1  Joscelyn Bitner
Joscelyn Bitner
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Virginia Beach, Va.

High School:
Princess Anne HS

Height:
5-5

Position:
OF

Experience:
3L

Bats/Throws:
L/L

2008 (Junior):
Missed first half of the season due to health and family concerns...returned to the starting line-up March 12, at Louisville...recorded only RBI of the season April 26 against Tulsa with a 1-for3 performance...saw limited action upon return with only 48 at-bats with seven hits...went 2-for-3 with two runs against Georgetown.

2007 (Sophomore):
Had a breakout year and began season on a 16-game hitting streak that included at least a hit in the first 23 of the first 24 games...garnered second career conference accolade, C-USA Second-Team outfielder...started all 58 games and finished with a .351 batting average (second on the team)...had 21 multi-hit games and led the team with 67 hits...her .398 on base percentage was good enough for second place on the team...team-leader with 31 stolen bases and had 191 at bats, good enough for first place...recorded 15 walks...went 4-for-8 in series against UTEP and registered two runs, an RBI and was walked three times...second straight year to go 4-for-4 in game (Nicholls State, Feb. 10)...stole three bases against UNLV at the Alexis Resort Kickoff Classic...hit .706 at the classic with 12 hits and five runs...went 3-for-5 in 3-2 win against East Carolina March 24.

2006 (Freshman):
Overcame a slow start to become one of Conference USA's outstanding freshmen in 2006...was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team...made her first career start against Eastern Kentucky Feb. 11...recorded her first career hit against Appalachian State Feb. 19...went 1-for-2 vs. Akron Feb. 26...recorded a hit and scored a run in a 5-1 win over Houston April 15...went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in a 9-8 come-from-behind win over Ohio April 18...added a pair of singles and an RBI in a three-game set vs. Tulsa...became the first player this season to record four hits in a game, going 4-for-4 with a triple and an RBI in game one of a doublheader at Memphis April 29...notched two consecutive hits in his first two at bats in the second game...finished the weekend 6-for-10 with a double, triple and an RBI...her second triple of the season came in the Conference USA Championship, when she went 2-for-3 against Southern Miss May 11.

High School:
Was a four-year letterwinner for head coach Dennis Nixon at Princess Ann HS...was one of 16 high school athletes named to the NFCA/Louisville Slugger High School All-America first team...batted .584 as a senior en route to being named the Group AAA Player of the Year in the state of Virginia and Southeastern Region Player of the Year...also named the District Co-Player of the Year...led Princess Anne HS to 2003 Virginia State, regional and district championships...also was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball...played summer ball for the Va. Lady Eagles (1999-2003) and the Va. Legends (2003-2006)...led Virginia Legends to 23U ASA National Championship.

Personal:
Full name is Joscelyn Janine Bitner...born on July 31, 1987...daughter of Don and Kim Bitner...has an older brother, Don (23), who attends UVA graduate school at NASA...was a member of Young Life, Young Republicans and DECA...majoring sports management and marketing.