Wilson on Topping: "Jenny's probably the most natural hitter I've seen in this game. She takes a lot of pride in her hitting. Although she'll be feared at the plate, she also is one of the most unselfish hitters I've ever seen. You can tell in her face, with a runner on base, that she takes as much pride in executing a sacrifice bunt as she would a home run. That mentality is contagious. She's reads pitches well as a hitter and a catcher. Jenny is always thinking the game, and that's going to make her one of the great ones before it's over."
Freshman (1999): Was on her way to a record-breaking season before tearing her ACL in the eighth game...Batted .533 (8-15) in her first six games and finished with a .375 average in nine games...Hit three home runs, knocked in 11 runs, and walked seven times...Homered in three of the first five games en route to a .750 slugging percentage during that time...Already earned the respect of at least one team, as Illinois-Chicago walked her four times in the second game of a double-header after she went 2-2 with a home run and three RBI in the first game...Her first-inning, two-run home run helped the Huskies jump out to a 2-0 lead against second-ranked Arizona (2/7)...Had a season-high four hits in four at-bats against Michigan (2/19)...Started at first base, catcher, and designated hitter.
High School: Played four seasons as a catcher at La Habra H.S. in the Division 3 Freeway League...Head coach was Sue Briquelet... Played first base as well when playing for her travel teams...Also competed for one year on the varsity basketball team...Career batting average is near .450...Named to 1998 USA Softball Level III...Helped team win gold medal at the 1998 Women's National Team Festival in Fort Worth, Texas...Led La Habra H.S. to four consecutive league championships, earning all-league honors each season...As a senior, earned league MVP, all-county, all-CIF and all-state honors... Also selected as her school's Female Athlete of the Year...Whittier Daily News named her to the all-area team and named her its Athlete of the Year...Her junior season she was all-league and the league MVP...Was selected all-county and all-CIF as well...Cal-Hi Sports named her an all-state catcher...Her sophomore season included such awards as all-league, league MVP, all-county and all-CIF...The La Habra Star named her Female Athlete of the Year in 1996...Her freshman season she was named to the all-area team by Whittier Daily News.
Personal: Major is undecided...Mother, Marianne, is a registered nurse and father, Richard, is an engineer...Has two sisters, Edie, 22, and Eve, 21...Jenny Louise Topping was born in Whittier, Calif., on May 30, 1980...Enjoys various water sports, classic cars, reading and dancing.