Lady Bears land two on national tournament team; Strickland leads WCWS with 6 RBI
Strickland, Stearns heroes in Baylor's 7-2 win over Florida State; Canion will start vs. UK
Lady Bears advance to WCWS Semi-Finals with 8-7 win over Wildcats in elimination game
Lady Bears look to rebound from 11-0 loss to Florida
Lady Bears, Gators debut 2014 Women's College World Series on ESPN at 11 a.m.
2014 FIRST-TEAM NFCA ALL-REGION
2014 SECOND-TEAM ALL BIG 12
2014 WCWS ALL-T0URNAMENT TEAM SELECTION
2014 FIRST-TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12
2013 FIRST-TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12
TWO-TIME BAYLOR DEAN'S LIST
SIX-TIME BIG 12 COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL SELECTION
2014 (SOPHOMORE) Tied for the Bears' lead with 49 RBI and led the team with a .633 slugging percentage, on the way to first-team NFCA All-Region honors as a designated player / utility ... Played and started in 58 games, splitting time at designated player and leftfield ... Led the team with 26 extra-base hits by ranking second on the squad in both doubles (13) and homers (13) ... Her 13 doubles tied for the seventh-highest single-season total in BU history while her 13 home runs tied her for eighth-best in school history ... Hays' 49 RBI tied with Jordan Strickland as the sixth-best single-season total by a BU player in program history ... Her 114 total bases were the seventh-best single-season total in school history, and her .633 slugging percentage was ninth best ... Led the Bears with six sacrifice flies, which ranks second all-time on BU's single-season list ... First on the Bears' squad with 13 games with two RBI or more ... Third on the team with 19 multi-hit games ... Did not commit an error 24 games in the outfield while chipping in two assists ... Picked up four hits in a loss to No. 16 Louisiana (2/28) ... Drove in a season-high five runs on two occasions (3/6 vs. La. Tech; 5/4 at Iowa State) ... Hit 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI in BU's WCWS-clinching win over Georgia in the Athens Super Regional (5/24) ... Hit 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two stolen bases in Baylor's win over Florida State at the WCWS to help stave off elimination (5/31) ... Hit safely in all four WCWS games and was named to the WCWS All-Tournament team ... Named second-team All-Big 12 ... Earned Big 12 Player of the Week May 6 after hitting 9-for-16 with 11 RBI in a 5-0 week for the Bears ... Named first-team Academic All-Big 12 for the second straight year ... Earned Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll honors for both the fall and spring semesters.
2013 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN) Played first full season after a medical redshirt in 2012 ... Hit .278 and started in all 59 games ... Led the team in home runs with six ... Led the Lady Bears with 41 RBI ... Tallied eight doubles, two triples and stole eight bases ... Had just one error in the outfield ... Became Baylor's first non-pitcher since 2008 to win the Big 12 Player of the Week award when she went 11 for 18 from the plate at Arizona State's Wilson/DeMarini Invitational ... Had season-highs in RBI with three on three different occasions (3/9 Purdue, 4/27 Kansas, 5/18 Arizona) ... Homered and drove in two runs May 19 in an elimination win over Texas A&M in the NCAA Regional ... Had a season-long nine-game hitting streak from Feb. 23 - March 9; during that span she had season highs in both runs and hits in a game with three and four respectively vs. North Dakota (3/1) ... Named First-Team Academic All-Big 12 and earned a spot on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for both the fall and spring semesters for the 2012-13 school year.
2012 (FRESHMAN) Earned medical hardship waiver ... Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Had a pair of hits and a run in win over Belmont (2/11) ... Made first and only appearance in the circle, picking up the win over the Bruins (2/11) with 3.0 innings and two strikeouts ... Played final game on Feb. 21.
HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Brock High School in Brock, Texas ... Four-year letterwinner ... Hit .645, had 58 RBI and 19 home runs in 2011 ... Three-time (2009-11) Parker County Most Valuable Player ... Four-time District MVP ... 2011 TGCA Academic all-state ... Two-time (2010-11) TSWA first-team all-state ... Helped BHS to state runner-up in 2010 and state championship in 2009 ... Four-time TGCA all-state ... TSWA Class 2A first-team all-state in 2009 and 2010 ... 2009 2A Player of the Year and was state tournament MVP ... Four-year letterwinner in basketball, winning pair of state titles ... Played club for Texas Glory-Shelton.
PERSONAL Full name is Linsey Colette Hays ... Born Sept. 6, 1992, in Abilene, Texas ... Parents are Tommy and Sheila Hays ... Has one sister, Bromwyn ... Majoring in Business Marketing.