July 3, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia softball head coach Lu Harris-Champer announces the signing of Alex Hugo for the 2014 season. Hugo comes to Georgia after playing one season at the University of Kansas.
"Georgia softball is thrilled with the addition of Alex Hugo," Harris-Champer said. "She is a fierce competitor that plays the game with great intensity, great athleticism and has a strong desire to reach the Women's College World Series. Each of which are characteristics, that we believe reflect our team and players."
A utility player that is capable of playing multiple positions, Hugo played in all 50 games for the Jayhawks last season, hitting .428 with 68 hits, including 10 doubles, two triples and a team-best 15 home runs. She also scored 45 runs and finished second on the team with 47 RBI.
In the Big 12, Hugo led the team with a .392 average, registering 20 hits, including a double, a triple and six home runs. In conference play, she slugged .804 and finished in the top-10 in batting average, home runs and total bases.
"Alex is a huge addition for the Bulldogs," associate head coach Gerry Glasco added. "She has the ability to change games with her bat and is a great defensive player capable of playing many positions on the field. Best of all she is a winner that hates to lose!"
Prior to her season at Kansas, Hugo was a four-time letter winner under head coach Michael Allen at Olathe High School in Olathe, Kan. She was named the 2012 Sunflower League Player of the Year, an All-Metro First Team All-Star and a Mo-Kan. All-Star. In her senior season, she batting .500 with 10 doubles, three triples and four home runs, while stealing 18 bases. She delivered 39 RBI and scored 45 runs, while leading the Falcons to a record of 21-4 and a Kansas 6A runner-up finish. In her freshman year, she was named to the All-Sunflower League Second Team. In both her sophomore and junior seasons, she earned All-Sunflower League First-Team, All-State, and All-Johnson County honors. In addition to playing softball, Hugo was excelled in basketball, volleyball and cross country.
Hugo also played for the KC Peppers Gold for three summers, under long time head coach Dan Eakin, eight seasons for the KC Flash travel team under coach Joe Lewis and for the Wichita Mustangs under Mark Griggs. She was a member of the 2009 AFA Kansas State All-Tournament Team and was named the 2008 Mizuno Softball Series Offensive Player of the Tournament.
Huge is the daughter of Brent and Jaci Hugo and has a younger brother, Anthony.