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Bailey Dawson
Position: Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
CREIGHTON CAREER: 2008 (Junior) – Named All-Missouri Valley Conference First-Team ... Started all 53 games in which she appeared in at shortstop, missing seven games (March 5-17) due to an arm injury ... Led the team and tied for MVC lead with 39 RBI ... Her 19 RBI in league play led the MVC ... Also led the Jays with 37 runs scored (third in MVC), .553 slugging percentage (seventh in MVC) and three triples (fourth in MVC) ... Hit career-high 10 home runs to rank second on the team and fourth in the MVC ... Her 23 career home runs rank fifth in school history ... Had 11 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games ... Scored at least two runs in seven games, crossing the plate three times in two games ... Hit .375 against left-handers, .352 with runners in scoring position and .455 (5-11) with the bases loaded ... Had 21 two-out RBI ... Batted .355 in MVC play, tying for the team-lead with five homers and five doubles in league action ... Smacked team’s only two grand slams of the season ... Hit a two-out, walk-off grand slam in the season-opener, leading to a 4-0 win over Texas State (Feb. 9) ... Her RBI triple in the top of the seventh was CU’s only hit in a 1-0 win over Saint Louis (Feb. 23) ... Followed with two triples and finished 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored against Alcorn State (Feb. 23) – accounting for her season total in triples on one day ... Homered in both games of doubleheader with Kansas (April 2), finishing 3-for-5 with a double, two home runs, two RBI, three walks (two intentional) and four runs scored ... Had a career-high four hits against Drake (April 15), finishing game two 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBI ... Went 5-for-7 with a home run, two doubles, four RBI and four runs scored in the final two games of a three-game series at Southern Illinois (April 19-20) ... Drove in a career-high five runs against Missouri State (May 3), with four runs scoring on her second grand slam of the season.

2007 (Sophomore) – Started all 49 games she appeared in at shortstop, missing six games in mid-March due to injury ... Honored on the MVC All-Tournament Team, going 3-for-6 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in two games at the event ... Topped team with 13 multiple RBI games, including six games with at least three RBI ... Tied for the team-lead with eight doubles and 16 sacrifice bunts ... Ranked second with 41 RBI, just two RBI shy of the school record, and tied for second on the team with 44 hits ... Had 11 multiple-hit games, including two three-hit contests ... Crushed nine home runs ... Started season 7-for-14 with a triple, two doubles, two home runs, six runs scored and 10 RBI in first four games ... Scored 15 runs in her final 23 games ... Had two six-game hitting streaks and a seven-game hitting streak ... Had four RBI on a double and homer against Central Arkansas (Feb. 17) ... Went 3-for-4 with three RBI, two runs scored, a double and home run against Eastern Illinois (Feb. 17) ... Had three RBI in a 4-1 win in her hometown against Nebraska (March 21) ... Went 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI in doubleheader sweep at Northern Iowa (April 28) ... Went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored against No. 24 Southern Illinois in the MVC Tournament title game (May 12) ... Was 2-for-3 against No. 11 Washington in the NCAA Tournament (May 18).

2006 (Freshman) –
Named All-MVC Second-Team ... Started all 50 games at shortstop as a rookie ... Led the team with nine doubles and eight stolen bases and tied for the team-lead with two triples ... Ranked third on the team with 11 multiple-hit games, including two three-hit contests ... Second on the team in hits, runs scored, home runs, walks and assists ... Tied for a team-long 10-game hitting streak from April 1-11, batting .469 (15-for-32) during the streak ... Also had an eight-game streak in which she hit .480 (12-for-25) with 10 RBI and eight runs scored ... Batted .340 (17-for-50) in 16 home games ... Hit .355 with 27 hits in 27 non-conference games ... Had a .366 batting average (15-for-41) with runners in scoring position ... Batted leadoff for the final 21 games of the year ... Collected her first career hit against Boston College (Feb. 26) ... Had two stolen bases against New Mexico State (March 4) ... Went 2-for-2 with three RBI, three runs scored and her first career home run against UMKC (March 8) ... Hit an inside-the-park home run against Northern Iowa (April 1) ... Went 3-for-4 with a double and triple at Drake (April 5) ... Smacked two doubles against Indiana State (April 9) ... Went 3-for-3 against UMKC on April 11.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was the third player in Nebraska prep softball history to earn Super State All-Nebraska honors all four seasons ... First player in state history to earn Super State honors at three different positions (catcher, third base and shortstop) ... Named first-team all-conference, all-area and all-state all four seasons ... Hit .459, with 264 hits, 170 RBI, 165 runs scored and 129 stolen bases in her prep career ... Owns state records for hits in a season (70) and a career, career RBI, runs in a season (55) and career, and stolen bases in a season (44) and career ... Omaha Echoes Renegades club team placed fifth at ASA nationals in 2004.

PERSONAL: The daughter of Sheri and Doug Dawson, Bailey was born on December 1, 1986 in Dallas, Texas ... Exercise science major ... Has one younger sister, Jill (19) ... Father played baseball at Nebraska Wesleyan University, mother played softball and basketball at NWU and sister Jill plays volleyball at Northern Colorado.