JUNIOR SEASON (2012)
Served as the primary backup behind the plate ... appeared in 19 games with 12 total starts ... went 8-for-34 at the plate for a .235 average ... drove in three runs while scoring three of her own as well ... finished with a .316 on-base percentage after drawing four walks ... recorded a .971 fielding percentage that was the second-highest of her career ... totaled just two errors in 67 total tries ... threw out five base runners attempting to steal out of 14 tries ... best performance of the year came on a 2-for-3 day against Binghamton on March 2 ... was her lone multiple-hit game of the season ... also had a RBI against the Bearcats in her first start of the season ... went 1-for-3 at the plate March 13 in the first game of a doubleheader against Stony Brooke where she also drove in a pair of runs ... was lone multiple-RBI game of the year ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... appeared in seven games while making five starts ... was only 2-for-14 at the plate for a .143 average ... had singles March 6 at Texas and then April 17 against Texas A&M ... final appearance of the season came April 28 when she came off the bench at Kansas.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011)
Became a regular behind the plate during her sophomore season ... played in 33 games while making 21 starts ... caught mainly for Brittany Talley all season ... split time at catcher with Holley Gentsch late in the year ... hit .403 on the season in 62 at-bats ... the only player with at least 10 starts to hit over .400 .... also drove in 16 RBI ... connected on two home runs and two doubles as well ... recorded eight multiple-hit and three multiple-RBI games ... drilled her first career home run against Utah Valley on Feb. 20 ... went 2-for-3 at the plate with a career high three RBI against Alcorn State on March 13 ... followed that up with a 2-for-3 peformance against Colorado State that included two RBI ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... appeared in 12 games, while making seven starts ... hit .261 during that stretch, while also recording two RBI ... drove in the first of a five-run seventh inning against Nebraska on May 1 ... her RBI ended up being all Tech needed to win ... AT NCAA TUCSON REGIONAL ... appeared in only one game, the regional opener against New Mexico State ... made the start and finished 0-for-1 at the plate.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)
Appeared in 23 games as a freshman, including 15 starts ... served as the primary backup for catcher Holley Gentsch ... was one of Tech's main options off the bench to pinch hit ... recorded a .216 average on the year with nine RBI ... added a double and six runs scored ... finished with a .273 on-base percentage as well ... also had a team-high three sacrifice flies ... had hits in four of five games during a stretch in early March ... recorded first of two multiple-hit games against Boise State on March 7, going 2-for-3 with an RBI ... added 2 RBI in a 1-for-1 day against North Carolina Central on March 12 ... had a similar performance the following day with a season-high 3 RBI ... finished the North Carolina Central series with 6 RBI ... made starts in Big 12 play against Oklahoma State (April 22) and at Kansas (April 25) ... was 2-for-3 against the Jayhawks ... also saw action against UC Davis and Stanford in the postseason regional ... was 0-for-2 in two plate appearances against Stanford.
Games Played (Season) - 33 (2011)
Games Started (Season) - 21 (2011)
At-bats - 4, vs. Texas, April 23, 2011
Runs - 2, three times, last vs. Utah Valley, Feb. 20, 2011
Hits - 2, eleven times, last vs. Binghamton, March 2, 2012
RBI - 3, twice, last vs. Alcorn State, March 13, 2011
Doubles - 1, three times, last vs. Alcorn State, March 13, 2011
Triples - None
Home Runs - 1, twice, last vs. Wichita State, Feb. 27, 2011
Walks - 1, several times, last vs. Manhattan, March 17, 2012
Strikeouts - 2, vs. Baylor, April 21, 2012
Stolen Bases - 1, vs. Long Island, March 18, 2011
Hitting Streak - 5 Games (Feb. 26-March 6, 2011)
Was offensive MVP of her district (4-5A) in her senior season when she was also named all-state catcher and female athlete of the year ... earned all-district honors each of her four years and was MVP of the district in her sophomore year and defensive MVP during her junior campaign ... was a four-time National Honor Society honoree as well as a four-time academic all-district performer.
Parents are Nina and David Tongate ... dad is a supervisor at Lockheed Martin and mom is a sales representative for Sprint ... has a brother, Daniel, and a sister, Amanda Bradford ... an undeclared human sciences major ... hopes to go to medical school and become a doctor... cites her sociology class as her favorite class of her first semester at Tech... selected the Red Raiders because of its proximity to home and because of the players on the squad.