Liz Smith Vander Linden Athlete Profile

#4 Liz Smith Vander Linden

Liz Smith Vander Linden
Position: Outfielder Height: 5-1 Roster Years: 2000-2002 Hometown: Draper, UT

Personal

Parents are Alan and Gwen...has one younger brother...majoring in health science...married Nick Vander Linden.

Before BYU

Two-time MVP at Jordan High School...two-time first team all-region selection...second team all-region in 1995...Led team to Utah 5A State Championship, 1998...all-state player in1998

At Ricks College: All-America Third Team in 1999

Summary

A three-year letter winner and leader on the Cougar team. Played from 2000 through the end of the 2002 season. BYU's All-time stolen base leader with 35.

Stats

YEAR   AVG   AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB  OB%  SB-SBA
2000  .312  112  18  35   6   0   0    6   41  .366   5 .342    9-13
2001  .279  190  35  53   2   1   0   12   57  .300  14 .332   12-16
2002  .304  171  27  52   8   5   1   19   73  .427  16        14-17
TOTAL .296  473  80 140  16   6   1   37  171  .362  35        35-46


2000 | Sophomore Year

Had a team-high .312 batting average in 112 at-bats in 35 starts...had 35 hits, including six doubles and six RBI, while scoring 18 runs...second on the team with nine stolen bases...had a .977 fielding percentage, committing only one error.

2001 | Junior Year

Played in 58 games...hit .279 with 53 hits, two doubles, one triple, 12 RBI and 12 stolen bases while scoring 35 runs in 190 at-bats.

2002 | Senior Year

All-MWC Selection...Named to the MWC All-Tournament team...Hit a BYU game-high two triples against Utah State...named to the South Florida Speeline All-Tournament Team on Mar. 10...team captain...tied for second on the team in batting average with .304...led the team in triples (5) and stolen bases (14)