Senior Spotlight - Jerrika Chorba

Senior Spotlight - Jerrika Chorba

Hazleton, Pa. - Jerrika Chorba (Bloomsburg, Pa.) has been a mainstay in the Penn State Hazleton softball line up since 2017. Since then, Chorba played in 108 consecutive games spending the majority of the time as the infield general in the shortstop position. Chorba led off her career with an epic freshman season, one in which she was named a first-team All-American by the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. That year, Jerrika Chorba notched 20 multi-hit games, totaling 52 knocks on the season, adding an impressive 42 runs scored with a .482 batting average ranking the freshman in the top five nationally in each of those statistical categories. 

Chorba's amazing freshman numbers were tough to match, although the shortstop continued crank out the production and help Hazleton to three straight post-season appearances during her career. Chorba collected her 100th career base hit on April 24, 2019, sparking a rally that led Hazleton to claim the number one seed in the Penn State University Athletic Conference's Eastern Division. Ultimately, Chorba's performances helped pave the way for a team selection to the the 2019 Small College World Series, toting 31 hits, 30 runs scored and 18 RBI, adding a team best 59 assists from her post in the infield in the spring of 2019.

Throughout all her success on the field, Jerrika Chorba has maintained excellence in the classroom earning four PSUAC Academic All-Conference awards and three USCAA All-Academic Team awards during her career. The senior won't rule out additional degrees in the immediate future which may allow her to complete her fourth year of competition, but in the mean time Chorba remains on track to earn her bachelor's degree in Information Systems and Technology and plans on getting a masters degree in the coming years from Bloomsburg University.