Colleen Darragh, Hayley Downs and Alysha Rudnik earned the distinction
Alysha Rudnik and Hayley Downs earned the honor
Alysha Rudnik was one of 10 finalists nationally
Seventy-two associated with Yellow Jacket athletics will participate in Spring Commencement May 3rd
Yellow Jacket trio honored by the ACC for athletics, academics and community
Georgia Tech Softball sophomore Alysha Rudnik sat down with Nolan Alexander of RamblinWreck.com to discuss the upcoming 2012 season
2014 ACC Post-Graduate Scholarship Recipient
2014 Senior CLASS Award Finalist
2014 Senior CLASS Second Team All-American
2013 All-ACC (First Team)
2013 All-ACC Academic Team
2013 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2013 February 15 & April 2 ACC Player of the Week
2012 All-ACC Academic Team
2012 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2011 February 15 ACC Player of the Week
2011 All-ACC (First Team)
2011 All-ACC Academic Team
2011 ACC Academic Honor Roll
As a Senior (2014): Batted .341 with 29 runs and a team-leading 42 RBI off 45 hits ... Led the team and finished the season tied for 10th in the ACC with 11 home runs ... Caught 13 runners stealing, second-most in the ACC ... Tallied a .674 slugging percentage, seventh-highest in the ACC ... Went 3-for-3 with two runs and four RBI off two home runs against Boston College (March 1) ... Went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, and three RBI in the win over No. 21 Notre Dame (March 8) ... Selected to receive an ACC Post-Graduate Scholarship.
As a Junior (2013): Named to the All-ACC First Team ... Recorded the second-highest batting average on the team and in the ACC (.399) with 49 RBI on 59 hits and 44 runs ... Led the squad with 15 doubles and a .676 slugging percentage ... Hit .429 in conference play ... Named ACC Player of the Week twice (Feb. 12, April 2) ... Helped Tech to a 5-0 opening weekend when she totaled nine runs, eight walks, 10 RBI and hit.545 with three stolen bases ... Batted .800 in the three-game series against NC State ... Recorded multiple hits in 17 games and more than one RBI in 13 contests ... Logged a reached-base streak of 19 games ... College Sports Madness named her Madness ACC Softball Player of the Week on April 2 and May 6.
As a Sophomore (2012): Started all 60 games ... Recorded a .289 batting average ... Tallied the second-most hits on the team (50) and crossed the plate 34 times ... Tied for third on the team with nine home runs ... Made just five errors in 277 putouts and 41 assists for a .985 fielding percentage ... Went 3-for-3 with one run, two RBI, one double and one home run at NC State (April 1) ... Tallied three RBI in a 2-for-2 effort with one run, one double, one triple and a walk vs. Winthrop (March 2) ... Finished second in the ACC with 19 runners caught stealing ... Caught a career-high three runners stealing at Virginia (March 10).
As a Freshman (2011): Played and started in all 57 games of the season, one of three Yellow Jackets to do so ... Finished the year with a .312 batting average knocking out 48 hits, eight doubles, two triples and 16 home runs in her first year on the Flats ... Her extra base hits combined for a .701 slugging percentage, fourth on the team ... Walked 18 times ... Notched 11 multiple hit games on the year ... Started her Tech career off with a 3-for-3 effort against Florida Atlantic (Feb. 11) ripping two doubles and a solo home run ... Recorded multiple hit games in her first four games of the year ... Had hitting streaks of seven (Feb. 20 - March 6) and eight (March 22-April2) games ... Had a career high two home runs in a 2-for-2 effort at Maryland (April 2) where she drove in four.
High School: Four-year letterwinner for Coach Tony Wolfe at Buford High School ... Led Buford to state titles in 2007, 2008 and 2009 ... Tabbed the 16th-best high school senior in the nation by ESPN Rise ... Including both state basketball titles, has been a member of all five state titles won by female teams in school history ... Four-time all-state and all-region catcher ... Two-time Georgia Coaches Association and Gwinnett County Player of the Year ... Participated in the 2010 North/South All-Star Game as well as the UnderArmour All-American Game ... Holds school career records in triples and RBI ... Member of the Honor Roll, National Honors Society, FCA Club and finished fourth in her class ... Helped lead East Cobb Bullets travel ball team to a 2010 ASA Gold National Championship ... Also a three-year letterwinner at forward for the Buford basketball team.
Personal: Born Alysha Joy Rudnik on Dec. 28, 1991, in Decatur, Ga. ... Parents are Al and Sue Rudnik ... Sister of Christy, Adam, Jason, Josh, Raymond and Bianca ... Father played baseball at the University of Detroit ... Hobbies include playing the guitar, reading, laying out and going to the lake ... Graduated in May 2014 with a degree in business administration.
Rudnik's Career Hitting Statistics
Single Game Highs:
Hits: 3, vs Florida Atlantic, Feb 11, 2011; vs Cal Polytechnic, Feb 11, 2012; vs Alabama, Feb 17, 2012
Doubles: 2, vs Florida Atlantic, Feb 11, 2011; vs Illinois State, Feb 26, 2012
Triples: 1, vs Fordham, Feb 12, 2011; vs Winthrop, Mar 02, 2012; Georgia Southern, Mar 15, 2011
Home runs: 2, at Maryland, Apr 02, 2011
Total bases: 8, at Maryland, Apr 02, 2011; vs Florida Atlantic, Feb 11, 2011
RBI: 4, at Maryland, Apr 02, 2011; at Virginia Tech, Apr 10, 2011; NC State, Mar 26, 2011
Runs scored: 2, 11 times
Walks: 3, at Virginia, Apr 23, 2011
Hit by pitch: 1, 10 times
Struck out: 2, 8 times
At bats: 4, 16 times
Caught stealing: 1, vs Tenn.-Chattanooga, Feb 12, 2011; at Tennessee-Martin, Mar 03, 2012; NC State, Mar 27, 2011