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Jodi Norton Athlete Profile

#8 Jodi Norton

Jodi Norton
Position: Third Base Height: 5-4 Roster Years: 2004-2007 Hometown: Mesa, AZ



National Honors

  •  2007 Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-West Region Team


All-America

  • 2007 Easton Second Team


Conference Honors

  • Named to the 2006 MWC All-Conference Team
  • Named the 2006 MWC Softball Player of the Year
  • Named to the 2006 MWC All-Conference team
  • Garnered 2005 Mountain West Conference All-Conference honors
  • Named to the 2005 MWC All-Tournament team

Career Summary

Jodi Norton was a key contributer for BYU at shortstop in her four seasons. She helped lead the team to Mountain West Conference championships in 2005 and 2007, along with NCAA regional appearances in 2005, 2006 and 2007. In her senior season, Norton excelled. She was named an Easton All-American and MWC Player of the Year.

Personal

  • Daughter of Russ and Jani Norton
  • Three-year letter winner in softball and basketball at Mesa High School
  • Special education major

Before BYU

  • Student Athlete of the Year award in Arizona
  • Three-time softball MVP
  • Three-time softball and basketball Best Defensive Player award
  • Two-time Personal Choice Award winner
  • Student Athlete of the Month award
  • Two-time basketball Most Outstanding Player award


2004 | Freshman Year

  • Started in all 52 games at shortstop
  • Posted a .323 batting average
  • Scored 24 runs and stole nine bases
  • Tallied 41 hits with 11 doubles and eight home runs
  • Led the team with a team-high 39 RBI
  • Led the MWC in sacrifice flies with seven
  • Recorded the first home run of her career against Loyola Marymount on Feb. 20
  • Led the team with 107 assists
  • Defensively posted a .911 fielding percentage
  • Earned her first MWC Player of the Week citation on March 30
  • Helped BYU set a new season record with 19 double plays turned

2005 | Sophomore Year

  • Started in 58 of BYU's 59 games
  • Tied for the team lead in doubles with 13
  • Garnered Mountain West Conference All-Conference honors
  • Named to the MWC All-Tournament team

2006 | Junior Year

  • Started 60 of the 62 games she played in
  • Was second on the team and in the Mountain West Conference in home runs (15) and RBI (54)
  • Posted a career-best .604 slugging percentage
  • Earned MWC Player of the Week honors for her performance at the Paradise Classic in Hawai`i
  • Recorded six doubles and one triple
  • Named to MWC All-Conference team
  • Batted .316 with eight homers and 23 RBI in MWC play

2007 | Senior Year

  • Led the MWC with 23 overall home runs (11 in conference games) and 59 RBI on the season
  • Set a new BYU single-season home run record
  • Led the MWC with a career best .766 slugging percentage
  • Led MWC with 141 total bases
  • Her two homers in both games at Utah on April 13th and 14th and her two home runs against Southern Utah on April 24th gives her a total of five career two-home run games, the all-time record at BYU
  • Second on the team with 64 hits
  • Named to Easton All-American Second Team
  • Named to MWC All-Conference Team
  • Named MWC Softball Player of the Year
  • Named to 2007 Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-West Region Team
  • Named Mountain West Conference Player of the Week for the week of May 1
  • Finished regular season ranked fourth in the nation in home runs per game