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Mattie Fowler
Player Profile:
Mattie Fowler 758558
Position: Infielder
Height: 5'9"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
High School: Canyon del Oro
Club: AZ Desert Thunder

Career Game-by-Game Stats (through 2015)
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Career Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Team Captain (2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016)
  • Big Ten Medal of Honor (2016)
  • 2015-16 Nebraska Female Student-Athlete of the Year
  • Two-Time Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2013, 2014)
  • First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-District VII (2015)
  • Three-Time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Three-Time Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014 & 2015)
  • Nebraska Life Skills Heart & Soul Award (2016)
  • Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2013)
  • Nine-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015, 2016)

 

Senior Season (2016)

  • Currently owns the best season fielding percentage in school history (1.000)
  • Has produced an RBI in 11 of her last 18 games and 15 of her last 22
  • Set career high in hits with a 4-for-4 day with one RBI in game two at Minnesota
  • Tied a career high with three hits in game three at Northwestern
  • Added a double and two RBIs in the Huskers’ 11-winning win
  • Had an RBI single in game two of Michigan series to plate NU’s lone run
  • Was 2-for-4 with three RBIs in the 6-5 win in game one over Iowa
  • Had a walk-off, RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning
  • Went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in the final game at Maryland
  • Tied her career highs with three hits and two runs in Nebraska’s 26-4 win
  • Hit safely in a career-high 10 straight games from March 13-29
  • Was 14-for-29 with a double, two homers and 11 RBIs during the streak
  • Produced at least one RBI in five straight games from March 20-29
  • Went 4-for-9 (.444) with a double and three RBIs in the Illinois series
  • Went 7-for-12 (.583) with a home run and five RBIs at the Easton Tournament
  • Hit a walk-off three-run homer vs. DePaul with NU trailing 5-4 in the seventh
  • Finished with a season-high three RBIs against DePaul
  • Hit a two-run homer to end the 12-4 run-rule victory over Georgetown
  • The Homer came in her final at bat in her home state of Arizona
  • Also drew a pair of walks vs. the Hoyas
  • Had a hit and an RBI in four straight games from Feb. 28-March 6
  • Had three hits and four RBIs in the three-game series with Wichita State
  • Hit her first home run since 2013 in game one against Wichita State
  • Had an eighth-inning RBI bunt single to give NU a lead vs. No. 9 Washington
  • Hit .462 (6-for-13) at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge with a double and three RBIs
  • Was 4-for-7 in two games at NC State during the Big Ten/ACC Challenge
  • Added a double and two RBIs vs. Louisville during the challenge
  • Had two hits in the season opener at Northern Iowa

 


Junior Season (2015)

• Started 36 games, all at first base
• Posted a .312 batting average, the highest of her career in a full season
• Produced seven multi-hit games and three games with multiple RBIs
• Tied her career high with three hits as part of a 3-for-4 day at Ohio State
• Produced her 100th career hit as part of a 2-for-4 effort against Boise State
• Had two hits in back-to-back games vs. No. 10 Tennessee and Oregon State
• Tied her career high with two runs scored vs. UTSA on Feb. 8


Medical Hardship (2014)

• Started Nebraska’s first 11 games at first base before suffering a season-ending knee injury
• Earned a medical hardship and was granted a fifth year of eligibility
• Batted .357 in her limited action with one double, four runs and five RBIs


Sophomore Season (2013)

• Started 53 games, all at first base
• Helped Nebraska to the WCWS in her first season as captain
• Was slowed early in the year following offseason knee surgery
• Produced nine games with multiple hits and five games with multiple RBIs
• Totaled five game-winning RBIs among her many clutch hits
• Was part of a Husker defense that turned a school-record 49 double plays
• The 49 double plays rank third in NCAA history
• Recorded 404 putouts at first base, a total that ranks 10th in Nebraska history
• Went 3-for-3 in game one vs. Minnesota, tying her career high in hits
• Produced five game-winning RBIs, including one in the Big Ten Tournament
• Had a walk-off, two-run single vs. UNO
• The hit came Nebraska trailing 2-1 with two outs in the bottom of the seventh


Freshman Season (2012)

• Started all 55 games
• Made 49 starts at shortstop, five at third base and one in the circle
• Started the final 49 games at shortstop
• Drove in the game-winning run in five of Nebraska’s 14 Big Ten wins
• Had game-winning, eighth-inning RBI singles vs. Minnesota and Ohio State
• Went 7-for-15 with three doubles, a homer and eight RBIs in her second week
• Went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a homer and four RBIs at New Mexico State
• Made her lone pitching appearance with a start against Idaho State
• Allowed four runs on four hits in 2.0 innings of NU’s 10-2 (5) victory
• Recorded eight multi-hit games and six games with multiple RBIs
• Drove in 11 of her 27 RBIs with two outs


Before Nebraska (Canyon del oro High School)
• 1 of 10 finalists for MaxPreps National Player of the Year as a senior
• Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior
• First-team High School All-American as a senior
• 1 of 30 players selected for the 2011 Under Armour All-America game
• Won three straight state titles at Canyon Del Oro
• Four-time all-conference performer and three-time all-state selection
• Batted .569 with 17 homers, 22 doubles and 91 RBIs as a senior
• In the circle, went 36-1 as a senior, when the Dorados finished with a No. 2 national ranking
• Won back-to-back state championships as a freshman and sophomore
• Played her travel ball for the AZ Desert Thunder


Personal

• Graduated with a degree in finance in May of 2015
• Currently pursuing her MBA
• Born on March 25, 1993
• Daughter of Kelly and Lance Fowler
• Both parents coached her travel ball team
• Her mother Kelly was her high school coach
• Has one sister, Kenzie
• Kenzie was a two-time All-America pitcher for Arizona

Year

Avg.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

OB%

SLG%

SB-ATT

FLD%

2012

.248

55-55

161

20

40

5

1

5

27

8

14

.281

.385

3-3

.921

2013

.236

53-53

157

17

37

3

0

4

21

9

20

.281

.331

2-2

.988

2014

.357

11-11

28

4

10

1

0

0

5

4

4

.441

.393

0-0

1.000

2015

.312

36-36

93

7

29

2

0

0

12

11

7

.338

.333

0-0

.993

2016

.349

41-40

129

12

45

5

6

3

30

10

11

.400

.465

0-0

1.000

Total

.283

196-195

568

60

161

17

1

12

95

42

56

.330

.334

5-5

.985

Note: Fowler was awarded a medical hardship for the 2014 season 
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