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

UC SANTA BARBARA
2010:
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
2009:
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.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

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

PERSONAL
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.

CAREER STATISTICS


YearAvgGP/GSABRH2B3BHRRBIBBOB%SB/ATT
2008.25933/2881112131088.3411/3
2009.28737/339492720086.3402/2
2010.19127/186821310021.2031/1

TOTAL.25197/7924322616101815.3044/6
Career-Highs
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