Citrus College Sophomore Jade Nua was recently named the California Community College Athletic Association and California Community College Sports Information Association Female State Athlete of the Month for her outstanding month of February. Nua is just fifth Citrus student-athlete to win the award in it's 12-year history.
Nua was arguably the hardest softball player in the state to get out during February. She posted a .655 batting average, .800 on-base percentage, and a monstrous 1.724 slugging percentage, which was the highest in the state at month's end by at least .400 points.
Nua hit seven doubles and a state-leading eight home runs on the month and drove in 27 RBIs. She drew 16 walks, and was hit by pitch five times, striking out just two times in 50 plate appearances. In a doubleheader late in the month, Nua was unstoppable, going 4 for 4 with four home runs, hitting two to left, one to center, and another to right, driving in 13 RBI and scoring five runs.