Kubesch Earns C-USA Postgraduate Scholarship Award
June 14, 2007
For Immediate Release
IRVING, Texas - University of Memphis softball graduate Jenna Kubesch is one of 12 recipients of the Conference USA Postgraduate Scholarship Award named by league commissioner Britton Banowsky today. The conference annually presents the $4,000 Postgraduate Scholarship awards to graduates as selected by the Faculty Athletics Representatives and approved by the Board of Directors.
Kubesch was a two-year letterwinner on the young Memphis softball squad. She earned C-USA Pitcher of Week honors three times during her career, was a back-to-back selection to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District selection and received a spot on the inaugural Conference USA All-Academic Team.
Kubesch ranks in the top 10 in nearly every pitching category and is the first Memphis pitcher to record more than 20 wins and 200 strikeouts in a season. She finished the season with a 24-11 record and a 2.14 ERA with 243 strikeouts. At Memphis, Kubesch has recorded four no-hitters, including a perfect game in 2005.
At the league championships, Kubesch earned the Tigers' first victory ever in the C-USA Championship with a complete game one-hitter against defending champion Tulsa. In the tournament, Kubesch appeared in all three games and had a .79 ERA with 18 K's in 17 and 2/3 innings of work. Against East Carolina, Kubesch retired the first 27-batters in a row before an infield hit broke up the perfect game in the 9th inning, snapping her streak of 15 and 2/3 consecutive innings of no-hit softball.
The Weimer, Texas, native graduated last May with a 3.94 GPA as a journalism (public relations) major. She has already completed one year toward a Master's of Science in Sport and Leisure Commerce.
2006-07 POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS: