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Whitney Larsen
Whitney Larsen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vestavia Hills, Ala.

High School:
Vestavia Hills

Height:
5-9

Position:
Utility

Experience:
3L

B/T:
R/R



08/02/2013

Student-Athletes Set for Summer Commencement

The 30 summer graduates will join the 104 Tide student-athletes who graduated following with the fall and spring semesters, pushing the athletics department's graduation tally at 134 for the 2012-13 academic year

Career Stats

2010 (JUNIOR): Was named to the All-SEC second-team ... was named to the SEC all-tournament team ... started in 61 and played in all 63 games ... finished the conference campaign with a .346 average, .705 slugging percentage and .458 on base percentage ... ranked third in the league and led all shortstops in runs (29), home runs (8) and RBI (28) ... collected three or more RBI in six different league contests ... finished the season with a .318 batting average, 15 home runs and 57 RBI ... her 15 home runs and 57 RBI ranked third and second respectively on the team ... three of her home runs were grand slams ... tallied 12 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI games ... batted 2-for-4 with a two-run homer against South Alabama (Feb. 16) ... batted 3-for-3 with a RBI double at UAB (Feb. 23) ... hit a grand slam to give Alabama the eventual win over Michigan at the NFCA Leadoff Classic (Feb. 27) ... hit a solo home run against Michigan at the Easton Challenge (March 6) ... hit a two-run home run and drove in four in game two at Georgia (March 13) ... scored three runs, collected two hits, including a home run, and drove in three in the series opener against South Carolina ... hit a solo home run against UAB (March 27) ... drilled a grand slam and collected three hits in the series opener against Auburn (April 2) ... batted 4-for-5 with four runs scored, three RBI and a pair of home runs in game two at Arkansas (April 24) ... hit a solo home run, collected two hits and drove in three in the series finale at Arkansas (April 25) ... belted a solo home run and scored twice in the series opener against Tennessee (May 1) ... hit a home run, a double and drove in three in the SEC-clinching game in the series finale at Mississippi State (May 9) ... hit a grand slam to put the run rule on Arkansas in the opening game of the SEC tournament ... hit a walk-off home run in the semifinals against Tennessee (May 14) which turned out to be No. 6 on ESPN Top Ten Plays of the day ... scored two runs and batted in two runs during the Tuscaloosa Regional (May 21 - 23) ... hit a go-ahead three run homer in the sixth inning of the Tuscaloosa Super Regional finale against Hawai'i (May 30).

2009 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 64 games and started in 61, making appearances in the outfield and at nearly every infield position ... batted .294 (48-for-163) with 39 runs, 10 home runs and 40 RBI ... her 10 home runs ranked second on the team ... hit seven doubles and two triples while stealing 16 bags in 17 attempts ... slugged .546 which ranked second on the team and had a .383 on base percentage ... had nine multi-hit games and 10 multi-RBI games ... batted .242 (16-for-66) with four home runs and 14 RBI in SEC games ... scored 10 runs and stole four bases over that span ... batted 2-for-4 with two runs in the season opener against Northwestern State on Feb. 7 ... batted 2-for-2 with four RBI and her first home run of the season against Jacksonville State on Feb. 8 ... batted 2-for-3 with two RBI and a stolen base against Oregon at the Cathedral City Classic on Feb. 19 ... hit a home run against No. 6 UCLA on Feb. 20 at the Cathedral City Classic ... batted 1-for-2 with two RBI in the win against No. 1 Washington on March 6 at the Easton Challenge ... was a perfect 3-for-3 with a home run and a career-high five RBI against No. 24 Baylor on March 8 ... hit a home run and drove in three against Mississippi State on March 14 ... drove in two and belted a home run against No. 20 LSU on March 18 ... drove in two runs and scored twice at Mississippi on March 21 ... batted 2-for-3 with a home run in the night cap against Kentucky on April 14 ... tallied two hits, including a home run and two RBI against Auburn on April 25 ... scored two runs in the SEC Tournament opener against Arkansas on May 7 ... hit a walk off home run in the eighth inning to beat Kentucky in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament on May 8 ... batted 1-for-2 with two RBI and a triple against Mississippi Valley State on May 15 to open the Tuscaloosa Regional ... stole a base, scored a run and drove in one against Jacksonville State on May 23 in the Super Regional ... hit 1-for-2 with one RBI in Alabama's opening round game at the WCWS against No. 5 Michigan on May 28 ... followed that up by hitting 2-for-4 with two runs and one RBI in the 14-0 win over No. 9 Arizona on May 30 ... finished the WCWS with four hits, three runs, two RBI and a stolen base.

2008 (FRESHMAN): Larsen did a little bit of everything for the Crimson Tide in her rookie season ... started 57 games at six different positions ... made 28 starts at second base, 18 starts in right field, two as a designated player, two in center field, one at shortstop and one at first base ... appeared in 64-of-66 Tide games ... batted .270 for the year with 44 hits in 163 at bats ... collected 12 doubles and finished tied for third on the team with nine home runs and 34 RBI ... posted a .509 slugging percentage while reaching base at a .357 clip ... swiped nine bases in 10 attempts ... fielded .983 with just two errors in 115 chances ... batted .292 (21 of 72) with runners in scoring position ... had 18 two-out RBI ... hit even better in Southeastern Conference play with a .310 (22 of 71) with seven doubles, three home runs and 19 RBI ... slugged .535 with a .388 on-base percentage ... had a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in 46 chances in SEC play ... Larsen earned SEC All-Tournament honors after helping the Tide to a runner-up finish ... went 1-for-3 vs. LSU with a solo home run and 1-for-2 vs. Florida with a double ... made her first appearance in an Alabama uniform off the bench against South Florida on Feb. 8 ... first start came vs. Jacksonville State on Feb. 9 ... notched her first career hit against Purdue on Feb. 13, going 1-for-3 with a run scored ... hit home runs in three straight games on Feb. 14-16 against Georgia Tech, Middle Tennessee and Georgia Tech again ... had three RBI against the Ramblin Wreck on Feb. 16 ... was 1-for-2 with a double, RBI and a run scored on Feb. 23 in the adidas Golden Panther Invitational ... recorded her first multiple-hit game against Tennessee in the first game of a doubleheader on March 9 with a grand slam and two runs scored ... homered on March 21 at Kentucky and collected a career-high three hits ... was 5-for-11 (.455) in the UK series with six RBI and four runs scored ... went 3-for-5 in a dramatic comeback win over LSU April 5 ... hit .385 in a five-game stretch vs. Arkansas and South Carolina with a double and four RBI ... was 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored vs. Birmingham Southern on April 23 ... was 1-for-3 with a seventh-inning RBI single that helped the Tide tie the game and eventually knock off No. 11 Northwestern, 6-5 ... went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI in the second game of a doubleheader at Georgia on May 3 ... was 2 for 9 in the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional with a RBI two runs scored ... hit a home run in the championship game as a part of the Tide's back-to-back-to-back long ball spree in the fifth inning vs. Jacksonville State ... went 1-for-2 with two runs scored and a double in the NCAA Tuscaloosa Super Regional clinching game on May 24 as the Tide advanced to their fifth Women's College World Series ... started all four games of the WCWS with two hits .. was 1-for-3 in the WCWS opener vs. Arizona State with a double ... then went 1-for-3 in a 5-1 win over Arizona on May 31 ... stole a base in the second game on May 31, a win over Louisiana-Lafayette that send UA into the WCWS semifinals.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Larsen teamed with current Tide teammate Catherine Dozier to lead Vestavia Hills to 2006 Class 6A runner-up honors ... NFCA Second-Team All-American selection as a senior ... Alabama Sports Writers Association First-Team All-Region honoree in 2007 ... Birmingham News State Player of the Year in 2007 and a first-team All-State Selection by the paper as well as the ASWA ... Over The Mountain Journal "Miss Softball" award winner as a senior ... Birmingham area Athlete of the Year ... Jefferson County Kiwanis Club Athlete of the Year - the first female to earn the honor ... won Phil Puccio Award for Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year at Vestavia Hills High School ... a 2006 first-team All-State honoree by the ASWA ... earned team Defensive MVP honors in her sophomore and junior seasons ... was awarded her school's Cooper Ray Award as the most outstanding freshman athlete and the Rising Rebel Award in her freshman season ... her 28 doubles as a senior in 2007 are tied for the sixth-most in state history ... also an excellent basketball player, leading her team to the state semifinals in consecutive seasons while scoring over 1,000 career points ... Whitney is the daughter of Rick and Cindy Larsen ... she has a sister, Kristen Hinton and a brother, Russell Larsen.

     
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