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19   Shundra Colzie
Shundra Colzie

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miami, FL

High School:
Gulliver Prep

Last College:
Santa Fe Community College

Position:
OF


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2003
§ After slow start to 2003, no player picked up the level of her game as much as Shundra did over the last month of the season.
§ Raised her average 130 points since the beginning of March and 104 points over the last two months.
§ Seven multi-hit games in her last 16 outings.
§ The senior appeared in 51 games and made 45 starts, mostly at designated player and in the outfield.
§ She is in the top five for slugging percentage, on base percentage, sac bunts and steals.
§ Fourth in the squad with 12 two-out RBIs and tied for third with four game-winning RBIs.
§ Registered nine multi-hit games in 2003.

ACC
§ Started all eight ACC games for FSU.
§ Second on the team with two doubles.
§ Amongst the league leaders for steals.
§ Fifth in conference games for doubles, fourth for steals and amongst the leaders for RBIs.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS
Went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base in the first game of the season against Georgia Southern…picked up two walks and another stolen base in game two…hit .333 (2-for-6) versus Auburn with a double, two runs scored, two walks and one RBI…against Florida A&M, she had a hit, a run and an RBI…went 1 for 1 with an RBI as a pinch hitter versus then-No. 18 Pacific…went 1 for 2 with a run scored and an RBI against the Orangewomen…scored the game-tying run versus Boston on Elisa Vasquez’s HR…then started back-to-back games going three for eight with two RBIs…recorded a game-winning RBI in the bottom of the 8th versus Georgia State that gave FSU the 2003 Buzz Classic Championship…in the win over Florida A&M she went 2 for 4 with a run scored and two RBIs. Both her RBIs came with two outs and her first RBI of the day was the game-winner…in game two of FSU’s sweep of North Carolina, Colzie went 2 for 4 with a double in Florida State’s 4-0 win…went a perfect 4 for 4 against Furman setting a new career best for hits in a game as she also scored two runs and drove in an RBI…had a huge series against Florida as she went 2 for 4 in both games and picked up an RBI in FSU’s 7-3 game two victory…had a monster series at Georgia Tech as FSU completed the first 8-0 regular ACC season ever…went 2 for 2 with a triple, a run scored and the game winning RBI in game one…followed up by going 1 for 3 with two more RBIs and a double…ranked third on the team with a .500 batting average during the ACC Tournament. Had three hits in six at bats with one walk and one hit by pitch…was tied for second on the team with a .625 on base average. In eight at bats she had a .625 on base percentage…was tied for the team lead with three runs scored. Scored a team-high two runs in Florida State’s victory over Georgia Tech in the second game of the tournament…the team leader and only Seminole with multiple extra base hits. Smacked a double in game one against Virginia and slugged a home run in the championship game against the Cavaliers…ranked second on the team (behind Lesley Palmer) with a 1.167 slugging percentage she was credited with seven total bases in six at bats…hit a two-run shot to leftfield to put the Seminoles up 9-2 in the fifth inning of the championship game. Her blast scored Robyn Larsson who had walked to lead off the inning…had at least one hit in two of the three games and recorded a tournament high two hits in the tournament opening game against Virginia…doubled and scored the Seminoles’ third run in their seven-run second inning during the first game against Virginia. Also banged out her tournament-high second hit of the game with a single to right in the third to help the Seminoles to an 8-0 lead after three innings…Florida State’s third leading hitter in the NCAA Tournament…batted .333 going 2 for 6.

2002: The junior college transfer was one of FSU’s top newcomers and was a key contributor during FSU’s run to the College World Series semi-finals… started 54 games including all nine NCAA Regional and College World Series games…led all six of FSU’s newcomers in batting average (.297), triples (3) and home runs (5)…showed surprising power at the plate hitting five home runs, which is more than any team leader in five of the last seven seasons…four of her five home runs came versus NCAA Tournament and College World Series teams…she was second on the squad in stolen bases (13)…was third on the team in batting average, on base percentage (.416) and home runs…ranked fourth among Seminoles in runs scored (37), triples (3), slugging percentage (.437) and walks (28)…after a solid opening to the season, Colzie exploded in a 28-game span down the stretch as she adjusted to the D-I game. She hit .366, scored 18 runs, had a double, three triples and three home runs and knocked in eight RBIs…slugged .592 compared to .250 in the first half of the season and hit safely in seven straight games and in 21 of her last 26…her hot play down the stretch led to a remarkable postseason leading all starters in batting average (.276), runs (4), hits (8), home runs (1), total bases (11), slugging percentage (.379) and fielding percentage (1.000)…recorded her first career hit in a 7-0 win over Georgia Southern and scored the winning run...scored the second game-winning run of her FSU career versus Mercer…had a huge weekend at the Seminole Invitational…in three games, she hit .500 (4-for-8) with her first home run as a Seminole, two RBIs, four runs scored, three walks and two stolen bases. Colzie’s two-run home run in the seventh inning against Auburn sparked a four-run, come from behind victory…knocked in a run versus No. 14 DePaul at the Kia Klassic…had the third longest hit streak on the team this year with seven…during the seven game hit streak against ranked-teams at the Seminole Invitational and Kia Klassic, Colzie was 7-for-19 while scoring five runs and knocking in three RBIs…had a huge week at the Buzz Classic Tournament…Colzie opened tournament play with a 2-for-3 day versus Campbell as she drove in two runs and recorded a double…followed that up by going 2-for-4 with a home run, an RBI and a run scored versus UNCG…hit another HR versus Princeton the next day…versus UCF she had two more hits, another RBI, scored two more runs and drew two walks…went 3-for-6 and slugged .833 in the April 6th doubleheader versus FAMU….she scored four runs in the two games and recorded the first triple of her FSU career…upped her average with a 4-for-9 week at the plate and scored two runs in the series versus UAB…exploded against ACC-rival Georgia Tech as she went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, three runs scored and two walks…Colzie set the tone for the key Jacket series by homering in FSU’s first at bat of the doubleheader…in game two, she scored a run and had an RBI in a 4-2 win…versus rival Florida, she hit .429 going 3-for-7 and scoring a run in the doubleheader…continued swinging a hot bat against conference foe North Carolina as she hit .500 in the two games, posting a triple, scoring two runs and drawing a couple walks…against Jacksonville State, Colzie showed her patience at the plate walking three times, stealing a base and scoring three runs as the Seminoles swept the doubleheader from the Gamecocks…had a career high in putouts with four versus Troy State, while posting a .500 average going 3-for-6 with three RBIs and two runs scored...first hit of the NCAA Regionals, a single, came in the sixth inning versus Georgia Tech and was one of three Florida State hits on the day…2-for-4 at the plate with two singles including a bunt base hit in the eighth-inning in an elimination game versus UTC…her bunt single in the eighth allowed Shandra Colzie to advance to third and set up the play on which the Seminoles’ scored the game-winning run…moved into the leadoff spot in the batting order in the championship round of the regional against the Yellow Jackets…batted in the leadoff spot in the Regional Championship game and responded with a 1-for-3 outing with one run scored and one walk…was a key contributor in FSU’s monumental opening round upset of No. 1 UCLA at the 2002 Women’s College World Series…went 2-for-4 off first team All-American Keira Goerl, which marked the first time in more than 10 years that any Seminole recorded two hits in a game versus UCLA…recorded a run, walk and stolen base in FSU’s win over Nebraska that vaulted the Seminoles into the WCWS semi-finals…had another huge game against arguably one of the greatest college pitchers ever to play the game…Colzie went 2-for-5 with a home run off 2001 College Player of the Year Jennie Finch…Colzie’s home run in the fifth inning was her first of the Women’s College World Series and was the first extra base hit given up by Arizona’s Finch in last year’s tournament. It was also the first home run given up by Finch since May 10, 2002 at UCLA in a 4-2 loss to the Bruins. Overall, Colzie improved to 4-for-9 against the nation’s two best pitchers in Goerl and Finch.

Junior College: Named to NFCA All-Region second team at Santa Fe Community College…selected to the NJCAA All-Region 1st team, All-State 1st team, All-Mid-Florida Conference 1st team and Tallahassee Community College Tournament All-Tournament team…Mid-Florida Academic Scholar Athlete.

High School: Named Miami Herald All-Dade first team 1998-1999…also named Gulliver Prep Defensive Player of the Year.

Personal: Member of the Dean’s List in the spring and fall of 2002…named to the 2002 ACC Academic Honor Roll…brother is former Seminole football great James Colzie...major is elementary education…born August 27, 1981.

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