Fresno State faces three NCAA Tournament returnees among its five opening weekend tilts.
Head Coach Trisha Ford and the 'Dogs return a bulk of the talent from last year's MW runner-up squad.
Academic All-District vets Ortiz and Runge are honored with Green, Harris, Megee and Langdon for their +3.50 GPA's.
A total of 71 Fresno State student-athletes were honored as part of a league-record 623 Mountain West scholar athletes.
Fresno State softball is sponsoring Strikeout Cancer this weekend against Boise State.
The 2010 Diamond Club Meet the Team event at TorNino's.
Last updated on June 21, 2013
Fresno State Accolades
2013 (SENIOR): Named 2013 CoSIDA Academic All-District ... earned Academic All-Mountain West honors ... started every game as either designated player or in left field ... hit .310 on the season with 49 hits ... recorded four doubles, two triples and her first career home run ... totaled nine RBI, 15 walks and 30 runs scored ... stole 12 bases, which was third most on the team ... recorded 11 multi-hit games and one multi-RBI game ... reached base in 11 consecutive games ... recorded a season best three hits against Cal Poly and Nevada ... tallied 53 put outs and two assists.
2012 (JUNIOR): Played in 36 games ... made three starts in right field, used as a pinch runner in 32 games and as a pinch hitter once on April 6 vs. Utah State when she singled ... scored nine runs on the year ... was 1-for-5 at the plate.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 37 games, making seven starts (three in right field, three as the designated player and one in center field) ... had seven hits and two RBI ... scored 14 runs on the year ... was a perfect 4-for-4 on stolen-base attempts ... scored two runs in two different games - first at Utah State on April 23 when she was 2-for-5 at the plate wtih an RBI in a 16-12 win and then again on April 30 in the final game of the series against Boise State.
2010 (FRESHMAN): In her first three semesters at Fresno State, she recorded a perfect 4.0 grade point average ... earned 12 starts and played in 37 games as an outfielder and pinch runner ... scored eight runs and registered seven hits including one double ... made 37 plate appearances ... drove in four RBI and drew three walks ... recorded 15 put outs and two defensive assists with no errors ... one of two Bulldogs with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage ... honored as three-time member of the university's President's List and Dean's List ... a 2009-10 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year varsity letterwinner in the outfield at BHS ... was a member of the 2009 valley championship team in the Tri River Athletic Conference ... named first-team all-league in 2009 ... hit .388 with a .425 on-base percentage, .429 slugging percentage and a .912 field percentage while scoring 28 runs and stealing 13 bases without getting caught ... a member of the Fresno Force 18 Gold summer travel team coached by former Bulldog Randi Berg ...a member of the National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, Principals and Honor Roll and captain of senior powderpuff team.
PERSONAL: Born Oct. 23, 1990 ... parents are Misako and Michael Runge ... has a younger brother, Shota, who is a member of the Bulldog baseball team and a younger sister, Kae ... hobbies include reading, running, spending time with her family, playing with her dogs and shopping ... lists favorite athlete as Jacoby Ellsbury because he's fast and a smart athlete who plays for her favorite team, the Boston Red Sox ... admires her parents the most because they devote all their available time to help her siblings and her succeed in school and sports ... chose to attend Fresno State because getting recruited and staying close to home were important to her.
Diane Runge Career Stats