2016 NCAA Division III National Champions
Mel Hinojosa
2016-17 Softball
NO
32
POS
IF
B/T
R/R
HT
5-5
CL-EXP
SR-3L
HOMETOWN
Houston, Texas
PREVIOUS SCHOOL
La Porte HS
Mel Hinojosa

UT Tyler Honors & Awards:
- First Team All-ASC (2014, 2015, 2016) 

Junior 2016): Mel Hinojosa enters her senior season with a career .292 average after having four hits as a junior... Hinojosa hit a double in a win over Mary Hardin-Baylor and also drove in four runs during the season... Was a member of the 2016 NCAA DIII National Champions. 

Sophomore (2015): Hinojosa started 18 games and played in 38 for the Patriots in the 2015 season… She would finish the season with 12 hits with three doubles and a home run and with 13 RBI… Hinojosa led the Patriots by being hit by 13 pitches.

Freshman (2014): Started 38 games as a true freshman for the Patriots...Finished the year with a .345 batting average in 110 at-bats...Tied for second on the team with five homeruns while finishing with 31 RBIs...Totaled 38 hits on the year...Finished second on the team with 13 doubles. 

High School: Played for coach Bryant Upshaw and Cirby Vesr at La Porte HS in Houston...Four-year letter-winner...2010: Academic All District...2011: Academic All District...Second Team All District 22-5A...2012: Team Captain...Academic All District...All District Honorable Mention 21-5A...Defensive Player of The Year...2013: Team Captain...Academic All District...Second Team All District 21-5A...Defensive Player of The Year.

Personal: Daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Hinojosa... Has two siblings, Michael Jr. and David.

Major: Kinesiology

Why UT Tyler?: "I chose UT Tyler because I fell in love with the school the moment I stepped on campus. I knew that this is where I was meant to be. Our amazing softball facilities also helped in making the decision."

BEYOND THE GAME
FAVORITE PRO SPORTS TEAM: Houston Texans
FAVORITE ATHLETE: Lauren Chamberlain 
FAVORITE MOVIE: Selena
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Grey’s Anatomy
FAVORITE BAND/MUSICIAN: Josh Abbott Band
FAVORITE FOOD: Everything
FAVORITE HOBBY: Chasing my nephew around
FAVORITE SOFTBALL MEMORY: Winning the National Championship in 2016
FUNNIEST TEAMMATE: Abby Frame
MOST SERIOUS TEAMMATE: KK Stevens

Year  avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh sb-att po a e fld%
2014....  .345 43-38 110 16 38 13 0 5 31 66 .600 11 9 12 0 .446 0 4 0-0 16 2 0 1.000
2015....  .218 38-18 55 5 12 3 0 1 13 18 .327 6 13 9 0 .413 1 0 0-0 11 2 0 1.000
2016....  .200 24-1 20 0 4 1 0 0 4 5 .250 2 2 3 0 .333 0 1 0-0 0 0 0 .000
TOTAL...  .292 105-57 185 21 54 17 0 6 48 89 .481 19 24 24 0 .424 1 5 0-0 27 4 0 1.000
CAREER ALL-TIME RANKINGS:
Most times hit by pitch: 4th (24)

SINGLE-SEASON RANKINGS:
Most times hit by pitch: t-3rd (13 in 2015)