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Jordan Wallace is in her first season as UTSA's pitching coach.
"Jordan is not only going to bring the mechanical knowledge to our staff, but a strong championship mindset as well," head coach Michelle Cheatham said whe she announced Wallace's hiring on Sept. 6. "She has been in the circle against the top teams in the nation and she understands what it takes to be successful in those situations. I'm excited for our pitching staff to learn from her experiences."
"I feel very welcome in joining my new softball family at UTSA as my coaching career begins," Wallace said. "As a player, I always left it all on the field and I hope that my competitive nature, heart and knowledge will help our student-athletes discover their competitive spirit and assist them in honing their skills. I look forward to the upcoming season and my hope is to assist Coach Cheatham and Coach Rogers win a championship and forge a new winning tradition."
Wallace comes to UTSA following one of the most decorated pitching careers in Louisiana-Lafayette history. During her four seasons (2012-15), the Weatherford, Texas, native aided the squad to 191 wins, three Sun Belt Conference championships, four Super Regional appearances and a spot in the 2014 Women's College World Series.
A three-time first-team All-Sun Belt selection and 2012 Sun Belt Freshman of the Year, Wallace closed her career ranked among the top five in Louisiana-Lafayette history in games pitched (139/2nd), winning percentage (.827/2nd), strikeouts (905/2nd), strikeouts per seven innings (9.08/2nd), games started (115/3rd) and wins (91/4th).
She was a two-time first-team National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Central Region selection and three-time Sun Belt All-Tournament Team pick. She was named to the Top 50 Watch List for USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year and preseason first-team All-American in 2014 and she was the most valuable player of the 2013 Baton Rouge Regional. Additionally, Wallace was an NCAA Woman of the Year nominee and Louisiana-Lafayette Female Student-Athlete of the Year in 2015.
Wallace opened her career in 2012 with an NCAA-record 23 consecutive victories and she finished the season 27-2 with a 2.26 ERA. Her .931 winning percentage during the campaign is the top single-season mark in Ragin' Cajuns history and an NCAA record for a freshman.
Along with her success on the field, she was a two-time NFCA Scholar Athlete (2012, 2014), a two-time member of the Sun Belt Commissioner's List (2012, 2015) and a member of the 2013 Sun Belt Academic Honor Roll.
Wallace graduated magna cum laude in May 2015 with a degree in marketing and a minor in international business with a concentration in sales.