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    Adrienne Monka
    Adrienne Monka

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

    High School:
    Rancho Cucamonga

    Height:
    5-8

    Position:
    IF

    B/T:
    R/R



    04/18/2014

    History Made Friday in No. 25 Northwestern 8-0 (6) Win Over Indiana

    Emily Allard, Marisa Bast milestone moments back up Kristen Wood two-hit shutout

    06/21/2012

    NU Volunteer Assistant Amanda Rivera Named Head Coach at IUPUI

    Following triumphant return to NU staff, Rivera earns first head coaching opportunity

    06/14/2012

    Northwestern Honors Student-Athletes at Annual N Club Banquet

    Wildcat seniors formally inducted into the N Club

    05/20/2012

    No. 6 Seed Texas Flips Script, Forces 'If' Game, 5-0

    Wildcats and Longhorns will meet in winner-take-all Austin Regional seventh game

    05/20/2012

    Northwestern's NCAA Run Comes to Close in 5-0 Loss to No. 6 Seed Texas

    Wildcats conclude season with a 10-3 record over its furiously fun final four weeks

    2012: Started every game at first base .. Had a nine-game hitting streak from April 24 to May 11 during which she hit .600 and slugged 1.320 with 18 RBIs and five home runs ... All-Big Ten second team ... Lowe's Senior CLASS Award and USA Softball Player of the Year candidate ... ESPN.com Preseason All-America first team ... Graduated as NU's all-time leader in slugging (.747), on-base percentage (.549) and walks (190) ... Ranks eighth in NCAA Division I history with 190 career walks ... Drafted by the Chicago Bandits of National Professional Fastpitch ... Hit .455 with a 1.364 slugging percentage, .647 on-base percentage and three home runs at the season-opening Kajikawa Classic ... Hit a two-run home run against Texas Tech (2/10) ... Finished 2-for-3 with a double at No. 1 Arizona State (2/10) ... Clubbed a three-run home run against New Mexico (2/11) ... Hit another two-run homer and scored twice versus No. 17 Texas A&M (2/12) ... Drove in a pair against Louisiana Tech (2/17) ... Went 2-for-3 with a run and RBI against No. 21 Oklahoma State (also having a home run negated by a runner left early call at first) (2/24) ... Finished 2-for-2 with two walks and two runs in a win over Colorado State (2/25) ... Clubbed a solo home run in a win over Southern Miss (3/4) ... Drove in three runs in a win against Fairfield (3/16) ... Finished 2-for-2 with a double, a home run, two RBIs and two walks against Massachusetts (3/20) ... Became the all-time leader at NU in walks with her 159th free pass during that game ... Went 3-for-9 with three RBIs and a home run in NU's series at Nebraska (3/23-3/24) ... Crushed a three-run home run and had a sacrifice fly for a four-RBI day at Wisconsin (3/31) ... Finished 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in a win against Iowa (4/7) ... Walked three times and scored twice in NU's series finale against the Hawkeyes (4/8) ... Smashed a game-ending, three-run double in a run-rule win over Minnesota (4/14) ... Stole her first-career base during a 2-for-4 game at Indiana (4/21) ... Became the fourth Wildcat in program history to reach 50 home runs with a pair of homers in a 12-3 win at Northern Illinois (4/25), crushing her 50th and 51st during a 3-for-3, five RBI performance ... Broke a 1-1 tie against Ohio State with a two-run blast onto the roof of McGaw Hall, becoming the first player ever to homer onto the roof twice in a career (4/29) ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week (4/30) after her performance against NIU and OSU ... Had an incredible three-game series at Michigan State (5/5-5/6), batting .750 (6-for-8) with a double, two home runs, eight RBIs and four runs scored to again win Big Ten Player of the Week honor ... Drove in the winning run in a 3-2 victory over Illinois (5/11) with a fifth-inning double ... Knocked in four including a three-run home run in an NCAA Regional winner's bracket victory over Houston (5/19).

    2011: Started every game at first base ... Led the country with 1.53 walks per game, which ranks second in NCAA Division I single-season history ... Broke her own Northwestern single-season record with 66 walks (previous mark was 48) ... Led the nation with a .707 on-base percentage, breaking the NU record and unofficially ranking second in NCAA Division I single-season history ... Reached base safely in 25-straight plate appearances in a row from April 16 to May 4 ... Featured in Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd section after that streak (May 30, 2011, issue) ... Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America first team ... Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Great Lakes Region first team ... All-Big Ten second team ... Hit a solo home run off No. 9 Oklahoma in the season opener ... Drove in three against Bradley (2/11) ... Hit a two-run home run versus No. 23 Oklahoma State (2/12) ... Finished 2-for-4 with an RBI against North Texas (2/13) ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run against UC Davis ... Crushed two home runs against Nevada (2/25) ... Hit a solo home run, walked twice and scored three runs against Oregon State (2/26) ... Batted .600 with an .800 on-base percentage at the DeMarini Invitational (3/4-3/6), collecting eight total walks and two HBPs in five games ... Went 3-for-4 with a grand slam and two runs scored against Cal State Northridge (3/5) ... Went a perfect 4-for-4 in a doubleheader sweep at Saint Mary's (3/22), driving in five and scoring twice while recording two doubles and a home run ... Was 2-for-2 with two walks, two RBIs and a home run against Loyola (Chicago) (4/2) ... Drove in a pair against Northern Illinois (4/6) ... Doubled twice and drove in three runs in the first game of a doubleheader at Wisconsin (4/9) ... Was walked four times--twice intentionally--in the second game ... Finished a doubleheader against Michigan State 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBIs and a walk (4/13) ... Went 4-for-7 with two RBIs and two walks in NU's series at Iowa (4/16-4/17) ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week and NFCA Division I National Player of the Week after going a perfect 3-for-3 with a single, double, home run, seven RBIs, two runs and five walks (two intentional) in a sweep of Ohio State (4/23-4/24) ... Was walked eight times and did not receive an official at-bat in a series at Illinois (4/30-5/1) ... Had five walks and an RBI groundout in a series against Minnesota (5/4) ... Walked five times with one official at-bat in a series versus Indiana (5/7-5/8).

    2010: Started every game, 47 at first base and one as the designated player ... USA Softball Player of the Year Award watch list member ... All-Big Ten third-team selection ... Hit a two-run home run and scored twice against Nevada (2/13) ... Batted .583 with a 1.417 slugging percentage and a .722 on base percentage at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic ... Began the tournament by going 3-for-3 with a home run, four RBIs and two runs against No. 10 Georgia Tech (2/19) ... Clubbed a three-run homer against UNLV (2/20) ... Was 1-for-1 with a solo homer and two runs versus Utah (2/21) ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week (2/22) ... Went 4-for-4 with two home runs, three runs scored and four RBIs versus UC Davis (2/28) ... Hit a solo home run against North Carolina (3/5), then hit a two-run shot and scored twice later that day versus Oregon State ... Launched a go-ahead, two-run home run in the fifth inning of an eventual 4-3 win over Purdue (3/27) ... Was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI against No. 18 Illinois (4/4) ... Went a perfect 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBIs in the first game of a doubleheader versus Minnesota (4/14) ... Became the fourth member of the exclusive McGaw Hall Roof Club in the second game against the Gophers, lauching a two-run homer onto the basketball arena beyond the fence in left at Sharon J. Drysdale Field ... Cleared the bases with a three-run double at Michigan State (4/21) ... Smacked a three-run home run at Indiana (4/24) ... Was 1-for-2 with two walks, two RBIs and two runs scored against Illinois-Chicago (4/28) ... Cleared the bases with a three-run double against Penn State (5/1) ... Had an RBI single, walked twice and scored twice in the second game against PSU (5/2) ... Did not get a base hit in a series against Wisconsin, but reached base seven times on five walks and two hit-by-pitches (5/8-5/9) ... Finished 3-for-3 with a double and a walk at No. 19 Ohio State (5/14).

    2009: Started every game, 44 times at first and twice at catcher ... NFCA All-America first-team selection at first base ... Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... Only freshman to make the 12-member ESPN.com Softball All-America Team ... Finished second in the nation in home runs per game (0.41), third in slugging percentage (a school-record .900), fourth in RBIs per game (1.15) and fifth in total home runs (an NU-freshman-record 19) ... Broke the NU school record with hits in eight-straight at-bats from April 15-18, a streak that is tied for ninth in NCAA Division I history ... Had a 12-game hitting streak from April 8 to May 2 ... Drove in a pair of runs with a single against Cal State Bakersfield (2/6) ... Had a breakout weekend at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic, batting .571 with a 1.571 slugging percentage and four home runs ... Clubbed a pair of home runs and drove in four against No. 4 UCLA (2/13) ... Hit a solo home run against Southern Utah (2/14) ... Went 3-for-4 with a home run and a double versus Cal State Fullerton (2/15) ... Jacked a three-run, first-inning home run against No. 3 Arizona State (2/20) ... Was 2-for-2 with two walks and two RBIs versus Nebraska (2/22) ... Hit the cover off the ball at The Preview presented by Worth, batting .500 with three home runs and two doubles in four games against top-10 opponents ... Finished 2-for-2 with a double and a home run in a win over No. 8 Tennessee (3/7) ... Was 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBIs in a second win versus the No. 8 Lady Vols (3/8) ... Was 2-for-4 with a double in a 6-5 victory over No. 8 Michigan (3/21) ... Clubbed a solo home run in a 2-1 win in game two against the Wolverines (3/22) ... Hit a two-run home run at Penn State (3/28) ... Walked four times and hit a sacrifice fly in two wins over Michigan State (4/1) ... Ripped a two-run single at Minnesota (4/8) ... Went 5-for-7 with 10 RBIs in a doubleheader sweep of No. 23 Iowa (4/15) ... Hit a three-run homer in the first contest ... Was 4-for-4 with a grand slam and seven RBIs in the second ... Finished a perfect 3-for-3 with a double, a home run and two runs scored at Loyola (Chicago) (4/16) ... Went 2-for-3 in the first game of a doubleheader at Purdue (4/18) before hitting home runs in each of her first two at-bats in game two, finishing 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored in that contest ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week (4/20) and Louisville Slugger/NFCA National Player of the Week (4/21) ... Went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and two runs in the first game of Northwestern's series at Illinois (4/25) ... Finished 2-for-4 with four RBIs and two runs with a homer in the second contest (4/26) ... Was 2-for-2 with two runs, a double and a solo home run in a win over No. 19 DePaul (4/28) ... Hit a solo home run against No. 11 Ohio State (5/2) to give her homers in four-straight games ... Went 2-for-3 and accounted for the only runs in a 2-0 win at Wisconsin (5/9) with a two-out, two-run seventh-inning double ... Had an RBI single in the NCAA Regional against Louisiana-Lafayette (5/16).

    High School: Four-time All-Baseline League selection ... 2006 Baseline League Offensive Player of the Year ... High school won 2006 CIF-Southern Section Division 2 Championship ... Hit an eighth-inning home run to lift team to 2006 CIF title game ... Team MVP in the 2007 and 2008 seasons ... High school won the 2005 Baseline League championship ... Career .429 batting average, .689 on-base percentage and .812 slugging percentage with 63 walks ... Played in the Daily Bulletin North vs. South and the San Bernardino County vs. Riverside County high school all-star games ... Played three years of club with the Southern California Athletics ... Club team finished fifth at the 2006 ASA Gold Nationals ... Honor roll all four years of high school ... Cum Laude Society ... Baseline League Scholar Athlete ... Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete award ... Female Scholar Athlete of the Year.

    Personal: Born Adrienne Rae Monka ... Daughter of Dan and Elba Monka ... Uncle, Steve, played baseball at Cal State Northridge and participated in the College World Series ... Has three cousins who played collegiate soccer ... Chose Northwestern over UCLA, Fresno State, Alabama, Washington and Cal Poly ... Major is sociology.

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