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Laura Bohning
Player Profile:
Laura Bohning 779843
Position: Designated Player/First Base
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tempe, Ariz.
High School: Corona del Sol
Graduating Year: 2013
Major: B.S., Invest. & Med. Sciences

Finished first in home runs (18), fourth in RBIs (80) and slugging percentage (.442), tied for fourth in sacrifice flies (four), 10th in total bases (186), 13th in runs (62), tied for 14th in doubles (20), tied for 15th in walks (42) and tied for 19th in games played (178) on the Billikens’ career lists.

2013: Earned a place on the Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (minimum 3.5 GPA) for both semesters … was named to the A-10 All-Conference first team … garnered a spot on the A-10 Championship All-Tournament team … was tabbed A-10 co-Player of the Week May 6 … made the Tennessee State Tiger Classic All-Tournament team … played in 48 games and started 45 (36 as the designated player, seven at third base, two at first base) … batted in five different spots in the order – third (22), sixth (nine), fifth (eight), fourth (four) and seventh (two) … ranked 80th in the nation in sacrifice flies (three) … in all games, tied for fourth in the A-10 in sacrifice flies … in conference games only, tied for fourth in sacrifice flies (two), tied for seventh in RBIs (22) and tied for 10th in home runs (five) … batted .333 with a .606 slugging percentage and a .418 on-base percentage in A-10 contests … on SLU’s all-time single-season charts, finished tied for second in home runs (seven – SLU record for seniors), tied for third in sacrifice flies, fourth in RBIs (32), fifth in slugging percentage (.529), tied for eighth in walks (21), 11th in total bases (72) and tied for 18th in on-base percentage (.391) … led the team in slugging percentage, RBIs, sacrifice flies and percentage reaching base leading off an inning (.500) … her streak of reaching base by hit, walk or hit by pitch in 17 consecutive games tied for the team’s season best … was second in batting average (.301), home runs, hits (41-tied), doubles (eight-tied), total bases, two-out RBIs (15), multiple-RBI games (seven), longest hitting streak (10 games; 15-for-35, .429) and batting average with bases loaded (.500, 4-for-8) … finished third in on-base percentage, toughest to strike out (once every 8.3 plate appearances), walks and multiple-hit games (nine-tied) … registered season highs for her career in batting average, runs (21-tied), hits, doubles, home runs, RBIs, total bases, slugging percentage, walks, on-base percentage, sacrifice flies, sacrifice bunts (four) and fielding percentage (1.000-tied) … established school single-game records of nine RBIs (also an A-10 season high) and 11 total bases at Rhode Island … also in that Rhode Island contest, tied SLU single-game records of two home runs, four hits and four runs, and tied the Bills' season high of six at-bats (career high, also tied A-10 season high) … made a career-high 13 putouts at Loyola Chicago … hit safely in 19 of her last 22 games (27-for-70, .386, five home runs, 25 RBIs) … became only the fourth NCAA Division I player to hit two grand slams in a game, and just the third D-I player with two grand slams in the same inning, when she homered twice with the bases loaded in the seventh inning of a 21-2 win at Rhode Island … two days later, hit another slam in a 12-3 victory at Massachusetts that clinched an A-10 Championship berth for SLU … doubled and singled in each of two A-10 Championship wins over George Washington and had an RBI in the first contest, a 4-2 Billiken win … had a two-run double vs. Saint Joseph’s in the A-10 Championship … homered in both games of a doubleheader sweep over Temple, hitting a solo shot in the opener and a two-run homer in the nightcap … her three-run home run in the sixth inning put the Bills on top 5-4 in an eventual 9-6 win … had two hits in game one vs. La Salle, including a two-out, two-run single in a five-run sixth inning that helped boost SLU to a 6-5 victory … collected two hits and an RBI in a 6-4 win at Butler … had two hits and an RBI in a 6-0 win at Tennessee State … produced an RBI single, walked twice and scored as SLU toppled Saint Joseph’s 4-2 … notched a solo homer and an RBI double at Illinois … her two hits in a 4-3 win over Indiana included a triple … doubled and singled at Charlotte … walked twice and singled at Southern Illinois … struck out just 11 times in her last 115 plate appearances.

2012: Earned a place on the Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (minimum 3.5 GPA) for both semesters … was named A-10 Player of the Week April 16 … played in 52 games and started 49 (30 at first base, 19 at designated player), the third-highest number of games and starts on the team … batted in five different spots in the order – third (27), fourth (14), fifth (five), sixth (two) and seventh (one) … in conference games only, tied for third in the A-10 and tied for the team lead in doubles (five) … batted .339 in A-10 action, with team highs in hits (20), runs (10-tied), home runs (four-tied), RBIs (16), total bases (37) and slugging percentage (.627) … led the Billikens in home runs (five), RBIs (28), extra-base hits (13) and two-out RBIs (16), and tied for first in multiple-RBI games (six) and fielding double plays (six) … was second on the team in slugging percentage (.375), hits (33), doubles (seven), total bases (57), at-bats (152) and putouts (190), and tied for second in multiple-hit games (seven – one 3-hit game, six 2-hit games) … finished third in batting average with runners in scoring position (16-for-50, .320) and batting average with two outs (18-for-61, .295) … tied for eighth in RBIs (career-high 28) and tied for ninth in home runs (career-high-tying five) on SLU’s all-time single-season lists … also established career highs for a season in games started (49), at-bats (152), hits (33), doubles (seven), total bases (57), stolen bases (three-tied) and putouts (190) … tied the school record with five RBIs in game one of the Temple doubleheader, going 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and a two-run double … her 10-game hitting streak was the Billikens’ longest of the season … hit .419 (13-for-31) with two home runs, three doubles and six RBIs during that streak … also homered in game two at Temple to help the Bills to a 7-5 win … her three-run home run at Dayton gave SLU a 3-2 victory … was 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI in a 12-0 win at La Salle … was 2-for-4, including a three-run homer in the sixth inning that put the Bills on top 4-3, in a 5-3 win at Florida Gulf Coast … went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs, including a seventh-inning insurance tally, in a 5-3 win at Saint Joseph’s … doubled and drove in two runs in each game in consecutive wins over Delaware (two hits) and Campbell … had an RBI in a 5-4 win over Southeast Missouri State … had a hit (two hits in game two) and an RBI in both games of the Rhode Island series … hit safely in both games of the St. Bonaventure doubleheader (two hits in the nightcap) … also had a hit in both games of series vs. Southern Illinois, at Fordham (home run in game one) and at La Salle (three hits in game two) … tripled in a 2-1 win over Robert Morris … had a stretch of 18 games (57 plate appearances) during which she struck out just twice.

2011: Played in 24 games and started nine (five at second base, four as the designated player) ... handled seven chances without an error ... had two hits vs. Akron and Southeastern Louisiana ... walked twice vs. Stephen F. Austin ... added an RBI, a walk, a run and a stolen base vs. Akron ... delivered a pinch-hit double and scored vs. Dayton ... launched a pinch-hit solo home run vs. Missouri ... doubled and walked vs. Temple.

2010: A-10 All-Rookie selection ... A-10 Rookie of the Week May 10 ... played in all but three of SLU's 57 games ... tied for ninth on the single-season homers list with five ... tied the freshman-class standard for home runs ... tied for the team lead with seven multiple-RBI games and second on the club with 28 games as a sub ... only freshman to play in all 20 of SLU's regular-season conference tilts ... did not commit an error in 22 chances in A-10 games ... hit a home run, slugged .625 and tied for team-high honors with three RBIs at the A-10 Championship ... recorded seven multi-hit games ... worked her way into the starting lineup after serving as SLU's most consistent pinch hitter throughout the course of the season ... went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, two runs scored and a home run in the A-10 Championship win over Rhode Island ... drove in three runs and collected a single and homer in the regular-season finale vs. Charlotte ... went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, two runs scored and a double in the third SEMO game ... was the only Billiken with multiple hits in the loss to SEMO ... went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a solo home run in the second Dayton game ... went 2-for-4 in the Eastern Illinois series finale ... blasted a solo home run and finished with two RBIs in the regular-season series finale at Saint Joseph's ... hit a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to give SLU a come-from-behind win over Memphis, also recorded a double in the game ... posted SLU's only hit in the game-one loss to Memphis ... plated the game-winning run vs. Western Michigan with an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth ... stroked a two-run double in the first game vs. SEMO.

AT CORONA DEL SOL: Served as the Aztecs' starting second baseman from 2007-09 ... helped guide her team to Class 5A I runner-up finishes at the state tournament in 2006 and 2008 in addition to a fifth-place effort in 2007 and a seventh-place finish in 2009 ... hit more than .400 in each of her final two seasons ... two-time All-State honorable mention ... a two-time All-Tribune designee ... picked up All-Region first-team accolades her final two seasons after being named to the second team as a sophomore ... the Aztecs' Defensive MVP ... team captured the Class 5A I Central Region championship her first two seasons ... member of the Desert Thunder Gold club squad ... National Honor Society member ... ranked among the top 10 percent of her graduating class ... four-time Principal's Honor Roll member ... four-time recipient of her school's Scholar-Athlete Award ... received Corona del Sol's Youth Volunteer Recognition Award ... named "Who's Who Among American High School Students" ... was nominated for National Youth Leadership accolades and for the 2009 AIA Everyday Hero Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor.

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