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Lauren Menke
4   Lauren Menke

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Midwest City, Okla.

High School:
Midwest City HS

Height:
5-9

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
04/24/1989

Experience:
3L

B/T:
R/R


Career at Tulsa: A three-year letterwinner and starter ... has played in 111 games with 88 starts ... has a career .205 batting average with 45 runs scored, 36 RBI, seven home runs, seven doubles, 36 walks, a .314 slugging percentage and a .303 on-base percentage.

Junior (2010): Played in 33 games with 29 starts, mostly at designated player, but spent some time in right field ... hit .198 with 14 RBI and 11 runs, with three home runs and two doubles ... hit a three-run home run against Memphis (3/27) ... hit a two-run double against UAB (3/13; 1) ... went 2-for-4 with an RBI against North Dakota (3/7).

Sophomore (2009): Played in 54 games and started 53, mostly as the designated player, but also played outfield ... hit .240 with 27 runs scored, five doubles, 22 RBI, 28 walks and a .355 on-base percentage ... hit her first career home run and broke a 3-3 tie vs. Oklahoma State (3/25), a solo home run off the scoreboard that made the score 4-3 and proved to be the winning run in a 5-3 victory ... at East Carolina (4/5) went 1-for-3 and hit a two-run game-winning home run in the sixth inning of a 2-1 victory ... vs. UTEP (5/9) went 1-for-3 with two RBI and two runs as she hit a game-tying two-run homer in the bottom of the third inning to answer a two-run homer by UTEP in top of third.

Freshman (2008): Played in two games, starting six - three in the outfield and three as the designated player ... did not record a hit in 23 at bats, but scored seven runs on the season ... she drove in one run on a sacrifice fly and also scored a run against North Texas on Feb. 10 ... pitched 9.2 innings in five appearances ... earned the win against Utah State on Feb. 15 in a 9-8 victory after tossing 1.2 innings of shutout, no-hit ball.

High School: Was a four-year letterwinner at Midwest City High School ... won 19 games in the pitching circle as a senior for the Bombers, with a 0.66 ERA, 139 strikeouts and 12 shutouts ... batted .378 with 12 doubles, a triple and three home runs ... posted a 28-13 record as a junior, including a 0.97 ERA and 212 strikeouts ... offensively, finished her junior season with a .400 batting average with 13 doubles, five triples and five home runs ... earned all-state, all-conference, all-region and all-big city honors as a senior ... also won a Ferguson Jenkins Award for her performances on the field and in the classroom ... helped lead the Bombers to a pair of state tournament appearances and two regional championships ... played summer ball with the Oklahoma Babes ... made two national tournament appearances, including one top-10 finish.

Personal: Born Lauren Kathryn Menke on April 24, 1989 in Norman, Okla. ... daughter of Brian and Therese Menke ... has one brother ... engaged to David Odquist to get married in August ... her biggest sports thrill is a packed home crowd in a close game ... chose her jersey number - 4 - because it was always her number growing up ... favorite professional athlete is Dustin Pedroia ... hobbies include hanging out with friends and riding jet skis ... favorite movie The Benchwarmers ... favorite TV show is "Full House" and favorite books are the Twilight series ... major is exercise sports science.

Menke's Career Hitting Stats

Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD% 2008.... .000 24-6 23 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 11 0 .000 1 2 0-0 6 6 1 .923 2009.... .240 54-53 154 27 37 5 0 4 21 54 .351 28 0 35 1 .355 1 4 1-2 19 2 0 1.000 2010.... .198 33-29 81 11 16 2 0 3 14 27 .333 8 1 25 1 .278 0 1 1-1 1 0 0 1.000 TOTAL... .205 111-88 258 45 53 7 0 7 36 81 .314 36 1 71 2 .303 2 7 2-3 26 8 1 .971