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Adrienne Acton
Adrienne Acton


Marana, Ariz.

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2008: Platoon right fielder alongside Cyndi Duran

2007: All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention ... Will hold highest returning batting average (.294) and most stolen bases (12-for-12) in 2008 after the graduation of Caitlin Lowe and Chelsie Mesa ... ... All 60 starts came as the nine-hole hitter ... Started 59 games in right field and one in center ... WCWS: Drove in game-winning run in UA's 1-0, 10-inning victory over Tennessee to force Game 3 in Championship Series ... Had two of UA's three stolen bases in WCWS ... Tucson Super Regional: Led Super Regional with .500 (2-for-4) batting average ... Recorded game-winning hit in Game 2 - a two-run single ... Tucson Regional: Tied for team lead with .444 average (4-for-9) and scored three runs in three games ... Had four extra-base hits on the year (2 doubles, 2 triples) after entering the year with just one career XBH ... Batted .310 and swiped 12 bases against NCAA Tournament-bound teams over 55 contests ... Had an 11-game hit streak from March 4 through March 17, in which all but one game was against an NCAA Tournament squad ... Three of her stolen bases came in season-opening weekend at the Kajikawa Classic, including two SB vs. Texas A&M on Feb. 11 ... First of eight multi-hit games on the year came in UA's home-opener vs. Temple on Feb. 16 ... Had two three-hit games, including a 3-for-4 performance with two runs and two RBI in UA's 11-2 win at UCLA on April 1 ... Went 3-for-5 in UA's 0-0, 12-inning tie at Stanford on April 13.

2006: Started all 65 games for Arizona ... Started 55 games in right field and 10 in center, when Caitlin Lowe went down with an injury from March 24 through April 15 ... Set career highs in virtually all offensive categories ... Started 60 games batting ninth, to go along with one game each hitting leadoff slot and second ... Reached on an error 12 times during the year, including a pair of four-base errors in the same game in a Feb. 17, 5-1, win over Tennessee Tech ... Women's College World Series: Batted .235, scored four runs and was 2-for-2 in stolen bases ... Kept the pressure on defenses, as she reached via error three times ... Had her second outfield assist of the year in Game 1 of the Championship Series, as she threw out Northwestern's Tammy Williams at third in the seventh inning of UA's 8-0 victory ... Tucson Super Regional: Laid down team-leading three sacrifice hits in Super Regional ... Scored two runs and went 1-for-7 at the plate ... Snapped a career-high seven game hitting streak in Game 1 ... Tucson Regional: Led Arizona with a .556 batting average (5-for-9) ... Had her first three-hit game in UA's 9-0 opening-round victory over Marist ... Only multi-RBI game of her career came against Texas A&M in UA's 8-0 win on Feb. 11 ... Had eight multi-hit games, five of which came against teams that made the NCAA Tournament ... Scored a run in five of seven Pac-10 games from April 30 through May 11.

2005: Started six of UA's eight postseason games, after having 10 starts in 49 regular season contests ... Had three hits in eight postseason games, after having four in the regular season ... Led the team with 33 appearances as a substitute, primarily as a pinch runner ... Tucson Regional: Had two bunt base hits in three regional games ... Started five of the last six regular-season games, after starting five of the first 43 ... Scored seven runs before knocking her first hit ... Went 2-for-6 with three runs in two home wins over Oregon on April 9-10 ... Scored game-winning run in a walk-off win over Eastern Michigan on March 5 ... Stole her first base when pinch-running for Jackie Coburn in a win over Oklahoma State on Feb. 5.

High School: Marana, Ariz., High School, 2004 ... Member of 2003 and 2004 All-America high school teams ... Holds Marana High School records for batting average, stolen bases, hits and fielding percentage.

Personal: Academic major is criminal and law sociology ... Daughter of John and Deborah Acton ... Father is an engineer ... Has three sisters; J.D., Sarah and Stephanie and one brother, Derek ... Favorite TV show is CSI ... Enjoys outdoor activities, shopping and spending time with family ... Born Adrienne Marie Acton on Nov. 4, 1985.