UVU will face 2-seed Kansas City in a Friday afternoon semifinal at 3 p.m. MT.
At Utah Valley University ... JUNIOR (2014): Appeared in 58 games for UVU, getting 54 starts -- all in the outfield ... batted .165 (21-for-127) on the season with six home runs, 16 RBI, and 19 runs scored ... hit four doubles on the season for a slugging percentage of .339 ... was named to the WAC All-Tournament team after she opened the tourney at 5-for-5 with a home run ... began the tournament with a 3-for-3 day against Bakersfield, including a home run that helped the Wolverines to a 4-1 victory ... went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a season-best three RBI in UVU's 13-12 win over Seattle U on April 5 ... hit a three-run home run against Grand Canyon on April 11 ... posted a .965 fielding percentage in the outfield, recording 72 putouts with 11 outfield assists ... stole six bases in seven attempts.
Before Utah Valley ... Played two seasons of softball at the College of Southern Nevada where she was a winner of the NJCAA Exemplary Academic Achievement Award ... prepped at Taylorsville High School in Taylorsville, Utah ... was a member of the all-tournament team at the 2011 state tournament ... was a three sport athlete, playing volleyball and basketball along with softball ... was the captain of both her softball and basketball teams and helped each of her three sports to the state tournament in each of her four years ... helped the softball team to three straight region championships from sophomore year on.
Personal ... Born Aug. 20, 1993 in Long Beach, California ... daughter to Lisa and Justus ... graduated from THS in 2011 with a 3.98 GPA ... volunteers at the food bank and homeless shelter ... comes from an athletic family: father Steven played baseball at the University of San Diego, Utah Tech, and Long Beach State; uncle Albert Romero was an all-american at San Diego State, playing AAA ball in the Angels' organization ... cousins Taylor and Justin play baseball at Cal State San Bernardino and Southern Idaho, respectively ... plans to major in exercise science at UVU.