SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012)
Saw more playing time as a sophomore, appearing in 35 games while making seven starts ... made the move to the outfield early in the year as she started all seven games in left field ... came in to play her natural position of shortstop at various points as well ... was one of Tech's primary options to pinch hit or pinch run late in the year ... hit .286 overall after going 8-for-28 at the plate ... drove in 10 runs thanks to a pair of doubles and three home runs ... also drew four walks for a .444 on-base percentage ... scored 14 runs, second-most among Tech reserves ... had home runs against North Texas (Feb. 24), Manhattan (March 17), and Midwestern State (March 27) ... connected on an eighth-inning, three-run shot against North Texas that matched her career high for RBI ... other multiple-RBI game of the year came with the two-run homer against Manhattan ... went 2-for-3 on Feb. 18 against Portland State for the first of two multiple-hit games ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... appeared in 12 contests, all as either a pinch hitter or pinch runner ... went 2-for-8 at the plate for a .250 average ... had one RBI which came at Kansas on April 27 when she was plunked by a pitch with the bases loaded ... RBI came in the first at-bat after the game was resumed after inclement weather postponed the game a night earlier ... went 2-for-2 a week earlier against Texas A&M on April 18 after coming off the bench ... AT NCAA WASHINGTON REGIONAL ... made her lone appearance against Washington when she pinch ran for Adriana Perez in the sixth inning ... Academic All-Big 12 first team selection ... one of three Tech players and six from the conference to be nominated with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
Been a contributing member of Tech's bench ... played in 32 games while making only three starts ... hitting .391 on the year ... has also totaled two home runs and 12 RBI ... 3-for-5 on the year as a pinch hitter ... recorded two multiple-hit and four multiple-RBI games ... connected on first career home run against St. John's on Feb. 26 ... followed a little less than a month later with a three-run homer against Colorado State ... the three RBI against the Rams remains her season high ... homer came in a pinch hit situation ... went 2-for-2 with two RBI against Alcorn State on March 13 ... finished off the regular season by earning the start at DP against Texas A&M on May 14 ... had pinch hit opportunities in both elimination games against Harvard and New Mexico State ... had a RBI single against the Crimson.
CAREER HIGHS At-bats: 3, three times, last vs. Utah State, Feb. 19, 2012 Runs: 2, vs. Colorado State, March 17, 2011 Hits: 2, four times, last vs. Texas A&M, April 18, 2012 RBI: 3, twice, last vs. North Texas, Feb. 24, 2012 Doubles: 1, four times, last vs. Texas A&M, April 18, 2012 Triples: None Home Runs 1, five times, last vs. Midwestern State, March 27, 2012 Walks: 1, seven times, last vs. Manhattan, March 17, 2012 Strikeouts: 2, at Texas A&M, May 14, 2011 Stolen Bases: 1, vs. Dayton, March 5, 2011 Hitting Streak: 2 Games, twice (last was Feb. 18, 2012 doubleheader)
Four-year starter at Henrietta High School ... named the district's Newcomer of the Year as a freshman ... was a first team all-district selection the following year ... earned the district's MVP as a junior and senior ... was also an TGCA All-State selection as a senior ... led the area in home runs as a sophomore and junior ... was named the team's MVP as a freshman, junior and senior ... team advanced to the playoffs her sophomore and junior year and made it to the area round as a senior ... named to the Red River Diamond Dozen by the Wichita Falls Tribune in 2009 and 2010 ... played in the TGCA All-Star game following her senior year ... was also a member of the school's volleyball, basketball, and track and field teams ... involved with FFA, Peer Assistant Leadership (PAL), and National Honor Society ... played with Texas Fusion Gold club team that qualified for the national tournament.
Born Oct. 26, 1992, to parents Steve and Robbin Powell ... has an older brother, Jared ... father is an oil field operator while her mother is a domestic engineer ... an outdoors enthusiast with hobbies such as fishing, hunting, and horseback riding ... is an agricultural communications major.