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Katie ZavodnyClass: Sophomore
Previous School: Jay M. Robinson HS
Hometown: Concord, N.C.
2011 (Fr.): Appeared in 56 games, making 43 starts … made 24 starts as the designated player and 19 in center field … batted .288 (38-for-132) with two doubles, four RBIs and 32 runs scored … placed second in the Big South with 26 stolen bases, the third-most steals in a single-season in program history and most since Libi Cook's 30 steals in 1999 … already ranks eighth all-time at Liberty in career stolen bases … led team with eight sacrifice bunts … went 2-for-3 with a stolen base in first career game, versus Iowa State (Feb. 25) … had nine multiple-hit games … stole two bases on four occasions … posted 4-for-4 hitting game with two stolen bases and two runs scored versus Long Island (March 18) … went 3-for-3 with career-high three runs scored against Cornell (March 24) … posted pair of 2-for-3 games in Big South tournament, including during the Big South final against Radford (May 14) … made career-best six putouts versus Texas Tech (March 20) … named to Big South Presidential Honor Roll.
Prep: Graduated from Jay M. Robinson High School … played center field for the varsity team all four years … named all-conference as a sophomore and as a junior … also named all-district, all-region and all-state during her junior year … ended her career with a .445 batting average and a .558 on-base percentage … played travel ball with The Magic from age 10 until her senior year in high school.
Personal: Daughter of Jon and Kelli Zavodny … majoring in sports management … birthday is June 20.