Marshburn signs with Texas Tech


Jessica Marshburn, a three-time All-East Texas player from Van and a current Navarro College player, has signed a softball scholarship with Texas Tech, the university announced.

The juco All-American won the Golden Shoe Award, symbolic of the leading base stealing in the nation in NJCAA Division I. She swiped 89 bases during her freshman season in Corsicana.

Texas Tech coach Shanon Hays said Marshburn “will provide immediate speed and experience in the outfield.”

In her freshman year at Navarro, she hit .417, while scoring 51 runs. She had 10 doubles, four triples and 30 RBI.

She was a four-year starter at Van, earning Co-Newcomer of the Year in District 14-3A her freshman season and first-team the next three teams. Marshburn was district Most Valuable Player her junior year and was first-team all-state three times on the Texas Girls Coaches Association and Texas Sportswriters Association teams.

Marshburn was honored nationally as a second-team All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and is also successful in the classroom as she was an academic all-state honoree her senior year.

Her senior season at Van she hit .579 with seven doubles, six triples, 27 RBI, 35 stolen bases and 45 runs scored.

“We’re really excited about this class” Hays said. “I feel like this is the best class that Texas Tech has ever signed and I said that about last year’s class and feel like up to this time that it was the case. The depth and the level of talent that we have along with the speed and offensive prowess these players bring makes up a great class.”

TEXAS TECH FALL SIGNING CLASS

Lexie Elkins - C - Victoria - Victoria East H.S.

Sydni Emanuel - INF - Missouri City - Ridge Point H.S.

Ashley Fultz - INF - Flower Mound - Flower Mound H.S.

Brittany Lee - C/UTIL - Keller - Keller H.S.

Jessica Marshburn - OF - Van - Van H.S. - Navarro College

Cassie McClure - RHP/UTIL - Kingwood - Kingwood H.S.

Kierra Miles - INF - Yukon, Okla. - Mustang H.S.

Camaury Prados-Washington - OF - Missouri City - Fort Bend Hightower H.S.

Brittany Warnecke - INF - Aurora, Ill. - Oswega East H.S.

Susan Welborn - RHP/UTIL - North Richland Hills - Birdville H.S.