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Friday, Feb. 23-Sunday, Feb. 25 | Jacksonville, Fla.
Penn State fell 7-2 to Duke on the final day of the Big Ten / ACC Challenge
The NIttany Lions battled back to tie the game at 5-5 before falling 9-6 to Virginia Tech
The Nittany Lions scored a season-best five runs against Duke
Friday, Feb. 16-Sunday, Feb. 18 | Durham, North Carolina
2017 (SOPHOMORE YEAR)
Started all 56 games at short stop…Ranked third with a .290 batting average that included 47 hits…Had eight doubles, a team-best three triples and one home run…Drove in 18 RBIs and scored 29 times…Notched a .395 slugging percentage…Ranked third with 11 multi-hit games and had four multi-RBI games…Drove in two runs at No. 4 LSU in the win (Feb. 10)…Went 3-for-4 at the plate at Colorado State (March 4) and against No. 25 Ohio State (April 12)…Had three hits and drove in three runs against Niagara (March 18).
2016 (FRESHMAN YEAR)
Made 30 appearances and 25 starts in her first season donning the Blue and White…Posted a .280 batting average with 21 hits…Had three doubles and drove her first collegiate home run over the fence against Hofstra (March 19)…Crossed home 16 times and stole two bases on two attempts…Brought in 10 runs for the Nittany Lions…Tallied five multi-hit games and two multi-RBI games…Had a three-game hitting streak...Brought in a run for four-straight games, including driving in five runs in the Hofstra series...Had seven putouts in the field.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Attended Niagara Falls High School where she was a three-sport athlete participating in volleyball, basketball and softball starting in eighth grade for the Wolverines...Earned First Team Niagara Frontier League and home run over the fence club honors four times…Notched Niagara Frontier League Player of the Year, First Team Gazette All-Area and First Team All-Western New York three times…Was Second Team Niagara Frontier League and Second Team Gazette All-Area as a freshman…Nabbed Niagara Gazette Player of the Year and Third Team All-New York State in the 2013 campaign before earning Second Team All-New York State as a junior…Garnered First Team All-New York State and Gatorade Player of the Year honors in her senior season…Was a MaxPreps.com First Team All-American as well as a FloSoftball.com First Team All-American…Notched American Family Insurance All-USA Honorable Mention and was ranked No. 28 in the class of 2015 by FloSoftball.com in her senior campaign…Helped her team to three co-league championships and a league championship in the 2013 season…Also helped her team to a sectional championship in her freshman season…Earned Niagara Police Athletic League Athlete of the Year…Played three seasons of travel softball for the Gold Coast Hurricanes and two years for the New Era Diamond Girls, who won the 14U 2012 East Zone Pony Softball National Championship…Was the WIVB Scholar Athlete of the Year and the Hewitt Scholar Athlete of the Year…Finished seventh in her class and was one-of-10 valedictorians.
Full name is Antoinette Lois Polk…Daughter of Anthony and Rose Polk…Has five brothers, Ricky, Gary, Dan, Jeremy and Giante and one sister, Alicia…Mother played junior college basketball and softball for Erie Community College…Majoring in environmental systems engineering.