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Crystal Farley
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: May 16, 2005
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Arizona This Year: Farley is expected to move to first base for her senior year, where coach Mike Candrea has successfully used a number of left handed players during his tenure, but also offers stability as an outfielder...


2005: Committed just two errors in 243 chances during the regular season for a .992 fielding percentage ... Enters postseason play with a modest three-game hit streak ... Had her first multi-hit game in 17 contests when she went two-for-three in a win over ASU ... Three-for-three with three RBI and a double in March 14 win over Long Island at Kia Klassic ... Went a perfect three-for-three with two runs scored in a win over Birmingham Southern on Feb. 25 ... Opened the season with a seven-game hitting streak, before having it snapped in the second game of a doubleheader against Hawaii.  Batted .500 in the first seven games ... Began the season hitting .500 with four sacrifice hits in UA's five games of the Arizona Pepsi Classic.


2004: Farley started 38 games for the Cats, mostly in right field, with three in left and three as the designated player... Hit .333, with 33 hits in 99 at-bats... Great job in the swing spot, ninth in the order... Scored 28 runs and drove in nine... Went seven-for-10 in stolen bases... Hit one home run on Feb. 17 versus Boston University, at the Palm Springs Classic... Ranked among team leaders in Pac-10 batting average with a mark of .317... Went 13-for-40 with 10 runs scored in league games.


2003: Started 55 games on the year, mostly in center ... Had the fourth-best average on the team at .356, scoring 29 runs on 52 hits... Drove in 20 runs and hit two out of the park versus New Mexico State on Feb. 20 and Washington on May 10... Stole three bases and made 33 putouts while earning a .946 fielding percentage... Had the second-best average among the Cats during the NCAA Tournament, hitting .478 with 11 hits, three runs, and two RBI... Made five putouts and maintained a 1.000 fielding percentage in the tournament.


2002: Started 60 games in center as a true freshman... Proved a good setup player as a left handed slap bunter in the nine-hole... Top five on the team in Pac-10 play with a .255 average... Hit .304 leading off innings... Made only two errors in 40 chances... Flawless fielder in Pac-10 play... Went 3-for-3 against Louisiana-Lafayette in March... Had one of the Cats’ five triples on the season versus Oregon.


High School: Lompoc High School, Lompoc, Calif., 2001... Earned four letters in cross country, three in basketball, and four in softball... Received the Scholar-Athlete Award... League MVP for softball... All-cross-country and softball award... League MVP for cross country... All-area MVP for softball.


Personal:  Academic major is sociology... Wants to be a high school counselor... Daughter of Randy and Cindy Farley... Father is a vehicle maintenance officer with the Air Force... Mother is self-employed... One brother, Craig, 24... Full name is Crystal Janean Farley.