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Jodi Burch-Janse Van Rensburg
Jodi Burch-Janse Van Rensburg

Freeport, Texas


Softball (1992-95)

Inducted: 2006

Illinois State's first softball All-American after she earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Third-Team All-America accolades in 1995 ... posted a 25-7 record as a pitcher and hit .278 with 31 RBI in 1995 ... named the 1995 Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year ... a two-time All-Valley First-Team selection ... twice selected as a first-team all-region honoree ... 1994 and 1995 Illinois State Female Athlete of the Year ... led the conference in strikeouts in 1995 with 155, en route to dominating league play with a 0.45 earned-run average and 11 conference wins ... during her senior season, the Redbirds won a school-record 46 games, claimed the Valley championship, advanced to the NCAA Tournament and ranked No. 23 in the final national poll ... the right-handed pitcher collected 62 victories, had a 1.41 ERA and recorded 362 strikeouts during her career ... named to the Missouri Valley Conference's All-Centennial Team.