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April 2016

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CAVALIER SPORTS GETTING TO KNOW THIRD-YEAR SOFTBALL PLAYER KAITLIN FITZGERALD If Virginia third-year infielder Kaitlin Fitzgerald was an actress in a Broadway play, critics might say she began her Virginia softball career to rave reviews. Fitzgerald, a native of Placentia, Calif., transferred to Virginia after one season at St. John's. As a sec- ond-year, she led the Cavaliers in batting average (.360), hits (52) and RBI (42) in 2015. She also was second on the team with a .506 slug- ging percentage and had a .404 on-base percent- age. Most impressive was the fact Fitzgerald was the 14th-toughest player in the country to strike out, averaging 28.7 at-bats per strikeout. At season's end, Fitzgerald was voted to the Vir- ginia Sports Information Directors All-State First Team. Fitzgerald was batting a modest .277 through 37 games this season, but she was tied for second on the team with 26 hits and tied for second with 14 RBI. In addition, she had struck out only three times in 100 plate appearances. My advice to student-athletes is: Have great time management between classes and competi- tion. Fitzgerald led the Cavaliers in batting average (.360), hits (52) and RBI (42) in 2015. PHOTO BY JIM DAVES/COURTESY UVA

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