12   Scooter Wheeler
Scooter Wheeler


Kingsburg, Calif.

High School:


Third Base


2001 (Junior): Started all 57 games at third base ... Led the Atlantic 10 in batting average (.333), RBIs (43) and on-base percentage (.453) ... Ranked second in the A-10 in home runs (six) and slugging percentage (.552) and third in doubles (13) ... Hit 2-for-2 with two doubles, two walks, two RBIs and a run scored in a 7-0 win over La Salle ... Hit game-winning three-run blast in a 3-1 victory over Temple ... 2001 A-10 Player of the Year ... A-10 All-Conference selection ... A-10 All-Tournament pick ... Second team Speedline Northeast All-Region ... ECAC All-Star pick ... WHMP/UMass Athlete of the Week (3-22) ... Tallahassee Democrat and Florida State All-Tournament teams ... ... Ranks first all-time in UMass history with 17 career home runs and sixth with 110 RBIs.

2000 (Sophomore): All-Northeast Region second team selection ... Selected to A-10 All-Tournament team ... Batted .325 while starting every game at third base ... Had 53 hits, including seven doubles, four home runs and 34 RBIs ... Went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs in a 7-4 win over Syracuse ... Went 2-for-4 with three RBIs in a 5-1 victory at Fordham ... Was 5-for-6 with two RBIs and four runs scored in a doubleheader sweep of St. Bonaventure.

1999 (Freshman): Started all 53 games at first base ... Led the team in home runs (seven), doubles (nine), sac bunts (14), RBIs (33) and slugging percentage (.574) ... Was second on the team in batting (.319), on-base percentage (.441) and extra base hits (19) ... tied for second in hits (45) and runs scored (24) ... Went 1-for-2 with two walks and two RBIs in collegiate debut against Alabama ... Went 2-for-4 with two homers and three RBIs in doubleheader at UConn ... Was 2-for-3 in the A-10 semifinal win over St. Joseph?s.

Before UMass: Earned four letters in softball at Kingsburg (Calif.) High School ... Team captain as a senior ... Three-time all-league selection for the Vikings ... Also played volleyball, soccer and football ... Most Valuable Player of her softball and soccer teams as a junior and senior.

Personal: Full name is Cherra Latriece Wheeler ... Born on July 12, 1980, in San Luis Obispo, Calif. ... Daughter of Daniel and Judy Wheeler ... Has a brother, Daniel (16), and two sisters, Brande (22) and DeAnna (18) ... A Psychology major.

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