2023 Pac-12 Hall of Honor Inductee: Jessica Mendoza
Mar 2, 2023
One of the most decorated players in the history of softball, Stanford’s Jessica Mendoza left her mark as one of the sport’s all-time greats. A four-time first-team All-American, Mendoza was named Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2000 and led Stanford to its first Women’s College World Series appearance in 2001. She maintains all-time Stanford records in a host of statistical categories, including career batting average (.416), hits (327), and home runs (327). She was also a two-time Olympian for Team USA, earning gold in Athens in 2004 and silver in Beijing in 2008. Mendoza was inducted into the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012 and the National Softball Hall of Fame in 2019. She went on to work in baseball operations for the New York Mets and also embarked on a career in broadcasting, serving in commentary roles for ESPN’s coverage of the Men’s College World Series and Major League Baseball before joining the Los Angeles Dodgers’ broadcast team in 2022.