UC Santa Barbara
Appeared in 48 games during her junior season, starting 45...Hit .206 on the year with 20 hits, eight runs, four doubles, and seven RBI...Third on the team for sacrifice bunts with nine...Posted a .986 fielding percentage in left field with 64 putouts...First hit of the season came against Northern Colorado on Feb. 18 when she went 1-for-3 with a double, one run, and a RBI...Had a single in upset over No. 2 Arizona State (Mar. 2)...Had a hit in each of the three games against conference foe and Super Regional participant Cal State Fullerton...Had a season-high two hits and two RBI against UC Davis on Apr. 14...Went 1-for-3 with a RBI double in the Gauchos' first conference win of the season against Cal State Northridge (Apr. 22)...Matched her season-high two hits when she went 2-for-3 with a double, a RBI, and a run in a 6-5 win over Big West Champion Cal Poly on Apr. 29...Was 2-for-3 with two RBI in the Gauchos' 10-2 victory over UC Riverside (May 5).
Appeared in 19 games and started 17...Hit .182 on the season scoring four runs...Went 2-for-3 against Loyola Chicago on Mar. 4...Had a 1-for-3 performance with two runs scored in a 9-5 win over Cal Poly on Apr. 30.
Appeared in 27 games as a freshman and started 19...Posted a .239 batting average, which was sixth highest on the team...Was third amongst Gaucho freshmen with six runs scored...Went 1-for-3 with a run scored and a walk Apr. 10 at Utah State...Posted a career-high three hits on May 8 at Long Beach State...Followed that with a 2-for-3 effort the next game at Cal Poly (May 14).
Led Rosary High School to back-to-back Serra League Championships in 2003 and 2004...Was named to the All-Serra League Second Team her junior year and first team her senior year...Also a Senior All-Star under coach Tom Tice...Played center and right field for the Royals...Hit .330 overall and .516 in league play her senior year... Finished with two homers, three doubles, four triples, and 10 stolen bases...Also played volleyball for the Royals and was honored with the "Royal Award" in 2003.
Played outfield for the Southern California Bike travel ball squad.
Nicole Diane Churnock was born Dec. 25, 1985 in Orange, Calif...Is a psychology major at UCSB and is minoring in education...Aspires to work with children as either an elementary school teacher or as a child life specialist...Awarded with First Honors in high school for having a 3.5 GPA or higher every quarter, was also a National Honor Society and California Scholarship Federation member... Nicknamed "Coley"...Has an older brother, David, an older sister, Michelle, and a younger brother, Michael...Daughter of Brenda and Kevin Churnock...Is a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Board at UCSB...If she didn't play softball she would likely be a cheerleader...Her favorite thing about softball is making diving catches...Her many talents include baking, juggling, doing arts and crafts, and the ability to do the "worm"...Her favorite aspect of UCSB is being able to ride her pink beach cruiser and ring her bell...Superstitions include wearing her sparkle headband and bows in her hair.