19 Katie McWhirter
19 Katie McWhirter
Birth Date: 02/06/1989
Height: 5-7
Year: Senior
Hometown: Monrovia, Calif.
High School: Monrovia HS
Position: Outfield

Played in 27 games, starting 18 primarily as the designated hitter...Batted .191 on the year with a .200 average in Big West games...Posted 13 hits, one double, two RBI, one walk, one stolen base and two runs...Went 2-for-5 with a stolen base in an 11-inning win over Cal State Bakersfield (Mar. 26)...Also posted a pair of hits against UC Riverside (Apr. 17)...Had a pair of three-game hit streaks during the season (Mar. 23 thru Mar. 26 and Apr. 11 thru Apr. 17)...Posted a 1.000 fielding percentage during three appearances in the outfield...Had hits in her last two appearances of the season, including a double against Pacific (May 9).

2009 First Team All-Big West
Batted .287 on the season and was third on the team, hitting .300 in Big West contests...Tallied nine runs, two doubles, eight RBI and had a .340 on-base percentage...Had four multiple hit showings in conference games and went 6-for-10 in the three-game series against league champion Cal Poly...Tied for third among league leaders in conference play with five sac bunts...Had multiple hits on six occasions, including a season-high three hits in the narrow 6-5 loss at Cal Poly (Apr. 5)...Posted a season best two RBI while going 2-for-2 against San Diego (Mar. 11) during the Gauchos' home opener...Had a hit in each game of the conference series with Cal State Northridge.

2008: Played in 33 games as a freshman, starting 28...Batted .259 during the season, tallying 21 hits, 11 runs, three doubles, one triple and eight RBI...Posted a season-high three hits during win over UC Riverside (Mar. 29), a game in which she went 3-for-5 with a run, a double and a RBI...Had a season-best two RBI on two ocassions: against St. John's (Feb. 25) and Syracuse (Feb. 29)...In the game against St. John's, she also scored a season-high three runs...Hit .308 during conference contests with a .357 on-base percentage.

Played at Monrovia High School in the Rio Hondo League...Posted a .395 batting average...Was named First Team All-Rio Hondo League, First Team All-San Gabriel Valley, and First Team All-CIF three consecutive seasons, 2005-07...Following her sophomore campaign, she was named the Rio Hondo League Co-MVP.

Played for the So Cal Filly's, Cal Lite, and OC Outlaws.

Katie Jean McWhirter was born in Bellflower, Calif. on February 6, 1989...Daughter of Kari and Tony McWhirter...Has a younger sister named Rachael...Has yet to declare a major at UCSB but aspires to one day be a kindergarten teacher...If she didn't play softball, she would play soccer or basketball...Her favorite sports team is the Dallas Mavericks... "Zoolander", "Wayne's World", and "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" are among her favorite movies... "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" is her favorite television show...Taping her wrist and her batting routine are two of her superstitions.



At-bats 5 three times 4/3/10 - most recent
Hits 3 three times 4/5/09 - most recent
Runs 3 St. John's 2/25/08
Runs Batted In 2 three times 3/11/10 - most recent
Stolen Bases 1 four times 3/26/10 - most recent
Strikeouts 3 vs. Nevada 2/8/08
Walks 2 twice 2/25/08 - most recent