Jessica Ofelia Mendoza (born November 11, 1980) is an American former collegiate 4-time First Team All-American softball player and sportscaster of Mexican descent originally from Camarillo, California. She played at Stanford University from 1999–2002, and was a member of the United States women’s national softball team from 2004–2010. Mendoza owns numerous Cardinal records.
Mendoza, a graduate of Adolfo Camarillo High School, was named Los Angeles Times “Player of the Year” in 1998. During her junior and senior year, she was named Camarillo High School “Female Athlete of the Year.” Mendoza was also a member of the high school basketball team and was the team MVP in both her junior and senior years.
A daughter of Karen and Gil Mendoza, Jessica has one brother, Walt, and two sisters, Elena and Alana. Her father played football for 4 years for Fresno State University. Mendoza is married to Adam Burks and they have two sons named Caleb Ashton and Cayden Adam.
Mendoza is the Women’s Sports Foundation President. She is an athletic ambassador for Team Darfur and board member of the National Education Association