2 - Jessica Burcham
Jessica Burcham
Height: 5-5
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lexington, N.C.
High School: South Davidson
Position: P
Major: Sports Medicine
B/T: R/R

Burcham

Career

  • Burcham graduates with career records for lowest ERA (2.43), strikeouts (519), wins (44), saves (5), and shutouts (15)
  • Totaled a 44-29 career record in 93 appearances with a 2.43 ERA
  • Opponents hit .239 against her

2012

  • The Quakers’ top starting pitcher
  • Posted an 8-10 record with a 2.81 earned  run average (ERA) in 21 appearances
  • Her ERA ranks 5th in school history
  • Her 5.81 strikeouts per games ranks fourth among Guilford’s leaders
  • recorded 91 total strikeouts
  • Held opponents to a .275 batting average in 109.2 innings pitched
  • Recorded 10 strikeouts against Meredith on Apr. 11

2011

  • the Quakers' top starting pitcher
  • Second Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC)
  • posted a 14-6 record with a 1.91 earned run average (ERA) in 23 appearances
  • 14 victories set the school record and ranked third in the league
  • set a Guilford record with a league-leading seven shutouts this year, which ranks 17th among NCAA Division III leaders as of May 16
  • 8.1 strikeouts per game also topped the ODAC and ranks 28th nationally
  • recorded 157 strikeouts, second only to her school-record total of 172 set in 2009, which ranks 29th in Division III and second in the ODAC
  • in 135.2 innings, held opponents to a league-low .217 batting average
  • had an ODAC-best 18 complete games, the second-highest total in school history
  • threw the first perfect game in school history Apr. 10 in Guilford's five-inning, 19-0 victory over league-rival Sweet Briar College
  • fanned 13 of the 15 batters she faced in the game
  • had seven games with 10 or more strikeouts, including a school-record 15 in a two-hit shutout of Thomas College Mar. 10
  • fanned 11 in a one-hit, eight-inning victory over Susquehanna University (Mar. 9)
  • three seasons into her college career, Burcham owns Guilford's records for career wins (36), saves (5), shutouts (13) and strikeouts (428)
  • has a 36-19 career record in 72 appearances with a 2.31 ERA
  • opponents have a .228 batting average against the right-hander

2010

  • named to the 2010 NCCSIA All-State team
  • top starting pitcher
  • had a team-best ERA
  • ranked first on the team and third in the ODAC in strikeouts
  • had 7.12 strikeouts per seven innings, which stands second in Guilford’s season standards
  • 10-win season ranked second in ODAC play and second in the single-season records
  • ranks among Guilford's career leaders in saves (1st), strikeouts (1st), wins (2nd), shutouts (2nd), appearances (3rd), innings pitched (4th) and complete games (4th)
  • she and teammate Emily Willis combined for a no-hitter in the Quakers' 16-0 victory over Sweet Briar College Apr. 10
  • also performed well at Mary Baldwin College Mar. 24 as she threw a complete-game, one-hitter with a season-best 12 strikeouts

2009

  • Appeared as the ace of the pitching staff for the Quakers this season
  • matched or broke school season records for wins (12), shutouts (5), saves (3), and strikeouts (172)
  • her school-record 1.67 ERA ranked fourth in the ODAC
  • her strikeouts stood second in the ODAC and opposing hitters held only a .204 batting average against her, also a Guilford standard
  • ranked eighth in NCAA Division III with 9.9 strikeouts per game and 12th with three saves
  • posted a 2-0 record and 0.64 ERA in 11 innings against Randolph-Macon and struck out 16 and allowed only five hits over the two games, which included a complete game, three-hit shutout in game one
  • had seven games with 10 or more strikeouts, including a school-record tying 13 versus Peace
  • named Guilford's Student-Athlete of the Week twice during the season

Personal

  • member of Guilford's fall 2009 Student-Athlete Honor Roll
  • four-year letter winner at South Davidson H.S. under coach Danny Hunt
  • earned All-Yadkin Valley Conference and all-state honors
  • graduated with the school record for single-game strikeouts (17)
  • daughter of Wesley and Wendy Burcham
  • education minor