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Jenae Leles

School

Arizona

Position
Third Base
AVG
.383
R
53
H
49
FLD%
.953
RBI
53

Classroom

Jenae is a family studies and human development major, and is scheduled to graduate in December 2009. She is very excited with the opportunity to work with children, and would also like to have a career in fashion design. After graduation, she would like to work as either a fashion buyer, work in fashion marketing or become a personal stylist.

Character

Jenae is a quiet leader, and she lets her actions lead the team. Though she proclaims to be rather reserved with her words, Jenae admits that she never gives up and works hard as a team player, always wanting to be the best. As an example of her stick-to-itiveness and never say die attitude, in Game 3 of the Championship Series at the 2007 Women’s College World Series, Leles made a baserunning error that cost Arizona the lead. But in the fifth inning, she hit a two-run single that gave Arizona a lead that they would never relinquish. She felt that she matured greatly during the 2007 Series, in winning her second national championship.

Community

Along with the mandatory community service required by all University of Arizona athletes, Leles has voluntarily coached at softball clinics around the area, and has spoken at elementary schools about drug and alcohol prevention.

Competition

Jenae was a first team All-Pac-10 selection in 2008, after hitting a career-high 17 home runs and 49 RBI for Arizona. Her slugging percentage of .757 was tops on the squad, and her 15 HBP led the Pac-10. In 2007, after touching up Pitcher of the Year Monica Abbott for a two-RBI single in the clinching Game 3, was an All-WCWS selection in 2007. Leles is one of the most feared hitters in the game today, and will most likely crack UA’s all-time top-10 home run charts this season.