April 10, 2001
Tallahassee, FL –
The last two weeks have been full of accolades and awards for Florida State senior Jen White-Stokes. The Tuttle, OK native has been named ACC Player of the Week, ACC Pitcher of the Week and she received the Golden Nole award for softball at the annual Golden Nole Banquet Monday night. She also garnered her first national award when she was cited as an NFCA Division I Outstanding Performer for the week ending April 4th. White-Stokes hit .562 with a homerun and nine RBI while slugging .750 during that five game stretch.
White-Stokes went nine for 16 and led the Seminoles to a 4-1 record while outscoring their opponents 35-2. She led the team in at-bats, hits and RBI’s. Against the Rattlerettes, White-Stokes batted 1.000 (3 for 3), scored a run and knocked in her eighth RBI of the year. In the Noles conference opener, White-Stokes sealed the opening win for FSU when she knocked a 210-foot blast over the left field wall with two runners on to extend Florida State to a 7-0 lead. After dropping the second game to Georgia Tech, White-Stokes had a huge doubleheader against Georgia State. She went 5 for 6 with three runs scored and five RBI. She opened the first game by knocking in the first run of the day with a single up the middle to scored Brandi Stuart in the second inning. Stuart led off with a triple in the fourth and White-Stokes once again singled to drive in the run. In game two, White-Stokes plated the second run of the game when she singled to left field in the top of the first. After a sacrifice bunt in the third that resulted in the Noles third run, White-Stokes hit a two out, two-run single in the fourth that staked FSU to a 6-0 lead.
White-Stokes and the Seminoles return to action Wednesday, April 11 when they travel to Rattlerette Stadium to face FAMU (15-32). The Seminoles then head to Alabama to play a doubleheader against the University of Alabama-Birmingham and Jacksonville State University.