Softball's Game-One Comeback Falls Short against Gators in WCWS Final
Softball Puts Seven on NFCA All-Region First Team
Softball's Christner, Ramirez Named to Academic All-District First Team
Eight Wolverines Honored with Big Ten Softball Awards
Betsa, Ramirez Garner Big Ten Softball Weekly Honors
At Michigan ... NFCA All-Great Lakes Region third team (shortstop, 2015) ... All-Big Ten second team (shortstop, 2015) ... NCAA All-Tournament Team (2015) ... All-Big Ten Defensive Team (second base, 2014) ... Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 10) ... Academics ... Academic All-Big Ten (2015) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2014, '15).
Sophomore (2015)... NFCA All-Great Lakes Region third team ... All-Big Ten second team (shortstop) ... NCAA All-Tournament Team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award ... Started all 68 games -- nine at second base and 59 at shortstop ... Posted career highs in all offensive categories, including a .371 batting average, 53 runs scored, 63 hits and 24 RBI ... Batted .500 (8-for-16) in WCWS play ... Posted two hits in the championship series game three vs. #1 Florida (June 3) ... Went 2-for-3 in the WCWS semifinals vs. #8 LSU (May 31) ... Went 3-for-3 with three runs scored vs. #7 UCLA (May 29) ... Scored runs in 11 consecutive games through the postseason (May 1-22) ... Went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI vs. Penn State in Big Ten Tournament (May 8) ... Posted a career-long 11-game hitting streak (April 3-18), hitting .515 (17-for-33) with four doubles, two homers and nine RBI ... Posted two hits in both games of Indiana doubleheader (April 18) ... Named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week after going 8-for-9 at Rutgers with two doubles, two home runs, six runs and seven RBI from the No. 9 spot ... Hit 4-for-4 in the second Rutgers slate, knocking first collegiate home run -- a three-run shot to rightfield -- in the second inning ... Hit 3-for-3 in Rutgers series finale, knocking out another three-run homer to rightifield ... Posted a career-best eight-game hitting streak (Feb. 28-March 7) ... Posted a three-run triple at Cal State Fullerton (March 4) .. Matched a career best with three hits vs. James Madison (Feb. 22) ... Went 2-for-2 with an RBI single and a double vs. Georgia Tech (Feb. 15) ... Posted an RBI single at #6 Florida State-1 (Feb. 14).
Freshman (2014) ... All-Big Ten Defensive Team (second base) ... Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 10)... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Started 61 of 62 games ... Complied a fielding percentage of .982 ... Popped a two-run triple against San Diego State (May 17) ... Tallied three hits and scored twice against San Diego State (May 16) ... Roped a double and scored a run against Wisconsin (May 2) ... Collected two hits and scored a run against Minnesota (Apr. 20) ... Went 3-for-4 with a triple in two games against Michigan State (Apr. 11-12) ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and scored one run against Ohio State (Apr. 6) ... Drew three walks and scored three runs against Penn State (Mar. 28) ... Notched a base hit and stole a base vs. Indiana (March 22) ... Recorded two hits against Kent State (Feb. 22) ... Went 3-for-3 and scored one run against Pittsburgh (Feb. 21) ... Recorded two hits and scored one run against Kent State (Feb. 21) ... Went 2-for-3 and scored one run against Louisiana-Lafayette (Feb. 15) ... Went 3-for-4 and scored three runs against Illinois State (Feb. 9) ... Made her collegiate debut and went 2-for-3 and scored one run against Florida (Feb. 8).
Prep... Trinity (2013) ... Coached by Bob Osborne ... Four-time varsity letter winner ... Illinois Gatorade Softball Player of the Year (2013) ... Max Preps 2013 All-American ... Set a new state home run record in Class 4A as a senior with 20 homers ... Three-time Chicago Tribune first team All-State selection (2011-13) ... Three-time Chicago Sun-Times all-state, including two first team citations as a senior and junior (2012-13) ... GCAC Conference Player of the Year (2013) ... Post-Tribune Player of the Year (2012) ... Four-time all-conference ... Batted .611 as a sophomore (2011) ... Helped team to a Class 3A state runner-up finish as a freshman (2010) ... Played summer ball with the Beverly Bandits (2011-13) ... 2011 Boulder Independence Day Tournament champions ... Academics ... National Honor Society ... Four-year member of the Honor Roll.
Personal ... Abby Marie Ramirez was born on July 25, 1995 ... Daughter of Ruben and Lynn Ramirez ... Father Ruben played football at Lakeland College ... Has a sister, Amanda, and a brother, Andrew ... Sister, Amanda, plays softball at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in communication studies.
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