Brown, Sharbono honored as top athletes of year
Rams garner 101 nods for work in classroom
63 individuals garner MW's highest academic honor
CSU continues to rise under Head Coach Jen Fisher
List includes 16 sports, 7 colleges
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 vs. UTEP - April 5, 2014
2014 (SENIOR): Played in 48 of 49 games, earning 41 starts... Started CSU's final 16 games, which featured a five-game hitting streak and two multi-hit contests... Ranked second on the team with five stolen bases and tied for third with four sacrifice bunts... Stole home in win at UNLV (4/13)... Scored 28 runs, which ranked fifth on the team... Scored twice in one game six times, including CSU's 6-2 season-opening victory over Portland State (2/7)... Went 3-for-3 with an RBI in a win over Cal Poly (3/14)... Hit a two-run home run at Northern Colorado (3/25), one of two round-trippers on the season... Walked 15 times (tied for fifth), resulting in a .393 on-base percentage... Was awarded with CSU's Mencimer Memorial Award, given annually to the schools' top female scholar-athlete... Earned Mountain West Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Conference honors for the fourth time in her career.
2013 (JUNIOR): Appeared 48 of 49 games for the Rams, starting 47 contests... Tied for second on the team in runs (25), and ranked third with four stolen bases... Walked 13 times, which ranked fifth on the team... Hit .469 with runners in scoring position, .625 with a runner on third and less than two outs and 1.000 (3-for-3) with the bases loaded... Overall, hit .234, adding 16 RBI and an .867 fielding percentage... In a win vs. UNLV (3/29), drove in a season-best three runs... Had three hits at Nevada (4/14)... Helped CSU to second-place conference finish for the second consecutive season... Named Mountain West Academic All-Conference and a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 51 games for the Rams, which finished tied for second in the Mountain West standings... Finished the season with a .240 batting average, .310 on-base percentage and .970 fielding percentage... Led the team in sacrifice bunts (7) and was 5-for-5 in stolen-base attempts... Posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in 12 conference games... Hit two home runs... Batted .333 in conference games with the bases loaded, .394 from the leadoff position and .615 with a runner on third and two outs... NamedMountain West Academic All-Conferenceand a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.
2011 (FRESHMAN): Played in 40 games her freshman season... Was used regularly as a pinch hitter, but also earned 17 starts... Scored 14 total runs... Went 4-for-6 in stolen-base attempts... Notched an .800 fielding percentage in appearances at second base and in the outfield... NamedMountain West Academic All-Conferenceandwas a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.
HIGH SCHOOL: Is a 2010 graduate of Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley, Calif. ... Was a two-sport athlete, earning four varsity letters in softball and three in volleyball... Was softball team captain all four years and volleyball team captain for one year... Named Sierra Foothill League first-team all-conference in softball all four years... Earned softball Coaches Award twice... Named softball MVP as both a junior and senior, also earning volleyball MVP honors once... Received Bank of America Applied Arts Plaque Award... Principal's Scholar Athlete... DAR Good Citizen Award recipient... Class valedictorian.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 21, 1992, in Grass Valley, Calif. ... Daughter of David and Rhonda Butterfield... Has a younger brother, Cody, and a younger sister, Tessa... Majoring in animal science at CSU.
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