Northwestern opens up tight 3-2 game with five runs in the sixth
High School: As a junior, led the state of Iowa with 92 hits in 151 at-bats (.609 average) and 87 runs scored ... Also recorded 15 doubles, 13 triples, 12 home runs, 54 RBIs, 25 walks and 52 steals in 52 attempts ... During sophomore season, led the state of Iowa in hits (80), runs (80) and triples (18), batting .548 with a .618 on-base percentage and a 1.021 slugging percentage ... 2011 Class 3A Iowa Girls Coaches Association Co-Player of the Year ... 2010 and 2011 Class 3A All-State first team ... Four-time first-team All-WaMac Conference ... Three-time all-district first team ... 2011 Iowa City Press Hitter of the Year ... 2010 Class 3A Iowa state all-tournament team ... Team MVP in 2009 and team offensive player and newcomer award winner in 2008 ... Once stole eight bases in a single game in July of 2009 at Cedar Falls ... Team won the 2011 Class 3A Iowa state title with a 42-2 record after finishing fourth in the state with a 39-7 mark in 2010 ... High school coach is Jim White, a member of the IGSA Hall of Fame ... Played club with the Eastern Iowa Barracudas from 2007-10 before competing with the Southeast Iowa All-Stars in 2011 ... Also earned multiple varsity letters in soccer and basketball at Clear Creek Amana ... Four-year honor roll member ... Two-time NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete.
Personal: Born Francis O'Brien Strub ... Daughter of Carl (Trip) and Ellen Strub III ... Actor Ashton Kutcher graduated from Clear Creek Amana ... Chose Northwestern over Missouri, Minnesota, Iowa, Drake and Northern Iowa ... Plans to major in learning and organizational change.