The Pitt softball team went 2-2 in the recent ACC/Big Ten Challenge this weekend, going 1-1 against both Wisconsin and Illinois. One of the highlights was senior Giorgiana Zeremenko breaking the school’s all-time home run record.
In a 5-1 loss to Wisconsin, Zeremenko hit her 35th home run at Pitt, breaking the school record of Holly Stevens. The home run was already Zeremenko’s fourth of the year.
Zeremenko breaking the school record really started to look like a reality after her second year at Pitt. That season, 2016, she broke the school’s single-season record with 17 home runs. Ironically, she wasn’t even named to the All-ACC team that year. After a freshman campaign with three home runs, she was at 20 by the end of that season.
Last year saw her hit 11 making it likely that she broke the record at some point this year.
A local product out of Canon-McMillan, Zeremenko has been behind Pitt’s resurgence these last few years. The team has finished over .500 in each of her three seasons and her ability to hit the long ball has been a big reason why.