Jackie Jeschelnig paired with teammate Adriane Blewitt to form a frightening throwing duo for Ashland in the early-2000s. Jeschelnig was also a 13-time NCAA Division II All-American (seven outdoors, six indoors) in addition to capturing five NCAA Division II national titles.
The native of Mentor, Ohio, specialized in the hammer throw, where she won outdoor titles in 1999, 2002 and 2003. With her third title in 2003, Jeschelnig became the first NCAA Division II woman to win three career hammer titles.
In the record books, Jeschelnig held the outdoor hammer record of 64.85m (212-9) from 2002 until 2015. That throw now sits 11th in NCAA Division II outdoor history, and she remains the third-best performer in the event.
At the conclusion of her collegiate career, Jeschelnig was part of the Ashlaned Elite program which was created to help Olympic hopefuls train in Ashland. Jeschelnig finished fourth in the hammer at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials and competed in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.