Of its 57 academic all-WAC selections from its spring sports, Utah State had 23 student-athletes from women's outdoor track honored, along with 15 from men's outdoor track, six from softball, five from both men's tennis and women's tennis, and three from the men's golf team.
In all, approximately 51 percent of USU's student-athletes earned a 3.2 GPA to qualify for the awards.
USU's offense tallies 11 hits on Saturday to sink Techsters, 5-2, in series finale.
Utah State records a season-best 15 hits in final game of Friday's action.
Utes use three homers to best Aggies; SUU sinks USU with run in sixth inning.
Highlights from the Senior Day game against San Diego State.
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HONORS: Academic All-Mountain West (2014, 2015); Academic All-WAC (2013).
2015 (SR): One of two players to play and start in all 55 games of the season as the team's third baseman... Hit .255 with 36 hits in 141 at-bats... Totaled 26 runs and batted in another 20... Hit five doubles, one triple and five home runs on the year... Led the team in walks with 24... Had 10 multi-hit games, hitting a season-high three against Santa Clara (March 13) and at BYU (April 22)... Had a five-game hitting streak, Feb. 13-20... Defensively, added 56 putouts, including a season-best five at UC Riverside (Feb. 21)... Was second on the team in assists with 122, with a season-high five in five different games... Earned academic all-Mountain West honors.
2014 (JR): Saw action in 30 games, making 23 starts, primarily at third base... Posted a .197 batting average with 13 hits... Had two hits in a single game three times... Scored three runs and walked six times... Hit her sole home run of the year at Utah (March 3), batting in a season-high three players... Scored three runs and added 12 RBI on the year... Had 21 putouts and 30 assists for a .962 fielding percentage... Earned academic all-Mountain West honors.
2013 (SO): Only player to start in all 54 games, seeing action in the outfield and at third base... Posted a .241 batting average, while recording two hits in a game six times... Cleared the bases a team-high three times with home runs... Had an 11-game hit streak beginning against Lamar (Feb. 24) through Portland State (March 16)... Tied for the team-high in runs scored with 18... Recorded a team-high 20 RBI while batting in multiple runners five times... Recorded a team-high 100 assists with a season-high eight assists against UT-Arlington (April 26)... Was a Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete recipient... Earned academic all-WAC honors.
2012 (FR): Saw action in 18 games and started in 13, seeing most of her time in the middle infield... Had four doubles and notched eight hits... Put together a breakout performance on the road against New Mexico State, smacking two doubles to drive in one run in a 5-0 win... Proved to be a valuable defensive presence tallying 15 putouts and assisting on 24 outs.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-time letterwinner at James Campbell High School in Ewa Beach, Hawaii... Had a .492 career batting average... Had six home runs, 31 runs batted in and a .823 slugging percentage her junior year... Career .917 fielding percentage... Member of the 2010 Hawaii state championship team and 2010 all-state tournament team... Named 2010 Impact Player of the Year.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Craig and Joyce Arata... Has two brothers and a sister... Graduated in May, 2015 with a degree in exercise science.
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