2006: Freshman Season
Saw action in 42 games and started 35 contests behind the plate as a rookie ... Made her first career start in the Jayhawks' opener against Florida on Feb. 10 and drew a season-high two walks ... Notched her first career hit against Cal Poly on Feb. 17 ... Picked up an RBI against Northern Iowa (March 3) and Missouri State (March 8) ... Recorded 10 or more putouts on four occasions, including a season-best 13 against Baylor on April 8 ... Ended the season with a .986 fielding percentage.
Four-time letterwinner ... Four-time all-region selection ... First team all-state selection ... Offensive Player of the Year in 2005 ... Led her team in home runs in 2004 and 2005 ... Coached by Jeff Oscarson.
Played for the Lil' Saints Gold and was coached by Dick Dickson.
Born Erika Simington on Aug. 1, 1986 ... Majoring in business ... Parents are Robert and Maire Simington ... Her dad played football at Emporia State in Emporia, Kan. ... Has one brother, Mark ... Best hidden talents are her dodgeball skills ... Came to Kansas because of the tradition ... Lists team unity as the best thing about playing softball at Kansas ... Favorite KU tradition is attending a basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse ... Most prized possession is her dog, "Sunny" ... Best advice she has ever received is "to be yourself" ... Also recruited by Arizona State and Columbia.