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Jania Shinhoster

Jania Shinhoster

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

High School:
Gulliver Prep

Height:
5-5

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
11/28/1982

2004: Was named to the Atlantic Sun preseason all-conference team, first team all-conference, and to the all-tournament team...was one of two Knights to play in all 63 games...started every game in centerfield...was second on the team behind Stephanie Best in hits (63), home runs (10), runs scored (40), RBI's (41), total bases (109), and slugging percentage (.586)...was also second on the team in stolen bases (16) and multi-hit games (16)...hit .446 with runners in scoring position, and converted on a team-high 11 of 13 chances with a runner on third base with less than two outs...17 of her 41 RBI's were with two outs...only committed one error defensively, and accumulated 69 put-outs, tops on the UCF outfield...hit .407 against left-handed pitching...went 2-3 with a home run and two RBI's in game two of doubleheader against Bethune-Cookman (01/27)...was 3-4 with two runs scored and two RBI's against McNeese (02/06)...cracked a grand slam in the sixth inning against Canisius (02/29)...went 2-3 with a run scored and two stolen bases against Furman (03/04), and boosted her average over .300 where it would remain for the rest of the season...was 1-3 with a solo home run against Eastern Tennessee State (03/12)...went 2-3 with two runs scored in second game of doubleheader against Jacksonville (03/21)...was 3-5 with a double, a home run, and three RBI's in game two against Belmont (03/27)...followed that up with a 2-3 performance, including a three run homer in game one against Gardner-Webb (04/04)...finished 6-16 with eight RBI's against GWU and Campbell (04/08)...reached safely with a hit in 12 of 14 games from March 13-April 8...went 1-2 with a RBI triple in game two against Florida State (04/10)...hit game tying home run in the seventh inning in the second game of a doubleheader against Stetson (04/29)...was a flawless 3-3 with a double, a stolen base, and two runs scored in the second game against USF (05/07)...started the A-Sun tournament with a three-run blast in the first inning against Mercer (05/13)...went 1-3 with a 2 RBI double in a 2-1 victory over Stetson in the A-Sun tournament (05/15)...finished the season with a six-game hitting streak.

2003: Started all 68 games in centerfield...selected to the Atlantic Sun All-Conference Team...tied Stephanie Best for the team lead in stolen bases with 14...batting average was the fourth best on the team at .284...fifth on UCF in both slugging percentage (.447) and on base percentage (.369)...45 runs scored was the third most on the team and the fourth most in the conference...had the third most doubles (13) and homeruns (6) on the team...second on the team with 96 total bases and fourth with 29 walks... went 4-7 with four RBIs, six runs scored and a double in series versus Morris Brown (2/1-2/2)...hit her first triple of the season in win over Charleston Southern (3/1)...2-3 with two homeruns and a stolen base versus Gardner-Webb (3/3)...2-4 with a double and two runs scored versus Detroit (3/5)...recorded a homerun, a double, three runs and two RBIs while going 3-4 in win over Stony Brook (3/9)...earned A-Sun Player of the Week honors on March 10...went 2-3 and recorded a double, two RBIs and a run scored against Bucknell (3/13)...3-4 with a double, a triple, a homerun, two RBIs and four runs scored versus Campbell (3/15)...went 3-5 with a run scored in the win over Columbia (3/18)...a flawless 3-3 with two doubles and two runs scored versus Belmont (4/5)...1-3 with an RBI and a season-high four putouts vs. Jacksonville State (4/11)...hit two doubles and scored a run against Jacksonville (4/13)...member of the Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team.

2002: Started as UCF's lead-off hitter and centerfielder in 63 of 64 games...named to the Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team...also earned Louisville Slugger/NFCA First Team All-Southeast Region...among the conference's top five leaders in RBIs, runs scored, hits, doubles, triples, home runs, total bases and stolen bases...one of three players in the conference to be named Atlantic Sun Player of the Week twice...led the team in home runs with 12...4-18 with four RBIs and three home runs at the UCF/Triple Crown Tournament (2/8-10)...named to the All-Tournament Team and selected A-Sun Player of the Week for her efforts...was 3-4 with two RBIs, one double and one home run against Georgia State (2/15)...went a perfect 4-4 with three RBIs, a double and a home run in the win over Gardner Webb (2/16)...had a twelve-game hitting streak from March 10-17, going 23-42 with 17 RBIs, six doubles, three triples and one homer ...2-4 with two RBIs and two stolen bases in the win over Liberty (3/11)...2-4 with four RBIs and two doubles against Butler (3/14)...3-4 with two RBIs and one home run against UNC-Greensboro (3/22)...3-4 with two RBIs and one home run vs. Ohio State (3/23)...2-4 with three RBIs and one homer in the win over Southern Conn. St. (3/26)...2-3 with a double and one RBI against Troy State (4/5)....2-6 with one RBI, one double and three runs scored in the doubleheader against Mercer (4/7)...2-4 with one RBI, one double and two runs scored against Belmont in first game of doubleheader (3/20).

Prior to UCF: Three-sport athlete at Gulliver Prep School...played softball under Coach Mark Shusterman...four-time all-county...finalist for the Miami Herald Athlete of the Year as a senior...school's athlete of the year...guided Gulliver Prep to two state championships...two-time MVP of both the volleyball and basketball teams... played for Hank Owens and the Miami Mini-Canes.

Personal: Born Nov. 28, 1982 in Miami... daughter of Jean Shinhoster.

About Me:
Dream Car as a Teenager: Acura
Car I Drive Now: Malibu
Favorite CD: Usher - Confessions
On My Nightstand: Clock, Bible, and Phone
Favorite Food: Chicken Alfredo
Celebrity Dream Date: Usher
Childhood Nickname: Nay
TV Show I Stay Home to Watch: Fear Factor
Phobia: Spiders
Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby
Dream Vacation Destination: Australia
Childhood Hero: Sheryl Swoopes
Person I Admire Most: Mom

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