Bucknell Softball BIO
24 Meghan Kovac
Career: Two-time All-Patriot League (First Team in 2017, Second Team in 2016) ... one-time First Team ECAC All-Star ... one-time Preseason All-Patriot League ... school's single-season record holder in doubles (20) ... ranks top-10 on program's career list in batting average, doubles, home runs, and RBIs ... two-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
2017 (Junior): Second Team All-Patriot League ... Preseason All-Patriot League ... one-time Patriot League Player of the Week (2/28) ... top three in the Patriot League in batting average (.361, 48-133), slugging (.540), and RBIs (36) ... RBI total was the third-best in program history ... finished with seven doubles, one triple, five home runs, and 10 walks ... led the team with 15 multi-hit games ... had eight games with multiple RBIs ... went 3-for-5 with a grand slam and five RBIs in a 15-11 win over Quinnipiac ... also hit a home run in wins over Hampton, Mount St. Mary's, and Robert Morris, and in a loss to Penn State ... earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
2016 (Sophomore): First Team All-Patriot League ... First Team ECAC All-Star ... started all 50 games at first base ... ranked first in the conference in average (.399), slugging (.649), RBIs (40) ... doubles (20), and home runs (6) ... set Bucknell's single-season doubles record with 20 ... had the second most hits (67) and RBIs (40) in program history ... had 20 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI games ... opened the season with a 13-game hitting streak and 14-game on-base streak ... hit .381 with runners in scoring position, including 6-for-8 with the bases loaded ... hit a go-ahead grand slam in the top of the sixth inning in a 4-3 win at Colgate ... also had a home run in games against UMass, Rider, Holy Cross, Lafayette, and Saint Francis ... went 4-for-5 with a double in a 12-4 win over UNCW ... earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
2015 (Freshman): Started all 55 games in her rookie season ... hit .276 (43-156) with 10 doubles, one triple and one home run ... added 12 walks, 14 runs and stole four bases on five attempts ... had nine multi-hit games, including a 3-for-3 day against Lehigh in the championship game of the Patriot League Tournament ... named to the Patriot League All-Tournament Team after batting .500 with three extra-base hits in four games ... went 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs in a 9-1 win over Sacred Heart ... had seven games with multiple RBIs.
High School/Personal: Born April 5, 1996 in Summit, New Jersey ... daughter of John and Mary Kovac ... earned four letters in softball and two in soccer at Watchung Hills Regional High School ... received First Team All-State honors as a senior ... three-time All-Area ... four-time All-County ... first player at her high school to reach 100 career hits ... led team to a state title her junior season ... also won a state title in soccer ... has one sibling, JT ... cousin, Taylor Siegrist, played field hockey and threw the javelin at Bucknell.
Major: Accounting & Financial Management
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