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22  Holley Gentsch
Holley Gentsch

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hewitt, Texas

High School:
Midway HS

Height:
5-9

Position:
C

Birthdate:
07/11/1990

Experience:
4L

B/T:
R/R


06/08/2012

LeJeune, Gentsch Receive Big 12 Gautt Postgraduate Scholarships

A pair of Tech student-athletes among 20 recipients of Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarships

05/24/2012

Gentsch Named an Academic All-American for Second-Straight Year

Texas Tech senior honored on the third team after posting a 4.0 GPA in each of last six semesters

05/18/2012

Postgame Notes

Texas Tech vs. Maryland

05/18/2012

Talley Pushes Red Raiders to 6-1 Victory Over Maryland

Texas Tech will face Washington at 3 p.m. CT Saturday afternoon

05/10/2012

Nine Red Raiders Honored on Academic All-Big 12 Teams

Texas Tech leads all Big 12 members with nine selections and three 4.00 GPAs

06/13/2012

SB: 2012 Highlight Video

04/18/2012

SB: Texas A&M Highlights (Wed.)

Sandy James' grand slam in the sixth inning and Ashley Hamada's final out catch in right field secures the 8-6 win in the final Big 12 meeting between Texas Tech and Texas A&M.

05/22/2012

Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State - Senior Day

Texas Tech takes on Oklahoma State on Senior Day at Rocky Johnson Field

05/19/2012

NCAA Softball Seattle Regional: Harvard vs. Texas Tech

Texas Tech Softball was eliminated from the Seattle Regional following a 2-0 victory by the Harvard Crimson on Saturday.

05/18/2012

NCAA Softball Seattle Regional: Maryland vs. Texas Tech

The Red Raiders defeated the Terrapins 6-1 in the opening round of the 2012 NCAA Softball Tournament in Seattle, Wash.

04/24/2012

Texas Tech vs. Iowa State (Sun.)

Texas Tech's series finale against Iowa State

04/05/2012

Texas Tech vs. Iowa State (Fri.)

Texas Tech vs. Iowa State Friday night game

Holley Gentsch Photo Gallery

IN THE TEXAS TECH RECORD BOOK
• Career RBI - 12th (76)
• Career Games Played - 10th (202)

SENIOR SEASON (2012)
Appeared in 49 total games, including 37 starts behind the plate during final year ... handled the majority of the catching duties for the fourth-straight season ... totaled a .262 average after going 27-for-103 at the plate ... connected on three home runs while posting 15 RBI as well ... her three home runs matched her career high from her sophomore year ... also had four doubles and scored 10 runs ... drew eight walks and was plunked by three pitches for a .330 on-base percentage ... started off the year splitting catching duties with Cydney Allen early in the year when Tech would often play two games in a day ... would often pinch hit when not getting the start ... threw out 12 of 32 runners attempting to steal ... drove in a pair of runs in back-to-back days against Ohio State and Idaho State during the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas ... marked two of her five multiple-RBI games of the year ... went 2-for-3 later in non-conference against Binghamton where she'd drive in two RBI as well ... was the first of five multiple-hit games on the year ... one of her two hits in the game was a solo home run in the fifth ... also went 2-for-3 in the first game of a March 12 doubleheader against No. 23 New Mexico ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... appeared in 19 games with 18 starts ... hit .277 during league action, the fourth-highest average among Tech regulars ... three of her four RBI came off her two home runs ... had a two-run shot against Texas A&M on April 18 and then a solo blast at Kansas on April 27 ... home run against the Aggies helped start a rally where the Red Raiders overcame a five-run deficit to salvage the series ... finished with two RBI in the series opener against the Jayhawks as she also earned a bases-loaded walk before play was suspended ... also posted multiple-hit games against Iowa State (March 30) and Baylor (April 22) ... AT NCAA WASHINGTON REGIONAL ... went 2-for-3 with a crucial RBI in the opener against Maryland ... drove in pinch runner Kermitria Ward with a RBI single to center that tied the game in the third ... proceeded to go 0-for-3 over the final two games ... played in her 200th career game against Maryland ... one of only two catchers in school history to ever reach that mark ... finished 10th all-time in school history for games played ... AWARDS AND HONORS ... Academic All-Big 12 first team selection ... one of three Red Raiders and six conference players to be nominated with a perfect 4.0 GPA ... also honored on the Capital One Academic All-District team for third-straight year ... went on to earn Capital One Academic third team All-America honors as well ... marked the second-straight year to be named an Academic All-American ... awarded the Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship by the Big 12 ... presented with the Jeannine McHaney and Dr. Gerald Lage Awards at the annual TECHspys ... finished among the most decorated student-athletes in program history for academic excellence.

JUNIOR SEASON (2011)
Continued to receive the majority of games behind the plate for the third-straight year ... recorded her best offensive numbers yet ... appeared in 47 games, including 35 starts ... has been spelled by Randi Tongate behind the plate ... hit .284 on the year, nearly 40 points higher than her career average ... hit her only home run of the year against Iowa State in the series opener ... has also totaled 17 RBI ... drawn 11 walks so far, the most in her career ... recorded two multiple-hit and four multiple-RBI games ... had two RBI in the season opener against BYU ... had a two-run pinch hit double against Utah Valley on Feb. 20 ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... was one of Tech's most reliable bats during conference ... hit .323, the second-highest average on the team ... driven in nine runs as well ... over half her RBI have come during league play ... had one of the best games of her career against Iowa State on April 9 ... went 3-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored and four RBI ... also had a home run in the game ... had a pinch hit double against Texas in the series finale, driving in two runs ... AT NCAA TUCSON REGIONAL ... made starts in the final three games ... finished 3-for-10 at the plate ... scored a run against Harvard ... had an RBI single in the sixth inning against Arizona ... AWARDS AND HONORS ... Academic All-Big 12 first team selection ... one of five conference athletes to record a 4.0 GPA ... also honored on the Capital One Academic All-District first team ... was later named to the Capital One Academic All-America second team ... award marked the highest academic honor in program history.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010)
Followed up freshman campaign with another solid season ... handled the majority of the catching duties ... appeared in 52 games, all starts ... made 42 appearances behind the plate ... was also the team's DP eight times during the year and spent two games at first base ... finished with a .244 batting average ... smashed three home runs to go along with 22 RBI ... also had five doubles in 131 at-bats ... committed only two errors behind the plate ... threw out 28-of-38 stolen base attempts ... had eight multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI games ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... hit .119 during conference ... started and played in 16 of 18 games ... went three-straight games with at least two hits beginning Feb. 20 against UMKC ... went on to have a six-game hit streak, ending Feb. 28 against UT-Arlington ... went 2-for-2 at the plate with 4 RBI against North Carolina Central on March 12 ... her 4 RBI matched her career high, which ironically was originally set on March 12 the year before ... went 3-for-5 at the Big 12 Championship against Kansas and Oklahoma, earning a spot on the all-tournament team ... AT NCAA STANFORD REGIONAL ... went 4-for-11 at the plate during Tech's four games ... was 2-for-3 against Hawaii in the regional championship game ... AWARDS AND HONORS ... is also one of Tech's top players in the classroom ... earned recognition on the Academic All-Big 12 first team ... posted a 4.0 GPA over the two previous semesters to earn the honor ... also named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District second team ... was only the fifth student-athlete in program history to receive the honor at the time.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2009)
Handled the majority of the catcher duties during her true freshman season, starting 53 games ... hit for a .224 average and blasted what turned out to be her only home run in her first collegiate game ... drilled six doubles and a triple and added 22 RBI to the offense... scored 11 runs on the season ... five multi-hit games ... she had 250 put outs and 42 assists and committed only five miscues behind the plate ... picked off five base-runners and threw out 17 others who were attempting to steal.

CAREER HIGHS
Games Played (Season) - 54 (2009)
Games Started (Season) - 53 (2009)
At-bats - 4, several times, last vs. Texas A&M, April 17, 2012
Runs - 3, vs. Central Florida, Feb. 6, 2009
Hits - 3, twice, last at Iowa State, April 9, 2011
RBI - 4, three times, last at Iowa State, April 9, 2011
Doubles - 1, several times, last vs. UT Arlington, March 4, 2012
Triples - 1, twice, last vs. North Carolina Central, March 12, 2010
Home Runs - 1, several times, last at Kansas, April 27, 2012
Walks - 2, vs. Central Florida, Feb. 6, 2010
Strikeouts - 2, several times, last at Missouri, April 14, 2012
Stolen Bases - None
Hitting Streak - 6 Games (Feb. 20-28, 2010)

HIGH SCHOOL
Played softball and ran cross country ... team was undefeated in district competition all four years in softball ... earned all-district honors three years, was named district MVP in and all state in 2007 and 2008, while also earning academic honors each year (National Honor Society) ... finished fourth in the district in cross country in 2008.

PERSONAL
Born July 11, 1990, to parents Frank and Melissa Gentsch ... father is an assistant police chief and Mother is a home-maker ... her grandfather, Robert Howard is a Medal of Honor recipient ... has an older sister, Victoria Batey, and a younger sister, Isabella "Bella" ... aspires to be a district attorney ... a communication studies minor ... hopes to live in Boston, but is a huge Yankees fan.

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