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2 Giovanna Kolofer

AT DELAWARE
Fourth-year member of the Blue Hens who has earned three letters • has appeared in 95 games while making 86 starts through her first three seasons • batting .311 for her career with 70 hits, 47 runs scored and 44 RBI • tied for 10th in UD history with 24 stolen bases.


2016 SEASON (GAME BY GAME STATISTICS)
Served as team captain • appeared in the first 15 games of the season while making 14 starts before missing the rest of the year with an elbow injury • redshirted the year and maintained junior eligibility • made 12 of her 14 starts at third base • batted .341 with 14 hits, 12 RBI and 10 runs scored • went 4 for 4 with a triple, three RBI and two runs scored vs. Siena on Feb. 27 • had two hits against Holy Cross and FIU on Feb. 21.

2015 SEASON
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GAME BY GAME STATISTICS)
Played in 42 games while making 37 starts, all but two at second base • batted .259 on the year with 21 hits and 10 RBI • ranked third on the team with 10 stolen bases and fifth with 21 runs scored • led the squad with 17 walks • went 2 for 3 with two runs scored and an RBI against Western Carolina • added two hits during the final game vs. James Madison • hit safely in 10 of 12 games from Apr. 19 through May 1 • belted a two-run homer against Marist • recorded doubles vs. Rider, Coppin State and Towson.

2014 SEASON
Second Team All-CAA selection • named to CAA All-Rookie Team • tabbed UD Alumni Association Team MVP • led the Blue Hens and ranked seventh in the CAA with a .340 batting average • tied for second in the league with four triples • ranked second on the team with 22 RBI and was third with 35 hits, 16 runs scored and 10 stolen bases • appeared in 38 games while starting 35, all but two at third base • recorded an eight-game hitting streak from Mar. 16 through Apr. 2, the longest by a Blue Hen on the season • went 10 for 14 during a four-game stretch vs. Penn, UNCW and UMES • was 3 for 5 with five RBI, two runs scored, a triple and a home run during the 12-4 win at Rider, and added three hits during the nightcap victory over the Broncs • tied the school single game record by scoring four runs against UMES • named CAA Rookie of the Week on Mar. 31.

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year starter on the Notre Dame High School softball teamfirst team All-Tri County Athletic League selection • named All-Monterey County by the Salinas Californian and Monterey County Herald • selected softball team MVP • batted over .500 as a senior, when she led the county in stolen bases and walks • first honor roll student.

PERSONAL
Giovanna “Jo” Marie Kolofer • born May 5, 1995 • daughter of Eddie Kolofer, who is an assistant coach on the UD women's track and field team • has an older sister, Natalee, and an older brother, Scott • father ran track at Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo and helped the team to the NCAA Division II national championship • brother competes for the Cal Poly triathlon team • health behavior science major at Delaware with a minor in nutrition.


CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR AVG. GP/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD%
2014 .340 38/35 103 16 35 3 4 1 22 49 .476 10 1 13 0 .404 0 2 10-11 42 61 6 .945
2015 .259 42/37 81 21 21 3 0 1 10 27 .333 17 0 13 0 .388 0 1 10-13 48 52 7 .935
2016 .341 15/14 41 10 14 2 1 0 12 18 .439 2 0 4 0 .372 0 3 4-4 10 15 2 .926
TOTALS .311 95/86 225 47 70 8 5 2 44 94 .418 29 1 30 0 .392 0 6 24-28 100 128 15 .938

 

Position: Infielder
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Salinas, Calif
High School: Notre Dame HS
Major: Health Behavior Science
Experience: 3 Letters
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