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Heather Garboden
Heather  Garboden


Beaverton, Ore.

High School:
Beaverton H.S.


1B / 3B


Villanova?s career leader for fielding percentage (.982) among all first basemen ? Two-time Second Team All-Big East selection (?01 & ?00) ? Finished career with .277 batting average, 101 RBI, 68 runs scored, nine home runs, and 37 doubles ? Currently tied for fourth among Villanova?s career home run leaders and tied for third among the career double leaders.

Heather Garboden

2002: Served as a team captain ? Played in 59 and started 58 games ? Finished second on the team with five home runs and third on the team with 10 doubles and 26 RBI ? Batted .299 (49-for-164) and scored 20 runs ? Delivered in the clutch with 10 two-out RBI ? Made 418 putouts with 19 assists, while committing only six errors for a .986 fielding percentage, second best in Villanova?s history for first basemen ... Hit two home runs versus Lafayette (4/11/02) ? Recorded a season-best three RBI versus St. Xavier (3/4/02) ? Had 13 multiple hit games, including three hits against Holy Cross (3/5/02) ? Her 10-game hit streak mid-season (4/9/02-4/17/02) was the third longest streak by any Wildcat.

2001: Second Team All-Big East selection ... Batted .280 in 157 at bats ... In Big East games only, finished sixth in doubles (5) ... Finished second on the team in RBI (27) and third in doubles (9) ... Compiled 44 hits and 2 home runs ... Defensively, finished with a .981 fielding percentage with 291 putouts and 17 assists, committing only six errors.

2000: Second Team All-Big East selection ... Hit .282 compiling 37 hits in 131 at bats ... Led the team and finished fifth in the conference in doubles (12) ... Finished second in RBIs (26), tied for second on the team in walks (13), fourth in runs (17) and fifth in total bases (54) ... Started all 16 Big East games ... Hit .298 accumulating 14 hits, 6 doubles, 11 runs batted in and 7 runs. Played in 50 games starting 47.

1999: Big East Academic All-Star ... Named Big East Rookie of the Week 3/15/99 ... Tied for fifth on team in RBI with 22 ... Had two hits, including a triple and four RBI in her collegiate debut versus Providence on 2/28/99 ... Hit the first home run of her career on 3/1/99 vs. Maine ... Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI against St. Francis (Pa.) on 3/3/99.

High School: Four-year letter-winner in softball for head coach Dennis Keller ... Added three varsity letters in basketball ... Earned second team All-League softball honors in 1998 ... Received first team All-League distinction and third team All-State accolades in 1997 ... Member of the All-League second team in 1996 ... Voted the most improved basketball player at Beaverton in 1997 ... Won the Les Schwab ?Player in the Paint Award? in 1997 ... Academic honor roll student at Beaverton.

Personal: Marketing major ... Younger of two daughters of Gary and Shirley Garboden ... Has a sister Jennifer (26) ... Played for Oregon Sun Supply during the summer ... Born 9/6/80.

Heather's Career Stats

1999 (Fr.)4343119142822.23596611390.328
2000 (So.)5047131173726.28213151211542.412
2001 (Jr.)5352157174427.280717902590.376
2002 (Sr.)5958164204926.2997181005740.451
Career Stats20520057168158101.278365637292262.396