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Jen Williams
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Jen Williams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Stillwater, Okla.

High School:
Stillwater

Height:
5-5

Position:
OF

Experience:
SR

B/T:
L/R


Honors
Second Team All-Big Ten, 2006

Lion Career

2007: Played 24 games, starting nine... hit a single and scored a run in victory over N.C. State (2/10)... had a single in only at-bat against Columbia (3/3)... recorded a sacrifice bunt against Bucknell (4/24).

2006: Second team All-Big Ten... started in 54 games... second on the team in batting with a .310 average... she had 54 hits with two doubles and a team-high two triples... had eight RBIs... a .345 slugging percentage... she scored 18 runs... her 14-for-18 on stolen base attempts led the team... 14 multiple-hit games... ended the season on a seven-game hitting streak... was second on the team to Meghan Wolfer with eight sacrifices (7 sacrifice bunts, one sacrifice fly)... drove in the game-winning RBI at Akron (4/19) on a single to left field in the top of the second inning, one of her season-high two RBIs on the day... also had the game-wi>nning RBI vs. Ohio State (5/7) with a single to centerfield in the top of the seventh inning in a 1-0 thriller... drove in runs in five other games: vs. UC-Santa Barbara (3/8), Longwood (3/10), Hawaii (3/11), Minnesota (4/15) and Pittsburgh (4/18)... went 3-for-3 against Illinois (4/9) in the second game of a doubleheader... had 13 other multiple-hit games with two hits each: vs. Drake (2/25), vs. Detroit Mercy (3/8), vs. Longwood (3/10), vs. Kent State (3/24), vs. East Carolina (2/25), vs. St. Francis (3/29, game one), at Indiana (4/2, game 1), vs. Illinois (4/9, game 1), vs. Minnesota (4/14), vs. Pittsburgh (4/18, game 1), at Akron (4/19), vs. Long Island (5/20) and at Hofstra (5/21)... combined for five hits in the Illinois doubleheader (4/9)... stole a season-high two bases vs. Missouri-Kansas City (2/24).

2005: Led Penn State in stolen bases with 18... started all 59 games in left field... drove in a sacrifice RBI against Tennessee-Chattanooga (3/11) in the bottom of the sixth to lift the Lions to a 9-4 victory... also had RBIs vs. Michigan State (3/6) in a 2-for-5 performance, St. Francis (3/30, game 1) and Texas A&M (5/22) in the NCAA Tournament... scored 32 runs on the season, including three against Eastern Kentucky (3/4)... tallied 11 sacrifice hits for the season, second highest for the Lions... smacked a season-high three hits against Eastern Kentucky (3/4 and 3/6) in both meetings at the Central Florida Tournament... went 2-for-4 vs. Maryland (2/19) in the Lions' first win of the season, scoring twice... Batted 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Penn State's game vs. Central Michigan (3/8)... went 2-for-2, adding two walks vs. Purdue (4/30), also scoring twice... put in a 2-for-4 performance, including hitting one of two doubles on the season, vs. Indiana (5/1), scoring twice.

2004: As a freshman, started 55 games for the Lions and led the team in hitting with a .357 average... started five games in left field, 12 in center field, four in right field and 28 as the designated player... the lead-off hitter, she led the Lions' stolen-base efforts, reaching safely on 34-of-38 attempts and was also at the top of the conference, helping her earn second team All-Big Ten recognition... her first career hit came vs. then-No. 2 Arizona (2/20)... also notched Penn State's only hit vs. Pacific (2/20) and recorded two hits vs. then-No. 1 UCLA (2/21) for a four-hit weekend at the Palm Springs Classic... with Leigh Murray, Williams was the only other multiple-hit Lion in the Palm Springs Classic... pieced together a three-game hit-streak, notching one each vs. then-No. 17 Oregon (2/27) and then-No. 23 Texas A&M (2/28), and tacking on two hits vs. Southern Mississippi in a 2-for-4 performance... broke up a no-hitter in the sixth inning vs. Oregon (2/29), knocking a pitch to right field and legging it out... logged a six-game hit-streak starting with a career-high three hits vs. Connecticut (3/6), driving in one run... continued with another hit vs. Rhode Island (3/7) to finish Seminole Challenge action... slapped two hits and tallied an RBI in the second match-up with Connecticut (3/8)... notched two hits and two RBIs in the game at Florida A&M (3/9)... slapped two hits each game in the doubleheader at Troy State to extend the streak to six games... the streak consisted of 10 hits and drove in four runs over a six-game period... had one hit in the Saint Louis game (3/13) and went 2-for-2 in the game vs. then-No. 19 Nebraska (3/13) at the Florida State Invitational... went 2-for-3 with a double vs. Binghamton (3/26), stealing a base and scoring a run that game...went 1-for-4 vs. NC State (3/26) and followed it up with a 1-for-2 performance the next day vs. Seton Hall (3/27)... continued her hit-streak with a 3-for-4 performance against Hoo's Who Tournament host Virginia (3/27)... continued her hit-streak with a 1-for-3 showing vs. in the second game vs. Seton Hall (3/28) and a 1-for-3 tally vs. Virginia (3/28)... batted 1-for-4 with an RBI in 2-1 win over Wisconsin (4/2)... hit twice, scored a run and earned an RBI against Wisconsin (4/3)... went 1-for-3 with two runs, a double and a walk against Minnesota (4/4, game two)... batted 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs, one double, and a stolen base versus St. Francis (4/7, game 1)... in game two, went 2-for-5 with two more runs and two RBIs, her fourth double on the year and two stolen bases.... had one hit and two runs against Michigan State (4/18, game 1) in Penn State's 6-1 win... had two hits and two runs scored in the second game of the doubleheader... went 1-for-3 against Akron (4/20, game 1), scoring two runs and walking once... also had two stolen bases in game one... in game two, had another stolen base and went 1-for-3...went 4-for-7 with a double against Iowa (4/23), her fifth of the year, in the 14-inning marathon... went 1-for-3 against Iowa (4/24) the next day... finished the weekend (4/23-4/25) with a team high .327 batting average... began a five-game hit-streak with a 2-for-4 performance at Syracuse (4/28, game 2)... went 2-for-4 (4/30) and 2-for-3 (5/1) at Indiana... went 1-for-3 in both games against Purdue (5/2)... hit a combined 7-for-8 in two games vs. Ohio State (5/8-9), stealing one base in the second meeting.

High School
Led her team to back-to-back regional championships and state semifinal games her junior and senior year... two-time offensive player of the year... two-time News Press softball player of the year... set a school record with a .459 batting average her senior year breaking her own old mark of .429.

Personal
Full name is Jennifer Marie Williams... daughter of Jack and Diane Williams... has an older sister Christie (22)... a Chicago Cubs fan, she is majoring in kinesiology... born on Nov. 22, 1984 in Stillwater, Okla.

Coach's Quote
"Jen has transitioned well into left field. She came up with some unbelievable catches at critical times for us. We firmly believe that even with the success she has had both offensively and defensively, the best is yet to come. She is an All Big-Ten player and we are excited to see her leave it all on the field during her senior campaign."

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