Senior (2011) ... All-Big Ten Conference third team (designated player) ... Appeared in 39 games, starting 27 -- 18 at designated player, eight at rightfield and one at shortstop ... Established career highs in nearly all offensive categories ... Went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo home runs vs. Ohio State-2 (May 4) ... Posted back-to-back two-hit games in the Wisconsin series (April 30-May 1) with three RBI ... Drove in the game-winning run against Iowa on a two-out, bases-loaded seventh-inning single to rightfield (April 24) ... Went 2-for-2 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored at Illinois (April 17) ... Recorded two RBI on two hits, including a home run, and scored two runs against Central Michigan (April 13) ... Went 1-for-2 with a three-run home run vs. Villanova (Feb. 26) ... Kicked off season with a solo home run in the opener vs. Southern Illinois (Feb. 11).
Junior (2010) ... Appeared 29 games, primarily as a pinch runner ... Scored a career-high 10 runs, including four in Big Ten play ... Tallied a run as part of Michigan's four-run, seventh-inning comeback at Michigan State (May 9) ... Also scored a seventh-inning run at Ohio State-1 (April 28) ... Recorded a fourth-inning single against Utah at the Judi Garman Classic (March 19) ... Scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning against #2 Arizona at the Judi Garman Classic (March 18) ... Tallied runs in back-to-back pinch-run appearances at the NTC Division I Elite Invitational (Feb. 13-14), including a ninth-inning tally against #8 UCLA.
Sophomore (2009) ... Appeared in 17 games, primarily as a pinch runner ... Tallied first collegiate hit -- a two-RBI single to leftfield -- vs. Eastern Michigan (April 15) ... Earned first collegiate start -- in leftfield -- vs. Ohio at the Louisville Tournament (March 8).
Freshman (2008) ... Appeared in 10 games as a pinch runner ... Scored a run vs. Miami (Ohio) at the Louisville Tournament (March 15) ... Crossed the plate in the third inning against #17 Cal State Fullerton at the Texas Invitational (Feb. 15) ... Made collegiate debut vs. Florida Atlantic at the Kick-Off Classic (Feb. 10).
Prep ... Graduated from Morristown High School (2007) ... National Honor Society ... Tri-M Music Honor Society ... Earned 2007 Scholar Athlete of the Year accolades from the Morris County Athletic Directors and Daily Record newspaper ... Selected Morristown High School's Most Outstanding Female Athlete (2007) ... Named Daily Record Player of the Year and Star Ledger Morris County Player of the Year ... Twice selected to the New Jersey all-state third team (2006, '07) ... Named All-Iron Hills Conference first team (2005, '06, '07) and second team (2004) ... Three-time Star Ledger first team All-County selection (2005, '06, '07) ... Daily Record All-Area first team (2006, '07) and second team (2005) ... Also participated in soccer and basketball ... Earned All-Iron Hills Conference first team (2005, '06) and second team (2004) in soccer ... Three-time all-county (2004, '05, '06) and two-time all-area pick (2005, '06) ... Selected to play goalkeeper in the North-South Senior All-Star game ... McDonald's All-America nominee in basketball ... Scored over 1,000 points and ranks fourth in MHS history ... Selected for the Morris County Senior All-Star Game ... Three-time all-conference, all-area and all-county pick (2005, '06, '07).
Personal ... Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology, majoring in movement science... Born on May 20, 1989 ... Daughter of Larry and Diane Ryan ... Twin brother, Michael, is a current member of the golf team at Cabrini College.
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