Wilson on Walsh: "Shannon is very excited about the opportunity she has to come out and be a force on the mound for us. What you learn by watching in those first couple years, when success and failure isn't all put on your shoulders, has a lot to do with future success. Shannon has watched, learned and paid her dues. Now it's her turn to try and take this team. "Shannon throws a very heavy pitch and is more of the pitcher with the attitude. She's got a little bit of flair and just loves the challenge."
AT WASHINGTON: Will share starting and relieving duties in the circle after seeing limited time at the pitching position her first two seasons ... also can see playing time at the designated player position.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2000): Played in 40 games, starting in 24 at designated player ... also one of the team's key players in pinch hitting opportunities ... appeared only seven times on the mound, pitching nine innings with a 1.56 earned-run average ... saw playing time in three of the team's four NCAA regional games, starting at designated player versus Western Illinois ... recorded an RBI against San Diego State (March 23), Oregon (April 8), Portland State (May 2) and Oregon (May 12) ... crushed a three-run home run in the team's 10-2 rout of #23 Nebraska ... helped the Huskies avenge an earlier loss to LSU by hitting in the winning runs with a clutch bases-loaded single to score both Jaime Clark and Jessica Bork ... went a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate with an RBI in the team's win over Santa Clara ... had two sacrifice flies and a single to drive in three runs in the team's 8-6 win over fifth-ranked Southern Mississippi at the Pepsi Arizona Softball Classic ... earned Pac-10 all-academic second team honors.
AS A Freshman (1999): Homered three times and had 16 RBI in 114 at-bats as a rookie ... saved her biggest hits for the postseason, where she had a team-high .455 batting average (5-11) ... went 5-8 with four RBI in the regional tournament ... knocked in all three runs in the regional final win over Hawai'i with a two-run, opposite field home run and an RBI single ... also knocked in a run in the opening regional win over Colgate ... tied for fourth on the team with nine two-out RBI ... collected two hits, including a double and an RBI in her first career game vs. New Mexico St. (2/5) ... followed that up by hitting her first career home run in a victory over Illinois-Chicago (2/6) ... had a two-run home run, in a 3-2, 12-inning loss to Southwestern Louisiana in the Kia Klassic ... appeared in five games as a pitcher, allowing an earned run in four innings of work ... recorded her first career strikeout at Arizona St. (5/7) ... named team's rookie of the year.
High School: Helped St. Lucy's H.S. finish as CIF runners-up as a junior and senior ... earned first-team all-CIF honors her sophomore and senior seasons and was MVP of the league in 1998 ... four-year all-Baseline League honoree ... pitched and played first base all four years ... was best offensive player as a junior ... named team's MVP as a sophomore and senior and was rookie of the year her freshman campaign ... was on the principal honor roll all four years.
PeRsonal: Majoring in comparative literature, history and political science ... both mother, Sandy, and father, Jim, are in sales management ... father played football for four years at California Lutheran, which won the NCAA Division II championship ... is an only child ... Shannon Evenson Walsh was born June 8, 1980, in Covina, Calif.
TOP GAMES - Hitting
TOP GAMES - Pitching
Shannon Walsh's Honors and Awards