Fresno State faces three NCAA Tournament returnees among its five opening weekend tilts.
Seniors Ashley Cox, Caitlin Stiglich, Haley Gilleland and Nicole Angene will be honored at Bulldog Diamond this weekend.
Fresno State closed the 2011 Bayer CropScience Classic by hosting No. 11 California.
Fresno State defeated Sacramento State twice to open the 2011 season
Pictures from the Bulldogs series at SJSU April 16-17.
The Fresno State softball team begins practice for the 2010 season.
Fresno State Accolades
2010 (Junior): Leadoff hitter in all 62 games .... second on team with 17 multiple hit games ... fifth on team with five multiple RBI games ... batted a team-high .367 (72-196) with 42 runs, 12 doubles, four triples, three home runs, 18 RBI, 104 total bases, .531 slugging percentage, 18 walks, five hit by pitch, five sacrifices and 21-24 stolen bases ... posted a team-best 16-game hit streak and batted .540 (27-50, 19 runs, 4 RBI, 6 doubles, 2 triples, home run, 4 walks, 3-5 stolen bases, 2 hit by pitch, sacrifice, 40 total bases, .800 slugging percentage) ... also posted a 9-game hit streak and batted .406 (13-32, 6 runs, 2 RBI, double, 2 triples, home run, walk, 8-8 stolen bases, hit by pitch, 21 total bases, .656 slugging percentage) ... that 16-game hit streak ranks seventh-best in Fresno State single-season history ... on the year, she posted six 3-hit games while totaling a season-high seven total bases vs. DePaul and New Mexico State ... scored 2 or more runs in a game nine times ... multiple stolen bases in three games ... with 22 stolen bases, she finished year ranked third in program history for a single season ... broke school's career stolen base record vs. New Mexico State (52nd) and currently has 59 career bags to date ... in the 12 weeks of the NCAA overall stats during the year, she ranked every week in batting average and triples, 11 weeks in on base percentage, 10 weeks in doubles/game, nine weeks in runs/game, 4 weeks in toughest to strikeout and three weeks in stolen bases and slugging percentage ... 2010 First Team All-WAC ... 2010 WAC All-Tournament.
2009 (Sophomore): Started every game at shortstop ... had a team-high 19 multiple-hit games as well as six multi-run games and seven multiple-RBI games to go along with three multi-stolen base games as the No. 2 batter ... reached base in every game but eight (50 of 58 games) ... posted a .500 batting average in successfully advancing runners ... batting .333 with runners in scoring position ... had 11 two-out RBI games, which is third-most on team ... batted .351 with two outs ... in 15 games vs. the Top 25, batted .256 (11-43) with four stolen bases, two walks and three hit by pitch with a sacrifice ... opened year with a six-game hit streak in which she batted .421 (8-19) with two runs, two RBI, three doubles, a walk, hit by pitch and 11 total bases for a .579 slugging percentage ... swiped 25th career stolen base vs. No. 20 North Carolina and 30th career bag against New Mexico State ... ranks No. 5 in school history with 38 stolen bases and No. 7 in hit by pitch (16) ... sixth Bulldog in Fresno State history to steal 30 or more career bases ... with 15 stolen bases on year, posted back-to-back 15 steal seasons ... became fourth Bulldog to post double-digit steal seasons twice in a career ... collected second-straight 50-hit season ... has made 125 consecutive starts at shortstop ... posted back-to-back 80-assist seasons ... helped turn six double plays of the team's 16, has been in on 16 of the team's 41 since 2008 ... selected to the 2009 WAC All-Tournament team after hitting .444 (4-9) with two runs, a double, a sacrifice, a walk, hit by pitch, three RBI and 2-2 in stolen bases while recording game-winning hit in championship game against Nevada ... 2009 Second-Team All-WAC ... WAC All-Tournament team ... Academic All-WAC.
2008 (Freshman): One of three Bulldogs and two freshmen to play and start in all 67 games ... named to the 2008 All-West Region first-team and the NCAA Fresno Regional All-Tournament Team ... as the leadoff hitter, she led the team in at bats, hits, hit by pitch, sacrifice hits and stolen bases ... second on the team in hitting percentage, runs and doubles ... stole 23 of 24 attempted bases to rank second in a single-season at Fresno State ... her eight hit by pitch also ranked in a tie for ninth ... had an 11-game hitting streak from March 8-21 ... recorded 11 multi-run games and three hits on two separate occasions, once at UC Santa Barbara on April 8 and once vs. Sacramento State in the NCAA Regional ... had 22 multi-hit games and a career-high four hits at UCSB on April 8 ... tallied seven multi-RBI games ... stole two bases in one game on three separate dates, against St. Peter's, Nevada and San Jose State ... hit three home runs on the season, one each against Eastern Michigan, UCSB and Hawai'i ... in the final WAC stats, tied for league-high in stolen bases (23), second in sac bunts (15), third in runs (46) and hit by pitch (8), sixth in batting average (.363) and seventh in total bases (102) ... 10th Bulldog to notch a 60-hit season ... reached base in 58 of 67 games played ... in the 12 weeks of the NCAA statistics, ranked three weeks in stolen bases and batting average and six weeks in sacrifice hits per game ... in the final national stats, she finished No. 40 in sacrifice hits/game (0.22) ... Fresno State and WAC Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-WAC.
Clovis West High School: Lettered four years in softball, playing primarily at shortstop and third base ... was once a first-team all-state selection and also a second-team all-state selection on another occasion ... helped Clovis West win the Valley Championship ... was TRAC Player of the Year ... was a captain for the Golden Eagles ... was the Clovis Independent Female Athlete of the Year ... during her career, earned all-conference, all-city and All-Valley recognition.
Personal: Born June 30, 1989 ... parents are Katherine and Mike Gilleland ... older brother is Joshua and younger brother is Michael ... participates in Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... lists biggest athletic thrill as hitting back-to-back home runs in sophomore season to get to second round of the playoffs ... most admires her parents ... enjoys wake boarding and tubing ... chose Fresno State because she always wanted to be a Bulldog.