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...plans on majoring in criminal justice.
KUFTA'S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS
|Hits||4, vs. Northwestern (4/8/17)|
|Runs||2, vs. Buffalo (3/18/17)|
|RBIs||2, six times|