May 24, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State softball player Jamee Juarez was named to the NCAA Region No. 4 All-Tournament Team, host school Florida State University announced today. Juarez, a freshman pitcher and third baseman from La Puente, Calif. (Wilson High School), was the winning pitcher in a 10-inning game vs. No. 7-seed Bethune-Cookman Friday night. She pitched 12.1 total innings during the three-game tournament and tallied seven strikeouts with only one earned run and a 0.57 ERA. The starting third baseman when not on the mound for Ohio State, Juarez led the team with 11 assists, owned a 1.000 fielding percentage and turned one double-play during the event.

Juarez, a 2004 Great Lakes All-Region Second Team and a 2004 Third Team All-Big Ten selection, started in all 58 games she played in wearing the Scarlet and Gray. With a .279 average, Juarez led the squad with 36 RBI and tallied 48 hits, 25 runs, 74 total bases, 12 doubles, one triple and four homeruns. Juarez was 13-10 from the mound with one save for the Buckeyes and a 1.72 ERA during the 2004 season. Juarez compiled 93 assists, 44 putouts, and owned a .979 fielding percentage and stole 8-of-10 bases for the Buckeyes.

Joining Juarez on the 2004 Region No. 4 All-Tournament Team were Jess van der Linden (Florida State), Veronica Wootson (Florida State) and Natasha Jacob (Florida State), Ashley Richards (Oregon), Ani Nyhus (Oregon), Jenn Poore (Oregon), Beth Boskovich (Oregon), Holly Groves (South Florida), Leigh Ann Ellis (South Florida), Christen Bedwell (Cal State Northridge) and Mandy Schuerman (Florida).

The Buckeyes finished the season 35-25 overall and 8-11 in Big Ten competition with a 1-1 record in the 2004 Big Ten Tournament and a 1-2 finish in the 2004 NCAA Softball Tournament.