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#11 Prissie Walden
  • Senior, 5-9, R/R
  • First Base/Infielder
  • Jacksonville, Fla. (First Coast)
  • Athletic Training

Career Honors: Georgia Southern Classic All-Tournament Team selection (2001), Sec Academic Honor roll (2002)

Career Highlights: A top-ten career player on the RBI (38), assists (152) and double plays fielded (8) charts.

As a Junior (2002): First baseman who has started 61-of-66 games this season ... also saw more time at second base this season due to injuries to her teammates ... finished the season with a .235 batting average ... Season-high three hits and a RBI in win vs. No.25 South Florida...Hit a double in back-to-back games twice this season... Hit a home run and double in 2-for-3 performance in win against Hofstra Feb. 16...four-game hitting streak from Feb. 24-March 2...3-for-6 with two RBI and a run in two-game series sweep of South Florida April 10...Drove in two runs in win vs. No.9 Washington Feb. 16...Went 2-for-3 with a run vs. No.23 April 13...Three multiple RBI games this season...Scored twice and went 2-for-2 with a double vs. St. Johns Feb. 19...Scored in both games of St. Johns series...Three-game RBI streak from Feb. 16-17 ... went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, a run and a RBI in 15-3 win over Tennessee

As a sophomore (2001): UF's everyday second baseman after spending some time early in left field ... finished fourth among league second basemen with a .960 fielding efficiency ... only UF regular who did not draw a walk until May 10 vs. Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament ... batted .221 with 34 hits for 25 RBI and had eight stolen bases ... had six multi-hit and multi-RBI games ... named to the Georgia Southern Eagle Classic All-Tournament Team after going 3-for-8 with three RBI ... tied a personal-best with two doubles April 22 at No. 20 South Carolina ... blasted a two-run dinger for her first career home run at South Florida April 25 ... stole a personal-best two bases in UF's NCAA win over UConn.

As a Freshman (2001): Split time at second base with Jenn Cordero (26 starts) ... also started 15 games as the designated player ... batted .189 with 14 runs and 13 RBI ... posted six, two-hit games and one three-hit game ... had four multiple RBI games ... had four doubles and a triple ... was a finalist for the Jacksonville Jasper in the amateur softball and student-athlete divisions.

High School: A graduate of First Coast High School in Jacksonville ... first female athlete from her high school to receive a Division I scholarship ... named to first team All-Conference City in 1998 and '99 ... 1999 Florida Times-Union Player of the Year ... made final three for Jaspers Florida Sports Award ... team won Conference, District and Regional Championships 1996-99...helped her team compile a 111-6-1 record--never had more than two losses in a season 1996-99... summer league team, YMCA Team Coggin, played in the NSA/ASA Nationals in Colorado last summer ... was a first-team All-Conference volleyball player in 1999 ... was team MVP and Captain ... graduated third in her class ... honor roll student and was treasurer of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born May 8, 1981, in Jacksonville, Fla. ... full name Priscilla Fay Walden ... parents are Richard and Bonnie Walden... has one brother, Richard ... engaged to be married to Chris Duncan, a former cross country and track athlete at UF ... career goal is to become a doctor ... was second nationally in the NFL's Punt, Pass, and Kick competition and was Miss First Coast ... enjoys riding motorcycles ... chose Florida over Auburn, Florida State, Furman, Barry and North Florida ... chose Florida because of its athletic program and it is close to home ... a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.


Walden's Career Highs

AB - 5 at Georgia Southern, 3/2/01
R - 2, six times; last vs. St. Johns, 2/19/02
H - 3, three times; last at Tennessee, 4/25/02
Streak - 4 games, two times; last 2/24-3/2/02 (.364, 4-for-11, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 2B, 1 SB)
RBI - 4 vs. McNeese State, 2/19/00
2B - 2, two times; last at South Carolina, 4/22/01
3B - 1, two times; last vs. Florida State, 4/18/01
HR - 1, two times; last vs. Hofstra, 2/16/02
BB - 2 vs. St. Johns, 2/19/02
SB - 2 vs. Connecticut, 5/18/01
PO - 15 vs. UT-Chattanooga, 2/15/02
A - 5, six times, last vs. Florida State, 5/18/01

Walden's Career Stats
Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB
2000 .189 58-44 127 14 24 4 1 0 13 30 .236 7
2001 .221 57-54 154 19 34 7 1 1 25 46 .299 2
2002 .235 66-61 166 14 39 7 0 1 13 49 .295 12
TOTAL .217 181-159 447 47 97 18 2 2 51 125 .280 21
HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD%
2000 1 32 1 .234 2 8 3-4 57 45 6 .944  
2001 0 13 1 .228 2 6 8-12 123 114 10 .960  
2002 2 36 0 .294 0 4 4-6 417 33 8 .983  
TOTAL 3 81 2 .255 4 18 15-22 597 192 24 .970  
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