Holly Anderson homers in her third straight game and fourth straight against the Tigers
Cougars outhit Tigers 17-5 on the day
Houston posts 5-3 comeback win over the Bears in second game
Haley Outon delivers winning blows both games of Saturday's doubleheader against No. 22/23 Tulsa
Cougars begin run of seven straight games against ranked teams
» 2011 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
SOPHOMORE (2012)Played in 32 games and started in 14 of those as pitcher and nine of those as outfield or dh... In opening game against Oklahoma State (Feb. 11) Outon threw all seven innings, allowed only 3 his and no runs to shut out OSU 3-0 and advance the team to 1-0... Pitched an additional four shut out games throughout the season... Threw eight strikeouts in shutout victory over Memphis (March 24) ... Logged four innings against Northwestern (May 19) in the NCAA Regional game ... Finished with an overall pitching record of 10-6 ... Hit a home run against Texas State (April 4) in the same game sister Haley homered ... Batted 9-for-42 (.214) with six runs, two doubles and one home run on the year.
FRESHMAN (2011)Appeared in 15 games last year making seven starts ... Third member of the Houston pitching staff that led the nation in team ERA ... Named the C-USA Pitcher of the Week (March 2) after picking up two wins at ECU, scattering four hits with nine strikeouts in 13.1 innings and no runs allowed ... Went another 13.1 innings over her next three starts without giving up a run ... Pitched a shut out as the Cougars beat UCF in the final game of the season to claim the regular season championship ... Also added six plate appearances recording a double and an RBI.
HIGH SCHOOLCompeted for David Sisson and Angela Freeze at Pflugerville High School...Served as team captain in 2008-10 and started all four years on the varsity squad...Helped the Panthers to a 24-4 season her senior year...Was Offensive and District MVP...First Team All-District 2007-10...Named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) All-State team and played in the All-Star game...Named second-team All-Central Texas catcher two years in a row (2006-07)...Was the All-Central Texas Co-Newcomer of the year...Also excelled in volleyball, lettering in three of four years as a Panther...Served as team captain...Was Academic All-District 2006-10 in both softball and volleyball...Was First-Team All-District in 2010 and the District Outstanding Hitter in the same year...Named to the TGCA All-State team in 2010...Earned varsity MVP honors and an All-Central Texas selection...Received Academic All-State honors in 2009-2010...NHS member from 2008-10 and graduated in the top 10-percent of her class...Also recruited by the University of Texas, University of North Texas, Lipscomb and Sam Houston State.
PERSONALFull name Diedre Michelle Outon...Born August 3, 1992 in Round Rock...Daughter of Glenn Outon and the late Michelle Outon...Sister of Mandy Outon, who attends Texas State...Twin sister, Diedre, also plays for the Cougars' softball team...Played travel softball for the Texas Blaze Gold...Qualified for Gold ASA Nationals three-straight years...Finished 13th at the national tournament in 2010...Chose UH because of the academics, the environment and the softball program...Her hobbies include swimming, playing volleyball and camping...Majoring in Health with a minor in Human Development Family Services.