Career Notes Entering 2014 Season:
• 2012 NFCA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team
• 2012 All-Mid-American Conference Second Team
• MAC West Division Player of the Week (Feb 29, 2012)
• In Ball State's Career Records: home runs (16, 6th), walks (72, 6th), RBI (101, 7th), on base percentage (.402, 7th), double plays turned (24, 8th), slugging percentage (.482, 9th), sacrifice flies (4, T-12th) and assists (283, 14th)
• In Ball State's Single Season Records (highest only): walks (35 in 2013, 3rd), sacrifice flies (3 in 2013, T-3rd), double plays turned (14 in 2013, 6th), RBI (49 in 2012, T-6th), total bases (99 in 2012, 7th), assists (134 in 2013, 7th), home runs (10 in 2012, 8th), slugging percentage (.589 in 2012, 8th), on base percentage (.437 in 2012, 15th), and hits (58 in 2012, T-20th)
2013 (Jr.): Earned third letter at Ball State … helped guide the Cardinals to their fourth Mid-American Conference regular season title in program history with a 37-17 (18-3 MAC) record … started 53 games at third base … tallied a .218 batting average with 32 hits in 147 at bats … ranked eighth in the MAC with 36 RBI, while leading the league with 35 walks and three sacrifice flies … her 35 walks ranked 49th nationally … ranked fourth on the team with eight multiple RBI games … blasted five home runs on the year … belted her second career grand slam in BSU’s win over Grambling State (Feb. 22), and finished the game with a career-high five RBI … also drove in five RBI in the Cardinals’ 10-7 win in game two at Toledo (March 30), with a sixth-inning two-run double and a seventh-inning three-run double … drove in four RBI in a 9-1 non-conference victory over Eastern Michigan (March 2) with a sacrifice fly and a sixth-inning walk-off three-run home run ... reached base safely in eight consecutive games from March 16 versus Wisconsin to the second game versus Toledo ... opened the season by reaching base safely in the first four games, extending her career-long streak to 31 games after reaching base safely in the final 27 games of the 2012 season … posted seven two-hit games on the year … had a hand in 14 double plays on the year, including one unassisted, to help the Ball State defense rank fourth nationally with 30 double plays turned … posted a .933 fielding percentage with 62 putouts, 134 assists and 14 errors.
2012 (So.): Earned second letter at Ball State ... helped guide the Cardinals to their third Mid-American Conference regular season title in program history with a 40-15 (17-3 MAC) record ... All-MAC Second Team selection ... named to the NFCA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team ... started all 55 games, including 54 starts at third base ... tallied a .345 batting average with 58 hits in 168 at bats ... ranked ninth in the MAC with a .589 slugging percentage and 10th in the league with a .437 on base percentage ... ended the season on a career-long eight game hitting streak and having reached base safely in a career-best 27 consecutive games ... named the MAC West Division Player of the Week (Feb. 29) ... had 16 multi-hit games and 13 multi-RBI games ... her 99 total tied for seventh in the MAC ... her 49 RBI tied for second in the MAC ... her 10 home runs tied for seventh in the MAC ... her 26 walks tied for ninth in the MAC ... recorded her first career grand slam to lift Ball State to a 4-0 win over Central Michigan (April 21), which was one of three games in which she recorded four RBI ... hit three three-run home runs on the season, all in BSU wins ... posted her first three-hit game in the first game of a doubleheader versus Toledo in which she went 3-for-4 with a home run, two singles, four RBI and a pair of runs scored ... had a hand in 10 of BSU's NCAA-leading 33 double plays, including an unassisted double play in the first game of a doubleheader at Kent State (April 27) ... posted a .947 fielding percentage with 47 putouts, 114 assists and nine errors.
2011 (Fr.): Earned first letter at Ball State by playing in 48 games with 19 starts at third base ... posted a .304 batting average with 24 hits in 79 at bats ... recorded a pair of doubles in her first collegiate game versus Belmont (2/19), while driving in a season-high three RBI and drawing a walk ... launched her first career home run at Austin Peay (2/20), a three-run shot to center field which also tied her season-high with three RBI ... finished the year with five multi-hit games and nine doubles ... her five multi-RBI games tied for fifth on the squad ... reached base in eight consecutive games from March 8 (at Central Florida) through March 19 (vs. Radford) ... scored six runs.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four year letterwinner at Andrean ... Indiana State 3A State Champions 2007 (Coach Frank Podkul); runners up in 2009 (Coach Russ Serrato) ... hit state championship game-winning home run in 2007 ... First Team All-State two times ... earned First Team All-Conference honors four times ... Northwest Indiana Times First Team All-Area four times ... ICGSA North/South All Star in 2010 team MVP three years ... holds nine top-ten Indiana State history hitting records including third-most career home runs (30), third and sixth most home runs in a season (13-2009) (10-2010) and owns the second-longest hitting streak in state history (29) ... played for the Indiana Magic Gold club team under the direction of Kim Clay and Wayne Gibson for two years at third base ... made honor roll all four years.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Ron and Noreen Bickel ... has one sister, Ali, and one brother, Doug ... born July 16, 1991, in Munster, Ind. ... full name is Audrey Marie Bickel ... majoring in sports administration ... maintains a 3.708 grade-point average.