The Flames closed out the fall with a 7-1 record
The Flames are 5-1 over their last six games
Hernandez led the Horizon League in hits with 65 during the 2013 season.
Student-athletes were honored in both the fall and spring semesters
The Flames will now play Valparaiso Thursday at 4:00 p.m. (CT).
AS A JUNIOR (2013): Appeared and started in all 48 games at shortstop ... led the team offensively with a .376 batting average and a .514 slugging percentage ... posted 19 multi-hit games, including eight three-hit games ... she had four hits against Detroit on April 7, 2012, including a home run ... she had six multi-RBI outings ... paced the Horizon League in hits with 65 ... had the fourth-highest batting average at .476 and the third-most triples ... was named the Horizon League "Hitter of the Week" on April 8, 2012, after she hit .609 (14-for-23), had two home runs against Detroit on April 6-7, posted a slugging percentage of .957 and had eight RBI ... a member of the 2012-13 Horizon League Honor Roll ... received the Student-Athlete 3.0 or higher award from the Port Academic Center ... earned the kinesiology 3.0 or higher award ... was vice president of the Applied Health Science Diverse Student Organization
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012): Spent the season at the shortstop post ... named to the Horizon League preseason second team ... posted the third-most home runs on the team with five ... named to the College Sports Madness Horizon League preseason second team ... injured her ankle during the second game of the season, returned to the field on ... played and started in 31 games ... posted a .291 batting average ... in 103 at-bats, she had 20 runs and 30 hits ... knocked in 15 RBI and captured 43 total bases ... earned a .457 slugging percentage ... had a .973 fielding percentage ... 116 putouts and 30 assists
AS A FRESHMAN (2011): all-League Newcomer honoree ... named to the Horizon League all-tournament team ... played and started in all 49 games ... scored 20 runs and collected 44 hits ... ranked fourth on the team in batting, hitting .291 ... had five home runs, tying for third on the team ... tallied five stolen bases, second highest on the team ... had a season-high six game hitting streak between Feb. 11 and Feb. 18 ... posted nine multi-hit games, all but one in league play ... captured her first career home run against UNLV on Feb. 13 ... lifted the Flames to a 5-3 victory over California-Riverside on Feb. 13 with three RBI ... following her weekend of play at the Sportco Kickoff Classic in Las Vegas, Nev., she was named the Horizon League Player of the Week ... during the weekend, in 12 at-bats, she had five hits and six RBI ... hit two home runs in a 9-0 victory over Cleveland State on May 11 during the opening round of the Horizon League Tournament
PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-time letterwinner in softball (shortstop) at Glendora (Calif.) ... two-time Sierra League Conference champions ... served as team captain during her senior season ... team MVP as a sophomore ... three-time all-conference selection ... three-time all-city honoree ... all-region recipient as a sophomore ... four-time letterwinner in field hockey ... helped her team to a conference and section championship during her freshman campaign ... team MVP and all-conference selection during her junior and senior seasons ... once hit a home run and grand slam in the same to secure a victory ... born Jan. 4, 1992, in Glendora, Calif. ... daughter of Max and Bonnie Hernandez ... has one sister, Katrina ... greatest athletic thrill to date is winning the Horizon League Championship and competing at the NCAA Regional Tournament ... currently enrolled as a Exercise Science/Health Promotion major