India  Chiles

23India Chiles


Louisville, Ky.

High School:
Ballard H.S.






"A tremendous offensive threat who enters 2007 as the SEC's top returning hitter. India worked out every day this summer to become an even better player. I am amazed at her bat control and speed. She will play left field for us this season and is a team captain."

AS A JUNIOR (2006):

Finished the season rated second in the SEC?in hitting at .437 and will start out 2007 as the league's top returning hitter...Garnered 56 starts in 65 games played in 2006 while stealing 19 bases, scoring 48 runs and tallying an on-base percentage of .469 with 10 RBI...Selected to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District IV first-team squad...Delivered a 2-for-4, two run scored effort in the 4-3 upset of #1 UCLA at the Women's College World Series...Also registered a base knock in the triumphs over #9 Arizona State and #3 Arizona...Had a career-best 12-game hitting streak ended against Northwestern in the WCWS...Led the UT team with an incredible .667 average (6-of-9) in the best-of-three Super Regional against No. 13 Michigan as UT secured a berth in the WCWS...Was a perfect 3-for-3 with two runs scored in the 5-3 triumph over the Wolverines...Registered a .455 (5-of-11) mark at the dish during NCAA Regional No. 4 in Knoxville to help guide UT to a perfect 3-0 mark...Hit a robust .600 (6-of-10) on her way to SEC?All-Tournament honors during UT's title-winning run in Athens, Ga...Delivered at a .286 clip at the plate against #11 LSU... Hit .417 (5-of-12) at #9 Georgia with four runs scored...Truly became a solid contributor to UT's offense as the designated player hit .857 (6-of-7) with three runs scored during the sweep of Mississippi State...Got a hit in two at-bats against USC...Was 2-for-2 at the plate with a run scored in UT's 10-0 (5) rout of ETSU (4/5)...Registered a .375 average (3-of-8) with a run scored at Arkansas...Proved to truly be a go-to player for Tennessee in 2006 as Chiles hit .429 (3-of-7) with a run scored in the series at Kentucky...Hit a solid .444 (4-of-9) with three runs scored and a team-best three stolen bases in the series against #6 Alabama...Had a pair of hits in UT's 5-4 (9) and 6-3 losses at 'Bama...Had a solid DH?against Liberty (3/23) by hitting .400 (2-of-5) with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI...Was 2-of-4 with two runs scored against #18 Auburn...Continued her hot hitting by going 3-of-4 with three runs scored in the DH?sweep of Belmont (3/14)...Reached base safely in six of her seven contests during UT's title run at the USF adidas Tournament in Clearwater, Fla...Hit .429 at the USF Tourney with nine runs scored...Hit .333 with two runs scored during the Worth Invitational in Fullerton, Calif... Registered the game-winning RBI in the third inning of UT's 1-0 triumph over Florida State (2/24) at the NFCA?Leadoff Classic with a double to left center to score Katherine Card...Hit .286 with three runs scored at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic...Got off to a rousing start in 2006 by hitting .500 (2-of-4) with four RBI during the Coastal Carolina Tournament in Conway, S.C...Chiles established a new single-game career-high with four RBI during UT's 10-4 victory over Coastal Carolina (2/10) on a two-RBI single and a two-RBI double.


Fourth on the team with a .353 average after starting 55 contests in the outfield and playing in 76 of UT's 82 matchups...Scored 31 runs and registered 48 hits with 17 stolen bases...Selected to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District IV second-team squad as well as Academic All-SEC for the second straight season...Hit .667 in NCAA Regional No. 11 action in Knoxville...Went 1-of-2 with a run scored in the 9-0 NCAA win over Miami Univ...Scored the game-winning run in UT's 1-0, nine-inning win at LSU...Tied a career best with three hits in a 3-for-4 day at the plate in Tennessee's 4-0 win at Austin Peay (4/19)...Went 2-of-3 and scored UT's only run in a 3-1 setback to No. 15 Florida in Gainesville...Reached safely in three consecutive games (Kentucky, twice vs. Arkansas) with five hits in eight at-bats (.625)...Delivered a 2-for-3 effort at the plate with two runs scored in the 3-1 series-closing win over Kentucky...Went 2-of-3 with a run scored in the 9-0 win over Austin Peay...Posted a hit and scored a run in the 14-0 rout of Pacific (2/25)...Had a superb weekend at the GSU Invitational (Feb 18-20) by going 4-for-6 for a .667 average with four runs scored and a pair of stolen bases...Had a career-high three hits and two runs scored in the 9-0 triumph over Charleston Southern...Crossed the plate as a pinch-runner and stole a base in UT's 4-0 win over Central Florida (2/4)...Singled in her only at-bat as a right field substitute against Florida A&M (2/5).


Served as a pinch runner in 43 games and scored 21 runs...Hit 1-for-8 (.125) on the season with one RBI...Roared home with a run during a seventh-inning barrage that kept UT alive against archrival Florida...Scored once against Appalachian State...Came across the plate in the first clash with Auburn on a RBI single into right field by Stacey Jennings...Scored twice during the Arkansas series...Chipped in with three runs during the Lady Vol Classic...Scored twice in the series at Mississippi State...Came across with her team's lone run on Stacey Jennings' RBI single in the seventh at Alabama...Had stolen second base to move into scoring position...Made her first career start in left field in the third game of the Kentucky series...Went 0-for-2 at the dish but recorded an assist by catching a Wildcat runner between second and third base...Lashed first career hit with an RBI double to close the win over Louisiana Tech on Feb. 27 via the mercy rule...Went 1-for-3 (.333) at the Compass Bank Invitational and scored twice...Front end of a double steal with Katherine Card against the Lady Techsters, when India nabbed home plate...Came all the way around from first base on Lauren Mattox's double to plate the Orange's first run versus New Mexico State on Feb. 15...Swiped the first base of her career during the previous encounter with the Aggies...Grounded out in her first career at bat against Boston University on Valentine's Day...Came across the dish four times during the three-day tournament in Hawaii.


Attended Ballard High School, where she lettered in softball four times and captained the team as a senior...Was a two-time all-state selection...The Bruins captured numerous tournaments during her career...A top candidate for the Kentucky Miss Softball Award...Holds team records for on-base percentage and stolen bases...Also competed for the Louisville Sluggers club team and batted in the lead-off spot...Three-year letterwinner in basketball who was a captain once...Was an academic all-state selection.


Majoring in psychology and hopes to continue into nursing... Highest aspiration is to win the Women's College World Series... Enjoys shopping and playing basketball...Models herself as a player after the Chicago Cubs' Alfonso Soriano...Admires Coach Ken Carter (recently portrayed in a movie by Samuel L. Jackson) and Bill Cosby...Has six siblings: Tiffany, 35; Daniel, 28; Summer, 26; Adam, 23; Josh, 16; and Ian, 14...Adam played on the basketball team at Murray State and professionally overseas in Iran...India Jade Chiles was born May 24, 1985, in Louisville, Ky...Her parents are Marion and Yvette Chiles.


At Bats: 4 (16 times)
Runs: 3 at Georgia (4/29/06)
Hits: 3 (six times)
Hit Streak: 12 games (5/6-6/1/06)
Runs Batted In: 4 at Coastal Carolina (2/10/06)
Doubles: 1 (seven times)
Triples: 0
Home Runs: 0
Walks: 1 (15 times)
Stolen Bases: 2 (five times)





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