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#12 Jackie Griffin
  • Outfield
  • 5-5 Lake Butler, Florida (Union County)

As a Freshman 1999: Finished the season with 50 hits 28 runs scored and six RBI's...had a .292 batting average...had a three hit game against Georgia ... played in 60 games and all season only made 3 errors... Recorded a 5 game hit streak and a 7 game hit streak where she batted 7 for 13 with an RBI and 10 for 23 with 5 runs scored.

High School: Was the first area high school player to collect a softball scholarship at UF ... batted better than .537 her entire four years at Union County High School with an individual season-high of .683 her senior season ... stole more than 22 bases each year in high school and finished with an individual season-best 30 as a senior ... was a catcher at Union County and played shortstop in summer league before coming to UF ... also lettered in basketball and volleyball ... as a basketball player, was named team MVP three times, 1998 Defensive Player of the Year, 1998 AAA Player of the Year and All-Area Player, and Suwannee Conference MVP ... also named Best Defensive and Offensive Player ... member of the All-State Team ... led her squad in free throws and once scored 44 points in a game ... was a Scholar-Athlete ... received the school Science Award ... graduated with honors ... a member of Students Against Drunk Driving and Fellowship Christian Athletes.

Personal: Born August 29, 1980 ... daughter of Luke and Cassandra Smith ... has two older sisters, Nyreka plays basketball at nearby Sante Fe C.C., and two younger brothers ... uncle Kyle Cohen attended UF ... chose UF over South Florida Southern Mississippi and New Mexico State ... majoring in education.


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