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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Assistant softball coach Jennifer Abrams was inducted into the Reading High School Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 18.
Abrams earned 11 varsity letters at Reading High School with four in softball and ice hockey and three for field hockey, while captaining all three teams in her career.
The Reading, Massachusetts native was a four-year starter for the softball team, earning Middlesex League All-Star honors all four seasons. Abrams led the league in batting average as both a freshman and a senior and was second as a sophomore and junior. For her efforts, she was named Middlesex League Softball MVP in her junior campaign and garnered Boston Globe All-Scholastic and Boston Herald All-Scholastic. Abrams helped her team to postseason appearances for four-straight seasons, notching a MIAA Division 1 North Championship and a state semifinal appearance as a junior.
On the ice, Abrams started all four seasons and was named a Middlesex League All-Star in her senior seasons. She scored over 100 career points and helped the team to four postseason appearances, including the state final in her junior campaign.
Finally, Abrams was a three-year letter winner and Middlesex League All-Star on the field hockey team, captaining the Rockets in her senior campaign. She earned Player of the Year honors from both the Reading Chronicle and the Reading Advocate, while also being a member of the “Best of 60.” Abrams scored over 35 goals in her three-years on the field hockey team, including 20 in one season, leading her team to three postseasons and a North Division final. Finally, she was named to the 2007 Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic Team.
Upon graduation from Reading High School, Abrams earned a scholarship to Providence College, where she played both softball and field hockey. As a four-year starter for Providence, Abrams made 188 starts for the Friars with a .293 career batting average. In her junior season she hit .347 en route to CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District honors and etched her name in the Providence softball record book after scoring 35 runs and tallying 61 base hits to rank third in single season history for the Friars. Abrams notched All-Big East Academic honors four times and was the Big East Female Student-Athlete of the Year in 2011 and earned the Division I Scholarly Athlete Award.
After completing her four-year softball career, Abrams used her fifth year of eligibility to play field hockey for the Friars where she was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Academic Squad in 2012.
A native of Reading, Massachusetts, Abrams graduated from Providence in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing before completing her master’s in business administration in 2012.