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#33 Emily Marino
  • Catcher/Utility (1998-2001)
  • 5-10, Joliet, Ill. (Joliet Catholic Academy)

Career Honors: Twice named to the All-SEC Second Team as a utility player (2000 and 2001), NCAA Region 6 All-Tournament Team selection (2000)...Three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection (1999-2001)...GTE Academic All-America District III Team (2001).

Career Highlights: Holds the career home runs(28), RBI (150) and walks (137) records...A career .296 hitter, fourth on the charts...Third with 215 career hits and second with 41 doubles...Finished her time as a catcher with the best fielding percentage (.988) and was second with 1,164 putouts ... ranks in the top 10 in the SEC f or season RBI, home runs, and walks and career home runs, walks and fielding percentage by a catcher.

As a senior (2001): SEC Academic Honor Roll student and second-team All-SEC selection as a utility player...Shared time catching (37 games) and as the designated player (24 games)....Second in the SEC with 45 walks in all games and was third with 23 walks in conference games...All three of her home runs were in league games...Is 3-4 in stolen bases and has thrown out six runners on steal attempts...Has eight multiple-hit and seven multi-RBI games...Is a career .296 hitter, fifth in UF history...School RBI leader with 148...Had the game-winning hit, a two-run homer, in a 4-1 victory vs. No. 8 LSU at home...

As a Junior 2000: Second-team All-SEC player as utility...NCAA Region 6 All-Tournament Team selection...Hit a 3-run bomb in the bottom of the eighth to advance UF to the semifinals of that Regional...The Gator's starting catcher ,but also shared time at first base with Ashley Boone...Became UF's single-season home run leader with 15 (second in SEC) and all-time with career leader with 25...Also has set program single-season records for RBI (37), doubles (17), total bases (134) and walks (47)...Lead team with .333 batting average...Posted 45 runs, 68 hits and lead the club with 17 doubles (third in SEC)...Named to Speedline All-Tournament Team...Ranked fifth in the SEC in total bases with 134...Recorded a hit in 48 of 75 games this season...Posted career-high five RBI twice, most recently against Tennessee April 7...An SEC Academic Honor Roll student.

As a Sophomore 1999: Second season as UF's starting catcher...An SEC Academic Honor Roll member...Third-best batting average on the team (.309)...Started all 63 games...Second on team with 37 RBI...went 6-for-13 in the Georgia series with three doubles and three RBI...Was the first Gator this season to be named the SEC Player of the Week...Received the honor after helping UF get back into playoff contention with a .462 (6-for-13) weekend against MSU and Ole Miss, inlcuding two runs, two walks, two doubles, a home run and seven RBI...Holds a school record 91-game errorless streak...Leads the Gators in career walks (41)...Went 2-for-2 with a walk and a run against Kentucky April 23...Hit her third homer of the year, and second three-run blast in a 5-1 win against UNLV in the KIA Klassic...Belted a three-run homer to tie the game and spark UF to a 4-3 win against No. 13 USC in the SEC opener...Led UF with eight hits in 14 at-bats (.571), including five runs, three walks, a double and a stolen base in the Speedline Invitational...Recorded seven hits, including the only homerun of all hitters on the weekend, in the University Centre Hotel Invitational.

As a Freshman 1998: Started 65 of the 67 games in which she played...Is the Gators' leading home run hitter with five...Was the first Gator to hit an out-of-the-park home run at the Florida Softball Stadium, against Tennesse March 28...Batted .263 on the year with 50 hits, 23 runs, a team-best 19 walks, 26 RBI, five homers and seven doubles...Became the first Gator to smash two home runs at the Florida Softball Stadium in the Georgia series...Outstanding defensive player with an SEC-leading fielding percentage of .997 with 280 putouts, 12 assists and only one error...Recorded a career-high 16 putouts against Mississippi...Had a great series against the then nationally ranked South Carolina, going a combined 6-for-12 with three runs, five RBI, three triples and two home runs in four games...Against Georgia, went 4-for-10, with three runs, five RBI, five walks and two home runs.

High School: Named all-state and all-area catcher...Lettered in softball and volleyball three times, and basketball four times...Received the Scholar Athlete Award.

Personal: Born Jan. 25, 1979, in Joliet, Ill...Daughter of Tony and Therese Marino...Therapeutic recreation major...Favorite sports figure is Sammy Sosa...Has a pet cat...Favorite food is pickles...Best Halloween costume was road kill...Best gift received was a hug.


Career Highs

AB 5, twice Last--at Georgia, 5-8-99
R 4 at Kentucky, 3-17-01
H 3, several times Last--vs. McNeese State, 2-23-01
Hitting Streak 7 (2/13-2/20/00, .555, 10-for-18, 4 R, 12 RBI, 1 2B, 2 HR)
RBI 5, twice Last--vs. Tennessee, 4-7-00
2B 2, twice Last-at Georgia, 5-8-99
3B 1 vs. Florida A&M, 3-28-00
HR 2 vs. Georgia, 5-2-98
BB 3, three times Last--at Kentucky, 3-17-01
SB 2 vs. Ole Miss, 4-30-00

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