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    Nichole Willis
    Nichole Willis

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Clovis, Calif.

    High School:
    Clovis

    Height:
    5-7

    Position:
    C/UT

    B/T:
    R/R

    ACCOLADES

  • 2005 Second Team All-West Region
  • 2005 Fresno State Scholar-Athlete
  • 2005 WAC Player of the Week
  • 2004 WAC Freshman of the Year
  • Two-time All-WAC
  • Two-time Preseason All-WAC

    Junior (2006): Had eight 2-out RBI games ... tallied 12 multiple hit and six multiple RBI games ... had season-high four-game hit streak (.429, 6-14, double, RBI, 7 total bases, .500 slug pct.) ... in career, has thrown out 38 would be basestealers in 63 attempts (60% clip) ... at Fresno State, ranks No. 9 in career home runs (14).

    Sophomore (2005):Tied her career-high for hitting streak with eight games & batted .541 (13-24) with 10 runs, four doubles, a home run, four walks, 10 RBI, 2-3 in stolen bases and 19 total bases for a .792 slugging percentage ( had 3 multi hit games in this span) ... garnered her first WAC Player of the Week Award on Feb. 21 ... second on team in multiple hit games (17) and tied for third in multiple RBI (7) ... scored 2 or more runs in 12 games ... had season-high three runs scored versus Nevada ... in last 14 games, batted .348 (16-46) with 13 runs, a triple, two home runs, 10 RBI and 24 total bases for a .522 slugging percentage ... had a streak of four straight two-hit games and a streak of three consecutive two RBI games ... had the top offensive season by a Bulldog catcher in the last 11 years ... in the WAC, finished fourth in runs (42), sixth in RBI (32) and seventh in batting average (.339) and hits (58).

    Freshman (2004): While the starting catcher, also started at third base and the outfield ... ended year by hitting safely in 22 of last 31 games and batted .320 (33-103, 9 runs, 4 doubles, 3 HR, 6 BB, 4 HBP, 16 RBI, 46 TB, .447 slug pct.) ... posted a season-best 8-game hit streak and batted .385 (10-26, 1 run, 3 doubles, walk, 3 RBI, sacrifice, 13 TB, .500 slug pct.) ... also had a seven-game hit streak and batted .385 (10-26, 4 runs, 2 doubles, 2 HR, BB, 7 RBI, 18 TB, .692 slug pct.) ... hit first collegiate home run vs. UC Riverside (2-run shot) ... first collegiate stolen base vs. Santa Clara ... tied for third on team in doubles (9) and home runs (4) ... first collegiate hit vs. UMass ... had 16 multiple hit and 7 multiple RBI games.

    Clovis HS: Two-sport letterwinner in softball and tennis ... four-year varsity letterwinner and starting catcher ... three-year team captain who guided CHS to two Valley Championship titles and two runner-up Valley finishes... directed Cougars to three league crowns ... in her prep career, the CHS went 130-27-1 ... three-time all-Valley and Tri-River Athletic Conference selection ... three-time All-West Region pick ... two-time all-State honoree ... two-time TRAC Offensive Player of the Year (2001 and co-winner in 2003)...as a senior, team went 29-7 and finished with a No. 24 national ranking ... as a junior, team went 38-3 and finished No. 6 in the nation ... in 2001, squad went 29-12 and in 2000 they posted a 34-5-1 record ... three-year letterwinner in tennis ... two-time captain helped prep teams to a Valley Championship crown as a sophomore while directing the Cougars to three league titles ... as a senior was the league's double champion and captured all-Valley and first team all-league honors ... three-time All-American Scholar-Athlete ... 2003 CHS Female Athlete of the Year and Junior League Senior Athlete of the Year ... three-time Louisville Slugger/NFCA High School All-American ... 2003 Diamond Sports High School Catcher of the Year.

    Personal: Born April 27, 1985 ... parents are Bob and MaryEllen Willis ... has a younger brother, Bobby ... hobbies are playing sports, going to movies, eating out and listening to music ... favorite athlete is Shelly Stokes ... admires her parents the most ...biggest athletic thrill to date is driving in the winning run in a 24 inning game against local rival Bullard High School ... played summer ball for Fresno Force Gold ... recruited by Pacific, CS Fullerton and Cal Poly ... major is kinesiology.

    Fresno State Career Statistics

    YearG-GSABRH2B3BHRRBISSFBBSOSBSBATBSLUGAvg
    200467-672151860914281010423483.386.279
    200555-551714258936321112213591.532.339
    200655-531651944624311213220166.400.267
    Total177-175551791622461491333585610240.436.294
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