Seniors Kuzma, Weseman, and Bear earned the honor for the third time in their career
Issue No. 148, May 24, 2012
Leadoff hitter Ashley Thomas sets the tone as Yellow Jackets head into NCAA Tournament.
Tech will face the loser of the UT-Martin/Alabama game Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
After a 9-1 thrashing of No. 19 Florida State in the ACC Semis the Jackets got a sweet treat
2010 All-ACC (Second Team)
2010 All-ACC Academic Team
2010 ACC All-Tournament Team
2009 All-ACC Academic Honor Roll
2010 All-ACC Academic Honor Roll
2011 All-ACC Academic Honor Roll
As a Junior (2011): Appeared and started in all 57 games on the year at various positions ... Posted a .295 hitting percentage knocking out 46 hits for 10 doubles a triple and five homeruns ... Posted 27 RBIs and a .468 slugging percentage ... Walked 19 times also a perfect 3-3 on the base paths ... Registered a .990 fielding percentage making just two errors on the year ... Notched multiple hits in 10 games on the year including a 3-for-3 effort at Boston College (April 30) where she drove in three runs while scoring two ... Notched a home run and a double against Bowling Green (March 11) also driving in three and scoring two ... Recorded yet another home on a 2-for-3 effort vs. NC State (March 26) registering three RBIs ... Blasted a homer against Georgia (April 13) ... Notched home runs at Virginia (April 23) and vs. Florida State (May 7).
As a Sophomore (2010): Appeared in 58 games, starting 57as catcher or in left field ... Posted a .245 batting average and .470 slugging percentage... Finished 7th in the ACC in both runs scored and runs batted in with 36 for both category...Also tallied an on base percentage of .361 and a fielding percentage of .977...Went 2-for-3 while posting her first home run of the season against Hawaii (Feb. 20)...Was 2-of-4 with two RBI and a home run versus Iowa (Feb. 28)...Scored three runs and batted in another two when the Jackets visited North Carolina (March 20)...Against Virginia (April 11), went 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI...Posted a season-high of five RBI while going 2-for-4 with a grand slam at Florida State (April 24)...Batted in four runs while going 2-for-3 at the plate with a home run to help the Jackets claim the ACC Championship over Florida State (May 16)... Went 3-for-4 in Tech's season finale against Oregon in the NCAA Regional Tournament (May 23).
As a Freshman (2009): Played in 40 games, making 39 starts as catcher, designated player or in right field ... Hit .212 with 12 runs scored, four doubles, one triple, three home runs and 16 RBI ... Drew 22 walks while compiling a .363 on-base percentage and a .364 slugging percentage ... Committed just two errors all season for a .987 fielding percentage ... Picked off one runner and threw out 37 percent of would-be base stealers ... In her first five career games, reached base safely in 12 of her first 19 plate appearances ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, two walks and a home run against Furman (Feb. 8) ... Also hit home runs against Georgia State (March 26) and Boston College (April 4) ... Had a double and career-high three RBI vs. Toledo (March 7) ... Had six games with at least two walks ... Banged out a career-high three hits, including a triple and two RBI, at Virginia Tech (March 21).
High School: Four-year letterwinner under Mark Williamson(2004) and Lisa Skelton (2005-2007) ... Led Northgate to a 2007 AAAA state title as well as a 2006 runner-up finish and three regional championships ... Three-time all-county and all-region selection, also received the 2007 Student-Athlete Award for highest GPA (99.9), Best Offensive Award (batted .417), GACA AAAA Player of the Year and MVP ... Represented the South in the North vs. South Senior All-Star game and was Coweta County Player of the Year in 2007 ... Was also a two-time all-state player ... Ranked third in class while graduating with high honors and a member of the National Honor Society ... Member of the National Honors Society of High School Scholars as well as Beta Club, Spanish Club, Spanish National Honors and International Club ... Plays summer ball for the Atlanta Vipers Gold team.
Personal: Born Mary Katherine Kuzma on January 25, 1990, in Fairfax, Va. ... Mother is Paula Kuzma and father is John Schoffstall ... Sister of John ... A Management major.
Kuzma's Career Hitting Statistics
Single Game Highs:
Hits: 3, at Boston College, Apr 30, 2011; at Virginia Tech, Mar 21, 2009; Oregon, May 23, 2010
Doubles: 1, 21 times
Triples: 1, at Virginia, Apr 22, 2011; vs Florida, Feb 13, 2010; at Virginia Tech, Mar 21, 2009
Home runs: 1, 19 times
Total bases: 6, Western Kentucky, Mar 03, 2012; at Bowling Green, Mar 11, 2011
RBI: 5, at Florida State, Apr 24, 2010
Runs scored: 3, Virginia Tech, Apr 02, 2010; Niagara, Mar 02, 2011; at North Carolina, Mar 20, 2010
Walks: 3, at Furman, Feb 08, 2009; vs SE Louisiana, Mar 04, 2012
Hit by pitch: 2, vs Winthrop, Mar 02, 2012
Struck out: 3, vs Texas Tech, Feb 14, 2009; at Tennessee-Martin, Mar 03, 2012
At bats: 4, 30 times
Stolen bases: 2, at Georgia State, Mar 01, 2011
Caught stealing: 1, Boston College, Apr 17, 2010; vs Mississippi State, Feb 25, 2012