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Jones earned a first team nod, while Knief earned third team honors for the second time in her career
2010 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN
2009 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN
2008 NFCA SECOND TEAM ALL-GREAT LAKES
Posted a career-high 211 strikeouts, third most in Penn State single-season history, in 190.2 innings of work...Saved a career-high four games...Completed a career-best 21 games in 28 starts...Held opposing batters to a career-best .197...Hit a career-best .221 batting average at the plate in 44 games played notching single-season bests with eight doubles, 16 RBI and on-base percentage (.398)...Went 4-for-10 at the season-opening Hotel Encanto Invitational (2/12-14) with five RBI, while pitching a perfect record (2-0) with 18 strikeouts...Went 2-for-3 with a homer, a double and two RBI at New Mexico State (2/13)...Struck out a season-high eight batters vs. UTEP (2/12)...Won three games throwing a 1.11 ERA at the Campbell/Cartier Classic (2/19-20)...Threw a complete game allowing just five hits and a run while striking out nine vs. UC Santa Barbara (2/19), hit a double at the plate...Earned the win with five innings of three-hit ball and 10 strikeouts vs. Utah State (2/20), hit a double at the plate...Beat San Diego State with a five-hit, one-run performance vs. San Diego State (2/20)...Threw two scoreless and hitless innings with two strikeouts while going 1-for-1 with two RBI and a run scored vs. Towson (2/27)...Went 1-for-3 with an RBI vs. Delaware (2/27)...Pitched six innings allowing six hits and two runs, striking out six at East Carolina (2/28)...Threw 8.1 innings including a complete game two-hit, no-earned run performance in win over Central Michigan (3/5) and a save against Florida Gulf Coast (3/5)...Had two-hit performance without an earned run against Ball State (3/6)...Posted career day in the circle with a 10-inning, three-hit performance allowing just two walks and an earned run in win over South Florida (3/7), while striking out a career-tying 11...Had 1-for-3 day vs. Central Michigan (3/9) with an RBI single...Threw 21 consecutive innings, winning three straight complete games in wins over Kennesaw State (3/13), Southern Illinois (3/13) and Florida Gulf Coast (3/14), earning Big Ten Pitcher of the Week (3/15)...Threw back-to-back shutouts vs. KSU and SIU on Mar. 13, allowing four and three hits, respectively, while striking out 18 in the two games...Allowed just one hit in third-straight start with seven strikeouts...Earned save vs. Boston College (3/14)...Threw complete game against Minnesota (3/27) with six strikeouts...Picked up a win and a save with 13 strikeouts at Kent State (3/31) pitching a complete-game three hitter wtih two runs against and nine strikeouts in the first game before going two innings with four strikeouts in Game Two...Hit an RBI double in only plate appearance vs. Pittsburgh (4/6)...Picked up Big Ten leading fourth save at Wisconsin (4/10)...Combined for shutout with three scoreless innings in win over Wisconsin (4/11)...Threw complete-game three-hitter allowing just one run while striking out nine in second game vs. Michigan State (4/14)...Scattered six hits while allowing just one earned run and striking out 10 against Illinois (4/17)...Threw complete-game one-hitter allowing only one earned run in win over Iowa (4/24), striking out nine and going 1-for-1 at the plate with a run scored, two walks and two RBI...Struck out nine batters vs. Syracuse (4/27)...Went 1-for-2 with a three-RBI double at Northwestern (5/1)...Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two doubles at Northwestern (5/2)...Notched a single and a walk vs. Ohio State (5/8)...Threw four innings of no-hit, seven-strikeout ball vs. Ohio State (5/9) in relief, allowing one runner to reach base...Named the team's MVP...Pitched a career-high 12 innings in a tense 3-2 win at Indiana (5/13), striking out six, while allowing just six hits and two unearned runs...Named to All-Big Ten Academic Team.
2009 (JUNIOR YEAR)
Had a career year in the circle posting a 1.27 earned-run average in 23 starts with 20 complete game...Threw six shutouts...Notched 159.1 innings, a career high...Went 13-11...Gave up just 0.70 hits per inning...Fanned 152, while holding opposing batters to a .199 batting average...Went to the plate in 26 games...Scored nine runs and hit six RBI while getting on base at a .325 clip...Walked 11 times...Sported a .944 fielding percentage with 41 putouts and 26 assists...Allowed one or less earned runs 18 times, 11 of which had no runs earned...Missed almost a month in the circle (3/12-4/4) due to a stress fracture in rib...Returned to throw 14 innings in a doubleheader sweep of Iowa (4/4) allowing just one run while striking out 12...Pitched 14.2 innings in a doubleheader at Minnesota (4/18), allowing just one run on 11 hits with 14 strikeouts...Threw a two-hit shutout against Wisconsin (4/12) in a 4-0 win throwing nine strikeouts...Had 11 games with seven or more strikeouts...Threw a one-hitter with seven strikeouts in a 4-1 win against nationally-ranked DePaul (2/27)...Recorded a two-hitter in a thrilling eight-inning 1-0 win over Notre Dame (3/12)...Earned the win in a 4-1 win over UC-Davis (3/7) throwing eight strikeouts allowing just two hits...Pitched a shutout with six strikeouts against Wichita State (2/14) in a 4-0 win...Pitched four-straight games without a walk from Mar. 12 to Apr. 11...Pitched 38 consecutive innings without a walk from Mar. 8 vs. San Diego State to Apr. 12 vs. Wisconson...Hit safely in 11 of 13 games from Feb. 6 to Mar. 7...Went 1-for-3 with a double and a run against Illinois State (3/7)...Went 1-for-1 with an RBI and two runs against Cal State Bakersfield (2/7)...Got on base successfully in all three plate appearances going 1-for-1 with two walks at North Carolina (2/15)...Notched lone stolen base of the year against George Washington (2/14)...Recorded a season-high seven putouts twice against Western Michigan (2/6) and Illinois State (3/7)...Named to Academic All-Big Ten team.
Named to NFCA Second Team All-Great Lakes Region...Played in 47 games while starting 42 for the Nittany Lions...Compiled a 15-8 record as a pitcher with a 2.06 ERA and six shutouts...Became the seventh pitcher in school history to throw a no-hitter in an 8-0 victory over Syracuse (2/24) pitching all five innings and fanning seven batters while also recording a run scored and an RBI...Went 1-for-2 and struck-out six batters in a 4-1 win over Tulsa (2/29)...Went 1-for-3 with a run scored and struck-out six en route to a 3-0 shutout of Southern Miss (3/1)...Hit an RBI- single and pitched 3.1 scoreless innings in a 4-2 win over Saint Joseph's (3/7)...Named to the LSU Easton Purple and Gold All-Tournament Team...Struck out a career high 11 batters against Maine (3/8)...Fanned four batters in seven scoreless innings with a 2-0 shutout of Sam Houston State (3/11)...Pitched a career high eight innings against Radford (3/11)...Went 2-for-4 with a double while pitching a 3-0 shutout over Tennessee-Chattanooga (3/16)...Went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in a 3-2 victory over Boston University (3/16)...Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week and Penn State Student-Athlete of the Week for March 17...Registered a hit and struck out four batters in a 10-2 routing of Toledo (3/22)...Fanned nine batters in four innings in a 5-1 win over Youngstown State (3/23)...Plated an RBI single and a two-RBI double in a career high five at-bats in a 13-4 victory over Miami (Ohio) (3/23)...Hit a double and scored two runs in a 9-1 win over Saint Francis (3/26)...Earned a 2-0 shutout while striking out four batters against Wisconsin (4/13)...Went 1-for-3 with a run scored while striking out four batters to earn a 3-2 win over Maryland (4/16)...Fanned seven batters in eight innings earning a 2-0 shutout over Kent State (4/23)...Went 1-for-3 with two runs scored while striking out four batters against then-No. 12 Northwestern (4/26).
2007 (FRESHMAN YEAR)
Started three games in the field and two in the circle...Pitched three scoreless innings and earned a win over NC State (2/10)...Had a team-best 1.70 ERA before breaking her hand in the Washington game (2/24), causing her to miss the remainder of the season.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Four-year letterwinner in softball...Team won league championship three years...Earned four letters in each soccer and cross country.
Jaclyn Diane Hill was born on October 30, 1988 to Steve and Patti Hill...Has one sibling, Joe (22)...Majoring in sociology.
QUOTING HILL ON PENN STATE
"It's a fun school with great academics."
QUOTING COACH PETRINI ON HILL
"Jackie has the ability to shutdown opposing hitters in a variety of ways. She spins the ball extremely well and keeps the hitters off balance. Jackie has battled a tough injury throughout her last two years, but has had a dynamite off season, so we are ready to see her leave her mark in the record books."