SIU to host Senior Day on Saturday at conclusion of second game
Salukis take on league-leading Wichita State April 26-27
Salukis go for season sweep of UE in Evansville Tuesday, return home to host UT-Martin on Thursday
SIU hosts Evansville for doubleheader on Wednesday starting at 3 p.m. at Charlotte West Stadium
SIU heading to middle series in nine-series MVC schedule
Updated Jan. 25, 2010
2009 / Junior
- Preseason All-Missouri Valley Conference
- MVC Scholar Athlete Honorable Mention
- All-MVC - Second Team
- Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division 1 All-Mideast Region - First Team Started and played in all 46 games...led the team and ranked fourth in the MVC with a .375 batting average...went 51-136 from the plate...tallied nine doubles, four home runs and a team-high 35 RBI...ranked fifth in the conference in RBI...recorded a season-high four RBI at home against Bradley (4/26)...had a team-high .452 on-base percentage...second on the team with 16 walks...recorded a hit in all four games of the Cathedral City Kickoff helping the Salukis to a 4-0 start to the season...had a six-game hit streak in the final six games of the regular season going 9-for-21 from the plate and driving in nine runs...hit a game-winning grand slam against Bradley (4/25)...went a combined 5-for-7 and drove in six runs in two games against Saint Louis (4/22)...went 10-for10 on steal attempts.
2008 / Sophomore
- Preseason All-Missouri Valley Conference
Started and played in all 54 games...hit .278 (45-for-162) with nine doubles, three home runs and 26 RBI...tied for the team-high with 19 walks...had a .355 on-base percentage...posted a .969 fielding percentage...set a career-high with six RBI against Fordham (2/15)...had 20 hits with five doubles in MVC play...hit .319 (23-for-72) with runners on base, 4-for-7 (.571) with the bases loaded, and .390 (16-for-41) with runners in scoring position...tallied 12 multiple hit and six multiple RBI games...had a season-long four game hit streak...tied a career-high with three hits against Fordham (2/15), Indiana State (4/5) and Evansville (4/16)...tied a career-best with three runs against Fordham (2/15) and UT-Martin (2/23)...went 3-for-5 with six RBI, three runs and a home run against Fordham (2/15)...started the season with a four-game hit streak and went 7-for-18 (.389) with two doubles, a home run and four runs at the Jacksonville Tournament (2/8-2/10)...hit 5-for-11 (.455) with three doubles, two RBI, and two runs in three games against Evansville (4/9, 4/16).
2007 / Freshman
- All-Great Lakes Region - First Team
- All-MVC - First Team
Played in all 57 of SIU's games...led the team and ranked sixth in the MVC with a .358 batting average...went 63-for-176 at the plate...ranked fourth in the MVC and tied for third all-time at SIU for single-season hits with 63...led the team, tied for fourth in the MVC, and tied for fourth all-time at SIU for single-season doubles with 13...ranked eighth in the MVC with 98 total bases...scored 34 runs with 10 game-winners...hit a walk-off game-winning home run in the bottom of the 10th against Evansville (4/10)...held a 14-game hitting streak, beginning March 13 and lasting through April 15...hit her first collegiate home run on Feb. 16 against Indiana and her first collegiate grand slam on March 9 against Western Illinois...hit her first-career postseason home run in the bottom of the first against Mississippi Valley State in the NCAA Regional Tournament (5/19).
McCutcheon High School
A four-time all-conference honoree at McCutcheon where she played alongside former Saluki Tiffanie Dismore in 2003 and 2004...twice named to the All-State second team...named team MVP as a freshman, sophomore and senior...led the team to a state runner-up finish as a junior...also played for the Magic Gold and Southern Force summer teams, advancing to nationals twice.
Full name is Alicia Renee Garza...is a dietetics major...carries a 3.2 GPA...has one sister, Kristen...daughter of Daniel and Brenda Garza...born on June 10, 1987 in Lafayette, Ind.
|Friday, Feb 12|
|Softball||Hammond, La.||11:00 AM|
|Softball||Hammond, La.||1:00 PM|
|Saturday, Feb 13|
|Softball||Hammond, La.||12:00 PM|
|Softball||Hammond, La.||2:30 PM|
|Sunday, Feb 14|
|Softball||Hammond, La.||10:00 AM|
|Friday, Feb 19|
|Softball||Fort Myers, Fla.||8:00 AM|
|Softball||Fort Myers, Fla.||12:30 PM|
|Saturday, Feb 20|
|Softball||Fort Myers, Fla.||11:15 AM|
|Sunday, Feb 21|
|Softball||Fort Myers, Fla.||10:15 AM|
|Friday, Feb 26|
|Softball||DeLand, Fla.||11:15 AM|