#8 Alexandra Ripka
|PREVIOUS SCHOOL||Armstrong HS|
Appeared in 46 games and made 44 starts her junior season... Finished seventh on the team with a .310 batting average... Had 44 hits, tied for second on the team with nine doubles, one triple, two home runs and drove in 16 runs... Had a .430 slugging percentage and .338 on base percentage... Had a .913 fielding percentage at shortstop... Second on the team with 14 multiple hit games... Posted a career-high four RBI against Slippery Rock (Mar. 16).
Appeared in 26 games and made 21 starts despite having season shortened due to injury... Finished second on the team with a .371 batting average in 70 at bats... Batting average is the 10th best in program history... Led the team with a .421 on-base percentage... Had six doubles, nine RBI and scored 15 runs.
Appeared in all 48 games...Split time between second base and shortstop...Hit .285 with seven home runs and 25 RBI...Ripka's seven home runs are the most by a freshman in program history...Posted four three-hit performances...Stole two bases Feb. 25 against Minnesota Crookston...Led team with eight multi-RBI games.
Prior to BSU: Earned five athletic letters while competiting for the Robbinsdale-Armstrong Cooper Falcons...Named All-Northwest Suburban Conference as a senior...Earned honorable mention nods as a junior and sophomore…A member of the honor roll during high school.
Personal: Daughter of John and Julie Ripka, she was born April 4, 1996… Majoring in design at BSU.
Career Highs: Hits: 3, 8x last vs. Slippery Rock (Mar. 16, 2017), Runs: 3, 3x last vs. Saint Michael's (Mar. 14, 2017), Home Runs: 2 vs. Minot State (April 22, 2015), RBI: 4, vs. Slippery Rocke (Mar. 16, 2017), SBs: 2 vs. Minnesota Crookston (Feb. 25, 2015)