Buckeyes hoping to build on last year’s NCAA Tournament berth
Includes B1G Distinguished Scholars Jayla Saibene, Maddy McIntyre
Buckeyes make first NCAA appearance since 2010
Ohio State tops Marist, 6-1, faces Tennessee tomorrow
Buckeyes head to Knoxville Regional, will face Arizona
2016 (Redshirt Senior Season): Second team All-Big Ten and Big Ten All-Defensive team … three-time team captain … .979 fielding percentage with 101 putouts and 85 assists at shortstop … hit .316 – fourth highest on the team – with 20 extra base hits (13 doubles, four home runs, three triples) … walk-off home runs vs. Maryland (3/26) and Michigan State (5/7) … walk-off single to complete four-run seventh inning vs. Purdue (4/24) … grand slam vs. Wisconsin (4/1) … hit a team-best .422 with runners in scoring position (19-for-45) … 14 multi-hit games and nine multi RBI performances … .456 on-base percentage with a team-high 33 walks … finished second in school history with 128 walks … OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2015 (Redshirt Junior Season): Second team All-Big Ten ... returned from an injury that cost her the majority of the 2014 season and was a steady force in the Buckeyes' offense ... fifth on the team with a .378 average, over 100 points higher than the last time she played a full season in 2013 ... second on the squad in home runs with 14 ... led the team in on-base percentage (.540 with a team-high 41 walks), runs scored (55), OPS (1.335) and third with 50 RBI ... she and Caitlin Conrad were members of the 50/50 club, the first teammates in history to do so ... hit .367 with 27 runs scored (sixth most in the Big Ten), 23 RBI, a .817 slugging percentage and .519 on-base percentage in Big Ten-only games ... ended the season by reaching base in 27 straight games ... 13 multi-hit games and 15 multi-RBI contests ... in a doubleheader vs. Pittsburgh (3/31), went 4-for-6 with seven RBI and three doubles ... second in the Big Ten in on-base percentage and fourth in slugging ... hit .488 with runners in scoring position and .415 with two outs ... 19 two-out RBI ... her 50 RBI were sixth most in single-season history and 55 runs were second most ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2014 (Junior Season): Saw limited action due of injury ... appeared in 15 games, primarily as a pinch-runner.
2013 (Sophomore Season): Started all 56 games at shortstop ... hit .270 with 37 hits, 28 RBI, 10 doubles and three home runs ... had seven multiple hit and eight multiple RBI games ... notched a team-high 46 walks, second most in the Big Ten ... hit .281 with runners in scoring position (16-of-57) ... went 1-for-2 with three RBI in the season-opener against Elon (Feb. 8) ... hit a three-run home run in a 4-0 win against Pittsburgh (March 15) ... went 2-for-2 with a season-high three runs scored in a 14-6 win against Minnesota ... was selected as an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2012 (Freshman Season): Played in 28 games and started in 27 ... had a batting average of .233, hitting 17 times on 73 at-bats ... had 15 RBI, including a career-high three RBI vs. Buffalo (April 4) ... slugged a percentage of .329 ... recorded her first RBI double vs. Long Beach State (Feb 18) ... hit one home run vs. Buffalo (April 4) ... had a game-winning two-run, two-out walk-off single on a 3-2 count in bottom of the seventh inning vs. Dayton (April 11) ... was selected as an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Most outstanding player on offense and defense for Coach Summer Downs at Rancho Bernardo High ... Palamar League champions as a sophomore and junior ... 2009 CIF champions ... school scholar-athlete ... also a four-year letter winner in field hockey and basketball, the first 12-letter winner in Rancho Bernardo history ... also played shortstop for The Next Level travel team.
Personal: Majoring in marketing ... daughter of Marc and Mandy McIntyre ... has two younger sisters, Tori and Olivia ... hobby is surfing.
Buckeye Spotlight - Anna Kirk