Strickland, Stearns heroes in Baylor's 7-2 win over Florida State; Canion will start vs. UK
Canion & Paul combine for shutout; Strickland & Landrith drive in two apiece
Junior shortshop homers twice, drives in seven to force rubber match Sunday
2005 ASA Softball National Player of the Week
2005 NFCA Second-Team All-Midwest Region
2005 Second-Team All-Big 12 Conference
2005 CoSIDA Academic All-District VI
2005 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Conference
2005 Big 12 Conference Player of the Week
2005 All-Compass Bank Invitational
2005 Speedline Classic All-Tournament
2003 Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference
2003 First-Team All-Louisiana
2003 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2002 NCAA Region 3 All-Tournament
2002 Southeastern Conference All-Tournament
2002 Tiger Classic All-Tournament
2002 First-Team All-Louisiana
CAREER AT BAYLOR
Tied for fourth on the career list with a .323 batting average ... Tied for sixth all-time with 14 home runs ... First on the career list with 0.177 home runs per game ... Ranks first with 0.734 RBI per game ... First on the career list with a .616 slugging percentage ... Fifth all-time with a .394 on-base percentage ... Tied for seventh in school history with three sacrifice flies ... Ranks eighth with 31 appearances ... Ranks ninth with 12 games started ... Is ninth on the all-time list with 19 relief appearances... Ranks eighth in school history with 11 career wins ... Ranks eighth with 15 career appearances ... Ranks second all-time with a .733 career winning percentage (11-4) ... Sixth with a career ERA of 2.70 ... Tenth all-time with four complete games ... Is tied for fifth on the career list with four saves ... Ranks eighth with 96.0 innings pitched and 83 strikeouts ... Ranks fourth in fewest hits per 7.0 innings with 5.97 ... Ranks second with 6.05 strikeouts per 7.0 innings ... Is fourth all-time with a .223 opponent batting average.
Was one of three Baylor players to appear and start in every game (65) ... Earned second-team NFCA All-Midwest Region honors ... Was named second-team All-Big 12 Conference ... Earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 Conference honors ... Named second-team CoSIDA Academic All-District VI ... Named to the All-Compass Bank Invitational team ... Earned Speedline Classic All-Tournament team honors ... Led the team and ranked second in the conference while establishing a new school record with 19 doubles ... Ranked third on the team, third on the single-season Baylor list and tied for ninth in the conference with 13 home runs ... Finished third on the team, sixth on the Baylor single-season list and ninth in the Big 12 with 68 hits ... Third on the team, third on the single-season list and tied for eighth in the Big 12 with 48 runs scored ... Finished second on the team, second on the single-season list and seventh in the conference with 54 RBI ... Finished the season ranked fourth in the conference, second on the Baylor single-season list and second on the team with 130 total bases ... Ranked second on the team with 12 multiple-RBI games ... Was named ASA National Player of the Week for her performance at the Crowne Plaza Classic in Houston, Texas ... Was the first player in school history to receive the award ... Went 12-of-21 (.571) over seven games during the week she received award ... Led the team in hits (12), doubles (4), home runs (2), RBI (13), total bases (22), slugging percentage (1.048) and on-base percentage (.615) as Baylor went 6-1 on the week ... Was also named Big 12 Conference Player of the Week for her performance ... Set a school record with 10 total bases in the 16-2 win over Texas State (2/19) ... Recorded a career high six RBI in the win, going 3-for-4 with a double and two homers ... Hit a walk-off three-run home run in a 6-5 win over Louisiana Tech (2/25) ... Went 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI in a 10-2 win over UMass (3/13) ... Hit the game-winning two-run double off of National Player of the Year Cat Osterman in the 2-0 win over Texas (3/30) ... Went 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI in a win against North Texas ... Hit the game-winning home run, a three-run shot, in the 11-4 win against Texas A&M at the Big 12 Conference Tournament ... Was 1-for-2 with a home run in the regional clinching win over Florida State (5/22) ... Hit the game-tying single in Baylor's 4-1 win over No. 2 Cal in the NCAA Super Regional (5/28) ... Appeared in 28 games in the circle while starting 12 ... Led the team and finished the season tied for first in the conference with four saves on the year ... Ranked third on the team with a 2.27 ERA on the year ... Led the team and ranked eighth in the conference with a .206 average against ... Finished the season with an 11-2 record on the year and ranked third on the team with 92.2 innings pitched ... Led the team and was sixth in the conference with a 2.16 ERA during conference play ... Ranked second on the team and tied for seventh in the conference with four conference victories ... Led the team and ranked fourth in the conference with a .144 opponent batting average in conference play ... Picked up her first career win at Baylor with a win over Centenary (2/5) ... Allowed no runs and one hit in three innings of work in the win ... Posted her first career save after tossing 3.0 perfect innings against McNeese State (2/9) ... Picked up the save against No. 12 Michigan, the eventual 2005 national champion, after allowing no runs in the 7-6 win (2/12) ... Tossed a complete-game shutout against Kentucky, allowing only two hits (2/18) ... Struck out a career-high eight batters in a win over Northwestern State (3/15) ... Also struck out eight in an extra-inning loss to Oklahoma State (4/2) ... Tossed 2.2 perfect innings at Kansas to pick up the win in relief (4/16) ... Pitched one inning of scoreless relief in the 5-3 victory over Florida State (5/20) to record the save as Baylor clinched the NCAA Auburn Regional title.
Saw action in 14 games, nine as a starter, before deciding to redshirt during the 2004 season due to a back injury ... Batted .250 with a home run and four RBI in 28 at bats ... Added a double, a triple and three runs scored ... Went 1-for-2 with a home run in the Lady Bears' 2-1 victory over No. 20 Cal-State Fullerton ... Also went 1-for-2 with a run and an RBI in the victory over NCAA tournament entrant Bethune-Cookman ... Had a season high four game hitting streak ... Made appearances in three games as a pitcher... Made the first start in program history against a No. 1 team when she took the circle against top-ranked UCLA.
Appeared in 53 games with 52 starts ... Missed 15 games due to fractured left (glove) hand, but returned three weeks earlier than expected ... second-team All-Southeastern Conference, first-team All-Louisiana and Academic All-SEC selection ... Also earned Purple & Gold Challenge All-Tournament honors and was the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Pitcher of the Week April 22 ... Finished third on team with .284 batting average and tied for second on team with nine home runs ... Led team with 38 RBI ... Third on team with 12 doubles ... Slugging percentage of .535 ranked second on squad ... On base percentage of .364 was third on squad ... Posted a 16-3 mark in the circle with a 2.24 ERA ... Recorded 145 strikeouts in 153.0 innings of work, allowing just 40 walks ... Appeared in 29 games with 23 starts, tossing 15 complete games ... Hurled five shutouts and combined on two others ... Reached base safely in 16 of 34 (.471) plate appearances when leading off an inning ... Hit .333 (18-for-54) with runners in scoring position ... Scored the runner from third with less than two outs in seven of 12 (.583) opportunities ... Hit .286 with eight of nine home runs against SEC pitching ... Also had six doubles, a .615 slugging percentage and drove in 26 runs in conference games ... Tossed a complete-game no-hitter Feb. 28 against Jackson State ... Also went 4-for-5 with three doubles, five RBI and four runs scored against Jackson State, tying the LSU record for hits, runs and doubles in a game ... Combined with Kristin Schmidt on a no-hitter Feb. 15 against Cal Poly ... Enjoyed a stretch from April to May 3 with at least one hit in 15 of 18 games with no consecutive hitless games ... Had two six-game hitting streaks during that time.
Played in 61 games, starting 55 ... Named to the NCAA Region 3 All-Tournament team after recording five hits, including a pair of home runs and a double, and five RBI in five games ... Knocked in the game-winning run in a 3-2, 10-inning win over Northwestern (La.) State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Named to the All-SEC Tournament team after recording four hits with a home run, a triple and four RBI ... Knocked in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning in a 2-1 win over Georgia in the second round of the SEC Tournament ... Honored as a first-team All-Louisiana selection at designated player ... Led the team and ranked sixth in the SEC in home runs ... Second on the team in RBI, triples and slugging percentage ... Came on late in the year, going 17-for-43 (.395) in the last 13 games with five home runs, two doubles, a triple and 15 RBI for a .837 slugging percentage ... Went 4-for-7 with four RBI and four runs scored against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ... Recorded 14 multiple-hit games and led the team with 13 multiple-RBI games.
Graduated cum laude from Milton High School in Alpharetta, Ga. ... The 2001 Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year ... Named to the all-state team in 2000 and 200 ... Led team to the regional championships in 1999, 2000 and 2001 ... Was the 2001 Georgia Player of the Year and Fulton County Player of the Year ... In Fulton County, was named MVP in 2001 and Best Defensive Player in 2000 ... National Honor Society member.
Full name is Tessa Elaine Lynam Born on Aug. 10, 1983, at Alpharetta, Ga. ... Parents are John and Joyce Lynam ... Has two sisters, Jackelyn and Samantha ... Majoring in health science-pre-physical therapy.