Beth Golitko begins her second year as an assistant softball coach in the 2013 season after working with the outfielders and hitters in 2012.
Golitko played for the Fighting Leathernecks from 2008-11 where she appeared in 160 games and made 133 starts in the outfield. Golitko ended her four-year career with a .326 average, 70 runs scored, 143 hits, 33 doubles, nine home runs and 81 RBIs.
As a freshman in 2008, Golitko received Academic All-League honors and NFCA academic recognition for earning a 3.34 GPA. She also was named to the Summit League Winter/Spring Academic All-League Team.
During her sophomore season, Golitko was once again was named to the Summit League Winter/Spring Academic All-League Team. Additionally, she was selected to The Summit League Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence. On the field, she helped the Fighting Leathernecks set the school record for most runs scored in a season (270) and most RBI in a season (243). She recorded a .463 batting average and a .878 slugging percentage during conference play and earned Summit League Player of the Week honors for the week of May 4, 2009 for the first time in her career.
Golitko was 2010 All-Summit League First Team Selection following her junior season. She posted a team-best .357 batting average while collecting the second most hits on the team (55). She was named the Summit League Player of the Week for the second time of her career on April 26, 2010 and collected her third consecutive Summit League Winter/Spring Academic All-League honor.
As a senior in 2011, Golitko scored 28 runs and co-led The Summit League in doubles (14) and triples (3). She started all 45 games and drove in 30 runs. In fact, Golitko drove in two or more runs on eight occasions and recorded 16 multi-hit games.
The LaGrange, Ill. native earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Western Illinois in May 2011. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology from Western Illinois.