Jenny Condon’s Iowa State career from 1987-90 ranks as one of the best in Cyclone softball history. The outfielder from Edina, Minn., still owns single-season school records in hits (77), triples (10) and runs (45), and is the ISU career leader in hits (216), batting average (.351), triples (24) and runs (120).
Her accomplishments on the diamond did not go unnoticed, as Condon became arguably the most decorated softball player in school history. The outfielder was a three-time first-team all-Big Eight selection and a three-time all-Midwest Region pick. As a sophomore in 1988, Condon batted .372 and tallied 77 hits. She followed that season by earning second-team All-America honors in 1989, becoming the only Cyclone softball player in school history to earn All-America accolades. She capped off her senior season by batting .343 to earn her third-straight first-team all-Big Eight award.
Condon was a success in the classroom as well as on the field, earning third-team academic All-America honors in 1989 and first-team academic All-America accolades as a senior in 1990.
After her career was over, Condon was honored as the 1990 ISU Female Athlete of the Year before embarking on a successful softball career on the international level. She played on the USA National team that won the gold medal at the 1995 Pan American Games in Argentina, batting .273 and posting a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage. She also competed on the USA team that captured the gold medal at the ISF Women’s World Championship in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.