Lake Jackson, Texas
Career at Baylor
Tied for tenth with three triples ... Eighth with a .9802 fielding percentage ... Fourth with 597 putouts.
Saw action in 57 games on the season, 48 as a starter ... A strong fielding first baseman who was second on the team with a .982 fielding percentage and first with 312 putouts ... The 312 putouts rank second in school history for the most putouts in a single season ... Had only six errors on the season... Scored 12 runs while driving in 16 on the year ... Went a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate with two runs scored in a win over Wichita State at the Getterman Classic ... Had two hits in four separate games on the year ... Posted a career-high three RBI with her bases loaded double to defeat Iowa at the Speedline Classic ... Went 1-for-3 against McNeese State with two RBI ... Hit a home run in the season-opening win over Northwestern State ... Also launched a two-run home run off of LSU All-American Kristin Schmidt in the NCAA Softball Championships ... Recorded a regular-season high of 17 putouts in Lisa Ferguson's no-hitter against Auburn at the Getterman Classic ... Made two starts at pitcher on the season, tossing two games against Oklahoma Christian ... Posted a 1.31 ERA in the two appearances, recording a save by tossing three innings of relief in the 10-3 win over the Eagles ... Struck out two batters on the year ... Had a season-high hitting streak of five during the middle of the season ... Also had five steals on the season.
Hit .220 with seven doubles, two triples and 14 RBI ... Ranked second on team with 182 putouts ... Enjoyed two multiple-RBI games ... Longest hitting streak was six games ... Hit .340 with runners on base ... Hit .368 (14-for-38) with runners in scoring position ... Hit .364 with a runner at third and less than two outs ... Successfully advanced the runner 41.8 percent of the time (23 of 55) ... Played in 48 games, making 35 starts ... Started 31 games at first base, three as designated hitter and one at second base ... Tied Danelle Arnold for season individual game-high with 14 putouts on March 8 against Boston College ... Went 2-for-2 with a double and two runs scored Jan. 31 against Texas-Arlington ... Went 3-for-9 with a triple, a double, three RBI and two runs scored in three games against Louisiana Tech.
Hit .245 with 22 runs scored, three doubles, one triple, 11 RBI and a .330 on base percentage ... Committed just one error in 113 total chances for a .991 fielding percentage, best of any regular starter ... Reached base safely in seven of 23 leadoff opportunities (30.4 percent) ... Successfully scored the runner 63.6 percent of the time (7-of-11) with a runner at third base and less than two outs ... Successfully advanced the runner in 21 of 53 opportunities (39.6 percent) ... Led team with a .333 average (11-of-33) in 17 games on neutral fields with five runs scored, one double and a .389 on base percentage ... Enjoyed four multiple-hit games, including one four-hit game ... Also had two multiple-RBI games ... Longest hitting streak was three games ... Started 34 games, 16 at first base, 13 at designated player and five at second base ... Hit .500 (6-for-12) in first innings and .350 (7-for-20) in third innings ... Doubled in her first career at bat Feb. 1 against Southern ... Two days later, went 4-for-4 with four runs, two RBI and a triple against Southern ... Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI Feb. 15 against Stephen F. Austin ... Posted a 2-for-2 day with a run and a double Feb. 17 against McNeese State ... Plagued Stephen F. Austin again Feb. 21, going 1-for-3 with two runs and two RBI ... Went 4-for-10 with six runs and three RBI in five games against SFA.
Graduate Cum Laude from Brazoswood High School in Clute, Texas ... Earned four letters for coach Shelly Bollin ... Led team to state quarterfinals as a senior ... Guided Lady Bucs to Texas 5A title and national championship with a 34-0 record as a junior ... Helped BHS to regional finals in 1998 and 1999 ... Two-time All-Greater Houston selection ... Twice named all-county ... Four-time All-District 24-5A honoree ... Named team defensive player of the year during junior and senior campaigns ... Hit .400 with an on base percentage of .585 as a senior ... Recorded perfect fielding percentage that season and swiped 21 bases in 22 attempts ... Also lettered in basketball and volleyball ... Team captain in both sports during junior and senior seasons ... Selected team MVP in basketball in 2000 and 2001 ... Gatorade Player of the Year in volleyball and softball as a senior ... National Honor Society member ... Participated in Key Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and student council.
Full name is April Elizabeth Luce ... Born Jan. 19, 1983, in Freeport, Texas ... Daughter of Jay and Greta Luce ... Father graduated from Baylor ... Has one brother, Jayson (15) ... Uncle Derrell Luce played football at Baylor in the early 1970s ... Communications specialist major with career aspirations of being a sports broadcaster.