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Karen Niwinski

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Newtown, Pa.

High School:
Council Rock H.S.

Height:
5-8

Position:
1B / 2B

Birthdate:
02/04/1980

VILLANOVA
A 2001 Second Team All-Big East selection ? Finishes her career with a .265 batting average, two home runs, eight doubles, 26 RBI, 49 runs scored, and 23 stolen bases.

Karen Niwinski


2002: One of the three Team Captains ? Saw action in 54 games, starting 36 primarily as the designated player ? Started 10 games at second base ? Hit .273 (30-for-110) at the plate with one home run, two doubles ? Stole six bases on eight attempts ? Her three-run home run against Virginia Tech (4/14/02) clinched a 4-2 Wildcat victory ? Went 3-for-3 against Bucknell (4/9/02) with two runs and one RBI ? Committed three errors in 92 attempts for a .968 fielding percentage.

2001: Second Team All-Big East selection ... District 2 Verizon Academic All-American... Big East Academic All-Star ... Batted .238 (25-of-105) with, two doubles and six RBI ... Saw action in 42 games, starting 36 ... Was perfect in the field recording 32 putouts and two assists.

2000: Hit .300 in 40 at bats ... Played in 36 games ... Compiled 12 hits, four doubles, eight runs, and five runs batted in ... Stole five bases in six attmepts ... Was perfect in the field in recording 24 putouts and one assist.

1999: Hit .273 and stole eight bases on ten attempts ... Got the first hit of her career versus St. Francis (Pa.) on 2/28/99 ... Went 2-for-3 against Lafayette on 4/15/99 with a stolen base and a run scored ... Batted 2-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, and two steals versus Maryland-Baltimore County on 4/17/99.

High School: Earned three varsity letters in softball for head coach Jim Applegate ... Added four varsity letters in tennis ... Suburban I All-League softball selection in 1997 and 1998 ... Coaches Award recipient in 1998 ... Voted most dependable in 1995 ... Holds the career record for putouts at first base with 608 ... Four-time Suburban I All-League tennis player for coach Ray Dugan ... Tennis team Most Valuable Player in 1997... Three year member of the distinguished honor roll.

Personal: Mathematics major ... One of three children of Thomas and Delores Niwinski ... Has two sisters: Kathy (24) and Tina (16) ... Played for the Middletown Maddness Under-18 summer league team ... Born 2/4/80.

Karen's Career Stats

YearGPGSABRHRBIAvg.BBSO2B3BHRTBSBSlg%
1999 (Fr.)37165518153.27358001188.327
2000 (So.)368408125.30025400165.400
2001 (Jr.)423610510256.23838200274.257
2002 (Sr.)5436110133012.273513201356.318
Career Stats16996310498226.26515348029623.310
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