13 - Jessie Ziese
Jessie Ziese
Height: 5-9
Year: Senior
Hometown: Camarillo, Calif.
High School: Camarillo
Previous College: Utah
Position: First Base
1999: A transfer from Utah, Ziese filled a big hole for the Gauchos at first...An Honorable Mention All-Big West selection...Second on team with 24 RBI and fourth in average at .295...Had highest fielding percentage of any starter at .987.

Utah: Had outstanding two-year stint before transferring to UCSB...Hit .326 with five dingers and 32 runs batted in as a freshman...Upped average to .360 in sophomore campaign.

High School: Prepped at Camarillo HS for coach Darwin Tolzin...A four-year varsity member, Ziese hit .463 as a junior...Was a four-time All-Marmonte League and All-Ventura County Choice and a three-time L.A. Daily News and L.A. Times selection...Garnered first team All-CIF, Cal-Hi Sports first team All-State, and Marmonte League MVP honors in aforementioned junior season...Also earned All-Tournament team considerations at the ASA Nationals.

Personal: Jessica Lee Ziese was born January 19, 1978...Majoring in Political Science, Ziese is also minoring in German...Interested in a career in Public Relations...Favorite athletes are fellow first basemen Mark McGwire and John Kruk...Favorite movie is The Matrix...Also recruited by Fresno State and Washington out of high school...Parents are John Ziese and Diane McKinley.

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