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|18 Sandy James
JUNIOR SEASON (2012)
Continued to be one of the top hitters in the Big 12 Conference as well as the nation ... earned All-Big 12 second team honors for the second-consecutive year ... also an Academic All-Big 12 first team selection as well ... started and played in all 58 games at first base ... finished with a .301 average that was third-highest among Texas Tech's regulars ... connected on 11 home runs to help bolster an offense that totaled a school-record 66 long balls on the year ... her 11 home runs ranked her eighth in single-season history alongside Elyssa Sigala (2004) ... finished second on the team with 45 RBI which ranked seventh all-time in single-season history ... also appeared in the single-season record book for a .558 slugging percentage (10th) and 37 walks (tied for second) ... snapped the school record with 474 putouts ... totaled 40 more putouts that previous record holder Tamara Harrington (1998) ... ranked third on the team with nine doubles and 91 total bases ... went 2-for-4 in the season opener against San Diego State with a pair of home runs ... was one of three multiple-home run games for her as she also belted two dingers against Seton Hall on March 16 and Oklahoma State on May 6 ... matched her career high for hits on Feb. 19 with a 4-for-4 performance against Utah State ... also drove in four RBI against the Aggies ... also totaled four RBI three more times on the year against Seton Hall (March 16), Texas A&M (April 18) and Oklahoma State (May 6) ... was named the Big 12 Player of the Week on Feb. 21 after hitting over .400 with a pair of home runs at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic ... marked the second time James had earned a conference weekly award ... finished with 11 multiple-hit games, third-most on the squad ... totaled 11 multiple-RBI performances as well which was second overall ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... hit .233 against Big 12 pitching with four home runs and 16 RBI ... was one of four players to connect on four home runs in league play ... ranked second on the team behind Adriana Perez for RBI ... totaled a team-high 19 walks to post a .425 on-base percentage ... recorded four multiple-hit and multiple-RBI games ... reached base in 20 of 23 games ... went 2-for-3 with three RBI in the conference opener against Iowa State ... connected on a first-inning home run to open the Oklahoma series on April 5 ... returned the next day to go 3-for-4 at the plate to help lead the Red Raiders to a victory over the Sooners ... belted a two-out, sixth inning grand slam that completed an 8-6 come-from-behind victory over No. 19 Texas A&M in the April 18 series finale ... recorded final multiple-hit performance of the year on May 6 against Oklahoma State where she went 3-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI ... at NCAA WASHINGTON REGIONAL ... went 2-for-8 at the plate for a .250 average ... was one of three Red Raiders to record more than one hit at the regional ... connected on a RBI double in the tournament opener against Maryland ... also launched a single up the middle against host Washington.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011)
Immediately bolstered the middle of Tech's lineup during first season wearing scarlet and black ... All-Big 12 second team ... Academic All-Big 12 second team ... started in all 58 games, mainly at first base ... recorded a .352 batting average to go along with 16 home runs and 62 RBI ... her home runs set a new single-season school record, while her RBI count is believe to be the second-most all-time ... two of her home runs have been grand slams ... also added nine doubles, two triples, and a .772 slugging percentage ... came close to snapping the school record for walks in a year with 37 ... began the year slow with a 3-for-14 showing at the Kajikawa Classic ... eventually got her bat going as Tech returned home for 25-straight home games ... had two hits and four RBI in both games of the doubleheader against New Mexico ... finished an eight-game stretch from New Mexico into the Masked Rider Invitational 12-for-18 at the plate with six home runs and 20 RBI ... was named the Big 12 Player of the Week for her success ... helped pull Tech back into the game with Liberty, nailing a two-run homer ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... hitting .313 against conference pitching, third-highest on the team ... connected on three home runs as well ... her 18 RBI was second in league only games among Big 12 players ... totaled five doubles as well ... had a career day in the series finale at Iowa State ... finished 4-for-4 at the plate with eight RBI ... her RBI total matched the school's single-game record ... was a triple shy of the cycle ... the game was her third-straight with a home run ... also added two more Tech's next home date against Kansas ... homered in both games of the doubleheader ... had an RBI double against Texas A&M in the series finale ... AT NCAA TUCSON REGIONAL ... hit .455 (5-for-11) during the regional, posting the second-highest average on the team ... also had three RBI ... combined to go 4-for-7 during the two elimination games against Harvard and New Mexico State ... broke a 3-3 tie against the Aggies with a fifth inning two-run homer ... the home run broke the single-season record in the process ... went 1-for-2 against Arizona.
At-bats - 4, several times, last at Oklahoma, April 6, 2012
Runs - 3, three times, last at Seton Hall, April 16, 2012
Hits - 4, twice, last vs. Utah State, Feb. 19, 2012
RBI* - 8, at Iowa State, April 10, 2011
Doubles - 1, several times, last vs. Maryland, March 18, 2012
Triples - 1, vs. Evansville, March 13, 2011
Home Runs - 2, four times, last vs. Oklahoma State, May 6, 2012
Walks - 3, twice, last vs. North Texas, Feb. 24, 2012
Strikeouts - 3, at Missouri, March 14, 2012
Stolen Bases - 1, three times, last vs. Midwestern State, March 27, 2012
Hitting Streak - 8 Games (March 9-13, 2011)
* indicates school record
Redshirt season after transferring from Angelo State University.
ANGELO STATE (2009 SEASON)
Set several ASU and Lone Star Conference records in her only season ... compiled a .403 batting average while hitting 25 home runs and 21 doubles ... her 25 home runs set a new Angelo State and Lone Star Conference record ... also totaled a 0.893 slugging percentage, the highest in ASU history ... named the Lone Star Conference South Division Freshman of the Year ... also named to the conference's south division first team at first base ... honored by Daktronics as the South Central Player of the Year ... also earned first team accolades from Daktronics for the All-South Central Region squad ... NFCA second team All-American selection ... set a new ASU record during the season with a 24-game hit streak ... named the Lone Star Conference South Division Hitter of the Week three times during the season.
Four-year letterwinner at Sabine High School ... named the district's Freshman of the Year in 2005 ... added to her list of accomplishments the next two seasons as the district MVP ... was also a first team All-State selection in 2006 ... named the district Offensive Player of the Year in 2008 ... was also the East Texas Offensive Player of the Year that season ... also participated in basketball and volleyball.
Born July 9, 1990, to parents Scott and Terri James ... has an older sister, Candace ... graduated salutatorian at Sabine High School ... enjoys being outdoors and fishing ... majoring in exercise and sports science with a minor in education and math ... hopes to become a college softball coach.