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#20 - Jordan Rutkowski
2011-12 Softball
POS.
C/OF
B/T
R/R
HT.
5'6"
YR.
Sr.
HOMETOWN
Alden, N.Y.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Alden
Jordan Rutkowski

2011: Started all 56 games she appeared in as a junior ... started 54 games as catcher and two at designated player ... a First Team All-Horizon League selection ... set a new Crusader single-season record with 42 RBIs, tied for second among Horizon League players ... hit .325, good for ninth in the Horizon League ... ended the year with 10 home runs, second-most in a single year all-time at Valpo and tied for third in the league ... scored 38 runs, tied for first in the Horizon League and tied for fourth in a single season in Valpo history ... ninth in the Horizon League in hits with 53 ... finished among top-five in league-only play in seven different offensive categories ... posted 14 multi-hit games ... started the season with a seven-game hitting streak ... drove in at least one run in the first six games of the season ... drove in multiple runs nine different times ... scored at least two runs on eight different occasions ... had a hit streak of at least five games on four separate occasions ... hit a home run in the first game of the season against Creighton Feb. 12 ... hit a grand slam in the second game of a double header at Iowa State Feb. 13 ... homered in three straight games from Feb. 13 to Feb. 25 ... started a seven-game hitting streak from Mar. 11 to Mar. 26 with a home run against Wagner Mar. 11 ... went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs at IUPUI Mar. 22 ... had a five-game hitting streak from Mar. 27-Apr. 3 ... hit a home run, drove in two, and scored two runs on a 2-for-3 performance at Youngstown State Apr. 17 ... drove in three runs with a home run and went 2-for-4 against Wright State Apr. 21 ... went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and three runs scored May 1 at Green Bay ... named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll for the fall and spring semesters.

2010: Started all 53 games she appeared in as a sophomore ... made 30 starts at designated player, 15 at catcher, seven in the outfield and one at third base ... a Second Team All-Horizon League honoree ... hit .340 on the season with 28 runs scored and 37 RBIs, second-most in a single season in Valpo history ... ranked seventh in the league in RBIs, fourth in on-base percentage (.447), sixth in walks (28) and ninth in slugging percentage (.571) ... moved into second on Valpo’s single-season chart in walks, fifth in on-base percentage, fifth in total bases (84) and sixth in slugging percentage (.571) ... connected for 19 extra-base hits, including six home runs, tied for fifth-most in a single season by a Crusader ... after two years, ranks second in Valpo history in batting average (.331) and on-base percentage (.429) and third in slugging percentage (.503) ... started season on 11-game hitting streak ... also scored at least one run in all 11 games ... opened year with 2-for-3, 2 RBI effort Feb. 14 against North Dakota ... named to All-Tournament Team at Tiger Softball Classic Feb. 27-28 after going 7-for-13 with five runs scored, four RBIs and three doubles over the four games ... went 3-for-3 and scored game-tying run in eventual Valpo win against host Tigers ... drove in three runs to close tournament action against Alabama A&M ... also named HL Batter of the Week Mar. 1 ... went a perfect 4-for-4, including first homer of the season, Mar. 3 against Saint Francis (Pa.) ... tallied three hits versus Gardner-Webb Mar. 5 ... drove in three runs in nightcap at Marshall Mar. 9 ... connected on homers Mar. 11 at Kansas and Mar. 31 against Northern Illinois ... went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, three RBIs and a home run in nightcap Apr. 2 at Detroit ... scored two runs in series finale against the Titans the next day ... drove in three runs in each of last two games of series at UIC Apr. 17-18 ... posted eight-game hitting streak Apr. 24-May 8 ... went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two doubles Apr. 27 at Wright State ... had monster game in series finale with Youngstown State May 2, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored, a career-high five RBIs and two home runs ... three-run homer tied game against Penguins in the sixth and then registered walk-off walk in extra innings ... a member of the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2009: Started all 49 games for the Crusaders as a freshman, including the nod at third base 46 times … finished the season with a .322 batting average … moved onto Valpo’s single-season charts in on-base percentage (.410, 7th), hits (48, t-8th) and walks (19, t-9th) … finished seventh in the league in assists (101), tenth in stolen bases (14) and tenth in on-base percentage … tied for Horizon League lead in league-only play in HBP (4) and tied for fifth in sacrifices (5) and assists (51) … posted 15 multi-hit games on the season … drove in multiple runs on five occasions … debuted with 2-for-4 effort Feb. 27 vs. Missouri State … went 3-for-4 with career-best four RBIs March 5 against Holy Cross … stole two bases in back-to-back games against Fairfield March 5-6 … had three straight multi-hit games March 6-7 … went 2-for-3 with two runs scored March 10 vs. La Salle … tallied three hits Match 18 at Ball State … stepped to the plate seven times in April 4 15-inning game at Loyola, matching a league single-game season high … connected on first career home run in opener of twinbill April 16 against Purdue … hit another longball two days later at Green Bay … scored a pair of runs in series finale April 23 at Butler … went 3-for-3 with a double in regular season finale against Cleveland State May 3 … played over the summer for LaBatter Up at ASA Women’s Open tournament.

Prep: A five-year letterwinner for the Bulldogs ... owns school career records for home runs (32), RBIs (162) and batting average (.519) ... a two-time All-State selection ... also twice earned All-Western New York honors ... four times selected as an All-Conference performer ... became youngest player to ever compete in open division at Empire State Games at age of 14 ... also earned four letters in soccer and basketball and one in track and field ... a three-time All-Conference basketball selection.

Personal: Jordan is the daughter of Robert and Michele Rutkowski ... major is art - graphic design ... has earned Presidential academic honors during her time at Valpo ... born April 29, 1990.

W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 6 4th/12 (311)
W Tennis Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 6 Milwaukee 7
Softball Detroit 0 VU Softball Field
Apr 6 Valpo 8
Baseball Wright State 4 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 6 Valpo 2
W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State