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- Joanna Fallen
Joanna  Fallen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Prattville, Ala.

High School:
Prattville HS

Position:
OF

Experience:
2L



AS A JUNIOR (2016)
-After a breakout junior season, earned NFCA Mideast All-Region Third Team honors
-Named to the C-USA All-Academic Team and Commissioner’s Honor Roll
-Earned Conference USA Spring Spirit of Service Award Winner
-Started all 59 of the Blazers’ contest in the outfield
-Named to the All-Tournament team after batting .538 with seven hits, two doubles and two runs scored over UAB’s four contests
-Batted at a .352 average, recording 62 hits and scoring 31 runs, all second-best on the squad
-Also ranked second on the team in slugging and on-base percentages with .506 and .396 marks, respectively
-Drove in 27 RBIs, third best on the team
-Smacking 14 doubles this season, leading the team, ranking seventh in the conference and ranking fifth-best for a single season at UAB
-Ranked sixth in the league with sacrifice hits per game, averaging 0.19 per game
-Second on the two with 20 multi-hit games, including four, three-hit contests
-Also ranked second on the squad with seven multi-RBI games
-Earned Player of the Week honors for the first time in her career on March 21 after going 6-for-12 with three extra-base hits and four RBIs to lead UAB to a series win over Southern Miss
-Went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored in a win over College of Charleston (Feb. 19)
-Finished a perfect two-for-two at the plate with a two-run homer run at Jacksonville State (March 16)
-Plated two RBIs on two hits in UAB’s series-clinching victory over Charlotte (March 26)
-Drove in four RBIs on two hits, including a double at UTEP (April 23)


AS A SOPHOMORE (2015)
Was a 2015 Second Team All-Conference USA and a C-USA All-Academic selection
- Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
- Hit .303 with four home runs and 26 RBI
- Made 47 starts in 50 appearances
- Hit second in the order in 40 games and finished the season 16th in the nation in sacrifice bunts per game (0.30, 16 in 2015)
- Ranked third on the team in total bases (65)
- Tied for fourth on the team in home runs
- Was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in game two at Charlotte (April 18)
- Was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in game one at UTSA (March 22)
- Slugged a pair of doubles with four RBI in game one versus North Texas (March 7)
- Tallied a home run, seven RBI and two runs scored on 3-for-4 hitting against Appalachian State (Feb. 6).


AS A FRESHMAN (2014)
- Saw action in 45 games as a freshman and drew five starts during the 2014 season
- Made collegiate debut in UAB's season-opener against South Alabama
- Picked up first hit in UAB's win over Drake at the Getterman Classic
- Launched the first home run of career in a pinch hit at-bat in UAB's 21-2 win at Jacksonville State
- Had career day against Chattanooga in the NCAA Athens Regional, finishing with three RBI, a home run and a double to help UAB advance on to an elimination game against host Georgia
- Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and earned the league's Academic Medal

HIGH SCHOOL
- Attended Prattville High School and graduated with a 4.1 GPA in Honors Program
- 2012 AHSADCA North-South All Star
- Four-time AHSAA All- Metro Team
- Named the 2012 Prattville High School Offensive Player of the Year
- Batted .429 with 36 RBI and a career total of 26 home runs
- Led her club to two state championships and two third-place finish nationally
- Member of National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, Beta Club, Key Club and President of the Baptist Health Explorer Program.

PERSONAL
- Full name is Joanna Ellen Fallen
- Born on March 17, 1995
- Daughter of Danny and Margie Fallen
- One brother, Dean, and two sisters, Chantel Appling and Kathryn
- Majoring in civil engineering