Blazers looks to win record seventh C-USA series
AS A SENIOR (2011)
Started 30 games for the Blazers ... notched six runs and seven RBI on 11 hits ... recorded a .366 on-base percentage and committed just three errors ... named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District Second Team ... earned one of the 29 spring NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships for women ... one of only three softball players and the only C-USA student-athlete to earn an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in spring 2011 ... awarded the Jim Castañeda Postgraduate Scholarship from Conference USA ... maintained a 4.0 GPA in molecular biology with a minor in chemistry Conference USA Academic Medal recipient ... tabbed to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
AS A JUNIOR (2010)
Started 31 games for the Blazers at second base ... blasted a three-run home run against Alabama State to tally her second career long ball and help UAB run-rule Alabama State (2/27) ... collected her second home run of the season at Marshall (3/19) and finished he game with one run and three RBI ... Conference USA Academic Medal recipient ... tabbed to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2009)
Saw action in 40 games, mostly at second base ... hit first career home run against Northern Illinois (2/13) ... earned the 2009 Conference USA Academic Medal for the 2008-09 academic year ... listed on the 2009 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... 2008-09 NFCA Academic All-American.
AS A FRESHMAN (2008)
Recorded her first career hit, run and RBI in a Magic City Classic win against Birmingham-Southern (2/29) ... batted .222 in nine games ... 2007-08 NFCA Academic All-American.
Attended Wyoming Valley West High School in Plymouth, Pa. ... named to Wyoming Valley Conference MVP by the Times Leader and Citizen's Voice in 2007 ... also named to the Times Leader and Citizen's Voice All-Star first team ... led her team to the 2007 District II Championship ... garnered WVC Coaches' All-Star first-team honors all four years ... had the WVC's highest batting average twice in 2004 and 2007 ... played on the 2003 Class AAA District II and State Champion field hockey team ... school's valedictorian and received high honors with distinction ... a member of the National Honor Society and an AP Scholar ... was a member of WVIA-FM Regional Scholastic Quiz Bowl.
Full name is Natalie Elisabeth Mitchell ... born Nov. 17, 1988 in Kingston, Pa. ... daughter of Arthur and Mary Mitchell ... has a brother Arthur and a sister Lydia ... majoring in biology.