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#25 Emma Kauf

Emma Kauf - Softball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Height 5-8
Hometown Lincoln, Neb.
Last School Lincoln Southwest
Year Freshman
Emma Kauf - Softball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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Awards and Honors

  • 2023 All-ACC Second Team
  • 2023 ACC All-Tournament Team
  • 2023 Preseason All-ACC
  • 2023 CSC Academic All-District
  • 2023 All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2022-23 ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2022 NFCA Southeast Second Team All-Region
  • 2022 First Team All-ACC
  • ACC Player of the Week (4/18/22)
  • 2022 All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2021-22 ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2021 All-ACC First Team
  • 2021 ACC All-Freshman Team
  • ACC Player of the Week (2/16/21)
  • 2021 All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2020-21 ACC Academic Honor Roll

As a Senior (2023): All-ACC second team … ACC All-Tournament Team … Played and started in 51 games, splitting time catching and in left field … Entered the season named preseason all-ACC, the No. 8 catcher and No. 85 player in the nation by D1Softball and the No. 10 catcher and No. 81 overall player in the country by Extra Inning Softball … Took sole possession of second in program history with 50 career doubles … Ranked third in the ACC in triples per game with four on the season … Also landed 10th in doubles, sixth in doubles per game and seventh in runs per game amongst the ACC … Nearly led the Yellow Jackets across the board batting .354 with 56 hits, 14 doubles and four triples for 43 runs scored and a .627 slugging percentage … Also ranked second on the squad with seven home runs and a .446 on-base percentage while racking up the third most steals on the team, swiping 13 bags on 14 attempts … Named to the ACC all-tournament team after batting .500 to finish 4-for-8 with a pair of doubles and RBI in two outings (May 10-11) … Also slugged .750 with a .556 on-base percentage through the tournament overall … Went 3-for-4 in an 8-0 win over Kennesaw State (March 28), tying career highs with four RBI and a pair of doubles as she first broke into the all-time top five in doubles … Accumulated team-highs of a seven-game hitting streak and a 13-game streak of reaching base … Went 3-for-6 with an RBI double in a 13-11 (10) extra-inning win at Pitt as her 10th two-bagger of the season added a security run in the top of the 10th … Took sole possession of second in program history in career doubles with a two-bagger against Alabama State (April 19) … Roped her career-high fourth triple of the season and eighth of her career against North Carolina (April 30) after beginning the series with a 2-for-4 outing … Went a perfect 2-for-2 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a 5-3 win over Kennesaw State (Feb. 21) … 19 multi-hit games.

As a Junior (2022): 2022 NFCA Southeast Second Team All-Region … 2022 First Team All-ACC … Ranked No. 104 in D1Softball D150 … Laced 25 doubles on the season, ranking second in the nation, atop the conference and second in program history in a single season … Led the NCAA in doubles per game (0.45) … Finished as the ACC leader in hits (71), tying for 11th in program history … Also third in the league in total bases (118) … Led the squad with 22 multi-hit games … Caught 11 runners attempting to steal … Named ACC Player of the Week after a 9-for-12 week with three doubles, a triple and four RBI against UAB and NC State (April 13-16) … in the NC State series, was a near flawless 7-for-8 with two doubles and a triple … Among Jackets with more than 50 at-bats, finished second on the team in batting average (.360) … Tied for the team lead in runs scored (37) … Posted a team-high two triples … Second on the squad in home runs (6), RBI (37) and slugging percentage (.599) … 22 multi-hit games … 10 games with three or more hits … Went on an 11-game hitting streak (March 30-April 16) and reached base in 18 consecutive games (March 27-April 29) … Started all 56 games for the Yellow Jackets, including 45 at catcher and 11 in the outfield … Posted a .422 on-base percentage and a .986 fielding percentage … Also stole two bases … Tied career-high four hits against Central Arkansas (Feb. 18), going a perfect 4-for-4 with two doubles … Tied career-high four RBI twice, once in a 2-for-4 outing with a home run in a 12-3 mercy-rule victory over No. 16 Georgia (March 15) and again in a 3-for-5 performance with two doubles in an 8-2 win over Charlotte (April 23) … Batted 1.000 once more with a 2-for-2 line, including a double and a triple, in a 3-0 win over NC State (April 15) … Knocked a walk-off RBI single to secure a 3-2 win over Charlotte in the 10th inning … Three games with multiple doubles … Surpassed 100 career hits on the year with 140 at the season’s end.

As a Sophomore (2021): Appeared in 45 games, starting 44 … Started 36 games at catcher, seven in the outfield and one as DP … Became the first Yellow Jacket to be named both All-ACC First Team and to the ACC All-Freshman Team … Batted .345 with 48 hits, seven doubles, two triples and 10 homeruns for 33 RBI and 30 runs scored on the season … Finished second on the team in each category apart from triples, owning the only two on the squad … Posted a .640 slugging percentage and a .408 on-base percentage … Ranked 11th in the ACC in homeruns and slugging percentage … Swiped six bags on seven attempts … Also second for the Jackets in slugging percentage and steals … Third-highest fielding percentage from the backstop at 0.984 … Named ACC Player of the Week (2/16) after going 9-for-13 (.692) at the dish with four doubles and two homeruns in the season opening Buzz Classic for the second-highest batting average in the ACC at the time … Also led the conference in hits, doubles, total bases (19) and walks (6) and was second in homeruns, runs scored (7) and RBI (7) at that time … 15 multi -hit games … Four three-hit games to set a career high, including a flawless 3-for-3 outing with a double and two-run blast for three RBI and a pair of runs scored in an 11-0 win over Radford (Feb. 13) … Set a career-high two doubles in a 3-for-4 performance with two RBI and a run scored in the season-opening 5-1 win over Boise State (Feb. 12) … Raked a career-high two homeruns while going 2-for-3 with three RBI and three runs scored in a 6-4 win over No. 15 Virginia Tech (April 16) … Went on a season-high nine-game hitting streak (March 12-26).

As a Freshman (2020): (Season shortened due to COVID-19 pandemic) Started all 23 games – 16 at catcher, two at 3B, two in LF, two at DP and one in RF) … hit her first career home run (in her first collegiate at-bat) in Georgia Tech’s season opener against UAB … finished ninth in the ACC with six home runs … led the team in slugging percentage (.566) home runs (6), stolen bases (7) and hits (21), and tied for the team lead with 15 runs scored… hit two home runs with a slash line of .500/.600/1.083 at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge (Feb. 14-16) … stole her first two career bases against Washington at the Buzz Classic on opening weekend. … led the team with four multiple RBI games and six multiple hit games … .990 fielding percentage at four different defensive positions.

High School: Four-season letterwinner; 2019 Gatorade Player of the Year in Nebraska at Lincoln Southwest High School for Coach Mark Watt … helped Lincoln Southwest to three straight District Championships and a Class A State Championship as a Senior in 2018 … 2018 NFCA first team HS All-American (2B) and 2019 NFCA first team HS All-American (Catcher) … 2019 NFCA Diamond Sports HS Catcher of the Year Award.  Graduated in 2019 having set the Nebraska All Class single season run record (81) and Class A single season home run record (22), as well as setting Nebraska career records for All Class in home runs (59), RBI (214), runs (236) and the Nebraska Class A career record for batting average (.535).

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