FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2004
Softball's Dianna Korcak Goes For NCAA Record
April 30, 2004
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - JU senior shortstop Dianna Korcak (Clearwater, Fla.) will try to make history today when the Dolphins host Savannah State in a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. at the JU Softball Complex. Korcak, who was the two-year-old program's first recruit in 2002, is one triple shy of tying the NCAA single-season record of 16 set by Barb Marean of Massachusetts in 1992 and later by Jennifer Egan of Monmouth in 1995. Korcak currently leads all of Division I with 15 triples, while ranking sixth in the Atlantic Sun with a .368 batting average.
The Clearwater, Fla. native will graduate tomorrow from JU with a 3.7 GPA in Education. At JU's annual All-Sports Award Banquet 10 days ago, Korcak received the Douglas B. Milne Sportsmanship Award for being the Dolphins' top female student-athlete, who has demonstrated excellence in athletics, academics, leadership and sportsmanship. She regularly tutors students after school at Ft. Caroline Elementary, where she has been doing her student teaching all year.
The Dolphins have five games remaining in the season. Following today's doubleheader, JU hosts Florida Atlantic in an Atlantic Sun doubleheader on Monday at 1 p.m. and will host USF next Wednesday in a single game starting at 5 p.m.