Beavers Open Pac-12 Slate With Home Civil War Series Against Oregon
2012 (Sophomore): Recorded her first career hit and RBI against Maine on 2/27 (W, 13-0) ... Made a pinch-hitting appearance against UCSB (2/17) ... Had her first at-bat of the year in the season opener against BYU (W, 22-5).
2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in four games as a pinch hitter, including one Pac-10 contest (4/16 vs. No. 11 Stanford).
2010 (Freshman): Redshirted her true freshman season.
MCMINNVILLE HIGH SCHOOL Two-year starter and four-year letterwinner at first base for coach Larry Nichols ... As a senior, named first team all-state and First Team All-Pacific League ... Team captain ... As a junior, named First Team All-Pacific League and first team all-state ... Also lettered four years in basketball at forward for coach Sean Coste ... As a senior, earned league honorable mention honors ... Team captain ... Honor Roll.
PERSONAL Born in Portland, Ore. ... Daughter of Todd and Danielle Niehus ... Family includes siblings Britnee, Blaine and Logan ... Majoring in Human Development and Family Science ... Former prep teammates playing NCAA Division I softball include Anna Bertrand at Portland State and Megan Harvey at Boise State... Chose Oregon State for the opportunity to play Pac-10 softball.