JUNIOR SEASON (2012)
Added to an already power middle of the lineup during first season in scarlet and black ... appeared in all but one of Tech's 58 games while also making 56 starts as the designated player ... hit a team-high .351 on the year, which was percentage points shy of being among the top 10 averages in school history ... recorded team highs in most offensive categories, most noticeably home runs (15) and RBI ... was just one home run shy of Sandy James' single-season school record from 2011 ... finished tied for third all-time in single-season school history for RBI ... matched the totals of Logan Hall and Cydney Allen from the 2011 season ... was also among the Big 12 leaders in both categories as well ... moved into the career top 10 for both home runs and RBI in only first season ... recorded six doubles as well en route to finishing with 111 total bases, which ranks third all-time in program history ... had a .649 slugging percentage that was highest on the team and among the Big 12 leaders ... percentage also ranked eighth in school history as well ... earned 12 walks and was plunked by one pitch for a .392 on-base percentage ... drove in two runs off sacrifice flies while also laying down one sacrifice bunt ... was also 1-for-1 in stolen base attempts ... started the year as one of Tech's hottest hitters ... had a least one hit in nine of the first 11 games ... recorded the first of her team-high 15 multiple-RBI games against Northwestern as she went 1-for-3 with two RBI ... went 2-for-3 with at least one RBI in three-straight games against Portland State, DePaul, and Utah State to close the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas ... had a home run in each of those games as well ... finished with three RBI against Utah State ... recorded three RBI once again just a week later against North Texas, all of which came in two at-bats during the eighth inning ... crushed a two-run shot over the fence in left on March 2 against Binghamton in what was only her second at-bat of the home opener ... drove in three runs again the following day against UT Arlington ... began a season-high 14 game hitting streak on March 7 against Texas that ran all the way until April 5 at Oklahoma ... was the longest hitting streak for a Red Raider since Elyssa Sigala hit safely in a school record 21-straight games during the 2004 season ... led the team with 17 multiple-hit games ... closed out Seton Hall Classic with a season-high seven RBI against the host Pirates on March 18 ... was just one RBI shy of the school's single-game record ... earned tournament MVP honors following the championship game performance ... had two home runs in the game, both two-run shots ... closed out non-conference with another multiple home run game against Midwestern State ... finished 2-for-3 against the Mustangs with four RBI ... was her fifth-straight game to record at least one RBI ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... appeared in all but one game while making 21 starts ... did not start final two games of the Missouri series ... had four home runs with a team-high 21 RBI ... was dominant in the home-opening series against Iowa State ... went 8-for-10 in the series with two home runs and eight RBI ... went 4-for-4 in the opener with four RBI as she was just a triple shy of the cycle ... her four hits marked a season high ... had two RBI and two hits in the final two games against the Cyclones as well ... marked her fifth-straight game with multiple hits and RBI ... ended the weekend with a walk-off two-run home run to help Tech sweep the series ... named the Big 12 Co-Player of the Week following the weekend ... was the second player to receive the honor during the season, joining Sandy James ... bat quieted down slightly from there with one multiple-hit game rest of league play ... went 2-for-4 with four RBI against Texas A&M in first game of April 17 doubleheader ... had a three-run homer against the Aggies ... connected on her first career grand slam April 21 against Baylor ... AT NCAA WASHINGTON REGIONAL ... went 3-for-8 during the regional, finishing with Tech's highest average (.375) ... looked to spark a rally against Washington, driving a single up the middle that appeared to likely send Mikey Kenney to third ... Kenney was called out, however, after falling midway to the bag ... went 2-for-3 in the elimination game against Harvard ... was two of Tech's three hits against the Crimson ... AWARDS AND HONORS ... All-Big 12 second team selection ... named to the NFCA All-Central Region team ... honored multiple times by the website College Sports Madness, namely as a first team All-American ... website also named her the Big 12 Field Player of the Year and to the All-Big 12 first team.
CAREER HIGHS At-bats: 4, several times, last at Kansas, April 28, 2012 Runs: 2, twice, last vs. Midwestern State, March 27, 2012 Hits: 4, vs. Iowa State, March 30, 2012 RBI: 7, vs. Seton Hall, March 18, 2012 Doubles: 1, five times, last vs. Iowa State, March 30, 2012 Triples: None Home Runs: 2, twice, last vs. Midwestern State, March 27, 2012 Walks: 2, twice, last vs. Texas A&M, April 18, 2012 Strikeouts: 3, at Missouri, April 13, 2012 Stolen Bases: 1, vs. UTEP, Feb. 25, 2012 Hitting Streak: 14 Games (March 12-April 1, 2012)
ANTELOPE VALLEY COLLEGE
One of the top junior college prospects out of California ... two-time All-American selection ... was also named the Foothill Conference Player of the Year both seasons ... honored as the Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year for California junior colleges both years ... two-time first-team all-state pick ... also honored as the California Player of the Year twice ... finished with 31 home runs and 117 RBIs over her two seasons ... hit over .500 each year as well ... set the school records for RBI, slugging percentage, and batting average in a single season ... also snapped the school's record for most runners caught stealing (16) by a catcher.
Four-year letterwinner at Paraclete High School ... named a All-Alpha League first-team pick as a sophomore and junior ... honored on the All-Olympic League first team as a senior ... a California High Sports/ESPN All-State section her senior season as well ... honored by the Antelope Valley Press on the publication's All-Antelope Valley first team as a senior ... finished with the school records for batting average, doubles, and triples.
Born Dec. 13, 1990, to parents Rene and Perla Perez ... is the couple's only child ... was actually born in Chihuahva, Mexico ... hopes to become a physical education teacher or collegiate softball coach ... exercise sports science major.