#7 Vanessa Medina
|HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)||Bakersfield, Calif. (Centennial)|
2012: Injury limited her to four appearances... Season's lone hit came against Mississippi State (Feb. 10).
2011: Bounced back from injury to earn the first base job, Medina gave the Lady Bisons good production from that spot... Hit .220 with six home runs and 16 RBI in 41 starts... Home run total tied her for fourth on the team... In more than 230 chances, made only one error in the field... Had seven multi-hit games, including back-to-back games against Indiana State (Feb. 26) and St. Louis (Feb. 27)... Homered twice against Samford (Feb. 25)... Tied career high with four runs batted in, against Providence College (Mar. 19)... Upped her average to .244 with a .439 slugging percentage against in conference play... Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team.
2010: Played in 10 games, started eight ... Hit .364 with 2 home runs and 7 RBI … Posted a .727 slugging percentage and .375 on-base percentage in 22 at-bats before getting injured … Registered two, three-hit games … Went 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles and four runs batted in vs. Oakland in season-opener (Feb. 20) … Hit second home run of the season in second game of the year with two-run bomb against Georgia Southern (Feb. 21) … Reached base all three times against Kansas, going 3-for-3 while scoring a run … Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team.
2009: Played in 36 games, starting 31. …Recorded three multi-hit games, all with two hits. …One multi-RBI game (two vs. Providence, 2/15 in Lafayette, La.). …Two-game hitting streak was longest of the season. …In her 10 games played at first base the Lady Bisons were 10-0. …In her 19 games as designated hitter the Lady Bisons were 16-3. …Also played two games catcher. …Three doubles and six RBI.
High School: Four-year starter at Centennial High School for coach Jayna Chapman. …Led her team to a Division I Section Title in 2008. …Named to the SWYL First Team in 2005 and 2007. …Named SWYL Second Team in 2006 and 2008. …Named All-Area First Team catcher in 2008. …Most Outstanding Defensive Player award in 2007 and 2008. … As a senior, hit .303 with three home runs with 21 RBI. … Threw out two runners and hit the game-winning two-RBI single in the DI Section Title game. …Captain of her high school team. …Also lettered two years in basketball.
Personal: Played for Firecrackers 18 Gold coached by Dan Ristow. …Finished ninth out of 126 teams in 2008 Colorado Fireworks Tournament. …Parents are Norma and Ernie Medina. …Has one brother, Timmy (16), and one sister, Valerie (14). …Major is Public Relations..