Softball's Vasquez Excels in Athletics, Academics and Beyond
Nov. 6, 2007
The award isn't the first for Vasquez as she was the recipient of the Rosalyn Lyon Scholarship in Education, a fund established by Rusty and Rosie Lyon to help support College of Education students from Arizona. In addition, Jackie also received the Roma Gentry Memorial Scholarship, a fund set up in memoriam of Roma Gentry, a 1937
The past few years, Vasquez, along with her teammates, have volunteered for the Special Olympics. They help out at the Opening Ceremonies and also put on a softball clinic for the athletes. Vasquez also volunteered with the 2006 Fantasy Flight and goes above and beyond serving her community on a continual basis.
With her success on and off the field, Jackie has proven that she is a great role model for her teammates, coaches and students, both as peers and the ones in her own classroom as a student teacher. A personal sports highlight for Vasquez was hitting a grand slam in the 2007 Tempe Super Regionals against LSU, which helped send her team to their second consecutive World Series.
The Sun Devil Softball team welcomes all to come cheer Jackie and her fellow teammates on in this upcoming 2008 season as they gear up for their run to their third consecutive Women's College World Series and beyond.