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June 1, 2017
ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM
BAYLOR INVITATIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT
In her first full season of collegiate competition, made 34 appearances and 25 starts in the circle for the Lady Bears ... Had a breakout season, posting a 1.72 ERA and 18-4 record, throwing five complete games, four shutouts, and striking out 142 batters ... 17 strikeouts at Northwestern State (3/8) were the third-most in a single-game in program history ... Led Baylor to a 4-3 win over eventual national champion, Oklahoma, in Norman, holding the Sooners to three runs over 5.0 innings (4/23) ... Spun back-to-back no-hitters in the NCAA Waco Regional, downing Kent State (5/19) and James Madison (5/21), with JMU leading the nation in team batting average entering the contest ... First pitcher in BU history to throw a no-hitter in the NCAA tournament and throw no-no’s in consecutive starts ... Eighth pitcher in NCAA history to throw two no-hitters in the same NCAA tournament ... Named to the All-Big 12 second team ... Named to the Baylor Invitational All-Tournament Team.
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 Panthers 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 ... Played club ball with former Baylor teammate, 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 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.