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Sara Ghezzi
Sara Ghezzi

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

High School:
Palmetto High School

Height:
5-5

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
02/23/1985

Bats/Throws:
L/R

2006 ... Second-Team All-SEC ... Played in all 58 games, starting 56, and led the Tigers with a .357 batting average ... Finished with eight home runs, which tied for the team lead, along with 35 RBI, 10 doubles and 25 walks ... Hit .393 in games at home, posting four doubles, four home runs and 18 RBI ... In SEC games, batted .295 with five doubles, two home runs and 13 RBI ... Opened the season with a .406 batting average in February, and closed it with a .318 mark in eight games in May ... Was even better in April, batting .425 with five doubles and five RBI in 16 contests ... Posted a .431 batting average against non-conference opponents ... Hit a solo home run against Arizona in the Tucson Regional Championship Game ... Drove in four runs in a three-game series against Ole Miss ... Posted three hits in four at bats April 15 against Mississippi State, including two doubles ... Posted a two-run home run, her sixth round-tripper of the season, in a 3-1 win over Tennessee March 18 ... Batted .600 (6 for 10) at the FAU Pepsi Cola Classic March 4-5, finishing with two doubles and three RBI ... Had a 3 for 4 effort against Boston College at the Classic ... Posted an eight-game hit streak that was snapped against Arizona State Feb. 24 ... Was 12 for 17 (.706) with three home runs and 10 RBI during the streak ... Hit home runs in consecutive games Feb. 19 against Mercer and Lipscomb ... Hit her first home run of the season Feb. 10 against Miami (Ohio).

2005 ... First-Team All-SEC ... Batted .324 and was one of three Tigers to start all 68 games ... Hit four home runs and drove in 30 runs ... Hit safely in 46 games ... Named to the Diamond Fun & Sun Classic and Tiger Invitational All-Tournament Teams ... Second on the team with 15 doubles and fifth with 60 hits ... Ended season with 12 multiple-hit games and a career-high 10-game hit streak (April 10-27) ... Also posted a seven-game hit streak ... Second on the team with a .383 batting average in SEC play ... Posted a .433 on-base percentage and .556 slugging percentage against SEC teams ... Eight of her 15 doubles came in 29 conference games ... Posted a career-high four RBI against Kentucky on April 30 ... One of four Tigers to hit a home run against Tennessee on April 10, which tied a program single-game record ... Posted 3-for-4 effort against South Carolina on March 26, then posted three more hits four games later against Mississippi State (April 2).

2004 ... SEC All-Freshman honoree ... Batted .253 and started all 60 games in first collegiate season ... Posted a five-game hitting streak in the postseason, starting May 14 and ending May 20 ... Tied for fourth on team with nine multi-hit games, including three three-hit efforts ... Batted .266 in SEC play and collected eight RBI in 29 games ... Went 3-for-3 with one RBI against Kentucky on May 1 ... Did not strike out in last 22 at bats of the season, a stretch of seven games ... Posted a four-game RBI streak from Feb. 11 to Feb. 14 ... Hit first career home run April 9 against Tennessee.

High School ... Named NFCA Second-Team All-American and first-team All-Southern Region as a senior ... Earned first-team All-State and first-team All-County honors as well as being named team MVP ... Selected to the FACA Florida State Senior All-Star Game ... As a junior, was second-team All-State and first-team All-County ... Named second-team all-county as a sophomore and honorable mention all-county as a freshman ... Won state titles as a freshman in 2000 and a senior in 2003 ... Led team to four straight district and regional titles from 2000-2003 ... Team finished 2003 ranked No. 10 in the nation by the NFCA ... Batted .382 as a senior with two home runs and a .525 slugging percentage ... As a junior, hit .428 with four home runs.

Personal ... Born Feb. 23, 1985 in Miami to Mark and Suzanne Ghezzi ... Has one brother, Andrew, 27, and a sister, Emily, 13 ... Majoring in Hotel and Restaurant Management.