Forty-Nine Wolverines Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars
Ninety Wolverines Named to Spring Academic All-Big Ten Team
2012 Michigan Softball Roster
Notes & Quotes: #3 Alabama 4, #21 Michigan 3 - Super Regional Game 2
Softball Succumbs to Alabama Rally to Lose Super Regional
Senior (2012) ... All-Big Ten second team ... Lowe's Senior CLASS Award candidate ... Named to top 50 Watch List for USA Softball Player of the Year ... Started 58 games -- 57 in centerfield and one at designated player ... Ended the season on a 15-game hitting streak (April 22-May 25) ... Led U-M with 18 multi-hit games ... Finished the season with a .320 batting average and .370 on-base percentage ... Totaled five games with three hits, including three in Big Ten play ... Went 3-for-6 with an RBI at Minnesota (April 22) to set a new career high in at-bats ... Scored three runs and went 3-for-3 at the plate against Penn State (March 24) ... Went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run against No. 14 UCLA (March 2) ... Hit a walk-off RBI double against Hofstra (Feb. 25) ... Hit 3-for-4 and scored a run against No. 22 LSU (Feb. 11).
Junior (2011) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award recipient ... NFCA All-America third team (outfield) ... NFCA All-Great Lakes Region first team (outfield) ... All-Big Ten Conference first team (outfield) ... Started all 59 in centerfield ... Led the Wolverines with a career-high 63 run scored and 86 hits ... Also posted career highs in doubles (10) and RBI (26) ... Boasted 31 multi-hit games ... Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a RBI in Michigan's 9-8 comeback win vs. Notre Dame (May 21) in the NCAA Regional ... Posted back-to-back two-hit performances, with five runs scored, in Ohio State twinbill (May 4) ... Registered a career-best 19-game hit streak (March 27-May 4), batted .457 (32-for-70) over the stretch ... Used an RBI fielder's choice to push in the game-tying run in a seventh-inning 3-2 comeback win vs. Iowa (April 24) ... Tallied back-to-back two-hit efforts in Penn State doubleheader (April 20), using an RBI single to drive in a run in the sixth inning of the opener ... Recorded three hits, including a double, and scored two runs in two games against Purdue (April 9-10) ... Went 3-for-4 and scored two runs vs. Maine (March 4) ... Posted two hits with a RBI vs. Central Florida (March 1) ... Went 3-for-4 and scored three runs vs. Villanova (Feb. 26) ... Scored two runs and registered a three-RBI single vs. Houston (Feb. 11) ... Went 3-for-4 with three runs scored in season opener vs. Southern Illinois (Feb. 11) ... Tallied a leadoff triple in first at-bat of the season.
Sophomore (2010) ... NFCA All-Great Lakes Region first team (outfield) ... All-Big Ten Conference first team (outfield) ... Started 56 games, splitting time between leftfield and centerfield ... Served as Michigan's leadoff hitter every game played and led the team with 68 hits ... Also led the Wolverines with 23 multi-hit efforts ... Established career highs in several offensive categories, including batting average (.358), runs scored (52) and triples (4) ... Hit .400 in Big Ten play with 11 RBI ... Tallied a pair of two-hit efforts in the NCAA Regional (May 21-23) ... Registered a pair of seven-game hitting streaks during Big Ten season (April 3-11, April 24-May 4) ... Went 3-for-4 with three runs and four RBI at Indiana-2 (April 8) ... Tallied back-to-back two-hit games in the Wisconsin series (April 3-4), driving in two runs in the finale ... Notched a pair of hits in four of five games at the Judi Garman Classic (March 18-20) ... Tallied the go-ahead two-run single in the third inning against Hofstra at the Red and Black Tournament (March 14) ... Registered three straight two-hit games at the NFCA Leadoff Classic (Feb. 26-28) ... Named to the Tiger Classic All-Tournament team after tallying seven hits and three RBI through five games ... Opened the season with a 3-for-4 performance against Tennessee Chattanooga at the NTC Division I Elite Invitational (Feb. 13).
Freshman (2009) ... All-Big Ten second team ... Started all 59 games in the outfield, splitting time between leftfield and center ... Hit in the No. 1 or No. 2 spot in every game this season ... Batted .394 (13-for-33) in NCAA Tournament play, including a career-best seven-game hitting streak... Tallied back-to-back multi-hit effort vs. Baylor in the NCAA Super Regional (May 22-23), including a 3-for-4 performance in the opener ... Scored the game-winning run in the sixth inning vs. #25 Notre Dame in the regional finale ... Drove in the game-winning run on an RBI single to cap U-M's seventh-inning rally vs. the Irish in the regional semifinal ... Hit 2-for-4 in Miami (Ohio) in the regional opener ... Went 6-for-7 with two RBI, three runs scored and two stolen bases in the Indiana doubleheader (April 29) ... Tallied a career-high four hits in the nightcap ... Batted 3-for-4 with two RBI at Illinois-2 (April 18) ... Batted 2-for-2 with two runs scored vs. #12 Arizona in the Judi Garman Classic finale (March 15) ... Also posted two hits a day earlier vs. #6 Arizona State (March 14) ... Went 2-for-4 vs. host Louisville at the Louisville Tournament (March 7) ... Posted back-to-back multi-hit efforts at the Seminole Classic (Feb. 21-22), tallying two hits and a run apiece vs. UC Riverside and Indiana ... Batted 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored vs. UCLA at the Louisville Slugger Classic (Feb. 14) ... Went 2-for-3 with a pair of run scored vs. Maryland (Feb. 7) ... Tallied first collegiate hit in debut vs. Pittsburgh at the FSU Kick-Off Classic (Feb. 6).
Prep ... Graduated from Rialto High School (2008) ... Four-year Honor Roll ... 2008 Rialto High School Athlete of the Year ... Marine Corps Athlete of the Year (2008) ... Citrus Belt Area Athlete of the Year (2008) ... Three-time All-Citrus Belt League first team selection (2006, '07, '08) ... Twice named to the All-San Bernardino County first team ... Batted .545 as a senior (2008) with a .818 slugging percentage, 17 RBI and 13 stolen bases ... Hit .583 as a junior (2007) with a .889 slugging percentage, 16 RBI and 11 stolen bases ... Three-time Rialto HS MVP (2006, '07, '08) ... Also participated in volleyball ... Earned 2007 All-Citrus Belt League first team honors.
Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Born on January 25, 1990 ... Daughter of Brian and Stephanie Evans.
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