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#32 Jennifer Lutsi (1998-2000)
  • Outfield
  • 5-7, Naples, Fla. (Barron Collier/Ohio University)

Career Honors: Two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection (1999,2000) ... Named to the 1998 SEC All-Tournament team ... Ranks in the top 10 in the SEC for career walks.

Career Highlights: Three-year letter winner... Played 207 games in her three-year career... Her hitting averaged .264, which ranks among the Top 10 career leaders...Finished her tenure ranked in the top five in several of UF's career charts, including RBI (3rd, 89), doubles (4th, 33), runs scored (T-2nd, 109), home runs (2nd, 15), total bases (5th, 233), at bats (4th, 508), walks (2nd, 67), stolen bases (T-2nd, 27) and sacrifice flies (2nd, 5)...Holds a .974 career fielding percentage and is one of only two outfielders to be ranked in the Top 10 for putouts (244)...Is the only outfielder to be ranked for fielding double plays (5)...Her 11 home runs and 15 doubles in 2000 were the second-best single-season total...her 15 doubles in 2000 were the second-best single-season total... Holds single-season runs record with 49 runs scored in 2000.

As a Senior 2000: UF's starting center fielder...Averaged a career-high .269 at the plate...Set personal-best home runs effort with 11, which ranked fifth in the SEC, and hits with 56...Hit UF's third ever grand slam off of No. 17 USC's All-America Megan Matthews March 18...Had a career-high five RBI in that contest...Named to the Troy Cox Classic All-Tournament Team hitting .428 on the weekend, including two home runs in one day (vs. No. 8 cal and No. 25 Oregon)...Boasts team-best 49 runs...Has a .977 fielding efficiency...Has posted career-high hitting performances against three teams (two which were nationally ranked), going 3-for-4 with three runs and five RBI at South Carolina, 3-for-3 vs. South Florida and 3-for-3 with a double, three runs and four RBI vs. No. 21 Mississippi State...SEC Academic Honor Roll Student.

As a Junior 1999: Started the season in center field, but made the transition to left field mid-season...named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Smacked a career-high, three-RBI home run in her first at-bat against Mississippi State April 30...Hit her first home run on the season against Alabama...Also doubled in that game, tying her career-high two hits in a game...Went 4-for-7 with a double, two RBI and a stolen base in a twinbill against FSU...Posted a 2-for-4 performance with two runs and an RBI against Tennessee...Went 6-for-14 (.429) with hits in four of five games at the Speedline Invitational, including three runs, five RBI and a double, and walked twice.

As a Sophomore 1998: Starting right fielder for the Gators in all 69 games...Named to the Southeastern Conference All-Tournament Team as an outfielder...Recorded 53 hits (third-best on the team), 31 runs, 18 walks, 18 RBI two home runs, five doubles and a triple on the season...Was second on the squad with nine sacs...Combined for 3-for-10 with one run in that tournament...Recorded a personal best seven-game hitting streak...Against Mississippi, went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI...Went 2-for-2 with a run, one RBI and a walk against Georgia...Went 14 games without striking out (4/7-4/21). Prior to Florida: Transfer from Ohio University...Led the team in triples and home runs...Dean's list student.

High School: Team won the state championships in 1994 and '95...voted to all-county and second team all-state as a junior...won three softball and three basketball letters.

Personal: Born July 3, 1978, in Youngstown, Ohio...daughter of Anthony and Donna Lutsi...Earned degree in therapeutic recreation...best vacation was a month in Myrtle Beach...would like to be an administrator at a retirement home or coach Division I softball...Best advice ever given to her was from a good friend: Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened...has a dog named Sativa...carves a heart with her number in it in the dirt before each at bat...best gift ever received was a poem written for her by a loved one.


Career Highs

AB - 4 vs. 24 teams (most recently vs. Arkansas, 5-13-00)
R - 3, 4 times (most recently vs. Mississippi State (Gm. 1), 4-28-00)
H - 3 vs. 3 teams(most recently vs. Mississippi State (Gm.1), 4-28-00)
Hitting Streak - 7 games (.556, 10-18, 1 double, 1 triple, 6 RBI, 6 R)
RBI - 5 vs. South Carolina (Gm. 2), 3-18-00
2B - 2, twice (most recently vs. Arkansas, 3-25-00)
3B - 1 vs. Bethune-Cookman (4-4-98)
HR - 1, 15 times (most recently vs. South Florida (Gm. 1), 4-19-00)
BB - 3, twice (most recently vs. Michigan State, 3-10-00)
SB - 2 vs. California (2-25-00)
Errorless Streak - 50 games (2-20-98 to 4-22-98)

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