Northwestern hangs eight on UC Santa Barbara in the first inning
High School: Helped New Trier to three IHSA Regional titles in her three prep seasons before accepting an offer of admission to Northwestern ... Led Trevians to a 29-3 record in 2013, earning the team's Outstanding Offensive Player award with a .507 batting average and a near-school-record .840 slugging percentage on four home runs, two triples and eight doubles ... Named an Illinois Coaches Association All-State third-team pick, All-Central Suburban League, 22nd Century Media All-Area, Pioneer Press All-Area and Chicago Sun-Times All-Area as a junior ... Team set a school record for wins with 32 in 2012 when Boyd was named All-Central Suburban League, 22nd Century Media All-Area and Pioneer Press All-Area ... Was brought up to the varsity squad as a freshman in 2011 for the ISHA state tourney, where New Trier finished fourth ... Has played seven years of club with the Trevians Girls Softball Association ... Qualified for ASA Nationals in Salem, Va., in 2013, leading the team with a .444 average and a .692 slugging percentage ... In 2012, the Trevians took fifth at the USSSA World Series 16-A Nationals, where Boyd batted .455 ... Also an accomplished right-side hitter for the New Trier volleyball team ... Was a two-year starter on back-to-back state final four teams, earning an All-Area honor from 22nd Century Media ... Won the 2013 Central Suburban League Volleyball Sportsmanship Award ... Honor Roll member all semesters of high school ... National Spanish Honor Society ... Illinois State Scholar.
Personal: Born Abigail Phillips Boyd ... Daughter of Mary and Doug Boyd ... Father was a five-time All-Ivy high jumper and team track captain at Harvard ... Mother was captain and a two-time All-Academic MAC honoree on the Miami (Ohio) softball team ... Uncle, Michael Boehm, played baseball at Northwestern, graduating in 1983 ... Grandfather, John Boehm, graduated from Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine and was a long-time Medical School faculty member and Chief of Pediatrics at NU's Prentice Hospital ... Member of the New Trier Power Lifting Club, an athletic and social service club ... Volunteers at Our Place, which serves young adults with developmental disabilities in the community ... Anticipated major at Northwestern is chemistry.