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Melissa Zick


5' 10"
Tampa, Fla.

Career Honors: Second team All-Southeastern Conference (2004-06), SEC All-Freshman team (2004), SEC Freshman Honor Roll (2004), SEC Honor Roll (2005-06), SEC Player of the Week (2/27/06)

Career Highlights: Freshman fielding percentage of .995 was second highest by a freshman … Also recorded the second most putouts by a freshman in school history … Recorded the fewest errors in a season by a first baseman in school history with only two in 2004 ... The career record leader for double plays in SEC play with 21 in just two seasons and needs to turn just three in her final season to set the overall school record ... In the top 10 in career record books in batting average, slugging percentage, on base percentage and stolen base percentage ... Held an 11 game hit streak from March 19 to April 3, 2005, setting the Florida sophomore record... Only the third player in school history to record 1000 or more putouts in her career … Currently second in career putouts with 1231 and needs 408 more in her senior season to break the school record … Set the school record for most RBI (7) and total bases (11) in a game against Illinois on Feb. 24, 2006 … Only the third player in school history to earn All-SEC honors three times.

As a Junior (2006): Started and played in 67 of 68 games at first base ... Led the Southeastern Conference in double plays with 17 ... Led the team with 455 put outs on the season … Went 2-for-3 with four RBI vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi … Went 2-for-4 and scored the winning run against USF on Feb. 15 ... Went 2-for-3 in each of the two games versus Longwood … Hit 4-for-4 with a school-record seven RBI and 11 total bases on two home runs, a double and a base hit against Illinois in the Leadoff Classic … Named the SEC Player of the Week following that performance … Was a perfect 2-for-2 against Central Michigan ... Went 3-for-3 with two RBI and a double in the second game of the Ole Miss series ... Had the game-winning hit in the final game of the Mississippi State series ... Had a hit in each game of the Georgia series and finished the series with a .333 batting average ... Went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored against Kentucky ... Hit .667 (4-for-6) in the Bethune-Cookman doubleheader, including a 3-for-3 performance in game two ... Scored two runs with no official at bat in the first game of the South Carolina series ... Finished the second game of the South Carolina series with a 2-for-4 performance with a double and two RBI.

As a Sophomore (2005): Led the team with a .448 on base percentage, 16 doubles, 45 runs scored, 30 walks and 418 putouts ... Second on the team with a .333 batting average, a .585 slugging percentage, 44 RBI and 16 stolen bases ... Recorded game winning hits over Louisville, Florida Atlantic, Temple and Mississippi State ... Scored game winning runs over Florida International, Appalachian State, UCF, Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky ... Stole two bases at Florida International, matching a career best ... Drove in two RBI against Oklahoma at the Clearwater Invitational ... Hit her first home run of the season against USF at the GRU Classic ... Tallied three RBI against Michigan State at the UNLV Invite ... Tied a career high with three hits against USF at the USF Louisville Slugger Invitational ... Went 2-for-3 from the plate, scoring two runs and tallying one RBI against Long Beach State at the Long Beach State Tournament ... Recorded two runs, four hits and four RBI in a three game set against Alabama in Gainesville ... Tallied three runs scored, three hits, two RBI, one double, one stolen base and one home run in a three game set against Georgia in Athens ... Ended her eleven game hitting streak after failing to record a hit in the first of a three game set at South Carolina ... Went 2-for-2 in the finale of the three game series at South Carolina ... Went 3-for-3 in the second game of the series against Mississippi State, hitting her fifth home run of the season … Recorded a career-high five RBI and tied a career-high two doubles against Mississippi State ... Went 2-for-2, hitting her seventh home run of the season, in the first game of the series with LSU ... Went 3-for-4, hitting her 14th double of the season and scoring two runs in the doubleheader against FSU ... Hit her eighth homerun and 16th double of the season, recording four RBI and tying a career-high 13 putouts in the second game of the series at Kentucky ... Went 2-for-4 and added an RBI in the NCAA Regional against Bethune-Cookman ... Went 2-for-3, hitting her ninth homerun of the season and grabbing three RBI for the game against UCF in the NCAA Regional.

As a Freshman (2004): Finished the season with a .291 batting average, the second highest on the team … Led the team in runs (23), hits (53), doubles (12), home runs (5), putouts (358) and double plays (13) … Was a perfect 6-for-6 stealing bases … Started and played in 60 of Florida's 61 games with all of her games being played at first base … Four of her five home runs and seven of her 12 doubles came during SEC games … Had 13 multiple hit games and six multiple RBI games … Hit .500 or better in 13 games, including three games batting 1.000 … Went 3-for-3 versus Jacksonville … Went 3-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored, a double and a home run against Michigan State … Turned in a 2-for-2 performance with a double and a walk at Alabama … Went 2-for-3 vs. Nebraska in the Houston Tournament … Recorded 10  putouts or more in seven games, six of those being SEC games … Had the game winning home run in Florida’s 9-4 victory over Michigan State in California ... Scored the game winning run in Florida’s 4-3 victory over Auburn in the first game of the series.

High School: A 2003 graduate of Chamberlain High School…Coached by Bobby Diez…As a senior, was named a NFCA First Team All-American and Student Sports Magazine All-American ... Had the honor of having her No. 18 jersey retired and hung …A four-time all-county and all-conference selection … Was a member of the 5A State Champion Team … Finished high school career with .442 batting average ... Recipient of the Florida Athletic Association All-Star Award …Recipient of the 2003 Chamberlain MVP and Principals Award… Graduated with honors with a 5.6 GPA … Recipient of the President's Education Award for outstanding academic excellence … Was co-captain of the 2002 team … Holds county record in most RBI with 53 in 32 games … Named first team all-county and first team all-conference for three years…Earned  Class 5A All-State honors in 2002 and 2003 … Also named to the USSSSA All-World 16-U team … Played travel ball for the Tampa Bay Mustangs … Coached by Ray Seymour … Helped Mustangs to become seven-time National Champions and 11-time Florida State Champions … Member of the 16-U ISF World Cup Champion team … Batted over .450 for her four years on the nationally ranked Tampa Bay Mustangs … Batted .522 at the ASA 18-U Nationals, with three homeruns and 18 RBI in 2002 ... A member of National Honor Society, Beta, Mu Alpha Theta, FCA and Exchange Service Club ... received NFCA Scholar-Athlete Award.

Zick Career Bests
AB - 5 vs. Arkansas, 3/21/04
R - 3, two times; last vs. Illinois, 2/24/06
H - 4 vs. Illinois, 2/24/06
Streak - 11 games, 3/19/05-4/3/05 (.464, 13-for-28, 8 R, 7 RBI, 3 2B, 2 HR, 4 SB, 7 BB
RBI - 7 vs. Illinois, 2/24/06
2B - 2, three times; last vs. Longwood, 2/17/06
HR - 2 vs. Illinois, 2/24/06
BB - 3 vs. Michigan, 2/19/06
SB - 2, two times; last vs. Illinois, 2/24/06
PO - 13, two times; last at Kentucky, 5/07/05
A - 23 vs. Arkansas, 3/25/06

Zick Career Stats
2004 .291 60-60 182 23 53 12 0 5 21 80 .440
2005 .333 64-63 171 46 57 16 0 9 44 100 .585
2006 .265 68-67 185 33 49 11 0 3 27 69 .373
TOTAL .296 192-190 538 102 159 39 0 17 92 249 .463
2004 15 2 26 .350 1 1 6-6 358 18 2 .995
2005 30 4 32 .442 1 6 16-20 418 16 9 .980
2006 29 11 31 .394 1 5 8-12 455 33 7 .986
TOTAL 74 17 89 .396 3 12 30-38 1231 67 18 .986


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