University of Iowa Athletics

#12 Jalen Adams

Height 5-8
Class So.
Hometown Fort Dodge, Iowa
High School Fort Dodge
Jalen Adams - Softball - University of Iowa Athletics

2024 as a sophomore

  • Appeared in 30 games making 25 starts in the circle.
  • Was named Big Ten Co-Pitcher of the Week on April 1.
  • Threw her first career no-hitter on Mar. 29 against Michigan State. She allowed just two baserunners and had two strikeouts in the, 4-0, victory.
  • Led the team with a 2.59 ERA and held hitters to a .258 BA against.
  • Picked up nine wins in 159.2 innings pitched with 50 strikeouts.
  • Threw 17 complete games, third most in the Big Ten.
  • Led team with four shutouts.
  • Picked up six hits and one RBI as a hitter.
  • Letterwinner

2023 as a freshman

  • Appeared in 34 games making 23 starts in the circle.
  • Her 2.02 ERA led the team and was fourth best in the Big Ten.
  • Picked up 11 wins in 159.2 innings pitched with 65 strikeouts.
  • Held hitters to a .230 batting average against.
  • Earned Big Ten all-freshman team honors.
  • Named to the NISC all-tournament team.

High School

  • In 2018 was only 8th Grader to make the 5A All-State (3rd Team)
  • 2019-2022 First Team All-State
  • 2021 5A State Champion
  • 2021 All Tournament 5A Captain
  • 2021 State Tournament’s Elite Pitcher of 5A
  • 2022 Iowa Gatorade Player of The Year
  • Five-year Varsity Letterwinner
  • Also played volleyball, track & field, basketball, and was on the swim team.


  • Born November 7, 2003
  • Daughter of Andrea and Daniel Adams
  • Has two siblings, Ty and Cael
  • Mother played softball at Buena Vista University
  • Majoring in exercise science