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Julie Owen
Julie  Owen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Goodrich, Mich.

High School:
Goodrich

Height:
5-4

Position:
2B

B/T:
R/R


Career Highlights
^ Three-time All-Summit League honoree (1-1st team, 2-2nd team)
^ Two-time captain
^ All-time record holder in hit-by-pitch (55), second most in NCAA history
^ Ranks second in SLG % (.477), OB % (.425), runs scored (102), hits (169), doubles (31), total bases (154)
^ Finished third in home runs (14), fourth in batting avg. (.318) and walks (46), and fifth in RBI (64)
^ Ended her career seventh in games played (198), games started (194) and at-bats (532)
^ Graduated in May 2009 with her degree in psychology

Academic Achievements
^ Three-time Academic All-Summit League selection (2006, '08-09)
^ Commissioner's List of Excellence for Academics
^ Vice President of Student-Athlete Advisory Council for special events
^ Three-time Class President in high school

2009
^ Named to All-Summit League first team
^ Elected team captain
^ Started in all 51 games played, 37 at second base
^ Broke Summit League record with 27 HBP, fourth most in NCAA history
^ Reached base safely in 43 of 51 games played, including her last eight games
^ Led The Summit League with a school record .544 on-base percentage
^ Became just the second OU player in school history to end the year with a .400 or better batting average, finishing at .408, tops in the league
^ Drove in 29 runs, third best in school history
^ Ranked second in conference with .631 slugging percentage, third highest in Oakland history
^ Led the nation in HBP per game (0.53), ranked 10th in on-base percentage and 37th in batting average
^ Broke single-game school record with three HBP at No. 12 Ohio State (4/26) and at South Dakota State (5/2)
^ Hit her first-ever grand slam at Georgia Southern (2/22), driving in a career-best five runs
^ Went 3-for-3 at Savannah State (2/23), with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored
^ Named Summit League Offensive Player of the Week (3/2) after her efforts in Georgia
^ Ended the season on a six-game hitting streak

2008
^ Tabbed All-Summit League second team
^ Team captain
^ Started in all 43 games played, 35 at second base
^ Finished ninth in The Summit League with a .404 on-base percentage
^ Ranked second on the team with 18 runs scored
^ Batted .315 in league games only
^ Broke the single-season school record with 13 HBP, 11th in the nation
^ Went 2-for-3, with one home run against The Summit League Pitcher of the Year Allison Bakke from North Dakota State (4/11)
^ Finished 2-for-3, with one run scored and one RBI versus South Dakota State (4/18)

2007
^ Elected to the All-Summit League second team
^ Started in all 50 games she played in, 41 at shortstop
^ Finished among the league leaders in runs, home runs, triples, total bases and slugging despite missing the final seven games with a broken collar bone
^ Smashed seven home runs, third most for any single season at Oakland
^ Tallied nine multiple-hit games
^ Went 2-for-3 versus Austin Peay (2/23), with a home run and a pair of runs scored
^ Posted back-to-back 2-for-4 games at No. 21 Georgia Tech (2/27) and Austin Peay (3/2)
^ Had a triple and home run versus Wright State (3/11), driving in two runs
^ Connected on a three-run home run at Western Illinois (4/13) to lead an OU comeback win, finishing 3-for-4 with four RBIs
^ Went 3-for-5 in a doubleheader sweep of Centenary (4/21), swatting a home run and two doubles to drive in five and score three more

2006
^ Started in 50 of 54 games played in, 38 at shortstop and 12 at second base
^ Ranked third on the team in on-base percentage (.379) and fourth in batting average (.289)
^ Led the squad with nine HBP
^ Had three steals in five attempts
^ Tallied seven doubles, one triple, one home run and drove in 10 runs
^ Had a season-high seven-game hitting streak in April
^ 3-for-3 with a run against Kennesaw State (3/5)
^ Went 4-for-7 with a double and triple in a doubleheader sweep of Saginaw Valley State (4/19) driving in one and scoring twice
^ Banged out three doubles and a home run as part of a 5-for-6 day in two games at UMKC (4/22), driving in three and scoring three times

High School
^ Three-year letterwinner under coach Rick Bescoe
^ Two-time all-state and all-league first team selection
^ Batted .481 as a senior with 37 RBIs and 33 stolen bases
^ Drove in 32 runs and posted a .398 batting average as a junior
^ Two-time captain
^ Garnered honorable mention all-state honors as a sophomore with a .468 batting and 33 RBIs
^ Also lettered in volleyball for three seasons and basketball for two

Summer Ball
^ Helped lead Team USA for Athletes for Action to a silver medal over in Australia in 2008
^ Played travel ball for Compuware in Detroit
^ Guided team to third-place finish at ASA Nationals

Personal
Full Name: Julie Marie Owen
Birthdate: April 6, 1987
Parents: Phil and Ann Owen
^ Father played college basketball and golf at Spring Arbor College
^ Cousin Kelly Robbins won eight times on LPGA Tour and attended Tulsa

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