Jennifer Yuengling-Franquet is considered one of the best catchers and leadoff hitters in the history of the Bucknell softball program. She started 144 out of a possible 145 games in her career and led the Bison to four straight 20-win seasons. Yuengling posted a .397 batting average as a senior, the 11th-best mark in program history, while her .332 career average ranks ninth all-time. She broke school records for career walks (66) and longest hitting streak (20), and her 67 career stolen bases rank second all-time behind only Hall of Famer Lisa Fink. As a junior and senior, Yuengling was a perfect 37-for-37 on stolen-base attempts. On Bucknell's career lists, she also ranks second in runs (111) and fifth in hits (163).
Yuengling was also an outstanding defensive catcher who called pitches behind the plate. For two seasons, she caught a Hall of Fame pitcher in Sharon Nichols. Bucknell compiled a 95-50 record during her career, including a 28-11 season in 1991 and a 27-8 campaign in 1993. Those are the two winningest seasons in program history. Yuengling was named to the All-East Coast Conference Team in 1990 and to the All-Patriot League squad in 1993. She was later named to the Patriot League All-Decade Team.
(Bucknell Hall of Fame Class of 2009)
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