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Head Coach.......................................................... Amy Hogue (Utah, 1994) Career Record...................................................... 302-194, .609 (Nine seasons) Utah Record.......................................................... 105-109, .491 (Four seasons) Office Phone......................................................... 801.581.3514 Email....................................................................... ahogue@huntsman.utah.edu Assistant Coach................................................... Cody Thomson Office Phone......................................................... 801.581.3093 Email....................................................................... cthomson@huntsman.utah.edu Assistant Coach................................................... Maggie Livreri Office Phone......................................................... 801.587.9211 Email....................................................................... mlivreri@huntsman.utah.edu

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Quick Facts, Schedule 1 Season Outlook 2 Coaches/Administration 3-4 Athlete Bios 5-14 2011 Statistics 15 Tradition 16 All-Americans 17 Records 18-19 Year-by-Year Records, Past Head Coaches 2 0

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Awards and Honors 20 Ute Softball Field 21 Athlete Development 22 Academic Services 22 Salt Lake City, Utah 23 The University of Utah 24 Campus Life 25 Pac-12 26 This is Utah Softball! 27

Kajikawa Classic Tempe, Ariz. vs. San Diego State vs. Western Michigan vs. UC Santa Barbara vs. Portland State

11:30 a.m. PT 6:30 p.m. PT 8:30 p.m. PT 1:30 p.m. PT

Fri.-Sun., Feb. 17-19 Fri., Feb. 17 Fri., Feb. 17 Sat., Feb. 18 Sun., Feb. 19 Sun., Feb. 19

Louisville Slugger Desert Classic Las Vegas, Nev. vs. San Jose State vs. Indiana vs. Portland State vs. UC Riverside vs. Cal State Northridge

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UNC Greensboro Spartan Classic Greensboro, N.C. vs. Drexel vs. UNC Greensboro vs. Rider TBA (Bracket Play) TBA (Bracket Play)

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New Mexico Invitational Albuquerque, N.M. vs. North Dakota vs. CSU Bakersfield vs. North Dakota at New Mexico

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BYU

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Salt Lake City

Fri.-Sun., Mar. 9-11 Florida Gulf Coast Tournament Ft. Meyers, Fla. Fri., Mar. 9 vs. Georgetown Fri., Mar. 9 vs. Florida Gulf Coast Sat., Mar. 10 vs. Howard Sat., Mar. 10 vs. Stony Brook Mon., Mar. 12 vs. Colgate (DH) Wed., Mar. 21 Southern Utah Salt Lake City Fri., Mar. 23 at Washington* Seattle Sat., Mar. 24 at Washington* Seattle Sun., Mar. 25 at Washington* Seattle Wed., Mar. 28 Thur., Mar. 29 Tue., Apr. 3 Thur., Apr. 5 Fri., Apr. 6 Sat., Apr. 7 Tue., Apr. 10 Wed., Apr. 11

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Utah State at Idaho State Hawaii

Salt Lake City Pocatello, Idaho Salt Lake City

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California* California* California*

Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Salt Lake City

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at Arizona (DH)* at Arizona*

Tucson, Ariz. Tucson, Ariz.

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Oregon* Oregon* Oregon*

Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Salt Lake City

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at UCLA* at UCLA* at UCLA*

Los Angeles Los Angeles Los Angeles

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at Weber State (DH)

Ogden, Utah

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Oregon State* Oregon State* Oregon State*

Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Salt Lake City

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at Arizona State* at Arizona State* at Arizona State*

Tempe, Ariz. Tempe, Ariz. Tempe, Ariz.

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Utah Valley

Salt Lake City

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Stanford* Stanford* Stanford*

Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Salt Lake City

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Assc. AD/Athletic Communications............. Liz Abel Assistant AC/SB Contact ................................. Mike DeVine Phone...................................................................... 801.581.8997 Cell........................................................................... 801.580.4502 Fax ........................................................................... 801.581.4358 E-mail...................................................................... mdevine@huntsman.utah.edu Mailing Address.................................................. 1825 E. South Campus Dr. . Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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2011 Results......................................................... 29-22 MWC Record/Finish........................................... 7-5/4th Starters Returning/Lost ................................... 6/3 Letterwinners Returning/Lost ...................... 9/7 Newcomers........................................................... 7 All-Time Record................................................... 1,045-782-5 (.572) All-Time Conf. Record. ................................................ 330-226 (.584) NCAA Tournament Appearances.................. 12 Last NCAA Appearance.................................... 2006

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Location................................................................. Salt Lake City, Utah Elevation................................................................ 4,657 ft. Founded................................................................ 1850 Enrollment............................................................ 31,660 Nickname.............................................................. Utes Colors...................................................................... Crimson and White Mascot.................................................................... Swoop (Red-Tailed Hawk) Facility (Capacity)............................................... Ute Field (1,500) Web Site................................................................. www.UtahUtes.com Conference........................................................... Pac-12 President................................................................ David Pershing Athletics Director................................................ Dr. Chris Hill

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“Like last year, the strength of the team is going to be pitching and defense,” Hogue said. “We return almost the same group and we were the leaders in the MWC in defense last year. I’d take our pitching and defense against anyone. That’s what we do best.” The Utes thrived in low-scoring affairs last season as they went 25-2 when they were able to limit their opponents to three runs or less.

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Sophomore Taylor Austin and junior Katelyn Elliott will serve as the backup for each infield spot and may also be inserted into the Ute lineup as a designated player or pinch hitter. Freshman Marissa Mendenhall will be called upon to play either a corner of the infield or right field and may also appear as the Utes’ designated player.

Third baseman Whitney Holm (pictured right) begins the 2012 season five home runs shy of taking fifth place in the school record books. Generra Nielson (pictured far right) returns as Utah’s No. 1 starting pitcher.

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The real position battle as preseason practice begins will be between senior Hannah Clements and junior Sandi Bowles for the vacant outfield spot.

“[Ramirez] came in ready to be a Division I starter and she’ll get her chances,” Hogue said. “Fundamentally, she’s as sound as anyone out there and that’s why she’s done so well. Defensively, she fields her position better than any pitcher I’ve ever coached.”

“We look forward to everything about our challenging schedule,” Hogue said. “We want to play the best teams and the Pac-12 is arguably the best conference in the country. We want to see how high of a level we can compete. We plan to keep the focus on us and improving as a team, just like we’ve always done.”

Having three capable starting pitchers will provide Hogue with plenty of options in the circle throughout the season.

“[Nielson] is throwing as well as I’ve ever seen her,” Hogue said. “She wants the ball every day, but we’ll balance her time and do our best to keep her as “We have three starting pitchers,” Hogue said. sharp as she was this fall.” “That depth is going to help a lot because even though [Nielson] and [Amu] are talented Sophomore Naomi Amu posted a team-low 2.97 enough to be the only two that we need, we’ll ERA in 36 appearances last season as she compiled have [Ramirez] to lighten the load.” an 8-9 record in 120.1 innings. “[Amu] returns as our best pitcher as far as ERA goes from last season,” Hogue said. “She was hitting 66 to 68 [miles per hour] on the gun this fall so she is still throwing hard. ‘Boogie’ has the skill set to beat any team in the country and we saw that last year against Arizona State and some other great schools. When she’s on, she can beat anyone in the country.”

The Utes begin their 2012 season in Tempe, Ariz., at the Kajikawa Classic, Feb. 10-12, then host their first home game on Mar. 7, a Deseret First Duel tilt against BYU. Utah’s league slate in its inaugural Pac-12 slate features 21 games against six different opponents ranked in the top 25 of the last NFCA Coaches Poll last season. The Utes begin league play by traveling to Seattle to face Washington on Mar. 23-25.

“They both have completely different qualities,” Hogue said. “Both of them will share time until someone emerges as the leader. “[Clements] has the upper hand [over Bowles] on offense. She is more of a power hitter,” Hogue said. “[Bowles] has the upper hand [over Clements] on defense.”

Catchers A trio of newcomers will vie for the opportunity to replace Brooke Olson as Utah’s starter behind the plate. Shay Wallace, a sophomore transfer from Salt Lake Community College, is poised to step into the role. “[Wallace] is tough enough, gutty enough and bossy enough to be our starting catcher,” Hogue said wryly. “Graduating [Olson] was a huge loss for us, but I hired assistant coach Maggie Livreri, who was a catcher, and she’s getting ‘Shay’ ready to fill [Olson’s] shoes.”

Going around the horn starting from left to right, senior Whitney Holm returns for her fourth year as Utah’s starting third baseman. Holm was selected to the 2011 All-MWC squad after hitting a team-high nine home runs last season and has now hit 28 over her career. She needs just four more to tie Niki Hayhurst (32 from 2000-03) for fifth place in school history. “[Holm] will be our everyday third baseman,” Hogue said. “She’ll also be in a key part of our lineup with her power at the plate.”

“[Dickman] is a left-handed hitter who is really starting to hit for power,” Hogue said. “She’s a steady and consistent gap-to-gap hitter day in and day out.”

A schedule that includes 27 games against 12 opponents who qualified for the NCAA Tournament last season awaits Utah in its first Pac-12 season.

Freshman Desaray Akins was Utah’s most improved player during fall practice and will have plenty of opportunities to gain experience this season. She is slated to back up Wallace behind the plate. Classmate Susan Duke will also serve as a backup and may see time as a pinch hitter.

Utilities/Designated Players Entering her senior season, Joni Cook ended the fall season as Utah’s primary option as the designated player. Cook is a career .284 hitter with a .324 on-base percentage and 18 RBI. The Eagle, Idaho native was a 2010 All-MWC selection as a DP as she hit .457 in league play to rank third among MWC batters. She also tied for fifth with four doubles and was eighth with a .472 on-base percentage against conference competition that season. Cook was heating up at the plate during the fall exhibition season. “[Cook] was our hottest hitter this fall and arguably the most consistent,” Hogue said. “I expect her to bat in the three, four, or five spots for us to start the season. She’s already proven to us her ability to hit the ball gap-togap against the top throwers.” Newcomer Kendal Bergman will also have an opportunity to swing a bat this spring, primarily as a pinch hitter.

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“It is such a nice feeling to have our entire starting infield back,” Hogue said. “We led the MWC in fielding percentage last season and our infielders are the biggest reason for that. The way our pitching staff sets up hitters, our infielders are the busiest on the field.”

“[Palauni] is our best first baseman and she’ll be in there every day when healthy,” Hogue said. “She’s valuable to our lineup.”

“[Fankhauser] will play every day in the outfield,” Hogue said. “Behind the plate, she has the best pop times on the team. ‘Cheese’ has range, a great arm and is in the top of the batting order because of her power and her speed.”

The undisputed ace of the staff is senior Generra Nielson, who finished second in the MWC with 198 strikeouts during her first season at Utah. Nielson finished the year listed in the top 10 of the MWC’s overall statistics in four other categories. She tied for second place with 21 victories (against 12 losses), was third with 180.1 innings pitched, and sixth in both ERA (3.77) and opponent batting average (.261).

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Incoming freshman Mariah Ramirez joins the Utah program after an accomplished prep career at Kennedy High School in Buena Park, Calif., as well as with the SoCal Athletics travel team.

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The Utes are fortunate enough to have their entire starting infield return for the 2012 campaign.

In the other corner spot, 2011 All-MWC and NFCA All-West Region Second Team first baseman Tia Palauni returns for her senior season at first base as Utah’s unquestioned vocal leader. Her patience at the plate has been a virtue for the Utes as she set a new school single-season record by drawing 41 walks in 41 games last season. Her 1.0 walk-per-game average was good for fifth in the nation. Palauni has drawn 80 walks throughout her career, which is already tied for fifth in school history. She needs 26 more walks to tie Hayhurst (106 walks from 200003) for the school’s career record.

Fankhauser, a 5-3 sophomore from South Jordan, Utah, will be Utah’s starting center field on opening day, but may also see time at catcher when the need arises. She was named to the All-MWC Team after an impressive freshman campaign in 2011 as she was second on the team with a .339 batting average posted a .435 on-base percentage. She also knocked in 27 runs and registered a .565 slugging percentage.

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“Last year, we won all but two of those games when we kept our opponent under four runs, and this year I hope that doesn’t change one bit,” Hogue said. “We lost some key hitters, so we’re excited to see who’s going to step up and get those timely hits for us. We’re built around pitching and defense, so when we get those timely hits it should win us some ballgames.”

“[Sweet] is our starting second baseman. She’s also become our fastest player. She’s going to steal some bases for us this year and do a whole lot more things offensively because her game is improving all of the time.”

Two of the three outfield positions were settled during fall ball as utility player Chalese Fankhauser returns to her starting spot in center field, while freshman Kate Dickman earned a starting nod on either side.

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Utah finished third in the Mountain West Conference last season and had a shot at the conference title heading into the final day of the regular season. The Utes led the MWC with a .980 fielding percentage during league play and only committed six errors against MWC foes, while sporting the third-lowest overall ERA (3.76).

“[Hoopiiaina] will play short,” Hogue said. “She has a ton of talent and she’s learning how to take on more responsibilities. She’s adjusted some things that have made her more of a power threat offensively. Speed-wise, she’s in the top five on the team and is great on the bases.

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“Everything that we’ve ever known or done gets to step up a notch,” Utah head coach Amy Hogue said. “But that’s not because of the move to the Pac-12, that’s what we do here every year.”

Kelsi Hoopiiaina, a two-year starter at shortstop, teams with fellow junior, Jackie Sweet, who enters her second season as Utah’s starting second baseman, to form a record-breaking double-play combination for the Utes.

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from 1996-99 where she was involved in all facets of running the program.

Amy Hogue has been charged with leading the University of Utah softball team into its inaugural season in arguably the best softball league in the nation, the Pac-12 Conference. Entering her fifth season as Utah’s head coach, the sixth coach in program history, Hogue has a 105-110 (.488) record at Utah and sports a 302-194 (.609) overall record in 10 seasons as a collegiate head coach, which includes six seasons at the NJCAA’s Salt Lake Community College. Under Hogue’s guidance, Diana Phillips earned an NFCA First-Team All-Region award in 2008 and Tia Palauni was named to the second team in 2011, while and nine different Utes have been name to all-conference teams.

Her playing career at Utah was equally as impressive. As a player, she helped the Utes win two conference titles, two conference tournaments and two regional titles in making two Women’s College World Series appearances. She captained the 1994 squad that tallied a school-record 51 wins.

A former USA Softball Men’s National Team pitcher, played for the national team 2004 - 2009. 2007 he helped the national team finish second at the ISF Men’s World Cup in Prague, posting a 2-0 record from the circle with 18 strikeouts. He was named Best Pitcher at the NAFA World Series in 2006. A four-time ASA AllAmerican, Thomson helped the Salt Lake Miners finish second at the ASA Men’s 23-under National Championship twice.

In addition to the team’s success, Hogue was Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year, first team all-region and second team All-America in 1994. She was a three-time All-WAC player and was the team MVP in 1994.

Thomson began his coaching career at his alma mater, Copper Hills High School, in 1996, and served as an assistant at Southern Utah University in 1998. Before joining the Utes coaching staff, Thomson has taught pitching lessons in the Salt Lake Community and surrounding areas since 2002.

Hogue’s name appears throughout the record book at Utah. In Utah’s career record book, she still ranks third in at bats (703) and stolen bases (72), fourth in hits (239), and fifth in both hitting (.340) and runs (125).

Thomson is married to the former Amanda Tuft and has four children: Mikaela (12), Chase (9), Cayden (6) and Quinley, who was born Dec. 31, 2011.

Her 101 hits in a season was one of the longest-standing marks in the NCAA, and she still holds the NCAA record for at bats in a game (14). The Utah standout briefly played professional softball. After college, she toured with the WPF Storm and was later drafted and signed to play with Durham Dragons.

Maggie Livreri will join the University of Utah softball coaching staff for the 2012 season. Livreri will work with Utah’s outfielders, catchers and hitters. Livreri was previously an assistant coach at UNLV from 2009-11 after spending the 2007 and `08 campaigns as a volunteer assistant coach. The Rebels went 153-126 (.548) with Livreri on the bench, including an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2009. The Las Vegas native started her collegiate playing career at Colorado State University-Pueblo before transferring to UNLV for the 2005 and ‘06 seasons. Despite only playing her junior and senior seasons with the Rebels, Livreri made a significant impact on the program. She finished ninth in the school record books in career RBI (75) and eighth in career walks (60). In UNLV’s single-season record book, Livreri is fourth in walks with 31 in 2006, eighth in doubles with 12 in 2006, eighth in RBI with 38 in 2006 and tied for 10th in most games played with 63 in 2005. Livreri was selected to the Mountain West Conference’s AllTournament and All-Conference Teams in 2005. She played one season in the Italian Professional League for Nuoro after completing her intercollegiate playing career. Livreri earned a bachelor’s degree from UNLV in University Studies in 2006 and obtained her Master’s in Higher Education Leadership in 2008.

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Hogue graduated from Utah in 1994 with a sociology degree and earned a Masters from Utah in social work in 1996. The Sandy, Utah, native is married to Sean Hogue and has three children, Brennan (11), Kai (9) and Tessa (6).

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Hogue built and mentored Salt Lake Community College’s softball team from 1999-2004, instantly creating a successful program. She went 197-82 (.706) in her time with the Bruins. The pinnacle of her tenure with the Bruins came in 2004. SLCC was the regional champion that season and placed sixth at the NJCAA Division I National Tournament.

Hogue also coached an accelerated travel team, called The Sting. She guided her club squad to a .725 winning percentage. In her last two seasons, The Sting racked up 137 wins.

Cody Thomson enters his third season as a full-time assistant on the Ute coaching staff. Thomson served as a volunteer assistant coach for Utah since 2004, working primarily with the Ute pitchers.

In 2000, the Bruins’ inaugural campaign, they won the Scenic West Athletic Conference title and repeated as champions again in 2003. At SLCC, Hogue coached 36 all-region players (22 first-teamers, 14 second-team nods), and coached nine All-America standouts. In addition to the players’ success, Hogue was named the SWAC Coach of the Year for her efforts in 2003. With the Bruins, Hogue coached 36 all-region players (22 firstteamers, 14 second-team nods), and coached nine All-America standouts. In addition to the players’ success, Hogue was named the SWAC Coach of the Year for her efforts in 2003. Prior to moving to SLCC, Hogue was an assistant coach at Utah

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Hogue played for the Utes from 1991-94 and earned second team All-America honors as a senior. In garnering All-America accolades, she hit .455, had 101 hits, 222 at bats and 55 runs scored. All of those numbers still stand as the school’s top marks for a single season. Hogue also holds season records for triples (7) and runs scored (55). She led both the 1991 and 1994 squads to the College World Series.

Hogue got her start in coaching as Utah’s graduate assistant coach from 1994-95. From there she went to Alta High School as an assistant coach from 1994-96.

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Paskins is entering his second season at the University of Utah as a volunteer assistant coach. He joins the Ute coaching staff as a volunteer assistant after serving as an assistant coach at Alta High School from 2006 to 2009.

Cody Lockling is in his first year as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Utah. He works with Utah’s Olympic sport programs to design sport-specific training to facilitate athlete development.

Paskins enjoyed a 24-year playing career on the fastpitch circuit that included 14 years in Men’s Majors World Fastpitch Tournaments, 12 years in Men’s Majors Fastpitch Nationals and 11 years with Page Brake Fastpitch.

Lockling was a strength and conditioning coach intern in 201011 as he worked with five different Ute teams.

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Lockling is an NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist and is currently working toward a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Utah.

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Paskins was a member of the National All-Tournament Team in 2009 and selected to the All-World Team at NAFA Masters in 2006 and 2008. He was named the Polar Bear Tournament Most Valuable Player in 1989 and 1991 before earning MVP honors at the 2000 Alpine Tournament. Paskins won league batting titles in 1988, ‘89 and ‘95.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Utah last May and was named the University of Utah’s Outstanding Student in Exercise Science in 2011 and has been on the Dean’s List

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Paskins resides in Draper with his wife Mindi. The couple has three daughters, Desirae (24), Samantha (20) and Whitney (14).

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Clements Notes: Has made 118 career starts, mostly in left field, in her first three seasons at Utah ... will contend for starting spot in outfield in 2012 … a triple threat at the plate ... can knock the ball out of the park, lay down a bunt, or slap for a base hit … three-time academic all-conference selection … three-time Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete honoree.

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2011: Went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI, a run scored and a stolen base against No. 14/14 Oregon (2/18) … was 2-for-3 in next game against No. 9/12 Hawaii (2/18) with one run driven in and one scored as well as a sacrifice fly … had a single and an RBI in season-opener against Ole Miss (2/10) … drove in a run against Colorado State (4/21) … reached base on a single and walk then scored twice in second game of doubleheader against Southern Utah (3/9) … crossed the plate twice in win at UNLV (4/16) … laid down sacrifice bunt against Long Beach State (2/24) … stole a base against No. 4/5 Florida (2/26) … recorded season-high three putouts against Arkansas (2/20) … Spring 2011 Academic All-MWC selection ... 2010-11 MWC Scholar Athlete.

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Clements’ Career Statistics Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2009 .253 46 37 87 19 22 2010 .345 55 54 145 30 50 2011 .250 34 17 64 15 16 TOTAL .297 135 108 296 64 88

2B 2 15 0 17

3B 1 2 0 3

HR 3 4 0 7

RBI 10 27 5 42

TB SLG% 35 .402 81 .559 16 .250 132 .446

BB 11 21 3 35

HBP 4 8 2 14

SO 20 27 13 60

GDP 0 0 0 0

OB% SF SH .363 0 2 .449 2 3 .300 1 1 .394 3 6

SB 3 5 2 10

ATT 5 9 2 16

PO A 32 0 37 1 9 0 78 1

E FLD% 0 1.000 5 .884 0 1.000 5 .940

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Head Coach: Amy Hogue Volunteer Assistant Coach: Russ Paskins

Personal: Full name is Hannah Jane Clements ... majoring in human development ... parents are John and Jane Clements ... member of Utah’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) ... born October 28, 1990.

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Top row (l to r): Athletic Trainer Meghan Maguire, Chalese Fankhauser, Mariah Ramirez, Taylor Austin, Kelsi Hoopiiaina, Katelyn Elliott, Hannah Clements, Volunteer Assistant Coach Russ Paskins. Middle row (l to r): Equipment manager Megan Freshour, Kendal Bergman, Desaray Akins, Kate Dickman, Shay Wallace, Jackie Sweet, Joni Cook, Assistant coach Cody Thomson. Front row (l to r): Head coach Amy Hogue, Tia Palauni, Marissa Mendenhall, Sandi Bowles, Whitney Holm, Generra Nielson, Susan Duke, Naomi Amu, Assistant coach Maggie Livreri. No. Name Pos. B/T Ht. Yr./Exp. Hometown (Previous School) 9 Desaray Akins C/1B R/R 5-4 Fr./HS Tucson, Ariz. (Sunnyside HS) 10 Naomi Amu P R/R 5-9 So./1L Oceanside, Calif. (El Camino HS) 15 Taylor Austin IF L/R 5-8 So./1L Bountiful, Utah (Bountiful HS) 22 Kendal Bergman OF R/R 5-8 Fr./HS Wheat Ridge, Colo. (D’Evelyn HS) 6 Sandi Bowles OF L/R 5-6 Jr./2L Herriman, Utah (Riverton HS) 5 Hannah Clements OF L/R 5-2 Sr./3L Poway, Calif. (Poway HS) 12 Joni Cook DP R/R 5-8 Sr./3L Eagle, Idaho (Eagle HS) 2 Kate Dickman OF L/R 5-6 Fr./HS Mission Viejo, Calif. (Capistrano Valley HS) 21 Susan Duke C R/R 5-8 Fr./HS Salem, Utah (Spanish Fork, Utah) 8 Katelyn Elliott IF R/R 5-4 Jr./1L Spanish Fork, Utah (Salt Lake Community College) 25 Chalese Fankhauser OF/C R/R 5-3 So./1L South Jordan, Utah (Bingham HS) 3 Whitney Holm IF R/R 5-8 Sr./2L Spanish Fork, Utah (Spanish Fork HS) 24 Kelsi Hoopiiaina IF R/R 5-8 Jr./2L Riverton, Utah (Riverton HS) 33 Marissa Mendenhall UTIL R/R 5-8 Fr./HS Stansbury Park, Utah (Tooele HS) 11 Generra Nielson P R/R 5-6 Sr./1L Blanding, Utah (College of Southern Idaho) 18 Tia Palauni IF R/R 5-9 Sr./3L Taylorsville, Utah (Taylorsville HS) 67 Mariah Ramirez P/IF R/R 5-6 Fr./HS Hawaiian Gardens, Calif. (Kennedy HS) 1 Jackie Sweet IF R/R 5-6 Jr./1L Corona, Calif. (UC Santa Barbara) 00 Shay Wallace C R/R 5-4 Jr./TR Ogden, Utah (Salt Lake CC)

High School/Travel Ball: An outfield and infield player at Poway High School ... played travel ball with the SoCal Breakers ... led team in batting average in 2007 ... Breakers finished 13th at ASA Gold Nationals in 2007 ... also ran cross country at Poway ... an honor roll student ... National Honor Society ... won the Scholastic Excellence Award.

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2009: Played in 46 games, making 36 starts, mainly in left field ... hit.253 with 22 hits in 87 at-bats ... connected for three home runs ... stole three bases in five attempts ... drew 11 walks ... tied five others in the Mountain West Conference with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage ... totaled 32 putouts ... had a season-high three hits with a pair of runs scored in first home game against Colorado State (5/7) ... went 2-for-3 in second game against Boise State (3/18), including first career home run as well as an RBI and run scored ... was 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBI and two runs scored in second game at Utah State (4/7) ... hit a three-run double and scored a run at UNLV (5/2) ... 2008-09 Academic All-MWC selection ... 2008-09 MWC Scholar Athlete.

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2010: Played in all 55 games and made 54 starts in left field … tied for second in the MWC with 15 doubles, tied for third with three doubles … tied for eighth in the league with two triples, and also laid down five sacrifice bunts … finished ninth in the MWC with a .449 on-base percentage … led the team with a .345 batting average and was second on the squad with eight multi-RBI games … also tied for third on the team with 12 multi-hit games ... hit by pitch four times during conference play, which led the league … posted a 2-for-4 performance against Hawaii (2/19) … went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI against Cal State Fullerton (2/20) … was 2-for-3 with two RBI against Long Beach State … posted a 3-for-4 performance at the plate with two RBI in home opener against South Dakota State (3/10) … had two hits with three RBI against Southern Utah (3/30) … had back-to-back 2-for-2 performances at New Mexico (4/17) and against Utah Valley (4/19) … went 2-for-3 with two runs driven in against Utah State (4/26) ... 2009-10 Academic All-MWC selection.

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Sr. • OF • L/R • 5-2 • Poway, Calif. • Poway HS

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Cook Notes: Utah’s most consistent hitter during fall practice … emerged as one of Utah’s top offensive threats during 2010 conference season ... enters 2012 as starting designated player and is expected to hit in the 3-5 positions … 2010 All-Mountain West Conference selection.

Holm Notes: Veteran of the infield ... has started 158 games at third base over her first three seasons as a Ute … 28 career homers, which is four away from tying Niki Hayhurst (2000-03) for fifth in school history … has driven in 91 career runs ... was among the leaders in extra-base hits in the Mountain West Conference each of the last two seasons.

2011: Went 2-for-2 with a pair of RBI against No. 4/5 Florida (2/26) … drove in two runs in home game against New Mexico (4/22) … hit an RBI single in season opener against Ole Miss (2/10) … laid down a sacrifice bunt at Florida State (3/5) … had hits in back-to-back-games at UNLV (4/16) and Colorado State (4/21) … also threw 14.0 innings on the mound … struck out 12 and only issued four walks … Spring 2011 Academic All-MWC selection.

2010: All-MWC selection … finished third in the MWC’s conference-only statistics with a .457 batting average, tied for fifth with a .500 on-base percentage, tied for sixth with four doubles ... posted a team-high .435 batting average over the final 19 games of last season with 20 hits, including five doubles and a home run, while driving in a team-high 13 runs in 46 at-bats ... over that same stretch, she was second on the team with a .471 on-base percentage and was third with a .609 slugging percentage … third on the squad with a .339 batting average … had six multi-hit games to go with five multi-RBI performances and a season-high eight-game hit streak … broke through at the plate with a 4-for-6, five-RBI performance in a two-game sweep at New Mexico (4/16-17) … hit a two-run double in Utah’s 6-2 win over Utah Valley (4/19) … led all full-time Utah starters with a .444 batting average in Utah’s three games at UNLV and San Diego State (4/22-26), had four hits in nine at-bats, including a double and two runs scored and also posted a .556 slugging percentage and a .444 on-base percentage … hit game-winning two-run single to lead Utah to a 3-2 win over San Diego State, the Aztecs’ first conference loss of the season (4/22) … posted a 2-6 record in 28 appearances on the mound … 6.33 ERA in 69.2 innings … threw two complete games: at Oklahoma (3/18) and Cal State Northridge (3/25) … picked up a win at Weber State (4/2) after 4.2-inning, five-hit, two-run and six-strikeout performance … defeated Colorado State (4/30) after a five-inning, four-strikeout performance.

2010: Played in all 55 games and made 54 starts at third base … finished second on the team with nine home runs and 28 RBI … was third on the squad with a .548 slugging percentage … tied for seventh in the MWC with 11 doubles and nine triples … finished 10th in the league with 92 total bases … tied for second in the MWC with five doubles during league play … had two separate season-high four-game win streaks ... collected an RBI in the second inning in a loss at San Diego State (5/7) ... hit her ninth home run of the season, a two-run shot, at Utah Valley (5/13) ... tagged two home runs as part of 3-for-4, two-RBI performance against Colorado State (4/30) … set career high for hits with 4-for-4 at the plate with a double and a triple against Indiana (2/20) … hit a two-run home run in home opener against South Dakota State (3/10) … was 2-for3 with a home run and pair of RBI against Purdue (3/18) … registered a 4-for-7 performance with five runs scored at the plate during doubleheader against Southern Utah ( 3/30) … stole second base of career at Boise State (4/6). 2009: Started all 53 games at third base in first season with the Utes … tied for fourth in the Mountain West Conference with 10 home runs … drove in 29 runs … was fourth in the MWC with 113 putouts, most from third base … finished ninth in the conference with 86 total bases … second on the team with a .518 slugging percentage … hit one triple and six doubles … put together a season-high nine-game hit streak from Mar. 13 to April 7 … had 14 multiple-hit games … connected for a pair of home runs while going 2-for-3 against Utah State (2/7) … drove in a career-high four runs while going 2-for-3 with a run scored against Portland State (2/13) … tied season high of three hits with three different 3-for-4 efforts … hit a home run, scored a run and had three RBI at Texas A&M (3/7) … was 3-for-4 at Colorado State (4/3) … went 3-for-4 at Utah State (4/7) with a home run, double and an RBI while scoring a pair of runs … swiped first career base against Memphis (3/11) … hit first career triple at Utah State (4/7). High School/Travel Ball: Helped lead Spanish Fork High School to the 2006 state championship and runner-up finishes in 2005 and 2007 … lettered all four years … also was an outside hitter for the volleyball team … played travel ball with Devastation.

Cook’s Career Statistics Year Avg GP GS 2009 .000 1 1 2010 .339 30 22 2011 .200 24 11 TOTAL .284 55 34

Personal: Full name is Whitney Lynn Holm … majoring in human development … parents are Duane and Mary Holm … born December 4, 1989.

AB 0 62 40 102

R H 2B 0 0 0 8 21 5 1 8 0 9 29 5

RBI TB SLG% 0 0 .000 13 29 .468 5 8 .200 18 37 .363

BB HBP 0 0 4 0 3 0 7 0

SO GDP OB% 0 0 .000 8 0 .373 8 1 .250 16 1 .324

SF SH SB 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 2 4 0

ATT 0 1 0 1

PO 4 1 0 5

A E 25 1 19 0 2 0 46 1

FLD% .967 1.000 1.000 .981

Holm’s Career Statistics Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2B 3B 2009 .287 53 53 164 16 47 6 1 2010 .286 55 54 168 31 48 11 3 2011 .285 51 51 151 28 43 6 0 TOTAL .286 159 158 483 75 138 23 4

HR 10 9 9 28

RBI TB SLG% BB HBP 29 85 .518 8 0 28 92 .548 8 1 34 76 .503 2 0 91 253 .524 18 1

SO GDP 27 4 33 1 25 2 85 7

OB% SF SH .318 1 0 .318 2 1 .294 0 3 .311 3 4

SB 1 1 1 3

ATT 1 2 2 5

PO A 53 113 49 108 31 101 133 322

E 11 15 6 32

FLD% .938 .913 .957 .934

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Personal: Full name is Joni Michelle Cook ... major is undeclared ...parents are Daniel and Robyn Cook ... sister Randi pitched at Oklahoma State ... brother is Jon Cook-Armey ... born February 10, 1990.

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2009: Finished 10th in the MWC in opponent batting average (.304) and innings pitched (110.0) ... ranked second on the team with a 4.90 ERA ... had a 6-10 record ... made 15 starts in 28 appearances ... pitched four complete games ... had first career complete game against eventual national champion Washington (2/8), allowing three earned runs and five hits while striking out six ... allowed only two runs on five hits in seven innings against North Dakota State (2/21) ... picked up first career win in complete game against Santa Clara (2/27), not allowing an earned run on three hits ... pitched career-high 8.1 innings against UC Davis the following day (2/28) and allowed only one run on four hits while striking out three ... allowed six runs on eight hits in six innings at Arizona (2/22) ... pitched 12.1 innings in two starts during final weekend against New Mexico ... allowed one run on three hits while striking out four in the first game of the series against the Lobos (5/8) and then went 6.1 innings the following day (5/9) while allowing three runs on six hits. High School/Travel Ball: Southern Idaho Conference Player of the Year with Eagle HS in 2006 ... three-time first-team all-state ... had a .028 ERA with 428 strikeouts with only 12 walks in 2007 ... also batted .480 last season ... Eagle is a consistent state title contender ... all-academic team ... plays travel ball with Washington Ladyhawks Gold ... had a 0.35 ERA in 2007 fall ball ... led the Ladyhawks to a seventh-place finish at Gold Nationals in 2007 and a 13th-place finish in 2006.

2011: All-MWC selection … led team with nine home runs and 34 RBI ... tied for sixth in the conference-only statistics with 14 RBI during league play ... hit .285 and posted a .503 slugging percentage … held a 10-game hit streak entering the final weekend of the season and also posted 11 multi-hit games … had four consecutive two-hit games, starting at UNLV (4/16) through New Mexico (4/23) … posted team-high eight multi-RBI performances ... had a pair of two-home run games: in the first games of a doubleheader at Southern Utah (3/9) when she drove in three runs, then at home in the first game of a doubleheader against Boise State (3/30), where she was credited with four RBI ... went 2-for-3 at the plate with a home run and a double to total a season-high five RBI at UNLV (4/16) ... drove in four runs to go with two hits against Colorado State (4/21) … had two hits and three RBI while scoring three times against Hampton (3/19) … collected two hits in three at-bats at Florida State (3/6) and against Georgetown (3/23) … started all 51 games at third base … had 101 assists and 31 putouts … committed only six errors for a .957 fielding percentage.

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Nielson Notes: Unquestioned ace of pitching staff ... wants the ball every day ... is throwing as well as ever after adding to repertoire during offseason … second year at Utah after an impressive career at the College of Southern Idaho, where she set three school records and was an All-American in 2010.

Palauni Notes: Vocal leader for the infield … enters second season as Utah’s starting first baseman ... versatile athlete who has also played shortstop and second base ... has started 122 of 135 career games … displays patience at the plate … tied for fifth in school history with Molly McLean (1999-2002) at 80 career walks … needs 26 free passes to tie Niki Hayhurst (2000-03) for school record … capable of hitting with power … has 32 career extra-base hits (17 home runs, 10 doubles and five triples) and 62 career RBI.

2011: Went 21-12, tied for the second-most wins in the Mountain West Conference … second in the MWC with 198 strikeouts … tied for second with 56 batters struck out looking … ranked sixth in the MWC with a 3.77 ERA as well as a .261 opponent batting average … pitched 180.1 innings, third in the league … made 42 appearances on the mound with 34 starts … threw 11 complete games … had three complete-game shutouts and combined for five more … took the win in 10 straight decisions from March 22 through April 23 … named MWC Pitcher of the Week (2/15) after striking out 23 in 19.2 innings at the season-opening Kajikawa Classic … threw first career no-hitter at Utah against Idaho State (4/1) and also struck out seven … was on the mound for a career-high 8.2 innings against No. 14 Oregon, striking out four while only walking one Duck … had 10 or more strikeouts in four outings … struck out a career-high 13 and only allowed four hits in seven-inning complete game against Wisconsin (3/6) … had 12 K’s with only one walk and did not allow an earned run in five innings against Syracuse (2/25) … allowed six hits and two earned runs while striking out 11 and only walking one in seven-inning complete-game during first contest of doubleheader against Southern Utah (3/9) … in six innings on the mound against George Mason (3/22), struck out 11 and gave up only four hits … did not yield an earned run and only gave up one hit in six innings against Western Michigan (2/11) … also struck out nine Broncos while only walking two.

2011: Selected to the NFCA All-West Region Second Team … set school record by drawing 41 walks last … posted the highest single-season onbase percentage in school history (.545) ... led the team with a .678 slugging percentage (minimum 50 at-bats) … second on squad with a .333 batting average ... ninth in the conference stats with a .986 fielding percentage … credited seven multi-RBI performances as well as six multi-hit games … named the Mountain West Conference Player of the Week (2/15) for the second time in her career after the first week of the season, compiling a 1.417 slugging percentage and hitting .583 over five games at the season-opening Kajikawa Classic with seven hits in 12 at-bats, six runs scored and eight RBI … connected on a walk-off three-run home run at then-No. 13/10 Arizona State (2/12) when the Utes were down 1-0 to the Sun Devils in the bottom of the eighth inning … began season with what turned out to be a team-best 14-game hit streak from Feb. 10 to Mar. 9 … hit a two-run homer against Western Michigan (2/11) … had three hits and three RBI against No. 23/22 Oklahoma State … was 2-for-3 at the plate against No. 9/12 Hawaii (2/18) … drove in a career-high six runs on three hits (including a home run) against Nevada (2/19) … had two hits in three at-bats, including a double, against No. 1/1 UCLA (2/19) … hit two home runs and drove in four runs against Utah Valley (4/5) … had two hits in two at-bats as well as a home run in second game of doubleheader against Weber State (4/6) … Spring 2011 Academic All-MWC selection.

Prior to Utah: Broke several CSI pitching records, including career marks for ERA (1.91) as well as strikeouts (427) and wins (46) ... had a career strikeout to walk ratio of nearly eight strikeouts per game to 1.68 walks ... earned All-American recognition in 2010 after posting a 28-9 record with 32 complete games and a 1.88 ERA ... her opponents hit .217 against her that season ... was a second-team Region 18 selection in 2009 … during 2009 season, ranked third in the league in ERA (1.95), fourth in strikeouts (134) and second in wins (18) despite missing a month with a concussion.

2010: Started all 55 games, mainly at second base … tied for second in the Mountain West Conference with 15 double plays turned … .374 onbase percentage ranked fourth on the team … drew 28 walks, which finished fourth in the MWC … tied for second in the MWC with three triples … tied for third with four double plays turned during MWC competition … recorded 137 putouts … opened year with season-high four-game hit streak … hit four home runs in the first seven games of the season … had three consecutive two-hit games against Northern Colorado (2/12), Idaho State (2/13) and Seattle (2/13) … had two home runs and six RBI against Seattle (2/13) … went 2-for-2 with three runs driven in against ISU (2/13) … hit a league-high-tying two triples against Southern Utah (3/30) as part of a 3-for-3 day at the plate against the Thunderbirds … hit a two-run home run in the second game against SUU (3/30) … registered a 3-for-4 day with two home runs and three RBI against Colorado State (4/30) ... had a triple against Cal State Fullerton (2/20).

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High School/Travel Ball: Utah 2A State Player of the Year … led San Juan High School to a state championship during her senior year ... earned all-state honors as a pitcher in each of her four seasons ... holds the Utah state record with 826 career strikeouts with 826 … hit .442 with 29 RBIs, 29 runs, 10 home runs and 12 doubles during her senior season and recorded 292 strikeouts with a 1.30 ERA ... went 3-for-3 at the plate in the state championship game with a home run and finished with 16 strikeouts on the mound. Personal: Full name is Generra Geffri Nielson … parents are Jeff and Gena Nielson … has a brother Nache (19), who is on an LDS mission in Toronto … majoring in sociology … born Dec. 16, 1989. Year

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ERA W L App GS CG SHO CBO SV IP 3.77 21 12 42 34 11 3

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H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA

0 180.1 185 109 97 53 198 29 2 25 793 .261 12 17 2 4

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2009: Started 26 of last 32 games, mostly at shortstop … appeared in 39 games … had four extra-base hits: one double, one triple and two home runs … hit a three-run home run, the first of her career, at Utah State (4/7) … recorded first career multiple-hit game against Oregon (3/1), going 2-for-3 … came up with second home run, a solo shot, at UNLV (5/1) … drove in first career run and was credited with a sacrifice against Utah Valley (2/8) ... scored runs in six consecutive games from April 21 to May 7 … stole four bases without being caught … drew 11 walks. High School/Travel Ball: Helped lead Taylorsville High School to the 2007 state title as the starting shortstop ... all-region and all-state selection ... team MVP ... led Taylorsville with nine doubles, 18 walks and .574 on base percentage in 2006 ... also an all-state basketball player at Taylorsville ... played travel ball with Bad to the Bone.

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3B 1 3 1 5

HR 2 7 8 17

RBI TB SLG% 7 19 .288 26 59 .476 29 61 .678 62 139 .496

BB HBP 11 0 28 2 41 1 80 3

SO 19 36 16 71

GDP 0 0 0 0

OB% SF .269 1 .374 1 .545 0 .414 2

SH 3 1 3 7

SB 4 3 2 9

ATT 4 3 2 9

PO A 47 16 137 84 218 1 402 101

E 2 15 2 19

FLD% .969 .936 .991 .964

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Palauni’s Career Statistics Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2B 2009 .152 39 26 66 11 10 1 2010 .226 55 55 124 29 28 4 2011 .333 41 41 90 27 30 5 TOTAL .243 135 122 280 67 68 10

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Personal: Full name is Tiare Amanda Palauni … majoring in sociology … parents are Cristina and Sione Palauni … born April 7, 1990.

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Tia Palauni

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Bowles Notes: Left-handed slap hitter who will compete for spot in outfield … has had 37 starts in her first two seasons … may be used as a defensive substitute late in games … brings speed and versatility to offensive lineup ... absolutely loves running the bases.

Elliott Notes: Will be a primary backup for each spot in the Ute infield … may also pinch hit or serve as designated player … aggressive hitter with home run power … accomplished player from Salt Lake Community College, helping the Bruins to a 61-5 record in 2010 ... only struck out 13 times last year with the Bruins ... first-team all-state and region selection in 2009 at Spanish Fork High School.

2011: Made 44 appearances with 23 starts, mainly in left field … had five two-hit games … drove in a career-high four runs and hit a double against Northern Colorado (4/2) … went 2-for-2 at the plate, including a double, and scored a run against Hampton (3/19) … had four hits in six at-bats during doubleheader against Boise State (3/30) … was 2-for-3 with two runs scored in the first game against the Broncos, then went 2-for-3 again with an RBI and a double in the second game … knocked in a run and had two hits in three at-bats in 3-2 win at San Diego State (4/14) … had two hits in two plate appearances and scored a run at Utah State (4/26) … cracked a double in second game of doubleheader against Southern Utah (3/9) … Spring 2011 Academic All-MWC selection. 2010: Appeared in 37 games with 14 starts, mostly in right field … scored seven runs and had four hits … drew three walks … stole two bases … credited with 14 putouts and an assist in the field … came up with first career hit, a single, and also drew a walk against Oklahoma (3/13) … scored first career run as a pinch runner in season opener against Northern Colorado (2/12) … hit a triple at Weber State (4/2), her first career extra-base hit … had a hit and an assist from her right-field spot at San Diego State (5/8) … laid down two sacrifice bunts.

High School/Travel Ball: Helped the Utah Pegasus Traveling team win the state title and place fifth at the U18 nationals while losing only four games last summer ... consistently hit over .450 during club career ... lettered all years at Riverton High School ... hit over .450 during her senior year and had seven assists from right field … hit .495 with 49 hits and put together a 25-game hit streak during junior season ... played right field and threw out seven runners at first base ... two-time first-team all-state and first-team all-region selection … named to senior all-star team … earned Deseret News Athlete of the Week … helped Riverton finish third in state as a junior ... during her sophomore year, hit .457 with 34 hits and was a second-team all-region selection while helping Riverton finish fourth in state ... stole 12 bases during freshman season … honor roll student at Riverton High School who maintained a 3.8 GPA while taking Honors and AP classes.

Prior to Utah: All-American at SLCC in 2010 … started all 66 games … helped the Bruins to a fifth-place finish at nationals and a 61-5 record … second on the team with 81 RBI … hit .363 with 15 doubles and seven home runs for .584 slugging percentage … struck out only 13 times in 190 at-bats … scored 55 runs and drew 35 walks … hit a team-high sacrifice flies … had 67 assists and 44 putouts. High School/Travel Ball: A three-sport star at Spanish Fork High School … lettered in softball four times and soccer and basketball three times each … was named the 2009 All-Valley Player of the Year … First-team All-State and First-team All-Region selection from 2006-09 … helped team win the state championship in 2006. Personal: Daughter of Scott and Jennifer Elliott … has two sisters, Jessalyn and Melynn … twin brothers, Jared and Garrett … majoring in nursing … born on December 6, 1990. Elliott’s Career Statistics Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT PO A 2011 .259 27 4 27 6 7 2 0 1 6 12 .444 4 2 1 1 .394 0 3 0 0 14 5

E 1

FLD% .950

Personal: Full name is Sandi Lyn Bowles … majoring in health promotion and education … intends to be a dental hygientist … parents are Bruce and Claudia Bowles … born May 22, 1991. AB 28 63 91

R 7 18 25

H 2B 4 0 18 4 22 4

3B HR 1 0 0 0 1 0

RBI 0 8 8

TB SLG% 6 .214 22 .349 28 .308

BB HBP 3 0 8 1 11 1

SO 8 13 21

GDP 0 0 0

OB% SF .226 0 .375 0 .330 0

SH 2 0 2

SB 2 10 12

ATT PO A 4 14 1 12 34 4 16 48 5

E 0 3 3

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Bowles’ Career Statistics Year Avg GP GS 2010 .143 37 14 2011 .286 44 23 TOTAL .242 81 37

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Jr. • IF • R/R • 5-4 • Spanish Fork, Utah • Salt Lake Community College

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Jr. • OF • L/R • 5-6 • Herriman, Utah • Riverton HS

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Sandi Bowles

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Jr. • IF • R/R • 5-6 • Corona, Calif. • UC Santa Barbara

Hoopiiaina Notes: Entering her third year as Utah starting shortstop and already owns 106 career starts … teams with second baseman Jackie Sweet as Utah’s record-setting double-play combination … is learning to take on more responsibility as an upperclassman … added a lot of ‘pop’ to her swing this fall … will steal a lot of bases this season.

Sweet Notes: Everyday second baseman … teams with shortstop Kelsi Hoopiiaina as Utah’s record-setting doubleplay ... came to Utah before last season with experience at the NCAA Division I level after playing at UC Santa Barbara ... made 28 starts in 38 appearances for the Gauchos in 2010 ... was a member of an accomplished high school team that won the CIF Division I title in 2006 and was the runner-up in 2009.

2010: Started all 55 games at shortstop in her first season with the Utes … posted a .924 fielding percentage … hit for a .243 average, including 11 doubles and four home runs … scored 29 runs … drew 33 walks … stole a pair of bases … had 127 assists and 67 putouts … totaled seven multi-hit performances … hit by pitch three times during league play, which tied for second in the MWC … tied for the single-game high in the conference-only stats with two sacrifice hits against BYU (4/9) … hit by pitch twice against UNLV (5/6), which tied for the league’s single-game high during league play … was a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored against Cal State Fullerton (2/20) … had two more 3-for-3 days at the plate: against South Dakota State, that included an RBI, a triple, and a run scored, as well as against Northern Iowa (3/14), to go with an RBI and two runs scored … went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI against Oregon (2/25) ... stole a pair of bases against Idaho State (2/13) … had a season-high eight assists at BYU (4/10) and also turned in a pair of sacrifices against the Cougars.

High School/Travel Ball: First-team all-state and 5A State All-Tournament team selection ... hit .400 in five appearances at the ASA National Championships ... won five State Acceleration championships with the T-Birds ... had a two-run game in 2006 to help the T-Birds defeat the Devastation ... went 2-for-3 against the Chinese Olympic team last summer ... played with Victory USA last summer and hit over .400, striking out only five times ... graduated from Riverton High School with a 3.4 grade-point-average ... nickname is Hoop. Personal: Full name is Kelsi Jo Hoopiiaina … majoring in sociology … parents are Craig and Penny Hoopiiaina … born Oct. 2, 1990. Hoopiiaina’s Career Statistics Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2B 2010 .243 55 55 148 29 36 11 2011 .320 51 51 122 26 39 5 TOTAL .278 106 106 270 55 75 16

3B HR 1 4 1 4 2 8

RBI 24 26 50

TB 61 58 119

SLG% .412 .475 .441

BB HBP 13 5 15 1 28 6

SO 21 19 40

GDP OB% SF SH 1 .323 1 6 1 .399 0 3 2 .357 1 9

SB 2 3 5

ATT PO A 9 67 127 4 79 98 13 146 225

E 16 11 27

FLD% .924 .941 .932

2011: Started 43 games at second base … accumulated a .357 on-base percentage and .426 slugging percentage … helped Utah defense turn 18 double plays … had three different season-high-tying four-game hit streaks … totaled nine extra-base hits (five doubles, three home runs and a triple) … hit a three-run triple and run scored in season opener against Ole Miss (2/10) … had an RBI single against No. 23/22 Oklahoma State (2/13) … went 3-for-4 with a double and her first career home run against No. 9/12 Hawaii (2/18) … connected for two doubles against Virginia (2/24) … had two hits in three at-bats at Florida State (3/6) … was 2-for-3 with a double and RBI against Idaho State (4/1) … laid down two sacrifice bunts in two games against Utah Valley (4/2 and 4/5) … hit a solo home run in 3-2 win at San Diego State (4/14) … connected on her third homer of the season against Colorado State (4/21) … Spring 2011 Academic All-MWC selection.

Prior to Utah: Made 26 starts and played in 38 games at UC Santa Barbara ... had 47 assists and 45 putouts from second base for the Gauchos ... compiled a .968 fielding percentage ... helped turn three double plays ... had seven hits in 59 at-bats for a .119 batting average ... drove in two runs ... posted a .224 on-base percentage. High School/Travel Ball: Attended Santiago High School where she played for coach John Perez … batted .412 during her senior season with a .463 on-base percentage ... three-time All-Mountain View League selection and earned Big 8 All-League honors as a senior ... named to the All-CIF and All-State team in 2009 … named to Riverside All-County Team as a junior and a senior ... high school team won the CIF Division I Championships in 2006 and was the runners-up in 2009 ... helped Santiago High School to the 2007 and 2008 CIF semifinals ... team won the Mountain View League championship twice in 2006 and 2008 ... earned All-Tournament Team honors at the 2007 Stu Penter Classic and the 2008 and 2009 Santiago Spring Fling ... named to the Press Enterprise 2009 All-Area Team ... also competed on the basketball team ... played for Minors Gold 18 and was coached by Brian Turang.

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Sweet’s Career Statistics Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT PO A E FLD% 2011 .267 43 43 101 17 27 5 1 3 11 43 .426 14 0 21 0 .357 0 2 2 3 68 53 11 .917

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Personal: Full name is Jacquelyn Nicole Sweet … born on March 13, 1991 ... parents are Troy and Carol Sweet ... has a younger sister, Lauren ... major is undeclared.

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Wallace Notes: Junior college transfer who is going to step into starting catcher role … has all things necessary to succeed at this level … tough, gutty and assertive … continues to learn and improve each week.

Amu Notes: Returns to Utah pitching staff with team’s lowest ERA from last season … dropball reaches 66 to 68 miles per hour … entering only her second season as full-time pitcher … offensively, she brings incredible power to the plate.

High School/Travel Ball: Won the Golden Glove award during sophomore and junior years at Fremont High School … served as team captain during 2009 season. Personal: Full name is Shaylee Jordan Wallace … parents are Matt and Leesa Shaum … married to Josh Wallace … brother Jake (18) and sister Kaycee (15) … major is undecided … born May 1, 1991.

2011: Made 14 starts and 36 appearances in the circle … went 8-9 on the season … finished fourth in the Mountain West Conference with a 2.97 ERA … opponents hit .297 against her, which was the seventh-best mark in the league … totaled 120.1 innings, the eighth-most in the MWC … struck out 93, which took seventh in the conference … threw five complete games … did not allow an earned run and only three hits in 4.2 innings at No. 13/10 Arizona State (2/12) … yielded only one earned run in eight innings against Long Beach State (2/24) for first career complete game … picked up first career victory against Nevada (2/19) … struck out six in seven-inning complete-game effort against Southern Utah (3/9) … threw back-to-back complete games against Princeton and at George Mason (3/22) … gave up only four hits and one earned run in 1-0 loss to the Tigers … threw one-hitter and did not allow an earned run against the Patriots to go along with season-high-tying seven strikeouts … also struck out seven against Hampton (3/19) … in 7.0 innings of work in the second game of a doubleheader against Boise State (3/30), gave up five hits and only one earned run … picked up first career save at New Mexico (5/5) after pitching perfect seventh frame, including two strikeouts … hit .227 with two extra-base hits (double and home run) and six RBI … hit first career home run in second game of doubleheader against Weber State (4/6) … went 2-for-3 with a double and run scored against Western Michigan (2/11) … scored three runs against Hampton (3/19).

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Amu’s Career Statistics Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% 2011 .227 20 17 44 5 10 1 0 1 6 14 .318 3 1 8 0 .286

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ERA W L App GS CG SHO CBO SV IP 2.97 8 9 36

14 5 1

3

SF SH SB ATT PO A E FLD% 1 0 0 0 3 43 4 .920

H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA

1 120.1 129 65 51 34 93 17 2 9

529 .269 9 7 0 2

7

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Personal: Full name is Naomi Mavis Amu … major is undeclared … parents are Ann and Amu Jr. … father is a native of American Samoa … has two brothers Toeafua and Charles … born June 20, 1992.

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High School/Travel Ball: Two-time participant in the 2007 and 2008 National Elite Futures Camp, also played in the 2008 adidas Futures Top 100 Camp ... led team to CIF San Diego Division I Semifinals ... team went undefeated in Avocado League season in 2008 as well as a Michelle Carew League title ... was named a North County Times Athlete of the Week and All-Avocado League ... helped team qualify for CIF playoffs and earned Second-Team All-Southwestern Conference, All-Riverside County, MVHS Rookie of the Year in 2007 ... club team was a runner-up at the Champions Cup 18 Gold in 2008 and finished seventh at 18 Gold ASA Nationals ... 14U team finished 13th out of 129 at ASA Nationals in 2007, 49th out of 112 in 2006, and 25th in the 2005 U12 Division ... Scholar-Athlete award ... History Academic Achievement Award ... 2007 TASK Scholar Winner ... member of Pacific Islander Student Association ... also played varsity volleyball and basketball.

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At SLCC: Started 61 games behind the plate … the Bruins finished as the runner-up in the NJCAA National Tournament, the best finish in program history … the team finished 56-9 overall … hit .373 with a .413 on-base percentage and .560 slugging percentage … hit five homers and drove in 39 runs … registered a .989 fielding percentage … played in 22 games with three starts while hitting .353 during freshman season.

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Jr. • C • R/R • 5-4 • Ogden, Utah • Salt Lake Community College

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So. • OF/C • R/R • 5-3 • South Jordan, Utah • Bingham HS

Austin Notes: Will be the primary backup at both second and third base … has a great mind for the game ... trustworthy with the ball in her hands on defense … triple-threat at the plate ... a quite, but extremely competitive player.

Fankhauser Notes: Slated to be in center field for the next three years … may see time at catcher if needed … complete five-tool player … told her family that she wanted to be on the Utah Softball team when she was four years old ... gutty player with a `never say die’ attitude ... always looking to take the next base ... plays the game hard.

2011: Made 23 appearances with five starts, mainly at second base … went 2-for-5 with four RBI and two run scored against Hampton (3/19) … had a three-game hit streak with a single in each game she played in from March 22 through April 6: George Mason (3/22), Utah Valley (4/5) and Weber State (4/6) … drove in two runs versus Weber State (4/6) … scored a run and stole first career base at Colorado State (5/6) … had a hit at CSU (5/7) … Spring 2011 Academic All-MWC selection ... 2010-11 MWC Scholar Athlete.

Austin’s Career Statistics Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% 2011 .231 23 5 26 4 6 0 0 0 6 6 .231 3 0 6 0 .310

High School/Travel Ball: Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News First-Team All-State selection and first-team all-region as a sophomore, junior and senior ... also on honorable mention all-state and second-team all-region pick as a freshman ... helped Salt Lake Flames win six titles ... helped Bingham High School win the 5A State Championship in 2008, 2009 and 2010 … named all-tournament team MVP as a sophomore.

High School/Travel Ball: Second-team all-state selection ... all-state tournament team member ... all-region team honoree ... all-county team ... served as captain of Utah Sting club team ... four-time letterwinner ... fields right and bats left ... also played volleyball and basketball ... academic all-region selection in volleyball as a libero ... recognized on the honor roll and Citizenship Honor Roll ... member of the Service Club.

SF SH SB ATT PO A E FLD% 0 1 1 1 9 6 0 1.000

SF SH SB ATT PO A E FLD% 2 8 9 13 30 0 0 1.000

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Fankhauser’s Career Statistics Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% 2011 .339 49 40 115 28 39 6 1 6 27 65 .565 19 2 13 0 .435

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Personal: Parents are Larry and Kay Fankhauser … siblings are Tyler (30), Matt (28), Nick (25) and Megan (22) … major is undeclared … born Jan. 14, 1992.

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Personal: Full name is Taylor Lynn Austin … major is undeclared … parents are Trevor and Kimberly Austin … mother received All-American consideration in swimming at Ohlone College … father is a graduate of the University of Utah … born June 28, 1992.

2011: All-Mountain West Conference selection … started in 40 games and played 49 in the Ute outfield … second on team with a .339 batting average … also boasted a .435 on-base percentage as well as a a .565 slugging percentage … 27 RBI … 9-of-13 on stolen base attempts ... tied for fourth in the MWC’s overall statistics with eight sacrifice bunts … tied for seventh in the league with two sacrifice flies … tied for fifth in the conference with nine stolen bases .... one of four MWC players to maintain a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage … was 2-for-3 with first career double against Virginia (2/24) … hit a three-run homer and scored twice against Nevada (2/27) … had a double and two RBI against Wisconsin (3/6) … had a hit in all three at-bats, including a solo home run, in first game of doubleheader against Southern Utah (3/9) … also hit a home run in second game against SUU … had a double and three RBI during 2-for-4 effort in first game of doubleheader at George Mason (3/22) … had another double in next versus GMU … connected for a two-run homer against Utah Valley (4/5) … went 2-for-4 against UVU, the first of three straight two-hit games … was 2-for-2 with two RBI in game one of doubleheader against Weber State (4/6) then went 2-for-3 with a solo homer in the second game … hit .750 during Utah’s 2-1 road trip at New Mexico and Colorado State (5-5/7) … had six hits, including a home run and a double, in eight official at-bats to go with five RBI and four runs scored against the Lobos and Rams ... also drew three walks and stole a base.

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So. • IF • L/R • 5-6 • Bountiful, Utah • Bountiful HS

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Akins Notes: Was the most improved player during fall practice … talented player looking to gain experience behind the plate … great power, feet and attitude … extremely athletic and will only get better with time.

Bergman Notes: Walk-on from Colorado … outfielder who will have opportunities to pinch hit … extremely powerful hitter.

High School/Travel Ball: Member of 2010 state runner-up team at Sunnyside High School ... All-City selection ... two-time team captain and four-year letterwinner ... played for coach Pete Palomarez ... owns a career .488 batting average and has hit 16 home runs and stole six bases ... also was a setter on the volleyball team and earned four varsity letters and was a captain for three years ... member of Tucson Jinx club team ... named team captain and Most Valuable Player ... member of National Honor Society ... was in the Sports Medicine Club and served as a student athletic trainer ... volunteered for Breast Cancer Awareness and Families In Need ... recognized as a Digital Scholar Advantage Student.

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Personal: Parents are Mark Bergman and Janell Barrilleaux … has a brother, Bernie (21) … intends to major in Mining Engineering … aspires to oversee mine production.

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Personal: Daughter of Yvette Gradillas and Clarence Akins … has one bother, DeAnthony … intends to major in Business … born Nov. 3, 1992.

High School/Travel Ball: Hit .528 over her career with 15 home runs at D’Evelyn High School under coach Dan Porreco … helped team to second place in state during 2009-10 season … earned All-Colorado recognition during senior season after hitting .537 with 27 RBI and six home runs … three-time first-team all-state honoree … four-time first-team all-conference selection … voted school’s Athlete of the Year in 2011 … first player to hit a home run over school’s 230-foot fence … played travel ball with the Colorado Stampede … team finished third at the ASA National Tournament in Steamboat Springs, Colo. … also competed in track and basketball … three-time all-conference honoree in pole vault and high jump … lettered twice as a center on basketball team ... member of National Honor Society, National English Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society ... named to Academic/Athletic Honor Roll four years … Academic All-State selection from 2009 through 2011 ... earned Honorable Mention Academic All-State honors in 2007-08.

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Dickman Notes: Earned a starting outfield position after fall season … has power, but will also hit for average … lefthanded hitter who runs well and is a triple-threat at the plate … top three on the team with her speed.

Duke Notes: Walk-on who will see time as a pinch hitter … fearless competitor … really understands hitting and keeps it simple.

Personal: Full name is Kate Lynn Dickman … born Sept. 20, 1993 … parents are Tom and Donna Dickman … has five siblings: Matthew (15), Allyson (14), Emily (11), Tommy (10) and Danny (5) … intends to major in Pysical Therapy and own her own practice.

High School/Travel Ball: Four-time letterwinner at Spanish Fork High School for coach Don Andrews … hit .407 over her career and had a 16game hit streak … three-time first-team all-state selection … helped team win 5A State Tournament and was named MVP … played travel ball with Pegasus … also played volleyball and basketball. Personal: Formerly Susan Cole … husband is Brock Duke, a junior right-handed pitcher of the Utah baseball team … parents are Kris and Lisa Cole … born Nov. 30, 1988 … has three siblings, Shanon (32), Brian (30) and Lance (28) … intends to major in Business.

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High School/Travel Ball: Hit .500 with .556 on-base percentage and .917 slugging percentage at Capistrano Valley High School ... played first three seasons for coach Roger Williams then for Kristen Dedman during senior season ... four-time letterwinner ... team MVP during junior and senior season … second-team All-South Coast League performer ... named team’s Most Inspirational Player during sophomore year ... earned the team’s Newcomer of the Year award and was a conference All-Freshman team selection ... member of Courage 18 Gold club team ... team was classified in the ASA 18U Gold section and received a berth to the Premier Fastpitch Qualifier in 2010 ... won the Riverside Toys for Tots 18U championship, took fifth at Colorado Sparkler Tournament and was classified as a So Cal 18U Gold team in 2009 ... team won the 2008 Artesia Punishers Holiday Classic ... recognized as an Athletic Scholar in 2008-09 ... member of Invisible Children’s Club in 2008-09 and American Cultures Club in 2009-10.

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Mendenhall Notes: Backup for both corners of the infield … could see time in the outfield as well … has a lot of power, but tends to hit more on a line gap to gap … great arm and runs well.

Ramirez Notes: Ready to be an NCAA Division I starter as a freshman … spots the ball very well and mixes speeds to keep hitters off balance ... a competitor who fields her position exceptionally.

High School/Travel Ball: Led Tooele High School to state titles during freshman and junior seasons as a third baseman and catcher ... team took second place at state tournament in 2009 ... four-time all-state selection ... four-time all-state tournament team … 2011 Tooele Transcript Bulletin Prep Athlete of the Year … four-year letterwinner ... played for coach Steve Snow ... hit .481 over her career with eight homers and a .607 on-base percentage … played with Salt Lake Flames club team, which finished ninth at ASA Nationals in 2010 ... team won six state titles (2005-10) as well as the 2009 Triple Crown 16U championship ... took second place at 2009 Colorado Fireworks Tournament.

High School/Travel Ball: Three-time first-team all-league selection as a pitcher and first baseman at Kennedy High School ... Second-Team All-County selection ... three-year letterwinner ... earned school’s Athlete of the Month award in 2009 ... played for coach Sara Mesa ... named a Scholar-Athlete in 2011 ... member of So Cal Athletics 18U Gold club team that won two national titles ... squad is the reigning ESPN Premier national champions ... Took fifth at 2009 ASA Nationals 16U SCA’s team ... also competed with the Lakewood Ladies, who earned three top-10 finishes at the ASA Nationals and won the 2007 14U ASA national title with American Athletics.

Personal: Parents are Mike and Nan Mendenhall … born April 7, 1993 … has two siblings, Kelsey (21) and Josh (13) … major is undecided ... sister, Kelsey, is a senior at Dixie State was an All-Pac West Second Team selection and named the NCAA Division II National Player of the Week on Mar. 3, 2010 ... nickname is ‘Bug.’

Personal: Full name is Mariah Victoria Ramirez … born June 9, 1993 … parents are Barney and Lori Ramirez … has one brother, Johnny (21) … intends to major in Psychology and become a Sports Psychologist.

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W W L W L L L W L L W L L L L W L L W W L W W W W L L W W W L W W W W W W W W L W W W W L W L W L L

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5 7 7 (8) 7 (9) 7 7 7 (8) 7 (8) 7 (8) 7 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 7 7 7 5 5 7 6 5 6 5 7 5 7 7 7 7 5 7

Overall

1-0-0 2-0-0 2-1-0 3-1-0 3-2-0 3-3-0 3-4-0 4-4-0 4-5-0 4-6-0 5-6-0 5-7-0 5-8-0 5-9-0 5-10-0 6-10-0 6-11-0 6-12-0 7-12-0 8-12-0 8-13-0 9-13-0 10-13-0 11-13-0 12-13-0 12-14-0 12-15-0 13-15-0 14-15-0 15-15-0 15-16-0 16-16-0 17-16-0 18-16-0 19-16-0 20-16-0 21-16-0 22-16-0 23-16-0 23-17-0 24-17-0 25-17-0 26-17-0 27-17-0 27-18-0 27-19-0 28-19-0 28-20-0 29-20-0 29-21-0 29-22-0

MWC

0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-1-0 2-1-0 3-1-0 4-1-0 5-1-0 5-1-0 5-2-0 6-2-0 6-3-0 7-3-0 7-4-0 7-5-0

Pitcher of record

NIELSON (W 1-0) NIELSON (W 2-0) NIELSON (L 2-1) NIELSON (W 3-1) NIELSON (L 3-2) NIELSON (L 3-3) NIELSON (L 3-4) AMU (W 1-0) AMU (L 1-1) NIELSON (L 3-5) NIELSON (W 4-5) AMU (L 1-2) NIELSON (L 4-6) NIELSON (L 4-7) NIELSON (L 4-8) NIELSON (W 5-8) AMU (L 1-3) AMU (L 1-4) NIELSON (W 6-8) NIELSON (W 7-8) NIELSON (L 7-9) NIELSON (W 8-9) AMU (W 2-4) NIELSON (W 9-9) AMU (W 3-4) NIELSON (L 9-10) AMU (L 3-5) NIELSON (W 10-10) AMU (W 4-5) NIELSON (W) AMU (L 4-6) AMU (W 5-6) NIELSON (W 12-10) NIELSON (W 13-10) NIELSON (W 14-10) AMU (W 6-6) NIELSON (W 15-10) AMU (W 7-6) AMU (W 8-6) AMU (L 8-7) NIELSON (W 16-10) NIELSON (W 17-10) NIELSON (W 18-10) NIELSON (W 19-10) PARKER (L 0-1) NIELSON (L 19-11) NIELSON (W 20-11) AMU (L 8-8) NIELSON (W 21-11) AMU (L 8-9) NIELSON (L 21-12)

Attend

338 156 345 1139 293 200 220 235 235 235 416 321 218 0 0 0 156 214 408 143 271 101 101 131 0 0 0 50 75 65 66 66 118 104 203 44 70 85 329 316 266 103 104 122 123 64 1183 116 248 1488 1488

Record: 29-22

Time

154 2:06 2:50 2:13 2:05 2:51 2:05 2:50 2:21 2:25 1:44 1:53 1:50 2:26 1:29 2:00 2:03 2:10 2:16 2:05 2:13 1:44 1:52 2:01 1:31 1:34 1:50 1:45 2:06 2:18 1:59 1:43 1:45 1:50 1:46 1:32 1:24 2:06 2:15 1:59 2:32 1:31 2:18 1:56 2:36 1:54 3:22 2:25 2:20 1:57

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avg gp-gs

.467 .339 .333 .320 .311 .301 .286 .285 .282 .267 .259 .250 .231 .227 .200 .111 .000

Home: 9-3

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r

h

6-6

45 115 90 122 177 143 63 151 131 101 27 64 26 44 40 9 0

7 28 27 26 44 29 18 28 20 17 6 15 4 5 1 9 0

21 39 30 39 55 43 18 43 37 27 7 16 6 10 8 1 0

24-14 49-40 41-41 51-51 51-51 51-51 44-23 51-51 47-44 43-43 27-4 34-17 23-5 20-17 24-11 25-3

2b 3b hr

2 6 5 5 8 7 4 6 7 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 0

0 1 1 1 5 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Away: 8-6 rbi

Neutral: 12-13

tb slg%

5 6 8 4 3 5 0 9 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

17 27 29 26 25 16 8 34 30 11 6 5 6 6 5 1 0

38 65 61 58 82 67 22 76 52 43 12 16 6 14 8 1 0

.844 .565 .678 .475 .463 .469 .349 .503 .397 .426 .444 .250 .231 .318 .200 .111 .000

bb hp

MWC: 7-5

so gdp

4 1 9 19 2 13 41 1 16 15 1 19 13 3 19 21 10 24 8 1 13 2 0 25 21 1 22 14 0 21 4 2 1 3 2 13 3 0 6 3 1 8 3 0 8 3 0 4 0 0 0

ob% sf sh sb-att

0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

.520 .435 .545 .399 .368 .420 .375 .294 .386 .357 .394 .300 .310 .286 .250 .333 .000

0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0

0 8 3 3 2 5 0 3 0 2 3 1 1 0 2 0 0

a

e fld%

0-0 0 3 9-13 30 0 2-2 218 1 3-4 79 98 16-18 35 2 9-13 340 25 10-12 34 4 1-2 31 101 3-4 111 9 2-3 68 53 0-0 14 5 2-2 9 0 1-1 9 6 0-0 3 43 0-0 0 2 5-5 2 0 0-0 4 21

po

0 1.000 0 1.000 2 .991 11 .941 2 .949 3 .992 3 .927 6 .957 5 .960 11 .917 1 .950 0 1.000 0 1.000 4 .920 0 1.000 0 1.000 3 .893

Totals

.297

51

1348

284

400

58 11 47

252

621

.461

177 25

221

6

.387

7 33

63-79

987

373

51

.964

Opponents

.274

51

1316

208

361

53

196

545

.414

104 30

323

13

.340

6 21

29-41

984

405

71

.951

4 41

LOB - Team (328), Opp (286). DPs turned - Team (18), Opp (13). IBB - Team (7), PALAUNI 5, HOOPIIAINA 1, PARKER 1, Opp (3). Picked off - MYERS 2, GLOVER 1.

(All games Sorted by Earned run avg) Player

AMU NIELSON PARKER COOK

era

w-l

2.97 8-9 3.77 21-12 7.00 0-1 7.00 0-0

app gs

cg

sho

36 14 5 42 34 11 10 2 0 9 1 0

1/3 3/5 0/2 0/0

sv

r

er

so

2b

1 120.1 129 65 0 180.1 185 109 0 15.0 20 18 0 14.0 27 16

ip

h

51 97 15 14

34 93 53 198 13 20 4 12

bb

17 29 3 4

3b

hr b/avg wp hp bk sfa sha

2 9 2 25 0 3 0 4

.269 9 7 .261 12 17 .303 1 1 .429 2 5

0 2 0 0

2 7 4 11 0 1 0 2

Totals

3.74

29-22

51 51

16

9/5

1

329.2

361

208

176

104

323

53

4

41

.274

24 30

2

6

21

Opponents

4.77

22-29

51 51

20

3/1

1

327.0

398

282

223

177

221

58

11

47

.297

27 25

4

7

33

PB - Team (9), OLSON 7, ELLIOTT 2, Opp (12). Pickoffs - Team (0), Opp (3). SBA/ATT - OLSON (28-39), NIELSON (15-22), AMU (9-14), PARKER (3-3), COOK (2-2), ELLIOTT (1-1).

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10-0 6-0 3-8 3-1 3-5 5-8 7-8 12-8 2-6 4-8 3-2 1-5 2-4 3-4 3-7 10-0 2-4 3-5 5-4 3-2 3-7 5-3 10-1 1-0 22-1 0-6 0-1 4-0 6-0 4-1 8-9 2-1 8-0 5-3 6-2 8-3 8-0 9-1 3-2 1-9 14-1 15-4 8-0 12-9 2-12 4-8 5-2 14-15 6-3 1-12 0-3

* = Conference game () extra inning game

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vs Mississippi vs Western Michigan vs #2 Arizona vs #10 Arizona State vs #22 Oklahoma State vs #14 Oregon vs #9 Hawaii vs Nevada vs #1 UCLA vs Arkansas vs Long Beach State vs Long Beach State vs Virginia vs Syracuse vs #4 Florida vs Nevada vs UC Santa Barbara vs Wisconsin at Florida State vs Wisconsin at Florida State vs Southern Utah-1 vs Southern Utah-2 vs VILLANOVA vs HAMPTON at Maryland vs PRINCETON at George Mason-1 at George Mason-2 at Georgetown BOISE STATE-1 BOISE STATE-2 IDAHO STATE NORTHERN COLORADO UTAH VALLEY UTAH VALLEY WEBER STATE-1 WEBER STATE-2 at San Diego State at UNLV at UNLV vs Colorado State NEW MEXICO NEW MEXICO at Utah State UNLV at New Mexico at Colorado State at Colorado State BYU-2 at BYU-1

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2011 Utah Softball Overall Statistics for Utah (as of May 16, 2011) (All games Sorted by Batting avg)

2011 Utah Softball Game Results for Utah (as of May 16, 2011) (All games)

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• 13 NCAA Regional appearances • 13 All-Americans The Utes celebrate after defeating No. 2 Southwestern Louisiana, snapping the Ragin’ Cajuns’ 52-game home field win streak, and more importantly, sending Utah to the 1994 World Series.

• 32 All-Region Honorees • 70 All-Conference Selections • 2 WAC Players of the Year • 2 MWC Players of the Year

MEET THE UTES

Melissa Stahnke ended her career with 49 home runs, the second-most in school history.

Utes in the Pros Player

Year

Drafted by

Amy (Timmel) Hogue

1996

Durham Dragons Orlando Wahoos

Cindy Bennett

1997

Orlando Wahoos

Sandy Rhea

1998

Orlando Wahoos

Pam Slade

1997

Georgia Pride

Sunny Smith

2000

Akron Racers

Jackie Wong

2007

Rockford Thunder

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1997

PREVIEW

Ali (Andrus) Sagas

In 2000, the Utes won both the Mountain West Conference’s first conference regular-season and tournament titles.

Utah’s 2001 team hit 60 home runs and drew a school-record 199 walks.

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• 5 AIAW Regional Appearances

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Utah Softball Highlights • 5 World Series Appearances

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Amy (Timmel) Hogue • 1994

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First-team All-American selection in 1981 First All-American in program history Hit .355 and fielded .988 in 1981 Two-time Region 7 and first-team all-conference selection

Second-team All-American in 1994 Finished ninth in the nation in batting (.455) and 24th in stolen bases per game (0.53) 1994 WAC Player of the Year All-WAC honoree during all four years of her career Ended career hitting .340 with 71 stolen bases as well as 239 career hits and 125 runs.

Cindy Lyon • 1982

Ali (Andrus) Sagas • 1994

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First-team All-American selection in 1982 Hit seven home runs, 34 RBI and a .533 slugging percentage All-conference honoree Invited to tryout for the 1983 Pan Am Team Finished career with 18 home runs

Annette Ausseresses • 1985 • • • •

First-team All-American in 1985 Belted seven triples and seven home runs Hit .346 and had a .993 slugging percentage Led Utes in 10 statistical categories

Second-team All-American in 1985 Hit cleanup on the 1985 World Series team Finished career with two no-hitters Threw a perfect game vs. BYU in 1986 Ended career with 64 wins and 76 complete games Tossed 697.2 innings, allowing only 538 hits

Pipi Hollingworth • 1987 Second team All-American in 1987 Hit .368 with 57 hits, 11 doubles and four triples Led the Utes to conference title and NCAA Regional berth Earned all-conference and all-region honors Ended career with 12 triples

Charmelle Green • 1990, 1991 • • • • •

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First-team All-American in 1997 and a second-team selection in 1998 First-team All-WAC and all-region player for three years Hit .372 and ranked 20th in the nation with 34 stolen bases Ended career with 177 runs, 44 doubles and 19 triples Posted a .352 career batting average with 256 hits

Sunny Smith • 2000 • • • • •

Second-team All-American in 2000 Led the 2000 team in hitting with a .379 batting average Tallied 72 hits, 18 home runs and 17 doubles All-MWC selection Finished career with 12 sac flies and 43 doubles and also had 131 career RBI and 33 career home runs

Jackie Wong • 2006 • • • • •

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Sandy Rhea • 1997, 1998

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Michele Townsend • 1985

Second-team All-American in 1994 as a freshman WAC Freshman of the Year in 1994 Led Utah to the World Series that season 32 wins was third in the nation and 0.61 ERA was sixth Finished career with 809 K’s, 44 shutouts and 89 wins Tossed 891.1 innings with a 1.27 ERA over her career

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Melonie Kent • 1981

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Utah All-Americans

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Second-team All-American in 2006 Led the conference and was eighth in the nation in batting (.439) Paced team with 90 hits, 18 of which were for extra bases Totaled a .595 slugging percentage and a .487 on-base percentage Only committed one error in 230 chances

All-American in 1990 and 1991, Utah’s first two-time honoree Ended career with a .341 batting average and 12 triples Recorded 55 stolen bases and 232 hits during career Led Utes in every offensive statistic in 1991 Four-times first-team all-league and three-time all-region selection

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Batting Average (Min. 200 AB) 1. Cyndee Bennett (1994-97)........ .371 2. Diana Phillips (2005-08)............... .360 3. Sandy Rhea (1995-98)................ .352 4. Niki Hayhurst (2000-03)................. .343 5. Charmelle Green (1988-91)...... .341

Doubles 1. Sandy Rhea (1995-98)................... 44 2. Sunny Smith (1997-2000)................ 43 Cyndee Bennett (1994-97)........... 43 Niki Hayhurst (2000-2003).............. 41 5. Melissa Stahnke (2001-2004)......... 40

Sacrifice Flies 1. Sunny Smith (1997-2000).............. 12 2. Amy Mason (1989-92).................... 8 Cyndee Bennett (1994-97)............ 8 4. Wendy Stewart (1991-94).............. 7 Deb DiMeglio (1991-94)................. 7

Earned Run Average (Min. 200 IP) 1. Teri Richardson (1983-85)......... 0.79 2. Diane Brown (1982-83)............. 1.19 3. Mona Stevens (1978-80)........... 1.26 4. Ali (Andrus) Sagas (1994-97).... 1.27 5. Janet Womack (1989-92)......... 1.29

Innings Pitched 1. Kristin Arbogast (1998-2001)... 955.0 2. Ali (Andrus) Sagas (1994-97).. 891.2 3. Janet Womack (1989-92)....... 814.0 4. Michele Townsend (1983-86). 697.2 5. Melissa Halkinrude (1990-93).. 611.0

Strikeouts 1. Ali (Andrus) Sagas (1994-97)..... 809 2. Kristin Arbogast (1998-2001)...... 598 3. Janet Womack (1989-92).......... 495 4. Meghan Dyer (2006-07)............. 469 5. Ashley Smuda (2008-10)............ 433

Games Played 1. Michele Larsen (1999-2002).......... 243 Molly McLean (1999-2002)........... 243 3. Niki Hayhurst (2000-03).................. 238 4. Lyndsey Trevis (1999-2002)............ 236 5. Cyndee Bennett (1994-97)........... 231

Triples 1. Sandy Rhea (1995-98)................... 19 2. Diana Phillips (2005-08).................. 14 3. Jo Evans (1979-82)......................... 13 4. Annette Ausseresses (1982-85)..... 12 Pipi Hollingsworth (1984-87).......... 12 Charmelle Green (1988-91).......... 12

Sacrifice Hits 1. Tammy Beer (1993-96)................. 60 2. Stacie Reynolds (1993-96)........... 54 3. Lisa Hashimoto-Hall (1997-2000). 48 4. Joy Jackson (1986-89)................. 38 5. Mary Kay Riley (1982-83)............. 36

Appearances 1. Kristin Arbogast (1998-2001)...... 176 2. Ali (Andrus) Sagas (1994-97)..... 148 3. Janet Womack (1989-92).......... 136 4. Ashley Smuda (2008-10)............ 121 5. Michele Townsend (1983-86).... 109

Hits Allowed 1. Kristin Arbogast (1998-2001)...... 958 2. Ali (Andrus) Sagas (1994-97)..... 622 3. Janet Womack (1989-92).......... 577 4. Melissa Halkinrude (1990-93)..... 540 5. Michele Townsend (1983-86).... 538

Shutouts 1. Ali (Andrus) Sagas (1994-97)....... 44 2. Janet Womack (1989-92)............ 32 3. Kristin Arbogast (1998-2001)........ 20 4. Melissa Halkinrude (1990-93)....... 19 5. Monica Jimenez (1994-97).......... 15

Walks 1. Niki Hayhurst (2000-03)............... 106 2. Melissa Stahnke (2001-04)........... 89 3. Lyndsey Trevis (1999-2002)........... 94 4. Sandy Rhea (1995-98)................. 85 5. Molly McLean (1999-2002).......... 80 Tia Palauni (2008-present)........... 80

Wins 1. Kristin Arbogast (1998-2001)........ 89 Ali (Andrus) Sagas (1994-97)....... 89 3. Janet Womack (1989-92)............ 69 4. Michele Townsend (1983-86)...... 64 5. Monica Jimenez (1994-97).......... 53

Walks Allowed 1. Kristin Arbogast (1998-2001)...... 428 2. Ali (Andrus) Sagas (1994-97)..... 245 3. Michele Townsend (1983-86).... 187 4. Janet Womack (1989-92).......... 181 5. Monica Jimenez (1994-97)........ 172 Ashley Smuda (2008-10)............ 172

Fewest Walks Per Inning 1. Diane Brown (1982-83)........... .200

At Bats 1. Molly McLean (1999-2002)........... 757 2. Sandy Rhea (1995-98)................... 727 3. Melissa Stahnke (2001-04)............ 710 4. Amy (Timmel) Hogue (1991-94)... 703 5. Cyndee Bennett (1994-97)........... 701

Complete Games 1. Ali (Andrus) Sagas (1994-97)..... 109 2. Kristin Arbogast (1998-2001)...... 108 3. Janet Womack (1989-92)............ 96 4. Michele Townsend (1983-86)...... 76 5. Monica Jimenez (1994-97).......... 60

Fielding Percentage 1. Seven Players........................... 1.000

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Runs 1. Sandy Rhea (1995-98)................... 177 2. Molly McLean (1999-2002)........... 155 3. Kara Foster (2007-10).................... 146 3. Cyndee Bennett (1994-97)........... 144 4. Diana Phillips (2005-08)................ 131

Runs Batted In 1. Cyndee Bennett (1994-97)......... 175 2. Kara Foster (2007-10)................... 165 2. Melissa Stahnke (2001-04)........... 162 3. Lyndsey Trevis (1999-2002).......... 153 4. Sunny Smith (1997-2000).............. 131 Niki Hayhurst (2000-03)................ 131 Stolen Bases 1. Sandy Rhea (1995-98)................. 130 2. Molly McLean (1999-2002).......... 114 3. Amy (Timmel) Hogue (1991-94).... 71 4. Lisa Hashimoto-Hall (1997-2000)... 59 5. Charmelle Green (1988-91).......... 55

Putouts 1. Stacie Reynolds (1993-96)...... 1,571 2. Niki Hayhurst (2000-2003)........ 1,450 Assists 1. Wendy Warhurst (1987-90)........ 593 2. Lyndsey Trevis (1999-2002)......... 569

Fewest Hits Per Inning 1. Mona Stevens (1978-80)......... .580

MEET THE UTES

Hits 1. Cyndee Bennett (1994-97)........... 260 2. Sandy Rhea (1995-98)................... 256 3. Diana Phillips (2005-08)................ 245 4. Molly McLean (1999-2002)........... 241 5. Amy (Timmel) Hogue (1991-94)... 239

Home Runs 1. Kara Foster (2007-2010)................. 64 2. Melissa Stahnke (2001-04)............. 49 3. Cyndee Bennett (1994-97)........... 37 4. Lyndsey Trevis (1999-2002)............ 33 Sunny Smith (1997-2000)................ 33 5. Niki Hayhurst (2000-03).................. 32

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Career Pitching Records/No-Hitters

Career Batting/Fielding Records

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No-Hitters

Sandy Rhea is the Ute career leader in runs (177), doubles (44), triples (19) and stolen bases (130).

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Cyndee Bennett ranks in nine career offensive categories, including first in batting average (.371), hits (260) and RBI (175).

Charmelle Green, a two-time All-American, ranks in three career offensive categories.

Year Pitcher 1981 Robin Krall 1981 Sharon Hughes 1984 Monica Messmer 1985 Michele Townsend 1985 Teri Richardson 1986 Michele Townsend 1988 Cami Pollard 1988 Cami Pollard 1991 Janet Womack 1992 Melissa Halkinrude 1994 Ali (Andrus) Sagas 1995 Ali (Andrus) Sagas

Ali (Andrus) Sagas threw six no-hitters, including two perfect games, during her career at Utah.

Opponent Cypress College BYU (5 inn.) New Mexico State BYU New Mexico BYU Utah State Utah State Colorado State Oregon State (5 inn.) Northwestern Purdue

Kristin Arbogast is the Utah career leader in appearances (176), wins (tied-89) and innings pitched (955.0).

Year Pitcher 1996 Ali (Andrus) Sagas 1997 Ali (Andrus) Sagas 1997 Monica Jimenez 1997 Ali (Andrus) Sagas 1997 Ali (Andrus) Sagas 1997 Monica Jimenez 2001 Kristin Arbogast 2006 Meghan Dyer 2008 Ashley Smuda 2008 Ashley Smuda 2009 Ashley Smuda 2011 Generra Nielson

Opponent Yale (5 inn.) Wichita State N. C. A&T (5 inn.) Georgia State (5 inn.) Tulsa (5 inn.) Colorado State Bethune Cookman (6 inn.) UTEP (5 inn.) Southern Utah (5 inn.) UNLV Boise State Idaho State (5 inn.)

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PREVIEW

All-American Michele Townsend threw two no-hitters (both against BYU), including one perfect game, at Utah.


PREVIEW COACHING STAFF MEET THE UTES

Team Season

Batting Hits....................................................................... 7 Charmelle Green vs. Creighton (May 11, 1991) Runs Scored.................................... 4, eight times MR: Diana Phillips vs. St. Mary’s (Mar. 31, 2007) Doubles.......................................................... 3 Sandy Rhea vs. Ohio St. (March 4, 1995) Melissa Stahnke vs. BYU (May 5, 2001) Ivette Hernandez vs. UNLV (April 18, 2003) Triples.................................................2, nine times MR: Diana Phillips vs. UTEP (Feb. 23, 2007) Home Runs........................................................... 3 Lyndsey Trevis vs. UMass (March 10, 2001) Niki Hayhurst vs. Colo. State (April 1, 2001) Runs Batted In...................................................... 7 Cyndee Bennett vs. UNM (April 6, 1996) Lyndsey Trevis vs. UMass (March 10, 2001) Niki Hayhurst vs. Colo. State (April 1, 2001) Stolen Bases......................................................... 5 Sandy Rhea vs. SJSU (March 1, 1998) Walks.................................................................... 6 Wendy Stewart vs. Creighton (May 11, 1991) Pitching Innings Pitched.................................................. 31 Janet Womack vs. Creighton (May 11, 1991) Strikeouts............................................................ 16 Ali (Andrus) Sagas (1994) Meghan Dyer vs. Nevada (Feb. 10, 2007) Fielding Putouts................................................................ 36 Christina Freeman vs. Creighton, May 11, 1991 Assists......................... 13, Gaylyn Hoshide (1993) Wendy Stewart (1993)

Batting Hits...............101, Amy (Timmel) Hogue (1994) Batting Avg. (minimum 50 AB) .455 (101-222) Amy (Timmel) Hogue (1994) At Bats.........222, Amy (Timmel) Hogue (1994) Runs................ ..55, Amy (Timmel) Hogue (1994) Doubles.......... ................................ .....17, twice Sunny Smith (2000) Glennis Donnelly (2004) Triples.............................................. 7, four times Sandy Rhea (1998) Amy (Timmel) Hogue(1994) Annette Ausseresses (1985) Jo Evans (1981) Home Runs............. 22 Melissa Stahnke (2001) RBI...........................67, Melissa Stahnke (2001) Total Bases............. 150, Melissa Stahnke (2001 Slugging Pct...........Kara Foster, .781 (121-155) Stolen Bases................. 46, Sandy Rhea (1997) Sacrifice Hits............26, Mary Kay Riley (1982) Sacrifice Flies................................. 5, four times Jessica Shiery (2006) Sunny Smith (2000) Stacie Reynolds (1994) Amy Cowley (1992) Hit By Pitch......................................... 10, twice Traci Keller (2002) Brooke Olson (2011) Walks..............................41, Tia Palauni (2011) Strikeouts.............................. 58, Molly McLean On Base Pct. .............. .545, Tia Palauni (2011)

Amy (Timmel) Hogue set four school single-season records in 1994 with 101 hits, a .455 batting average, 55 runs and 222 at-bats. She also tied the school record with seven triples.

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Fielding Putouts....................... 518, Niki Hayhurst (2001) Assists....................... 181, Lyndsey Trevis (2000) Percentage...............................1.000 (257-140) Sue Pearce (1981)

Conference Tournaments Utah went 19-11 (.633) in the High Country Athletic Conference between 1983-90, winning the league tourney in 1984, ‘85 and ‘87. Utah posted a 6-1 mark, appearing in two Western Athletic Conference Tournaments (1991, ‘92). The Utes won the inaugural Mountain West Conference Tournament in 2000 and went on to capture it again in 2002, 2004 and 2006 before the tournament was discontinued following the 2006 season. Utah posted an 15-5 record in MWC postseason play. AIAW Tournament The Utes posted an all-time record of 11-9 in the AIAW Tournament. In 1976, Utah advanced the AIAW College World Series. NCAA Tournament Utah is 19-29 (.396) in its 11 NCAA Tournament appearances, including a mark of 18-21 (.462) in regional games. The Utes have appeared in the NCAA College World Series four times (1982, ‘85, ‘91 and ‘94), posting a combined record of 1-8.

AIAW Tournament 1976 AIAW Regional (1st, 2-0) Salt Lake City, Utah 5-6 Arizona State.............................. W, 19-2 5-7 No. Colorado............................... W, 9-0 1976 AIAW College World Series (1-2) Omaha, Neb. 5-13 Sacramento.................................. L, 5-1. 5-14 South Dakota............................... W, 5-1 5-15 E. Stroudsburg................................ L, 4-1 1977 AIAW Regionals (4th, 2-2) Greeley, Colo. 5-12 Utah State..................................... W, 6-4 5-13 Arizona State.................................. L, 3-1 5-13 New Mex. St................................ W, 7-3 5-13 Arizona............................................ L, 4-0

1982 NCAA Regionals (1st, 3-0) Pocatello, Idaho 5-7 New Mex. St................................. W, 2-0 5-7 Utah State..................................... W, 5-0 5-8 Idaho State................................... W, 2-0 1982 NCAA College World Series (0-2) Norman, Okla. 5-20 Oklahoma St.................................. L, 2-0 5-21 Oklahoma...................................... L, 4-2 1984 NCAA Regionals (2nd, 0-2) Las Cruces, N.M. 5-17 Utah State....................................... L, 6-2 5-18 Utah State....................................... L, 4-3 1985 NCAA Regionals (1st, 2-1) Tempe, Ariz. 5-16 Arizona State.................................. L, 2-1 5-17 Arizona State................................ W, 2-1 5-17 Arizona State................................ W, 3-2 1985 NCAA College World Series (0-2) Omaha, Neb. 5-22 UCLA............................................... L, 1-0 5-22 Adelphi........................................... L, 1-0 1987 NCAA Regionals (2nd, 0-2) Lincoln, Neb. 5-15 Nebraska........................................ L, 6-0 5-16 Nebraska........................................ L, 3-2 1991 NCAA Regionals (1st, 3-1) College Station, Texas 5-17 Minnesota..................................... W, 1-0 5-17 Texas A&M...................................... L, 1-0 5-18 Minnesota..................................... W, 2-0 5-18 Texas A&M.................................... W, 3-0 1991 NCAA College World Series (0-2) Oklahoma City, Okla. 5-24 Fresno State.................................... L, 2-0 5-24 Missouri............................................ L, 2-0 1992 NCAA Regionals (2nd, 0-2) Los Angeles, Calif. 5-15 UCLA............................................... L, 1-0 5-16 UCLA............................................... L, 7-2

1994 NCAA Regionals (1st, 4-1) Lafayette, La. 5-20 Princeton...................................... W, 1-0 5-21 SW Louisiana.................................. L, 1-0 5-21 Princeton...................................... W, 2-1 5-22 SW Louisiana................................ W, 3-2 5-22 SW Louisiana................................ W, 2-0 1994 NCAA College World Series (1-2) Oklahoma City, Okla. 5-26 Oklahoma St................................ W, 2-0 5-27 Cal St-North.................................... L, 5-1 5-28 UCLA............................................ L, 11-1. 1995 NCAA Regionals (0-2) Stillwater, Okla. 5-19 Oklahoma St.................................. L, 3-0 5-20 Oklahoma...................................... L, 7-1 1997 NCAA Regional (1-2) Iowa City, Iowa 5-16 Missouri.......................................... W, 3-1 5-17 Iowa................................................ L, 3-1 5-17 DePaul............................................ L, 0-2 2000 NCAA Regionals (2nd, 3-2) Seattle, Wash. 5-18 West. Illinois.................................. W, 1-0 5-19 Miss. St. ......................................... L, 11-3 5-20 Tenn.-Chatt.................................. W, 2-1 5-20 Miss. St........................................... W, 4-1 5-21 Washington.................................... L, 9-0 2002 NCAA Regionals (0-2) Norman, Okla. 5-16 Oklahoma...................................... L, 6-0 5-16 Army................................................ L, 2-0 2004 NCAA Regionals (0-2) Palo Alto, Calif. 5-20 Stanford.......................................... L, 1-0 5-21 So. Miss.......................................... L, 13-5 2006 NCAA Regionals (2-2) Austin, Texas 5-19 Indiana............................................ L, 3-0 5-20 UTSA............................................... W, 3-2 5-20 Indiana.......................................... W, 5-1 5-21 Texas............................................... L, 3-0

TEAM INFO.

Fielding Putouts........................................... 1,323 (1994) Assists................................................ 667 (2000) Errors................................ 118 (1998 and 2001) Fielding Pct. ................................... .968 (2006)

The Utes own a 68-55 record (.553) in postseason play.

NCAA Tournament

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Pitching Appearances.................................... 80 (1994) Games Started.................................. 66 (2002) Complete Games............................. 51 (1985) ERA................................................... 0.92 (1985) Wins..................................................... 51 (1994) Losses.................................................. 36 (2002) Saves.................................................... 8 (2006) Shutouts.............................................. 26 (1994) Innings Pitched............................. 441.0 (1994) Hits Allowed..................................... 487 (2000) Runs Allowed................................... 294 (2010) Earned Runs..................................... 238 (2010) Doubles.............................................. 77 (2000) Triples.................................................. 15 (1985) Home Runs......................................... 54 (2010) Walks Allowed................................. 220 (2000) Strikeouts.......................................... 408 (2007) Hit Batters........................................... 51 (2009) Wild Pitches........................................ 48 (2010)

Pitching Appearances........ 64, Kristin Arbogast (2000) Games Started...... 59, Kristin Arbogast (2000) Complete Games.. ..44, Kristin Arbogast (2000) ERA................................ 0.61 (25 ER in 286.1 IP) Ali (Andrus) Andrus (1994) Wins......................... 40, Kristin Arbogast (2000) Losses.... 19., Kristin Arbogast (2000 and 2001) Saves........................... 6, Carolyn Gran (1986) Shutouts............ 17, Ali (Andrus) Andrus (1994) Innings Pitched.. 370.2, Kristin Arbogast (2000) Hits Allowed...........388, Kristin Arbogast (2000) Fewest Hits/Inn....... 0.50, Mona Stevens (1978) Runs Allowed....... 216, Kristin Arbogast (2000) Earned Runs Allowed..................................147 Kristin Arbogast (2000) Doubles Allowed....58, Kristin Arbogast (2000) Triples Allowed......... 8, Teri Richardson (1985) Home Runs Alllowed.....................................27 Ashley Smuda (2008, 10) Walks Allowed..... 199, Kristin Arbogast (2000) Strikeouts........ 270, Ali (Andrus) Andrus (1994) Hit Batters...............23, Kristin Arbogast (2001) Wild Pitches................. 32, Paula Porter (1987)

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Batting Batting Avg................................... .329 (1994) At Bats............................................ 1,803 (1994) Runs Scored..................................... 341 (1994) Hits..................................................... 594 (1994) Doubles.............................................. 77 (2010) Triples.................................................. 36 (1985) Home Runs......................................... 65 (2004) RBI..................................................... 288 (2000) Total Bases....................................... 790 (2000) Slugging Pct. .................................. .461 (2011) Stolen Bases....................................... 92 (1994) Sacrifice Hits...................................... 77 (1994) Sacrifice Flies..................................... 18 (1994) Hit By Pitch......................................... 39 (2002) Walks................................................ 199 (2001) Strikeouts.......................................... 371 (2002) On Base Pct. ................................ .387 (2011)

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Batting Batting Avg. ................... .625 vs. Snow (1981) Runs Scored........22 vs. Hampton (Mar. 19, 2011) Hits............................... 25 vs. Creighton (1991) Doubles....... 6 vs. New Mexico (April 6, 1996) Triples.................5 vs. Northern Arizona (1985) Home Runs... 6 vs. St. Mary’s (March 31, 2007) 6 vs. Colorado State (Apr. 30, 2010) RBI................. .20 vs. Hampton (Mar. 19, 2011) Stolen Bases...................................8, five times Walks.................................................. 10, twice vs. Southern Utah (April 17, 2001) vs. Hampton (Mar. 19, 2011)

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1979 AIAW Regionals (4th, 2-2) Ogden, Utah 5-10 Arizona........................................... L, 6-0 5-10 New Mex. St................................. W, 4-0 5-11 Weber State................................. W, 4-2 5-11 Arizona State.................................. L, 6-4 1980 AIAW Regionals (3rd, 2-1) Laramie, Wyo. 5-8 Weber State................................. W, 2-0 5-9 Utah State....................................... L, 2-0 5-10 N/A............................................... W, n/a 1981 AIAW Regionals (3rd, 2-2) Albuquerque, N.M. 5-7 New Mexico................................... L, 5-4 5- 8 Weber State................................. W, 5-0 5- 8 Utah State..................................... W, 3-2 5-9 New Mexico................................... L, 2-0

The 1991 team reached the College World Series, held in Oklahoma City, Okla.

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WAC Player of the Year 1991 Charmelle Green 1994 Amy (Timmel) Hogue MWC Player of the Year 2000 Kristin Arbogast 2001 Lyndsey Trevis WAC Freshman of the Year 1991 Deb DiMeglio 1994 Ali (Andrus) Saugus MWC Freshman of Year 2000 Niki Hayhurst WAC All-Tournament Team 1999 Lisa Hashimoto, Lyndsey Trevis, Sarah Farnsworth MWC All-Tournament Team 2000 Jenny Monson, Sunny Smith, Kristin Arbogast, Lyndsey Trevis* 2001 Lyndsey Trevis, Melissa Stahnke, Molly McLean 2002 Jen Pursell*, Melissa Stahnke, Lyndsey Trevis 2003 Lynsey Wall 2004 Glennis Donnelly, Brianna Gourdin*, Kate Nygaard, Jackie Wong 2006 Karina Cannon*, Meghan Dyer, Ivette Hernandez, Jackie Wong * indicates tounament MVP

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All-Conference Selections 1980 Melonie Kent 1981 Melonie Kent 1982 Cindy Lyon 1984 Annette Ausseresses 1985 Annette Ausseresses, Rainna Ford, Pipi Hollingsworth, Teri

Richardson, Pati Rivas 1986 Rainna Ford, Pipi Hollingsworth, Michele Townsend 1987 Pipi Hollingsworth 1988 Charmelle Green, Cami Pollard, Paula Potter, Wendi Warhurst 1989 Charmelle Green 1990 Charmelle Green, Wendi Warhurst 1991 Deb DiMeglio, Christina Freeman, Charmelle Green 1992 Deb DiMeglio, Gaylyn Hoshide, Amy (Timmel) Hogue, Janet Womack 1993 Deb DiMeglio, Amy (Timmel) Hogue 1994 Ali (Andrus) Sagas, Amy Timmel 1995 Ali (Andrus) Sagas, Cyndee Bennett, Stacie Reynolds 1996 Cyndee Bennett, Sandy Rhea 1997 Sandy Rhea 1998 Sandy Rhea 2000 Jenny Monson, Sunny Smith, Kristin Arbogast, Molly McLean, Niki Hayhurst 2001 Kristin Arbogast, Niki Hayhurst, Amberly Jeppson, Molly McLean, Melissa Stahnke, Lyndsey Trevis 2002 Niki Hayhurst, Molly McLean, Melissa Stahnke, Lyndsey Trevis 2003 Glennis Donnelly, Niki Hayhurst, Lynsey Wall 2004 Glennis Donnelly, Devina Quintero, Melissa Stahnke, Lynsey Wall 2005 Ivette Hernandez, Diana Phillips 2006 Karina Cannon, Diana Phillips, Jessica Shiery, Jackie Wong

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All-Region Selections 1983 Jana Freston 1985 Annette Ausseresses, Penny Conger, Stanni Kitchen, Michele Townsend 1986 Michele Townsend 1987 Pipi Hollingsworth 1988 Charmelle Green 1990 Karen Donaldson-Rich Charmelle Green 1991 Charmelle Green (1st) 1992 Amy Cowley (2nd) 1994 Amy (Timmel) Hogue (1st), Ali (Andrus) Sagas (2nd), Cyndee Bennett (2nd), Deb DiMeglio (2nd), Wendy Stewart (2nd) 1996 Sandy Rhea (1st), Cyndee Bennett (2nd) 1997 Sandy Rhea (1st) 1998 Sandy Rhea (1st) 2000 Lyndsey Trevis (1st), Sunny Smith (1st), Kristin Arbogast (2nd), Niki Hayhurst (2nd) 2001 Niki Hayhurst (1st), Lyndsey Trevis (1st) 2002 Molly McClean (2nd) Melissa Stahnke (2nd) 2004 Melissa Stahnke (1st), Glennis Donnelly (2nd) 2006 Jackie Wong (1st) 2007 Diana Phillips (2nd) 2008 Diana Phillips (1st) 2011 Tia Palauni (2nd)

Overall Conference Conf. World Year W L T Pct. W L T Place Trny. Regionals Series 1976 11 9 0 .550 5 3 0 5th - - 1st 1-2 1977 12 9 0 .571 4 4 0 5th - - 4th -1978 18 13 0 .580 3 5 0 7th - - - - -1979 24 12 0 .667 10 8 0 4th - - 4th - 1980 35 17 0 .673 11 3 0 1st - - 3rd - 1981 29 17 0 .636 12 2 0 1st - - 3rd - 1982 41 16 1 .707 11 3 0 2nd - - 1st 0-2 1983 35 15 1 .717 0 0 0 - - 3rd (1-2) -- - 1984 32 22 1 .582 6 4 0 3rd 1st (4-1) 2nd - 1985 44 13 0 .772 9 1 0 1st 1st (4-1) 1st 0-2 1986 19 25 0 .432 4 6 0 5th - - - - - 1987 22 24 0 .478 7 3 0 1st 1st (4-1) 2nd - 1988 22 25 0 .468 6 4 0 1st 4th (1-2) - - - 1989 28 27 0 .509 5 5 0 4th 3rd (2-2) - - - 1990 32 30 0 .516 2 8 0 6th 3rd (3-2) - - - 1991 28 16 0 .636 8 2 0 1st 1st (3-1) 1st 0-2 1992 25 20 0 .556 9 1 0 1st 1st (3-0) 2nd - 1993 23 22 0 .511 12 12 0 5th - - - - - 1994 51 13 0 .797 22 4 0 2nd - - 1st 1-2 1995 31 20 0 .608 20 7 0 2nd - - 4th - 1996 32 22 0 .593 17 7 0 3rd - - - - - 1997 44 18 0 .710 22 10 0 3rd - - 3rd - 1998 36 21 0 .632 19 13 0 3rd - - - - - 1999 28 27 0 .509 8 11 0 5th - - - - - 2000 42 23 0 .646 15 5 0 1st 1st (3-0) 2nd - 2001 37 25 1 .587 11 8 1 2nd 3rd (2-2) - - - 2002 30 36 0 .455 10 4 0 2nd 1st (3-1) 4th - 2003 20 27 0 .426 7 9 0 4th 5th (0-2) - - - 2004 23 33 0 .411 8 12 0 4th 1st (3-0) 7th - 2005 21 29 0 .420 7 13 0 4th 5th (1-2) - - - - 2006 40 21 0 .656 10 8 0 3rd 1st (3-0) 2nd - 2007 25 26 1 490 5 14 0 6th - - - - - 2008 28 27 0 .509 10 10 0 3rd - - - - - 2009 22 31 0 .415 4 10 0 5th - - - - - 2010 26 29 0 .473 4 11 0 5th - - - - - 2011 29 22 0 .569 7 5 0 4th - - - - - -

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Norma Carr 1976-89

Jo Evans 1990-96

Mona Stevens 1997-2005

Overall Record: 372-244-3

Overall Record: 222-143

Overall Record: 281-239-1

Conference Record: 93-51

Conference Record: 90-41

Conference Record: 107-85-1

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Marianne Bullis Kyle Magnusson 2006

Angie Jacobs 2007

Overall Record: 40-21

Overall Record: 25-26-1

Conference Record: 10-8

Conference Record: 5-14

Niki Hayhurst, one of only two four-time AllMWC honorees, ranks fourth in career batting average (.343) and first in walks (106).

Karina Cannon was the MVP of the 2006 MWC Tournament.

Diana Phillips was a four-time All-MWC and two-time all-region honoree.

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• Athletic Training Room • 235’ to Center, 225’ Down Lines • Grass Berm Behind Outfield Fence

When completed, the new facility will provide an excellent environment for studentathletes, coaches and fans. Night games will become a reality, as the stadium will be illuminated by six banks of permanent lights. It will feature an indoor batting area for the Utes, as well as outdoor batting and pitching cages for both teams. Dugouts will be equipped with restrooms and an athletic training room will also be located on the premises.

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The dimensions of the playing field will be 235’ to center field and 225’ down the right and left field line, with a grass berm behind the outfield fence. The capacity at Ute Field will be 900, including armchair seats covered by a canopy, as well as bleacher seating. Temporary bleacher seating in left field will enable Utah to bid to host NCAA Tournaments.

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The site will also include a permanent building housing concessions and restrooms.

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• 900 Armchair Seats • Indoor Batting Area • Outdoor Batting and Pitching Cages

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The University of Utah Athletics Department is in the planning stages of a new softball stadium. Currently named Ute Field, the facility will remain on campus, but will move north to 102 S. Wasatch Drive.

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The Utah softball team has a variety of resources available to it to care for both the player’s physical and mental well-being. The Utes train in the new Alex Smith Strength and Conditioning Facility at the Dee Glen Smith Athletics Center. Smith, a Utah alum and NFL quarterback, donated $500,000 as the lead gift for the renovation and expansion of the existing strength and conditioning facility at his alma mater.

As an academic institution, the University of Utah enjoys a richly deserved reputation for excellence in education. The Utah athletics department works to ensure that each of its student-athletes takes advantage of the academic opportunities offered. With three full-time athletic academic advisors, the U. provides specialized academic counseling for its student-athletes.

To care for the athlete’s injuries, the Utah athletics program maintains a partnership with a veteran sports medicine team supervised by Dr. Bob Burks, director of the University of Utah Sports Medicine Center at Red Butte Clinic. The sports medicine staff is headed by director Trevor Jameson and associate trainer Deb Willardson. The softball team works with graduate assistant Meagan Maguire on a daily basis.

The U. employs four full-time academic advisers for its student-athletes. The department is under the direction of Director of Athletic-Academic Services Lucas Moosman. Moosman oversees the academic counseling for the softball team. Also on the staff are Rob Rainey, Matt Leituala and Beth Brennan.

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The Ute academic team monitors the studies of each student-athlete to ensure he or she is making progress toward a degree. The academic advisors also dispense their knowledge of departmental and University requirements, and assist with course registration and the exploration and selection of majors.

Grants One of the leading universities in the nation in federal research grants, the U. receives more than $300 million annually in grants and contracts.

Entrepreneurs The University of Utah is tied for first in the nation with MIT in the most recent rankings of university startup companies based on scholarly research The U. spun off 20 companies for fiscal year 2008. Academic All-Americans Utah has produced 57 Academic All-Americans, including back-to-back “Academic All-Americans of the Year,” gymnast Theresa Kulikowski in 2003 and quarterback Alex Smith in 2004. Wired In In 2008, the U. ranked as the third “Most Wired School” in the nation. Utah’s varsity studentathletes have access to their own computer lab in the Burbidge Athletics Academic Center and laptop computers are available for team travel.

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Other resources available to Utah softball athletes include a sports psychologist and nutritionist.

Research The University of Utah ranks in the top 35 public research universities in the nation, with particular distinction in medicine, genetics and engineering. University of Utah geneticist Mario R. Capecchi received the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine for his work on gene targeting and former Utah biochemist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Research Park, located on 320 acres adjacent to the campus, is the site of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, the Moran Eye Center and the Brain Center.

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Programs Study Table Available to all student-athletes.

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The Burbidge Center is central to Utah’s classrooms and athletic venues.

Internships The “Partnering with U.” program offers career mentoring, shadowing and internship opportunities with area businesses. Fifth-Year Senior Program Financial assistance is available for studentathletes whose eligibility has expired before they have finished their degrees. Summer School Financial aid for summer school is available for student-athletes who meet the criteria. Priority Registration Priority registration allows student-athletes to schedule classes around practices and training.

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Life Skills Center Provides student-athletes avenues for personal development, community service and leadership resources. Offers student-athletes information on possible career choices through the Strong Interest Inventory given to all freshmen in the Life Skills class.

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The current elite training facility has 16 full racks with Olympic platforms, a large dumbbell training area complete with 12 0-90 degree incline walk-up benches, and a large cardiovascular area complete with treadmills, cross trainers, stair steppers and spin bikes.

The strength and conditioning program concentrates on strength training, speed development, flexibility, mental toughness, conditioning, injury prevention and motivation. Under the direction of Doug Elisaia, the director of strength and conditioning, the softball program works with Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Cody Lockling.

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Salt Lake City, home to the University of Utah and the state’s capital city, offers an unrivaled blend of metropolitan life and recreational opportunities. With 183,171 residents in the city limits and a metro population of 1,333,914, Salt Lake City is the largest city in the state.

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• 14 ski resorts within an hour’s drive • Home to the Sundance Film Festival • Four professional sports franchises • Symphony, opera, theater and dance

SALT LAKE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT • Five minutes from downtown • Delta Airlines hub • 23rd-busiest airport in the U.S.

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• Fifth-best City for the Next Decade, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine • “Best City for Jobs,” Forbes Magazine • 237 days of sunshine per year • Host city for the 2002 Winter Olympics

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West. Utah was named the most technologically advanced state in the 2008 Digital States Survey. Salt Lake is also home to worldrenowned medical and technology industries. Cultural and ethnic activities flourish in Salt Lake City and its vibrant downtown features dining, shopping, music and ethnic festivals, art galleries, professional symphony, opera, theater and dance. The annual Sundance Film Festival, which is the largest independent film festival in the U.S., attracts movie stars, celebrities, and thousands of film buffs to the area every year. According to P3/ Production Update Magazine, Utah is one of the “10 Best States in the Nation for Film.” Professional sports franchises in Salt Lake City include the Utah Jazz (NBA), Real Salt Lake (Major League Soccer), the Salt Lake Bees (AAA baseball) and the Utah Grizzlies (East Coast Hockey League).

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Consistently cited as one of the nation’s most livable cities, Salt Lake City ranks high for its employment and cultural opportunities, quality of life and recreation. In the May 2010 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine Salt Lake City was No. 5 on its list of the “10 Best Cities for the Next Decade.” Forbes Magazine selected Salt Lake City as “The Best City for Jobs” in both 2007 and 2008. Nestled between the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountain ranges and the Great Salt Lake, the city is located in one of the most picturesque places on earth. The lowest point within city boundaries is 4,210 feet near the Great Salt Lake, and the highest is Grandview Peak at 9,410 feet. The Great Salt Lake (48 miles wide and 90 miles long) is the world’s second largest saltwater lake and the largest lake in the western United States. The city is the cultural, financial, educational, technological, commercial, and communications hub of the Intermountain

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Ranked among the top 100 universities in the world, the University of is renowned for its research expertise, academic performance and athletic prowess. The U. is the only institution in the Mountain West Conference— and in the state of Utah—to earn a top-tier ranking from the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and has done so for five straight years. The Eccles Institute of Human Genetics is one of several innovative medical programs at the University of Utah. Others include the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Moran Eye Center and the Brain Institute. The U. is also noted for its work in technology and computer sciences; and its Center for High Performance Computing serves as a link to major aerospace industries, high-tech manufacturers and research companies. The University is tied for first in the nation with MIT in successfully commercializing the discoveries that occur on campus. The U. provides a lively residential living experience in beautiful Heritage Commons, which served as the Athletes Village for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Utah students enjoy unparalleled recreational activities, from skiing and snowboarding at any of eight world-class resorts in nearby canyons, to backpacking, mountain biking, fly fishing and river running. The U.’s location in the largest city in the Intermountain West (metro population 1,130,293) allows for an urban experience in a spectacular natural setting. Salt Lake City is home to professional symphony, ballet, modern dance, opera and theater companies, as well as four professional sports teams.

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The University of Utah athletics programs will begin membership in the prestigious Pac-12 Conference beginning in 2011-12. Founded in 1850, the University of Utah now encompasses 1,500 acres in the foothills of the towering Wasatch Mountain range. The campus is located just minutes from downtown Salt Lake City and world-class ski resorts, and includes an eclectic mix of teaching and research facilities in a park-like setting of trees, fountains, flowering malls and pedestrian walkways. Home to a student population of over 29,000, the U. offers some 100 undergraduate and 90 graduate majors. Many of the U’s programs are nationally ranked, including law, pharmacy, architecture, business, engineering and dance. Utah ranks among the top public research universities in the nation, with particular distinction in medicine, genetics and engineering. In 2009-2010, the University received a record-setting $450.6 million in external funding for research. University of Utah geneticist Mario R. Capecchi, one of many acclaimed faculty members, received the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine for his work on gene targeting.

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The University of Utah residence halls are located in a magnificent mountain setting. Heritage Commons, a living-learning community of 2,500 students, opened in 2000. It served as the Athletes Village during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The residential complex is the heart of campus activity and has a vibrant, energetic atmosphere. The Chase N. Peterson Heritage Center houses a dining facility that seats 600, a convenience store, computer and technology labs, fitness and game rooms, multipurpose rooms, a mail center and more. The student village also contains a University Bookstore branch, University Copy Center and the University Guest House—an on-campus hotel.

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• 912,000-square foot complex • 21 buildings • Dining hall, post office, bookstore, copy center • Game and fitness rooms

STAYING CONNECTED • Internet, cable TV and HBO in all rooms • Computer and technology labs

EASY ACCESS • Free campus shuttles • Free TRAX light rail and city bus pass • Ample, nearby parking.

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• Located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains • Picturesque views of Salt Lake City • Served as the Athletes’ Village at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games

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Each residence hall has an advanced telecommunications system (voice, video and data), Internet and cable TV connections, HBO in every room, a large community lounge, study rooms, indoor bike storage and a kitchenette on every floor. Other amenities include game and exercise rooms and computer labs.

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Situated in historic Fort Douglas on 70 acres of land, the 912,000-square foot residential complex boasts picturesque views of Salt Lake City and the surrounding mountain ranges. Heritage Commons consists of 21 buildings—20 residential and one for dining and support services. Eight of the buildings are apartment style, with 235 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.

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In July of 2011, the University of Utah moves into the Pac-12 Conference. Utah formally accepted an invitation to join the conference as its 12th member on June 17, 2010, a week after Colorado made its announcement. In doing so, Utah and Colorado became the conference’s newest members since 1978.

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