Colonials Earn Extra-Inning Victory at UNCG
No. 4 Colonials Face No. 5 Saint Louis in Opening Game on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
2007 - Owns GW career records home runs (25) and RBIs (80) ... Started 46 games for the Colonials, 42 at Centerfield ... Led the team with nine home runs and six Multi RBI Games ... Her nine home runs ranked third in the Atlantic 10 ... finished second on the team with a .294 batting average and .546 slugging percentage ... third on the team with eight stolen bases ... one of three GW players to bat over .300 in conference play ... batted .377 in the month of April to raise her average 76 points ... Slugged six home runs and 11 RBIs in April which included a season-best seven game hitting streak ... homered in both games at Charlotte (4/1) ... went 4/7 with a home run, 3 RBIs, 2 runs scored and a stolen base in a sweep of Rhode Island (4/27) ... crushed two home runs to go with 4 RBIs at Mercer (2/23) ... became the third player in GW history to record 100 career base hits at James Madison (4/12).
2006 - Made 51 starts in centerfield ... finished third on the Colonials with a .295 average ... second on the team with seven doubles, nine stolen bases, 10 multi-hit games and 27 runs batted in ... recorded four triples which was second on the team and third in the Atlantic 10 ... Led the team with six homeruns ...Recorded four straight three-rbi games from Mar. 2-4 ... Went 6-6 with six RBI's and four runs scored in the doubleheader against Georgetown ... posted four hits, including her first home run of the season, and six RBI on Mar. 4 versus Colgate and Bucknell ... Smacked a three-run homerun and a triple in a win versus Rider ... Spring 2006 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2005 - Started all 44 games as a freshman in centerfield ... hit .313 with a team-high 10 home runs, 33 RBI, 12 doubles, 84 total bases and a .656 slugging percentage ... also stole nine bases, scored 25 runs and had 40 hits to rank second on the team in each category ... in the A-10, ranked third in both slugging percentage and doubles, fourth in home runs, and sixth in both RBI and total bases ... had four hits, including three home runs, eight RBI and four runs scored in GW's doubleheader sweep against Coppin State (3/10) ... went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI versus Rhode Island (3/26) ... went 2-for-3 with two home runs, two RBI and two runs scored at Fordham (4/22) ... had a team-best 10 game hitting streak during the season ... led the team with 10 multi-RBI games and had 11 multi-hit games ... was twice named A-10 Rookie of the Week (3/14 & 4/4).
High School: Led Southwest Miami High to the class 6A district, regional and state championships as a senior en route to first-team all-state honors ... hit .365 with 35 hits, two homeruns, six doubles, four triples, 28 runs, 12 stolen bases and 14 RBI her senior season, in addition to earning All-Dade County first-team honors for the second straight year ... as a junior, helped lead the Eagles to the district championship while also garnering second-team all-state accolades ... also played volleyball and basketball ... was a two-time first-team all-state selection in volleyball and led Southwest to two district titles, two Greater Miami Athletics Conference crowns and one regional championship ... played club softball for the Miami Mini Canes ... in the classroom, member of the National Art, English, Science, Social Studies and Math Honor Societies and a recipient of the Kiwanis Scholar Athlete scholarship.
Personal: Born Jacqueline Olivia Yaniga on Feb. 13, 1986 in Miami, FL ... daughter of Richard and Valerie Yaniga ... has a younger sister, Jamie ... interests include volleyball, reading, and ultimate frisbee ... criminal justice major.
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