Niaja Griffin
22 Niaja Griffin
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Orlando, Fla.

High School:
Wekiva HS

Height:
5-2

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
09/15/1992

Experience:
HS

B/T:
S/R

2014: Selected as an inductee for the 2012-13 L.E.A.D. Leadership Academy...Appeared in 57 games, making 31 starts...Recorded 10 hits...Scored 22 runs...Posted two doubles...Was 5-for-7 on the base paths...Scored a season-best two runs twice, including once at LSU.

2013: Appeared in 57 games, making 47 starts...Hit .295 for the season with 39 hits and 11 RBI...Scored 39 runs...Hit one double and one triple...Tied her career-best with three hits against USC Upstate...Scored a season-best two runs five times...Drove in two runs against No. 8/7 LSU...Stole a season-best two bases twice...Tied for the team lead with 22 stolen bases...Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored against Georgia Tech.

2012: Appeared in 58 games making 51 starts as the designated player or in the outfield...Hit .239 with 29 runs, 32 hits, 17 RBI, six doubles, two triples, one home run and 22 stolen bases...Hit the first home run of her career against Coastal Carolina...Notched two hits in 15-inning win at No. 23 LSU...Went 2-for-3 with a run, RBI and stolen bases in game three win at Kentucky...Tallied a hit in each game at Mississippi State, including two with a run and two RBI in the series finale...Recorded two hits and two runs, a RBI and first career triple against Gardner-Webb...Went 3-for-4 with two runs against Cal State Fullerton...Started season with four-game hit streak, including going 2-for-3 with a season-high three stolen bases...Made Bulldog debut against Army where she went 1-for-3 with two runs and a stolen base.

High School/Club: Played travel softball for the South Florida Mini Bulls while attending Wekiva, where she lettered four years in weightlifting and three years in track and field...Three-time State Weightlifting Champion...Earned MVP honors all-four years of weightlifting as she complied a career record of 39-1...As a senior, benched 190 lbs. and clean and jerked 200 lbs...Also earned MVP honors three times in track and field helping the Mustangs earn the 4x100 State Championship as a junior, a year she also closed a 11.77 in the 100m, an 18'3.5 long jump and a 38'3 triple jump...Member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club.

Personal: Daughter of Roscoe and Keshia Griffin...Inducted into the L.E.A.D. program, a Leadership Academy at UGA.

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