24 Amity Tello
24 Amity Tello
Height: 5-2
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Xavier Prep
Position: INF

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012: Made a series of early-season starts as the team's cleanup hitter ... started on Opening Day at third base at UTEP (Feb. 9) ... also started as the designated player four times and at shortstop once ... came through with a clutch pinch-hit double in the seventh inning against James Madison (Mar. 7) ... made 29 plate appearances, drew four walks and tallied a pair of hits.

A 2011 graduate of Xavier College Prep, where she was a four-year varsity starter at both corner infield positions … was the Gator’s cleanup hitter, helping Xavier Prep to four consecutive top 10 finishes in the Arizona Class 5A State Tournament … was a First Team All-Fiesta League honoree and four-time all-league award winner … batted .422 during her senior season … played with a number of other Division I recruits at Xavier Prep, including teammates Emma Bogart (Western Michigan) and Katie Appelbe (Harvard).

Born in Phoenix, Ariz. … daughter of Mario and Elva Tello … has one younger sister, Alexa … excellent student, earning honor roll distinction as a prep … studying in Santa Clara’s school of Arts and Sciences.