Lady Bears push for a ticket to the Women’s College World Series
Lady Bears punch ticket to round of 16 for first time since 2014
Lady Bears take opening round of NCAA Waco Regional
Lady Bears secure third place finish with shutout win over Longhorns
Lady Bears fall to No. 3 Oklahoma State, down No. 5 Iowa State
After a midseason decision to pull her redshirt, made 15 appearances, including four starts in the circle ... Finished her first collegiate season with a 3.35 ERA in 37.2 innings pitched, with a 6-1 record ... Combined in three shutout efforts, totalling 31 strikeouts on the year ... Added a save in her collegiate debut, closing out a 3-0 win over UCF with two strikeouts in 1.1 innings (3/20) ... Picked up her first win in a 4.0 inning effort vs. North Texas (3/30) ... Took three trips to the plate showing her versatility, picking up two hits and driving in two RBI.
Played four years for head coaches Charles Pikas and Greg Applegate, featured as a star pitcher and hitter, for the Pacheco High School Panthers in Los Banos, Calif. ... Helped Pacheco to a 9-4 record as a freshman in 2012 in the Western Athletic Conference, a perfect 12-0 record as a sophomore in 2013, a 7-5 record in 2014, and a 10-2 record as a senior in 2015 ... Helped lead the Panther to a league championship in 2013 and co-league championship in 2015 ... Finished her high school career with a 0.80 ERA and a .411 batting average over four seasons ... Second-team all-state selection by Cal-Hi Sports and WAC League Co-Pitcher of the Year her senior year ... Two-time first-team All-WAC League selection ... MVP Pitcher and Player of the Year selections for the WAC League ... Played club ball for the California Grapettes organization ... Former club teammate of current Baylor infielder Ari Hawkins.
Full name is Gia Natasha Rodoni ... 2015 graduate of Pacheco High School in Los Banos, Calif., earning Honor Roll honors with a GPA over 3.5 ... Born Feb. 20, 1997, in Modesto, Calif. ... Parents are Brian and Michelle Rodoni ... Her father, Brian, was a center for the BYU football team from 1983-+87 ... Volunteered with Special Olympics in high school ... Health Sciences major and hopes to be a pediatric nurse ... Enjoys volleyball, swimming and CrossFit.