LSU Gold
Mesa, Ariz.
Previous School
Central Arizona JC
High School
Mountain View HS

1998 NFCA Third-Team All-South Region
1998 First-Team All-SEC
1998 NCAA Region 4 All-Tournament Team
1998 SEC All-Tournament Team
1998 Louisiana Player of the Year
1998 First-Team All-Louisiana
1998 Drafted by the Carolina Diamond
1997 Louisiana Newcomer of the Year
1997 First-Team All-Louisiana

First softball player to be named a Louisville Slugger/ NFCA All-American (third team) … Was named a third team All-American, first team All-SEC, NCAA Regional All-Tournament team … SEC All-Tournament team, Louisiana Player of the Year and first team All-Louisiana selection … Hit .369 with 51 runs, 15 doubles, nine triples, one home run and 47 RBI during her senior season … Third in the SEC with 51 runs scored.

Drafted by the Carolina Diamonds to play professional softball … First softball player to be drafted to play professional softball … Started and played in all 55 regular season games … Honored as Newcomer of the Year by the Louisiana Sports Writer’s Association … Named to the All-Louisiana first team … Ranked second on the team with a .341 batting average … Had three home runs with 25 RBIs … Tied for the team high with seven triples … Went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and three RBI against Grambling on Feb. 22 … Was 3-for-4 against Arizona … Had a streak of five games with at least two hits in early April … Went 5-for-7 in April 19 doubleheader against Arkansas, going 3-for-4 in the first game and 2-for-3 in the second game with two RBIs … Went 2-for-3 against Alabama … Had a six-game hitting streak twice … Was one of 66 players selected to the USA Softball National trials in Oklahoma City.

BEFORE LSU (Central Arizona College, 1995 & 1996)
Helped Central Arizona win the Junior College National Championship in 1005 … Team posted a 65-1 record … Named a second-team all-conference selection in 1995 … Posted a .478 batting average with 44 RBIs and two home runs in 1995.

Was a three-year letterwinner … Played in the All-Star game and had a .451 batting average her senior year.

Full name is Jodi Alexis Otten … Parents are James and Jill Otten … Graduated with her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in 1999 … Born on Feb. 18, 1976.

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