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 (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.
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.
Four-year starter on the Notre Dame High School softball team • first 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.
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, and Rhonda Violini • 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 strength & conditioning.