|17 Whitney Riley
Speedy outfielder with a cannon-like arm appeared in all 59 of Tech's games, starting all but one...Finishes her Red Raider career ranked third all time in triples with six...Academic All-Big 12 second-team selection...Finished the season with a .229 avg., five doubles, one triple, one home run and 12 RBI...Led all Tech outfielders with eight assists from her center field position...Recorded her first hit of the season against UNLV at the UNLV Spring Tournament with a 1-for-3 showing...Had a season-best four-game hitting streak from Feb. 23-29...Turned in a 1-2 outing with a run scored and a triple against Missouri...Went 2-for-3 with a run scored against New Mexico at the Lobo Invitational...Chewed on Oregon State pitching with a 3-for-3 outing, including a key double to help Tech upend the Beavers...Went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs and an RBI against Campbell at the Stanford Classic...Finished 1-for-2 against North Carolina at the Hawai'i Spring Fling Tournament...Went 1-for-3 with a key single against Texas A&M...Contributed a key single and scored a run to help Tech beat UTEP...Went 1-for-3 with a double against Oklahoma...Finished 1-for-3 with a big RBI double to boost the Red Raiders to a win over Baylor in Waco...Proved to be a pain in the side of Iowa State as she hit a big two-run single to key a big Tech inning that gave the Red Raiders a win in the first game...In game two against the Cyclones, she went 2-for-4 with a double and her first home run of the year on a full count in the bottom of the seventh to send the game into extra innings before Tech came away with the win...Had a key RBI single to help the Red Raiders upset Missouri in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament...Turned in a 2-for-3 performance in her last collegiate game.
The fastest player on the team, she had her best outing of 2007 vs. Illinois when she errupted for 3 hits in a mini-cycle performance, with a triple, double and single and 2 RBI ... Hit huge 2-out game-winning single in the 7th to lift Tech over No. 10 Washington in the ASU tournament and finally get the big win over a top 10 (after 3 previous close ones) ... Currently ranks tied for third all-time at Tech in triples with 5 of them and is tied with Zaragoza for 7th in stolen bases ... Earned honor roll status in the fall of 2007.
Raised her batting average almost 60 points in her sophomore campaign, despite facing many of the nation's best pitchers ... Co-led the team in doubles (8, with Corkin) ... Had the first significant hitting streak of the season, 10 games from 3/10/06 - 3/25/06 ... Part of a tandem which had back-to-back long balls twice in the same game (with Patin vs. South Dakota State) ... Earned second-team Academic All-Big 12 team.
Appeared in 37 games, making 21 starts mostly in the outfield ... Collected a .211 batting average in 76 at bats ... Collected seven extra base hits on the season (three doubles, two triples, two home runs) ... Scored 13 runs, while driving in 10 RBI ... Finished third on the team with five stolen bases on six attempts ... Hit her first career home run on March 22 against Oklahoma City ... Scored the Red Raiders' only run on a solo home run on April 10 against Missouri.
Carroll Senior High School
Played softball and volleyball for Carroll Senior High School ... Helped lead team to State Semifinals, Regional Semifinals two years, District Champions three years ... Garnered many awards including District MVP three years, Who's Who in High School Sports for two years, Dallas Morning News All-Area two years, Ft. Worth Star All-Area three years, All-State Tournament Team ... Named Who's Who in Academics ... Participated in Senior Sisters, Student Council, NHA ... Played in ASA, AFA Nationals ... Played for Phoenix Storm ... Selected tournament MVP five times.
Born May 24, 1986, to parents Mike and Tammy Riley ... Father is pilot for American Airlines and Mother is a substitute teacher ... Has a sister Lindsey, 15, and a brother Nick, 10.