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#15 Karissa Buchanan
Position: Outfield
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
High School: Sabino
Experience: 2 Letters

General: Fast slapper and very consistent performer ... An on-base specialist who has helped bring production to the bottom of the order ... The team's fastest player ... Uses her speed to help make difficult plays defensively, turning her into quite an asset as a corner outfielder.

2011: Started all 61 games in right field ... Spent most of the season with a batting average better than .400 including its midseason peak at .425 before finishing the season at .398 ... Had a hit in 51 of Arizona's 61 games ... Ended the season on a team-long eight game hitting streak ... Recorded the team's longest hitting streak of the season, a 12-game spread (3/12-3/27) ... Reached base in 56 of the 61 total games ... Was Arizona's most active player on the base-paths, swiping 12 steals in 14 tries ... Finished one point behind Brittany Lastrapes and Lauren Schutzler for highest batting average ... Reached base .467 percent of the time, third best on the team ... Nabbed 70 base hits, 65 of which were singles ... Doubled her previous career total in RBI, driving in 22 runs, a high number for a slapper ... Made four defensive assists from right field ... Tucson Regional: Hit safely and recorded an RBI in each of the three games including a 3-for-3 game with two RBI and two runs scored vs. Texas Tech ... Tucson Super Regional: Registered a hit in each game vs. Oklahoma.

2010: One of the most creative short-game players in all of softball ... Started 57 games in right field and appeared in two more as a sub ... Batted .436 in conference play, the second-best figure in the league ... Finished second on the team with a .405 batting average despite struggling through the first two months of the season ... Saw her batting average rise .142 points during conference play ... Had 14 of her 15 multi hit games after the start of conference play ... 51 of her 53 hits were singles (two doubles) ... Went 2-for-2 with two RBI and a run scored against Oregon State on April 23 ... The slap-hitter was a part of the offensive lineup for 53 games, all in the nine hole ... Went from one of Arizona's easiest outs to one of the biggest pains in the side of opponents ... More than doubled her hits from a year ago while reducing her strike outs in 37 more at bats ... Stole four bases in five attempts ... Closed the season 21 for her last 40 at bats ... Tucson Regional: Hit safely in all three games while scoring two runs for the Cats ... Went 3-for-4 in the first game vs. Hofstra ... In the final game of the regional vs. Hoftsra, started what would be a six-run, game winning, rally in the 12th inning with a lead-off single ... Tucson Super Regional: Was held hitless for two consecutive games for the first time since ASU on April 1 and 2 ... WCWS: Was named to All-WCWS Team after hitting safely in all seven games ... Went 12-for-21 (.571) at the dish in the series against some of the best pitchers in the game ... Hit a two-run double in Arizona's second game vs. Tennessee where she also scored a run while going 3-for-3 ... Scored five total runs in the series ... Will carry her seven game hit-streak into next season.

2009: Started 38 games in right field ... Was an honorable mention Pac-10 All Freshman team selection ... The speedy slapper provided some getup along the base paths, leading the team with eight stolen bases ... Had a season-high four at-bats at Oregon on May 7 ... Scored two runs on three occasions, including during a postseason game against Louisville ... Scattered two hits in four games ... Drew nine walks from the nine-hole spot in the lineup which, more often than not, led to a run ... Louisville, Ky. Regional: Had one hit against Louisville, but scored two runs ... Was hit by a pitch against Purdue in the Regional championship game ... Palo Alto, Calif. Super Regional: Tallied a hit and run in the first elimination game, then hit safely in deciding game three ... WCWS: Held hitless in two games.

High School: Sabino High School, Tucson, Ariz., 2008 ... Played four years of varsity softball under Galen Paton ... 2006 second team NFCA All-American ... First team all-state sophomore through senior years, second team in her freshman campaign ... First team all-city and 4A Southern Arizona region first team for four consecutive high school years ... 4A state champions in her freshman season of 2005 ... Played seven years of travel ball with Desert Thuder, where she was named DT's player of the year in 2005 and placed third in the 2008 ASA Gold 18-under championship ... Also played a year for the Hotshots Gold ... Four-year member of the honor roll.

Personal: Academic major is nursing ... Daugther of Michael and Kimberli Buchanan ... Father is a PV Healthcare Computer Programmer ... Mother is a registered nurse ... Has two brothers, Jordan and Colton...Lists hanging out with family and friends as her hobbies ... Decided to attend UA because she "wants to graduate with a college degree and have a memorable four years of superb education, close friendship, teamwork, and hopefully experience a national championship"... Born Karissa Lynne Buchanan.

Career Stats:
Year	Avg	GP	GS	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	SLG%	BB	HBP	SO	GDP	OB%	SF	SH	SB	ATT	PO	A	E	FLD%
2009	.266	54	38	94	20	25	2	0	0	6	27	.287	9	3	21	0	.349	0	3	8	12	30	1	2	.939
2010	.405	55	53	121	28	49	2	0	0	5	51	.421	10	0	16	0	.450	0	5	4	5	22	2	1	.960
2011	.398	61	61	176	35	70	4	1	0	22	76	.432	20	3	25	0	.467	0	1	12	14	36	4	2	.952
TOTAL	.368	170	152	391	83	144	8	1	0	33	154	.394	39	6	62	0	.433	0	9	24	31	88	7	5	.950

Career Honors: 2010 All-WCWS 2009 Pac-10 All-Freshman (Honorable Mention)

Career Single-Game Highs: Hits: 3, 6 times Doubles: 1, 8 times Triples: 1, Oregon, Apr 30, 2011 Total bases: 6, Oregon, Apr 30, 2011 RBI: 2, 8 times Runs scored: 2, 15 times Walks: 2, vs Brigham Young, Feb 26, 2010 ; at Oregon State, Apr 09, 2011 Hit by pitch: 1, 6 times Struck out: 3, UCLA, May 14, 2010 Sac bunts: 1, 9 times At bats: 5, at Oregon, May 08, 2010 ; Hofstra, May 23, 2010 ; California, May 12, 2011 Stolen bases: 2, Oregon, Apr 29, 2011 Caught stealing: 1, 7 times Field chances: 5, vs Notre Dame, Mar 14, 2009 Putouts: 5, vs Notre Dame, Mar 14, 2009 Assists: 1, 7 times

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