Pronounced MARR-uh has-DOE-vick
2012: Played in 30 games, starting 17 … Batted .218 on the year with four doubles and two home runs … Drove in seven runs and scored six runs … Had nine walks and a stolen base … Hit a big home run at Boston College to start a seven-run comeback for the win.
2011: A versatile player who started at all three outfield positions in 2011 … Played in 35 games, starting 26 … Posted a .294 batting average on the season with two doubles, a triple and a home run … Drove in 13 runs and scored eight runs … Led the team with six sacrifice bunts … Drew nine walks and stole four bases … Went 2-for-2 with a walk, a home run, two runs and three RBI against Rhode Island …Went 2-for-3 with a run and three RBI against Florida A&M to kick off a four-game hitting streak (3/5-3/11) … Injured her thumb against Arizona State on March 12 in an outfield collision and missed the next seven games … Had a six-game hitting streak shortly after her return (3/29-4/9) … Went 2-for-2 with a double and a run against Radford on April 13 … A member of the 2011 All-ACC Academic Softball Team and the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2010: Played in 34 games, starting 13 … Batted .239 with a home run and 12 RBI … Scored nine runs and drew a pair of walks … Had a triple and two doubles … Had two multiple-hit games and two multiple-RBI contests … A member of the 2009-2010 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2009: An invited walk-on who proved to be a pleasant surprise … Played in 39 games, starting 19 … Worked at all three outfield spots, shortstop and at catcher during the course of the year … Picked up her first collegiate hit against Evansville … Hit a game-winning two-run home run against Illinois-Chicago … Hit a walk-off homer in Tech’s 1-0 win over Western Michigan the next game … Hurt her thumb at Florida State and was limited after having surgery … Returned for the ACC Tournament, starting as the designated player … Hit .135 on the year with seven hits and six RBI … Scored 16 runs, drew six walks and stole five bases.
High School: Lettered four times for Coach Bonnie O’Hearn at Herndon High … A first-team VHSCA all-state selection her final season … Also named first-team all-region and all-district as an outfielder her senior season … Named team captain … Named to the Concord District All-Tournament Team and the Northern Region All-Tournament team … Was team MVP and named a scholar-athlete … Hit .484 her senior year with 11 doubles, 18 runs scored and 12 RBI … Was first-team all-district as a shortstop her junior year after hitting .539 with 13 doubles, 29 runs scored, two home runs and 15 RBI … Was named second-team all-district as a sophomore … Hit .440 for her career, with 28 doubles, two triples, 30 walks, 38 RBI, three home runs and 64 runs scored … Her team finished second in the district and region, earning a trip to the state tournament for the first time in school history her senior year … Also lettered twice for the track & field team.
Personal: Marra Barnas Hvozdovic … Born December 10, 1989, in Fairfax, VA … Daughter of John Hvozdovic and Sarah McGuire … Has one brother, Paul … Uncle, Mike Hvozdovic, played football at Tech and lettered from 1962-64 … A fourth-generation Hokie as her great grandfather, grandfather and both parents attended Virginia Tech … Graduated in May with a degree in management.