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    Gessica Hufnagle

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Middlebury, IN

    High School:
    Northridge

    Height:
    5-6

    Position:
    C/OF

    Birthdate:
    09/23/1984

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R


    Has improved tremendously both on offense and defense ... is in the mix for significant playing time behind the plate in 2007 ... also can provide depth to the outfield/designated player rotation ... team player who brings a solid work ethic to the team every day ... hard to keep her bat out of the lineup ... has earned three monograms.

    AS A JUNIOR (2006): Learned to play the outfield ... rotated as one of Notre Dame's starting outfielders and is capable of outstanding athletic defensive plays ... legged out first triple of career against Brigham Young ... broke open game one at Western Michigan with a two-out, two-RBI single up the middle to give the Irish a 4-0 lead in an eventual 5-0 victory ... carded first three-hit game of her career at Pittsburgh in game two, going three for five with a double and RBI ...one-for-three with a run scored vs. Ball State ... tacked on two insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth inning against Toledo with a two-out two-RBI single ... started at centerfield for the first time in her career during the doubleheader vs. Rutgers, as regular starter Stephanie Brown was sidelined with an illness ... cracked her first career home run vs. Valparaiso on April 27, highlighting a two-forthree performance at the plate ... two-forthree with two singles and a run scored in game two at Seton Hall ... tacked on an key insurance run in the top of the seventh inning in game one at St. John's, hitting a solo home run to represent the final run in Notre Dame's 2-0 victory ... went one-for-three with a run scored in game two at St. John's ... had a two-hit afternoon against UC Santa Barbara at the NCAA's ... picked up a key RBI on a fielders choice hit in the comeback elimination game victory over Southern Illinois at the NCAA Regional.

    AS A SOPHOMORE (2005): Played a key role as a back-up catcher for the Irish ... started 21 games and appeared in 35 contests overall ... threw out four of 20 runners attempting to steal ... hit her first career extra-base hit, a double off the wall, at Purdue (4-1 Irish victory) ... finished one for three with a run scored and sacrifice bunt at Loyola Chicago ... one-for-two with a run scored in game two vs. Valparaiso ... drove in the her second run of the season with an RBI single vs. Nevada ... posted first multi-hit game of her career vs. Campbell, going twofor-three at the plate with an RBI

    AS A FRESHMAN (2004): Appeared in 47 games, both as a pinch runner and as a relief catcher ... made four starts at catcher during the season: vs. Western Michigan (game two), at Seton Hall (game two) and the double header at St. John's ... drove in two runs with a pinch-hit single in game two vs. Pittsburgh ... recorded first career hit vs. Michigan, going one for three at the plate

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-sport standout at Northridge High School in Middlebury, Ind. ... received varsity letters in soccer, basketball and softball all four years of high-school competition ... earned all-state honors as a junior in softball ... helped the softball team earn sectional titles in 1999 and 2000 ... set the school record for points in a single basketball game with 30 during the 2001-02 season ... tore ACL late in her senior soccer season, but still participated in softball in the spring, playing at third base for the first time in her career ... appeared in the Hoosier Diamond softball all-star game in 2002 and the Indiana North-South All-Star game in 2003 ... awarded "Best Bat" trophy for four years in a row (top batting average on team) ... vice president of the National Honor Society at Northridge ... served as a volunteer student tutor ... aunt Lynn (Malocha) Bontrager played volleyball at Xavier ... uncle Bruce Anglemayer played football at Ball State ... oldest of two children (brother, Tyler) ... born Sept. 23, 1984, in Sturgis, Mich. ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters with a double major in design and psychology.

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