2008 (RS Jr.)
Made 21 starts at catcher and designated player before suffering a season-ending knee injury... Still tied the team-lead with five hit-by-pitches... Went 12-for-49 (.245), including two home runs, with nine RBIs prior to the injury... Picked up 15th career home run, which ranks sixth in KU's career records... Had a five game hitting streak from Feb. 10-16... Batted in three runs versus Western Illinois (3/2)... Collected nine walks in her last nine games.
2007 (RS So.)
Made 56 starts at catcher and designated player in 57 appearances... Usually hit clean up and had a .236 average with 35 hits... Led the team with 37 RBIs, nine home runs and a .459 slugging percentage... 11 of her RBIs came when there were two outs in the inning... Also had six doubles and drew 20 walks... Was a .500 hitter with runners on third... Second on the team with 68 total bases and 221 putouts and third with a .992 fielding percentage committing just two errors on the season... Had a five game hitting streak... Recorded a team high nine games with multiple RBIs including two contests with five runs batted in - versus North Texas (3/3) and against UMKC (3/13)... Also went 3-for-3 from the plate and had two doubles and a homer versus UMKC... Tallied five multi-hit games... Scored a career high two runs versus Iowa State (3/2).
2006 (Medical Redshirt Season)
Took a medical redshirt after shoulder surgery.
Started behind the plate in 53 of the Jayhawks' 55 games... Named Defensive Player of the Year by the coaches... Led all Jayhawk newcomers with a .280 batting average, including a .316 clip in Big 12 play... Totaled 33 hits, 20 RBI, 17 walks, four home runs and a team-high 358 putouts... Slugged .407 and had a .404 on-base percentage -- good for second on the team... Recorded seven multi-hit games... Only committed one error on the season for a .997 fielding percentage... Hit by a team-high nine pitches... Recorded first career hit, a double, against Northwestern (2/5)... Notched three hits including a grand slam against Missouri State (3/11) for a five-hit total in Lawrence... Went 2-for-4 in KU's win over No. 5 Oklahoma (4/23).
Washburn Rural High School
A four-time all-league and all-city selection out of Washburn Rural in Topeka... A three-time member of the all-state and all-class first teams... Named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region Team in 2002... Named team MVP in 2002 and the offensive MVP in 2001 and 2003... A member of the Honor Roll all four years... Coached by Brenda Holaday.
Played for the KC Peppers with teammate Nicole Washburn... Coached by Dan Eakin.
Daughter of Rick Pottorf and Gaylene Cook... Has two brothers, Erik and Aaron... Also recruited by Missouri, South Carolina and Nebraska... Majoring in exercise science... Best hidden talent is dancing... Favorite advice is from Babe Ruth -- "Never let the fear of striking out get in your way."