ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2014)
BIG TEN DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR (2014)
27 starts in the outfield or as the designated hitter in 39 games played ... Batted .200 (12-for-60) with eight RBI ... Scored four runs ... Drove in a pair of runners twice: against Appalachian State and against Saint Francis (4/2) ... Hit a double versus Oregon State (2/7) ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient.
Saw action in 38 games, starting four, as a pinch runner and designated hitter ... Fifth on the team in runs scored with 17 ... Notched 16 runs as a pinch runner and stole six bases ... Registered her lone hit of the season vs. Texas Tech (2/16) ... Scored twice vs. Western Michigan (3/8) ... Tallied one run vs. Illinois (5/9) in the Big Ten Tournament ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten accolades.
Logged time in 39 games and started 15 contests in the outfield ... .207 average at the plate with six hits and three RBI ... Crossed the plate nine times while tying for second on the team with five stolen bases ... In twinbill against Ohio State (5/11), scoring two runs, notching an RBI and stealing a pair of bases while finishing 3-for-6.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Garnered Sunset League first team and Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2010 coached by Rob Weil ... Four-time academic scholar-athlete at Los Alamitos ... Named Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team honorable mention ... Earned four letters in softball ... Played for the Southern California Athletics 18U Gold team coached by Bruce Richardson ... Team won the 2010 and 2011 Premier ESPN Rise National Championship while placing fourth in the 2009 ASA National Championship ... As a member of the 14U American Athletics won the 2007 ASA National Championship.
Full name is Alicia June Walker ... Born July 28, 1993, in Los Alamitos, Calif. ... Parents are Tim and Julie Walker ... Has one brother, Ryan ... Majoring in health policy and administration with a minor in business administration ... Plans to work in a health organization.
WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because the university emphasizes the importance on athletics and academics and truly cares about their students accomplishing success."