Is Jessica Mendoza married? Yes, she is. Her husband’s name is Adam Burks with whom she met in 2004 during a wedding event in Southern California. It is said that Jessica fell in love with him at first sight and was quite impressed by his personality. Burks is a civil engineer by profession who is also noted for being the former U.S. Marine and has contributed to Operations Desert Storm in Iraq.
The first meeting was an extraordinary feeling for both of them and compelled them to meet again and again. Finally, the couple stayed into the relationship as they knew that both of them were made for each other. The duo dated for two years and decided to get married in the year 2006. The couple is enjoying their conjugal life and is blessed with two sons named Caden Adam Burks and Caleb Ashton Burks. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal, relationship and professional facts of Mendoza:
Who is Jessica Mendoza?
Jessica Mendoza is a celebrated former American softball player who is currently working for ESPN as the sports broadcaster. According to her bio, Mendoza was born on November 11, 1980, which makes her age be 40 years old as of 2020. She was into the limelight since her college career where she was the four-time First Team All-American at Stanford University.
In 2004, she became the part of the gold medal-winning Olympic softball team. She is recognized for earning the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics and silver medal at the 2008 Olympics in Athens and Beijing respectively. Being capable of making numerous Cardinal records, she mostly played for the National Pro Fastpitch professionally.
Early Life and Education
The American athlete was born in 1980 in Camarillo, California, the United States as Jessica Ofelia Mendoza. Talking about Jessica Mendoza’s family, she was born to the parents named Gil Mendoza (father) and Karen Mendoza (mother). She grew up being raised by her parents alongside her three siblings including a brother named Walt and two sisters named Alana and Elena. Her father was the source of inspiration to Mendoza who used to play for Fresno State University for four years.
Mendoza started her playing career since her high school age. She completed her graduation by attending Adolfo Camarillo High School. She was named the Los Angeles Times “Player of the Year” which was one of the biggest achievements in her career life in 1988. She became popular being called a Female Athlete of the Year” of Camarillo High School. She also used to compete in basketball and was in the team of MVP during her junior as well as senior years. Regarding her higher education, she attended Stanford University and completed her Master’s Degree in Social Sciences and Education.
Career and Professional Life
In 1999, she initiated her career being the All-Pac-10 honoree and First Team All-American. She became popular by being named “Newcomer of The Year.” First, she beat Illinois State on March 6, 1999, which was the sign of making further steps in her career. She was honored being called as National Fastpitch Coaches Association “Player of The Week” on March 8. After booking her own records for batting average, she was named “Player of The Year” which proved her the best in the school career. At Stanford, she continued her performances with amazing hits, doubles, home runs, slugging and stolen bases.
She went for the school record 19 consecutive games hit streaks from February 29 to March 22 in 2000. After scoring 561 with 15 RBIs she proved being the best. She earned the title of NFCA “Player of The Week.” With 4 RBIs, she scored 461 (12/26). By hitting .250 with an RBI, she was named the All-Tournament Team. She was also invited at the final season for First Team citations by both conference and the NCAA. She joined the elite company after earning her fourth straight honor from the NCAA. She was also ranked top-10 in most of the categories. For the third time, Mendoza was named NFCA’s “Player of The Week” on March 4.
On May 8 of another season, she got victory over the match by a 10–2 win over the San Jose State Spartans. This victory let her recognition spread wider and she was grabbing her stardom rapidly. Being named as Stanford Athlete of the Year for three times, she was setting many records in her name. Further, she was also the three times Pac Player of the Week. On USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year, she made her name in the list of top 25 finalists.
Mendoza started playing for Team USA in Athens Olympic Games in 2004 as an outsider. In the 2009 Olympic Games held in Beijing, she was an outfielder for Team USA and remained outstanding in every of the category while being in the “Bound 4 Beijing” Tour. She had also joined the National Pro Fastpitch with Arizona Heat in 2005. Later she joined USSSA Pride after making back from the maternity. She is known for making the Cowles Cup Championship.
Moving to her broadcast career, she is currently working for ESPN network as a color analyst on Sunday Night Baseball telecasts. In addition to that, she is also contributing as an analyst for the Women’s College World Series. Also, Mendoza is known to work for ESPNU as a sideline reporter for college football coverage. She joined ESPN’s Baseball Tonight on June 30, 2014, and regularly appears on the show’s Monday editions. She set the record of being the first lady broadcaster in the booth for ESPN’s College World Series coverage on June 16, 2015. She also turned as the Major League Baseball game’s first female commentator in the history of ESPN as well as the MLB postseason’s first female commentator.
Jessica Mendoza is a married woman who is happily living with her family including two children. Her nationality is American and regarding Mendoza’s ethnicity, she is of Mexican descent. There is no past relationship a dating story of Mendoza according to the available records.
The former American softball player stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighs about 66 kilograms. She gives special priority in the workout, sports activities and strict nutritional plans. With an amazing body measurement of 33-24-33 inches, she is blessed with dark brown eyes and brown colored hair.
Salary and Net worth
The ESPN broadcaster and former softball player Jessica Mendoza has a net worth of 2 million. She has amassed her fortune through her athletic and sports broadcasting career. Jessica Mendoza has a salary of 266,000 USD which is influencing her net worth to make a significant rise. She is also working for the Women’s Sports Foundation as a trustee and past-president. Further, she is the board member of the National Education Association and is serving Team Darfur as the athletic ambassador.
Wiki and Facts
The demanded wiki sites like Wikipedia and IMDb and many other celebrity websites have provided Mendoza’s biography on their web pages. You can join the Olympic softball gold & silver medalist https://twitter.com/jessmendoza where she has amassed over 114k followers now. She is available on Instagram @jessmendoza2 and on Facebook @jessicamendozaespn.