CSU softball vs. No. 18/18 Washington - March 3, 2013 (Dan Byers)
2013 (JUNIOR): Named to the Easton Fastpitch All-America second team... Earned All-Mountain West honors for the second straight season... Helped CSU to a second-place conference finish with a .381 batting average, which ranked fourth in the MW... Ranked among the top offensive players in the league in several statistical categories, including slugging percentage (.647; third), runs scored (39; fourth), triples (4; fourth), on-base percentage (.472; fourth) and walks (24; fifth)... Added six home runs and 28 RBI... Started 44 games for the Rams... Also ranked sixth in the MW with 98 assists... In conference play, hit .404 with a .521 on-base percentage... Had 14 multi-hit games, including three with three hits... Held a 10-game hitting streak during the season (3/30-4/21), and finished the year with hits in seven straight contests... Had a career game vs. Missouri-Kansas City, totaling two home runs, four runs scored, seven RBI and 11 total bases.
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 51 games during her first season at CSU... Earned All-Mountain West honors... Batted a team-best .357 (sixth in the MW) with three home runs and 29 RBI... Held an on-base percentage of .415 (ninth in the MW)... Led the MW with 185 at-bats... Ranked second in assists (107), fifth in hits (66), fifth in doubles (12) and seventh in runs scored (37).
2011 (REDSHIRT): Saw action in just four games with Missouri due to injury... Was a pinch hitter in all four appearances... The Tigers won the Big 12 and played Florida in the Women's College World Series, finishing No. 6 in the final poll.
2010 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 33 games, starting three during her freshman season at Missouri... Recorded a .148 batting average and a .259 slugging percentage with nine runs scored... Held an .833 fielding percentage with four assists... The Tigers finished second to Oklahoma in the Big 12, advancing to the Women's College World Series.
HIGH SCHOOL: Is a 2009 graduate of Erie High School... Garnered All-Patriot League honors her final three seasons (2006, 2007 and 2008)... Named the 2008 3A Colorado Player of the Year... Helped the Tigers to four Patriot League championships, and three state titles (2005, 2006 and 2008)... As a senior, notched a 1.030 slugging percentage, becoming the first player in Erie history to slug over 1.000... Graduated with school records in slugging percentage (1.030), triples (9) and on-base percentage (.773)... Was team captain and received MVP honors as a senior... Earned a 4.0 GPA as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born June 8, 1991, in Brighton, Colo. ... Daughter of Jerome and Julie Ortega... Has one older brother, Jerome Jr. "Bubba", and one older sister, Nicole... Majoring in liberal arts with a minor in sociology.