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    Jillian Ortega
    20 Jillian Ortega
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Aberdeen, N.J.

    High School:
    Matawan Regional

    Position:
    SS/3B

    B/T:
    R/R

    2008 (Junior): Named to the All-BIG EAST First Team for the second straight year... appeared in all 50 games on the season for the Huskies... finished with a .333 batting average knocking in 51 hits, 18 RBI and a .523 slugging average... recorded a team-high 21 walks... went 2-for-5 against Buffalo (3/2) knocking in three runs... was 2-for-4 against Providence (3/29) garnering another three RBIs... Accounted for four of the runs scored against Central Connecticut (4/3) in the 9-1 victory... was a perfect 4-for-4 against Rutgers (4/20) on her birthday scoring four runs in the 7-4 win... helped UConn to a 6-5 victory over Syracuse (5/8) in the first round of the BIG EAST tournament going 3-for-5 with one run scored.

    2007 (Sophomore): An All-BIG EAST First Team Selection...also garnered NFCA All-Region First Team accolades...started all 43 games in 2007 splitting time between third base and shortstop...led the team at the plate with a .352 batting average with 50 hits on 142 at-bats...tallied six home runs, tied for eighth-best in a single-season at UConn...tied for eighth on the UConn career home run list with 10 in just two seasons...collected a team-high 32 RBI to rank 10th best in a season at UConn...led the team in doubles with 10, ranking 10th for most in a single season at UConn...notched five RBI including two doubles and a triple against North Carolina A&T (3/24) at the Elon Invitational...also had five RBI against St. John's (3/31) and Central Connecticut (4/19)...had two hits in the win over No. 21 California (3/9)...finished with three RBI against Syracuse (3/25)...blasted two home runs against St. John's (3/31) and finished the doubleheader going 6-for-7 from the plate...had the game-winning single against Central Connecticut (4/19).

    2006 (Freshman): Earned All-BIG EAST Second Team honors...led the team in slugging percentage with .521... was second on the team in batting average (.329), runs scored (29), doubles (11), RBI (30), home runs (7) and on base percentage (.406)...started all 48 games as a true freshman...recorded a triple with three RBI in first collegiate game against Marshall (3/3)...had a double against Florida State (3/7)...tallied two RBI on a triple against Bradley (3/11)...scored first collegiate home run against Boston College (3/22)...had two hits, both doubles, against DePaul (4/2)...recorded four hits with a double and a home run for three RBI against Boston University (4/18)...knocked out her third home run of the season against Seton Hall (4/22)...tallied two RBI against St. John's (4/26)...had three hits which included a home run and a double in game two with St. John's (4/26)...recorded three RBI against Pittsburgh (4/30).

    High School:
    Four-time letterwinner at Matawan Regional...earned All-Division honors twice...named All-Monmouth County three times...second team All-Shore in 2004...first-team All-Shore and second team All-State in 2005...Monmouth County Directors of Athletics Sportsmanship Award in 2005...Matawan Regional Female Athlete of the Year in 2005...team captain her junior and senior seasons...also earned three letters in basketball and tennis...two time Maroon and Steel Award winner...member of National Honor Society and Foreign Language Honor Society...a member of the honor roll.

    Personal: A pre-kinesiology major at UConn...born April 20, 1987.