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Adriana Gambino

School

Manhattan College

Position
Outfielder
Major
Civil Engineering

Classroom

Adriana has a 3.98 cumulative GPA and is majoring in civil engineering. She was selected to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District First Team. Adriana is a two-time MAAC All-Academic Team honoree. She has earned Easton/NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete honors.

Character

Adriana is a team captain for the 2020 season.

From Head Coach Tom Pardalis: “I carefully recruit softball players that are excellent athletes, great students, and good people. As the coach who has worked with Adriana for the past four years, I feel I am well-qualified to speak of her good character, academic achievement, and work ethic. As a Division I athlete in the Bronx, Adriana has had a variety of diverse experiences and has impacted our surrounding New York City community. As a team, we have performed many hours of community service, including clinics for local middle school and high school students, and I have observed Adriana taking a leadership role at all of them, providing instruction and guidance to the participants. Adriana is also the rare impact Division I player both in the classroom and on the playing field. This past season, our program was ranked seventh in the nation academically for Division I softball because of superior student-athletes like her. Not only has she been named to the MAAC All-Academic Team and has earned NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete and COSIDA Academic All-District First Team honors, but her teammates also value her leadership and elected her as a team captain for this year. Adriana has a 3.98 GPA in civil engineering in one of the country‚Äôs most rigorous engineering programs, an incredible accomplishment considering the hours she is expected to devote to our Division I athletic program. Aside from being a top engineering student, she is one of the best outfielders in the MAAC. In Adriana Gambino, you will find a quality young woman with old-fashioned values and good character. She understands the value of hard work and the dividends of a strong work ethic.”

Community

She participated in the Making Strides for Breast Cancer walk three-straight years. Adriana is a two-year participant in the department’s St. Baldrick’s fundraiser. She helped to host a Safe Halloween for local children. She helped host a softball clinic for the department’s Girls and Women in Sports Day. Adriana volunteers amongst numerous other charitable activities, like local park clean-up and a Thanksgiving food drive.

Competition

In 2019, Adriana started all 50 games for the Jaspers, earning a .291 batting average (third on the team) in 151 at bats. She led the squad with three triples for the year, tying for second in the MAAC. She added 44 hits, 16 RBI, and nine doubles. Adriana compiled a .411 slugging percentage and .377 on-base percentage, ranking fourth on the team in both categories. She tallied 73 putouts in the outfield with a .973 fielding percentage for the season. She did not commit one error in MAAC play.

In 2018, Adriana was a 2018 MAAC Championship All-Tournament Team selection and earned 45 starts in 46 games played for the Jaspers. She finished the season with a batting average of .288, including 40 hits, seven doubles, four home runs, and 18 RBI. She compiled a .424 slugging percentage and a .369 on-base percentage for the year. Adriana earned a fielding percentage of .982 with 53 putouts.