Kate Walker Athlete Profile

#5 Kate Walker

Kate Walker
Positions: Shortstop, Second Base Height: 5-7 Roster Years: 2002-2004 Hometown: Sandy, UT

Personal

Parents are Lee and Barbara ... husband is LaVon Walker ... has three sisters: Kim, Kris, and Kelly ... majoring in Fitness and Wellness Management...played for coach Vaughn Alvey at Alta High School and noted him as her most influential person in her playing career by his saying "you gotta do it for more than yourself"

Before BYU

Transfer from the University of Oregon...Region 3 MVP 1999, 2000...5A All-Star Team 2000...Softball Gatorade Player of the Year 1999...Utah High School Heisman Award Finalist 1999...Four-year All-State 1996-2000...Academic All-State 2000...State Champions 1999, 2000...Taco Time Player of the Week 1999...Had opportunity to try-out for the Olympics in 1998...U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award 2000

AT OREGON: Started in every game as a freshman in the PAC-10...had a strong .914 fielding percentage and nailed four home runs

Summary

A player with great leadership, especially defensively for the Cougars. Plays both the shortstop and 2B positions and is considered one of the best defensive players on the team.

Stats

YEAR   AVG   AB   R   H  2B  3B   HR  RBI    TB   SLG%   BB   OB%
2001  .188  165  18  31   2   1    4   13    47  .284    19
2002  .225  151  19  34   3   0    4   16    49  .325    16  .314
2003  .247  146  21  36   8   2    3   25    57  .390    12  .302
2004  .326  129  24  42   5   2    7   27    72  .558    14  .400
TOTAL .247  591  82 143  18   5   18   81   225  .390    61

2002 | Sophomore Year

MWC Academic All-Conference selection...started in 51 games...led the team with 150 assists and posted a strong .920 fielding percentage...tallied 34 hits and 16 RBI...Cougar Club Scholar Athlete award.

2003 | Junior Year

Started and played in 52 games...tallied 36 hits and 25 RBI...tied for team lead with 116 assists...recorded a .925 fielding percentage...Cougar Club Scholar Athlete award...Academic All-Conference.

2004 | Senior Year

Started in 50 games this season at second base...posted a .326 batting average...scored 24 runs and knocked in 27 RBI...tallied 42 hits with five doubles, two triples and seven home runs...defensively notched a .955 fielding percentage with 120 putouts and 92 assists...helped BYU set a new season record with 19 double plays turned...ranked second in the MWC in fielding double plays...voted team Most Valuable Player.