Head Coach Michelle Gardner and sophomore Jenna Abraham join Jeremy Gray for a look at the first two weeks of the season.
SOPHOMORE YEAR (2012)
Played in 46 games and was in the starting lineup each time ... hit .301 with seven home runs and 20 RBI ... also smacked nine doubles ... scored 32 runs to tie for the team lead ... was one of three players to post a slugging percentage of .500 or better (.507) ... drew 17 walks to help her .377 on-base percentage ... credited with four outfield assists ... had 12 multi-hit games, the second-most on the team ... in the season-opener against UIC, she went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in addition to a game-saving catch in left field for the final out of the game ... clubbed a two-run home run against New Mexico State in the second game of the season ... picked up two more hits and an RBI against Saint Mary's ... hit her third home run of the season against BYU as she had two hits and three runs scored against the Cougars ... had a triple against Utah State ... racked up two hits against Bradley, No. 10 Stanford and Southern Miss ... hit her fourth home run of the year against East Carolina ... drove in a pair of runs on her fifth home run of the season at the Hoosier Classic against Central Michigan ... laced a pair of doubles in the series finale against Michigan ... picked up two RBI in game two against Purdue, helping the Hoosiers to a doubleheader sweep of the Boilermakers ... hit her sixth home run of the year in the second game of a doubleheader against Northwestern ... followed that up with her seventh home run of the year the next time out against Louisville ... named Academic All-Big Ten.
FRESHMAN YEAR (2011)
Named Third Team All-Big Ten as a outfielder
Received the team's Freshman of the Year Award
Played in 43 games and made 36 starts ... 29 starts came in left field, six starts were in right field and one start was as the designated player ... finished with a .264 overall batting average but saw that climb to .346 in Big Ten games ... posted five doubles, a triple and two home runs to go with 11 RBI ... had a six-game hit streak from April 24 through May 7, where she hit .500 (10-for-20) with a double, triple and home run and score four runs ... hit a three-run home run against Cal Poly for her first collegiate hit, and scored two runs ... registered two hits against Texas Tech ... in addition to a pair of hits, she had two stolen bases against South Florida ... blasted a two-run double against Cal State Fullerton ... laced an RBI single against Chattanooga ... scored one run and hit two doubles against #3 Michigan ... logged her first career three-hit game against Wisconsin ... hit her second home run of the season, a solo blast, at Michigan State to start her six-game hit streak ... was 2-for-3 in the first game against Illinois with a triple ... picked up two more hits in game two against the Fighting Illini ... was 1-for-3 against Iowa with a run scored ... accumulated two more hits in game two against Iowa ... smacked a double in the first game at Northwestern ... drilled a double down the right field line in the seventh inning against DePaul in the first game of the NCAA Regional in Columbia, Mo.
Abraham is a four-year letterwinner for head coach Dave Cook at Hamilton Southeastern High School ... played the outfield as well as second base ... as a senior, she led HSE to their second consecutive state championship ... she led her high school team to a 31-0 record and a No. 22 national ranking as a junior ... also led HSE to conference, sectional, regional and state championships ... she was named First Team all-conference and First Team All-Hamilton County as she hit .425 on the year ... also extremely accomplished in competitive cheerleading, where she earned four varsity letters and a pair of state championships ... was an All-American and All-State honoree as well ... the daughter of Steve and Marcie Abraham ... has two brothers, Jonathan and Thomas, and one sister, Mandi Thomasson ... is majoring in Community Health.