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  Melissa Stahnke
Melissa Stahnke

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ridgefield, Wash.

High School:
Ridgefield HS

Height:
5-8

Position:
3B/SS

Birthdate:
03/21/1982

Experience:
3L

B/T:
R/R

Utah: Stahnke ranks as Utah's career home run leader with 38 ... one of the best hitter's to play at Utah ... powerful and vicious at the plate ... quick hands in the infield ... expected to have best season yet ... key player in Utah's success.

2003: Started all 47 games at third base ... compiled a .265 batting average ... tied for a team-high 29 RBI ... also had six home runs and four doubles ... 12 multiple hit games ... seven multiple RBI games ... tied career-high of five RBI against Illinois-Chicago on March 18 ... went 2-of-3 against Sacramento State on March 22 with a homer, three RBI and two runs scored ... knocked in three runs and scored one herself against UNLV on April 18 ... named to Verizon Academic All-District VIII team ... NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete ... academic all-MWC ... MWC Scholar-Athlete.

2002: Garnered Louisville Slugger All-Region second team and all-Mountain West Conference honors for 2002 ... led the Utes with 16 home runs, 46 RBI, 126 total bases and a .627 slugging percentage ... finished second on the team with a .308 batting average ... selected to the MWC all-tournament team ... named MWC Player of the Week on April 2 after going 6-of-12 the week before with two RBI, two doubles and two runs scored ... tied career high with four hits against Sam Houston State on Feb. 12 ... knocked out second home run of the game in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead Utah past BYU on April 13 ... connected for the game-winning hit against Colorado State on April 6 ... tied career high with five RBI vs. New Mexico on May 3 ... 13 multiple RBI games ... two multiple home run games ... 27 extra-base hit games ... second-team Verizon Academic All-America District VIII ... academic all-MWC.

2001: Selected to the all-MWC team ... named MWC Player of the Week on April 24 ... played and started all 63 games for the Utes ... led team in home runs (22) ... led team in RBI (67) ... led team with .761 slugging percentage ... second on team with .350 batting average ... second on team in at bats (197) ... second on team in hits (60) ... second on team in assists (122) ... third on team with 47 runs scored ... 20 multiple hit games ... 21 multiple RBI games ... four at bats or more in 17 games ... went 3-for-5 with two home runs, two runs and four RBI vs. New Mexico on Mar. 30 ... went 2-for-3 with two home runs, two runs and a new career-high five RBI vs. New Mexico on Apr. 21 ... went 4-for-5 with a home run, three doubles, three runs and five RBI vs. Brigham Young on May 5 ... named to the MWC all-academic team

High School/Club: SW Washington League Player of the Year in 1999 and 2000 ... first-team all-league shortstop all four years of high school ... four-year team MVP after ranking first in hitting, RBI, walks and home runs all four years ... was team captain for both softball and volleyball ... all-state in volleyball and SW Washington League Player of the Year in '99 ... member of the honor roll and was the senior boards representative ... played for Washington's Bluebird Express ASA Club Team for five years.

Personal: Daughter of Dan and Debbie Stahnke ... elementary education major ... born March 21, 1982.

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