Georgia Tech holds fall commencement on Saturday
Rapid fire questions with the team
Jackets win 5-3 in game one, before falling 7-1 in game two
• 2014 ACC Academic Honor Roll
As a Junior (2016): Started all 55 games at third base … Hit a clutch three-run homer at NC State in game two on April 30 … Brought in a career-high four RBI at Pitt (April 16) … Recorded season highs in runs (17), hits (24), doubles (4), home runs (3), and RBI (13) … Registered six multiple-hit games … Ended the season on a three-game hitting streak, and a six-game reached base streak.
As a Sophomore (2015): Started 31 games, mainly as the designated hitter while seeing some time in the infield ... Hit .253 on the season with 16 runs on 20 hits ... Hit a two-run home run against #20 Nebraska (Feb. 14), smashed her second home run on the season against Savannah State (Feb. 21) ... Recorded four multiple hit games, and five multiple run games ... Tallied a career-high two walks at Boston College (April 18).
As a Freshman (2014): Hit a three-run home run in her first career at bat as a pinch hitter vs. ETSU (Feb. 15).
High School: Lettered all four years of high school under head coach Neal Cypher, and joins current Yellow Jacket and Providence Christian Academy alum Kylie Kleinschmidt ... A four-time member of the All-Region and the All-Gwinnett County first teams and made an immediate impact with the Providence Storm, earning honorable mention all-state and Rookie of the Year awards her freshman season ... Named second team all-state the next two years and was the offensive player of the year in the Class A Region her junior year; that season she batted a single-season record .500 with 37 runs, 33 RBI, five home runs, and a .864 slugging percentage ... Wrapped up her high school career with a .404 batting average, 162 hits, 129 runs, 92 RBI and 11 home runs ... Named MVP her senior season ... Also a four-year letter winner as a point guard on the basketball team and a goalie on the varsity soccer team ... Named second team All-Region her junior season with the basketball team and earned soccer rookie of the year honors.
Personal: Born Jessica M'Lynn Kowalewicz on Feb. 17, 1995 in Atlanta, Ga. ... Parents are Joe and Debbie Kowalewicz ... Sister to Joey ... Chose Georgia Tech to get a top education, the excellent softball program and its proximity to home ... Majoring in biomedical engineering.