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#2 Juliana Santos Season 2024

Newman, Calif.
High School
Orestimba HS

2012 All-Louisiana Honorable Mention
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team
2009 NFCA All-South Region First Team
2009 SEC All-Freshman Team
2009 All-LSWA Honorable Mention
2009 Easton Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team
SEC Freshman of the Week (April 13, 2009)
LSWA Hitter of the Week (April 14, 2009)
2009 Easton Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team
2009 Oceanic Time Warner Cable Paradise Classic All-Tournament Team

Made 56 of her 58 starts at shortstop … Totaled a .250 batting average (41-for-164) with a home run and 22 RBIs … The .250 average and 22 RBIs ranked third on the team … Her 41 hits, eight doubles and seven multi-RBI efforts were second on the team behind Ashley Langoni … Saved her best defensive season for her senior campaign with only three errors in 167 attempts to compile a sparking .982 fielding percentage … Finished her career with 99 runs scored, good enough for 15th place on LSU’s all-time list … Picked up All-Louisiana Honorable Mention accolades … Spent majority of the season over a .300 hitting clip until April 22 … Notched hits in 33 of 58 appearances which included 25 of her last 42 outings (March 3-14, March 23-June 2) … Recorded LSU’s lone RBI versus No. 15 Michigan (Feb. 11) … Drew three walks and scored two runs against Cal State Northridge (Feb. 18) … Hit safely in three of four games against No. 8 Oklahoma and No. 23 Oklahoma State at the Preview (March 2-4) … Opened SEC action with a 3-for-3 effort and two RBIs during a 4-1 win over No. 20 Auburn (March 14) … Missed a four-game stretch (March 16-20) due to injury … Went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs during the South Carolina finale (March 25) … Garnered hits in all three games of the Arkansas series (March 30-April 1) highlighted by a 2-for-3 performance and two RBIs during game two (March 31) … Connected for the final of her three sacrifice flies versus Ole Miss (April 20) … Tallied hits in both games of the doubleheader at No. 2 Florida (April 24) … Started LSU’s NCAA postseason run with a walkoff RBI single in a 1-0 victory over Texas State (May 18) … Was 2-for-4 with a run scored during LSU’s 6-1 triumph over No. 9 national seed Missouri (May 26) to open the NCAA Columbia Super Regional … Collected hits versus No. 19 South Florida (June 2) and No. 3 national seed Arizona State (June 2) at the Women’s College World Series.

Appeared in 55 games with 54 starts … Registered 38 of her 54 starts at shortstop … Notched a .232 batting average (38-for-164) with one home run and 26 RBIs … Her 26 RBIs were fourth on the team … 32 of her 38 hits and 24 of her 26 RBIs came while batting in lineup’s No. 2 spot … LSU went 33-10 when Santos batted second … Cranked a team-best nine doubles and added a team-high eight sacrifice hits … One of three players to record at least 10 stolen bases … Racked up seven RBIs during opening weekend (Feb. 11-13) to garner Tiger Classic All-Tournament honors … Went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and added three steals against Louisiana Tech (Feb. 13) … Turned in a 1-for-3 effort with a RBI versus No. 14 California (Feb. 26) … Drew bases loaded walk to plate go-ahead run during seventh inning of 7-4 comeback win over Cal Poly (Feb. 27) … Knocked a solo home run during 7-3 defeat at No. 1 Georgia (March 11) … Hit safely in 14 of her last 28 appearances (April 1-May 22) … Tied a single-game program record with 5-for-5  performance at Arkansas (April 2) … Lauren Castle is the only other Tiger to tally five hits in a game … Was 1-for-3 with two RBIs versus Nicholls State (April 6) … Put together a career-long six-game hitting streak (April 16-23) … Went 3-for-4 with a RBI during series finale against No. 6 Tennessee (April 17) … Added two hits and scored game’s only run in game two of the Auburn doubleheader (April 20) … Went 1-for-4 with a RBI during 10-0 rout of Sacred Heart (May 21) at the NCAA College Station Regional … Tallied a 1-for-3 effort with a run scored at No. 18 Texas A&M (May 22).

Battled injuries to make 47 appearances, including 44 starts … Split her starts between second base (19), shortstop (16) and designated player (9) … Batted .209 (23-for-110) to go along with three home runs and 11 RBIs … Perfect 9-for-9 in the stolen base department … Went 2-for-3 with a solo dinger against Syracuse (March 5) … Blasted a three-run homer to erase a 2-0 deficit at McNeese State (March 31) … Finished strong with hits in 12 of her last 20 outings (April 14-May 22) … Notched a .310 clip (13-for-42) as LSU’s second baseman … Turned in a 2-for-2 effort with a RBI in game one against Arkansas (April 17) … Belted a two-run home run in the fourth inning to extend LSU’s lead to 3-0 during the Kentucky finale (April 25) … Coaxed a bases loaded walk to cap LSU’s 5-3 comeback win in game two against No. 8 Georgia (April 30) … Reeled off RBIs in three straight games (May 14-21) … Drew another bases loaded free pass in LSU’s 9-1 semifinal with over No. 5 Florida (May 14) at the SEC Tournament … Her RBI ground out tied the score at 4-4 against No. 4 Alabama (May 15) at SEC Championship game … Went 3-for-9 with a run scored at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional (May 21-22) … Ripped a RBI-double to put LSU on the board against McNeese State (May 21) … Provided two of LSU’s five hits against Louisiana-Lafayette (May 22).

Appeared in all 53 games, including 52 starts at shortstop … Became sixth infielder in program history to earn NFCA All-South Region First-Team honors … Batted .279 with four home runs and 27 RBIs … Teamed with fellow freshmen Ashley Langoni and Anissa Young to provide 43.0 percent (92-of-214) of LSU’s RBIs … Scored a team-best 40 runs … Tied for second on the squad with 13 multi-hit games and eight doubles … Also swiped  6-for-7 stolen base attempts …  LSU was 25-10-1 when Santos hit in the No. 3 position … Knocked a single in her first career at-bat against UAB (Feb. 5) … Went 3-for-4 and belted her first career home run, a two-run shot, at Hawai’i (Feb. 6) … Cranked LSU’s first home run in the new Tiger Park as part of a 3-for-4 performance against No. 5 Texas A&M (Feb. 14) … Tallied 20 of her 27 RBIs versus SEC opponents … Her 20 runs scored in league games was tied for seventh in SEC rankings … Strung together a pair of five-game hitting streak (March 7-18 & April 10-15) … Picked up a career-best five RBIs highlighted by a first inning grand slam during series finale against Kentucky (March 8) … Notched hits in all three games of the Mississippi State (March 21-22) and Arkansas (April 10-11) series’ … Slapped game-tying, RBI-triple as a pinch hitter in seventh inning at Nicholls (April 7) … Collected RBIs in all three games of the South Carolina series (April 25-26) … Started all four NCAA Tempe Regional games … Popped a RBI-triple against Cal State Fullerton (May 15) to join Britni Sneed as the only players in program history to produce RBI hits in their first postseason at-bat … Went 2-for-2 and scored a pair of runs in 10-2 victory over No. 9 Arizona State (May 16). 

Four-year letterwinner for Casey Cooper at Orestimba High School in California … Team won 2007 and 2008 WAC Section championship … Her 2007 team was undefeated … Earned 2007 and 2008 WAC MVP … hit .667 and paced her section with 55 RBIs on 11 home runs and 21 doubles despite battling Crohn’s Disease … Garnered Sacramento Bee Player of the Year and small school California Player of the Year in 2008 … Carried a 4.0 GPA on a 5.0 scale. 

Full name is Juliana Nichole Santos … Daughter of Ralph and Yvette-Camara Santos … Has one brother, Alec (19) … Father played football at Cal State Fullerton … Majoring in sports administration with a commerce concentration … Born on July 31, 1990 in Hayward, Calif.


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