UTA softball hosts conference newcomer Coastal Carolina for a three-game slate April 22-23.
2004: As a sophomore was named second team all-Southland Conference... one of five Lady Mavericks to start all 49 games... recorded 35 hits in 145 at-bats for a .241 average... posted a team-best four home runs...tied for team lead with 25 runs scored... hit .349 as the lead-off batter and .324 with runners on base... knocked two doubles and stole four bases in six attempts... went 3-for-5 with two RBI and one run scored in UTA's final game against Texas-San Antonio in the Southland Conference tournament.
2003: As a freshman, appeared in 56 games for UTA... hit .236 with five doubles, three triples and four home runs... first collegiate home run came against New Mexico on Feb. 8... hit a three-run homer in the top of the eighth inning at Northwestern State to give UTA the win... knocked the game-winning home run in the top of the seventh as the Lady Mavericks snapped Florida State's 27-game winning streak at the NCAA Regional in Gainesville... tied with teammate Autumn Petrino for team lead in home runs (4)... led the squad with four sacrifice flies and was third in line with 24 RBI.
Prior to UTA: Came to Texas-Arlington after a superb athletic career at Keller High School, where she graduated in 2002... a first team All-District 5-5A performer all four years at KHS... named All-Northeast Tarrant County first team as a junior and senior... named to The Dallas Morning News All-Area second team in 2001 and 2002... selected second team Defensive Player of the Year for the Fort Worth Star Telegram... a standout on the volleyball court, earning Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2001 and 2002... named to honor roll and Texas Scholar.
Personal: Born Aug. 27, 1984... is the daughter of Jan and Danny Fortune... born Aug. 27, 1984... accounting major.