansas ... Returned home three days later to hit two more dingers vs. Jackson State, becoming the first player in school history to tally a pair of home runs in back-to-back games ... Finished a perfect 3-for-3 in the run-rule victory against the Lady Tigers with four RBIs, one double and two runs scored ... Tallied an RBI single, run and a walk in the series-opening win at rival Ole Miss ... Finished the weekend sweep at Ole Miss by scoring game-winning run in game three ... Earned a career-high tying two walks and scored once in the series-opening win vs. Kentucky ... Came back the next day to score the game-winning run in walk-off fashion in the nationally-televised win against UK ... Scored the game-winning run for the walk-off again in game three vs. the Wildcats to secure the series sweep ... Hit two home runs, drove in four and in the home win vs. Memphis ... Tied career highs with two runs, two walks and two stolen bases in game one of the doubleheader sweep vs. Tennessee Tech ... Came back in game two of the Senior Day sweep against the Golden Eagles to go 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a stolen base.
2011: Named to the 2011 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll ... Doubled and drove in a run against No. 11 Washington ... Hit her first double of the season before scoring the winning run in State's Bulldog Round-Robin opener against Louisiana Tech ... Had a season-high two RBI in game two of State's series sweep against South Carolina ... Drove in a run and scored once in State's 8-7 win against Florida State ... Tallied two hits and scored twice in MSU's doubleheader sweep against Alcorn State ... Hit a two-RBI double to cap a four-run first inning in State's series-clinching win against Ole Miss ... Collected a hit and scored a run in each of the last two games against Auburn ... Went 2-for-3 with a triple in a road victory at Mississippi Valley State ... Tripled home the tying run before scoring the winning run ... Hit .364 with a triple, home run and two RBI in a three-game series against LSU, going 2-for-4 with a triple in the opener and coming back in game two and belting her first home run of the season.
2010: Played in 44 games during her freshman season, starting 24 games in the outfield ... Capped her rookie season by being named Freshman All-SEC ... Also earned a place on the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll ... Hit .204, collecting 19 hits and adding four doubles, a triple and a home run ... Drove in 11 runs and scored 13 times ... Contributed the game-winning RBI twice and scored the clincher once ... Earned her first career start against Georgetown on March 13 ... Hit her first home run, one of MSU's school-record five grand slams, to cap a 2-for-4, four-RBI effort at Mississippi Valley State on March 24 ... Went 1-for-3 and drove in two runs in the second game of a three-game series at Arkansas ... Matched her season high with two hits in the series finale with No. 11 Georgia (April 13) ... Also tied a season high with two hits, including her first career triple, in the second game of a three-game series at South Carolina (April 17).
PRE-COLLEGE: Compiled a stellar prep career under Danny Dubose at Oak Mountain High School ... Earned multiple all-state, all-county, all-area and Over The Mountain team accolades during her varsity softball career ... Selected the Shelby County Hitter of the Year and Class 6A All-State as a senior after compiling a .397 batting average on Earned all-area and all-county honors following a 2008 campaign that saw Oak Mountain finish in second place in the area tournament ... Played travel ball for the Birmingham Skyhawks with current teammate Shana Sherrod ... Claimed the NSA championship and took second in the Florida World Series ... Also enjoyed a stellar volleyball career for Oak Mountain, earning all-county accolades her final two seasons ... Paced the team in digs and assists, and finished her senior season as one of the top-five setters in Birmingham ... Helped the OMHS volleyball squad to a ninth-place finish in the state tournament.
PERSONAL: Born Jessica Ashley Cooley on April 25, 1991, in Birmingham, Ala. ... Daughter of Mark and Candy Cooley ... Has two sisters, Lindsay Gornto and Katie, an outfielder for the Bulldogs from 2004-07 ... Majoring in marketing ... Enjoys playing Call of Duty on Playstation 3 with teammate Shana Sherrod ... Favorite childhood memory is getting snowed in at her grandmother's house and Santa still being able to find her ... Claims "Selena" is her favorite movie and Jennifer Lopez is her favorite actress.
AB 5 at Ole Miss, 4/15/12
R 2, 10x, last vs. Tennessee Tech, 4/28/12
H 3, 2x, last vs. Jackson State, 4/10/12
RBI 5, 2x, last vs. Samford, 3/4/12
2B 1, 6x, last vs. Jackson State, 4/10/12
3B 1 at South Carolina, 4/1/10
HR 2, 4x, last vs. Memphis, 4/24/12
BB 2, 6x, last vs. Tennessee Tech, 4/28/12
SB 2, 2x, last vs. Tennessee Tech, 4/28/12