Smith, Lisenby and Strickland homer in win for the Lady Bears
Lady Bears advance to WCWS Semi-Finals with 8-7 win over Wildcats in elimination game
Lady Bears beat Georgia 6-3 to advance from Super Regional in two games
Smith's homer keys four-run first for BU, Canion continues dominance
Lady Bears drop game one to Tulsa 1-0, rebound for 3-1 clinching win; Canion combines for 305 pitches
5/15/15 - NCAA Lafayette Regional Round One
Baylor Softball vs. Iowa
2014 (FRESHMAN) Played in 64 games and started 63, primarily at second base, for the Bears in her rookie season ... Ranked second on the team in batting average (.365) and runs scored (44) ... 44 runs scored tied for the 10th best Baylor season all-time ... Led the team in stolen bases (20), sacrifice hits (8), and tied Kaitlyn Thumann for the most multi-hit games (21), which was tied for the seventh-highest total by a BU player in a season ... Combined for 15 extra-base hits and drove in 25 runs ... Third on the team with a .452 on-base percentage helped by 21 walks and eight HBPs ... Drove in a season-high three runs vs. No. 16 Louisiana (2/28) ... Hit her first collegiate home run in a loss to Texas at home (3/22) ... Was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in Baylor's NCAA Super Regional win over Georgia (5/22) and added two more hits in the WCWS clincher vs. the Bulldogs (5/24) ... Laid down the winning sacrifice bunt that led to Thumann's game-winning run vs. Kentucky in the WCWS' largest comeback ever; Hawkins went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in the 8-7, extra-inning win over the Wildcats to help the Bears reach the WCWS semifinals ... Hit 11-for-29 (.379) in her first postseason with Baylor ... First collegiate hit came in first collegiate game vs. Washington (2/7) ... Named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of the 2013-14 school year.
High School: 2013 graduate of John C. Kimball High School in Tracy, Calif. ... Played freshman season at Freedom High School before moving to Kimball High School her final three. Played varsity all four seasons at shortstop and played for head coach Joe Hernandez the last three seasons at Kimball ... Named the MVP of the Valley Oak League her sophomore through senior seasons ... As a senior, she was named first-team all-state and the all-area offensive MVP ... recorded impressive batting averages of .607, .593 and .576 respectively from her sophomore to senior seasons ... Honored off the field for her work in the classroom as an honor roll member ... Played club softball for the ASA California Grapettes.
Personal: Full name is Ariana Andrea Hawkins ... Prefers "Ari" as her first name ... Born Nov. 18, 1995 in Antioch, Calif. ... Parents are Edwin Hawkins and Sandra Odom ... Majoring in pre-med.