Defending champion Northwestern enters new era of conference tourney as No. 5 seed
2013: Started every game in left field ... Reached base in 18-straight games from April 5 to May 3 ... Had a 12-game hitting streak from April 5-24 after an eight-game hitting streak from Feb. 10-23 that included a string of five games with two or more hits ... All-Big Ten first-team selection ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run against San Diego State (2/8) ... Scored twice versus Oregon State (2/9) ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs against Campbell (2/16) ... Finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs later that day versus Middle Tennessee State ... Was 2-for-4 with a triple and a steal against Georgia Tech (2/22) ... In NU's win over No. 4 Tennessee (2/22), finished 2-for-3 with a run ... Went a perfect 3-for-3 with a walk, a run and an RBI against BYU (2/23) ... Finished 2-for-3 with a run, an RBI and a walk in a run-rule win over Massachusetts (3/9) ... Batted .571 in a weather-shortened two-game B1G series at No. 25 Nebraska (3/22), going 3-for-4 with a two-run triple in the first contest ... Only went 1-for-4 at the plate, but stole a base and scored a career-best three runs against Minnesota (3/30) ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week on April 8 after batting .778 (7-for-9) in a sweep of Illinois ... In game one, finished 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI (4/5) ... Also was 2-for-3 in game two, breaking the game open with a second-inning grand slam while scoring twice (4/6) ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 with a walk, a double, a steal and a run in the finale (4/7) ... Went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run against Notre Dame (4/9) ... Scored two runs in all three of NU's games against Iowa (4/12-4/14) ... Opened a sweep of Penn State with a 2-for-3 performance with a walk and a run (4/19) ... Drove in three in the second contest (4/20) ... Finished the finale 2-for-4 at the plate (4/21) ... Batted .500 (5-for-10) in a series sweep of Purdue (4/26-4/28), going 2-for-4 with a run in the middle game and 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI in the finale ... Was 2-for-4 with two runs scored in a win at UIC (5/1) ... Finished 1-for-3 with a run, a walk and a steal in the regular-season finale at No. 10 Michigan ... Was 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI in NU's opening round win against Indiana at the Big Ten Tournament (5/9).
2012: Had 56 total starts, 55 in the outfield and one at second base ... Appeared in two other games as a defensive replacement ... After exiting February 25 with an .083 batting average in 12 games, finished the season with a .267 mark ... Scored 48 runs despite having just 44 base hits ... Led the Big Ten with 28 runs scored in conference play ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Northwestern's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree ... Scored a career-best three runs in Northwestern's season-opening win against Texas Tech (2/10) ... Doubled and scored in a win over Lousiana Tech (2/17) ... Singled and scored on a double steal in a win over No. 11 Missouri (2/26) ... Also made an incredible diving catch of a foul ball behind third base to end the fourth inning of that game, crashing into the fence glove and face first while still hanging on ... Finished 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs in a win over Southern Miss (3/4) ... Scored twice in a win against Fairfield (3/16) ... Did not get a hit in a run-rule win versus Massachusetts, but walked and scored twice (3/20) ... Singled, drove in a run, scored a run and stole a base later that day against Hartford (3/20) ... Drove in a pair and scored in a win over UIC (3/28) ... Finished 2-for-3 with a double and a career-best three runs scored in a win at Wisconsin (3/31) ... Was a perfect 2-for-2 with two walks, a steal, an RBI and two runs in the series finale at Wisconsin (4/1) ... Finished 2-for-4 with a steal and a solo home run against Iowa (4/7) ... Scored a pair of runs in a win over Minnesota (4/14) ... Matched her season- and career-best with three runs scored at Indiana (4/21) ... Went 2-for-4 at Loyola (Chicago) (4/24) ... Finished 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and a steal at Northern Illinois (4/25) ... Went 4-for-9 with two walks and three runs in a B1G series against Ohio State (4/28-4/29) ... Recorded just one hit in a three game series at Michigan State, but scored five runs (5/5-5/6) ... Capped the regular season with a career-best 4-for-4 game against Illinois (5/12), scoring twice and driving in two ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI in NU's NCAA Regional opener victory at No. 8 Texas (5/18) ... Matched her career-high for hits with a 4-for-5 performance in an NCAA Regional winner's bracket win against Houston (5/19), scoring a career-high three runs and driving in one.
2011: Started 24 games in the outfield ... Also appeared as a pinch hitter four times, as a defensive replacement twice and as a pinch runner twice ... Opened her career with a 2-for-3 performance against Bradley (2/11), scoring twice and driving in four ... First-career hit in that game was a two-run triple ... Went 2-for-5 with a two-run double and a run against UC Davis (2/18) ... Walked twice and clubbed her first-career home run against No. 2 UCLA (2/27) ... Hit a solo home run versus Oregon State (3/5) ... Drove in two runs with a bases-loaded double against IPFW (3/6) ... Went a perfect 4-for-4 with a three-run triple at Iowa (4/17) ... Collected hits in both ends of a doubleheader against Minnesota (5/4).
High School: All-San Diego CIF Division 4 and All-Coastal South League first time selection from 2007-09 ... San Diego TribuneAll-Academic first team in 2009 ... Team's Defensive Player of the Year in 2007, Offensive Player of the Year in 2008 and Team MVP in 2009 ... Batted .545 with a 1.205 slugging percentage and .630 on-base percentage as a junior ... Has played club with the SoCal Breakers Gold since 2006 ... Team tied for 13th at the 2007 ASA 18U Gold Nationals, tied for fifth at the 2008 Boulder Independence Day Tournament and tied for 33rd at the 2009 ASA 18U Gold Nationals ... Class valedictorian and Honors Society member ... 2009 Junior Banner Bearer ... Editor of high school yearbook and president of Youth For Christ (2008-09 and 2009-10) ... Member of BEWISE (Better Education for Women in Science and Engineering).Personal:Born Mari Kalina Majam ... Daughter of Ros and Pat Majam ... Sister, Allison, played softball at Colorado State from 2007-10 and sister, Kelly, currently plays softball at Hawaii, leading the NCAA in home runs in 2010 ... Father, Ros, played baseball at San Diego State ... Chose Northwestern over Hawaii, Missouri, Colorado State and Stanford ... Majoring in religious studies.
GET TO KNOW MAJAM
Favorite Athlete...Bethany Hamilton Favorite Food...Basically anything that comes from my mom's kitchen Favorite Song...Indescribable by Chris Tomlin Nicknames...Mari-Moo (from my parents) & Swari (courtesy of Michelle Batts) Hobbies...Reading, knitting, and crocheting Favorite Reality Show...The Biggest Loser Favorite actor/actress...Liam Neeson If you were a super hero, what would your super power and name be? I would want to fly....currently looking for an awesome name! Favorite Movie...Tie between Narnia, Despicable Me and Pride and Prejudice If you could spend a day with any three people, alive or dead, who would they be? Jesus Christ, Bethany Hamilton, and Tim Tebow Favorite pro sports team...San Diego Chargers Favorite TV shows...Bones, The Biggest Loser, and Psych When I was little, I wanted to be a...Veterinarian No one can believe that I...have a Spiderman lunchbox I hate to admit it but I love...the Disney Channel Secret talent...I can fold my tongue into a clover Pre game ritual...Pray & visualize getting hits and making diving catches If I could play any other sport at NU, it would be...Lacrosse An artist that no one would believe I have on my ipod...Jonas Brothers Favorite midnight snack...Any kind of ice cream! If I could eat one meal for the rest of my life it would be...Mexican Food Favorite class at NU...Foundations of Christian Thought After I graduate I want to be...a missionary Favorite Holiday Tradition...playing Nertz with my family Something that is on your bucket list...run a marathon with my sister, Kelly A place I would love to visit...the Philippines Facebook or Twitter? Facebook Best thing about NU...being a student-athlete & all of the opportunities that come with it Favorite NUSB memory...Going on road trips & playing Mafia every spare second of the day Spring Break 2011
If you were on the amazing race, what teammate would go with you? Sheiki Funniest person on the team? Jenny Best dancer on the team? Sammy If you were on minute to win it, who would be your partner? Monka If you got into the Cash Cab, which teammates would you want to be with you? Marisa, Sheiki & Sammy