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Jacklin earns softball scholarship

Emily Jacklin said one of her favorite memories from playing at James Clemens was "last year, the first time we played Sparkman." CONTRIBUTED
Emily Jacklin said one of her favorite memories from playing at James Clemens was “last year, the first time we played Sparkman.” CONTRIBUTED

MADISON – When Emily Jacklin isn’t slamming pitches, she is volunteering in the community and mentoring young girls.

Jacklin, a senior, plays the position of pitcher for James Clemens High School Softball Team. She has earned a scholarship to attend Calhoun Community College.

Entering her senior season, Jacklin has won 54 games at James Clemens. During her softball career, she has compiled an earned run average of 1.89 with 411 strikeouts and has a career on-base percentage of .301.

She is a leader of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. “I volunteer most of my time at Asbury United Methodist church and teach a group of eighth-grade girls,” Jacklin said.

“I also love to volunteer at Manna House and Miracle League,” she said. Miracle League of North Alabama provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities to play Miracle League sports.

Emily’s parents are Andy and Anna Jacklin. Emily’s younger brother Evan, 14, is a James Clemens freshman.

Q & A

Q: What restaurants do you like to go to in Madison?

A: Moe’s Southwestern Grill.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Steak.

Q: What are your favorite sports teams?

A: Alabama Crimson Tide.

Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?

A: “One of my favorite memories from playing at James Clemens would be last year, the first time we played Sparkman,” she said. “We were winning the whole game by one or two, but then it got delayed due to lightening.”

“We picked the game up again the next day and pulled through with the win. It felt so awesome to beat a well-known state championship team the first time we ever played them,” Emily said. “It set the standard for James Clemens softball even higher. It felt like we beat them twice. It was awesome.”

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?

A: “I like hanging out with my friends and mentoring eighth-grade girls,” she said.

Q: What are your plans after graduating from James Clemens?

A: After playing softball at Calhoun for two years, Emily will attend nursing school at the University of Alabama in Huntsville or the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She plans to attend graduate school to be a nurse anesthetist.

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