3 UI student-athletes boast a 4.0 cumulative GPA
Iowa uses 17 hits to score season-high 18 runs, marking most against Drake in series history
Blank home run, Massey complete game, send Hawkeyes to 5-2 overall
Grove, Hawkeyes open season Feb. 8 at Hilton Houston Plaza Classic
Gold team claims first two games to win best-of-three series
2013 as a Junior... Academic All-Big Ten honoree... played in seven games with one start... hit a pinch-hit grand slam in only at-bat of the season at Drake... named to the 2012-13 Dean's List.
2012 as a Sophomore... Played in 32 games with 28 starts... started the final 27 games of the season in right field... batted .200 (13-of-65) with eight RBIs and six runs scored... had four extra base hits (two doubles, one triple and one home run)... had two multi-hit and two multi-RBI games... went 2-for-3 with a run scored against Wisconsin (3/24)... hit her first career long ball -- a solo shot -- in a 9-1, six inning victory over Illinois (3/31)... went 2-for-4 in the series finale to bat .375 in the three-game sweep... went 1-for-2 with a triple and run scored in a 7-6 come-from-behind victory over Nebraska (4/14)... went 1-for-3 with a two-run double in the win over Indiana (4/29) and 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored at Ohio State (5/5).
2011 at Creighton... Played in 43 games with 32 starts as a freshman... batted .275 (22-80) with one doubles, 12 runs and four RBI... also drew six walks... helped the Bluejays to a 25-28 overall record and a 12-12 mark in Missouri Valley Conference play.
High School... Played club softball for the Kansas City Extreme, hitting .392... also played club softball for the St. Louis Mizuno and Iowa Pride... did not compete in high school softball as a junior and senior... earned three letters in basketball, hitting a full-court shot in her final prep basketball game... academic all-conference selection by the Central Iowa Metropolitan League.
Personal... Born Oct. 6, 1991, in Des Moines, Iowa... daughter of Gary and Marla Grove... is a triplet, along with UI teammates Brittanee and Steviee... also has a younger brother, Garret... former MLB catcher Mike Mahoney served as the Grove's hitting coach... majoring in leisure studies, sports management.
Runs Scored: 1, 9X, last at Drake, 4/3/13
Hits: 2, 2X, last vs. Illinois, 3/31/12
Doubles: 1, 2X, last vs. Indiana, 4/29/12
Triples: 1 vs. Nebraska, 4/14/12
Home Runs: 1, 2X, last at Drake, 4/3/13
RBI: 4 at Drake, 4/3/13
Stolen Bases: 1, 2X, last vs. Western Illinois, 2/24/13