SIU heading to middle series in nine-series MVC schedule
Salukis host SEMO on Tuesday at 5 p.m. and EIU on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
SIU host Redbirds for three-game series April 5-6
Orsburn breaks game open with grand slam to dead center
SIU vs. Murray State starts at 5 p.m. at Charlotte West Stadium
Updated Jan. 25, 2010
2009 / Junior
- Preseason All-Missouri Valley Conference
Appeared in all 46 games, starting 43...hit .230 going 26-for-113 with three doubles, three home runs and 15 RBI...drew a team-high 21 walks...hit the game-winning home run at Creighton (4/18)...hit a game-winning RBI single against North Carolina A&T (2/21)...drove in the game-winning run against Wichita State (4/4)...totaled six game-winning at-bats and scored four game-winning runs...moved into eighth place all-time for career stolen bases (35)...tied the single-game record for walks drawn with three against Illinois (3/6).
2008 / Sophomore
- Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week (Feb. 18)
Played in 53 games and made 51 starts as a sophomore...batted third on the team with a .290 average (38-for-131)...posted seven doubles, a triple, three home runs and 24 RBI...ranked second in the MVC and first on the team with 12 stolen bases (12-for-15)...was second in the MVC and first on the team with three sacrifice flys and 14 sac bunts...moved into seventh place all-time for career home runs (17)...had a .983 fielding percentage with four outfield assists...batted .308 (16-for-52) with runners in scoring position...recorded nine multiple hit and four multiple RBI games...went 9-for-17 (.529) with five RBI, two doubles, a triple and seven runs during a career-long six-game hit streak to start the season...tied a career-best with three hits against Minnesota (2/9)...set a career-high with two stolen bases against Jacksonville (2/9)...went 2-for-3 with three RBI, two runs, a home run and walk against Eastern Kentucky (3/6)...hit 2-for-5 with two runs, two walks, a double and stolen base in a doubleheader against Illinois (4/30).
2007 / Freshman
Played in and started 56 games in a very successful freshman campaign for SIU...posted a .272 batting average, going 46-for-158 at the plate with seven doubles and 34 RBI...led the team and ranked sixth in the MVC in home runs with 14...tied the single-season record for home runs...recorded a team-high slugging percentage of .582...stole 13 bases on 14 attempts...recorded a 1.000 fielding percentage with 61 put outs and no errors on the season...posted the second-most total bases on the team with 92...scored 34 runs with five game-winners...hit her first collegiate home run against UNC-Greensboro at the Jacksonville Tournament (2/10)...tied SIU's record for single-game home runs three times with two in games against LSU (2/18), Florida A&M (3/9) and Northern Iowa (4/21)...named to the Florida State Invitational All-Tournament Team (3/12)...named MVC Player of the Week (3/12).
Alton High School
All-region and All-Southwestern Conference selections in each of her four years...named first-team All-State as a junior and senior...St. Louis Post-Dispatch Player of the Year as a senior...Belleville News-Democrat Player of the Year as a junior and senior...three-time Alton Telegraph Player of the Year selection...also played for the St. Louis Chaos summer team.
Full name is Katie Elizabeth Wilson...is an elementary education major...carries a 3.33 GPA...has two brothers, Brett and Jake...daughter of Lonnie Wilson and the late Nancy Wilson...born Sept. 1, 1987 in Alton, Ill.