UCLA Adds Graduate Transfer Jenavee Peres For 2020 Season
UCLA has added graduate transfer Jenavee Peres to its roster for the 2020 season.
Peres, a catcher, has one season of eligibility remaining after spending three years competing for San Diego State. She currently ranks at the top of SDSU's record books in several offensive categories, including batting average (.409), on-base percentage (.466) and slugging percentage (.743). In 2017, Peres earned NFCA Second Team All-American honors, becoming the first Aztec in program history to do so.
"We are excited to have Jenavee accepted into our graduate program for Principles of Effective Coaching and Teaching," UCLA head coach Kelly Inouye-Perez said in a statement. "She adds power to our lineup and great experience behind the plate, and she looks forward to pursuing her masters and competing with her teammates on the field."
Peres was also named the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year in 2017. As a freshman at SDSU in 2015, Peres was the Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year. She has also spent time in the USA Softball program, as she was invited to the selection camp for the U.S. women's national team in 2016 and earned a spot on the U.S. junior women's national team in 2015.
Peres utilized a medical redshirt season in 2018 and did not compete in 2019.
UCLA enters the 2020 campaign as the reigning NCAA champion.