WILSON ON TAWNEY: “Traci is one of our most solid and fundamental outfielders. She’s a good leader and does an excellent job of mentoring the younger players. Traci sees the big picture well and has great perspective. She has been to the College World Series and is doing everything possible to ensure a return for her senior season.”
AS A JUNIOR (2002): Dependable defensive player who started in six games in right field and two at first base … routine replacement for defensive purposes in right field … appeared in 39 games overall … also used as a pinch runner … started in right field in the team’s season-opener with Long Beach State … had three putouts in the UW’s 6-4 win over Florida State … recorded first hit of the season, a bunt single, with two outs in the fifth versus Florida Atlantic … logged first career stolen base against the University of Florida on February 16 … filled in for starter Amanda Oleson at first base in the team’s 15-5 romp over UC Santa Barbara … 1-for-2 at the plate with two runs scored and another stolen base versus the Gauchos … made first start at first base against Santa Clara on March 24 … came home with the winning run in the second half of the doubleheader with the Broncos after pinch running for Courtney Jeffries … scored a run and reached base on an error in the Huskies’ 9-1 victory over Portland State … season-high seven putouts at first base at Arizona on April 5 … pinch ran for Jeffries in a win against No. 3 Stanford, scoring the final run in the 11-3 upset ... started in right field at Oregon State ... one at-bat in the team’s games at California (April 28) and Oregon (May 5).
AS A SOPHOMORE (2001): Saw action in 34 games, playing 19 games at first base, seven in right field, and made one appearance as the designated hitter ... accumulated two multi-hit games with a 3-for-4 effort versus Georgia on February 11 and a 2-for-4 performance against Maryland ... first extra-base hit was a double versus the Bulldogs, while she knocked in two runs with a triple in the team’s come-from-behind win over the Terps ... three-game hitting streak from February 10-16 ...hit by a pitch and scored a run versus Kansas ... career-high 11 putouts against both Missouri and Nebraska at the Red Desert Classic ... helped the Huskies erase an early 0-2 deficit to Southern Utah by drawing a lead-off walk in the third frame as UW went on to score six runs in the inning ... 1-for-2 in the team’s 11-0 romp over Texas ... scored a run in Pac-10 games versus Stanford and California ... served as a pinch runner in both of the team’s NCAA wins over UMass.
AS A FRESHMAN (2000): Appeared in 19 games in left field, first base and as a pinch runner and hitter ... went 2-for-5 at the plate with a pair of RBIs and a walk ... recorded a putout in the NCAA regional win over Western Illinois ... drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk in a 10-2 win against Portland State ... had two at-bats against Portland State on April 10 ... singled home Becky Simpson to drive in the game’s last run in a 6-0, six-inning victory over Utah at the NFCA Leadoff Classic ... had a hit in her first career at-bat against South Florida ... recorded a putout in the 9-1 win over Southwest Texas ... played in her first game against San Diego State as a defensive replacement in left field.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned first team All-League and All-KingCo honors as a senior playing primarily at second base but also spending time at first, shortstop and outfield ... garnered honorable mention All-League accolades as a junior ... served as team captain her senior year, leading Mount Si to the KingCo 3A championship ... hit .400 or higher all four years while committing three or fewer errors each season ... also lettered three years in volleyball, earning team Most Valuable Player and Most Inspirational honors as a junior ... team captain as a sophomore and junior, and Most Improved as a freshman ... graduated in the top 10 percent of her class ... also played for the Sammamish Heat four years, competing in the NSA and ASA regional tournaments three times.
PERSONAL: A speech communications major ... contemplating a profession in teaching ... daughter of Renae and Mike Tawney ... has a brother, Brian, 24, and two sisters, Michelle, 35, and Erica, 20 ... Erica is a sophomore at UW ... Traci Renae Tawney was born February 3, 1981, in Bellevue, Wash.