FORT MYERS, Fla. – FGCU softball head coach Dave Deiros announced the addition of Virginia Tech transfer Stephanie Kujawa (Cooper City, Fla./Cooper City HS) on Friday. Kujawa will enroll at FGCU in the fall.
A native of Cooper City, Fla., Kujawa will have two years of eligibility after playing in 75 games over two seasons at Virginia Tech and will be eligible to begin her career in the blue and green in 2011-12.
Kujawa started 24 games in the outfield over her two seasons as a Hokie, displaying good power with three home runs in just 43 at-bats as a sophomore in 2011. Out of her 13 hits at Virginia Tech, six were for extra-base hits as she was also successful on eight stolen base attempts. Kujawa was a part of a pair of VTU squads that went a combined 75-40 over her two years.
Despite electing to run track as a senior at Cooper City High School, Kujawa began her collegiate career at Virginia Tech after being named to the All-County second team for the 6A-5A-4A subdivision by the Sun Sentinel as a junior. She was also named to the All-Broward County third team for the 6A-5A level by the same media outlet, a year after earning second team All-State honors following her sophomore campaign.
Kujawa is part of an incoming crop of eight new players that join FGCU’s 14 returners from the 2011 club’s 31-win campaign that saw the Eagles finish in third place in the Atlantic Sun. After winning 150 games over its first four seasons in Division I, including a 59-25 mark in the A-Sun and a 2008 regular season title, FGCU will be fully eligible for conference and NCAA postseason play in 2012.