2016 OUTDOOR Finished 20th at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the javelin with a throw of 48.01m/157-6, earning honorable mention All-America honors ... tossed a career-best 50.00m/164-0 on her third toss of the West Prelims to finish ninth and advance to her first NCAA's ... entered the 2016 NCAA West Preliminaries with a mark of 48.44m/158-11 in the women's javelin, which ranked 25th in the region ... finished top six in all eight meets she's competed in this season, including five top two finishes with two event victories ... opened the season with a personal-best at the TCU Invitational (March 17) at 47.51m/155-10 ... picked up a first-place finish in the "B" section of the javelin at the Texas Relays, tossing another PR at 47.80m/156-10 ... returned the next week at the Wes Kittley to post her second win ... added her current lifetime best at the Michael Johnson Invitational (April 23) behind a mark of 48.44m/158-11 ... earned All-Big 12 honors with a sixth-place finish at the Big 12 Championships behind a toss of 48.29m/158-5 ... was also named to the 2016 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team.
2016 INDOOR Did not compete.
2015 OUTDOOR Earned second team Academic All-Big 12 accolades ... competed in eight meets for the Red Raiders in the javelin during the outdoor campaign ... posted six top four finishes, including three second-place marks ... her top mark of the season came at the Michael Johnson Classic behind a PR of 46.85m/153-8 on April 18 ... represented Texas Tech at the NCAA West Preliminaries and finished 23rd with her top throw coming in at 45.11m/148-0.
2015 INDOOR Did not compete.
2014 OUTDOOR Threw the javelin at seven meets for the Red Raiders, earning five top-10 finishes ... Her best throw of the season was a 39.73m/130-4 launch at the UTSA Invitational, where she placed sixth ... Took 15th in the javelin at the Big 12 Championships (37.41m/122-9).
2014 INDOOR Did not compete.
2013 OUTDOOR Competed in the 200-meter dash, 110-meter hurdles, long jump, high jump and the javelin...finished 11th at the Big 12 Championship in the javelin with a season-best throw of 40.69-meters (133'-6")...cleared a season-best 1.55-meters (5'-1.00") at the Aztec Invitational (3/16)...clocked a season-best 15.75 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles...recorded a season-best 25.83 seconds in the 200-meter dash at the Aztec Invitational.
2013 INDOOR Competed in the pentathlon...finished 16th at the Big 12 Championships with a season-best point total of 3,183 points...finished 6th at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge with 2,901 points...recorded four season-best marks at the Big 12 Championship...recorded a season-best of 7.44 seconds in the 55-meter dash at the Red Raider Open (2/2)...clocked a season-best of 26.08 seconds in the 200-meters at the Tyson Invitational (2/9)...recorded a season-best of 2:39.52 in the 800-meter run at the Big 12 Championship...clocked a season-best of 8.86 in the 55-meter hurdles at the Red Raider Open (2/2)...clocked a season-best of 9.26 in the 60-meter hurdles at the Big 12 Championship...cleared a season-best 1.48-meters (4'-10.25") in the high jump at the Big 12 Championship...recorded a season-best leap of 5.27-meters (17'-3.50") in the long jump at the Big 12 Championship...recorded a season-best throw of 9.88-meters (32'-5.00") in the shot put at the Texas A&M Challenge (1/25).
LA VERNIA Lettered in track and field, basketball and volleyball...competed in the long jump, high jump, 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles, javelin and as a member of the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams...career best time of 14.72 in the 100-meter hurdles...career-best time of 43.00 in the 300-meter hurdles...career-best mark of 17'-7.00" in the long jump...cleared a career-best height of 5'-2.00" in the high jump...career -best mark of 128'-0" in the javelin...earned All-State honors 2009-2012...2011 State Champion in the 300-meter hurdles...2010 state runner-up in the 300-meter hurdles...finished third at the state meet in 2009 in the 300-meter hurdles...earned All-District First Team in volleyball during the 2011 season...earned second team All-District honors in volleyball in 2010...helped team to four consecutive district titles...helped team to the area championship in 2012.
PERSONAL Natalie Denise Baker...has three siblings - Clint, Brittany and Lauren...both father and uncle played football at Texas State...plans to major in health science at Texas Tech.