Wilson on DePaul: "Kim is one of the best third basemen in the country. She has amazing strength and quickness, good power and phenomenal instinct both offensively and defensively.
"Kim is a player who puts electricity into an entire crowd. The more opportunity that she has to make a great or tough play or make a play that no one else thinks can be made - that's where she is happy.
"Kim has become a great leader and has grown and matured both on the field and as a captain. She has done just a phenomenal job for us this fall and there is no doubt in anyone's mind that Kim is going to take her senior year and make it her best."
Washington:Huskies starting third baseman, who also is the team's backup catcher ... a team co-captain for second straight season ... has started every UW game since arriving in 1998 ... already ranks in the Washington top 10 in eight career categories ... her 108 career walks is second on the Husky charts ... fifth in career on-base percentage (.432) and RBI (108) and sixth in doubles (34) and home runs (15) ... school leader in career hit by pitches with 36 and tied for most sacrifice hits with 27 ... drafted in the second round, eighth pick overall, by the Tampa Bay FireStix in the 2000 Women's Pro Softball League Senior Draft.
AS A JUNIOR (2000): One of four Huskies to start and play in all 71 games ... set school records for most walks in a season with 56 and most hit by pitches with 19 ... recorded a pair of UW single-game records for home runs in a game with two against Cal State Fullerton and hit by pitches with three versus Cal ... earned all-Pac-10 honors for the third straight season ... career-high 54 runs scored to rank her seventh in the Pac-10 ... had a hit in two of three College World Series games and scored a run in loss to UCLA ... opened NCAA regionals by going 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI against Army ... delivered a pair of game-winning, two-out, bases-loaded doubles to push the UW past second-ranked Arizona (2-0) and #3 UCLA (3-1) on consecutive weekends ... double in the bottom of the sixth inning versus UCLA capped a three-run Husky comeback ... reached base on a hit by pitch and then came around to score winning run in 1-0 victory over Oregon ... scored career-high three runs in one game versus both Oklahoma State (0-for-1, three walks) and San Diego State (3-for-5) ... 3-for-3 with two home runs in 9-0 six-inning win over #11 Cal State Fullerton ... posted outstanding back-to-back performances against Utah and Utah State, hitting a pair of home runs, including her second grand slam of the year against the Utes ... finished the day against the Utah schools with a 3-for-4 performance at the plate, four runs scored, eight RBI, a double and four walks ... one of two UW players to have three hits in a 10-0 five-inning win over South Florida ... hit first of two grand slams on the season against Southwest Texas State ... went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and five RBI (career high) versus the host Bobcats ... had two of the Huskies three hits, including the game-winning home run in the sixth inning, in a 1-0 win over #4 Arizona at the Pepsi Softball Classic.
AS A Sophomore (1999): Started every game of the season for the second-straight year ... named honorable mention all-Pac-10 and academic all-Pac-10 ... led the team with seven homers ... her 15 doubles tied for the team lead, tied for fourth in the conference, and tied for seventh on UW's all-time single-season chart ... second on the team in RBI (40), total bases (95), walks (26), and hit-by-pitch (9), and was third in runs (43) ... her 1999 totals also show up in the season record books for hit-by-pitch (fourth), and sacrifice hits (10th) ... named to the College World Series all-tournament team after batting .300 (4-12) with a double and three RBI ... came up big in the CWS semifinal vs. Cal, going 2-3 with two RBI in a 3-0 win ... batted .346 (9-26) overall in the postseason ... in Pac-10 games, led the team in doubles (8) and assists (63), and was tied for the team lead in runs (14) and homers (2) ... had 15 multi-hit games and 11 games with two runs and two RBI ... longest hitting streak was six games from 4/20-4/25 ... also had a streak of 11 games in which she reached base (4/20-5/7) ... that streak included nine games against Pac-10 opponents ... homered in two of the first four games of the season ... batted .533 (8-15) at the Louisville Slugger Classic in Gainesville, Fla. ... went 2-4 with a home run and a career high four RBI vs. Portland State (4/27) ... knocked in three runs in a 7-1 win over No. 13 Arizona State (5/7), going 3-3 with a home run ... a versatile player, started 55 games at third base, 13 in right field and one at second.
AS A Freshman (1998): One of only two players to start every game for the Huskies, the other being classmate Christie Rosenblad ... earned second-team all-Pac-10 honors ... led the squad in runs (38), doubles (11) and hit by pitches (8) ... was second in four offensive categories: home runs (2), walks (26), stolen bases (24) and attempts (27) ... her stolen-base total ranked eighth on UW's all-time season chart ... hit primarily in the third spot, with batting averages of .273 overall, .368 with runners in scoring position and .385 with runners on base ... against Pac-10 opponents, led the team in assists (71) and was second in runs (13) and stolen bases (10-of-11) ... had two five-game hitting streaks which were separated by one game, including outings against four Pacific-10 opponents ... Collected more than one hit in a game 10 times and hit at or above .500 in 19 games ... knocked in more than one run in seven outings ... Scored two runs and drove in another against No. 1 Arizona (4/4), going 1-2 at the plate ... the day before she hit 2-4 in the first outing at No. 7 Arizona State, with one run and one RBI, and homered the next game ... in a weekend of doubleheaders at Oregon State (5/2) and Oregon (5/3), was 9-15 with five RBI ... first career home run was against No. 8 Colorado State (2/22), against whom she was 2-4 at the plate ... ranks fourth on UW's all-time single-season list in hit by pitch (8) and is tied for eighth in sacrifice hits (7).
High School: Earned first-team all-league honors all four years playing third base at Tomball H.S. ... named all-Greater Houston, all-state and to the high school all-star team ... helped lead team to a third-place finish at state in 1994 ... was team MVP as a freshman ... one of three high school players to be invited to participate in the 1997 Olympic Sports Festival ... also competed in the 1998 OSF ... competed in the Junior Olympic tryouts in 1995 ... played on four different summer league teams: Sudden Impact (1994), Impact Gold (1995), Pasadena Force (1996) and Spring Klein Hawks (1997) ... teams placed in the top nine four consecutive years at ASA Gold 18-and-under nationals: third (1994), fifth (1995), sixth (1996) and ninth (1997) ... also lettered in basketball three seasons from 1995-97 ... was a first-team all-league selection her last three seasons ... first-team all-Greater Houston and team MVP as a senior.
Personal: A sociology major with a concentration in law, society and social policy ... enjoys shopping and sports ... has a major weakness for chocolate ... parents are Lynn and Frank ... has two brothers, Tommy (25) and Mark (24) ... Kim Ann DePaul was born on January 18, 1979, in Houston, Texas.
KIM DePAUL HONORS & AWARDS
College World Series All-Tournament
Team Rookie of the Year