University of the ozarks 2017 Softball Media Guide

Celebrate The Success.

52 ASC All-Academic Team Members

3 Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Region Team Members

9 NFCA All-American Scholar Athletes

Head Coach Roland Rodriguez and Assistant Coach Audrey Harner
  • 1 Hailey Ostrander
  • 2 Erika Henderson
  • 4 Krysten Shavers
  • 5 Kayla Gray
  • 6 Hannah Ward
  • 8 Laken Gray
  • 9 Hannah Oler
  • 13 Cheyanna Miller
  • 16 Haley Hardy
  • 17 Sydney Key
  • 18 Brooklyn Keeling
  • 20 Savannah Burkhalter
  • 21 Rebecca Willems
  • 22 Courtnie Walker
  • 24 Brooke Hoffsommer
  • 25 Hailie Tolich
  • 28 Kaitlyn David
  • 34 Katie Ventress

The playeRS

SENIORS

#5 Kayla Gray

  • Height: 5-7
  • Hometown: Pangburn, Ark.
  • High School: Pangburn HS
  • Position: 2B
  • Bats/Throws: R/R

  • 2016: Played in all 36 games. Recorded 24 hits, including a triple and home run. Posted a pair of sacrifice hits and finished with 31 total bases. Had three two-hit games. Homered and drove in three runs against Sul Ross State. Also scored two runs. Member of the ASC All-Academic Team.
  • 2015: Played in 24 games with 16 starts. Homered and drove in 4 runs against Howard Payne. Had a hit and scored a run in one at-bat against LeTourneau February 25. Recorded an RBI against Louisiana College February 27.
  • 2014: Led team in batting (.316), RBI (17), doubles (8), home runs (2), hits (36), at bats (114), total bases (50), slugging percentage (.439) and games started (40). Had 20 multiple-hit games. Went 4-for-4 with a homer and 5 RBI against Howard Payne. Finished 7-for-12 in three-game series against Sul Ross State. Also scored 6 runs in that series. Went 4-for-5 with 3 RBI against Ecclesia College. Finished 3-for-4 against Hendrix College. Collected 11 hits over a two-week span in late March and early April.
  • Pangburn HS: Hit .600 with 5 home runs and 50 RBI as a senior. Also recorded 51 hits, 23 steals and 39 runs. Named All-State as a senior and finished prep career as a three-time All-Conference performer. Nominated for the Arkansas High School All-Star Game. Owned a record .731 batting average as a sophomore. Helped team to a conference championship her senior campaign. Helped team to a state tournament appearance as a sophomore and three regional tournaments in her prep career.

#8 Laken Gray

  • Height: 5-8
  • Hometown: Pottsville, Ark.
  • High School: Pottsville HS
  • Position: C
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Hit .281 with 27 hits and one home run. Drove in 9 runs and recorded four doubles. Went 5-for-5 with two RBI against Mary Hardin-Baylor. Had two hits and two RBI against Hardin-Simmons. Posted seven multiple-hit games. Recorded a three-hit game against Concordia University Texas. Member of the ASC All-Academic Team.
  • 2015: Hit .308 in 30 games. Started in 24 games and owned a .960 fielding percentage. Drove in nine runs. Went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI against Sul Ross State March 7. Had a double and 2 RBI against LeTourneau February 25. Scored 2 runs against three opponents. Opened the season on a 7-game hit streak. Finished the year hitting safely in 17 games.
  • Pottsville HS: Hit .506 with 4 home runs and 29 RBI her senior season. Also had 43 hits and 24 runs, while owning a .583 on-base percentage, .765 slugging percentage and recording 8 doubles. Named All-State her senior season and earned All-Conference three times in her prep career. Was named team Most Valuable Player and team captain as a senior. Helped team to a district and conference championship four times in her prep career. Led team to the state tournament three times during career. Regional champions her junior season.

#4 Krysten Shavers

  • Height: 5-7
  • Hometown: Waco, Texas
  • High School: Waco HS
  • Position: 1B/P
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Started in all 36 games, hitting .292 with a team-best five home runs. Ranked second on the team in hits (30), doubles (7), RBI (20), total bases (52) and runs (17). Posted five multiple-hit games. Went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI against Sul Ross State. Drove in three runs against Texas Dallas and LeTourneau. Scored two runs against three different opponents. Owned a .510 fielding percentage. Member of the ASC All-Academic Team.
  • 2015: Named to the All-Conference Honorable Mention Team. Posted a team-best 21 RBI, 10 doubles, 35 hits and 51 total bases. Hit .337, fifth-highest on the team. Had a four-hit game against Sul Ross State. Had a pair of doubles with 3 RBI against Hendrix College March 11. Went 3-for-4 with 2 RBI against Howard Payne March 27. Scored two runs against Sul Ross State and Hendrix. Ended the season with nine multiple-hit games and drove in three runs against three different opponents. Member of the ASC All-Academic Team.
  • 2014: Finished third on the team in batting average (.283), runs (12), hits (28), RBI (7) and total bases (34). Went 3-for-3 against Concordia University Texas. Finished 3-for-4 with 2 runs against Sul Ross State. Homered with 2 RBI against Hardin-Simmons. Had 2-for-4 performances against Hendrix College and Nebraska Wesleyan. Had 20 games with at least one hit. Tossed 32.1 innings in the circle. Threw three complete games. Struck out three batters in three different games.
  • Waco HS: Hit .450 with 32 RBI as a senior. Also recorded 30 hits and scored 25 runs. Named a Second Team All-District player as a senior and a First Team All-District player as a freshman, sophomore and junior. Earned team MVP twice during her prep career. Earned All-Centex honors twice.

JUNIORS

#2 Erika Henderson

  • Height: 5-6
  • Hometown: Highland Village, Texas
  • High School: Marcus HS
  • Position: OF
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2015: Started in 32 games and hit .300. Drove in 14 runs, second-most on the team. Recorded 27 hits and 14 runs. Had six multiple-hit games. Went 3-for-3 with two RBI against Hendrix. Had two hits and two RBI against Concordia. Also scored twice in that game. Finished 4-for-6 in Howard Payne series.
  • Marcus HS: Saw partial action her senior season due to injury. Helped team to regional championship her freshman and sophomore season.

#24 Brooke Hoffsommer

  • Height: 5-7
  • Hometown: Alma, Ark.
  • High School: Alma HS
  • Position: 3B/OF
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Started in all 36 games. Led the team with 12 walks and tied for the team-lead in hit by pitch (7). Recorded 26 hits, 14 runs and 10 RBI. Owned a .982 fielding percentage. Went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI against Centenary. Finished 3-for-3 with two runs against Sul Ross State. Had four walks in Hardin-Simmons' series.
  • 2015: Named to the All-Conference Honorable Mention Team. Started in 23 games and played in 31. Led the team in batting (.354), while finishing second in runs (16). Had five doubles to go along with 10 RBI. Owned a .477 slugging percentage. Went 2-for-2 with a homer and 3 RBI against Sul Ross State March 7. Also went 2-for-2 with 2 RBI against Centenary March 31. Scored 3 runs in that game. Posted seven multiple-hit games and had a pair of three-RBI games.
  • Alma HS: Hit .301 with 2 home runs and 24 RBI as a senior. Also had 5 steals and scored 21 runs while owning a .511 on-base percentage and a .421 slugging percentage. Named to the Honorable Mention All-Conference Team her senior season. Helped team to a pair of state tournament appearances in prep career.

#9 Hannah Oler

  • Height: 5-4
  • Hometown: Needville, Texas
  • High School: Needville HS
  • Position: LHP/OF
  • Bats/Throws: R/L
  • 2016: Named to the All-ASC Third Team as a designated player. Led the team with 23 RBI and in slugging percentage with a .573 average, and ranked second in batting (.354), home runs (4) and on-base percentage (.398). Had 47 total bases to go along with four doubles. At the plate, Oler recorded seven multiple-hit games and six multiple-RBI games. Went 3-for-3 and tied a school record with six RBI against Howard Payne University February 12. In the circle, posted a 5-8 record in 89.1 innings pitched. Threw one shutout and six complete games. Recorded 26 strikeouts. Threw a four-hitter in nine innings of work to receive the win against Concordia University April 22.
  • 2015: Named to the All-Conference Second Team. Finished second on the team in innings pitched (80.2), strikeouts (28), games started (9) and complete games (7). Posted a 3-8 record and a 6.25 ERA. Made 17 appearances. In a win against Texas Dallas, Oler tossed a complete game, issued just one walk and allowed two earned runs. Struck out five against East Texas Baptist. Did not allow an earned run in 7.0 innings of work against Howard Payne. At the plate, she hit .296 with a team-best 4 homers. Drove in 12 runs and recorded 2 triples. Posted 3 RBI against Louisiana College February 27. Went 3-for-3 against Mary Hardin-Baylor April 2. Finished 2-for-2 with a homer and 2 RBI against Sul Ross State March 6. Scored 3 runs against Hendrix College April 8. Also homered in that game.
  • Needville HS: Hit .379 with 2 home runs and 28 RBI her senior season. Also scored 30 runs and recorded 36 hits while posting a .547 slugging percentage and a .412 on-base percentage. As a pitcher, tossed 153.1 innings and struck out 115. Finished with a 1.87 ERA in 31 games. Named to the All-District Second Team as a pitcher her senior season. Earned All-District First Team honors her junior year. As a freshman, named District Newcomer of the Year and Second Team All-Area Pitcher. During her prep career, was named Academic All-District three times. Helped team to regional finals twice. Additionally, helped team to Bi-District finals finish as a senior.

#25 Hailie Tolich

  • Height: 5-5
  • Hometown: Bedford, Texas
  • High School: Lamar HS
  • Position: C/3B
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Started in 18 games and played in 24. Had 11 hits and drove in five runs. Posted two hits against Texas Dallas and Concordia. Drove in a pair of runs against Howard Payne. Also drove in two runs against Hardin-Simmons.
  • 2015: Started in 25 games and played in 34. Went 3-for-3 against LeTourneau February 24.
  • Lamar HS: Hit .461 with 5 home runs while owning a .811 on-base percentage her senior season. Named to the All-District Second Team her junior and sophomore season. Earned team Most Valuable Player three times and was Rookie of the Year.

SOPHOMORES

#18 Brooklyn Keeling

  • Height: 5-5
  • Hometown: Farmington, Ark.
  • High School: Farmington HS
  • Position: C
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Started in 5 games and played in 13. Finished with four walks and three hits. Had a double and a run against Mary Hardin-Baylor.
  • Farmington HS: Hit .238 with 7 RBI as a senior. Named Second Team All-Conference as a junior. Helped team to three conference championships during prep career. Led team to the state tournament as a senior and sophomore.

#13 Cheyanna Miller

  • Height: 5-4
  • Hometown: West Plains, Mo.
  • High School: Dora R-III HS
  • Position: C
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Started in 13 games and played in 13. Had three plate appearances and drew one walk.
  • Dora HS: Hit .451 with 34 RBI and 21 runs as a senior. Also had 37 hits. Four-time First Team All-District performer. Named to the All-Region Team three times. Earned All-State her senior year. Named to the Subway Classic All-Tournament Team twice and was All-Ozarks in 2014. Garnered Best of SW Missouri Preps All-Star Team honors. Helped team to back-to-back district championships. Team finished second in the state tournament.

#1 Hailey Ostrander

  • Height: 5-3
  • Hometown: Alma, Ark.
  • High School: Alma HS
  • Position: SS
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Started in 30 games and totaled 14 hits and 11 runs. Had three doubles. Went 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI against Mary Hardin-Baylor.
  • Alma HS: Hit .365 with 41 RBI and 45 runs as a senior. Also recorded 65 hits and 2 home runs. Four-time All-Conference performer. Named All-State and earned a spot on the All- State Tournament Team her senior season. Helped team to four straight state tournament appearances.

NEWCOMERS

#20 Savannah Burkhalter

  • Height: 5-5
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Corinth, Texas
  • High School: Vernon College/Lake Dallas HS
  • Position: SS/2B
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Vernon College: Obtained the Coaches Award during her sophomore campaign.
  • Lake Dallas HS: Earned honorable mention honors during her senior season. Awarded with 2nd team All-District honors her sophomore and junior year.

#28 Kaitlyn David

  • Height: 5-5
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Port Allen, La.
  • High School: Brusty HS
  • Position: UT
  • Bats/Throws: L/L
  • Brusty HS: Earned All-Metro and All-District honors all four years. Earned All-State honors during her junior and senior season. Helped team to a district championship her freshman, sophomore, and junior season, and won the state championship during her freshman campaign.

#16 Haley Hardy

  • Height: 5-7
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: League City, Texas
  • High School: Clear Springs HS
  • Position: OF
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
  • Clear Springs HS: Helped team to a district championship her junior year.

#17 Sydney Key

  • Height: 5-8
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Lamar, Ark.
  • High School: Clarksville HS
  • Position: UT
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Clarksville HS: During her senior campaign, recorded 8 home runs and 2 steals while claiming All-Conference and All-State honors.

#34 Katie Ventress

  • Height: 5-10
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • High School: Rose State College/Bethany HS
  • Position: P
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Rose State College: During her sophomore campaign, earned First Team All-Region and Third Team All-American honors. Hit .503 with 74 RBI, 11 home runs and 89 hits. Also posted a .797 slugging percentage while smashing 19 doubles. Obtained an on base percentage of .529 while scoring 31 runs and stealing one base.

#22 Courtnie Walker

  • Height: 5-8
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Savannah, Texas
  • High School: Denton HS
  • Position: P
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Denton HS: Obtained Character Award during her senior campaign. Earned Defensive Player of the Year as a junior. Received Most Valuable Player award her freshman and sophomore season. Earned All-District Academic honors all four years.

#6 Hannah Ward

  • Height: 5-5
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Benton, Ark.
  • High School: Benton HS
  • Position: OF
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
  • Benton HS: Earned All-Conference honors her sophomore season. A state champion her sophomore season and a state runner-up her freshman year.

#21 Rebecca Willems

  • Height: 5-6
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Subiaco, Ark.
  • High School: Scranton HS
  • Position: OF/C
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Scranton HS: Hit .583 with 17 RBI, 5 home runs, and 23 hits as a senior. Recorded 7 steals and scored 31 runs. Also awarded All-Conference, All-District, All-Region, and All-State honors that year. Earned a spot in the All-Star Game her senior year. Earned All-Conference, All-District, and All-Region honors during her freshman, sophomore, and junior season. Won the state championship her junior year. Helped team to District, Conference, and Regional championship all four years.

2016 statistics & results

career records

Highest Batting Average

  • .443 - Leigh Thompson (54-122) - (2002)
  • .378 - Chelsea Joslin (164-434) - (2005-08)
  • .377 - Haleigh Moore (43-114) - (2016)
  • .365 - Kara Bartholomew (170-466) - (2004-07)
  • .344 - Kaitlyn Poirier (44-128) - (2008)

Most Doubles

  • 40 - Ali Mathis (2010-13)
  • 28 - Brooke Grice (2004-07)
  • 23 - Kelsey Stephens (2009-12)
  • 22 - Danielle Dirks (2006-09)
  • 21 - Jessica Pianalto (2005-08)

Most Triples

  • 13 - Jamie Johnson (2001,03-04)
  • 6 - Molly Bowman (2011-14)
  • 5 - Ali Mathis (2010-13)
  • 5 - Danielle Dirks (2006-09)
  • 4 - Regan Brown (2002-03)
  • 4 - Jodie Clark (2004-07)

Most Home Runs

  • 32 - Chelsea Joslin (2005-08)
  • 8 - Krysten Shavers (2014-16)
  • 8 - Hannah Oler (2015-16)
  • 8 - Kelsey Mefford (2009-11)
  • 6 - Danielle Dirks (2006-09)

Most Runs Batted In

  • 131 - Chelsea Joslin (2005-08)
  • 76 - Brooke Grice (2004-07)
  • 63 - Kelsey Stephens (2009-12)
  • 62 - Ali Mathis (2010-13)
  • 60 - Danielle Dirks (2006-09)

Highest Stolen Base Percentage

  • .952 - Shannon Rainbolt (40-42) - (2002-05)
  • .914 - Kara Bartholomew (74-81) - (2004-07)
  • .892 - Jodie Clark (33-37) - (2004-07)
  • .884 - Danielle Dirks (38-43) - (2006-09)
  • .867 - Nicole Ashley (13-15) - (2007-10)

Lowest Earned Run Average

  • 3.80 - Brandi Blake (2003)
  • 4.04 - Dana Marvin (2004-06)
  • 4.09 - Amanda Luney (2001-04)
  • 4.15 - Amber Rollins (2012-13)
  • 4.49 - Andrea Mitchell (2006-07)

Most Wins

  • 28 - Amanda Luney (2001-04)
  • 21 - Stephany Henson (2007-10)
  • 20 - Amber Rollins (2012-13)
  • 17 - Dana Marvin (2004-06)
  • 16 - Chanceree Catlett (2004-06)

Most Strikeouts

  • 318 - Amber Rollins (2012-13)
  • 237 - Dana Marvin (2004-06)
  • 208 - Stephany Henson (2007-10)
  • 147 - Chanceree Catlett (2004-06)
  • 130 - Amanda Luney (2001-04)

Highest Fielding Percentage

  • .985 - Erica Newell (2003-06)
  • .978 - Jeanne Randall (2004-07)
  • .976 - Andrea Dewey (2003-04)
  • .975 - Kelly Bennett (2002-03)
  • .975 - Chelsea Joslin (2005-08)

honors & awards

Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Region Team

  • Danielle Dirks (2009)
  • Chelsea Joslin (2008)
  • Kara Bartholomew (2007)

ASC Newcomer of the Year

  • Leigh Thompson (2002)

ASC East Division Freshman of the Year

  • Amber Rollins (2011)

NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete

  • Amber Rollins (2012)
  • Shawnee Sorensen (2012)
  • Kaci Foster (2011)
  • Chelsea Joslin (2008)
  • Kaitlyn Poirier (2008)
  • Julie Wilkinson (2008)
  • Sydney Johnson (2004)
  • Shannon Rainbolt (2004)
  • Amie Jondro (2002)

All-ASC

  • Shannon Rainbolt (2003)
  • Leigh Thompson (2003, 2002)

SAAC-ASC Team Sportsmanship Award

  • 2016

program records

Team Records

  • Longest Winning Streak - 9 (2002, 2004)
  • Most Runs Scored - 19 (2002)
  • Most Combined Runs - 29 (2002)
  • Largest Margin Of Victory - 17 (2002, 2004)
  • No-Hitters - 3 (2004, 2010, 2010)

Single-Game Records

  • Most At Bats - 47 (2005)
  • Most runs scored - 19 (2002)
  • Most hits - 22 (2002, 2008)
  • Most Runs Batted In - 19 (2002)
  • Most Doubles - 8 (2002, 2007)
  • Most Triples - 3 (2009)
  • Most Home Runs - 3 (2005, 2007, 2010)
  • Most Total Bases - 34 (2007)
  • Most Walks - 11 (2008)
  • Most Sacrifice Hits - 4 (2011, 2012)
  • Most Stolen Bases - 9 (2004, 2011)

year-by-year results

Coaching records

all-time roster

the campus

American southwest conference

ASC Members: Belhaven University, Concordia University Texas, East Texas Baptist University, Hardin-Simmons University, Howard Payne University, LeTourneau University, Louisiana College, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, McMurry University, University of the Ozarks, Sul Ross State University, University of Texas at Dallas and University of Texas at Tyler

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athletic success IN 2015-2016

What We wear

2017 schedule

  • Feb. 10 @ *Howard Payne (DH)
  • Feb. 11 @ *Howard Payne
  • Feb. 17 vs *Louisiana College (DH)
  • Feb. 18 vs *Louisiana College
  • Feb. 24 @ *Sul Ross State (DH)
  • Feb. 25 @ *Sul Ross State
  • Mar. 3 vs *Hardin-Simmons (DH)
  • Mar. 4 vs *Hardin-Simmons
  • Mar. 10 @ *Belhaven University
  • Mar. 11 @ *Belhaven University (DH)
  • Mar. 14 vs Blackburn College (DH)
  • Mar. 15 vs Oklahoma Baptist (DH)
  • Mar. 17 vs *LeTourneau
  • Mar. 18 vs *LeTourneau (DH)
  • Mar. 24 @ *Mary Hardin-Baylor (DH)
  • Mar. 25 @ *Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • Mar. 29 vs Hendrix College
  • Mar. 31 vs *East Texas Baptist (DH)
  • Apr. 1 vs. *East Texas Baptist
  • Apr. 7 @ *University of Texas-Tyler
  • Apr. 8 @ *University of Texas-Tyler (DH)
  • Apr. 13 vs *University of Texas Dallas
  • Apr. 14 vs *University of Texas Dallas (DH)
  • Apr. 21 @ *Concordia Texas (DH)
  • Apr. 22 @ *Concordia Texas
  • Apr. 27-29 @ ASC Tournament
  • *American Southwest Conference Game

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