Buckeyes rout Terps in game one, come from behind in game two
Buckeyes hit the road for first time in conference play
Ohio State scores 17 combined runs on 19 hits
Buckeyes will host Big Ten Tournament May 7-9, 2015
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2015 (Senior Season): Started all 52 games and hit .319 with 44 runs scored, second most in her career ... added 36 RBI, eight doubles and six home runs ... over the final 15 games of the season, batted .383, sixth best amongst regular starters ... against Big Ten competition, batted .329 with 21 runs scored and 16 RBI ... began the season by going 3-for-4 with a home runs and three RBI against Southern Illinois (2/6) ... had a hit in each of the Buckeyes' first nine games ... drove in a career-high five runs vs. Buffalo (2/15) ... 14 multi hit and nine multi RBI games, including four at Northwestern (4/26) and three at Maryland (3/29) ... played both center field and right field ... finished her career ranked second all-time in runs scored (166), third in hits (234), seventh in RBI (125), ninth in batting average (.340), ninth in doubles (36) and eighth in home runs (21) ... played in and started 215 games during her career.
2014 (Junior Season): First team All-Big Ten and second team All-NFCA All-Midwest Region ... started all 55 games in center field and led the Buckeyes in batting (.361) ... hit .405 in 23 Big Ten games with 15 runs scored and 12 RBI ... seventh in Big Ten-only batting average ... added 40 run scored, 28 RBI, six stolen bases, seven home runs and 10 doubles on the season ... named the College Sports Madness Big Ten Player of the Week after hitting .467 with four RBI, three home runs and a 1.200 slugging percentage in five wins vs. Penn State and Northwestern (4/23-4/27) ... had a 1.000 fielding percentage ... went 3-for-3 with a career-high five RBI in a 13-3 win over Massachusetts (3/8) ... tied for the team lead with 17 multi-hit games ... seven multi-RBI games ... hit .429 with three home runs and six RBI in the Buckeyes' final 15 games ... batted a team-best .429 with runners in scoring position ... went 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in a 6-0 victory over Ohio (4/9) ... has started all 163 games of her Buckeye career with a .347 average (eighth best all-time), 182 hits (15th best all-time) and 89 RBI (13th best all-time).
2013 (Sophomore Season): Started all 56 games ... second Team NFCA All-Midwest Region selection ... led the team in slugging percentage (.534), total bases (95), RBI (38) and stolen bases (17) ... was second on the team in batting average (.337), hits (60), walks (32) and home runs (seven) ... had 17 multi-hit and 10 multi-RBI games ... hit .449 with runners in scoring position (22-of-49) and .409 (18-of-44) with two outs ... finished 12th in the Big Ten in stolen bases ... went 3-for-4 with a season-high four RBI in an 8-2 win against Indiana (March 23) ... drove in four runs against Winthrop (Feb. 9) ... went 3-for-5 with three doubles against Minnesota (April 28) ... hit safely in 38 of the team's 56 games ... had three stolen bases to go along with two hits and three RBI against Maryland (March 9).
2012 (Freshman Season): Played and started in 52 games ... had the second-highest batting average on the team with an average of .343 ... had 62 hits on 181 at-bats, both team-highs ... scored 37 runs, third-most on the team ... had 23 RBI, fifth-most on the team ... earned six doubles ... hit a home run vs. Wright State (March 28), first home run of career ... had 17 games with multi-hits ... posted a 15-game hitting streak (March 16-April 4) ... slugged a .392 percentage ... had the third-highest on base percentage at .397 ... had 71 total bases, second-most on the team, including a career-high four bases vs. Tennessee State (March 16) and vs. Wright State (March 28) ... slugged .392 percentage ... was selected as an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Two-time MVP for the SPSL league champions at Bonney Lake High ... team captain for Coach Andrew Sage ... conference most valuable player ... two-time state champions in softball ... also the volleyball team captain.
Personal: An animal sciences major with plans of attending veterinary school after graduation ... daughter of Suzie and Bill Watkins ... has two older sisters, Ashlee and Cassidy ... enjoys hiking and horseback riding.
Buckeye Spotlight - Anna Kirk