Hawkeyes post most wins since 2009, including six over ranked opponents
3 UI student-athletes boast a 4.0 cumulative GPA
Hawkeyes out-hit Wolverines, 10-5; Michigan grabs first lead in bottom of the 6th
Opener on Friday at 5 p.m. (CT) on BTDN; finale on Sunday at 2 p.m. can be seen live on BTN
Hawkeyes won the opener (12-7) and middle game (15-14) to win the series
Iowa State at Iowa Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Iowa vs. Northern Iowa Pearl Field Iowa City, IA 04-26-12
Iowa 1, Illinois 0 (10 innings) Sunday, April 1, 2012
March 25, 2012 Pearl Field Iowa City, Iowa
The Preview ASA Hall of Fame Stadium Oklahoma City
Hawk Item... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2011-13)... played in 197 career games with 155 starts.
2013 as a Senior... Academic All-Big Ten honoree... started all 54 games in left field -- one of four Hawkeyes to start every game -- with a perfect fielding percentage (1.000)... tied for the Big Ten lead in fielding percentage (1.000)... posted eight multi-hit games and one multiple-RBI contest -- eight multi-hit games equaled the fifth-most on the team... hit .250 (36-for-144)... drove in eight runs... swiped five bases and scored 24 runs... named to the 2012-13 Dean's List.
2012 as a Junior... Academic All-Big Ten selection... played in 52-of-53 games with 52 starts, all coming in left field... finished with a .219 batting average (33-of-151) with 16 runs scored and eight RBIs... went 5-of-8 in stolen base opportunities... led the team and tied for third in the Big Ten with 12 sacrifice hits... had seven multi-hit and two multi-RBI games... named to the all-tournament team at the Getterman Classic after posting a .500 batting average, collecting six hits in 12 at-bats... went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in the season-opener against Wichita State (2/10)... had a pair of hits against Arkansas (2/11)... finished with a pair of RBIs in consecutive games against Central Michigan (2/18) and Iowa State (2/18)... matched a career-high in hits, going 3-for-4 with a run scored at No. 23 Oklahoma State (3/2)... collected two of Iowa's three hits against No. 13 Arizona... had at least one hit in 10-of-final-16 games... went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the 6-4 win over Nebraska (4/15)... batted .600, going 3-for-5 with a run scored in the doubleheader split against Northern Iowa (4/26)... went 2-for-4 with a run at Ohio State (5/5).
2011 as a Sophomore... Academic All-Big Ten selection... played in 50-of-51 games with 48 starts... started 41 games in centerfield and seven in right field... posted a .250 batting average (36-134) with 16 runs scored and five RBI... went a perfect 8-of-8 in stolen bases and laid down seven sacrifice bunts... tallied a hit in four of the team's five games at the Moe's Blue and Green Invite (2/25-27)... had her first career extra base hit -- a double -- against No. 14 Stanford (3/4)... went 2-for-3 with a run scored and had a pair of steals against No. 10 California (3/5)... had three three-hit games on the year... went 3-for-4 with two runs scored at Western Illinois (3/30), 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI vs. Michigan State (4/10) and 3-for-4 vs. Wisconsin (4/27)... had a five-game hitting streak from March 26 through April 3..
2010 as a Freshman... Appeared in 41 games with one start in the outfield... scored 20 runs, including 19 as a pinch runner... stole 11 bases... recorded first career start and hit vs. Virginia Tech (March 13).
High School... First team elite all-state, all-district and all-conference as a senior...named to the Class 3A state tournament all-tournament team as a senior... also named first team academic all-state as a senior... selected as Iowa City Press-Citizen's Softball Player of the Year as a senior... first team all-conference, all-district and second team all-state as a junior... second team all-conference as a sophomore... finished career with 159 runs scored and 92 stolen bases... helped high school team to four-straight conference championships... also helped high school team to state titles in 2006 and 2009, including a perfect 45-0 record in 2009... earned 13 high school letters in basketball, track volleyball, cross country and softball... four-time academic all-conference and finished high school with a 3.9 grade-point average... high school coach was Jim White.
Personal... Born April 6, 1991... daughter of Kyle and Mary Akers... majoring in human physiology.
Runs Scored: 2, 7X, last at Northwestern, 4/12/13
Hits: 3, 5X, last at Northwestern, 4/12/13
Doubles: 1, 3X, last vs. Illinois State, 2/17/12
Home Runs: --
RBI: 2, 3X, last vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 2/9/13
Stolen Bases: 2, 3X, last vs. Ball State, 3/18/13