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Kim Waleszonia

CF

Height
5' 4"
CLASS
Sr.
Hometown
Fontana, Calif.
School
Fontana
Savana Kelly

Career Honors: NFCA/Louisville Slugger All-American third team in 2007 and 2008 … Easton All-American second team in 2007 and first team in 2008 … NFCA All-Southeast Region second team in 2007 and 2008 … All-SEC first team in 2007 and 2008 … All-SEC second team in 2006 … SEC All-Defensive Team in 2008 … SEC All-Tournament team in 2007 … SEC All-Freshman team in 2006 … SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2007, 08 and 09 … SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll in 2006 … SEC Player of the Week on April 4, 2007 … Two-time SEC Freshman of the Week (3/27/06 and 4/3/06).

 

Career Highlights: Florida's first All-American position player … Holds Florida records for career runs (166), hits (272), triples (17), stolen bases (65), stolen base attempts (78) and single-season at bats (249 in 2008) … Also tied for the most hits in a season with 88 in 2007 … Recorded the second-best batting average (.340) in UF history and first among players who exhausted their eligibility … Held the single-season record for runs scored (62 in 2008), until Aja Paculba broke it in 2009 … Also held the record for stolen bases (24 in 2007 and 08) until Paculba broke it in 2009 … One of three UF players to tally five triples in one season, completing the feat in 2007 and 2008 … Ranked on 20 other top-10 single-season record lists … Seventh-best career on-base percentage (.402) in UF history and third among players who exhausted their eligibility … 799 at bats and 360 total bases both ranked third all-time … Finished career on eight other career top-10 lists … 10th in SEC record books with 17 career triples … Tied for 14th in NCAA record books for 249 at bats in 2008 … One of two players in UF history to hit two triples in the same game (Coastal Carolina, 2009) … Recorded nine total bases against UCF in 2008 for the second most in a single game in Florida record books.

 

As a Senior (2009): Played in 27 games, starting 33, mainly in centerfield … Missed 30 games due to a knee injury suffered while running to first base against Texas Tech on Feb. 28 … Broke UF’s career hits record on Feb. 27 … Batted .326  with 18 runs, 29 hits, four triples, 11 RBIs and one home run on the season … Was five-for-five on stolen bases attempts and recorded six sacrifice hits … Registered a perfect fielding record in 13 chances … Tallied seven multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games … Put together a career-long 10-game hit streak … Scored the game-winning run twice and drove in the game-winning run once … Went 1-for-2 with a sacrifice hit in the win over No. 5 Michigan at the Women’s College World Series … Also went 1-for-2 in the win over No. 9 Arizona in the first game of the WCWS … Record first outfield assist of the season in the win over Texas A&M on May 16 … Went 1-for-2 with first double of the season and run scored in the win over Florida A&M in Regional action on May 15 … Went 2-for-2 as the designated player with a run scored in the first game against Longwood on May 2 … Went 2-for-4 with a walk in the Arkansas series, starting as the designed player on April 26 … Returned after knee injury as a pinch hitter in game one on April 25 against Arkansas, hitting a two-run single … Was a perfect 3-for-3 with two runs scored in won over USF on Feb. 27 … Recorded a two-run single against No. 6 Michigan on Feb. 25 … Recorded two RBIs and eight total bases while going 3-for-3 on the base path … Led UF with a .333 average (6-18) at the Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif. … Batted 1-for-3 with a run and a sacrifice bunt versus UNLV on Feb. 21 … Was the only Gator to garner a hit against No. 3 Washington on Feb. 20, bunting for singles twice; also stole two bases in the 1-0, nine-inning loss … Went 1-for-3, hitting an RBI-triple against No. 17 Nevada on Feb. 20 … Hit a triple in a 2-for-2 outing on Feb. 14 vs. South Alabama … Tallied two triples and scored both times in the win over Coastal Carolina on Feb. 13  … Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and stolen base against Texas Tech on Feb. 13 … Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored at Jacksonville on Feb. 11 … Went 1-for-3 with a solo home run against Baylor on Feb. 7

 

As a Junior (2008): Selected as a NFCA/Louisville Slugger Third-Team All-American and Easton First-Team All-American … Named First-Team All-SEC and SEC All-Defensive Team … Named to the NFCA All-Southeast Region second team for second straight year … Started in all 75 games in center and led off for the Gators … Batted .349, second-best on team … Led the team in at bats (249), runs (62), triples (5) and stolen bases (24) and was second in hits (87) … Finished second in the SEC in runs scored as well … Reached base in all but 10 games in the entire season, including a 17-game run from April 6 at Mississippi State to May 4 at Tennessee … Second on team with 24 multi-hit games … Was one of only two players to have a double-digit hit streak, hitting in 10 straight games from April 16 to May 3 ... Also tallied two nine-game hitting streaks … Recorded 34 bunt singles on the season … Had 24 multi-hit and six multi-RBI games … Recorded 17 extra-base hits … Scored the game-winning run a team-high 15 times and nailed the winning RBI three times … Tallied three hits in a single game six times …Stole two bases in the same game three times…Recorded a .978 fielding percentage … Went 3-for-4 four times on the year … Went 7-for-14 in NCAA Regional play, including a 2-for-4 performance against Georgia Tech and a perfect 3-for-3 performance in the championship against UCF … Hit two home runs and had a career-high four RBI against UCF on May 18 … Hit 4-for-7 with six runs scored in the series with Longwood on March 22 and March 23 … Earned a hit in every game of the Arkansas series from March 14 and 15 … Hit first triple of the season to break the all-time school record at USF on Feb. 10 … Opened the season with a 2-for-2 performance with two runs scored, including the gamewinner, a walk and a stolen base against Bethune-Cookman on Feb. 8.

 

As a Sophomore (2007): Named NFCA/Lousiville Slugger Third-Team All-America Infielder … Named Easton Second-Team All-America Infielder ... Earned All-SEC first-team, SEC All-Tournament Team and NFCA All-Southeast Region second-team honors ... Started all 72 games at second base and was Florida’s lead-off batter in all but one game ... Led the team in batting average (.365), at bats (241), runs (46), hits (88), doubles (15), triples (5), total bases (122), stolen bases (24), and on-base percentage (.420) ... Went on a season-high nine-game hit streak from April 24 to May 10 and ended the season on a seven-game hit streak … Had 26 multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI games on the season ... Recorded five game-winning RBI and a team-leading 16 game-winning runs ... Was 2-for-4 in the SEC Tournament Championship game vs. LSU ... Grabbed a hit in each game of the Regionals in Gainesville … Went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases in the final game against Texas A&M … Named SEC Athlete of the Week for April 22-29 after games against South Carolina and Mississippi State … Had a game-winning double in the extra-inning win over Mississippi State on April 28 ... Went 4-for-7 in the doubleheader against South Carolina with a home run, triple, six RBI, and two runs scored ... Had seven hits, five runs scored, and six RBI in the series against Georgia ... Went 3-for-4 with a stolen base, and scored the game-winning run against Long Beach State on March 2 ... Had a career performance against Marshall on Feb. 18 with a season-high three runs scored and hit first home run of the season .

 

As a Freshman (2006): Selected to the All-SEC second team and to the SEC All-Freshman Team … Named SEC Freshman of the Week two consecutive weeks on March 27 and April 3 … Played and started in all 68 games in right field … Led the team with 68 hits, 40 runs scored and 12 stolen bases … Set Florida freshman records for at bats (220), hits (68), and triples (3) … In the second game at Florida State on April 5, went 3-for-4 and reached on an error, reaching safely in 4-for-4 at bats … Had the game-winning hit in the second game of the Mississippi State series on April 1 … Hit 3-for-4 against Auburn on March 29 with a single, double, and triple, two RBI and two runs scored, including the gamewinner … Went 4-for-4 with three RBI and the game-winning hit in against Jacksonville on March 22 … Hit first collegiate home run to lead off the first game against Hofstra on Feb. 22 … Went 2-for-2 against No. 1 Michigan on Feb. 18 … Scored the game-winning run over Longwood on Feb. 19 … Had two RBI with the game-winning hit against Penn State on Feb. 17 … Went 2-for-3 against Oregon on Feb. 11 with first career double … Started and had first collegiate hit during the first game of the 2006 season.

 

High School: A 2005 graduate of Fontana High School … Coached by Mike Southworth … Led Fontana High in runs scored, hits, extra base hits, RBI, stolen bases and career batting average (.459) … High school team won the league championship all four years of career … Named First-Team Citrus Belt League four years…As a senior was named First-Team All-California Interscholastic Federation, all-county and all-state … Earned All-CIF first-team honors, named County Player of the Year and Second-Team all-state as a junior … As a sophomore was named All-CIF second team and first-team all-country …Named League MVP junior and senior years…Played travel ball for the Norco Fillys… Coached by Pat Kelly … Member of  the 2000 Corona Angel’s National Championship team  … Placed fifth in 2003 at Nationals with the Case Batbusters … Placed fourth  at the 2002 14-and-Under Nationals … Participated in 18-and-Under Gold Nationals three years … In 2002 was a 12-and-under champion … Also played high school volleyball … Graduated in the top-10 percent of class.

 

Waleszonia’s Career Stats

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

FLD%

2006

.309

68-68

220

40

68

5

3

1

21

21

38

12-18

.924

2007

.365

72-72

241

46

88

15

5

3

29

17

26

24-27

.972

2008

.349

75-75

249

62

87

9

5

3

26

19

29

24-28

.978

2009

.326

37-33

89

18

29

1

4

1

11

5

21

5-5

1.000

CAREER

.340

252-248

799

166

272

30

17

8

87

62

114

65-78

.966

 

Waleszonia’s Career Bests

AB

5, nine times; last vs. California (5/24/08)

R

3, six times; last vs. UCF (5/18/08)

H

4 vs. Jacksonville (3/22/06)

Streak

10 games (twice)

RBI

4 vs. UCF (5/18/08)

2B

2, two times; last vs. Georgia (3/24/07)

3B

2 vs. Coastal Carolina (2/14/09)

HR

2 vs. UCF (5/18/08)

BB

2, six times; last vs. Notre Dame (2/23/08)

SB

2, six times; last vs. Washington (2/20/09)

PO

6 vs. Tennessee (3/11/07)

A

7, twice; last vs. LSU (5/12/07)

 

 

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