University of Iowa Athletics

#10 Taylor Leichsenring

Height -
Class Jr.
Hometown Amana, Iowa
High School Clear Creek-Amana
Taylor Leichsenring - Softball - University of Iowa Athletics

2009 as a Junior… Played in all 58 games with 47 starts, including 43 starts in the outfield and four as the designated player… led team with 13 sacrifice hits… 7-8 in stolen bases… 3-4 with a run scored in win at Texas (Feb. 7)… 3-4 and tied a career-high with two runs scored in win at Ohio State (Mar. 29).

2008 as a Sophomore… Played in 61 games with 57 starts in the outfield… batted .280 with 15 runs scored…stole nine bases… 2-3 with two stolen bases in win over Long Beach State in NCAA Regionals (May 17)… collected Iowa’s only two hits against Northwestern in Big Ten Tournament championship game (May 10)… went 3-3 and scored game-winning run against Illinois State (April 9).

2007 as a Freshman… Named team’s co-Most Improved Player… played in 54 games with 35 starts, including 26 starts in right field and nine as the designated player… fourth-best team batting average at .322… scored 19 runs and collected eight RBI… tallied nine multiple-hit games… went a perfect 4-4 with two runs scored against Cal Poly (March 17).

High School… Named class 3A Offensive Player of the Year as a senior… four-year all-state selection, including first team honors as a junior and senior… named to first team all-area and all-district teams as a junior and senior… three-year first team all-conference selection… led her team to class 2A state titles in 2002 and 2004 along with a 3A state championship in 2006… named captain of the all-tournament team in 2006… finished her career with 158 stolen bases… member of the Iowa Select All-Star team that won the Rainbow Classic championship in Hawaii… three-time all-conference selection as an outside hitter in volleyball… four-time state qualifier and three-time Drake Relays qualifier in track as a sprinter.

Personal… Bats/Throws – Left/Right… Major – Communications… Parents – Bill and Karen Leichsenring… Born – December 5, 1987… High School – Clear Creek Amana… high school teammates with current Hawkeye Ashley Akers… High School Coach -Jim White.