NIU Student-Athletes held their 2016 awards Monday night, May 2nd, at the Egyptian Theater in DeKalb.
2015: Started all 53 games in the middle infield...Recorded a .315 batting average with 46 hits...Ranked third on the team with eight doubles, while also posting two triples and two home runs...Finished fourth on the team with 24 RBI...Tallied a .413 on-base percentage, good for second on the team...Helped NIU lead the MAC with 21 double plays on the year...Notched 10 multi-hit games on the year, including four three-hit contests...Went 3-of-4 with two doubles, three RBI, two runs and two stolen bases against Florida A&M (March 7)...Hit her first-career home run at Illinois State (March 25)...Also hit a roundtripper at Ball State (April 18)...Scored three times in a 3-of-3 day at the plate against Toledo (April 5)...Was hit by a pitch eight times to lead the Huskies.
2014: Started all 57 games for the Huskies, including 43 at second base and 13 at shortstop...Hit .171 in 76 at bats, including two doubles and a triple...Also stole four bases and drew 11 walks on the year...Recorded her first career hit against Fairfield (2/21)...Scored her first career run against St. John's (2/8)...Batted in a run in three straight games - including her first career RBI - against Delaware (2/23), Evansville (3/1) and Northern Kentucky (3/1)...Posted a four-game hitting streak from Feb. 22 to March 1...Reached base safely in 10 consecutive contests from Feb. 21 through March 11.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at St. Edward Central Catholic High School...Named to the All-Suburban Christian Conference and All-Area First Teams in her senior season, batting .500 with 24 stolen bases...Set the school record for stolen bases in a season with 31 her senior year...Team captain and voted team MVP in her junior season...Earned First Team All-Area and First Team All-Conference honors in her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons.
Personal: Daughter of Michelle and James Kossakowski. James wrestled for NIU (1989-91, 93) Major: Pre-Nursing Birthday: January 12, 1995