Jessica Ross


Player profile

  • Year Sophomore
  • Hometown Woodland Hills, Calif.
  • Last School Calabasas
  • Position Pitcher
  • Height 5-9
  • B/T R/R


  • Academic All-Big Ten (2020)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2019, 20)


  • Started four games in eight appearances
  • Went 1-3 with a 8.05 ERA and .300 against average
  • Recorded 20 innings of work and struck out 17 batters
  • Earned the first start and win of her career against NDSU, where she tossed 5.1 innings with one strikeout (2/8)
  • Pitched a career-high seven innings with a career-best eight strikeouts, six of which were swinging, at NC State (2/15)


  • Stepped into the circle twice for the Buckeyes
  • Recorded a 3.50 ERA, .143 against average and five strikeouts over two innings
  • Made her first appearance in Scarlet & Gray vs. Idaho State and pitched one inning with three strikeouts (3/9)
  • Tossed one inning of relief with no hits and two strikeouts at Michigan State (4/21)


  • Four-time All-Marmonte League selection
  • Varsity team captain as a junior and senior
  • Voted Calabasas H.S. Female Athlete of the Year
  • Had the most strikeouts in the CIF Southern Section with 266 Ks
  • Ranks in the top-10 in the state of California in strikeouts
  • Received All-CIF Team Division 4 and All-State honors her senior year
  • Finished her high school career with a 2.0 ERA, 775 strikeouts and a .212 batting average against
  • Spent two years with the Victory club team, which finished fourth at the 16U ASA Gold Nationals in 2015 and second at the 2016 Junior Olympic Cup
  • Also played club ball for the Explosion


  • Daughter of Scott and Joy Ross
  • Has two sisters, Nicole and Amy
  • Father was a member of the football and track and field teams at Pacific Lutheran University
  • Mother played tennis at Pacific Lutheran University
  • Four-year honor roll member