Last weekend in the season-opening Kajikawa Classic, the returning All-MW honoree led the team in batting (.500), hits (7), on-base pct. (.632), stolen bases (3) and walks (5). She topped the team in hits in wins vs. N.C. State (3), Appalachian State (2), and also had multiple hits (2) vs. UC Riverside. She also claimed team season highs in walks (3) vs. No. 8 Oregon; and runs (4) and stolen bases (2) vs. UC Riverside. Against returning All-ACC Tournament Champion N.C. State, she reached base in all four at-bats with a 3-for-3 evening and walk. She also reached base via hits / walks and scored runs in all four at-bats vs. UC Riverside. Career-wise, she now has 48 career stolen bases - still-third best all-time for Fresno State - and only three behind the second-best mark (Becky Witt, 51). Team-wise in Tempe the three days, the 'Dogs went 3-2 with wins over N.C. State (1-0), returning Southern Conference champion Appalachian State (11-3 (6)) and UC Riverside (8-1), and narrowly fell to returning Pac-12 champion and No. 8 Oregon in eight innings (10-9) and World Series returnee and No. 7 Arizona State (7-0).
Other Nominees: Aishwarya Agrawal (Women's Tennis), Tyler Johnson (Men's Basketball), Nikolas Papic (Men's Tennis), Toni Smith (Women's Basketball)
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