Tough, gritty catcher known for her ability to work with pitchers handled the majority of the duties behind the plate for Tech, while also making a couple appearances at third base...Posted career-best numbers in homers and RBI while also recording the highest batting average of her career...Finished the season with three homers and 14 RBI...Continued her career tendency for being hit by pitches, being smacked a team-high 10 times to rank among the top in the conference in the category...Performed her best towards the end of the season to help boost Tech to its highest conference in seven years...Included in there was a career-long seven-game hitting streak from April 13-22...Notched the first triple of her career in her second game of the year against Loyola-Chicago at the UNLV Spring Tournament...Went 1-for-2 against Arizona State...Tallied her first RBI of the season in a win over Maine at the Hawai'i Spring Fling Tournament...Picked up a 2-for-3 showing against Texas A&M...Went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in a win over Texas State...Knocked her first career grand slam and first home run of the season against Missouri while going 2-for-3 with four RBI...Proved to be a pain in Baylor's side as she hit a big home run in the first game of the series before notching a key double to spark a rally that finished the sweep of the Bears in the second game...Went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI to key a win over UT-Arlington late in the season...Picked up a key hit and made arguably the Red Raiders' biggest hustle play of the season by hurrying in from second base on an infield single in a big fifth inning that gave Tech the upset over Missouri in the Big 12 Tournament...Went 1-for-3 against Nebraska in her final collegiate game.
One of the most recognizable student-athletes on Tech's campus, the durable catcher is known for her work ethic, for her tenacious spirit and for her hair ... While her .194 batting average seems light, the situations under which she consistently hits are interesting: vs. the best pitching and teams, she often performs best. Went 2-for-3 vs. Oregon (and threw out a pair of potential base thieves); got the only Tech hit vs. Arizona's Mowatt over a two-game span; homered at Texas; knocked a 3-run bomb vs. Baylor on May 11; and hit .417 during the Big 12 tournament with a pair of doubles and 5 RBIs on her way to earning all-tournament team accolades ... Has a knack for being smacked, earning first base 16 times last season by virtue of the plunk (which ranked 9th in the nation) and led the team with 9 in 2006 ... Will likely handle the vast majority of catching duties as her ability to work with the pitching staff is critical.
Played in 40 games at catcher or 1B and coached 3B in Coach Wilson's absence in Palm Springs ... Had significant offensive impact in several games, including a 3-for-4 performance with four RBIs (two doubles and a home run) in the win over Missouri State ... also went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs vs. Texas A&M ... finished with a .300 slugging percentage.
University of Washington
Played catcher for the Huskies one season ... Was recruited by then-Washington head coach Teresa Wilson ... As a freshman during the 2004 season, appeared in 28 games, making 18 starts at catcher and in the outfield ... Finished with a .175 batting average as well as two doubles and 12 RBIs ... Went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double and two runs scored in her first start on Feb. 7 ... Played against Texas Tech on Feb. 14 in a Tournament in Phoenix, Ariz., going 1-for-3 with a RBI-single and a run scored.
Newbury Park High School
Earned four letters in softball at Newbury High School in Newbury, Calif. ...two-time all-league selection ... Honored as Gold Glove award recipient, Defensive Player of the Year, All-Ventura County second-team, Freshman Athlete of the Year and Spring Athlete of the Year (2001) ... In soccer was named Defensive Player of the Year and all-league selection ... Honorable mention all-league pick in football ... National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame scholar-athlete ... Played summer ball for the Summertime Blues and the Worth Firecrackers ... Team won the 2002 Canada Cup and Wike was named all-star catcher of the tournament.
Born November 30, 1985, to Jim and Janna Wike ... Father is an engineer and mother works for Wellpoint ... Has a brother, Travis and a sister, Rebecca.