Utah: Hayhurst possesses a powerful bat ? expected to make her final season amazing ? solid first baseman ? key player in Utes? success.
2002: Named all-Mountain West Conference ? compiled a .293 batting average with 35 RBI and seven home runs in 2002 ? 16 doubles led the team ? had a glossy .983 fielding percentage with 484 putouts ? named MWC Player of the Week on May 9 after an amazing performance the week before ? performance included a 9-of-11 record at the plate with three home runs, three doubles, 10 RBI and four runs scored ? finished a perfect 4-of-4 at the plate with a two-run homer and a grand slam against New Mexico and then notched a 4-of-5 performance at the plate with a home run, two doubles, three RBI and a run scored vs. Colorado State to cap off that week ? had four RBI against UNLV on March 30 ? eight multiple RBI games ? 17 extra-base hit games.
2001: Claimed first-team first base on the all-West Region team ... selected to the all-MWC team ... named MWC Player of the Week on April 4 ... played and started all 63 games for the Utes ... led team in put outs (518) ... led team in walks (39) ... fourth on team with 37 runs scored ... fourth on team in hits (60) ... second on team in home runs (14) ... third on team with .617 slugging percentage ... third on team in RBI (45) ... named to the MWC all-academic team ... 16 multiple hit games ... seven multiple RBI games ... four at bats or more in 11 games ... was a perfect 3-for-3 with three home runs, three runs and seven RBI vs. Colorado State on Apr. 1 ... went 2-for-3 with two home runs, two runs and six RBI vs. Southern Utah on Apr. 24 ... went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, three runs and four RBI vs. Brigham Young on May 4.
2000: Named to the NCAA Region 1 all-tournament team ... named all-West Region designated player ... member of all-Mountain West Conference and all-MWC tournament teams along with MWC Freshman of the Year ... second on team with .374 batting average ... fourth on team with a .483 slugging percentage and 35 doubles ... recorded 17 multiple hit games including a five hit game against San Diego State on March 31 ... had seven multiple RBI games including a five RBI game against San Diego State on March 31 ... 11 game hitting streak from April 22 to May 12 was the third longest of the season for the Utes ... during the hitting streak she hit .500 (13-for-26) with two runs scored and three RBI.
High School: Played for coach Jerry Orlando ? 1998 and '99 all-state and all-region selection ? all-league selection 1997-99 ? 1996 Golden Glove Award ? MVP Colorado ASA Tournament in 1997 ? 1999 Salem-Keizer Female Athlete of the Year ? voted one of the top 10 athletes in the state of Oregon ? played varsity volleyball and was first-team all-league twice, first-team all-region twice, and first-team all-state once ? League and Region Player of the Year ? Volleyball Athlete of the Year ? state-metro all-star in both softball and volleyball.
Personal: Niki Marie Hayhurst is the daughter of Landy and Lori Hayhurst ? majoring in parks, recreation and tourism ? born Aug. 11, 1981.