Putnam appeared in all 50 games, making 49 starts, during her senior season ... named to All-Big West Second Team for her play at second base ... set new career highs with .294 batting average, 40 hits, two triples, 34 RBIs, 64 total bases, 19 walks and 11 stolen bases ... tied career highs with eight doubles and four home runs ... lead team with .471 slugging percentage and nine sac bunts in addition to triples, home runs, RBIs, total bases and stolen bases ... improved her batting average every season at CSUN and led Matadors in sac bunts all four years of her career ... sported .963 fielding percentage with 129 put-outs and 106 assists in 244 chances at second base ... ranked among Big West Conference top 10 in slugging percentage, RBIs, stolen bases, sac bunts and ... had career-high four hits against Cal Poly on Apr. 18, missing the cycle by only a home run ... drove in career-high four RBIs on three different occasions ... batted team-high .316 in 21 conference games and led CSUN in hits, doubles, triples, home runs, RBIs, total bases, slugging percentage, walks, on-base percentage and stolen bases during conference season.
Putnam was one of two Matadors to play in and start all 47 games during her junior season ... set new career highs in batting average (.279), runs (23), hits (36), doubles (7), home runs (4) and total bases (55) ... batting average was 50 points higher than her career average entering the season ... only Matador to hit two home runs in a game, smacking a pair against Pacific on Mar. 29 ... led all Big West Conference second basemen in extra-base hits (11) and fielding percentage (.977) ... scored a career-high three runs against Cal State Bakersfield on Mar. 22 ... had a career-high three hits on three different occasions: vs. North Dakota on Mar. 7, vs. Cal State Bakersfield on Mar. 22 and vs. UC Santa Barbara on Apr. 12 ... drove in two RBIs on four different occasions ... led CSUN in sacrifice hits for third-straight season, finishing year with 11 sac bunts and one sacrifice fly ... tied a career high with six stolen bases ... finished second on the team with a .426 slugging percentage and third with .343 on-base percentage.
Putnam played in all 47 games for the Matadors, starting 46 ... finished with three home runs, 16 RBIs and a .243 batting average ... recorded 10 sacrifice hits, the second-most on the team ... finished second on the team with six steals in 10 attempts ... walked 18 times during season, second-highest on the team ... finished eighth on the team with 26 hits and her 15 runs was good tied her for sixth on the squad ... registered four multi-RBI games, three multi-hit games and two multi-run games ... went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a home run against UC Riverside on Apr. 28 ... belted a home run against Florida State on Mar. 15, finishing the game with two runs and two RBIs ... drove in two runs and scored two more against Cal Poly on Apr. 14 ... hit first home run of the season against Oregon on Feb. 10 ... recorded first career triple against Canisius on Mar. 13 ... finished with 85 assists, second most on the team and finished with a fielding percentage of .948.
Putnam started all 40 games she appeared in during her freshman season ... hit .204 with one home run, 12 runs batted in and a team-leading 12 sacrifice hits ... also scored 13 runs and had four doubles ... hit .261 (12-for-46) during Big West play with nine RBI and seven runs scored ... posted five multiple-hit games and three multiple-RBI contests ... went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two walks in her first collegiate game against New Mexico on Feb. 10 ... hit her first home run, a two-run shot, against Fresno State on Feb. 12 ... had two hits and two runs scored in each of the three games at UC Riverside (Apr. 29-30), finishing the weekend 6-for-12 (.500) with six runs scored, four runs batted in and two doubles ... also had a two-hit, two-run contest against Southern Utah (Feb. 23) ... drove in a pair in wins over UC Santa Barbara (Apr. 22) and UC Riverside (Apr. 29) ... laid down two sacrifice bunts in a game twice, against Southern Utah and Cal Poly (Apr. 14) ... stole both her bases at the Aztec Classic on Mar. 4 against Loyola Marymount and Oregon.
Justin-Siena High School
Putnam played three sports at Justin-Siena High School in Napa, Calif. ... earned four letters in softball, three in basketball and one in volleyball ... earned All-Marin County League and all-county honors all four seasons in softball ... was also named Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior ... received all-county accolades twice and all-league honors as a senior in basketball ... graduated in 2005 with a 3.0 grade point average.
Born on March 3, 1987 in Berkeley, Calif. ... parents are Nia and Mike Putnam ... has one sister, Taylor and one brother, Athan ... engaged to A.J. Vera ... favorites include the San Francisco Giants, actress Sarah Jessica Parker, actor Gerard Butler and the movies "Mulan" and "It's a Wonderful Life" ... enjoys spending time with loved ones, watching movies and reading when she has time to relax ... names Anne Frank as the person from history she would most like to meet ... says the best advice she has ever received is to "believe in yourself" ... majoring in child andadolescentdevelopment.