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Marissa Menendez

Marissa Menendez

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Tampa, Fla.

High School:
Chamberlain HS

Height:
5-5

Position:
IF

B/T:
L/R

03/27/2012

UCF Places 221 Student-Athletes on C-USA Academic Honor Roll

The Knights rank first among all league public institutions for the sixth-consecutive year.

03/07/2012

UCF Softball Sweeps Midweek Doubleheader Over Georgetown

The Knights have won 10 in a row.

03/02/2012

UCF Softball Sweeps Opening Day of Spring Fling Tournament vs. Penn and Jacksonville

UCF has won six-consecutive games.

02/25/2012

UCF Softball Rides Swan's Bat and Dominant Pitching to Two Wins on Saturday

Swan knocks in five runs in two games.

02/23/2012

UCF Softball loses a hearbreaker at No. 25 Florida State

UCF loses two leads in defeat to the Seminoles.

CAREER ACCOLADES
• 2010 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
• 2x C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll Member

2012 - JUNIOR SEASON

2011 - SOPHOMORE SEASON
• C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll
• One of only four Knights to start all 54 games
• Started 46 games at first base and eight at second base
• Ranked second in C-USA with five sacrifice flies, which also tied the UCF single-season record
• Tied for the team-lead with 23 RBI and seven doubles
• Led the Knights with six multiple-RBI games, while also tallying five multiple-hit games
• Ranked fifth on the team with 35 hits
• Held a four-game hitting streak from April 22-30
• Scored four game-winning runs and posted three game-winning RBI
• Posted two RBI in the series finale vs. Marshall (4/17)
• Drew a career-high three walks in the opener vs. the Thundering Herd (4/16)
• Went 2-for-3 with two RBI in game two at East Carolina (4/9)
• Put together a 2-for-3 performance at the plate in the nightcap at Tulsa (3/19)
• Hit her only home run of the season in the series finale vs. UTEP (3/13)
• Drove in two runs vs. North Carolina (3/8)
• Was 2-for-2 with two RBI vs. North Florida (2/27)
• Posted two hits and two RBI with one run scored vs. Miami (Ohio) (2/19)
• Tallied a hit and drove in a pair of runs in the season-opener vs. Utah State (2/11)

2010 - FRESHMAN SEASON
• C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll
• Started all 59 games, the only freshman to do so for the Knights
• Led Conference USA with 14 double-plays turned
• Ranked in C-USA's top-10 in sac bunts (5th/9) and triples (7th/3)
• Totaled three game-winning RBI, including one against both No. 7 Alabama and No. 16 Tennessee
• Tallied 18 hits, five runs, five RBI, two doubles and a home run in C-USA games
• Ranked second on the squad in sac bunts (8) and third in sac flies (1)
• Was fifth on the team in hits (40), stolen bases (6), walks (14) and total bases (53)
• Had the sixth best batting average (.240) on the squad
• Had nine multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games
• Held a seven-game hitting streak
• Hit a two-RBI triple against No. 6 Florida (3/31)
• Went 2-for-3 in the win over No. 22 Ohio State (3/24)
• Stole a career-best two bases in the opener vs. Houston (3/20)
• Drove in the game-winning run vs. No. 7 Alabama (2/28)
• Had two hits, two RBI, which included the game-winner, and scored a run in her collegiate debut vs. No. 16 Tennessee (2/13)

Prior to UCF
• Was a four-year letterwinner in both softball and volleyball at Chamberlain HS
• Earned Prime Time Player of the Year honors as a senior
• Was named first team all-state in 2009
• Earned a spot on the All-Western Conference First Team in her final campaign
• Garnered second team all-state accolades as a freshman
• Also received her squad's Rookie of the Year award in 2006
• Her travel team, the Gold Coast Hurricanes, took home runner-up honors at the ASA Gold Nationals
• Earned her team's Best Offensive Player award as a sophomore in 2007
• Also played travel ball for Team Florida
• Played softball for head coach Bobby Diaz

Personal
• Born in Tampa, Fla.
• Daughter of Vince and Anita Menendez
• Majoring in nursing

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