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Jennifer Ong

Second Base


Ong is a double major in economics and history and has a 3.64 grade point average. She is a two-time NFCA Scholar Athlete selection and was named to the Capital One Academic All-District first team as a junior.


Ong is a veteran leader in Yale’s Kiphuth Leadership Academy. The group meets four times a semester to discuss with other student athletes how to become better leaders both on and off the field. In addition, she serves as the official scorer at Yale’s home men’s and women’s soccer games.


Ong serves as a tutor and mentor for Squash Haven, an after-school program that provides individually directed academic enrichment, squash instruction and community service opportunities to New Haven public school students in grades 5 through 12. As part of the program, she serves as a mentor to one high school student. The two talk every week about academics, squash and other life events. Ong also volunteers with Bring Relief Every Day (BRED), which is part of the Yale Hunger and Homeless Action Project. Once a week, Ong collects leftover bread from a dining hall and brings it to two local halfway houses. In addition, Ong volunteers at the New Haven Ronald McDonald House, cooking dinner for the families that are staying there.


Ong is fifth in school history with 28 career doubles. Last spring as a junior, she was an NFCA first team All-Northeast Region selection and named the first team All-Ivy second baseman. She finished third in the Ivy League in hits (54), fifth in batting average (.351), sixth in on base percentage (.409) and fifth in total plate appearances (171). One of only three players to start all 46 games, her 54 hits tied for the ninth most in a season in school history. She had at least one hit in all but eight games this spring and never went more than two games in a row without a hit. In addition, she was the 42nd toughest hitter to strike out in the nation.  In her sophomore year, Ong set the Yale single season record with 16 doubles. Her 0.38 doubles per game average was the third best in the nation. In addition, she finished as the 39th toughest player to strikeout in Division I, striking out just eight times in 153 at bats… Ong has played in 117 games in her career.