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Anna

Kufta

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#9

Infield
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.
High School: Huntington Beach

Bio

AS A SOPHOMORE (2018): Academic All-Big Ten...Appeared in 55 games and started in all 55 as team’s primary catcher... ranked second on team in homeruns (3) and RBIs (23)... ranked third on team in on base percentage (.327) and doubles (6)... tied for third in sac bunts (4)... ranked fourth on team in total bases (45)... ranked fifth on team in slugging percentage (.326) and hits (28)... had 202 putouts and 35 assists on the season...  went 1-for-3 against No. 4 UCLA in second game... had a hit and scored two runs in the last two games of the UCLA Tournament against Cal Poly (2/10) and Middle Tennessee (2/11)... went 1-for-3 with a double in win against Delaware (2/1) in first game of the Auburn Invitational... went 1-for-3 with an RBI and scoring a run in win against Iowa State (2/23) in Florida Tournament... went 1-for-3 with an RBI to finish off Florida Tournament against Illinois State (2/25)... had first homerun of the season against Utah (3/8) in Maryland Invitational... had a season high of 10 putouts against Jacksonville (3/9)...went 1-for-3 with an RBI playing third base and shortstop in win against Yale (2/10) to finish the Maryland Invitational... went 1-for-2 starting with an RBI in each of the next six games and hits in the next six of seven games in win against North Dakota (3/17) in third game of Hawaii Tournament... in midst of hot streak,  went 3-for-3 scoring two runs, two RBIs and two doubles in win at Penn State (3/24)... hit second home run of the season and had season high of three RBIs in win against Saint Francis (PA) (4/11)... went 3-for-6 with three RBIs and three runs in series win against Rutgers (4/17)... went 2-for-6 with two runs and two doubles in series at Ohio state (4/27-29)... to finish off regular season, had two RBIs in last game against Michigan State (5/5).

AS A FRESHMAN (2017): Started all 51 games, primarily at shortstop and third base...started one game behind the plate as catcher against Minnesota (2/12)… ranked first on the team in slugging percentage (.484), RBIs (26), home runs (6), triples (4), total bases (77),  and second in runs scored (24)...hit .438 to start her collegiate career with two home runs, two doubles and a team-high four RBIs in five-game tournament at Texas (2/10-2/12)...went 2-for-3 in win over Florida (2/18)...had first career walk-off with a double in the bottom of the seventh in the 5-4 win over Binghamton (3/18)...had second game-winning hit against Penn State in the eleventh inning (4/29)...went 4-for-4 in the first game of the series against Northwestern (4/8)...went 1-for-2 with one RBI in win over Michigan (4/15)...started the season at third base and later made her way over to shortstop with 83 putouts and 98 assists, and nine double plays... blasted her sixth home run of the season to tie the game in the bottom of the third against Wisconsin (5/5).

Before Maryland: First team all-league performer in 2016 & 2014...earned second team all-league honors in 2013 and 2015...2016 second team all-county selection...hit .402 as a senior...team won Sunset League Championship in 2014...Sunset League All-Academic...played club for Firecrackers...won 2016 Premier Girls Fastpitch National Championship.

Personal: Daughter of John Kufta and Mayumi Johnston...has a younger sister Kelli...lists sports hero as Lauren Chamberlain...majoring in criminal justice. 

KUFTA'S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

  Career
Hits 4, vs. Northwestern (4/8/17)
Runs 2, vs. Buffalo (3/18/17)
RBIs 2, six times
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