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Amberly Waits

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cleburne, Texas

High School:
Cleburne HS

Height:
5-6

Position:
SS

Experience:
3L

Bat/Throw:
L/R

Amberly Waits

2010: Named first team all-WAC ... Named LSWA Hitter of the Week once ... Named first team all-Louisiana by the LSWA ... Started 46 games at shortstop ... Recorded a .412 batting average with 56 hits in 136 at bats ... Totaled seven doubles, two triples and 10 home runs ... Registered 40 runs and 31 RBI ... Had 17 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games ... Ended her Louisiana Tech career as the career leader in batting average (.386), hits (262), triples (17), home runs (36), RBI (160), total bases (455), and slugging percentage (.671) ... Ended her career ranked third in runs scored (145), second in doubles (47) and 10th in stolen bases (51) ... Broke the Louisiana Tech career home run record with a solo shot in a 7-0 win over Grambling State April 13 ...

2009: Named Academic all-WAC ... Became the first LA Tech softball player to ever be named WAC Player of the Year ... Named first team all-WAC ... Named the state Hitter of the Year by the LSWA ... Named first team all-state by the LSWA ... Named to the NFCA All-West Region Team ... Named to the WAC all-tournament team ... 4-time LSWA Hitter of the Week ... WAC Hitter of the Week (April 20) ... Named to Baylor all-tournament team ... Started 55 games on the year ... Recorded a .488 batting average with 81 hits in 166 at bats ... Totaled 17 doubles, three triples and 17 home runs ... Recorded 41 runs and 62 RBI ... Registered a .934 slugging percentage and a .538 on-base percentage ... Had 155 total bases ... Had 28 multi-hit games and 20 multi-RBI games ... Set Louisiana Tech single season records with 81 hits, 17 home runs, 62 RBI, 155 total bases and her .488 batting average ... Won the WAC Triple Crown leading the league in average, home runs and RBI ... Set a Louisiana Tech record with home runs in four straight games (twice) during the season ... After only three seasons is already the program career leading in batting average (.380), RBI (129), triples (17), and total bases (358) ...

2008: Named Academic all-WAC ... Named first team all-state by the LSWA ... Named second team all-WAC ... Named WAC Hitter of the Week twice (March 3 and March 31) ... Named LSWA Hitter of the Week (March 3) ... Named to the UL-Monroe Mardi Gras Classic all-tournament team ... Named to the Mississippi State Bulldog Classic all-tournament team ... Started 65 games for Tech, making 64 starts at shortstop and one at designated player ... Recorded a .377 batting average, registering 75 hits in 199 at bats ... The 75 hits set a Louisiana Tech single season record ... Totaled 10 doubles, 10 triples and seven home runs ... The 10 triples was a Tech single season record and led the nation ... Scored 40 runs while driving home 41 ... Totaled 126 total bases, dismantling the old Tech record of 98 ... Was successful on 19 of 23 stolen base attempts ... Had 21 multi-hit games and a team-high 15 multi-RBI games ... Had a career-high three RBI twice, in a win over SFA (Feb. 29) and a win over New Mexico State (April 4) ...

2007: Started 59 games, including 58 at shortstop for Louisiana Tech ... Registered a .282 batting average with 50 hits in 177 at bats ... Led the team with 19 extra base hits, including 13 doubles, four triples and two home runs ... Led the Western Athletic Conference with the four triples ... Scored 24 runs while driving in 26 ... Had 77 total bases ... Was successful on 13-of-17 stolen base attempts ... Had 10 multi-hit games, including a career-high four hits against Alcorn State March 1 ... Had five multi-RBI games, including a career-high three against Alcorn State Feb. 10, Northwestern State Feb. 14 and Alcorn State March 1 ... Had a season-best five game hitting streak ...

High School: Lettered four years for coach Teri Rabe at Cleburne High School in Texas ... Played outfield and third base for the Lady Yellow Jackets ... Batted .434 as a senior with 10 doubles, five triples, four home runs and 17 stolen bases ... Helped lead Cleburne to the 2005 and 2006 District 6-4A title ... Led the Lady Yellow Jackets to the 2006 University Interscholastic League state semifinals ... Named first team all-district all four years ... Named to the All-Johnson County team all four years ... Named academic all-district all four years ... Named TGCA all-state as a junior and senior by the Texas Girls Coaches Association ... Named to the Fort Worth Star Telegram All-Region team as a senior ... Won the Cleburne team Hustle Award as a freshman and the Offensive MVP as a senior ... Also played basketball in high school ... Named all-district as a sophomore and junior ... Received the Cleburne High School Academic Excellence Award and was a member of the National Honor Society and Who's Who Among American High School Students ...

Personal: Full name is Amberly Michelle Waits ... Daughter of Mike and Stacey Waits ... Has one brother, Alex, and one sister, Allie ... Earned her bachelor's degree in marketing in November of 2009 ... Born May 13, 1988, in Cleburne, Texas.