Baylor rides three strong innings and a complete game by Stearns to clinch series win
2000 - Started in 56 games at catcher for the Bears... Was at bat 153 times for 33 hits, 22 runs, seven doubles, eight home runs, and 19 RBIs... Had one run, two hits, two RBIs, a double and a home run against Nebraska... Honored as first-team academic all-Big 12.
1999 - Solid behind the plate starting 52 of the 53 games she played in... Committed only 11 errors in 255 chances for a .959 percentage... Smacked four home runs which tied for the team lead... Fourth on the team with 16 runs batted in... Had a season-high 13 putouts against Kansas... Scored two runs and had two RBI against Wichita State in an 8-4 win.
Prep - Graduated from Valley Union High School in Elfrida, Ariz... Earned four letters in basketball and softball and three in volleyball and track... Was named first team all-region in both basketball and softball and region Player of the Year in both sports as well... Two-time High School Athlete of the Year... Received U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award... Graduated with a 4.0 GPA earning class valedictorian honors... Three-year member of National Honor Society and named to the school?s honor roll all four years.... Also earned U.S. Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award, U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award, President's Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement... Played ASA softball for the Tucson Roadrunners gold team.
Personal - Full name is Ryan Nichole Stukel... Born Feb. 7, 1980 in Silver City, New Mexico... Daughter of Marvin and Chris Stukel of Cochise, Ariz... Has an older sister Keri (22) and a younger brother Justin (17)... Double majoring in secondary education and health science... Plans on becoming a physical therapist... Selected Baylor because of its academic excellence.