Fankhauser goes 3-for-3 with an RBI.
Both Amu and Nieto turn in solid pitching performances.
Utes down Idaho State and Cal State Fullerton.
Utes tie with Cal Poly, 1-1.
Utes defeat Long Island and Nevada.
Austin Notes: Has started all nine games in which she has appeared at third base ... boasts a .952 fielding percentage ... has a great mind for the game ... trustworthy with the ball in her hands on defense ... triple-threat at the plate ... a quite, but extremely competitive player.
2013: Has started all nine games that she has played in at third base ... registered hits in first three games of the season ... singled and scored a run against Seattle (2/9) ... stole a base against Arkansas (2/10) ... hit a double against Idaho State (2/15) ... had a base hit and run scored at UNLV (2/17).
2012: Had five hits in nine at-bats for a .556 average ... scored five runs ... connected on a double versus Southern Utah (3/21) ... hit a single against Drexel (2/24) ... had a pinch-hit single against Utah State (3/28) ... crossed the plate as a pinch runner against Cal St. Northridge (2/19) and Colgate (3/12) ... had three assists from third base against North Dakota (3/4) ... appeared as a pinch runner in three other games ... appeared as a pinch runner against San Diego State (2/10), UC Santa Barbara (2/11), No. 15/19 Hawaii (4/3) and No. 23 Oregon State (4/29) ... made a pinch hit appearance at No. 15/15 UCLA (4/21) ... knocked a pinch hit single and scored a run during first game of Weber State doubleheader (4/25) ... stole second base of career against Oregon State (4/28) ... crossed the plate during 6-0 win over No. 15/17 Stanford (5/10).
2011: Made 23 appearances with five starts, mainly at second base ... went 2-for-5 with four RBI and two run scored against Hampton (3/19) ... had a three-game hit streak with a single in each game she played in from March 22 through April 6: George Mason (3/22), Utah Valley (4/5) and Weber State (4/6) ... drove in two runs versus Weber State (4/6) ... scored a run and stole first career base at Colorado State (5/6) ... had a hit at CSU (5/7) ... Spring 2011 Academic All-MWC selection ... 2010-11 MWC Scholar Athlete.
High School/Travel Ball: Second-team all-state selection ... all-state tournament team member ... all-region team honoree ... all-county team ... served as captain of Utah Sting club team ... four-time letterwinner ... fields right and bats left ... also played volleyball and basketball ... academic all-region selection in volleyball as a libero ... recognized on the honor roll and Citizenship Honor Roll ... member of the Service Club.
Personal: Full name is Taylor Lynn Austin ... majoring in Human Development and Family Studies ... parents are Trevor and Kimberly Austin ... mother received All-American consideration in swimming at Ohlone College ... father is a graduate of the University of Utah ... born June 28, 1992.