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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


05/06/2018

SB Closes Season at Minnesota

The Nittany Lions fell 8-0 in six innings to the Golden Gophers

05/05/2018

SB Falls to Minnesota

Gianna Arrizurieta tallied two hits, including a double

05/03/2018

SB Ready for Final B1G Series

Friday, May 4-Sunday, May 6 | Minneapolis, Minnesota | Jane Sage Cowles Stadium

05/03/2018

Senior Season Brings Bittersweet Moments for Arrizurieta

04/29/2018

Seniors Walk-Off with Win over Illinois

Tori Dubois hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth to secure the senior day victory for Penn State

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

2018 (SENIOR YEAR)
Appeared in 48 games, starting 46 for the Blue and White between right field and short…Tallied 19 hits with five doubles and one triple …Had five sacrifice bunts and one sacrifice fly…Carried a .953 fielding percentage with 60 putouts and 102 assists...Notched one multi-hit game and one multi-RBI game…Had a six game reached base streak and a three game hitting streak…Went 2-for-3 at the plate and scored one run against Maryland (March 25)…Drove in two RBI on one hit against Illinois (April 28)…Earned the Blue White Award for Penn State Softball.

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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