Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Lovieanne Jung
Lovieanne Jung

RS Senior

Fountain Valley Calif.

Last College:
Fresno St.




Arizona: Jung’s outstanding junior year and summer play on the USA Team makes her a contender for National Player of the Year honors in 2003 as among the top hitters in the nation... A vital player both defensively and offensively for the Wildcats in 2002, Jung started all 67 games at shortstop... Indisputably the most powerful leadoff hitter in UA history... Jung led the team in batting average (.364), runs (64), hits (75), extra-base hits (31) and walks (44), with 16 home runs and 40 runs batted in out of the leadoff spot... Jung was named first-team All-Pac-10 and Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week on March 25 when she had a .400 batting average, four runs, two home runs and six RBI over three games against No. 18 Louisiana-Lafayette... Jung had an impressive 23 multiple-hit games... Tied for a team-best 10-game hitting streak at one point in 2002... Drew 44 bases on balls, No. 5 in UA single-season history... Against Washington on April 5, 2002, her solo home run in the fifth inning helped the Cats to a 1-0 win... In October, Jung was named a finalist for the USA National Softball Training Team... A two-time All-American, Jung was a key addition to the Wildcat lineup after redshirting in 2001 following a transfer to UA from Fresno State in fall 2000...

Fresno State: Led the Bulldogs with a .391 batting average and banged out 19 extra-base hits for a team-best .512 slugging percentage her sophomore year in 2000... Earned third-team All-America honors as a second baseman... Power or bat control player who drove in 34 runs and had six sacrifice hits.. Seven stolen bases in seven attempts... Finished her career at Fresno State with a batting average of .359, 7 home runs, 84 RBI and 158 hits, plus started 141 of 142 games... Hit .330 as a freshman in 1999 in earning third-team All-America honors, also at second base... Was named to All-College World Series team after hitting .500 in Oklahoma City... Western Athletic Conference All-Academic... Played on 1999 USA Junior World team.

High School: Fountain Valley High School, Westminster, Calif., 1998... Highly recruited player who opted for defending NCAA titlist Fresno State...