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Dawna Tyson
Player Profile:
Dawna Tyson 814545
Position: Infielder
Height: 5'5"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Corona, Calif.
High School: Corona
Club: Corona Angels
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Career Honors & Awards
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Week (March 11, 2013)
  • Three-Time Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 2015 & 2016)
  • Two-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award (2015)

 

Career Notes

  • Ended her career ranked 10th in school history with 17 hit-by-pitches

 

Senior Season (2016)

  • Had two walks & two RBIs in opening game of Big Ten Tournament vs. Purdue
  • Hit .349 in Big Ten play with three doubles, one homer and 13 RBIs
  • Had two hits in each of the first two games of the Wisconsin series
  • Finished 5-for-9 (.556) with a double and two RBIs in the Purdue series
  • Was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in game one vs. Purdue
  • Tied her career high with three hits vs. the Boilermakers
  • Went 2-for-4 wtih a double, homer and five RBIs in game two at Minnesota
  • Set a career high in RBIs; all hits & RBIs off All-American Sara Groenewegen
  • Came off the bench to go 1-for-2 with two RBIs in game three at Northwestern
  • Tied her career high with two runs scored in the series finale at Maryland
  • Had at least one RBI in five straight games from March 19-26
  • Had a hit and an RBI in all three games of the Illinois series
  • Had an RBI double in game one and RBI singles in games two and three
  • Had three hits, a walk and an RBI in two starts at the Easton Tournament
  • Had three hits, two walks and two RBIs in three starts at the Louisville Slugger Invite
  • Earned her first career start at second base in game one vs. Wichita State
  • Had three hits in three games vs. top-10 teams at the Mary Nutter Classic
  • Was 2-for-4 with a double vs. No. 9 Washington
  • Went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer, two runs and two RBIs vs. Saint Louis
  • Hit a game-tying sixth-inning solo home run against the Billikens
  • Tied her career highs in hits, runs and home runs vs. Saint Louis


Junior Season (2015)

• Started 31 games, 22 at first base and nine as the designated player
• Produced a career-high .301 batting average
• Owned six multi-hit games and five games with multiple RBIs
• Reached base safely in six of her 11 plate appearances in three games at Wisconsin
• Tied her career high with three hits vs. North Dakota State
• Went 6-for-13 with two home runs and six RBIs the week of March 11-14
• Went 2-for-2 with a home run vs. Boise State in her home state of California
• Hit a pinch-hit, three-run home run vs. UNO to wrap up a run-rule victory
• Produced an RBI vs. No. 12 UCLA
• Recorded a pinch-hit, two-run double against Oregon State that same day
• Recorded her first multi-hit game with a 2-for-4 effort against Texas Tech
• Had a walk, a hit-by-pitch and RBI in her season debut at New Mexico State


Sophomore Season (2014)

• Started 55 games, four at designated player and the final 51 games at first
• Twenty-five percent of her hits went for extra bases
• Forty percent of her RBIs came with two outs
• Totaled five multi-hit games and one game with multiple RBIs
• Had a career-high two doubles and added two RBIs at Illinois
• Went 3-for-3 vs. Ohio State, the first three-hit game of her career
• Had a pair of RBIs in the NCAA Tournament
• Produced the game-winning RBI with a two-out single in Nebraska’s 2-1 elimination victory over Kansas
• Defensively, posted a .993 fielding percentage


Freshman Season (2013)

• Started 29 games, including 20 as the designated player and nine at first
• Totaled eight multi-hit games and three games with multiple RBIs
• Started all but one game during the month of March
• Went 3-for-7 with her first two career home runs in a doubleheader at Oklahoma State
• Posted five consecutive multi-hit games and six multi-hit efforts in a seven-game stretch in mid-March
• Homered in three straight games during the stretch, the first homers of her career
• Produced a career-high three RBIs in consecutive games at Oklahoma State and Wichita State
• Went 2-for-2 with a homer and two RBIs at Wichita State to earn Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week honors
• Went 4-for-6 in a doubleheader with New Mexico State in her home debut
• Started the season opener and recorded first career hit, run and RBI


Before Nebraska (Corona High School)

• Four-time all-league selection and three-time first-team honoree
• Three-time All-Southern Section pick
• Earned All-Inland Valley accolades as a senior
• Participated in the Orange and Riverside Counties all-star game
• Played her travel ball for the Corona Angels


Personal

• Communication studies major
• Born on Jan. 29, 1994
• Daughter of Marty and Dawna Tyson
• Her father Marty coached her travel team
• Has three sisters, Dena, Tori and Dominique
• Dena played at Washington from 2004 to 2007 and was a first-team All-American in 2007
• Tori played at Nebraska from 2008 to 2010 before an injury forced her to miss her final season

Year

Avg.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

OB%

SLG%

SB-ATT

FLD%

2013

.264 43-29 91 10 24 0 0 3 16 8 10 .374 .363 0-0 .973

2014

.201 59-55 139 12 28 5 0 2 10 10 14 .273 .281 0-0 .993

2015

.301 36-31 83 11 25 3 0 3 19 15 3 .422 .446 0-0 .995

2016

.299 38-33 97 10 29 5 0 2 21 12 9 .387 .412 0-0 .961

Total

.259 176-148 410 43 106 13 0 10 66 45 36 .354 .363 0-0 .988
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