#17 Natalie Svoboda | Outfield
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Previous School: Lincoln Northeast
Major: Secondary Education and Coaching
2012 Second Team All-GPAC
Svoboda started all 39 games, playing either center field or left field...batted .231 with three doubles, two triples, two home runs and 13 RBIs in 121 at bats...notched a season high three hits in a single game on four separate occasions...drove in a season high three runs versus Dordt on 4-2-13.
Natalie appeared in 33 games with 32 starts at center field during her junior season... hit .348 with 39 hits including four doubles, three triples, and one homerun along with 13 RBIs and 24 runs scored.
Natalie started all 44 games in centerfield for the Bulldogs in her sophomore season…hit .250 on the year with 22 runs scored, three doubles, three homers, 20 RBI’s and five stolen bases…finished with a .338 slugging percentage and a .311 on-base percentage.
Appeared in 41 games with 40 starts in the outfield for the Bulldogs in her freshman season…Hit .269 (29-of-108) with one triple, three homers, four stolen bases, 14 RBI’s and 19 runs scored…Had season-high three hits vs. Mount Marty College on 4-10-10…Drove in season-high three runs vs. Briar Cliff on 4-27-10.
Prepped at Lincoln Northeast High School in Lincoln, Nebraska, under coach Kari Amen for three years ... Earned three varsity letters ... Captain for two years ... Junior year was awarded the Sertoma Sports Award ... Also participated in track and field for two years and basketball for four years ... Was on the honor roll and a student ambassador.
Born Feb. 17, in Lincoln, Nebraska ... Daughter of Jeff and Theresa Svoboda ... Has one sister, Amy.