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Laird Named to Extra Elite 100 College Player Rankings by Extra Inning Softball

Laird Named to Extra Elite 100 College Player Rankings by Extra Inning Softball


COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri Softball junior shortstop Jenna Laird was named an Extra Elite 100 College Player by Extra Inning Softball ahead of the 2023 season.

Selected No. 42 on the preseason player rankings, Laird led the Tigers in 2022 for batting average (.338), doubles (11), triples (3), runs scored (44) and stolen bases (22) as she garnered 2022 NFCA Third Team All-Region honors. 

The East Meadow, New York, native, was named to the 2022 SEC All-Tournament Team after she led the Tigers to the Championship Final, batting .500 over the four games. She was also selected to the 2022 All-SEC Second Team after posting a hitting line of .291/.519/.341 in conference play.

In the field, Laird was tabbed a 2022 Rawlings Golden Glove recipient for her play at shortstop. She posted a .975 fielding percentage, turning 10 double plays in total over 163 chances.

For Laird, the preseason list is her second of the 2023 preseason.

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Missouri opens its 2023 campaign at the NFCA Division I Leadoff Classic Feb. 10-12 in Clearwater, Florida.

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