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Ahnie Jumper’s FGCU softball career ends

hnie Jumper is shown here in the team’s final regular season home game April 25, 2021. (Photo Kevin Johnson)

After sweeping Stetson in the Atlantic Sun quarterfinals, the Florida Gulf Coast University softball team appeared ready to make a strong run for the conference championship.

The Eagles’ bats, however, fell quiet in the double-elimination portion of the championship in Kennesaw, Georgia.
FGCU lost to host Kennesaw State, 8-1, May 13. The following day the Eagles’ season ended with a 3-1 loss in eight innings to Jacksonville University.

The loss marked the final game for eight FGCU seniors, including the Seminole Tribe’s Ahnie Jumper.

“I want to thank our eight seniors for what they have given to this program over the past four years. It was a unique season to say the least and one we’ll remember for a long time,” said FGCU coach Dave Deiros.

Jumper, who played in 28 games this season, did not play in the final three regular season games and four postseason games. The last game she appeared in was the team’s senior day game April 25.

Jumper, a catcher, was in the starting lineup 24 times this season. She finished with a .214 batting average with six hits, including two doubles, two RBIs and six runs scored. Three of her hits came in a 3-for-3 performance March 13 against Stetson.

In her four-year career, Jumper, one of the few Seminoles to ever play for an NCAA Division I team, appeared in 120 games. She had a .205 batting average with 17 hits, five doubles, eight RBIs and four stolen bases.
FGCU finished this season with a 28-19 overall record and a 15-3 mark in the ASun.

Kevin Johnson
Kevin Johnson is senior editor. He has worked for The Seminole Tribune since 2014. He was previously an editor, photographer and reporter for newspapers in Southwest Florida and Connecticut. Contact Kevin at