Karisa Medrano Biography
8 Karisa Medrano
At a glance: Will continue to play in the outfield while playing a larger role on the pitching staff ... continuing to get comfortable in the outfield after playing primarily pitcher and shortstop in high school and club ... triple threat at the plate.
2010 (Junior Season): Started 18 games and appeared in 27 for the Buckeyes ... batted .250 in 52 at bats ... had 13 RBI, including three RBI vs. Ohio University in game one (March 31) and two RBI vs. Fresno St. (Feb. 26) ... committed only one error and earned a fielding percentage of .889 ... also appeared for the Buckeyes as a pitcher ... posted a 2.42 ERA in five appearances ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree... OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2009 (Sophomore Season): Appeared in 30 games, starting in 14 ... recorded eight hits and accounted for five runs ... hit a double vs. Cleveland State (Feb. 6) to open the season ... pinch hit vs. Loyola Marymount and recorded two RBI Feb. 21 ... finished the season with 1.000 fielding percentage, completing seven putouts.
2008 (Freshman Season): Started in 38 games and appeared in 44 overall ... finished the season with a 1.000 fielding percentage ... hit a double at Fla. International Feb. 16 ... scored 14 runs with a total of 26 hits ... had 121 at bats ... hit .170 in Big Ten games ... went 2-3 in first collegiate start Feb. 16 ... batted .353 in Palm Springs Feb. 22-24 with a 4-5 effort against Fordham, tying the OSU freshman hit record ... also pitched four innings of relief between two games.
Prior to Ohio State: Pitched and played shortstop in high school ... was an NFCA All-West Region first-team selection ... was a four-year starter... earned first-team all-district honors at shortstop four-consecutive years and was named the District Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007 ... was named second-team all-metro at shortstop in 2005 and earned first-team honors as a pitcher in 2006 and 2007 ... helped lead St. Pius X to four-consecutive district softball championships and two volleyball championships ... team was state runner-up in softball in 2007 ... also lettered in volleyball and was the 2007 volleyball Gatorade Player of the Year.
Personal: Daughter of Oscar and the late Kathryn Medrano ... has a older brother, Jose (26) ... has ambitions to help other individuals with their softball career after graduation ... enjoys going to the movies with friends, spending time with her family, hiking, pottery and searching on her Grandfathers land ... brother played football for the University of New Mexico.