FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Became a regular in the starting lineup as only a freshman ... played in 54 games while making 47 starts, mainly at third base ... started 36 times at third base, six times in right field, and four times at second base ... hit .236 overall after totaling 110 at-bats throughout the year ... recorded 20 RBI after showing signs of power throughout the year ... connected on a pair of home runs to go along with four doubles and a triple ... totaled 38 bases overall ... drew 14 walks and was plunked by a pitch twice for a .331 on-base percentage ... one of eight Red Raiders to score at least 20 times during the year ... recorded three multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI performances ... her seven multiple-RBI games ranked fifth on the team ... one of best performances came early with a 2-for-5 day against UNLV on Feb. 9 ... also drove in a pair of runs thanks to a RBI double in the second inning and a RBI single in the fourth ... also went 2-for-2 against both Troy (March 11) and Boise State (March 23) ... connected on her first career home run on Feb. 22 against Texas State ... came off the bench to pinch run in the fifth inning and then stayed in the game to connect on a two-run shot in the seventh ... also homered March 13 against Fairfield ... homer was another two-run shot ... other multiple-RBI games during non-conference came against UMKC (Feb. 16) and Jackson State (March 1) ... steady in the field with just eight errors for a .936 fielding percentage ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... played in 17 of 18 conference games while making 14 starts ... hit .172 against league pitching (5-for-29) while driving in four RBI ... all five hits were singles ... reliable on the hot corner with just two errors ... best two games at the plate came in the Iowa State series finale (April 21) and the April 26 opener with Texas ... brought home a pair of runners in both games ... had a RBI single in the second and then a sixth inning bases-loaded walk against the Cyclones ... powered a two-run single up the middle against Texas ... reached base twice against Oklahoma on April 14, scoring both times which matched her season high.
MANSFIELD SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year starter for the Jaguars ... one of the top players in the Dallas Metroplex ... was a three-time District MVP as she played at both the 5A and 4A levels during high school ... also a four-time first team all-district selection as well ... set the school's career home run record after leading the squad in the category over her final three seasons ... named to the Dallas Morning News first team All-Area squad following her senior season ... also named to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram first team as well ... totaled a .600 batting average in 2012 while also adding six home runs and 45 RBI ... also recorded 15 doubles, four triples, and 18 stolen bases ... hit .409 with nine home runs and 29 RBI as a sophomore to earn second team all-area honors by the DMN ... also a member of the school's Athletic Council.
Sydnie Tapia ... born June 6, 1994, to parents Thomas and Maria Tapia ... the second-oldest of four siblings in Jillian, Mallory, and Thomas, Jr. ... human development and family studies major ... hopes to one day attend medical school and become a pediatric surgeon.