Career Notes Entering 2016 Season:
• 2015 NFCA Great Lakes All-Region Third Team
• 2015 MAC Softball Championship All-Tournament Team
• 2015 All-MAC First Team
• 2015 MAC Softball Distinguished Scholar Athlete
• 2015 Academic All-MAC
• 2015 College Sports Madness All-MAC First Team
• 2014 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete
• MAC West Division Player of the Week (March 3, 2015)
• In Ball State's Career Records: T-3rd in stolen base percentage (19-22); 5th in slugging percentage (.581); 6th in home runs (22); T-9th in runs scored (108); T-9th in double plays turned (24); 10th in RBI (98); 13th in batting average (.328); 15th in on base percentage (.387).
• In Ball State's Single Season Records (highest ranking only):4th in home runs (16 in 2015); 4th in RBI (56 in 2015); T-4th in runs scored (54 in 2015); T-5th in sacrifice flies (3 in 2015); T-6th in hits (70 in 2015); 7th in total bases (132 in 2015); T-7th in double plays turned (14 in 2014); 10th in slugging percentage (.673 in 2015); 10th in at bats (196 in 2015); T-12th in games started (59 in 2015); T-13th in games played (59 in 2015).
2015 (Jr.): Earned third letter at Ball State … helped guide the Cardinals to the Mid-American Conference West Division Championship, the MAC Tournament Championship and a berth in the NCAA South Bend Regional … drove in what proved to be the game-winning run with a two-run triple in the fifth inning of Ball State’s 6-3 regional win over No. 16 national seed Notre Dame to help the Cardinals pick up the first NCAA regional victory in program history … NFCA Great Lakes All-Region Third Team … All-MAC First Team … MAC Softball Championship All-Tournament Team … MAC Softball Distinguished Scholar Athlete … Academic All-MAC … started all 59 games at second base … finished the season ranked 10th in the MAC with a .357 batting average, while her .673 slugging percentage ranked fifth in the conference … led all MAC players in both runs scored (54) and RBI (56) … also led the league in total bases (132), while ranking second in home runs (16), third in hits (70) and eighth in triples (3) … also drew 15 walks and was hit by a pitch twice to finish the season with a .403 on base percentage … strung together a career-long and Ball State season-best 14 games hitting streak which spanned from the second game versus Western Kentucky (March 21) and ended following a game versus Bowling Green (April 12) … however, she was able to reach base safely in each of the next three games to earn a career-best streak of 17 games safely reaching base … provided the game-winning run in 11 of Ball State’s 34 wins ... she drove in five game-winning runs, with three provided via home run (South Dakota, Feb. 6 / Mercer, Feb. 14 / Stephen F. Austin, Feb. 28), one by a triple (No. 21 Notre Dame, May 15) and the other a sacrifice fly (IUPUI, Feb. 7) ... she also scored six game-winning runs (IPFW, March 18 / Central Michigan, March 28 / Buffalo Game 1, April 4 / Eastern Illinois Game 2, April 7 / Western Michigan Game 1, April 17 / Ohio Game 2, April 24) … finished the year with 18 multiple hit games, including her first career four hit game in the first game versus Buffalo (April 4) in which she went 4-for-5 from the plate with a home run, a pair of RBI and two runs scored … led the team with 17 multiple RBI games, including four in the season-opening win over South Dakota (Feb. 6), the opening-game win at Central Michigan (March 21) and in the MAC Tournament opening win over Akron (May 6) … had a hand in 10 of Ball State’s 21 double plays … finished the season with a .952 fielding percentage, with 154 putouts and 103 assists in 270 chances.
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 ... NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete … 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 3.450 grade-point average.