Should have more playing opportunities this season and provides depth in the outfield ... Has shown growth in confidence.
Recorded her first collegiate hit on Feb. 13, vs. Wisconsin ... Went 1-for-3 with a run scored in the game ... Made 23 starts ... Drew her first collegiate walk on 2/5 vs. Coastal ... Recorded her first SEC hit on 4/6, vs. Georgia ... Named to the 2005 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.
Saw action in 21 games ... Made her first collegiate appearance in game two against Charlotte (2/7) ... Utilized as a pinch runner ... Scored her first collegiate run against Arkansas on 3/16... Scored second run vs. Furman 4/21.
Graduated from Kamiakin High School ... Three-year letterwinner in softball ... Hit .507 as a senior and .410 as a junior ... Recorded 41 hits, 33 runs and 11 stolen bases as a senior ... First team all-conference and first team all-area during junior and senior seasons ... Two-time Offensive MVP ... Broke three high school records during senior year: hits - 41, runs- 33 and batting average - .507 ... Helped her team finish second in the Big 9 Conference and fourth in the district ... Voted Most Inspirational Freshman of the Year ... Inducted into the Kamiakin Wall of Fame for softball ... Played summer ball for Washington Aphis coached by Guy Norman.
Full name is Darcy Ann Norem ... Born Sept. 13, 1984 in Bozeman, Mont. ... Parents are Tony and Matt Donnelly and Mark Norem ... Has two sisters, Kaycee and Stacee, and one brother, Christopher ... Chose USC over NC State, Arkansas and Marshall ... Major is Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management ... Hobbies include horse shows, snowboarding, singing and hunting ... Enjoys hanging out with friends, riding her horse and listening to music.TMTM
Extra-Innings With Darcy...
What is one thing you have always wanted to do? Surfing, but I can't swim. I also don't want to get eaten by a shark.
How would you describe yourself? Bubbly, fun and always full of energy
What is the best gift someone could ever give you? Unlimited flights to Australia to see my sister, Kaycee.
If you had your choice of one automobile, what would it be? Oh man this is an easy one...a fire engine red F-250 4X4.
When I am not playing softball, I am ... Riding my horses or spending time with my family.
What is your favorite movie quote? "I'm kind of a big deal" - Anchorman
What is the most interesting place you have ever visited? Charleston, S.C. Not only is it pretty, but there is so much history there.
What have you learned from softball you would like to pass along to others? If you have fun, things are going to come together. You have to learn how to relax.