A two-sport star at Cal, will concentrate solely on softball this season after completing her basketball eligibility in March 2000 … recruited out of high school as a shortstop and has worked hard in the fall to make the transition from the outfield where she played from 1998-2000, back to shortstop … a leader on and off the field … versatile athlete who can play many positions … may bat in the six or seven hole in the line-up … a two-time first team Pac-10 All-Academic selection As a Junior: Bowie joined her softball teammates March 12, one day after the completion of the basketball season …. struggled at the plate in the with a .167 average … however, came alive in the NCAA regional by batting .455 (5-for-11) with three runs, a double and an RBI on her way to earning Most Outstanding Player honors ... was 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI in Cal's 2-0 opening win over Florida ... also scored the tying run in the second Florida game and Cal's second run in the 2-0 victory over Fresno State in the title match of the regional tournament ... went 1-for-5 in the College World Series with a single against Oklahoma in the first round … saw action in both right and center field ... completed her basketball career with 1,043 points and is the 14th player in Cal history to score 1,000 points …. As a Sophomore: Bowie again joined the softball team one day after the completion of the basketball season, traveling to San Luis Obispo to meet her softball teammates for a doubleheader at Cal Poly March 7 … batted 0-1 in her first game back, but then went on a nine-game hitting streak that lasted until March 14 … average was above .400 as late as April 10 and she ended the year with a team-high .318 average … voted first team GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-District … also earned second team All-Pac-10 and first team Pac-10 All-Academic honors … named to the all-tournament team at the Bank of Hawaii Tournament when she went 5-for-9 with four runs scored … a clutch hitter, she batted .450 with runners in scoring position and .349 with runners on base … led Cal with 19 multi-hit games. As a Redshirt-Freshman: After the basketball season ended March 7, Bowie played her first softball game for Cal against Stanford March 8 … started 46 of the 48 games she played … earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 and second team Pac-10 All-Academic … voted Pac-10 Player of the Week April 20 after going 5-for-13 with two runs, two home runs and six RBI in games against Arizona and Arizona State … despite missing the first 14 games of the year, still tied for third on the team with 20 RBI … led the Bears with six multi-RBI games … ended the season on an eight-game hitting streak … had another eight-game streak from March 21-April 4 … her .290 average tied for fourth on the squad. As a Freshman: Redshirted after she tore a ligament in a finger in her right hand during the basketball season. Basketball: Completed her senior season on the basketball team after the 1999-2000 season, where she was a four-year starter … earned Pac-10 All-Academic honors three times and was an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection as a junior … led the Bears in scoring in both 1998 (11.0 ppg) and '99 (11.9 ppg) … voted team Co-MVP after her sophomore season … third on Cal's all-time list in three-pointers made (129). High School: Named first team all-state by Cal-Hi Sports as a senior at Clovis West HS when she batted .350 and had a 1.000 fielding percentage … earned all-valley honors as a sophomore and a senior … primarily a shortstop in high school … a member of the National Honor Society … in basketball, earned all-league and all-valley honors as a junior and a senior … chosen the top player in the West by Street & Smith's … set a school record with 1,348 points and 53.3 percent field goal shooting. Personal: Parents are David and Lindy Bowie … both of her parents are Cal alumni … has a younger sister Christina … business administration major … born June 6, 1978 in Fresno, CA.
Bowie's Career Statistics Year G AB R H AVG 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB 1998 48 138 16 40 .290 3 1 2 20 1 18 4 1999 54 179 23 57 .318 7 2 1 24 2 10 2 2000 42 114 8 19 .167 4 0 0 5 4 11 0 Totals 144 431 47 116 .269 14 3 3 49 7 39 6