Career Notes Entering 2015 Season:
• In Ball State's Career Records: slugging percentage (.477, 11th), on base percentage (.371, 19th) and home runs (6, t-19th)
• In Ball State's Single Season Records (highest ranking only): double plays turned (14 in 2014, t-6th), runs scored (45 in 2014, 9th) and RBI (37 in 2014, t-20th)
2014 (So.): Earned second letter at Ball State ... helped guide the Cardinals to their fifth Mid-American Conference regular season title in program history with a 33-19 (12-4 MAC) record …started all 52 games at second base … finished the season with a .302 batting average, logging 48 hits over 159 at bats … ranked second in the MAC with 45 runs scored … tied for 11th in the MAC with 37 RBI, including three in four games and four in two contests … tallied nine doubles, a triple and six home runs … also drew 15 walks to finish the year with a .362 on base percentage … tied for the team lead by accounting for 13 game-winning runs, having scored the winning run in eight contests while producing the winning RBI in five others … drove in what proved to be the game-winning run versus No. 3 Arizona State (March 2) with a two-out RBI single through the left side in the top of the seventh ... showed a flair for the dramatic versus Murray State (Feb. 22), blasting an eighth inning walk-off two-run homer to give BSU the 5-3 victory ... In BSU’s 7-4 win at Northern Illinois (April 11), she blasted her first career grand slam with two outs in the seventh to drive in what proved to be the game-winning run ... added another game-winning home run at Indiana (April 16), blasting a three-run shot with one out in the seventh … ranked fourth on the squad with nine multiple RBI games and fifth on the team with 12 multiple hit games … blasted her first collegiate home run in the season-opening win at Texas State (Feb. 8), which started a streak of 11 straight games in which she reached base safely … strung together a 10-game hitting streak starting at Arizona State and ending at Auburn (March 15) … posted her first career three hit game as part of the streak versus Detroit (March 2), which was also her first career four RBI game … tallied her first career triple at Butler (March 19) to drive in a run … scored three runs in three games … logged three stolen bases in four attempts … had 10 sacrifice hits … had a hand in turning 14 of the team’s 20 double plays … posted a .965 fielding percentage with 117 putouts and 103 assists, while logging just seven errors.
2013 (Fr.): Earned first letter at Ball State … helped guide the Cardinals to their fourth Mid-American Conference regular season title in program history with a 37-17 (18-3 MAC) record … played in 25 games, earning two starts … hit .235 on the season, with four hits in 17 at bats … also drew six walks, the most for any Ball State reserve player … of her four hits, three were RBI doubles … drew a walk in her first collegiate plate appearance a 15-5 season-opening win over IUPUI (Feb. 16) … stole her first career base, while scoring her first career run in a 10-0 win versus Tennessee Tech (Feb. 17) … collected her first career RBI by drawing a bases-loaded walk in the 20-3 victory over Grambling State (Feb. 22) … recorded her first career hit, a RBI double to left field, in the Cardinals 14-0 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Feb. 23) … also scored three runs in the game, after entering as a pinch runner and reaching base on an error after staying in the game to play third base … earned her first career start at shortstop versus Marist (March 22), going 1-for-3 at the plate, including a two-run double in the 15-5 victory … also posted a RBI double in a pinch hitting appearance in Ball State’s 9-2 second game victory at Northern Illinois (April 5) … earned her first career start at third base in an 11-2 victory over Butler (April 9), drawing a walk and scoring a run in the game … went 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts … posted a .875 fielding percentage, with three putouts, four assists and one error.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner in softball at South Putnam High School for coach Chris Jones ... helped guide the Eagles to a 102-4 record over her career, including a perfect 31-0 record her senior season ... ended her high school career on a 56-game winning streak ... led South Putnam to IHSAA Class 2A state titles in 2011 and 2012 ... graduated with four West Central Indiana Conference championships ... hit .560 as a senior with 15 doubles, six triples and three home runs ... also tallied 32 RBI and a .956 slugging percentage her senior campaign ... her .560 batting average ranked her seventh in the state among players with at least 75 total at bats, helping her earn second team all-state accolades ... three-time all-county and three-time all-conference selection ... posted a .505 batting average and a .785 slugging percentage as a junior, with seven doubles, eight triples and a home run ... also earned three letters in basketball and four letters in volleyball at South Putnam ... was named all-conference and all-county in both sports, playing forward in basketball and as a setter/outside hitter in volleyball ... played two seasons of club softball for the Indiana Magic '93.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Joe and Becky Dabkowski ... has two sisters, Bethany and Erica, and two brothers, Jeremy and Joe ... born Sept. 7, 1993, in Indianapolis, Ind. ... full name is Emily May Dabkowski ... majoring in nursing... maintains a 3.503 grade-point average.