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Kathlyn Medina

SS

Height
5' 4"
CLASS
Jr.
Hometown
Downey, Calif.
School
Downey

Major: Anthropology

 

Career Honors:

2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll

 

Career Highlights:

A member of the 2014 Mexico Women’s National Team…Hit the first home run of her career against Loyola Marymount at the Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif., in Feb. of 2013…Her second career home run was a grand slam at Texas A&M in April of 2014…Her sophomore season in 2013 had 15 sacrifice bunts, the most of any Gator sophomore in school history – a stat that also led the Southeastern Conference…Led the team and league in sac bunts again as a junior with 13… Led all SEC freshmen and the entire Gator squad her first year on campus in 2012 with 10 sacrifice bunts.

 

As a Junior (2014): Appeared in 56 of 67 games as the Gators won the national championship during her third year, with 51 starts at shortstop…Florida was 46-5 with Medina in the starting lineup…Led the SEC with 13 sacrifice bunts…Batted .216 with 19 hits, including four for extra bases (three doubles, one home run)…Scored 15 runs and drove in 11, while making just six errors in 162 chances…Tied her career high with three hits in a game on three occasions…Enjoyed the best offensive game of her career on April 19 at Texas A&M, when she went 3-for-3 with three runs scored, a double and a grand slam to help the Gators secure a series victory on the road against a conference rival…Her outburst in College Station started a three-game hitting streak, which tied a career-best…Posted three additional multi-hit games, including a 2-for-3 effort with a double and an RBI single in the Super Regional opener on May 24 vs. Washington…Shined at the plate in early-season tournaments, going 3-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI Feb. 15 vs. Ohio State at the Easton Desert Classic in Las Vegas; later was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and three RBI on March 2 vs. Maryland at the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic in Kissimmee…Recorded her only stolen base of the season (fifth of her career) on Feb. 28 vs. No. 4 Oregon in the opener of the Kissimmee tournament…Batted .278 in road games, which was 62 points above her season average…Posted a .267 clip during the day, representing a 51-point jump from her overall mark…Had a hand in 10 of the Gators’ school-record 28 double plays, including two of the team’s WCWS-record seven double plays in Oklahoma City.

 

As a Sophomore (2013): Played in 65 of UF’s 67 games her sophomore season, including 57 starts at shortstop…Paced the SEC and UF with 15 sacrifice bunts and ranked 11th in the nation in sac hits per game (0.23)…Batted .194 with 19 hits – five of those extra-base hits: three doubles and two home runs…Walked Florida off against UAB in the 2013 NCAA Super Regional first game with a RBI base hit to left center that plated the game-winning run for the 4-3 Florida lead…The Gators would defeated UAB for a second straight day to advance to their fifth WCWS appearance…Hit her first collegiate home run as a Gator against Loyola Marymount in the Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs Feb. 21…Helped turn five of Florida’s 24 double plays in 2013…Was a career-best 3-for-3 versus FAMU at University of Florida’s home tournament March 2, including one of her two career home runs…Had three multiple-hit games in 2013, one of those with a career-high three RBI against UNC Wilmington in UF’s Lipton Invitational…Had a season-best three-game hit streak and a five-game reached base streak…Walked a season-high three times against Mount St. Mary’s March 1…Had a career-best six at-bats in the Women’s College World Series in UF’s epic 15-inning thrilling victory against Nebraska…Also had a career-best six putouts against Arizona in UF’s season-opening tournament at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz.…Dished out a season-best four assists from shortstop six times, including games against Oregon, Cal, Charleston Southern, Florida State, Alabama and Hampton in NCAA Regionals.

 

As a Freshman (2012): Played in 60 games her freshman season as a Gator with 54 starts, mostly at second base and shortstop…Finished her first season on campus with a .241 batting clip, 27 hits in 112 at bats, 21 runs, five doubles, a triple, two stolen bases and 10 sacrifice bunts…Medina’s 10 sac bunts ranked her third overall in the SEC in sac bunts and first among all freshman…Stellar on defense, Medina helped turn seven of Florida’s 17 double plays throughout the 2012 season…Had nearly a third of UF’s sacrifice hits on the season (10 of the 35)…Had six multiple-hit performances her first year to go with one multiple-RBI game…Had a season-best three-game hit streak and a four-game reached-base streak…Tallied multiple hits against Michigan State, Washington, Gardner-Webb, South Carolina, FIU and Kentucky with perfect 2-for-2 games against Michigan State and South Carolina…Her multiple-RBI game came versus Ole Miss on April 7 with a two-RBI double that helped the Gators clinch the series against the Rebels…Had a season-best five putouts against both Arkansas and Tennessee, while also contributing five assists a total of three times against Florida State, LSU and Kentucky…Her three-game hit streak was from March 31 to April 4, where she had two hits in each of UF’s final two games versus Georgia to win the series, while helping the Gators to a win over Florida State in Tallahassee with a RBI double…Her first collegiate hit was against USF at UF’s season-opening tournament in Tampa, while her first RBI came in the form of a triple against No. 5 Washington at the Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif. …Medina drew a season-high three walks, a third of her season total, against FIU April 20.

 

High School / Travel Ball: A Downey High School product, Medina was a shortstop and utility player in high school…Played travel ball with the Worth Firecrackers, helping the Firecrackers to a third-place finish at 2009 ASA Nationals and back-to-back Canada Cup Championships in 2009 and 2010…The MaxPreps Player of the Week March 20, 2011…A 2011 First Team Press Telegram Softball Dream Team and All-SGVL pick, Medina hit .420 her senior season, drove in 33 RBI and scored 34 runs for Downey…Picked up First Team All-League honors for her high school conference, SGVL, in 2009 and was named a Second Team All-League selection in 2010…A two-time Softball Scholar Athlete Award winner and a three-time Golden Glove Award winner, Medina also owns a black belt in karate…Was named a Press Telegram Softball Dream Team Player in 2010, a Second Team Softball Dream Team selection in 2008…As a two-sport athlete in softball and tennis, Medina, also the varsity tennis captain, played her way to an undefeated record of 33-0 in doubles her junior season en route to the San Gabriel Valley League doubles championship title…Her doubles team took second in 2009 in the league tourney, as she picked up  Press Telegram Tennis Dream Team Honorable Mention honors that year.

 

 

Medina’s Career Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

FLD%

2012

.241

60-54

112

21

27

5

1

0

8

10

28

2-2

.963

2013

2014

.194

.216

65-57

56-51

98

88

15

15

19

19

3

3

0

0

2

1

12

8

18

8

28

19

2-2

1-1

.937

.963

CAREER

.216

181-162

298

51

65

11

1

3

28

36

75

5-5

.955

 

Medina’s Career Bests

AB

6 vs. Nebraska (6/1/13)

R

3, three times, last at Texas A&M (4/19/14)

H

3, three times, last at Texas A&M (4/19/14)

Streak

Three games, three times (last 4/19-23, 2014)

RBI

4 at Texas A&M (4/19/14)

2B

1, 11 times, last vs. Washington (5/24/14)

3B

1 vs. Washington (2/23/12)

HR

1, three times, last at Texas A&M (4/19/14)

BB

3, two times, last vs. Mount St. Mary’s (3/1/13)

SB

1, five times, last vs. Oregon (2/28/14)

PO

6, two times, last vs. Cal State Northridge (2/15/14)

A

5, three times, last vs. Kentucky (4/27/12)

 

 

 

 

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