-2006 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
-2005 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
2006: Junior Season
Was the starting first baseman for the third year in a row and saw action in 52 games ... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team for the second-straight year ... Scored two or more runs on three occasions ... Batted .171 and compiled four multi-hit games ... Drew 12 walks on the season ... Recorded a season-high 10 putouts against Pacific on Feb. 26, Baylor on April 8 and Nebraska on April 26 ... Led the Jayhawks and tied a career best with three hits on April 16 against Texas Tech ... Went 2-for-3 against BYU in the NCAA Regionals on May 19 and against Northern Iowa on March 3 ... Notched her first of seven RBI of the year against Northern Iowa ... Tallied two stolen bases on the season, one against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and the other at UMKC.
2005: Sophomore Season
Started 49 games at first base in 51 games played as a sophomore ... Named an Academic All-Big 12 Second Team selection ... Second on the team with 349 putouts and boasted a .984 fielding percentage ... Hit .200 on the season with 25 hits, eight RBI and five doubles ... Posted four multi-hit games ... Notched her first hit of the season and scored a run against No. 2 Arizona on Feb. 4 ... Went 2-for-3 with a double against Northwestern on Feb. 5 ... Had a two-bagger and notched three RBI, while going 2-for-3 at the plate in KU's win over Arkansas on Feb. 11 ... Went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI in the Jayhawks' 8-0 victory over UMKC on April 5 ... Went 2-for-3 and stole a base at No. 19 Creighton on April 21 ... Led KU with a .400 batting average at the Big 12 Tournament (May 12).
2004: Freshman Season
Saw action in 54 games and made 45 starts as a freshman ... Led the team with nine doubles and was second with 225 putouts ... Hit .246 (second-best among the Jayhawks) on the season and .257 in Big 12 play (third-best) ... Had five multi-hit and two multi-RBI games ... Played first base and was the designated player later in the season ... Went 3-for-4 with a double against Kentucky on Feb. 15 ... Knocked in two RBI against No. 20 Arizona State (Feb. 8) and UTSA (Feb. 15) ... Turned in two doubles in two at-bats against Wichita State on April 13 ... Hit the first home run of her KU career to go with a double on Feb. 15 against UTSA ... Had a career-best 13 putouts against No. 18 Oregon State on March 21 ... Recorded 10 or more putouts on six occasions.
Fort Zumwalt West H.S.
Named an all-state, all-metro and first-team all-conference selection at Fort Zumwalt High in O'Fallon, Mo. ... Batted .544 as a senior and compiled a 9-5 record on the mound with a 0.48 ERA ... Averaged 9.02 strikeouts per game and held opponents to just a .129 batting average that season ... Team captain ... Coached by Gay Hermann ... Attained a 3.53 grade point average ... National Honor Society and Honor Roll member.
Played for the Kansas City Peppers ... Coached by Dan Eakin ... Also previously played club ball with the Saint Louis Sluggers and was coached by Mike Grasso.
Born Nicole Marie Washburn on May 11, 1985 ... Parents are Roy and Stephanie Washburn ... Has a younger sister, Trisha ... Great grandfather competed in football and track and field at the University of Texas ... Also recruited by Missouri, Southern Illinois, William Woods and Fontbonne ... Best hidden talent is painting ... Nicknames are "Nic" or "N. Dub."