NIU Softball players recognized for work in the classroom
2015: Collected NFCA Second Team All-Great Lakes Region honors...Named First Team All-MAC...Set a new NIU-single season record with 15 home runs...Also paced the team in hits (61), runs (34), RBIs (48), total bases (115), batting average (.407), on-base percentage (.508) and slugging percentage (.767)...Finished third in the MAC with 15 home runs... Also ranked in the top five in the conference in batting average, on-base percentage, RBIs and slugging percentage...Ended the season ranked in the top 75 nationally in home runs, on-base percentage and slugging percentage...Opened the year on a 16-game hitting streak, which ranks as the third-longest in NIU history...Chipped in on 16 of NIU's 21 double plays in the field and finished with a .981 fielding percentage...Notched two multi-home run games during the year, hitting two each against Toledo (April 4) and Eastern Michigan (April 24)... Earned MAC West Player of the Week honors Feb. 10 after hitting .500 with nine RBI, three runs and three home runs at the Texas State Hampton Inn & Suites Invitational...Hit .360 with runners in scoring position...Registered 19 two-out RBI on the year to lead the team...Struck out only nine times in 189 plate appearances...Reached base safely in 19 consecutive games to end the season. 2014: Named MAC Freshman of the Year and earned spots on the All-MAC and MAC All-Freshman teams...Started 57 games during the season, with 53 of those coming at first base...Led the Huskies in seven categories, including batting average (.363), slugging percentage (.596), on-base percentage (.471), home runs (9), total bases (102) and walks (26)...Ranked third in the MAC in hits (62), fifth in total bases (102) and eighth in batting average...Also ranked third in the conference on on-base percentage, eighth in slugging percentage, eighth in walks and first in hit by pitches...Was part of 16 double plays in the field and finished with a .984 fielding percentage...Hit .397 in conference games with a .662 slugging percentage and a .512 on-base percentage...Collected eight extra-base hits in 22 MAC contests...Registered 18 multi-hit games and 12 multi-RBI games, both of which ranked second on the team...Earned MAC West Player of the Week honors for March 17 after going 10-of-18 with four RBIs, three runs and two home runs in six games...Posted an eight-game hitting streak from April 18 through April 26...Also reached base safely in 12 consecutive contests from April 11 to April 26.
High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner and an All-Grossmont Valley League selection at Santana High School...Named team MVP and first team All-CIF during her senior season in which she led Santana to a CIF Championship...Earned conference player of the year honors in her junior and senior seasons...Was a member of the first team All-East County team during her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons...Won four league championships in her high school career...Named Second Team All-CIF during her junior season...Broke the Santana High School and East County career home run records with 34 career home runs...Set the East County single-season home run record with 12 home runs in her freshman season...Batted .422 with 164 RBI and 34 home runs in her high school career.
Personal: Daughter of Barbara and Donne Grable. Major: Journalism Birthday: June 25, 1995