Athletic outfielder recorded the best year of her career while starting all but one game on the season...Recorded a team-best .331 avg. while posting career highs in hits (57), doubles (8) and RBI (16) in addition to playing great defense in left field...Tallied 15 multi-hit games on the season (second only to Legler's 21)...Named the team's Co-Defensive Player of the Year after tallying a number of great defensive plays during the season... Recorded a career-long eight-game hitting streak from Feb. 17-March 1...Also picked up a pair of seven-game hitting streaks during the season, including one to finish off the season... Tallied a pair of hits against Loyola Chicago at the UNLV Spring Tournament...Feasted on opponent pitching at the Lobo Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., going a combined 8-for-14, including a perfect 4-for-4 game against Missouri...Picked up a pair of hits to help Tech to a win over Oregon State...Chewed up the College of Charleston in two games against the Cougars, finishing a combined 5-for-7 with a double, four RBI and two runs scored...Went a perfect 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI against Texas at the Hawai'i Spring Fling Tournament...Named to the all-tournament team in Hawai'i...Followed up her success in Hawai'i with a hit and two RBI against North Texas after playing on just three hours of sleep...Notched a pair of hits in two consecutive games against Kansas and Nebraska, including a double and two RBI against the Huskers...Went a combined 3-for-4 with an RBI in a double-header sweep of Texas State...Recorded three hits in the second game against Iowa State to help Tech conclude a sweep...Finished the season a combined 5-for-6 while being named to the all-tournament team at the Big 12 Championship.
They call this kind of thing a break out year: she raised her batting average 88 points over the season and, for much of 2007, was hitting at a .400 clip, consistently among the Big 12's leaders in batting average ... Her game vs. Virginia was stellar, a perfect 4-for-4 with a pair of runs and a run batted in ... Scored 2nd-most 29 runs and picked up 7 stolen bases in 2007 ... Now ranks 7th (tied with Riley) on the all-time Tech list for thieving ... Hit her first collegiate bomb vs. Northwestern St. ... Importantly, she earned honor roll status in the fall of 2007.
Plattooned with Patin in left field throughout the season and enjoyed an especially stellar second half of the season with at least one hit in 10 of the last 22 games ... Committed only one error ... Had her best offensive day in Arlington when she went a perfect 3-for-3 with two runs scored ... Doubled against South Dakota State in her only plate appearance in game one.
Started 14 games in right field ... Batted .230 in 61 at-bats ... Posted a team-high three sacrifice flies ... Finished third on the team with five stolen bases ... Collected three hits against Portland State on Feb. 12.
Participated in soccer, basketball and softball at Alamogordo High School ... Helped lead team to second and fourth place finishes in state ... Team was National and State Champions ... Named All-District four years, All State three years and MVP shortstop for two years ... Led state in batting average ... Led team in batting average two years ... Senior year posted fielding percentage of .969 ... Was active in Golden Scholars and National Honor Society ... Was a volunteer coach for soccer ... Volunteered for Special Olympics.
Born January 26, 1986, to Mike and Rose Zaragoza ... Father is jet engine mechanic and mother works at city hall ... Has a brother, Michael.