Career Honors & Awards
Drake played a lead role in organizing several team efforts during her career, and she was also an active member of Nebraska's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Drake keyed the softball team's life skills efforts, leading the Huskers to their first-ever Life Skills team championship in 2011. In the classroom, she earned her degree in four years and was a two-time academic all-conference honoree.
Senior Season 
Drake finished with six multi-hit games in 2012 and added three multi-RBI contests. She had a career-long seven-game hitting streak and produced a pair of game-winning RBIs. Her best game of the season came against South Dakota State, when she went 2-for-2 and was hit by a pitch. She added a home run and a career-high-tying three RBIs in the game.
Junior Season 
Drake earned a more prominent role thanks to her production at the plate. She finished the year with a .258 batting average, the highest of her career. Drake also set career bests with 16 hits, 12 RBIs, 12 runs scored, two doubles, four home runs and 12 walks. She entered the year with three career hits, two RBIs, 16 runs scored and no extra-base hits or walks. Drake’s .484 slugging percentage ranked fourth on the team. She recorded four multi-hit games and three multi-RBI efforts after entering the year with one career multi-hit game and one multi-RBI effort.
Two of Drake’s four hits in conference play were home runs, as she enjoyed a big series against Texas Tech the final week of April. She went 4-for-5 against the Red Raiders with a double, two home runs, three RBIs and two runs scored. In the first game of the series, Drake produced the first multi-homer game of her career, after entering the contest with only one career home run. She added her final homer of the season in the NCAA Tournament against Pacific.
Defensively, Drake committed only one error in 33 chances in left field.
Sophomore Season 
On the season, Drake finished 3-for-15 with nine runs scored and two RBIs. The three hits were the first of her career, as were her two RBIs. In the circle, Drake posted a 5.73 ERA in 3.2 innings, allowing three runs on four hits. She opened her pitching career with a 3.2-inning scoreless streak. Her numbers took a hit when a Missouri team that advanced to the Women’s College World Series managed three late runs against her after she had kept the Tigers scoreless over her first 3.0 innings of relief.
Drake’s willingness to step into a pitching role for a depleted staff displayed her team-first attitude that helped her earn the Nebraska coaches’ award following the season. Offensively, Drake also added two sacrifices and a stolen base, while batting .400 (2-for-5) against left-handed pitchers.
Freshman Season 
Drake made her career debut with an at bat in the Huskers’ second game of the season against North Dakota. She scored her first career run one month later against the same Fighting Sioux squad. Drake scored a run in four straight pinch-running appearances at the Shocker Invitational and scored a pair of runs in two more pinch-running stints over the next two weeks. Her Big 12 debut came at Oklahoma, and she scored her only run of the conference season in game one of a doubleheader with Texas Tech at Bowlin Stadium.
Southwest’s starting shortstop, Drake hit .434 as a senior, finishing the year 53-for-122, while adding 13 doubles, two home runs, 31 stolen bases and 35 RBIs. As a junior, Drake batted .320 with four triples and 23 RBIs.
Drake also saw time in the circle for the Silverhawks, finishing with a 1.76 ERA in 2007 and a 1.80 ERA in 2006.