Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Jenny Topping Inducted Into Fullerton HOF

Former Team USA Olympian and four-time All-American Jenny Topping will be inducted into the Cal State Fullerton Athletics Hall of Fame in October.

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Topping, originally a transfer from Washington who spent the final three seasons of her career at Fullerton, earned first-team All-American honors in all four years of college. She is one of just seven Fullerton softball players to earn multiple all-American honors and one of two to earn three as a Titan.

Topping posted a .443 batting average at CSF, including thirty-three home runs. She still holds the top spot in four statistical categories in the Fullerton record books, including batting average; slugging percentage; on-base percentage; and walks. She stands second all-time in home runs and fourth in RBIs.

In addition, Topping also holds six single-season program records, including batting average (.472) and slugging percentage (.821).

Three times the Big West Player of the Year, Topping also led the Titans to three straight conference championships during her time there.

During and following college, Topping was a member of Team USA and won a gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. She was a part of the full team that was inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame in 2012.

The NPF also benefited from Topping's talent briefly as she led the Akron Racers to the 2005 championship and was named to the all-star team. She also spent several seasons playing in Japan.

Topping will be among the former Titans inducted into the CSF Hall of Fame in a ceremony on October 15th in Anaheim, California.

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