Bucknell Softball BIO
24 Meghan Kovac
Career: Three-time All-Patriot League (First Team in 2016 and 2018, Second Team in 2017) ... one-time First Team ECAC All-Star ... one-time Preseason All-Patriot League ... two-time Patriot League All-Tournament Team (2015, 2018) ... graduated as the school's career record holder in home runs (25), doubles (52), and RBIs (148) ... ranked second in school history in career hits (206), third in career games played (196), and 10th in batting average (.336) ... graduated as the Bucknell single-season record holder in home runs (13) and doubles (20) and had three of the top five single-season RBI totals ... started all 196 games she played ... hit .336 (206-614) with 52 doubles, four triples, 25 home runs, 148 RBIs, 58 walks, and 82 runs scored ... two-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... received the John F. Zeller Award, presented to a senior student-athlete for outstanding contributions to Bison Athletics, while exemplifying the best of Bucknell in the manner that John F. Zeller did in his 68 years of service to the University .
2018 (Senior): First Team All-Patriot League at first base ... Patriot League All-Tournament Team ... played in and started 50 of the team's 51 games ... Bucknell single-season record 13 home runs ... hit .306 (48-157) with 15 doubles, 43 RBIs, 20 walks, and 32 runs scored ... had an OPS of 1.034 (.650 slugging, .384 on-base) ... stole two bases on two attempts ... seven multi-hit games and 12 multi-RBI games ... broke Bucknell's career and single-season home run record on the same swing in a 6-1 win over Holy Cross ... went 5-for-5 with with three doubles, a home run, six RBIs, and four runs scored in a 12-8 win at Mount St. Mary's, tying the school's single-game record in hits and doubles ... went 4-for-4 with two home runs in a 10-9 loss to Rutgers ... also homered in wins over Quinnipiac, Rutgers, two games against Lehigh, and Penn State, and in losses to Campbell, Northern Kentucky, Mercer, and Army West Point ... had a team-high 10-game hitting streak during the season.
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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