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.
USU Softball vs Boise State, 04/23/2014
Utah State University Softball, 04/15/14
Utah State Softball vs. Texas State
Utah State Softball vs. Idaho State
Utah State Softball vs. Louisiana Tech
Honors: Academic all-Mountain West (2014); Academic all-WAC (2013)
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)… 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... 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... Majoring in exercise science.