Rams garner 101 nods for work in classroom
63 individuals garner MW's highest academic honor
List includes 16 sports, 7 colleges
Rams host Spartans for 3-game set, Senior Day
CSU enters weekend series at Fresno State 1 game back
Recognizing Colorado State's 78 graduating student-athletes from the 2013-14 academic year. Photos by Tom Waido.
Senior Day and the final game of the 2014 CSU softball season, the winningest in more than a decade. Photos by Dan Byers.
Photos from CSU softball's 7-4 win over San José State on May 9, 2014. Photos by Don Reichert.
The Rams earned a 6-0 win over New Mexico on April 22, extending their home winning streak to 11 games. Photos by Don Reichert.
CSU softball beat New Mexico 13-5 in five innings Wednesday to win the series, 2-1. Photos by Don Reichert.
2014 (SENIOR): Tied a CSU single-season RBI record with 66... Averaged 1.41 RBI per game, which led the NCAA... Named to the NFCA All-Pacific Region third team... Earned All-Mountain West first-team honors... Had 18 multi-RBI games, including driving in four or more eight times... Hit .414 (29-for-70) with runners in scoring position... Had a season-most five RBI against New Mexico (4/23), a day in which she went 3-for-4 (seven total bases) with three runs scored... Against Rutgers (2/14), hit a walk-off home run, and against Wichita State (2/15) hit her first of three grand slams on the season... Drove in at least one run in 10-consecutive games between 3/30 and 4/18... Had a 15-game hitting streak (3/30-4/25) in which she drove in 29 runs... Reached base in 23-consecutive games... On the season, hit .323 (fourth on the team), slugged .634 (second; eighth in the MW) and scored 34 runs (second)... Had 16 doubles and 11 home runs, both team bests and second and sixth in the MW, respectively... Recorded 104 total bases (fifth in the MW)... Hit four sacrifice flies (first in the MW)... Started all 49 games... Had 52 putouts and four assists, including several diving catches in center field... Earned Mountain West Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Conference honors.
2013 (REDSHIRT): Did not play during her first season at Colorado State, using a redshirt.
2013 (JUNIOR): Used her junior year of eligibilty during the fall 2012 season at Boston.
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 57 games in center field as a sophomore at Boston... Batted .310, and was second on the team with 58 hits, including 11 doubles, a triple and five home runs... Tied for the team lead with 39 runs scored... Totaled 28 RBI and a .460 slugging percentage... Posted a .975 fielding percentage with 72 putouts and seven assists... Led the team with 17 multi-hit games, including four with three hits... In the season opener vs. Illinois State (2/24), hit a two-run home run, the first of her career... Had a grand slam in a win over Stony Brook (4/1)... Had three hits, including an RBI single, in an extra-inning NCAA Regionals game vs. Iona (5/19).
2011 (FRESHMAN): Played in 48 games, making 19 starts as a true freshman for Tennessee... Registered 16 hits and drove in eight runs for the Lady Vols.
HIGH SCHOOL: Is a 2010 graduate of Windsor High School... Named the 2009 MaxPreps Colorado 4A Softball Player of the Year after hitting .585 with six home runs and 32 RBI... Twice named to the Denver Post's 4A all-state team (2008 and 2009)... Earned four All-Northern League selections... As a freshman, won a state championship... Also won two district and region titles, and two state semifinal appearances (2008 and 2009)... Named All-Northern League in track in 2008, setting a school record in the pole vault (10 feet) and throwing the discus 130 feet... Academic all-state in 2008 and 2009... FCCLA and senior class president... Member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Born July 8, 1991, in Windsor, Colo. ... Daughter of Joe and Ann O'Connor... Has two brothers, Joey and Cooper, and one sister, Maggie... Majoring in sociology.
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