Being a Husky..."It means being someone who doesn't take the traditional path and makes their own history."
An All-American, All-Region and All-Pac-10 performer... Ranks in the top-10 all-time at UW in RBI (127), home runs (34), walks (116) and slugging percentage (.512)... Team captain in 2007.
2007 (As a Senior)
Had a career year for the Huskies, being named First-Team All-American, First-Team All-Region and First-Team All-Pac-10... Also named the team's MVP after leading the team in average, home runs, RBI, walks, slugging percentage and on base percentage... Batted .399 with 18 home runs and 50 RBI... Her 18 home runs are the sixth-highest single-season total in UW history while her .399 average ranks as the eighth-best ... Also walked 41 times, sixth-most in school history... Her .791 slugging percentage is the seventh-best all-time while her .536 on base percentage ranks fourth... Helped the Huskies advance to their eighth Women's College World Series where she was named to the WCWS All-Tournament Team... Named the NFCA National Player of the Week on April 24 after hitting four home runs in nine at-bats against Cal and Stanford over a three-game series... Also named the Pac-10 Player of the Week twice during the season and in back-to-back weeks, on April 17 and April 24... The honor on April 17th was the first of her career which she earned after batting .750 with three home runs in three games against the Oregon schools... Drove in four of UW's 11 runs during the Women's College World Series, batting .300 (3x10) with a home run and .600 slugging percentage... Highlight of the series for her was a two-run home run in UW's 3-1 opening victory over DePaul.
2006 (As A Junior)
Named to the Compass Invitational all-tournament team ... started 59 games, including 56 in the outfield and three as the designated player ... hit .242 and led team with 13 doubles ... second on the team with eight multi-RBI games and had 11 multi-hit games ... went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs vs. Oklahoma (Feb. 10) ... homered vs. Mississippi Valley State (Feb. 18) ... hit doubles in all four games at the Husky Fever Classic ... went 2-for-2 with two RBIs vs. Utah Valley State and 2-for-3 with two RBIs vs. Santa Clara on the final day of the Husky Fever Classic (Feb. 26) ... went 2-for-3 with a home run vs. Mississippi State (Mar. 4) ... went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles vs. No. 18 Baylor at the Compass Invitational (Mar. 4) ... had two doubles vs. San Diego (Mar. 10) ... doubled against DePaul (Mar. 10) ... scored two runs vs. UCF (Mar. 12) ... went 2-for-4, including a two-run home run vs. ULL (Mar. 18) ... went 1-for-3 and drew a walk vs. CS Fullerton (Mar. 19) ... singled in only plate appearance vs. Pacific (Mar. 19) ... hit a solo home run vs. Portland State (April 5) ... hit a two-RBI single vs. Oregon (April 21) ... went 2-for-4 and drove in a run vs. Oregon State (April 22) ... had an RBI-single vs. UCLA (April 26) ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI-double vs. Stanford (May 11) ... went 2-for-3 vs. California (May 12) ... went 2-for-2, including a home run and double vs. Kansas (May 19) in the NCAA Regional semifinal.
Redshirted the 2005 season due to injury.
2004 (As A Sophomore)
Started 53 games, despite a torn labrum ... made 11 starts in the outfield and 42 as the designated hitter ... hit .223 with five doubles, a triple and two home runs ... scored 33 runs and had 26 RBIs ... led team with nine game-winning hits, while scoring two game-winning runs ... had four multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games ... went 2-for 5 with a triple and three RBIs in the extra-inning win over San Diego State (Feb. 8) ... had an eight-game hitting streak from Feb. 7-20 ... hit 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a RBI against San Diego State (Feb. 20) ... went 2-for-2 with a RBI-double vs. Iowa (Mar. 12) ... hit 2-for-3 against Texas A&M (Mar. 18) and drove in a run ... hit a three-run home run against Massachusetts (Feb. 15) ... homered against Oregon (May 1) ... hit a RBI-single and scored two runs against Arizona State (April 4) ... hit a pair of RBI-singles in games against Michigan State (May 21) and Georgia (May 23) at the NCAA Regional Tournament in Athens, Ga. ... hit a RBI-single in the College World Series opener against Oklahoma (May 27).
2003 (As A Freshman)
Started 58 games in left field, one in centerfield and one as the designated player ... led team with 13 doubles, while her eight home runs ranked fourth ... ranked second on the squad with 28 walks ... blasted a home run in her first collegiate at-bat against Santa Clara (Feb. 7) ... hit a double against Arkansas (Feb. 14) ... went 5-for-12 (.471) at the Worth Invitational, including two doubles, a home run and three RBIs ... was 2-for-3 against Northwestern (Mar. 1) ... hit 1-for-2 against Pacific (Mar. 1) and Purdue (Mar. 2) ... named to the Speedline all-tournament team after hitting .389 (7-for-18) and driving in two game-winning runs ... hit a three-run home run against Northwestern (Mar. 7) ... went 2-for-2 with a run scored and two RBIs against Temple (Mar. 8) ... drew two walks and scored two runs versus No. 4 Texas (Mar. 13) ... hit .545 (6-for-11) at the Capital Classic with two home runs and five runs scored ... went 1-for-3 with a home run versus Sacramento State (Mar. 21) ... hit 2-for-2 against Morehead State (Mar. 22) ... went 2-for-4 versus Utah (Mar. 22) with a double, home run and two runs scored ... hit a home run and notched two RBIs in a win over Oregon (April 11) ... blasted a home run in the following game at Oregon State (April 12) with two RBIs ... went 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles against Western Washington (April 22) ... notched a sacrifice fly versus California (April 27) ... went 2-for-2 versus Arizona State (May 9) ... homered in 7-1 win over Arizona (May 10) to open a doubleheader ... went 2-for-5 with a double, RBI and two runs scored in the UA nightcap ... hit a two-RBI double against Mississippi State (May 16) at the regional tournament to break open a 0-0 sixth inning tie ... went 1-for-3 against Iowa (May 17) in the regional semifinal with a RBI double and run scored ... singled and scored a run in the Regional Championship versus Iowa (May 18).
At Corona High School
Earned four letters in softball at Corona High School ... All-America selection as a senior ... two-time team captain ... tabbed team co-Most Valuable Player ... led team to back-to-back league championships as a freshman and sophomore ...four-time All-League honoree and three-time All-CIF pick ... played three years of summer ball for Panthers Gold under Dale Moore ... led team to a second place finish at the 1999 16-under National Tournament ... also played for the Batbusters under Gary Haning along with current Husky sophomore Dominique Lastrapes ... helped team to the 2002 18-under Gold National Title.
A Sociology major ...daughter of Marty and Donna Tyson ... has three sisters, Victoria (17), Domonique (13), and Dawna (12) ... Dena Martee Tyson was born in Montclair, Calif.