Former Wildcat All-American and current Bandit Tammy Williams will help instruct
2009: Started every game at shortstop ... Drafted in the second round of the National Professional Fastpitch (NPF) senior draft by the Chicago Bandits ... USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year top-10 finalist ... One of 10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award ... Lowe's All-Senior All-America first team ... ESPN.com Softball All-America Team ... One of four nominees for the Softball Honda Sports Award ... Invited to the USA Softball Women's National Team Selection Camp ... Big Ten Player of the Year ... Preseason ESPN.com All-America first team ... One of six players in NCAA Division I history with more runs scored than games played in her career (235 runs, 232 games) ... Had a stretch of six-straight games with two hits in each (2/22--3/8) ... Homered in five-straight games from March 22-April 1 ... Broke NU's all-time home run record with two against Northern Illinois on April 22, giving her 56 in her career ... Finished the year ranked ninth in the nation in home runs per game (0.33), 10th in slugging percentage (.839), 11th in batting average (a school-record .448), 12th in runs per game (1.04) and 15th in on-base percentage (.533) ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs in NU's season-opener against Cal State Bakersfield (2/6) ... Was 2-for-3 in a win over No. 7 Arizona (2/7) ... Batted .529 in five games as the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic ... Went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored versus Hawaii (2/13) ... Was 2-for-4 against No. 4 UCLA (2/14) ... Doubled, homered, drove in two and scored twice against Oregon (2/14) ... Doubled in a 2-for-3 effort with two runs against Southern Utah (2/14) ... Finished a perfect 4-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored to break the Northwestern career hits record with 266 ... Also scored her 200th-career run in the game ... Finished 2-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored against Long Island (2/28) ... Was 2-for-3 with a run versus Hofstra (2/28) ... Was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored against No. 8 Tennessee (3/7) ... Finished 2-for-3 with a solo homer versus No. 6 Oklahoma (3/7) ... Was walked intentionally three times after hitting a double and a home run in her first two at-bats in a run-rule win over No. 8 Tennessee (3/8) ... Named Big Ten, Louisville Slugger/NFCA National and USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week following NU's 3-1 weekend versus Tenessee and Oklahoma ... Went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in a 2-1 win over No. 8 Michigan (3/22) ... Finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run at Maryland (3/28) ... Hit a solo home run in each of NU's games at Penn State (3/28--3/29), including the 50th of her career on March 29 ... Was 3-for-4 with a double, a walk-off home run, three RBIs and three runs scored in a 9-1 (5) run-rule win in the first game of a doubleheader against Michigan State (4/1) ... Was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs in the second game ... Hit a three-run homer in the second game of a doubleheader versus Indiana (4/4) ... Was 2-for-3 with a pair of steals at Minnesota (4/8) ... Hit a solo home run, scoring twice in the first game of a doubleheader with No. 23 Iowa (4/15) ... Crossed the plate twice again in game two ... Scored twice in a win at Loyola (Chicago) (4/16) ... Went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and two runs scored at Purdue (4/18) ... Entered the top-25 in NCAA Division I history in home runs with the 57th of her career during a 2-for-3 day with two runs scored in a win over No. 19 DePaul (4/28) ... Hit a two-run double versus No. 11 Ohio State (5/2) ... Was 3-for-6 with an RBI and a double in the NCAA Regional.
2008: Started every game at shortstop ... Broke the Northwestern single-season records for batting average (.440) and on-base percentage (.538) ... First-team NFCA All-American ... Big Ten Player of the Year ... One of 10 finalists for USA Softball Player of the Year ... Named first-team ESPN.com preseason All-America and a member of the CSTV.com Preseason Player of the Year watch list ... Began the season with at least two hits in each of NU's first six games ... Batted .786 (11-for-14) during the season-opening Kajikawa Classic, scoring two runs in each of NU's four games in the tournament ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week and Louisville Slugger/NFCA National Player of the Week following the Kajikawa ... Was a perfect 4-for-4 against No. 3 Texas A&M (2/15) ... Finished 2-for-2 with two walks (one intentional) against No. 1 Arizona (2/16) ... Launched first home run of the season as part of a 2-for-4 performance versus Idaho State (2/16) ... Went 3-for-4 against Nebraska (2/17) ... Was 2-for-3 with an RBI against Oregon (2/22) and 2-for-3 later that night versus San Diego State ... Finished 2-for-3 against No. 25 Texas (2/23) ... Tripled and scored versus No. 11 UCLA (2/24) ... Hit a two-run homer against Western Illinois (3/2) before notching an RBI single and a solo home run later that day against Southern Illinois ... Went 3-for-5 with a triple, two runs scored and an RBI against Rutgers (3/7) ... Later that night, was 3-for-4 with a run scored versus Cal State Fullerton (3/7) ... Batted .645 (9-for-14) at the Bank of Hawaii Invitational ... Was 2-for-3 with a two-run home run against California (3/21) before going 2-for-4 with a run scored later that day against Colorado State ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 in a rematch with Cal on 3/22 ... Finished tourney with 2-for-4 performance including an RBI versus No. 17 Hawaii ... Hit a three-run homer and scored twice against Wisconsin (3/28) ... Was a perfect 2-for-2 with two walks (one intentional) in NU's second game versus the Badgers (3/29) ... Tied the Northwestern single-game record with eight RBIs on two grand slams with three runs scored in a come-from-behind, 17-8 (6), win over Minnesota (3/30) ... Finished 3-for-3 with two doubles and an intentional walk at Illinois (4/11) ... Hit a two-run homer versus Indiana (4/18) before ripping a two-run single against the Hoosiers the next day (4/19) ... Hit a solo homer versus Illinois-Chicago (4/22) ... Was 2-for-6 with two doubles and the winning run in a 14-inning, 1-0 victory at Penn State (4/25) ... Hit a two-run home run versus the Nittany Lions the next day (4/26) ... Was 2-for-3 with a double in a win at No. 6 Michigan (4/27) ... Doubled, scored and walked twice (once intentionally) against No. 1 Alabama (4/29) ... Hit an RBI double and scored versus No. 20 DePaul (4/29) ... Scored twice in a win over Michigan State (5/3) ... Went a combined 5-for-11 with a triple, two home runs and five RBIs in three NCAA Regional games against No. 19 DePaul (May 17-18).
2007: Started every game at shortstop ... Had a school-record 24-game hitting streak from Feb. 25 to April 8 ... Scored runs in 17-consecutive games from Feb. 25 to March 31 ... Invited to the USA National Team Selection Camp ... One of 25 Finalists for USA Softball Player of the Year ... First-team NFCA All-America selection ... Women's College World Series All-Tournament Team selection ... First-team NFCA All-Mideast Region ... Third-team All-Big Ten honoree ... Broke Northwestern's single-season records for hits (91), runs (73) and total bases (155) ... Finished the year ranked No. 6 in the nation with 1.12 runs scored per game ... Went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored against No. 8 Stanford (2/10) ... Was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored against No. 1 Arizona (2/10) ... Went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a triple, scoring twice against Sacramento State (2/16) ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 with a double and four RBIs against No. 11 California (2/17) ... Finished 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs and two run scored against UNLV (2/17) ... Went 4-for-4 with a leadoff home run, three runs scored and two RBIs against BYU (2/23) ... Was 3-for-4 with a double versus Cal Poly (2/24) ... Was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 2-1 win over San Diego State (3/2) ... Finished 3-for-4 with a home run, double, three runs scored and three RBIs against No. 9 Stanford (3/3) ... Was 2-for-3 with two runs scored versus Oklahoma State (3/4) ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week on March 6 ... Went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, three runs and a homer against Western Illinois (3/16) ... Was 3-for-4 with three runs scored against Missouri (3/16) ... Doubled, homered and scored three times in a 3-for-4 effort against Columbia College (3/18) ... Again tabbed Big Ten Player of the Week following her performance at the Tiger Invitational in Missouri (3/20) ... Finished 2-for-3 with a home run, three runs and four RBIs at Saint Louis (3/20) ... Went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a double against Liberty (3/25) ... Was 3-for-6 with four runs scored, a home run and two RBIs in a doubleheader sweep of Michigan State (4/1) ... Finished 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBIs and three runs scored in the first game of a doubleheader at Indiana (4/8) ... Hit a go-ahead, two-run home run in the seventh inning of a 5-3 win against Ohio State (4/14) ... Was 2-for-2 with two doubles, a run and an RBI on 4/21 at Wisconsin ... Went 1-for-2 and scored three runs after also being hit by a pitch twice on 4/24 at Notre Dame ... Hit a solo homer against Illinois in NU's Big Ten finale on 4/29 ... Clubbed another solo home run in the first game of a doubleheader versus No. 14 DePaul (5/3) ... Had two hits in each of NU's three NCAA Regional games (5/18-5/20) ... Finished a perfect 3-for-3 with a two-run home run against South Carolina in the first game of the NCAA Super Regional (5/25) ... Clubbed a solo home run against Arizona State in the Women's College World Series (5/31) ... Scored twice and blasted a three-run homer against Baylor at the WCWS (6/2).
Earned the shortstop position, starting every game ... Named first-team All-Big Ten and Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... Earned NFCA first-team All-Mideast Region and third-team All-America honors ... Named to Women's College World Series All-Tournament team ... Broke then-Northwestern single-season records for runs scored (65), home runs (14) and total bases (139) ... Led the Big Ten with 20 runs scored, eight home runs and 53 total bases in conference play ... Her eight Big Ten homers were the third-most in league history ... Tied for seventh in NCAA Division I with 1.00 runs scored per game ... Went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored against Cal State Fullerton (2/17) ... Was 2-for-4 with two doubles against No. 14 Oregon State (2/18) ... Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored against Cal State Fullerton (3/3) ... Hit her first-career home run against four-time NFCA first-team All-American and 2006 USA Softball Player of the Year finalist Monica Abbott on 3/4 against No. 3 Tennessee ... Was the only lefty to hit a home run off Abbott all season, and only the fifth in Abbott's more than 1,000 career innings ... Led off the very next game with a homer against No. 6 Stanford (3/4) ... Was 3-for-3 with three runs scored, an RBI and two steals against Texas Tech (3/5) ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week (3/7) ... Had a nine-game hitting streak from 2/24 to 3/18 ... Drove in a pair of runs at Cal State Fullerton (3/23) ... Finished 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI at Long Beach State (3/25) ... Had a monstrous opening Big Ten weekend ... Was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, three runs scored and a home run against Wisconsin (3/31) ... Then blasted three home runs in a doubleheader against Iowa on 4/2, going 2-for-3 with a double and a homer in the first game while finishing 3-for-4 with six RBIs, two home runs and a double in game two ... Was 2-for-3 with a solo home run at Ohio State (4/9) ... Legged out NU's first triple of the year against UIC (4/11), going 1-for-1 with two runs scored and two walks ... Homered and doubled, drove in three runs and scored twice against Indiana (4/14) ... Again homered, drove in three and scored twice in NU's second game against the Hoosiers (4/15) ... Crushed two home runs, scored three times and stole a base against Loyola (Chicago) (4/20) ... Was 4-for-9 with two runs scored in 18-inning win at Minnesota (4/23) ... Was 3-for-4 and scored her 53rd run of the season at DePaul (5/2), tying the-then-Northwestern single-season record ... Scored runs in both games against Illinois (5/6-5/7), clubbing a two-run homer in game two ... Doubled, scored and drove in a run against Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament (5/13) ... Earned Big Ten All-Tournament team honors ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a home run against Notre Dame in the NCAA Regional championship game (5/21) ... Singled and scored twice in game two before singling twice and driving in three runs in game three of the Super Regional against UMass (5/27) ... Went 4-for-6 with two runs scored in Northwestern's Women's College World Series opening game against Alabama (6/1) ... Hit a go-ahead, eighth-inning solo home run to eliminate No. 1 UCLA and send NU to the title series at the WCWS (6/4) ... Singled twice in WCWS final game against Arizona (6/6).
Four-year MVP of her high school team, leading the squad in batting average, ERA and fielding percentage all four years of competition ... Led team to a perfect season in 2002 ... School lost only three games during her career ... Played two years of club with the Missouri Madness, winning the ASA and USSSA Missouri state titles in 2005 and finishing 16th at the ASA and USSSA Nationals ... A gifted athlete, earned 12 varsity letters in four sports ... Three-year all-conference and two-year all-district and all-region selection in volleyball ... Two-year all-district and all-conference honoree in track, running sprint events ... Also lettered two years in basketball ... National Honor Society member ... Honor roll honoree.
Personal: Born Tammy Kay Williams ... Daughter of Neva Mallecoat and the late Everett Williams ... Fifth member of her family to play collegiate athletics ... Majoring in human development and psychological services with a minor in business institutions.