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12  Jennifer Corkin
Jennifer Corkin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Avondale, Ariz.

High School:
Westview High

Height:
5-8

Position:
C/INF

Experience:
3L

B/T:
L/L


2008 (Senior)
Avondale, Ariz., product started every game of her senior campaign...Named Second-Team All-Big 12 and Academic All-Big 12 Second Team... Finishes Tech career tied for the all-time lead in doubles (36) while ranking third in hits (168), home runs (21), RBI (106) and walks (74)...Went 2-for-4 with an RBI against Missouri at the Lobo Invitational...Finished 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI against Cal St. Fullerton...Finished 2-for-3 with an RBI to help Tech to a win over UC Davis at the Fullerton Worth Invitational...During the two College Charleston games at the Stanford Classic, she went 3-for-8 with a double, a triple and a stolen base...Had a double and an RBI against Texas at the Hawai'i Spring Fling Tournament...Went 2-fo-3 to help Tech to a win over Maine at the same tournament...In the Red Raiders' double header against UTEP, she went a combined 3-for-4 with a double, her first home run of the season and two RBI...finished a perfect 2-for-2 with her two RBI in the second game against the Miners...Went 2-for-3 with two doubles in a loss to Kansas...Hit a solo home run against Nebraska to help Tech beat the Huskers for the first time in seven years...Her 2-for-3, two RBI showing led the Red Raiders to a win over UT-San Antonio...Chipped in a pair of hits to help Tech beat Baylor in the first game of the series in Waco...Went 2-for-3 with four RBI in a win over UT-Arlington...Had a season-high three hits to help Tech complete a sweep of Iowa State...Went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI to help the Red Raiders upset Missouri in the Big 12 Tournament...Finished the tournament a combined 4-for-7 with a double, a homer and four RBI while being named to the all-tournament team.

2007 (Junior)
Hit for a .348 average--good for 11th in Big 12--and led the team in all power numbers including home runs, RBI, total bases, doubles, she earned All-Big 12 second-team honors ... huge day vs. Nevada early in the season with 6 RBI and a pair of home runs, including a slam, and was beyond instrumental in Tech's run to the Big 12 Championship game ... dynamic walks to strikeouts ratio (23 to 17 fans) ... started all 51 games last year, most playing 1B. Although she may still catch in 2008, look for her at 1B most often ... is now listed in several offensive all-time categories (hits, RBI, home runs, doubles--show off) for TTU and will look to move up to the top 3 in many ... is on a 7-game hitting streak (began 5/5/07) to begin 2008 ... earned honor roll status in the fall of 2007.

2006 (Sophomore)
Hit for a .281 average despite the significant upgrade in the schedule's difficulty ... co-led (with Patin) the team with an 11-game hitting streak from 4/1/06 - 4/18/06 ... Hit three home runs and co-led the team (with Riley) with eight doubles ... led the team in walks with 21 free passes ... Caught, played first base or was designated player in 52 games and was 3B coach for a game in Coach Wilson's absence in Palm Springs.

2005 (Freshman)
Started 47 games as a freshman, mostly at first base ... Led the team in batting average (.287), home runs (5), RBI (35), slugging percentage (.493) and on-base percentage (.386) ... Tied for the team lead in doubles with 11 ... Connected on the first home run of her college career against Utah on Feb. 12 ... Drove in 11 runs in a doubleheader against Eastern New Mexico on March 30.

High School
Played volleyball and softball for Westview High School ... Helped to lead team to regional championship three years ... WHS was fourth in the nation for team GPA for two years ... Received many awards including first team All Region three years, as catcher was second team All-Region, All-Academic honor for volleyball team, honorable mention in state for Arizona ... Holds high school record for most aces in a single game and for the season in volleyball ... Was voted Most Athletic Girl in senior class ... Has school record in batting average with .585 and .705 OBP ... Active in WHS'up, Youth Alive, Peer Leadership, SADD and NHS.

Personal
Born March 10, 1986, to parents Michael and Celeste Corkin ... Father is a superintendent for Schuck and Sons ... Mother is a graduate of Phoenix College and is operations manager at Sharpe Equipment Leasing ... Has one sister, Staci ... Hobbies include playing sports, going to the movies and hanging out with friends and family.

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