Midwest City, Okla.
Midwest City HS
2007 - JUNIOR
All-Big 12 Tournament Team ... Academic All-Big 12 second team ... Named to the Big 12 All-Tournament team after hitting .750 in the tournament ...One of only two Sooners to get a hit against Kansas in OU's 2-0 loss (4/28) ... Hit two home runs against Nebraska, including a walk-off two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to give OU the 10-9 win (4/21) ... Broke out of five-game hitting slump with game-tying two-run homer against No. 7 Baylor (4/18) ... Led team with two RBI against Oklahoma State (4/4) ... Recorded third double of the season in OU's 7-3 win over Texas Tech (3/22) ... Hit .300 in OU Worth Invitational with four RBI that included a triple and a home run ... Pounded her first triple of the year against UMKC (3/10) ... Added second home run of the year in OU's 11-1 run rule of Centenary (3/10) ... Only Sooner with an RBI against North Texas, she had two on an RBI single (3/1) ... Pounded first home run of the year in the first game of the twin bill against Arkansas (2/28) ... Recorded two RBI in the Sooners' run-rule victory over Loyola Marymount (2/23) ... Hit .500 in the OU/Nike Classic ... Recorded team-best two hits against Illinois (2/10) ... Pounded a two RBI single against Illinois State (2/9) ... Opened season with RBI against No. 16 Louisville (2/9).
2006 - SOPHOMORE
Most improved player for the Sooners this season ... Outstanding defender who moved from second to shortstop in the second half of the season ... Helped turn 17 of OU's record-breaking 24 double plays this season ... Second on the team with 12 doubles (8th in Big 12) ... Owned 21 extra-base hits on the season ... Recorded 10 multiple RBI games ... Tied a school record with back-to-back home runs against Arkansas (5/1) ... Pounded a three-run homer in OU's 9-3 win over Oklahoma State (4/26) ... Set a career high with two doubles against Texas Tech (3/28) ... Led the Sooner offense with two hits, including a double, against No. 24 Fresno State (3/17) ... Pounded first grand slam of her career against Utah Valley State (3/12) ... Had a career day against No. 19 LSU with three hits in four plate appearances, including a double (3/5) ... Doubled to left field against Pacific to spark an OU four-run rally (2/25) ... Gave Oklahoma the lead over Cal Poly with first home run of the year (2/25) ... Pounded a double against Oregon to end the Ducks' no-hitter and lead the Sooners to a 1-0 victory (2/23) ... Pounded a game-winning double in the seventh inning to lead the Sooners over Kentucky, 4-3 (2/10) ... Had two outstanding diving plays at second base that stopped a UNLV rally in the Sooner victory (2/11) ... Her single led to an eventual Sooner rally and a come-from-behind victory over Long Beach State (2/12).
2005 - FRESHMAN
Flame throwing infielder who received the majority of the time at shortstop (53 games) ... Usually just a defensive starter, only registered 13 at bats in Big 12 play and 53 on the season ... Hit .208 as a rookie ... Committed 10 errors and had .940 fielding percentage ... Came on strong defensively during second half of the Big 12 season ... First career hit came against North Texas (2/20) ... Doubled against Oklahoma City (2/22) ... First career home run against Arkansas (3/2) was a mammoth shot that cleared two fences and left the OU Softball Complex ... Also skied a home run against UNLV (3/5) that was the eventual game winner.
HIGH SCHOOL - MIDWEST CITY
Three-time first team All-MidState Conference selection ... Named to coaches All-State team as a senior ... The Oklahoman Player of the Week ... Hit .403 with four home runs, 32 RBI, 11 doubles, five triples and 58 hits as senior for Midwest City HS ... MidState Conference MVP as a junior ... Named offensive and defensive MVP as a sophomore and junior ... Led Midwest City to state semifinals, while winning region, OU Tournament and Putnam City Black Bracket tournament during her prep career ... Primary position was shortstop ... Coached at Midwest City by Bob Burgess ... All-around athlete who earned varsity letters in basketball, golf and pole vaulting ... Won conference and was a state qualifier in pole vault in 2002 ... Named Female Athlete of the Year in 2000, 2001 and 2002 by her high school ... Member of National Honor Roll and National Honor Society.
Daughter of Jim and Kari Long ... Two sisters, Karolyne and Madisyn ... Born November 7, 1985, in Midwest City, Okla. ... Father played professional baseball for the California Angels organization ... Father played collegiate ball at Duke and Oklahoma State ... The niece of Oklahoma football assistant coach Cale Gundy and Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy ... Named football homecoming queen during senior year ... Hometown papers are the Midwest City Sun and The Oklahoman.