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#6 Jenn Cordero (1997-2000)
  • Second Base
  • 5-1, Hollywood, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)

Career Honors: Two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection (1999, 2000).

Career Highlights: Four-year letter winner...Played 169 games in her four-year career...Is fifth on the season-leader chart after fielding nine double plays in 1999...Finished her tenure ranked among several of UF's career leaders, including hits (10th, 59), RBI (9th, 25), walks (9th, 24), putouts (5th, 311), assists (3rd, 270) and double plays fielded (4th, 13)...In her first season as a starter (1999), she was second on the team with 129 assists and third fielding nine double plays...Was the first assist in UF's first triple-ever play in 1999...hit UF's first inside-the-park home run as a freshman.

As a senior 2000: Split time at second base with Prissie Walden...Previously a career .127, she hit .238...Recorded 29 hits, one shy of previous three seasons combined...Twice posted a career-high three hits (vs. Utah and Siena)...Twice recorded a career-high four-game hitting streak...Most recent: April 22-April 30 (.363, 4-11, 1 RBI)... Previous March 5-7 (.727, 8-11, 3 RBI)...Finished fourth among SEC leaders with a .972 fielding efficiency at second base...Committed just five errors at that spot this season, also a career high and a school record for a second baseman.

As a Junior 1999: Starting second baseman... Trapped a line-out against Stetson that sparked UF's first triple play in history, ending an eight-inning contest and a Hatters' scoring threat for a 2-1 win...Recorded her first extra-base hit, a double for a RBI, against Auburn April 18...Scattered five hits and four RBI, and stole two bases in the University Centre Hotel Invitational...Tied a team individual season-high with five putouts in each game of a twin bill versus No. 9 South Carolina March 10.

As a Sophomore 1998: Provided depth in the infield...Saw time at third base, shortstop and played second base in the SEC Tournament...Against Tennessee, went 1-for-2, scoring one run...Started six of the 20 games in which she played.

As a Freshman 1997: Hit an inside-the-park home run against Loyola (Ill.) Feb.15, for the Gators' first-ever round-tripper...Played in 40 games, starting 39 at either second base or shortstop.

High School: Named Most Valuable Defensive Player at St. Thomas Aquinas in sophomore, junior and senior seasons...Prep team made the state Final Four 1994-96...Team captain...Lettered in softball four times and twice in volleyball.

Personal: Born May 17, 1978, in Hollywood, Fla...Daughter of Pete and Sherry Cordero...Graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale in 1996...Earned degree in exercise and sport science.


Career Highs

AB - 4 vs. several teams (R-vs. Siena 3/7/00)
R - 2 vs. several team (R-vs. Bethune-Cookman 3/22/00)
H - 3, 2 times (R-vs. Siena 3/7/00)
Hitting Streak - 4 games, twice (R- 4/22-4/30, .363, 4-11, 1 RBI)
RBI - 3 vs. Stetson (2-13-99)
2B - 1, twice (most recently vs. Auburn, 4-18-99)
3B - 1 vs. Tennessee (3-12-97)
HR - 1 vs. Loyola (Ill.) (2-15-97)
BB - 2 vs. Kentucky (4-20-97)
SB - 1, vs. several teams (R-vs. Tennessee 4/8/00)
Errorless Streak - 21 games (3/17/00-5/7/00)

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