Bridget Pluta
Bridget Pluta

South Bend, Ind.

High School:
St. Joseph's


Student Assistant



Serving as a student assistant this season.

2003 Highlights: Appeared in 15 games, starting two games at first base at Illinois State. • Drove home two runs with a double against Liberty • Has been instrumental in the success of Jenna Hall as a first baseman

Fall 2002 Highlights: Appeared in four of the six games, scoring two runs and batting .333

2002 Highlights: Appeared in 28 games, starting 10 • Made her first career start at first base on April 10 vs. Indiana State and started four of the next six games • In that game she went 2-for-2 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored • Followed that up by going 1-for-1 vs. Indiana. One of four left-handed position players on the team.

2001 Highlights: Tore her ACL during winter workouts and will used the season as a redshirt year.

Prep Highlights: 2000 South Bend Tribune Athlete of the Year • 2000 WSBT TV/Burger King Athlete of the Year. • Member of 2000 sectional championship team • Batted .481 her senior year • Two-time MVP for St. Joseph • 1999 Northern Indiana H.S. Sports Report Athlete of the Month • 1998 Hoosier Diamond Magazine second team all-state • 1998 team stolen base leader with 25 and team batting leader with .472 batting average • Member of 1998 sectional and regional championship team • Member of Indiana Diamonds club team • 1999 club team won Cincinnati Slugger Fest Championship • Member of 1998 NSA 16U state championship team. • Member of 1998 ASA 16U runner-up Midwest Regional Championship • Also four-year varsity award winner in volleyball and basketball • Named team MVP in volleyball and basketball • Holds career-high scoring record, single game-high scoring record and rebounding record for high school in basketball • Participated in Top 40 workout for Indiana Basketball All-Star Game • Named captain for volleyball, basketball and softball • Became the first female athlete at her high school to win 12 varsity awards • Coached by Don Olinger at St. Joseph's and Gary Stewart for the Indiana Diamonds.

Personal: Member of Students Against Drunk Driving •Participated in Latin Club • Enjoys bowling, dancing and being with children outside of softball • Majoring in physical therapy • Plans to pursue career in medical field with children and coach o Born April 21, 1982 • Parents are Michael and Bonnie Pluta.