Texas infielder Janna Roberts (4) joins her teammates in a cheer during a postseason game against Texas A&M on May 18, 2019 in Austin. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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With a future in aerospace engineering calling, Janna Roberts steps away from UT’s softball team

Posted December 18th, 2019

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Texas infielder Janna Roberts has hung up her cleats, a team spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday.

Roberts has decided to focus on her academics instead of athletics. A sophomore, Roberts is studying aerospace engineering at Texas.

As a freshman, Roberts came off the bench in 14 games during the 2019 season. The Pearland native scored six times and registered a steal. She drew three walks and a bunt single against Princeton was her only hit in four career at-bats.

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Texas added six names to its roster this offseason, but three seniors graduated and five players also left the softball program. Roberts and fellow infielder Malory Schattle decided to just become students at Texas. Meanwhile, pitcher Chloe Romero (Cal), first baseman Elicia Espinosa (Utah) and utility player Jaden Hoelker (UT-Arlington) all transferred.

Texas will open its 2020 season on Feb. 6 with a home games against Wichita State and Maryland.

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