#12 Melanie Cruz

YR. Sr.
HOMETOWN Hermitage, TN

As a Junior: Played in 48 and started in 33 games... Totaled 94 at bats... Recorded 20 hits and seven runs... Finished with six RBIs... Had an on base percentage of .257 and a slugging percentage of .234... Fifth on the team in batting average at .213...Tallied two doubles

As a Sophomore: Started in 57 games and played in 58...Hit .156 with 11 RBIs and seven walks...Was a 2007 NFCA Academic All American.

As a Freshman: Started in 47 games and played in 50 of the teams 56 games...was 29-for-130 for a .223 batting average with six doubles and a triple...scored eleven runs with eight RBI...registered first career hit in a 2-for-3 performance against Sacred Heart on 3-5-06...went 4-for-6 with a double, a triple, three runs and a run batted in a doubleheader against Jackson State on 3-16-06.

At McGavock HS: Played for head coach Michael Dennis...an All-District selection and named Best Defensive Player...a member of the Middle Tennessee All-Academic Softball Team...played varsity soccer and earned the Gatorade Will to Win Athlete Award...an All-District United States Marine Corps' Distinguished Athlete Award recipient...honored with a National Science Merit Award and Distinguished Scholar Award and a member of the National Honor Roll...a member of the Nashville Sting Junior Olympic travel team.

Personal: Major is Biology...Daughter of Miguel and Magda Cruz...Born November 23, 1986, in Brooklyn, New York.