AS A SENIOR (2005): Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year ... Pac-10 All-Conference first team ... All-Pacific Region first team ... top-10 finalist for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year ... Honda Award finalist ... first round NPF draft pick by the Texas Thunder ... started 56 games at catcher or designated player ... hit .362 with 54 RBIs and 50 runs scored ... walked 68 times (25 intentional) to set the UW single-season record ... holds the UW career record with 79 home runs, which ranks fourth on the Pac-10 all-time list ... ranks on the UW career list with 232 RBIs ... hit seven doubles and 21 home runs ... went 2-for-3 with a home run and five RBIs against IPFW (Feb. 4) ... had three hits in back-to-back games vs. Hawaii (Feb. 6) and Illinois (Feb. 12) ... hit two home runs vs. Illinois ... went 3-for-4 with a double, home run and four RBIs in double header vs. Willamette (Feb. 19) ... homered against Northwestern (Feb. 25) ... hit 2-for-3 vs. Kansas (Feb. 26) ... went 2-for-3 with a double and home run vs. Illinois-Chicago, while driving in five runs ...hit 2-for-3 vs. Oklahoma (Mar. 5) ... hit a three-run home run vs. UNLV (Mar. 6) ... went 4-for-6, including her second career grand slam in a double header vs. Portland State (Mar. 12) ... drove in six RBIs in those games ... tied the school record with four walks vs. DePaul (Mar. 18) ... hit a solo home run at Stanford (Apr. 10) ... hit a three-run, game-ending double against Arizona State (Apr. 17) ... went 2-for-4 with a home run vs. UCLA (Apr. 22) .. hit 3-for-4 in the double header at Nevada with two home runs, five RBIs and six runs ... tied the school record for career home runs with her 73 blast vs. Stanford (Apr. 29) ... set the record vs. Utah Valley State with her 74th home run (May 5) ... hit a three-run home run vs. Arizona State (May 6) ... homered vs. Arizona (May 8) ... hit a two-run home run vs. Oregon State (May 12) ... scored the game-tying run against Creighton in the 11th inning at the regional tournament ... singled in the regional semifinal and final games ... homered vs. Michigan (May 27) in the Super Regional opener.
AS A JUNIOR (2004): Started all 59 games, including 48 at catcher, five as designated player and four in right field ...led team with a .385 average, 17 home runs and .825 slugging percentage ...had 10 doubles, 47 RBIs and scored 38 runs ... a first team All-American and All-Pacific Region selection ... Pac-10 Player of the Year ...first team Pac-10 All-Conference ...one of four finalists for the softball Honda Award (the equivalent of the Heisman Trophy) ...earned the NFCA Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year award recognizing the top catcher in division I softball ...top-10 finalist for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year ...member of the USA Softball Women's National Elite team ...ranks second all-time on the Husky career charts with 58 home runs, .786 slugging percentage and .502 on-base percentage ... also ranks fifth with 179 career RBIs and a.375 batting average ...her 34 career doubles rank eighth-best in Husky history ... set the school record with a .569 on-base percentage ...her 54 walks rank third on the UW single-season charts, while her .825 slugging percentage rank fourth and her 17 home runs rank fifth ...led the Pac-10 in slugging and on-base percentage ...scored seven game-winning runs and had three game-winning hits ...had 13 multi-hit games, including a 4-for-4 performace against Massachusetts (Feb. 15) ...went 3-for-3 with five RBIs against San Diego State (Feb. 20) ... also went 3-for-3 against Portland State (April 21) ...had three hits and a career-best six RBIs in win over Arizona State (April 4) ...had two home runs in that game, including her second career grand slam ...hit two home runs and drove in five runs against Army (Feb. 27) ...went 3-for-3 with a single, double and triple and drove in four runs against Wisconsin (Mar. 13) ...had four hits on Mar. 18 including two vs. Pacific and two vs. Texas A&M ...went 2-for-3 against Tennessee-Chattanooga (May 20) in the NCAA Regional opener ...had a RBI-single vs. Michigan State (May 21) at the regional ... drew four walks at the College World Series and scored one run.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2003): Started all 64 games, including 40 at catcher and 24 as designated player ... tied for the national lead with 25 home runs ...... her 25 home runs set the school's single-season record ...led team with a .395 average, 71 RBIs and 73 hits ...boasted a .859 slugging percentage and .489 on-base percentage ...picked off seven base runners and threw out 12 of 16 runners attempting to steal ...named a first team All-American, All-Pacific Region and All-Pac-10 selection ... one of four finalists for the softball Honda Award (the equivalent of the Heisman Trophy) ...NFCA Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year ...named USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week (Mar. 4) for her .571 (8-for-14) performance at the Worth Invitational ... two-time Pac-10 Player of the Week (Mar. 4 and 25) ... named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament at the Hawaii Chevron Paradise Classic ... top-25 finalist for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award ... one of 45 players invited to USA Softball National Team Camp ... was 3-for-4 with three RBIs against Santa Clara (Feb. 9) ... posted three hits and a RBI in Washington's 3-2 win over Oklahoma State (Feb. 9)... went 3-for-4 with two RBIs in the 12-3 victory over Arkansas (Feb. 14) ... also named to the NFCA Leadoff Classic all-tournament team, hitting 6-for-8 (.625) ... went 3-for-3 with a home run against Temple (Mar. 22) ... hit 2-for-3 against Northwestern (Mar. 1) and Pacific (Mar. 1) with three RBIs and a run scored in each ... was 3-for-3 with three home runs against Purdue (Mar. 2) to set a school record ... notched five RBIs in that game ... scored two runs versus Hofstra (Mar. 6) ... hit a home run against North Carolina (Mar. 8) ... hit home runs versus Hawaii (Mar. 13) and No. 9 Cal State Fullerton (Mar. 14) at the Kia Klassic ... went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and a home run versus Illinois (Mar. 21) ... hit 2-for-3 with a double, home run and three RBIs against Utah State (Mar. 23) ... belted two doubles in two at-bats with four RBIs versus No. 12 Stanford (Mar. 29) ... blasted a two-run home run against Oregon (April 11) ... tallied a home run and three RBIs in 7-0 win over Oregon State (April 14) ... went 5-for-8 in the double header versus Western Washington ... belted two home runs against the WWU Vikings and recorded six RBIs ... went 2-for-4 versus Oregon State (May 2) ... hit a RBI-double against Oregon (May 4) ... went 2-for-4 versus Arizona State (May 9) ... hit 2-for-3 with a double and RBI in first game of Arizona doubleheader (May 10) ... went 3-for-5 with three runs scored, five RBIs, a double and two home runs in the UA nightcap ... named Region No. 5 Co-MVP after leading the team with a .500 average (5-for-10), three home runs and a 1.400 slugging percentage at the Regional Tournament ... went 2-for-3 with three runs scored, four RBIs and two home runs in the regional semifinal versus Iowa (May 17) ... went 2-for-2 with a home run in the second round game against Arizona in the College World Series.
AS A FRESHMAN (2002): Only freshman to earn first team All-Pac-10 honors in 2002 ... USA Softball National Team Camp Invitee ... named to the USA Elite team but declined the position due to injury ... hit .346 with 35 runs scored, 63 hits, 13 doubles, 16 home runs and 61 RBIs ... one of three players to start in all 64 games ... batted clean-up in every contest ... split time between the catching and designated hitter position in the first few weeks, before the injury to catcher Amy Hanson ... led the team in multi-RBI games with 21, while taking second behind Clark in multi-hit games with 17 ... nine game-winning RBIs ... her 16 home runs were the fourth-most in school history and the second-most by a true freshman ... ranked nationally in home runs and RBIs ... finished second in conference games in RBIs and home runs and fifth in total bases ... first career hit, a two-run double, came in the season-opener with Long Beach State ... crushed her first career home run a day later in the team's 10-0 win at CSU Northridge ... intentionally walked three times in the team's loss to Florida on February 17 ... had an outstanding outing in the home-opener with Simon Fraser, getting three hits and logging four RBIs ... trailing by one run in the sixth inning, hit a two-run home run to defeat Louisiana-Lafayette ... four consecutive game-winning RBIs as UW beat Stanford twice and swept the Oregon schools the next weekend (April 13-21) ... hit home runs in four consecutive games from April 13-20 ... belted five home runs in four games from April 13-20 ... three home runs in consecutive plate appearances versus then third-ranked Stanford in a two-game span (April 13, 15), helping her to the Pac-10 Player of the Week (4/16) award ... her three-run home run in the first inning was the difference in a 3-0 victory against the Cardinal on April 15 ... all four of her hits from April 13-20 were home runs ... had a pair of doubles driving in two runs at UCLA ... 2-for-2 with a run scored and a RBI in the 3-1 upset of No. 2 Arizona on May 11 ... drove in the game-winner with a two-run single to right-center field in her postseason debut en route to the 8-0 romp of Oakland.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters in softball at Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley, Calif. ... three-time All-County honoree ... All-League as a freshman and sophomore ... earned Best Infielder and Best Offense awards as a freshman ... MVP as a sophomore ... three-time letter-winner in basketball, garnering Most Valuable Player honors in 2000 and 2001 ... played summer ball for Minor's Gold and Hot Stuff ... played in the 1999, 2000 and 2001 ASA National Tournaments ... Minor's Gold finished 13th at the 2000 18-and-under Gold Championships.
PERSONAL: A political science major with a law, society and justice minor .... daughter of Michael and Olga Rivera ... has one brother, Michael, 25 ... wants to go into the FBI ...Kristen Marie Rivera was born June 8, 1983, in Orange, Calif.
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