Outon, Akron Racers to face USSSA Pride in three-game final starting tonight at 7 p.m. on CBS Sports Network
Cougars catcher continues career in National Pro Fastpitch
Becomes first player in program history to be named to Academic All-American
Pair of Cougars earn third team honors
Diedre and Haley Outon both named to first team
» 2014 CoSIDA Academic All-American (C - Third Team)
SENIOR (2014)Holds school record for single season and career home run and RBI totals ... Among active players, ranks No. 3 in career home runs (58), No. 5 in RBIs (197) and No. 7 in games played (232) ... Leads conference in HR (15) and RBI (43) ... Has started 192 consecutive games behind the plate for Houston ... Played every inning of catcher this year ... Leads team with 15 multiple RBI games this year ... Has drawn 11 intentional walks and 42 total walks this year ... Named to the American Honor Roll distinction four times during the season including three-straight weeks (3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 5/5) ... CoSIDA Academic All-District selection ... Ranks No. 12 in NCAA in walks per game (0.85) ... Started the year with a 3-RBI effort going 2-for-2 with a home run at home vs. Sam Houston State (2/14) ... Hit a home run and drove in three runs vs. Sam Houston State (2/16) ... Started a streak of three-straight games with a homer (2/16-2/21) ... Tied a school record by scoring four times in win over Nicholls (2/21) ... Hit a home run vs. Nicholls (2/23) and drove in three runs scoring twice on 1-for-3 effort ... Named American Hitter of the Week (2/24) following the week she hit three home runs in five games and batted .462 (6-for-13) with nine RBI and seven walks ... Hit fourth career grand slam against Louisville (3/29) and totaled five RBIs in the 6-5 win ... Drove in six runs hitting two home runs at UConn (4/5) while establishing the program's career RBI record in the 16-2 (5) win ... Hit two home runs at Memphis (4/12) and scored three times on 3-for-4 batting ... Picked up four RBI and a homer at Lamar (4/16) ... Had four RBI and a HR at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (4/30) ... Hit home runs in back-to-back games against Rutgers (5/3-4).
JUNIOR (2013)Named C-USA Player of the Year after leading the league in homeruns (16), RBI (62), slugging (.731), total bases (125) and walks (41), backing up her Preseason Player of the Year and USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Watch List accolades ... Totaled 14 multiple hit games and 18 multiple RBI games and had the longest reached base streak of the team (23 games) ... Drew 10 intentional walks on the year ... Had the second most walks (41), doubles (15), RBI (62) in a single season in program history ... Received multiple walks in game nine times on the year .... Launched first homerun of the year against Texas State (Feb. 8) going 1-for-1 with two runs scored and two walks (Feb. 8) ... Hit two grand slams in the same game at UTEP, becoming the fifth player in NCAA history to accomplish the feat, while setting a school-record with eight RBI in the process ... Named C-USA Hitter of the Week (Apr. 15) following UTEP series ... Connected on a three-run home run and two-RBI double at Louisiana for her third 5+ RBI performance of the year ... Capped Houston's three-run, seventh rally with a game winning two-RBI single at Tulsa (April 20) ... Hit a game winning solo homerun against Tulsa in the second game of the doubleheader (April 20) ... Earned second-consecutive C-USA Hitter of the Week (April 22) following the Tulsa and Louisiana games after batting 5-for-16 with eight RBI, two home runs and delivering the two game winning hits ... Had a .363 batting average (4-for-11) during the NCAA Austin Regional with a home run against Army ... Also led the team with longest errorless streak at 28 games.
SOPHOMORE (2012)Named All-American (Third Team) after setting school records with 22 home runs and 64 RBI ... Had seventh-most home runs in the NCAA ... Tied an NCAA record by hitting a home run in six consecutive games (May 1, vs. UTSA; May 5-6, vs. Southern Miss (3); May 10, vs. UCF; May 11, vs. Tulsa) ... Batted .619 (13-for-21) with 14 RBI and 9 R during the stretch ... In C-USA, ranked second in RBI and HR, third in total bases (140) and slugging (.809), fourth in batting average (.370), fifth in runs (49) ... Started all 59 games and played every inning as catcher ... Hit her first home run of the year against Oklahoma State (Feb. 11) in Houston's win. ... Went 1-for-2 with a home run, four RBI and two runs against ULM (Feb. 18) ... Hit a grand slam against UTEP (March 17) in middle of three-game stretch with a home run in each game ... Led team with 18 multiple-hit and 19 multiple RBI games ... Went 3-for-10 at NCAA Regionals with three runs scored.
FRESHMAN (2011)Started 56 games at catcher and appeared in 60 games ... Threw out 14 runners on the base paths ... Third on the team in doubles (8) and walks (22) ... Ranked sixth on the team in home runs (5) ... Knocked in three RBIs in a game three times during the season... Hit two home runs and had three RBIs in Houston's win over ULL (May 22) to win the Austin Regional.
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 Haley Dianne 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.