BC's Zaker earns All-America honor

By Steve Sell
July 07, 2015

LINDSBORG  – Bethany College’s Jasmine Zaker has been selected to the 2015 NAIA College Softball All-America Division II-III first team by The Jewish Sports Review.

Zaker was a senior first baseman for the Swedes in 2015. This is the third time she has been named a Jewish Sports Review All-American, also earning the honor in 2014 and 2012.

Zaker was named honorable mention All-KCAC in 2015, first-team All-KCAC in 2014 and second-team All-KCAC in 2012.

"We are excited to have Jasmine Zaker selected again as a Jewish Sports Review All-American,” Bethany coach Janice Esses said. "Scooby is a great competitor on the field. She is a great fielder and her speed made her very effective on the basepath. Scooby had a very successful career at Bethany College. She will be a tough shoe to fill this season."

In 2015, Zaker hit .311 with 51 hits, 14 doubles, two triples and five home runs, while totaling 43 runs and 28 RBIs. She slugged .512, stole 20 bases in 24 attempts and recorded a .987 fielding percentage.

For her career, Zaker had a .356 batting average, .462 slugging percentage and .966 fielding percentage. She is the Bethany College softball career runs leader (175) and career stolen base leader (103). She is third in career hits (222), third in career walks (36), fifth in career RBIs (111) and sixth in career doubles (28).

She graduated this past May from Bethany College with a major in biology and a minor in sustainability. Zaker was also a four-year soccer player.

Jewish Sports Review is published bi-monthly in Los Angeles, Calif.