May 31, 2013
Contact: Scott Jamison
Gainesville, FL – Santa Fe sophomore pitcher/first baseman Karla Claudio capped her record breaking season in a major way this week when she was named an NJCAA First Team All-American.
In addition to being an All-American, Claudio was named the Florida College System Activities Association Pitcher of the Year, First Team All-FCSAA, First Team All Mid-Florida Conference, and the Mid-Florida Conference Pitcher of the Year.
As a pitcher, Claudio finished her career with 32 wins, good for seventh all time at Santa Fe and is now third all-time in strikeouts with 348.
Claudio not only does her damage in the circle, but also with her bat. In her two years at SF, she hit a school record 28 homeruns, eclipsing the previous record by six. In addition to the homerun record, she shattered the mark for base on balls with 70 in her career (previous record 57).
She finished her Santa Fe College career 10th in hits (129), tied for 8th in doubles (23), 9th in runs scored (81), and 6th in career batting average (.432).
As a sophomore she led the Saints to the NJCAA Atlantic District title and an 8th place finish at the NJCAA National Tournament in St. George, UT.
Claudio will continue her career at the University of South Florida where she will have two years of eligibility.