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Nine post perfect 4.0 GPAs in 2015-16 to continue record-setting year for Nittany Lion student-athletes
The Nittany Lions earned a bye to the quarterfinals and will play Friday, May 13 at 5:30 p.m.
Jones, Knief and VanDerveer all picked up first team honors for Penn State
Friday, May 6 - Sunday, May 8 | Nittany Lion Softball Park and Beard Field
BIG TEN DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR (2016)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2014, 2015, 2016)
2016 (SENIOR YEAR)
Saw action in 23 games with 10 starts as the designated player…Had 11 hits in 37 at-bats for a .297 batting average…Drove in seven RBI and had one pinch hit home run against Rutgers (3/26)…Notched a .459 slugging percentage…Scored four times…Drew three walks and had two sacrifice hits…Brought in the game-winning RBI against Maryland (4/17) with a pinch hit single up the middle…Went 3-for-3 with two RBI and scored once at Indiana (4/9).
2015 (JUNIOR YEAR)
Appeared in 27 games, including 16 starts, with 14 as the designated player and two in right field...Batted .200 (10-for-50) with 10 hits, six runs, a double, a home run and four RBI...Had two RBI vs. Loyola Marymount (Mar. 14)...Notched a pinch-hit RBI single against Ohio State (Apr. 15)...Went 2-for-2 with a home run against Rutgers (Apr. 24)...Laced a double at Pitt (Apr. 28)...Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
2014 (SOPHOMORE YEAR)
Started in the outfield vs. Oregon State (Feb. 7)...Pinch hit in eight additional games...Made 11 plate appearances...Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
BEFORE PENN STATE