Height: 5’9″ Bats: L Throws:R
Years Pro: 3rd year
Hometown: Valencia, CA
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PROFESSIONAL: Shults is entering her 2nd season in the NPF. She was drafted by the Pride in the 2013 NPF Draft in the second round.
2014 Season: This season, Shults had 6 hits, 4 RBI and a batting average of .231. She also ended the regular season with an on base percentage of .333.
2013 Season: In her first season in a Pride uniform, Shults saw action both behind the plate and at first base. Appearing in 28 games, the rookie had 22 at bats, 1 home run, 1 double and a .214 average.
COLLEGE: 2013 WCWS Champions, Named to 2013 WCWS All-Tournament Team, 2013 All-Big 12 Defensive Team, 2012 First Team NFCA All-American, 2011 & 2010 NFCA Second Team All-American, 3-time NFCA All-Central Region First Team (2012, 2011 and 2010), 2012 Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year, 2012 All-Big 12 First Team, 2011 All-Big 12 Second Team, 2010 All-Big 12 First Team, 2010 Big 12 Championship All-Tournament team, 2-time top 50 finalist for USA Softball’s Collegiate Player of the Year.
PERSONAL: Born Jessica Nicole Shults in North Hollywood, Calif. Daughter of Chris and Bob Shults. Has a brother, Justin, who played baseball at UC-Riverside. Majored in communication.