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2 Giovanna Kolofer

AT DELAWARE
Third year member of the Blue Hens who has earned two letters • has appeared in 80 games while making 72 starts through her first two seasons • batting .304 for her career with 56 hits, 37 runs scored and 32 RBI • tied for 11th in UD history with 20 stolen bases • serving as team captain along with Leanna Gearhart, Shelby Jones and Kiersten Coffman.

2016 SEASON (GAME BY GAME)

2015 SEASON (GAME BY GAME)
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
TOTALS .304 80/72 184 37 56 6 4 2 32 76 .413 27 1 26 0 .396 0 3 20-24 90 113 13 .940

 

Position: Infielder
Year: Junior
Hometown: Salinas, Calif
High School: Notre Dame HS
Major: Health Behavior Science
Experience: 2 Letters
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