|School||James Madison Univ. (2016)|
BIO : LHP
Drafted 3rd overall by the Akron Racers in the 1st round of the 2016 draft.
2016 SEASON (AKRON RACERS):
Ford led the NPF with 25 appearances.
Led NPF rookies with 98.2 innings pitched, 75 strikeouts, 6 complete games.
Ford’s 9 victories tied the best by an NPF rookie since 2009 (Lisa Norris).
Made her NPF debut in her first start and earned her first win on June 8, 2016.
Earned the first save of her career on June 9, 2016, tossing two shutout innings.
Earned the first complete game victory of her career on June 21, 2016.
Threw the first shutout of her career on July 11, 2016, in a 2-0 win over the Pennsylvania Rebellion.
COLLEGIATE HIGHLIGHTS (JAMES MADISON):
2016 Senior CLASS Award Finalist
2016 USA Softball Top 25 Player of the Year Finalist
2x CAA Player of the Year
2014 CAA Pitcher of the Year
3x 1st Team All-CAA
2x CAA All-Tournament Team
2013 CAA Rookie of the Year
Holds JMU career records for wins (82), appearances (134) and starts (105).
Also, career record holder in complete games (70) and strikeouts (807).
Holds JMU hitting career records with 46 home runs, 158 runs, 155 RBI and 409 total bases.
Daughter of Christie and Jeff Ford.
Studied Sports and Recreation Management at James Madison University
First female athlete to have her jersey number retired by Bath County H.S.