#12 Jennifer Brown
Career Honors: SEC Academic Honor Roll (2000-02), National Society of Collegiate Scholars Award, NFCA Academic All-American (2000 & 2002), Verizon Academic All-District (2002), Dean's List (2001-02), President's List (2002)
As a Junior (2002): Verizon Academic All-District ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... used primarily as a pinch runner who has appeared in 50 games this season with two starts ... finished the season with a .182 average (2-for-11) ... 5-for-8 on stolen base attempts ... 1-for-1 with RBI in win against Hofstra Feb. 16 ... Two starts came on action in the outfield...10 runs in only 11 at bats ... Scored in Florida's first two games vs. North Carolina Feb. 8 and No.25 South Florida Feb. 9 ... Earned the first hit of her career in the North Carolina game ... Had the first start and first put out of her career in games vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi.
As a Sophomore (2001): SEC Academic Honor Roll student ... A utility player whose speed the coaches coveted ... Used mainly as a pinch runner, but could play outfield ... Scored 21 runs and was 10-for-13 in stolen bases, the most of any non-starter in both categories ... Had two thefts vs. Auburn April 4 ... Was the first recipient of the "Glue" award voted on by her teammates.
As a Freshman (2000): Appeared in 50 of 76 games, the majority as a pinch runner ... Scored 21 runs, leading UF's non-starters, and was 14-16 in stolen bases.
High School: Graduate of Bishop Moore High School in Orlando, Fla. ... Chosen as one of the Top 10 Athletes in Central Florida in 1999 ... Played seven sports throughout her high school career and broke her school's record for most varsity letters received by a male or female athlete with 14 ... Lettered in softball four years ... MVP as a senior in 1999...all-state and all-county Honorable Mention in 1999 ... Was second in steals in Orange County ... Led team in steals 1997-99 ... Played on the All-State All Star Team for the East in 1999 ... Earned school's Golden Glove award for being the defensive MVP in 1998 ... Named Most Valuable Player of Spring Break Tournament in 1996 ... Received Burger King Leadership Award for softball in 1996 ... Team was District Champions 1996-99 ... District runner-up in 1998 ... Played and captained five varsity sports in one year (diving, basketball, volleyball, softball and track) ... Placed second at Catholic States in diving for three years ... Two-time state qualifier in diving ... Four-event regional qualifier in track four times ... Junior Olympic Diver for four years ... Finished third in long jump at the Junior Olympic Sunshine State Games ... Two-time National Honor Society member ... Four-year honor roll student and Civitan Club member ... Class president in 1996 and student government member for four years ... Represented her school as Miss Bishop Moore as a senior.
Personal: Born March 23, 1981, in Gainesville, Fla. ... Full name is Jennifer Lynne Brown ... Parents, mother, Rita Brown; father Kevin Brown and stepmother Jill Brown ... Has a younger brother, Wyatt, and two younger sisters, Maddeline and Elizabeth ... Would like to attend law school and become a sports agent ... Attended the 1998 National Student Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. ... Parents were Olympic gymnastics coaches in 1988 and '92 ... Mother coached in 1996 Olympics as well ... Close friend Wendy Bruce earned a bronze medal at the '92 Olympics under Brown's parents ... Mother was a gymnast at Wisconsin and Florida ... Father wrestled at Florida ... A member of Florida's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee ... Is a member of several academic honor societies at UF, including Golden Key National Honor Society, Chi Alpha Sigma, the College Athlete National Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma and the Criminology Honor Society ... Also considered Stanford, Princeton, Auburn and Yale ... Chose Florida because both her parents were athletes here, she wanted to play softball at a big university and she received an academic scholarship.
Brown's Career Highs
AB - 1, 15 times; last at South Florida 4/10/02
R - 2 vs. Iowa, 3/11/00
H - 1, 2 times; last vs. Hofstra, 2/16/02 RBI - 1, vs. Hofstra, 2/16/02
BB - 1, three times; last vs. Northwestern St., 2/22/02
SB - 2, two times; last vs. Auburn; 4/4/01
PO - 1, two times; last at South Florida, 4/10/02
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