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#22 Jenilee Garner
  • Senior, 5-6, L/R
  • Outfield
  • Gainesville, Fla. (Gainesville)
  • Business Administration

Career Honors: Verizon Academic All-District (2003), NFCA Scholar-Athlete (2002-03), SEC Honor Roll (2002-03), Dean's List (2001-02)

Career Highlights: A versatile athlete who can play every position but pitcher ... Batted .316 in 2001 to record the best average by a UF freshman in school history ... Had an 11-game hitting streak that year, which was the second-longest at UF ... Played against the Olympic Gold team and the U.S. National teams the summer after her freshman season.

As a Junior (2003): Battled several injuries through the middle part of the season ... In the season opener went 3-5 with a triple, one run, and two RBI ... Vs. Centenary Feb. 2 went 1-for-2 including a her first double of the season, a run scored, and two RBI ... Against Illinois-Chicago Feb. 7 in the 2003 GRU Classic paced the Gator offense with a 3-4 performance including a run scored ... Was named to the 2003 GRU Classic All-Tournament Team after going 5-11 (.455) at the plate over the weekend, including a double, a triple, two runs scored, and two RBI ... Was a perfect 2-2 at the plate with three RBI against Birmingham-Southern Feb. 15 ... Earned 2003 Gator Invitational All-Tournament Team honors after batting .444 (4-9) over the weekend, including two doubles and a triple ... Went 2-for-3 during the nightcap of the non-conference doubleheader at No. 22 South Florida April 2 ... Went a perfect 1-1 with a walk in the 4-2 win at No. 8 Georgia ... Made a diving catch for the last out in the first game of the Tennessee series to save a Jenny Gladding no hitter ... Had a hit in two of three games in the LSU series and had the 100th hit of her career in the third game of the series ... Stole two bases against LSU in the 8-4 win ... Walked and scored a run against South Carolina in the SEC Tournament ... Recorded a season-high six putouts in NCAA Regional play against Oregon State.

As a Sophomore (2002): Finished the season with a .234 average (33-for-141) ... Started 54 games this season, sharing duty at second base, first base and center field ... Only nine of her 33 hits did not result in her scoring, giving her 24 runs on the year ... Second-most stolen bases on the year with 12 steals on 15 attempts...Led the team in triples with three on the season...Hit in six consecutive games from South Florida game April 10 to Florida State April 17, going 7-18 with four RBI during the streak ... Hit three-RBI double in 1-for-2 performance in win over Maine March 22 ... Scored five runs and had four RBI in Gator Invitational tournament March 22-24 ... 2-for-2 with two RBI and one run scored in win over St. Johns Feb.19 ... Stole two bases and went 1-for-3 with a RBI and run scored in win over Kentucky March 16...Helped Florida defeat No.21 Florida State April 17 by going 1-for-2, with two RBI and one run scored ... Had a perfect game against Tennessee, going 3-for-3 with two RBI and stolen base on April 24 ... Was 1-for-3 with a run, a RBI and a double in the May 5 loss to Mississippi State ... Named the team's most improved player in 2002 by the coaches ... Made the dean's list.

As a Freshman (2001): Started her career in right field, but has also played center field, shortstop and second since the third week of the season ... Came to UF as a lefty, but now bats right-handed ... Finished third on the team with a .316 average, the best ever by a UF freshman, and was second with 11 stolen bases ... Had 12 multiple-hit games ... Posted an 11-game hitting streak (2/16-2/24, .611, 22-for-36, 10 R, 9 RBI, 3 BB, 5 SB) ... Tied a then-UF single-game record with four hits vs. Southern Utah Feb.24 ... Made the dean's list.

High School: A graduate of Gainesville High School ... Was the first player from Gainesville High school to be awarded a Division 1 softball scholarship ... Had a .474 batting average her senior year ... Led her 1998 National Champion Orange Park Storm team with 81 hits, 49 runs and a .452 average ... Is also a four-time All-Area softball, three-time All-Area basketball, and a two-time All-Area volleyball team standout ... Voted to the 1999 Class 5A All-State volleyball team ... Voted to the 2000 Class 5A First-team All-State softball team ... Was inducted in to the Gainesville High School Hall of Fame for athletics ... Named MVP in all three of her sports her senior year ... Named The Gainesville Sun 2000 Athlete and Scholar Athlete of the Year ... Received the Girls' Club of Alachua County Alumni of the Year Award ... The salutorian of her class with a 4.55 GPA ... Softball Player of the Year ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.


Garner's Career Bests
AB - 5 at Central Florida, 1/25/03
R - 2, nine times; last vs. Georgia Tech, 2/22/03
H - 4 vs. Southern Utah, 2/24/01
Streak - 11 games (2/16-2/24/01, .611, 22-for-36, 10 R, 9 RBI, 3 BB, 5 SB)
RBI - 3, three times; last vs. Birmingham-Southern, 2/15/03
2B - 2 vs. Birmingham Southern, 2/15/03
3B - 1, seven times; last vs. Birmingham-Southern, 2/15/03
BB - 2 at South Florida, 4/10/02
SB - 3 vs. UT-Chattanooga, 2/14/03
PO - 10 vs. Georgia, 4/13/02
A - 5 vs. Florida International, 2/10/02

Garner's Career Stats
Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG%
2001 .316 55-44 136 26 43 4 1 0 13 49 .360
2002 .234 64-56 141 24 33 5 3 0 18 44 .312
2003 .230 59-46 113 11 26 5 3 0 17 37 .327
TOTAL .262 178-146 390 61 102 14 7 0 48 130 .333
Year BB HBP SO OB% SF SH SB-A PO A E FLD%
2001 5 3 15 .352 1 6 11-14 56 50 10 .914
2002 10 4 21 .301 1 4 12-15 151 46 10 .952
2003 7 3 17 .290 1 2 9-11 52 3 5 .917
TOTAL 22 10 53 .315 3 12 32-40 259 99 25 .935

 

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