JUNIOR SEASON (2014)
One of two Red Raiders to start and play in all 54 games ... was Texas Tech's everyday second baseman ... hit .257 on the year (37-for-144) with seven home runs and 29 RBI ... one of eight Red Raiders to record at least 20 RBI (school record) ... 17 of her RBI came with two outs in the inning ... led all players with 20 extra-base hits, including a team-leading 10 doubles ... was also tied for team high with three triples ... ended the year tied for second with Kierra Miles and Gretchen Aucoin for home runs ... second on the team with 33 runs scored and 21 stolen bases ... paired with teammate Sydni Emanuel to form one of the country's top base-stealing duos ... helped the Red Raiders snap the Texas Tech single-season record with 92 stolen bases as a team ... her 21 stolen bases were the most for a Red Raider since Ashley Parker totaled 24 in 2007 ... wrapped the year tied for sixth all-time with Sandy Butler ... ended the year ranked sixth in the Big 12 for stolen bases ... was among the team leaders with a .514 slugging percentage and a .414 on-base percentage ... her on-page percentage was boosted from a team-leading 23 walks and school-record 17 hit by pitches ... snapped the previous Texas Tech school record of 16 hit by pitches that was set by Robyn Wike in 2007 ... ended the year with nine multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI performances ... opened season with two hits in three of the first six games ... reached base in each of the first 16 games of the year, second-longest streak among Red Raiders ... reached base in all but eight games on the year ... went 2-for-3 at the plate with a pair of stolen bases in the season opening loss against Akron ... also went 2-for-3 with three RBI against UMKC and then 2-for-4 with three RBI against Northern Colorado ... homered twice in victory over UMKC with two-run blast in the third inning and a solo shot an inning later ... added a two-run homer in run-rule victory over Northern Colorado ... recorded a season-high three hits on Feb. 16 against New Mexico State ... connected on a towering three-run homer in the third inning against the Aggies ... finished a triple shy of the cycle after a 3-for-4 performance at the plate ... notched a season-high five RBI on March 15 in victory over Cal State Fullerton ... helped give the Red Raiders an early lead with her fifth home run of the season, a three-run shot to left field in the opening frame ... added a two-run double to pad Tech's lead in the seventh as well ... other multiple-RBI performances in non-conference play came March 16 against San Diego State and March 19 in first game of a doubleheader against North Texas ... stole a season-high three bases against the Aztecs as well ... was one of four games with at least two stolen bases ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... recorded a .133 batting average in league play (6-for-45) ... on-base percentage was significantly better with a .322 clip ... six of her school record 17 hit by pitches came against conference foes ... best performance in league play came April 25 in the series opener against Iowa State ... went 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBI in the 15-0 rout ... all three RBI came off a three-run homer in the third inning ... added her fifth and final RBI of conference play the following day against the Cyclones ... opened conference play riding a six-game hitting streak which ultimately finished at nine games ... was the third-longest streak among Red Raiders on the season ... among team leaders defensively with just three errors in over 70 chances ... finished with a .959 fielding percentage in conference play ... IN THE TEXAS TECH SINGLE-SEASON RECORD BOOK ... snapped school record with 17 hit by pitches ... finished tied for sixth all-time with 21 stolen bases.
Hits: 3, at New Mexico State (Feb. 16, 2014)
Doubles: 1, ten times, last vs. Oklahoma State (April 11, 2014)
Triples: 1, three times, last vs. Baylor (March 28, 2014)
Home Runs: 2, vs. UMKC (Feb. 8, 2014)
Total Bases: 9, vs. UMKC (Feb. 8, 2014)
RBI: 5, at Cal State Fullerton (March 15, 2014)
Runs Scored: 2, eight times, last vs. Iowa State (April 25, 2014)
Walks: 2, four times, last vs. Oklahoma State (April 13, 2014)
Hit by Pitch: 2, vs. Northern Colorado (March 6, 2014)
Strikeouts: 4, vs. Oklahoma State (April 12, 2014)
SAC Flies: 1, twice, last vs. Iowa State (April 26, 2014)
SAC Bunts: 1, twice, last vs. Oklahoma State (April 13, 2014)
At-Bats: 5, at Kansas (April 18, 2014)
Stolen Bases: 3, at San Diego State (March 16, 2014)
Field Chances: 9, at Kansas (April 17, 2014)
Putouts: 5, vs. Long Beach State (March 16, 2014)
Assists: 6, four times, last at Kansas (April 17, 2014)
COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO
One of the top junior college prospects in the country the past two seasons ... hit .431 as a sophomore with 12 home runs and 46 RBI en route to earning first team All-American honors by the NJCAA ... also totaled a .421 on-base percentage and .702 slugging percentage ... finished the year with five doubles, four triples, and a team-leading 24 stolen bases ... named the NJCAA Region 18 Player of the Year following the season ... was a first-team All-Region 18 selection as well ... hit .358 as a freshmen with nine home runs and 53 RBI ... totaled 11 doubles and six triples that year, too ... went 28-for-30 on stolen base attempts ... finished her junior college career as a .390 hitter with 102 RBI and 23 home runs ... was 53-for-57 on stolen base attempts after reaching base at a .470 career percentage ... Southern Idaho combined to go 95-29 during her two seasons.
SEQUIM HIGH SCHOOL
Helped lead the Wolves to the 2011 state title ... named the Olympic League MVP following both her junior and senior seasons ... also a three-time Offensive Player of the Year ... earned Defensive Player of the Year accolades three times as well ... connected on 13 home runs as a junior and then 12 her senior season ... hit over .700 both of those years as well.
Amalia Hopson ... born Jan. 7, 1993, to parents James and Sherry Hopson ... an only child ... originally born in California ... majoring in economics with a minor in business management.