Started 36 games at third base ... 3 of her 12 hits were doubles ... Currently ranks 9th all-time in runs scored at Tech ... Big game with three hits in win over UNLV at Palm Springs tournament on Feb. 26 ... Pressed into action and played a solid game at second base in the absence of Jennifer Bowers during Arizona tournament.
Started 47 games at third base during her sophomore campaign ... Increased her season RBI total from seven her freshman season to 23 ... Led the Red Raiders with a .265 batting average during conference play ... Posted seven multiple RBI games including a career-high three RBI on three occasions ... Connected on her first career home run on March 11 in a win over Valparaiso.
Made 54 starts at third base in her first season in Lubbock ... Compiled a .260 batting average in 146 at bats ... Led the team with 32 runs scored and 11 sacrifice bunts ... In her first collegiate action, collected three singles at the Bobcat Classic while playing defensively sound at third base ... Posted a career-high three hits with two RBI in win over Drake.
Eagle Rock High School
Helped guide team to playoff berths in both 2000 and 2001 with a semifinal appearance in 2000 ... Named to 2003 L.A. Times All-Central City Region Softball Team ... Selected as first-team All-League from 2000 through 2003 ... Honored as team Rookie of the Year in 2000, Best Defensive Player in 2002, and MVP in 2003 ... Served as class officer in both junior and senior years.
Natalie Rose Kula born July 10, 1985, to parents Mark and Gloria Kula ... Has two sisters Cristina and Erica and a brother Jack.