CREIGHTON CAREER: 2013 (Junior) – Set Creighton single-season record with 15 hit-by-pitch …Two-way player started every game with 29 appearances as the designated player, 14 starts in the circle and four games in right field ...Primarily batted in cleanup spot (30) this season ... Reached base in 17 consecutive games to begin the season … Finished second on the team and seventh in MVC with a .455 on-base percentage ... Led the team and finished fifth in the Valley with 32 walks... Owned four multi-hit games and four multi-RBI contests … Finished third on the squad with six home runs … Now ranks fourth all time at CU with 19 HBP ... Ranks ninth all-time on CU career home run list with 23 ... Stands fifth all-time in program history with 78 career walks ... In the circle made 14 starts and 16 appearances to finish with a 6-8 record … Second on the team and ninth in the MVC with a 3.43 ERA ... Averaged 5.40 strikeouts per game ... Pitched a one-hitter against North Dakota in a 9-0 victory in five innings (3/9) ... 2013 Preseason All-MVC Softball Team.
2012 (Sophomore) – NFCA All-Midwest Region Second Team selection, MVC Newcomer of the Year and First Team All-MVC choice ... Two-way player led the MVC in homers, on-base percentage, walks and slugging percentage as a hitter … Stood No. 8 nationally in walks per game (0.85), No. 13 in on-base percentage … Ranked in MVC top 10 in RBI (No. 2), total bases (No. 3), batting average (No. 5), HBP (No. 8) … Set MVC records with 13 homers and 34 RBI in league play this season ...Also led the MVC with 70 total bases, .543 on-base percentage, 1.000 slugging percentage and a .447 average with runners in scoring position in Valley play ... Finished second in MVC games with a .400 batting average, one hit shy of a league Triple Crown (AVG, HR, RBI) for MVC games only, which would have been the first since 1993 ... As a pitcher, was second on the team in wins, innings, games started and strikeouts … Combined with Sammy Snygg for combined no-hitter at Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Feb. 12) … Named MVC Player of the Week (April 9) after a week that included a 4-for-4 game with three homers, eight RBI and 14 total bases while also throwing a complete game in the circle versus Wichita State (April 6) … The three homers, eight RBI and 13 total bases all set or tied Creighton and MVC single-game records and ranked among top-20 single-game marks in NCAA history ... Earned win in the circle on first career walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat Missouri State (May 6) in regular-season finale ... Went 2-for-2 with three walks, a HBP and a two-run homer in two games at the MVC Tournament (May 10) ... Homered in same game in which she was winning pitcher five times ... Ranked eighth nationally in walks, and her 46 walks were a Creighton single-season record … Also stood at No. 13 nationally in on-base percentage and at No. 26 in home runs ... Reached base in 29 straight games (March 17-April 28) CU’s longest streak since at least 1999… Her 17 homers are most in CU history by a left-handed hitter in one season and rank third only behind teammate Amy Baker (18 – 2011) and assistant coach Renae Sinkler (24 – 2010) and in a tie for fifth all-time in the MVC … Single-season RBI total of 48 ranks second only to Sinkler (58) in program history and in a tie for No. 14 in the Valley.
2011 (Freshman at UTA) – Started 34 of 39 games played, including two starts in the pitching circle ... Made 10 starts in 15 Southland Conference games played ... Logged a 1-1 record with 15 strikeouts and a 3.45 ERA in 24.1 innings pitched over eight appearances ... Batted .209 with three doubles, four home runs and 12 RBI for the Mavericks ... Started both UTA games against Creighton (Feb. 26) as designated player ... UTA was 33-25 and 20-10 in conference play in 2011.
HIGH SCHOOL: Tabbed a First-Team All-America Pitcher by ESPN RISE ... Named the 9-4A MVP as both a junior and senior ... First-Team All-State and First-Team Texas Sports Writers Association pitcher, going 32-1 with 22 shutouts, a 0.42 ERA and 329 strikeouts in 201.1 innings pitched ... Hurled three perfect games and 58 consecutive scoreless innings during her senior season ... Also led the area as a senior with a .483 average, 12 home runs and 48 RBI ... Batted .468 as a sophomore and .438 as a junior ... Logged a 26-7 mark with 17 shutouts, a 0.95 ERA and 311 Ks in 198 innings pitched as a junior ... Tabbed first-team all-district all four years, including District 9-3A Pitcher of the Year as a sophomore ... Twice earned the Wakeland High School “Most Athletic” Award ... Lettered in softball all four seasons and earned two letters in volleyball and two in basketball ... Played club softball for Texas Elite (Bancroft) and Houston Power.
PERSONAL: The daughter of Debra and Ricardo Cantu ... Has a younger sister, Ashley ... Psychology major.
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