Lincoln Southwest senior Emma Kauf plays with determination that isn’t common among players of her age. To be Nebraska’s Gatorade Player of the Year takes an endless amount of work ethic and drive that coaches can only dream of. The senior catcher was elected captain of her team and led them to a Class A Nebraska state championship this past season earning her a second nod to the First Team Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska selection. Kauf, who just recently signed to play at Georgia Tech, batted .570 with 22 home runs, 60 RBIs and a state single-season record, 81 runs scored. Atop of all her impressive accolades, she also set a state career record for home runs (59), RBI (214) and runs (236).
Kauf, who just recently graduated from Lincoln Southwest, has an explosive bat and powerful arm behind the plate. With a weighted GPA of 4.31, Emma Kauf has chosen to major in Biology, and will continue to succeed on the field and in the classroom for Georgia Tech. Emma’s most impressive statistic was setting a career record for most homeruns in Nebraska, with 59. This outstanding statistic contributed to Kauf leading her team to victory over undefeated Papillion LaVista twice in the state championship. Kauf’s uniqueness comes from the fact that she bats left-handed and throws right-handed, much like Sis Bates, who is one of the best lefty hitters and righty throwers in the game today. Aside from softball, Kauf also played basketball and was a shooting guard for Lincoln Southwest.
Something many people may not know about Kauf is that in her off time she loves to play with her dogs and go on bike rides. She has a big superstition surrounding her nail polish color and what jewelry she wears and in her own words, Kauf loves Press Sports because “it allows athletes to show off their skills to other athletes within the same sport.” Emma’s aspiration is to one day help others by becoming a veterinarian. Emma is currently the #1 ranked softball player on the app, and we look forward to following her successes as she plays for Georgia Tech.
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Article by Breanna Roper