Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#5 Hallie Wilson
Position: Utility
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Santa Ana, Calif.
High School: Foothill H.S.
Experience: 3 Letters

2014: A first-team NFCA All-America selection … Became Arizona’s 30th player to receive first-team NFCA All-America honors … Started all 60 games at first base and in the leadoff spot … Hit .414, second best on the team and fifth best in the Pac-12 … Named first-team NFCA all-west region … A first-team all-Pac-12 honoree … Named one of 25 finalists for USA Softball Player of the Year … Greatly increased her power numbers; entered the season with nine career home runs in 374 career at-bats and hit 17 homers in 2014 in 174 at-bats … Increased her slugging percentage by .240 points (slugged .799 in 2014 after slugging .559 in 2013) … Led the country with 73 runs scored … Set career bests in nearly every offensive category: batting average (.414), hits (72), runs scored (73), triples (3), home runs (17), RBI (62), total bases (139), slugging percentage (.799), walks (44), HBP (5) on-base percentage (.535) and stolen bases (5) … Ranked second in the Pac-12 in slugging percentage (.799) and on-base percentage (.535), which ranked 17th and 14th in the country, respectively … Drove in 62 runs on the season, all out of the leadoff spot, 18th most in the NCAA and tied for second most in the conference … Notched 72 hits, fourth in the conference … Her 17 home runs ranked third in the Pac-12 and 23rd in the country … Led the Pac-12 with 139 total bases … Drew 44 walks, third most in the conference, 25th most in the nation and seventh-most in Arizona history … Struck out just 11 times on the season, fewest among UA starters, despite leading the team in plate appearances … Led the team with nine three-plus hit games … Had multiple hits in 21 of Arizona’s 60 games … Had multi-RBI outings 17 times, including one five-RBI contest (New Mexico State, 4/23-1) and one six-RBI performance (LSU, 5/17) … Had a season-long hitting streak of 15 games from 3/29-5/2, the longest hitting streak since Brittany Lastrapes’ 15-gamer in 2010 … Ended the season on a five-game hitting streak … Tied a team-best with a 22-game reached-base streak (3/17-5/4) … Was named Pac-12 Player of the Week (4/21-4/27) when she hit five home runs and batted .533 in series against New Mexico State and Utah … Earned Pac-12 Player of the Week (3/3-3/9) when she batted .650 (13-for-20) with seven extra-base hits on the week; in her 20 at-bats, Wilson knocked three triples, including one in a 3-for-3 performance against Ball State in which she was a home run short of hitting for the cycle … Named all-Pac-12 in each of her first three seasons at Arizona (freshman – 2nd team, sophomore – 1st team, junior – 1st team) … In her final 86 at-bats of the season, hit .454 with 14 home runs, 38 RBI and a .977 slugging percentage … Already five walks away from breaking into the career top 10 … Tucson Regional: Went 7-for-11 with three home runs and nine RBI … Went 1-for-4 with a run scored vs. Boston University (5/17) … Hit two three-run home runs (including one inside-the-park) while going 3-for-4 vs. LSU (5/17), a game in which she appeared on SportCenter’s Top 10 plays twice; her inside-the-park home run was fifth and her spin-tag-and-throw as a part of a game-ending 5-3-6 double play was second … Was walked four times vs. LSU (5/18-1) … Went 3-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored vs. LSU (5/18-2) … Lafayette Super Regional: Had a hit in each game in five total at-bats … Hit a leadoff home run in game one and drew two walks … Was 1-for-3 in game two.


2013: A first-team NFCA all-West Region selection … Named to the all-Pac-12 first team … Selected to the 50-player preseason USA Softball Player of the Year Watchlist … Led the team in batting average (.372) for the second consecutive season, becoming the first Wildcat to lead the team in batting average her first two seasons since Brittany Lastrapes did so in 2008 and 2009 … Her .372 batting average ranked seventh in the Pac-12 … Got on base at a .476 clip, fifth highest in the conference … Her 70 hits were the seventh most in the league … Drew 34 walks, tied for seventh most in the Pac-12 … Led the team, or was tied for the team lead, in batting average (.372), on-base percentage (.476), hits (70), doubles (12), triples (1) and walks (34) … More than tripled her home run output from a season ago (7 in 2013, 2 in 2012), helping her improve her slugging percentage by 118 points (.441 in 2012, .559 in 2013) … Her 12 doubles give her 24 for her career, putting her on pace to crack the Arizona career top 10 in two-baggers … Drove in 24 runs in 188 at-bats on the season … Possessed a fielding percentage of .982 playing first base and all three outfield positions … Spent the majority of her time in the leadoff spot (46 games), but also spent time in the two-hole (8 games) and the three-spot (5 games) … Started 42 games at first base, 13 games in left field, two in center and two in right … Had 23 multi-hit games to lead the team, including a 3-for-4 outing against Washington (3/25) … Led the team with a .354 average in conference play … Blasted more than half of her homers (4-of-7) and drove in half of her runs (12-of-24) during Pac-12 play … Her 29 conference hits ranked third in the league while her OBP of .459 was ninth highest in the conference … Enjoyed the team’s longest hitting streak of the season when she hit in 13 consecutive contests (2/21-3/14), a streak in which she batted .487 (18-for-37) with a pair of homers … Recorded multiple hits in seven games in an eight game stretch (4/2-4/12), including a stretch of five-straight two-hit games … Reached base in each of Arizona’s final 12 games onf the season … During Arizona’s final six victories of the season, had a walkoff or game-tying hit in the seventh in three of them … With the team trailing by a run and down to its final out in the 10th inning against No. 18 UCLA, blasted a three-run walkoff homer to down the Bruins 8-6 (4/18) … With two out in a tie game in the seventh inning, singled through the right side to beat third-ranked ASU 10-9 to complete an eight-run comeback (5/3) … In an elimination game in the College Station Regional, UA trailed Penn by a run in the seventh inning down to its final out of the season before Wilson singled up the middle to tie the game, a game which Arizona would eventually win in extras … College Station Regional: Had a pair of hits in each of the final two games of the season, including the aforementioned game-tying knock against Penn (5/18) … Scored a run against Baylor (5/18) … Recorded an outfield assist against Baylor (5/17).

2012: Named Pac-12 all-Freshman as well as second-team all-conference … Led the team in batting average at .346 to become the first freshman to lead Arizona in batting average since Brittany Lastrapes did so in 2008 at .364 ... Started 56 games, the first 51 games in the leadoff spot and the final five games of the season in the two-hole ... Started 53 games in center, two games in right and one game at first base ... Led the team with 65 hits on the season ... Scored 39 runs on the campaign, second most on the squad ... Doubled 12 times, two off the team lead ... Collected the fourth most bases on the team with 83 ... Drew 23 walks, fourth most on the squad ... Reached base in 20 straight games from 3/25-4/29, the longest streak on the team ... Blasted two home runs on the season ... Drove in 28 runs ... Was perfect in 52 defensive chances including four outfield assists, best on the squad ... Tied a team-best with 18 multi-hit games including a 4-for-4 performance against New Mexico State (3/21) ... Went 2-for-4 with four RBI against Southern Utah (2/18), one of her seven multi-RBI contests ... Hit in eight consecutive contests (3/2-3/23), third longest hitting streak on the team ... Hit eight doubles in the first nine games of the season and just four in the final 46 games … Collected a hit in each of her first six games as a Wildcat … Hit her second home run of the season, part of her four hits against Washington. The freshman drove in a pair of runs while batting .444 against the No. 4 team in the country … Went 5-for-11 (.455) with four RBI against Oregon ... Tucson Regional: Had a pair of hits in each of the final two games of the regional ... Drove in two runs against Notre Dame (5/20) ... Batted 4-for-12 (.333) with a  pair of RBI and a run scored in the round ... Norman Super Regional: Recorded one hit in the round ... Played first base for the first time all season in game two to fill in for an injured Jessica Spigner ... Had five putouts in game two at first base and one in game one as the centerfielder.

High School: A member of the 2010-11 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team … Cited as first team All-American in 2009 by NFCA and EA Sports … A gold medalist at the 2010 Pan American Championship … Earned four letters under Vince Brown at Foothill High School in North Tustin, Calif., the same high school as former Wildcat great Caitlin Lowe … 2011 Second Team all-league selectee … Voted first team all-league and -county in 2010 … Cited as 2009 Player of the Year by the Orange County Registrar … MVP of the Seaview League in 2009, in which she was voted MVP … Named Foothill Lady Knight of the Year in 2009 … In addition to her All-America status in 2009, was voted first team all-state, -CIF, -Los Angeles and Orange County … Placed on Orange County all-freshman team, all-city team and second team all-Seaview League team in 2008 … Won Foothill Offensive MVP as a freshman … Holds career records at her high school for on-base percentage (.519), home runs (17), slugging percentage (.691), walks (47), hit-by-pitch (16) and runs scored (121) … Had a career batting average of .440, just 27 points behind Caitlin Lowe for the Foothill career batting average … In addition to Lowe, Foothill High School produced former Arizona stars Lauren Bauer, Autumn Champion, Michelle Churnock and Courtney Fossatti … Chose Arizona over UCLA and Oklahoma because “I want to be a part of the legacy that Arizona softball has.”

Personal: Born Hallie Alexandra Wilson in August, 1993 to Jim and Susan Wilson … Has one sister, Emilie (21) … In her free time, enjoys reading and going to the beach … Intended major is undecided.

Career Honors:


NFCA All-American (First Team)

NFCA All-West Region (First Team)

All-Pac-12 (First Team)

Pac-12 Player of the Week (4/21-4/27)

USA Softball Player of the Year Finalist (25 players)

Pac-12 Player of the Week (3/3-3/9)

USA Softball Player of the Year Watchlist (50 Players)


NFCA All-West Region (First Team)

All-Pac-12 (First Team)

USA Softball Player of the Year Watchlist (50 players)

All-Pac-12 (Second Team)

Pac-12 All-Freshman