#45 Whitney Warner
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Center Grove|
2009: Saw action in 39 games as a junior, making 37 starts … 34 of her starts came at catcher for the Crusaders … hit .284 on the season … kicked off season with 2-for-3 effort, including a double, Feb. 27 vs. Missouri State … tallied seven multi-hit games on the year … also picked up doubles March 5 vs. Holy Cross and April 11 at Youngstown State … drove in a run in three straight games March 11-18 … had a career-high four-hit game in opener of tripleheader against YSU April 11 … also drove in three runs in opener against the Penguins … drove in game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh as part of 2-for-3 effort in nightcap of doubleheader April 16 against Purdue … went 3-for-3 in HL Championship opener vs. Green Bay May 7 … closed championship action, going 2-for-5 with an RBI against Loyola May 8.
2008: Appeared in 44 games, including 43 starts, as a sophomore for Valpo ... used primarily as the team’s designated player ... went 7-for-9 at Tulsa Invitational Feb. 23-24, hitting her first career home run and driving in three runs ... earned Horizon League Player of the Week accolades for her performance in the season’s opening week ... registered three of her eight multi-hit games in Tulsa ... posted an eight-game hitting streak March 3-15 ... drove in a pair of runs March 16 vs. St. Peter’s ... went 3-for-5 in Horizon League doubleheader March 29 against Detroit ... kicked off league twinbill April 11 at UIC with a double and two RBIs in the opener ... exploded in the nightcap against the Flames, hitting two home runs, including her first career grand slam, and driving in six runs ... posted a three-hit game in opener at Wright State April 24.
2007: Made 27 starts among her 38 appearances during first year with the Crusaders ... third on team in walks (12) and tied for third in RBI (17) ... recorded a 2-RBI single for first career hit March 6 vs. Sacred Heart ... also scored first career run against the Pioneers ... earned the start March 24 at UMKC, going 2-for-4 with a career-best four RBI ... went 2-for-3 with three RBI April 9 vs. Saint Joseph’s ... put together back-to-back two-hit games April 14 vs. IUPUI and April 16 against IPFW ... drove in two runs in the latter game ... named to Mid-Con All-Academic team.
Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Trojans ... member of state-champion Center Grove squad as a freshman ... helped lead Trojans to state runner-up finish in 2004 and state semifinals in 2006 ... team also won four Metro Interscholastic Conference titles ... holds Indiana record for most putouts in a career ... twice named to first team all-state squad ... earned all-conference and all-county honors four times ... owns Trojan record for most games played in a career ... a three-time All-M.I.C. Academic team honoree.
Personal: Whitney is the daughter of Mike and Amy Warner ... major is sports management ... born April 7, 1988.