Penn State will play Illinois in first round of Big Ten tournament Thursday
2013 (JUNIOR YEAR)
Played in 17 games, starting five, as a pinch hitter, designated player and third baseman ... Registered four hits in 18 plate appearances, scoring one run and three RBIs ... Went 2-for-3 with one home run and one single vs. Texas (3/15), collecting two RBIs ... Earned an RBI on a single vs. Michigan (3/30) ... Singled vs. Nebraska (5/5) ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar recipient.
2012 (SOPHOMORE YEAR)
Played in 38 games, starting 35 of them at catcher and third base ... Notched a double and one RBI against North Carolina State (3/3) ... Tallied a double and scored two runs in the second game of a doubleheader against Michigan State (4/7) ... Gathered a double, four RBIs and scored a pair of runs in the first game of the series against Minnesota (4/28) ... Homered in the second game of a doubleheader at Illinois (5/5) ... Totaled 79 at-bats with total of six runs, seven RBIs, three doubles and a home run to finish the season.
2011 (FRESHMAN YEAR)
Saw time in 16 games, starting four as a designated player ... Had one hit in 15 plate appearances, scoring four runs and notching one RBI ... Made debut plate appearance against Georgetown (2/26) as a pinch hitter ... Earned pinch-hitting walk at then-No. 1 Georgia (3/10) ... Earned first hit of the season against Bowling Green (3/11), recording a double, going 1-for-2 in first career start with a walk and two run scored ... Crossed the plate once and had an RBI on a fielder's choice against Belmont (3/13) ... Made Big Ten debut against Wisconsin (3/26) in a pinch-hitting appearance ... Scored one run after being walked at Illinois (4/3).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Named to the All-State first team and All-Area second team as a senior ... Part of the 2009 PIAA Runner-up, 2009 District champions as well as the 2008 and 2009 Conference champions coached by Richard Mazza ... Lettered four years in softball...Earned two letters in basketball.
Elizabeth Presto was born November 3, 1992, in Easton, Pa. to James and Cindy Presto ... Has one brother, James ... Father, James, played football at Temple University ... Brother, James, played golf at Widener University ... Majoring in kinesiology with the intent to be a physical therapist after graduation.