Nicole Kreipl (1997-2000)
Career Highlights: Finished her career with the most games played (270) in UF history and second with 787 at-bats, 109 runs, 211 hits and 330 assists...One of the top career-leaders in several other categories...268 batting average, 64 RBI, 28 doubles, three home runs, 250 total bases, 55 walks, 23 stolen bases, 417 putouts and 14 double plays fielded...Her career-best 60 hits in 1999 were the ninth-best UF single-season performance...Topped the season-leader chart with 141 assists in 1999, breaking her own sixth-best total of 103 in 1998 ... Is second all-time in the SEC for career sacrifices.
As a Senior 2000: Played in every game her final season...Received her diploma May 6...Finished with a .242 batting average, 50 hits, three home runs and 22 RBI while drawing 17 walks...Hit the game-winning home run in the bottom of the seventh for a 3-2 victory over Ole Miss April 30, UF's first walk-off homer...Perfect 10-10 in stolen bases...Topped team with 21 sacrifice hits...Was .500 (5-for-10) with a run, a walk and an RBI in four games at the NCAA Regional...Batted .360 and recorded hits in three of five games at the Troy Cox Classic Feb. 25-27, including a 3-for-3 showing vs. New Mexico State in which she posted a home run, three runs and two RBI...Posted 12 multi-hit games three multiple-RBI games.
As a Junior 1999: UF's leadoff hitter...Finished fourth on the squad with a .305 average and third with 60 hits and 11 doubles...Intentionally walked more than any other player (four times)...Had three perfect hitting performances, including a 4-for-4 showing in which she set the all-time program mark and tied an NCAA record with three doubles in a game vs. Florida A&M April 11...Went 3-for-5 in a doubleheader against Campbell with two runs...Led all hitters with a .667 (10-for-15) average in the University Centre Hotel Invitational, including a perfect 6-for-6 combined performance in wins against Stetson and Centenary Feb. 13.
As a Sophomore 1998: Was the starting shortstop for UF in 67 of 69 games...Batted .255 with 50 hits, 23 runs, 13 walks, 15 RBI and five doubles...Led the team with 13 sacs...Played a great game against nationally ranked Florida State, going 3-for-5 with two runs, one RBI and a double...Went a combined 5-for-14 in the Kentucky series with six runs, a RBI, one double and a triple...Set UF single-game runs record with four vs. UK in that series.
As a Freshman: Batted in the two-spot for Florida in most of the latter part of the season...Solid defensively, starting the majority of the season at shortstop...Tied for the team's longest hitting streak of the season with a 10-game stretch that included the first four games of the SEC Tournament...played in rightfield when needed...Tied for the team lead in sacrifice bunts with nine...Ranked third on the squad in RBI with 13...Only UF player to post a four-hit game, going four-for-four with a RBI and stolen base in the first game of the Bethune-Cookman doubleheader.
High School: Captain of Huntington Beach squad in 1996...Earned first team all-league honors from 1994-96...Earned second team all-league honors in 1993...Lettered in softball all four years of high school.
Personal: Born Feb. 23, 1978, in Long Beach, Calif...Daughter of Paul and Eddie Kreipl...Graduated from Huntington Beach High School in 1996...Sister Shanen played softball at Arizona State (1991-95)...younger sisters Jamie and Bryn played at BYU.
AB - 5 vs. several teams (R-vs. Mississippi State 4/30/99)
R - 4 vs. Kentucky (4/18/98)
H - 4 three times (R-vs. Florida A&M, 4/11/99)
Hitting Streak - 10 games (.400, 14-35, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 6 R)
RBI - 2 vs. several teams (most recently vs. Kentucky, 4/23/99)
2B - 3 vs. Florida A&M (4/11/99)
3B - 1 vs. South Florida (2/25/97)
HR - 1, three times (R-vs. Ole Miss 4/30/00)
BB -3 vs. Georgia (5/8/99)
SB - 2 vs. Alabama (5/9/97)
Errorless Streak - 29 games (3/9/00 to 4/22/00)