CU Softball BIO
17 Liz Dike

CREIGHTON CAREER:  2014 (Junior) – First Team All-BIG EAST selection … Led the BIG EAST with 16 home runs … Season home run total ranked No. 29 nationally and is tied for fifth all-time for a single season at CU … Started all 53 contests at shortstop … Named BIG EAST Player of the Week (March 24) after going 6-of-9 from the plate for a .667 average and belting a BIG EAST weekly-best five home runs and 10 RBI against Wichita State and Butler … Attained an amazing 2.333 slugging percentage for the week while avoiding a strikeout over three games … Three-time BIG EAST Honor Roll selection … Ranked second in the conference with 41 RBI … Ended the year tied for fourth overall in the league for both runs scored (37) and total bases (101) … Dike stands tied for eighth in the CU record books with 27 career homers … Total bases amount of 101 ranks in a tie for eighth all-time in the CU single-season record books … Tied for team lead with 44 hits and 75 assists … Also topped the squad with 41 RBI, 37 runs, two triples and a .594 slugging percentage … In BIG EAST Conference play led the league in runs (21), RBI (23), home runs (10) and total bases (56) … Led squad with 13 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI contests … Posted a nine-game hitting streak March 14-29 … Homered in three straight games over that stretch (March 19-22) … In a doubleheader against league champion DePaul (April 18) hit a home run in both games and led the Jays with four hits, three RBI and a 1.429 slugging percentage on the day.

2013 (Sophomore) – Second Team All-MVC selectionChosen MVC Player of the Week (May 6) after hitting home runs in consecutive games against Wichita State (May 4-5) including an inside-the-park effort … Played in 46 contests for the Jays, starting each one at shortstop … Split time between second and ninth batting positions with 17 starts in each spot with a .422 average in the second position … Tied for team lead with 49 hits … Also led the squad with three triples and six stolen bases in seven attempts … Led the team with .393 average in Valley play, good for sixth in the MVC, boosted by a team high 33 hits in 22 games which ranked second in the conference … Led the MVC with 54 total bases in league action … Posted 14 multi-hit games and two multi-RBI contests … Second on the squad with 62 assists … Third on the team with .546 slugging percentage … Hit .412 (7-of-17) in the seventh inning … Batted team high .432 in true road games, posting 19 hits … Recorded two 4-for-4 efforts in ‘13 versus Northern Iowa (March 30) and at Indiana State (April 14) two weeks later … Finished the weekend with a .636 average at the dish with a 7-of-11 effort including two triples against the Sycamores … Notched a career and team high 11-game hitting streak that came to an end in the final game of the regular season … At Missouri State (April 28) posted three hits and scored a pair of runs … Led the Bluejay offense against Northern Iowa with five hits, including a 4-for-4 effort in the finale when she recorded a triple, double and pair of singles.

2012 (Freshman) – Graduated high school a semester early to enroll at Creighton in January ... Played every inning of every game at shortstop - the first Bluejay infielder since 2009 to start every game at the same position ... Hit two inside-the-park home runs in first season ... Homered in consecutive games at Wichita State (April 6-7) ... Went 2-for-3 with a career-high three runs and two RBI in college debut at Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Feb. 11) ... Went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two doubles vs. Missouri State (May 5) ... In MVC play only, tied for the league lead with 10 two-out RBI performances ... Blasted six homers this season, but none after April 7 at Wichita State … The final homer was an inside-the-park feat, her second of the year she also hit an inside-the-park home run at Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Feb. 19) … Finished second among all MVC freshmen with six home runs with four in Valley play … Posted season highs of three hits and four RBI twice apiece.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated high school in December 2011 and enrolled at Creighton in January ... Named Super-State by the Lincoln Journal Star and All-State (All-Class) by the Omaha World-Herald after setting Class A records for home runs (16), RBI (53), hits (76) and runs scored (70), while hitting .487 for the Silver Hawks as a senior ... Her 16 homers and 70 runs were All Class records ... Also set school records in slugging percentage (.917), on-base percentage (.536) and stolen bases (21) as a senior ... Helped lead a Silver Hawk offense that set Nebraska records for home runs (43), hits (511), runs (382) and doubles (81) in a season in 2011 ... Ended career with school records in hits (190), runs (141), doubles (32), home runs (18), stolen bases (44) and RBI (120) ... Helped team to back-to-back state titles as a freshman and sophomore ... Named Lincoln Southwest Female Athlete of the Year as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... Played club ball for Team Nebraska and the Lincoln Swingers ... Also lettered in soccer and basketball.

PERSONAL:  The daughter of Karen and Jack Dike ... One of five children: Emily, Ian, Andrew and twin sister Erin ... Brother Ian played baseball at Creighton (2007-10) ... Marketing major.

Position: Infielder
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Southwest