Ten Tiger softball players were selected to the SEC's Spring Academic Honor Roll
The Tigers (38-14) advanced to the program's sixth-straight NCAA Super Regional
Tigers become first Mizzou Softball duo to earn First Team Academic All-America in same season
No. 6 Tigers start series with No. 11 Washington at 8 p.m., Thursday (ESPN) at University Field
Tigers defeat Hofstra, 5-0, host Washington next weekend for Super Regionals
Tigers sweep Bears
Missouri vs. Washington
Missouri vs. Hofstra
Missouri vs. Hofstra
Missouri vs. Stony Brook
NCAA Softball: Mizzou vs. Stony Brook
Started all 52 games of Mizzou's 2013 season in her final campaign wearing the Black & Gold, continuing her role as the Tigers' starting catcher.
Showcased her versatility by making 10 starts in center field.
Finished Missouri career as one of the program's all-time offensive threats, ranking in the all-time top 10 in career hits (229), doubles (53), at-bats (693), runs scored (193), RBI (118), and walks (134).
Became the first two-time First Team Academic All-American in program history, earning her second appearance on CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I softball team.
Second-leading batter for the Tigers with a .348 average (55-for-158), tying for the team-lead with 16 doubles and recording the second-most walks (25).
Hit first double of the season in the 2-1 win vs. San Diego State at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Palm Springs, Mo., driving in two runs and also walking twice.
Recorded two-hit games in five of seven games, beginning with the second game of the Cal-State Fullerton doubleheader (Feb. 23), a 7-0 win, and ending with the 6-1 victory at Ole Miss (March 16).
Her two hits in the win over the Rebels were two doubles, one of three times on the season she hit a pair of two-baggers in a single game.
Batted 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run scored in the Alabama game (April 7), with both hits going for doubles.
Another multi-hit game against Arkansas (April 14), hitting 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored.
Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in the 6-1 win at No. 11 LSU (April 19).
Filled the stat columns in the nine-inning, 2-1 win at No. 19 Kentucky with 2-for-3 batting, two walks and one stolen base.
Had a season-best three RBI in the series finale at UK, batting 2-for-5 with a double.
Hit 6-for-9 (.667) in Mizzou's doubleheader sweep at Western Illinois (May 1), including a career-best four-hit game in the second game, a five-inning 12-4 win.
Had two multi-hit games in the SEC Tournament, including a 2-for-4 outing with two RBI in the 3-0 semifinal win over No. 4 Tennessee (May 11).
Matched her season-best for RBI with a three-run home run to push Mizzou past Stony Brook (May 17) in the squad's first game of the Columbia Regional, a 3-0 win.
Finished the season in top form, batting .397 (25-for-63) over the last month of action (April 24-May 24) with seven doubles and one home run for 14 RBI, tied for the team-best.
Hot hitting down the final stretch of season included a 14-game hitting streak, which ranks as the fourth-best streak in Mizzou's record books.
Honors: CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American, SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, First Team All-SEC, Second Team NFCA All-Southeast Region, SEC All-Tournament Team, CoSIDA Academic All-District, Senior CLASS Award Candidate.
After spending her first two years at shortstop, she moved behind the plate and into center field for her junior season.
Of her 58 starts, 47 came at catcher, seven in center field and four at designated player.
Posted the third-best batting average on the team, hitting .295, and also stole 11 bases in 15 attempts.
Set a single-season school record with 46 walks, which were the third most in the Big 12, while her 0.77 walks per game average was 22nd highest in the nation.
Also scored a team-best 54 runs that tied her for fifth-most in a single season at Missouri and the third-most in the conference.
In Big 12 play, she scored 24 runs in 24 games, the most amongst all Big 12 players in league action.
Also took 20 walks during the conference season, third-highest amongst Big 12 players.
Finished third on the team with 10 multi-hit games, three of which were three-hit performances.
On March 10 against Boise State, she drove in a season-high three RBI and recorded one of her two triples on the year.
Zero at-bats twice, with the first against Baylor on March 31, where she took three walks in the game.
Over a six game span from March 28-April 5, she drew 10 walks.
Her second game without an at bat came on April 11 against Northern Iowa, where she took a walk in all four plate appearances, the first time a Tiger drew four walks in a single game since 2007.
In her first year behind the plate, she enjoyed her most successful defensive season yet, recording a .992 fielding percentage while committing just three errors. She threw out eight runners trying to steal on the year.
Honors: CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American, CoSIDA Academic All-District, Second Team All-Big 12, First Team Academic All-Big 12
Following a stellar freshman campaign, Missouri's starting shortstop impressed again as a sophomore, earning First Team All-Big 12 recognition for the second straight year.
Hit .311 with two home runs and 20 RBI, while registering 15 doubles (T-3rd in Big 12), scoring 57 runs (T-2nd in Big 12), and walking 41 times (44th in NCAA, second most in a single season at Mizzou).
Opened the year with two straight two-hit games, going 2-for-3 with two runs, a double, a home run and three RBI against San Diego State before going 2-for-4 with a triple, a run and an RBI against Fresno State the next day.
Posted a three-hit performance against South Florida, her lone three-hit game of the season.
Started an 11-game hitting streak a week later after singling in game two against Drake. During the streak, she hit .433 (13-for-30) with a homer, three doubles, 18 runs, eight walks and four stolen bases.
In the twin-bill with Kansas, she went 3-for-7 with two runs, a double and an RBI.
Opened the month of April with hits in four straight games, going 5-for-12 with four runs, two doubles, three walks and a stolen base.
Closed the month with three straight two-hit games, two of which came against Big 12 opponents.
In the team's first game with Oklahoma State, she finished 2-for-4 with two runs and a pair of doubles.
Helped the Tigers to a split with Texas with a 2-for-2 day, driving in two runs and scoring twice in the series finale.
The following weekend, she posted four hits in a doubleheader against Iowa State, scoring five runs across the two games while doubling twice, guiding the Tigers to their first regular season Big 12 title since 1997.
Recorded four hits at the NCAA Regionals, including two in the regional championship against DePaul.
Recorded three walks and scored three times in Mizzou's two-game sweep over Washington at the NCAA Super Regionals, and picked up a pair of hits at the Women's College World Series.
Honors: ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District VII, First Team All-Big 12, First Team Academic All-Big 12
Played in all 64 games, starting 63 of those at shortstop.
Collected the second most hits amongst Big 12 players, while also coming in fifth in runs scored.
Tied for third in the league in doubles, and had the fourth most runs batted in. Her 16 doubles were the third most in a single season in program history, and her 68 hits tie her for 10th in a season while ranking ninth for most RBI in a season.
Went 2-for-3 and scored three times in Mizzou's run-rule win over No. 2 Alabama on Feb. 14.
Hit her first home run while driving in a season-best four RBI against UMKC on March 7.
Went 7-for-16 (.438) at the plate with four RBI, three runs scored and four stolen bases at the Demarini Invitational.
With the Tigers down 4-2 in the bottom of the seventh against Border Showdown rival Kansas, she delivered a three-run, walk-off home run.
Picked up her first career triple against Texas A&M on April 24.
Went 5-for-10 with four runs, three doubles, a home run and three RBI in doubleheader sweep over Iowa State.
Jump-started the Missouri offense against Texas at Big 12's with a three-run home run in the second inning, putting the Tigers ahead on their way to an 11-6 win over the top-seeded Longhorns.
Had 15 multi-hit games during the regular season, the second-most on the team.
Led all Tigers with 13 multi-RBI games.
Honors: Second Team All-Midwest Region, All-Big 12 Tournament Team, First Team All-Big 12.
Selected to play for the USA National Women's Baseball Team, who competed in the IBAF Women's Baseball World Cup in Venezuela.
Named to the All-Tournament Team after posting the second highest batting average during the tournament (.593) and leading all tournament competitors with 16 hits and eight doubles.
Finished with 12 runs scored, seven runs batted in, was a perfect 3-for-3 on stolen bases, posted a team-best .636 on-base percentage and a slugging percentage of .889, second-highest on the team.
Team USA beat Venezuela 15-5 to take home the bronze medal.
A shortstop and outfielder for the Principia Panthers, she excelled both on and off the field.
Under the direction of Ken Leavoy, she was selected for the all-state team during her junior and senior seasons.
Played four years for the softball club team, the St. Louis Diamond Cats.
In addition to softball, she also played basketball for the Panthers, receiving 12 letters throughout her four years as a high school athlete.
Academically, she was on the Honor Roll and graduated Cum Laude of her 2009 class.
The daughter of Bill and Cindy Marston, she was born July 16, 1991, in St. Louis, Mo.
Has an older brother, Christopher, who played baseball for Drury University.
Majoring in Industrial Engineering.
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