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    Stephanie Brown

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Chandler, AZ

    High School:
    Corona del Sol

    Height:
    5-6

    Position:
    OF

    Birthdate:
    11/11/1984

    Bats/Throws:
    L/R


    Honors And Awards

    National
    NFCA Third Team All-American, 2006
    NFCA All-Mideast Region, First Team, 2006
    ESPN The Magazine Second Team
    Academic All-American, 2006
    Best Western Airport Festival All-Tournament Team, 2006
    Golden Panther Invitational All-Tournament Team, 2006
    Buckeye Invitational All-Tournament Team, 2005
    NFCA Leadoff Classic All-Tournament Team, 2004

    BIG EAST CONFERENCE
    All-Conference First Team, 2004, 2006
    All-Conference Second Team, 2005

    Former infielder that has settled in as a starter in the outfield for the Irish ... has an accurate arm in the outfield and enough range to play all three outfield spots if necessary ... one of three 2007 captains ... a true triple threat player able to slap, bunt and hit away for power ... terrific all-around player who set the BIG EAST record for hits in a single season with 38 last season ... her 38th BIG EAST hit was a two-run home run in Notre Dame's 4-0 game two victory at St. John's ... finished the 2006 BIG EAST season with a .528 batting average, good for fifth on the all-time league list ... also smacked six home runs in BIG EAST play in '06, tied for seventh on the league list ... threatening the Notre Dame record for hits in a single season (84) with 79... was in the running to become just the fifth Notre Dame player to hit over .400 in a season with her .393 batting average and the first since Andrea Loman in 2003 ... ranks eighth on Notre Dame's all-time home run list with 18 ... tied the freshman home run record (held with former teammate Liz Hartmann) with seven in 2004 ... surpassed that number to hit a career-best eight home runs in 2006 ... current career batting average of .343 ranks her sixth all-time in Notre Dame history going into her senior season ... is 10th alltime at Notre Dame with 210 hits... unanimous selection to the 2006 all-BIG EAST first team ... 2004 all-BIG EAST first team selection ... named to the BIG EAST second team in 2005 ... logged three four-hit games in 2006 ... earned second team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American honors in 2006, boasting a 3.42 GPA as a marketing major in the Mendoza College of Business ... also a member of Notre Dame's Academic Honors program ... was named a Louisville Slugger/ National Fastpitch Coaches Association third team All-American ... just the 16th Notre Dame player to earn this distinction ... has earned a monogram in each of her first three years.

    AS A JUNIOR (2006): Returned to the top of the lineup as Notre Dame's leadoff hitter for the third consecutive season ... shifted to centerfield after starting the first 23 games of the season in right field ... earned a spot on the Adidas Golden Panther Invitational all-tournament team after posting three hits (including a home run against FIU) and scoring five runs during the two-day tournament ... two-for-four with an RBI double and run scored vs. No. 17 Nebraska ... ended up one-for-one with two RBI (on sacrifice flies) vs. Northern Iowa ... reached in all four at bats against Tulsa, going two-forthree (reached on an error and on a sacrifice as well) ... provided the game-winning hit with a two-run single in the top of the seventh in game one at Cal Poly SLO, bringing the Irish back from a 1-0 deficit and eventually leading to the 3-1 victory ... provided one of Notre Dame's biggest hits of the season, crushing a two-run opposite field home run in the bottom of the seventh vs. No. 10 Arizona State for a walk-off hit in the 3-2 victory ... that walk-off home run highlighted a three-for-four performance against the Sun Devils ... one for three against both Florida State and Texas and also posted a stolen base against both teams ... piled up three hits in game one at Western Michigan, going three-for-four with two singles, an RBI double and a stolen base ... finished two-forfour with a double vs. Bowling Green ... piled up three hits in the doubleheader vs. Connecticut, hitting a solo home run in game two and scoring two runs ... finished four-forsix with four runs scored in the doubleheader vs. Providence ... named to the BIG EAST Conference weekly honor roll on Monday, April 5, going nine for 17 over the week (.529) with two runs, two doubles and two home runs ... two-for-five with two stolen bases and one run scored in game two at Syracuse (7-5 Irish win) ... posted a career-best four hits and scored three runs in game two at Pittsburgh ... tallied six hits during the doubleheader sweep vs. DePaul ... in game one against DePaul went four-for-four with two runs scored (matching her career-best for hits in a single game) ... ended up two for three in game two vs. DePaul ... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on April 17, after hitting 6-7 in the DH against DePaul ... led off the doubleheader against Villanova with a solo home run to leftfield ... finished three-for-four in game one vs. Villanova ... ended up two-for-three with two runs scored in game two against the Wildcats with a leadoff double ... missed the Rutgers doubleheader due to an illness ... hit her first career grand slam, an opposite field shot in the top of the second inning, to drive Notre Dame to a 7-4 game-one victory over South Florida ... came back in game two with another four-forfour performance against USF, logging four singles and scoring a run ... it was the third four-hit game of the year for Brown ... hit a solo home run in game two at No. 21 Louisville to highlight a two-for-three performance ... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for the third time on the season after her performances at USF and Louisville ... two-for-three with a run scored (the game-winning run in the top of the sixth) in game one at Seton Hall ... two-for-four with a double and run scored (the game-winner) in game one at St. John's ... onefor- three with a two-run home run in game two at St. John's ... the home run in game two against SJU gave her 38 hits for the BIG EAST season - a new conference record ... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for the fourth time and second consecutive week for her performance against SHU and SJU ... led off the championship game against No. 18 Louisville with a double and eventually scored on former teammate Mallorie Lenn's bunt single to give the Irish a 1-0 lead that the team would not relinquish ... went one-for-three with a run scored against UC Santa Barbara in the first game of the NCAA Regional ... had a hit in an elimination game against Southern Illinois in the NCAA Tournament ... finished her season going two for four against No. 11 Northwestern, her 21st multi-hit game of the season.

    AS A SOPHOMORE (2005): Made a position switch from second base (schoolrecord-tying 69 starts in `04) to right field ... returned to second base for two games in 2005 (vs. Arizona State, vs. No. 5/6 Tennessee) ... Notre Dame's leadoff hitter in 2004 saw a majority of her time in that role in `05 ... finished second on the team in batting average (.339), home runs (tied, three), walks (23) and ended up third in stolen bases (11) ... earned second-team all-BIG EAST honors in the outfield ... led the team with a .431 batting average in conference play with 25 hits, five RBI and seven stolen bases ... memorable performances during the 2005 season included: led Notre Dame to victory at Purdue, going two-for-three at the plate with a run scored and RBI single in the seventh inning (4-1 Irish victory) ... keyed Notre Dame's game-one victory at Rutgers by going two-for-four with three runs scored and a two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning ... three-for-five with a run scored in game two vs. Boston College ... two-for-three with a run scored in game one against Boston College ... finished three-for three with a run scored, two walks and an RBI in game two vs. Seton Hall (11-4 Irish victory) ... drew three walks (Notre Dame team season high) in game-one at DePaul ... doubled and scored to lead off the game in Notre Dame's 3-2 victory at Connecticut (game two) ... drove in the lone run with a sacrifice fly in Notre Dame's 1-0 game one victory at Providence ... carded first three-hit game of the year vs. Campbell, going three for three at the plate with two runs scored and a stolen base ... posted a great over-the-shoulder catch at the fence to rob No. 3/4 UCLA of a home run on Feb. 25 ... two-for-two with two runs scored and her first career triple in a 3-2 victory over Utah.

    AS A FRESHMAN (2004): Along with former teammates Sara Schoonaert and Meagan Ruthrauff, set the school record for games played in a season, starting all 69 games ... also set the school single-season record for at-bats (226), while finishing fourth on the single-season list for runs (tied, 47) and 11th in hits (68) ... earned first-team all-BIG EAST honors after hitting .323 in conference play with seven doubles and 15 RBI ... posted 16 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI performances ... scored the game-winning run eight times and drove in the game-winning run two times ... tied Liz Hartmann's freshman record for single-season home runs (seven) with a solo shot in the bottom of the seventh to force the BIG EAST Championship game against Seton Hall into extra innings ... her first home run of the season came in dramatic fashion as well, drilling a tworun shot down the leftfield-line in the top of the seventh to tie the game against No. 8 Nebraska at 4-4 (Notre Dame eventually won 6-4) ... her second home run broke up a perfect game for Georgia at the NFCA Leadoff Classic, - a solo shot in the fifth inning - (7-1 Irish loss) ... twofor-four with two RBI and a solo home run vs. No. 24 CS Northridge ... other memorable performances during the 2004 season included: two-for-three vs. No. 14 Nebraska at the NFCA Leadoff Classic ... dominated the doubleheader against Connecticut (her first career conference action), going five-for-six in the two games with six RBI, two home runs - including a grand slam - and four runs scored ... three-for-three with three RBI in game one vs. Syracuse ... the only Irish player to hit two doubles in one game during the 2004 season, going two-forthree at the plate in game one at Seton Hall ... ended up two for four with two RBI and two runs scored in the NCAA Regional victory over DePaul.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-time allconference selection at Corona Del Sol High School in Tempe, Ariz. ... posted a stellar season in 2003, helping her high school team and current teammate Katie Laing to the state 5A championship, earning all-state honors while compiling a .505 batting average ... named the East Valley Player of the Year and to the All-Arizona Team and participated in the conference all-star game ... four-year letterwinner in softball ... highly active in ASA play, competing at nationals beginning with her 14-under team ... helped her 16-under ASA team rally from the loser's bracket at the national tournament, playing nine games in two days to finish second in the country ... also placed 3rd at 18-andunder gold national tour in 2003 ... competed for The Firecrackers, a team based in Southern California, for two years ... The Firecrackers placed third at the 18-under gold national tournament in 2003 under coach Tony Rico ... member of the National Honor Society ... daughter of Renea Delgado and Jeff Brown ... born Nov. 11, 1984, in Mesa, Ariz. ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business with a major in marketing and a minor in peace studies ... a member of Notre Dame Academic Honors Program for Student Athletes.

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