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Gianna Arrizurieta
Gianna  Arrizurieta

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pembroke Pines, Fla.

High School:
American Heritage Plantation

Height:
5-6

Position:
INF

Major:
Biochemisty and Molecular Biology


06/22/2017

Record-tying 299 Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors in 2016-17

School Record 145 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees among Spring/At-Large Sports

05/11/2017

SB Shuts Out Nebraska in B1G Tournament

The Nittany Lions notched a 5-0 victory over Nebraska in the first round of the tournament

05/10/2017

Dubois Earns First Team All-Big Ten Honors

Dubois ranked third in the Big Ten Conference with a .457 batting average in league games

05/05/2017

SB Defeated by Minnesota

The Nittany Lion's six inning rally was not enough against the Golden Gophers

04/14/2017

SB Suffers Extra-Inning Setback

A walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning allowed Nebraska to earn the 2-1 win

BIG TEN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2016, 2017)

2017 (JUNIOR YEAR)

Saw action in 40 games with 31 starts between the outfield and second base…Had 14 hits with two doubles and four RBIs…Scored seven times for the Blue and White…Drew six walks…Had three multi-hit games…Tallied two doubles and scored once in Penn State’s win over Indiana (April 2)…Earned the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award and was named team MVP.


2016 (SOPHOMORE YEAR)

Made three appearances as a pinch hitter in the 2016 campaign.

2015 (FRESHMAN YEAR)
Appeared in 19 games, including 11 starts at third base...Batted .143 (4-for-28) with four hits, three runs, two doubles and an RBI...Went 2-for-3 with a double and a run vs. Arkansas (Feb. 6)...Went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI vs. LIU Brooklyn (Feb. 7)...Went 1-for-2 with a run scored vs. Missouri State (Feb. 13)...Pinch ran and scored a run at Michigan State (March 29).

BEFORE PENN STATE

Lettered four years at American Heritage Plantation under Head Coach Marty Cooper, earning first team all-state honors as a sophomore and second team all-state laurels as a junior...Helped American Heritage Plantation win the Class 5A State Championship as a sophomore and named the team's defensive player of the year that season...Garnered Miami Herald Player of the Year laurels after helping her team reach the state semi-finals in her junior season...Member of the Gold Coast Hurricanes club team...Led by Head Coach Tiffany Defelice, the Gold Coast Hurricanes placed fifth in the 16U ASA Nationals in 2012.

PERSONAL
Full name is Gianna Maria Arrizurieta...Parents are Luis and Gina Arrizurieta...Has one brother, Luis...Luis played baseball at Barry from 2010-13 and for the Single A Brooklyn Cyclones in the New York Mets organization...Currently attends law school at Florida International University....Majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology.

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