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2   Krista Garcia
Krista Garcia

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Tampa, Fla.

High School:
Tampa Catholic

Last College:
Tallahassee Community College

Position:
INF

B/T:
R/R


Sophomore Season at TCC (2013):
Named an all-academic member off the Panhandle Conference as well as an all-state academic performer ... was an All-Panhandle Conference Honorable Mention player ... played 45 games at Tallahassee Community College as a freshman and struck out just seven times in 139 plate appearances ... recorded three doubles, two triples, 18 RBIs and 19 walks ... added 28 runs scored and reached base 37 percent of the time ... graduated her high school with honors.

High School:
A highly-developed player at Tampa Catholic High ... enjoyed four years of being named to the all-county team ... finished her senior year as a member of the all-state team ... played 5 ½ years of travel softball under head coach Joe Bell of the Tampa Mustangs ... qualified and played in the ASA Nationals twice ... her travel ball team finished sixth in the 18U Gold Nationals in San Diego, Calif.

Personal:
Born on March 4, 1994 ... majoring in exercise science ... daughter of Gus and Meri Garcia ... has a brother who boxes for FSU on a club team ... an ACC symbol she would love to be for a day is Osceola ... an opponent she would like to see on FSU's schedule is Arizona State ... says the best part of being an ACC student-athlete is `playing the sport I love at the school I love' ... favorite movie is the Batman Trilogy ... likes anything by Drake ... speaks English and Spanish ... something she cannot live without is her bed ... favorite show is `Boy Meets World' ... her dress style is cute and fun ... wears No. 2 on her jersey because it's been her number her entire life ... one of her superstitions is putting her uniform on a certain way before every game ... an interesting fact about her is she continues to sleep with a lamb stuffed animal every night ... one of her favorite home-cooked meals is vaca frita, which is typically a beef dish ... believes one of the best ways for kids to stay in shape is to keep active outside ... sports idol as a child is Derek Jeter ... would like to meet Derek Jeter someday.

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