Defending champion Northwestern enters new era of conference tourney as No. 5 seed
2013: Started every game at shortstop ... All-Big Ten second-team selection ... Batted .375 with 28 RBIs over Northwestern's final 27 games ... Hit .471 at the Kajikawa Classic and started the season with an eight-game hitting streak overall ... Went 2-for-3 against both No. 13 Arizona and San Diego State on Opening Day (2/8) ... Finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs, a double and a triple versus No. 2 Oklahoma (2/10) ... Went 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run and three RBIs against Middle Tennessee State (2/15) ... Clubbed a three-run home run later than night at No. 13 Georgia ... Went 2-for-3 with a double in a win over No. 4 Tennessee (2/22) ... Scored a pair of runs versus Loyola Marymount (2/23) ... Went 2-for-3 with a steal and a run against Saint Joseph's (3/8) before finishing 2-for-3 with a solo home run later that night against Boston ... Batted .555 (5-for-9) with five RBIs, a home run and a double in NU's series against Minnesota ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 with a career-best three hits and a career-best three runs scored, two RBIs and a home run in game one (3/29) ... Doubled and drove in two in game two of that series (3/30) ... Went a perfect 2-for-2 with a double, a home run, an RBI and two runs in a run-rule win over Illinois (4/6) ... Drove in three during a 2-for-3 performance against Notre Dame (4/9) ... Hit .600 in NU's series against Iowa, beginning with a 2-for-3 performance with a double and a walk (4/12) ... Following that up with a career day on April 13, homering twice as part of a 3-for-5 outing with a career-best six RBIs and three runs scored ... Finished the series with a 1-for-2 effort, driving in a run, scoring once and being hit by a pitch (4/14) ... Concluded a series sweep at Penn State by driving in both runs with a 2-for-3 performance in a 2-1 NU win (4/21) ... Singled, hit by a pitch and scored twice in a win over Purdue (4/26) ... Drove in a pair in NU's series finale against Purdue (4/28) ... Finished 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in a 4-2 win against regional rival DePaul (4/30) ... Slugged a solo home run in a win over Indiana during the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament (5/9).
2012: Started 57 times at second base while appearing in all of Northwestern's games ... Debuted with a 1-for-3 performance, driving in a run and scoring against Texas Tech (2/10) ... Hit her first-career home run with a solo shot at No. 1 Arizona State (2/10) ... Went 3-for-4 with a run against Louisiana Tech (2/17) ... Hit a solo home run and scored twice in a win over No. 11 Missouri (3/26) ... Doubled home a pair of runs against Oregon State (3/2) ... Finished 1-for-2 with a run, a walk and a steal in a win over Southern Miss (3/4) ... Went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI in a win against Fairfield (3/16) ... Also was 2-for-3 later that day against No. 24 South Florida (3/16) ... Went 1-for-2 with an RBI, a run and two walks in a contest at Nebraska (3/24) ... Finished a doubleheader at Indiana 3-for-6 with two doubles and a home run, driving in three and scoring twice (4/22) ... Clubbed a two-run home run at Northern Illinois (4/25) ... Singled, scored and drove in a run in a win over Ohio State (4/29) ... Drove in one run and scored once in each of NU's three wins over Illinois (5/11-5/12) ... Hit a game-tying, solo home run in the first game, a double in the second and her first-career triple in the third contest to earn Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors (5/14).
High School: Three-time All-Rio Hondo League first-team choice ... Two-time All-San Gabriel Valley first-team selection ... As a junior in 2010, batted .590 with a .654 on-base percentage and a 1.034 slugging percentage ... Named Rio Hondo League MVP, All-Los Angeles County Area first team, CIF Southern Section Division 5 first team and all-state medium school first team as a junior ... Owned the highest batting average of anyone on the 2010 All-Los Angeles Country Area first team ... High school won the Rio Hondo League championship in both 2009 and 2010 and were CIF-SS semifinalists in 2010 ... Academic Team honorable mention and Academic Emblem recipient ... National Society of High School Scholars ... Plays club with the San Gabriel Valley Velocity, serving as team captain ... Club team assistant coach is three-time Northwestern All-American Garland Cooper ... Club squads she has played on finished ninth at Nationals in 2009 and third at Premier 2010.
Personal: Born Anna Jane Edwards ... Daughter of Craig and Jane Edwards ... Attended the same high school as Northwestern men's golf 2010 Big Ten champion David Lipsky ... Chose Northwestern over Michigan and Cal Poly-SLO ... Major is undeclared.
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NU athlete - Tammy Williams Fav athlete - Derek Jeter Fav food - Yogurt Fav song - Your Love by Nicki Minaj Nickname - Sev Fav Reality Show - Biggest Loser Fav Actor - Denzel Washington/Jennifer Aniston Super Power - Flying Fav Movie - Good Will Hunting Three people - my three best friends Sierra, Olivia, and my sister, Megan Fav Pro Sports Team - Lakers Fav TV shows - Project Runway/Jersey Shore When i was little i wanted to be - an actress Secret talent - singing Pre game ritual - hair spray Any other sport at nu - volleyball An artist that no one would believe is on my ipod - Dixie chicks Favorite midnight snack - cereal One meal for the rest of my life - grilled cheese Fav class at nu - math After i graduate i want to be a - coach/trainer Fav holiday tradition - baking cookies with my sister Something on your bucket list - going to the world series Aplace i would love to visit - caribbean islands Facebook or twitter - facebook!! Any character from tv show/movie - Detective Olivia Benson: SVU Best thing about nu - my team Fav nusb memory - first day of practice Amazing race - olivia duehr Funniest person - caryl drohan Best dancer - marisa bast Minute to win it - adrienne monka Cash cab - sheiki