11 Liz Hamming
11 Liz Hamming
Birth Date: 8/22/91
Height: 5-9
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Hudsonville, Mich.
High School: Hudsonville
Position: Catcher
Bats/Throws: R/R

High School: Member of 2009 Division I state championship team at Hudsonville (Mich.) High in senior year . . . Attained first-team all-state, all-region, and All-Ottawa-Kent Red Conference recognition in 2008 as a junior . . . Coached by Tom Vruggink . . . A 2009 graduate . . . Picked up all-district kudos and was selected to The Advance newspaper All-Area First Team in junior year . . . Tabbed as the 2008 team's Most Valuable Player after hitting for a .415 average with 51 hits and 33 RBIs in 123 at bats . . . Also recorded 12 doubles, two triples, four home runs, and scored 18 runs while generating a .765 fielding percentage in 2008 as squad went 33-7 overall with both conference and district championship titles . . . Batted .283 as a sophomore in 2007 season after notching 30 hits in 106 at bats, which included five doubles, two triples, and two roundtrippers . . . Drove in 15 runs and tallied eight more to go with an .811 fielding percentage in the 2007 campaign . . . Went one-of-three (double) at the plate in the Eagles' 2-1 state tourney semifinal-round contest in 2007 . . . Member of the 2007 team which compiled a 26-14 overall ledger while capturing district, regional, and quarterfinal round championships.    

Personal: Daughter of Dave and Sheri Hamming . . . Born in Zeeland, Mich. . . . Father is employed as a concrete contractor and mother is an inventory specialist . . . Has an older sister and a younger brother . . . Special interests include hunting . . . Spent five years learning karate and currently holds red belt level classification . . . Dental hygiene major.

On Deck With Hamming:
The thing I like most about Ferris State Softball: we work hard and play hard
My advice to youngsters is: work hard on your weakest skill
My favorite movie: The Hangover
My worst fear: breaking a bone or having surgery
My role model is: My dad
I chose Ferris State because: it's located in a small town
Favorite music group: Nickelback
Something unusual about me is: I go hunting in the fall
My first softball memory is: playing t-ball and hitting a home run
If I could change one thing about softball, I would: make playing only in fair weather
The motto I live by: "It Happens"
What has been the most thrilling moment of your life outside of sports?: Moving to college
If I could meet anyone in history, it would be: My grandpa Hamming