The Jackets tallied double-digit hits in the loss
Jackets dropped game one 7-1; won game two, 8-5
Hayley Downs went 4-for-6 with two runs to lead Tech
Maryland scored seven runs in the fifth inning
Jackets fell 8-6 in game one and won game two, 5-4
Georgia Tech Softball sophomore Alysha Rudnik sat down with Nolan Alexander of RamblinWreck.com to discuss the upcoming 2012 season
2011 February 15 ACC Player of the Week
2011 All-ACC (First Team)
2011 All-ACC Academic Team
2012 All-ACC Academic Team
As a Sophomore (2012): Started all 60 games ... Recorded a .289 batting average ... Tallied the second-most hits on the team (50) and cross 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... Wants to own a physical therapy practice ... Chose to come to Georgia Tech because she could get a great education, she loved the softball team and the campus ... Hobbies include playing the guitar, reading, laying out and going to the lake ... Lists her most memorable athletic accomplishments as winning a national championship in travel ball and winning five state titles in four years in high school ... Majoring in management.
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