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#7 Jordan Bettiol
Position: Outfielder
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'7"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: College Station, Texas
High School: A&M Consolidated
Club: Sudden Impact
Career Honors & Awards
  • Second-Team All-Big Ten (2013)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2013)
  • Three-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

Career Capsule
Jordan Bettiol was a part-time outfield starter as a freshman, before earning a full-time starting role and earning second-team All-Big Ten recognition as a sophomore. Bettiol started 78 games in her two seasons, including 45 starts in left, 29 in center and two in right field. Bettiol owned a .271 career batting average with a .387 on-base percentage as a Husker.

Bettiol began her Husker career as a true slapper before developing into a hitter. Bettiol responded well to swinging away, emerging the second half of the 2013 season following the switch. She led Nebraska with a .400 batting average during the Big Ten Conference portion of the Huskers’ schedule, while posting a .526 on-base percentage.

Sophomore Season [2013]
Following a solid freshman campaign, Bettiol earned a full-time starting role as a sophomore and earned second-team All-Big Ten honors. Bettiol started 58 games in the outfield in 2013, including 41 starts in left and 17 games in center. After starting 41 of the first 44 games in left field, Bettiol started the final 17 contests in center, helping lead Nebraska to the first NCAA Super Regional appearance in school history and the program’s seventh all-time trip to the Women’s College World Series.

Offensively, Bettiol emerged during the Big Ten portion of Nebraska’s schedule and beyond. She was in the batting lineup in each of the final 20 games, after playing defense-only in 14 of her first 38 starts. Bettiol led Nebraska with a .400 batting average during the conference season, going 12-for-30 with one double. She also drew five walks and was hit by three pitches to post a .526 on-base percentage. Bettiol was 2-for-2 in stolen bases in Big Ten play, while scoring 12 runs. Overall, Bettiol batted .274 with three doubles, two more than she hit in her freshman season. Bettiol’s first double of the year was a walk-off double that lifted Nebraska to a 4-3 eight-inning victory over Illinois-Chicago on the third day of the season. Bettiol produced six multi-hit efforts in her sophomore campaign, and her lone multi-RBI effort came as part of a 1-for-2 performance in game two of the Huskers’ home-opening doubleheader against New Mexico State.

She enjoyed her best weekend of the year at Purdue, hitting safely in all three games while finishing 6-for-11 (.545) with a double, an RBI and four runs. Bettiol set a career high with three hits in game two of the series, when she added a double, a walk and two runs scored as part of a 3-for-3 effort. Bettiol also scored two runs in the series finale. Her third game of the season with multiple runs scored came in Nebraska’s regional final victory over No. 13 Stanford.

Defensively, Bettiol improved throughout the season. She was perfect defensively after switching to center field and did not commit an error over her final 35 games.

Freshman Season [2012]
Bettiol earned early playing time as a freshman in a 2012 Husker outfield that returned every starter and featured a total of five players with starting experience. Bettiol started 20 games as a freshman, including 12 in center, four in left, two in right and two as the designated player. Bettiol played all three outfield positions in 2012, as she was the only Husker to play more than one outfield spot. Bettiol started the first 16 games of the season, and she made 23 pinch-running appearances.

A tremendous athlete with a great work ethic, Bettiol put up solid numbers as a freshman, batting .267 with 17 runs scored, one double, five RBIs and seven walks. Still only beginning to tap into her potential, Bettiol showed improvement throughout the season. In conference play, Bettiol had only five at bats, but produced two hits and added 10 runs scored. She demonstrated good plate awareness, drawing seven walks and being hit by two pitches in only 54 total plate appearances, posting a .389 on-base percentage. The speedy slapper also became much better at putting the ball in play as the season progressed, striking out only twice in her final 21 at bats, after fanning 10 times in her first 24 at bats of the year.

Bettiol finished her rookie season with a pair of multi-hit games. Her first career multi-hit game came on the third day of the season, when she went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI against Cal State Northridge. She added another 2-for-3 performance against Michigan State in the final week of April. Bettiol also had a knack for delivering the clutch hit, as she batted .350 with runners in scoring position (7-for-20) and .400 (2-for-5) with the bases loaded. Bettiol was also clutch with two outs, going 6-for-17 (.353) in those situations.

Defensively, Bettiol committed one error in 16 chances in the outfield. She displayed great range and good aggressiveness.

Before Nebraska
Bettiol did not begin playing competitive softball until 2008 and did not go out for softball until her sophomore year at A&M Consolidated High School in College Station, Texas. Bettiol relied on her work ethic and natural athleticism to quickly develop into a Division I prospect and by the end of her prep career, she was a first-team high school All-American.

When she joined the softball team as a sophomore, it didn’t take long for Bettiol to earn a starting position for a 28-11 team that advanced to the Class 5A regional semifinals. She batted .318 as a sophomore, collecting 28 hits in 88 at bats, including four doubles and two triples. She added 14 RBIs, 18 runs scored and 11 stolen bases. For her efforts, Bettiol was a second-team all-district selection.

With a year of experience, Bettiol produced a breakout junior season in 2010. In leading A&M Consolidated to a 32-6 record, Bettiol batted .444 (52-for-117) with seven doubles, one triple, one home run, 17 RBIs and a 17-game hitting streak. Her speed was again on display, as she scored 53 runs and stole 28 bases in only 30 attempts. Bettiol also showed improved discipline at the plate, drawing 30 walks to help her post a .554 on-base percentage. She was again an all-district selection, earning a spot on the first team, while also being selected as a third-team Class 5A all-state selection.

As a senior, Bettiol produced the best statistics of her career and was chosen as the district’s offensive player of the year. She batted .593 (64-for-108) in the spring of 2011, while posting a .662 on-base percentage. She added six doubles, seven triples and three home runs, while producing 20 RBIs. On the basepaths, Bettiol scored 57 runs and stole 35 bases in only 36 attempts. She had a hit in 31 of the Tigers’ 34 games and finished with 22 multiple-hit games, including each of her final six games. Bettiol also produced 12 games with at least three hits. For her performance as a senior, Bettiol was one of three outfielders named to the NFCA High School All-America first team, along with sophomore Kiki Stokes. Bettiol also earned a spot on the NFCA all-region first team and was named an all-state selection.

In her three-year career, Bettiol produced a .460 batting average (144-for-313) with 17 doubles, 10 triples, four home runs, 51 RBIs, 128 runs scored and 74 stolen bases.

Before joining the softball team, Bettiol spent her freshman season on the track, where she finished sixth at the district meet in the 800-meter run (2:20.98) and fifth in the 1,600-meter run (5:22.32). Bettiol also finished fourth nationally at the 2007 Junior Olympics in the 1,500-meter run (4:56), and she ran the 800-leg of her Texas distance medley relay team that recorded the second fastest time in the nation in the spring of 2008. Her speed carried over to the softball diamond, as Bettiol posted the fastest home-to-home time (10.87 seconds) at the 2010 NFCA Elite College Showcase Recruiting Camp.

Bettiol most recently played her travel ball for Texas Sudden Impact Gold. Husker fifth-year undergraduate coach Gabby Banda also played for that program, although Bettiol and Banda were never teammates with Sudden Impact. In the classroom, Bettiol was a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal
Jordan is the daughter of Daniel and Jennifer Bettiol and was born on July 11, 1993, in Cooperstown, N.Y. Her full name is Stephanie Ann Bettiol, but she goes by her nickname, Jordan. A communication studies major, Jordan has one brother, Travis (15). In the classroom, Jordan earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2013, and she has been a member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in three of her first four semesters.

Year

Avg.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

OB%

SLG%

SB-ATT

FLD%

2012

.267

43-20

45

17

12

1

0

0

5

7

2

.389

.289

1-2

.938

2013

.274

60-58

95

21

26

3

0

0

8

14

15

.386

.305

4-4

.915

Total

.271

103-78

140

38

38

4

0

0

12

21

27

.387

.300

5-6

.921

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