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Britt Vonk
Player Profile:
Britt Vonk 1251663
Position: Infield
Height: 5'7"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Enschede, Netherlands
High School: Het Stedelijk Lyceum Zuid
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Experience: 3 Letters
Career Highlights:
  • 7x Dutch National Team member (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008)
  • NFCA All-Pacific Second Team SS (2015)
  • All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention (2015)
  • NFCA All-Pacific Region First Team (2011)
  • All-Pac-10 Second Team (2011)
  • Pac-10 All-Freshman Team (2011)
  • 2008 Olympian (Netherlands)
  • Joseph M. Kavanagh Award for Cal Student-Athletes (2015)

As a Redshirt Senior (2015):

Named to the All-Pacific Second Team…An All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention pick…Joseph M. Kavanagh Award winner at Cal’s annual Student-Athlete Honors Luncheon…Started all 57 games and led Cal in runs scored (53) with second-best batting average (.421) plus seven doubles, one triple, one homer and 24 RBIs with a .525 on base percentage and 16 stolen bases…Ranks fourth in Cal’s single-season records for batting average (.421) and sixth for runs scored (53)…Third all-time in career runs scored (165) and career batting average (.369) in the Cal record books…60th in the country and seventh in the Pac-12 for batting average…46th among all NCAA players and sixth in the conference in on base percentage…70th in the nation and sixth in Pac-12 for walks…Four game-winning runs and one game-winning hit on top of 20 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games…Nine-game hit steak in Pac-12 play, including Washington, Oregon and Stanford series…Ended her season on  a 15-game reached base streak…Batted .438 in Pac-12 play with a team-leading 32 hits and 16 runs scored…Registered a hit in all but five Pac-12 games this season…Picked up one hit and one RBI at NCAA Regionals… Hit .714 in the series against Oregon, including a home run…Was 5-for-11 with two runs scored in the Washington series…Went 5-for-10 (.500) in opening Pac-12 series against Arizona…Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament (Honolulu, Hawaii) All-Tournament Team…Team-best five runs and four walks at UNLV’s Rebel Classic…Turned in a team-leading five runs and seven walks at the Malihini Kipa Aloha tournament in Hawaii…Led Cal in walks at the Fresno St. Kickoff with six…Hit .417 or better in four of five preseason tournaments – Kajikawa (.714), Fresno St. Kickoff (.571), Malihini Kipa Aloha (.500), and the Rebel Classic (.417)

As a Redshirt Junior (2014):

Utilized her redshirt year in 2014.

As a Junior (2013):

Played second base or DP, starting in all 47 games she entered...Led the team in triples (2) with eight multi-hit games...Started all four games of the Ann Arbor Regional at DP, batting 4-for-9 (.444) with two runs scored...Went 2-for-3 with a run scored vs. Valparaiso (5/18) at the Ann Arbor Regional... Batted 1-for-3 with two walks and three runs scored vs. Washington (5/10)...Hit her first home run of 2013 vs. Stanford (5/3)...3-for-4 with two RBI and a double vs. Cal State Northridge in opening weekend (2/9)

As a Sophomore (2012):

Named Chevron Spring Fling MVP...finished the season batting .342..Started 49 games , mostly as the DP after coming back from shoulder surgery...Hit her first homer of the year at the Berkeley Regional against Washington...Tallied two hits and two RBI against Oregon at the Women's College World Series

As a Freshman (2011):

Started all 58 games at shortstop...Named to the All-Pac-10 Second Team and All-freshman team...Her on-base percentage of .502 ranked her first amongst the Bears...Second on the team in the NCAA Tournament, hit .419...Had 26 steals in 31 attempts...Knocked in 13 RBI and led the Bears with 26 walks...at the 2011 College World Series, lead the Bears with .455 batting average (5-for-11)

Pre-Cal Ball:

Played with the Netherlands national team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics...Was recognized in 2008 as the best hitter at the Mastenbroek Tournament and awarded the Bep van Beijmerwerdt Trophy as the most talented youth Dutch player...Lauded as the best hitter at the 2010 International Indoor Cup...With her club team, the Tex Town Tigers, she was a two-time national champion...Member of the track and field team in her hometown Enschede

Personal:

Father, Theo Vonk, played professional soccer in the Netherlands, mother, Tanja Reijerink, played professional water polo in the Netherlands and her brother plays soccer...Would love to go on a journey around the world some day

Europa:

While some students may move around a country or a state multiple times before college, Britt lived in different countries. She spent most of her youth in the Netherlands, but she also spent a year living in Spain while her father, Theo, coached a Spanish soccer team.

The Conquering Olympian:

Britt Vonk has one thing no other current Bear can claim: experience in the Olympic Games. Vonk played for the Dutch national team at the 2008 Olympics, which she notes as one of her best sporting moments. She was the youngest athlete on the Dutch Olympic team. Her other favorite sporting moment was being crowned Dutch champions with the Tex Town Tigers.

Why I have my Number:

I've worn No. 18 since I was 14 years old, and I know that I will never wear a different number ever again. I once saw "The Replacements." It's a movie about football, and even though we don't play football back in Holland, I thought it was a pretty good and inspiring movie. The football star in that movie had number 18, so that's why I picked it.

Season
AVG
GP-GS
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
SLG
BB
HBP
SO
OBP
SB-SBA
FLD%
2011 .415 58-58 176 47 73 5 1 1 13 .472 26 5 31 .502 26-31 .898
2012 .342 51-49 161 38 55 7 0 1 25 .404 14 0 25 .394 13-14 .950
2013
.286 47-47 140 27 40 2 2 1 9 .350 21 3 20 .390 3-5 .941
2014 Redshirted                              
2015 .421 57-57 159 53 67 7 1 1 24 .497 38 1 20 .525 16-18 .919
Totals
.369 213-211 636 165 235 21 4 4 71 .434 99 9 96 .459 58-68 .917
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