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Table of Contents University of Minnesota Quick Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 2010 Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 2010 Season Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5 Meet the Golden Gophers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Co-Head Coaches Lisa Bernstein and Julie Standering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-9 Assistant Coach Piper Marten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Support Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Player Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-26 2009 Results and Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-29 Athletics Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 The University of Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32-33 University Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-35 The Twin Cities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-37 Twin Cities Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-39 University of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40-41 Athletics Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-43 Academic Counseling & Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-46 Jane Sage Cowles Stadium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-49 John and Sage Cowles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Metrodome Softball Classic Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52-53 Tournament Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 2010 Opponent Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55-56 Golden Gopher All-Americans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58-59 Minnesota Awards and Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-61 NCAA Teams and Big Ten Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62-63 NCAA/Big Ten Tournament History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64-65 Gopher Coaching Records/Year-By-Year Team Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Game, Season and Career Individual Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67-69 Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 All-Time Series Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Golden Gopher Softball Letterwinners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Year-By-Year Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73-79 WPSL History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80

Quick Facts Location: Minneapolis, Minn. Founded: 1851 Enrollment: 51,140 Nickname: Golden Gophers Colors: Maroon and Gold Conference: Big Ten President: Robert H. Bruininks Athletics Director: Joel Maturi Home Field: Jane Sage Cowles Stadium (opened in 2000) Press Row Phone: (612) 624-2992 Co-Head Coach: Lisa Bernstein (Arizona, 1986) Co-Head Coach: Julie Standering (Arizona, 1991) Assistant Coach: Piper Marten (Minnesota, 2003) 2009 Overall Record: 23-32 2009 Big Ten Record: 6-14/8th Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 11/10 Starters Returning/Lost: 7/3 Athletic Communications Softball Contact: Pat McCabe Office Phone: (612) 624-4345 Cell Phone: (612) 203-3028 Athletic Communications Fax Number: (612) 625-0359 E-mail: mcca0512@umn.edu Website: www.gophersports.com

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Media Information The 2010 Minnesota Softball Media Guide is intended to answer questions about the upcoming season and to assist media in coverage of the team. Requests for additional information should be made to the Athletic Communications Office at 612-625-4090. Credentials: Requests for press, radio, television and photo credentials for home games at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium should be made at least 24 hours in advance to the Athletic Communications Office. Credentials will be left at the media pass gate located at the media pass entrance at the main entrance of the stadium. Press Services: Pregame notes, statistics and game programs will be available prior to the start of each game in the press box. Final statistics will also be available in the press box. Fax transmission service is available. Arrangements should be made with media relations personell prior to the day of the game. Post-game Interviews: Following a 10-minute cooling off period, post-game interviews will be held in the media room. The visiting coach, along with visiting team players, will be available first, followed by Minnesota co-head coaches Lisa Bernstein and Julie Standering, and requested Gopher players. An Athletic Communications representative will be available to take interview requests. In-Season Interviews: All requests for interviews with players or coaches should be directed to the Athletic Communications Office. Please allow at least 24 hours prior notice for interviews. The 2010 Minnesota Softball Media Guide is published by the University of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Communications. Additional copies may be purchased for $8 (shipping & handling included) by sending a check made payable to the University of Minnesota and mailing it to: University of Minnesota Athletic Communications 244 Bierman Field Athletic Building 516 15th Avenue S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55455 For more information, please contact the athletic communications office at: Phone: (612) 625-4090 Fax: (612) 625-0359 Email: gophers@umn.edu

Credits The 2010 Minnesota Softball Media Guide was written, compiled and edited by Michael Molde with assistance from Pat McCabe. Layout and design by Sara Berhow, covers by Jeff Keiser and Chris Lagasse. Photography: Alicia Jerome, Eric Miller, Jerry Lee, Christopher Mitchell Printing: University of Minnesota Printing Services Special thanks to Bob Swoverland and the staff at University of Minnesota Printing Services.

Athletic Communications Staff Director of Athletic Communications: Garry Bowman Associate Directors: Becky Bohm, Andy Seeley, Matt Slieter Assistant Directors: Steve Geller, Jim Strick, Michelle Traen Creative Director: Jeff Keiser Assistant Communications/Publications Director: Sara Berhow Assistant to the Creative Director: Chris Lagasse Communications Assistant/Softball Contact: Pat McCabe The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, handicap, age, veteran status or sexual orientation.


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Team

ROSTER No. Name 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 13. 15. 16. 17. 20. 22. 29. 34. 45. 88.

Kelsey Klucas Tina Watts Abby Rehberger Allie Siu Alison Murphy Lisa Stensby Aubrey Davis Whitney Erickson Malisa Barnes Dannie Skrove Mallory Mitchell Natalie Neal Jessie Hathaway Kim Hanlon Kari Dorle Alissa Koch Lacey Middlebrooks Sammie Howard Heidi Carls Chonquita Jones Alex Davis

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Hometown

UT IF IF IF/OF UT SS/3B OF C/UT 1B OF IF IF UT UT C/UT P P 2B OF UT IF/C

R/R R/R R/R L/R R/R R/R L/R R/R L/L L/L R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R L/R L/R R/R R/R

Fr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Sr. Sr. Fr.

Aitkin, Minn. Minneapolis, Minn. Brainerd, Minn. Maple Grove, Minn. Rapid City, S.D. Sierra Vista, Ariz. Kennedale, Tex. San Ramon, Calif. Phoenix, Ariz. Zimmerman, Minn. Forney, Tex. Frisco, Tex Honolulu, Hawaii Ham Lake, Minn. North St. Paul, Minn. Racine, Wis. Wake Village, Tex. Shoreview, Minn. Villard, Minn. Chicago, Ill. Harbor City, Calif.

Previous School Aitkin HS St. Anthony Village HS Brainerd HS/Univ. of North Dakota Wayzata HS Stevens HS Pima CC Kennedale HS Toledo/Monte Vista HS Deer Valley HS Elk River HS Forney HS Frisco Centennial HS Henry J. Kaiser HS Blaine HS North St. Paul HS J.I. Case HS Liberty Eylau HS Mounds View HS Minnewaska HS DuSable HS Bishop Montgomery HS

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER PRONUNCIATION GUIDE NO. NAME 9 Malisa Barnes 34 Heidi Carls 88 Alex Davis 7 Aubrey Davis 17 Kari Dorle (dor-LEE) 8 Whitney Erickson 15 Jessie Hathaway 16 Kim Hanlon 29 Sammie Howard 45 Chonquita Jones (chon-KEE-ta) 1 Kelsey Klucas 20 Alissa Koch (COKE) 22 Lacey Middlebrooks 11 Mallory Mitchell 5 Alison Murphy 13 Natalie Neal 3 Abby Rehberger (RAY-burger) 4 Allie Siu (SOO) 10 Dannie Skrove (SKROW-vee) 6 Lisa Stensby 2 Tina Watts Co-Head Coaches: Lisa Bernstein (BURN-steen) Julie Standering Assistant Coach: Piper Marten

Returning Letterwinners

Roster by Class

Infielders (6): Malisa Barnes, Sammie Howard, Mallory Mitchell, Alison Murphy, Natalie Neal, Tina Watts

Seniors (5): Heidi Carls, Kim Hanlon, Chonquita Jones, Abby Rehberger, Tina Watts Juniors (7): Malisa Barnes, Aubrey Davis, Whitney Erickson, Mallory Mitchell, Alison Murphy, Natalie Neal, Lisa Stensby Sophomores (3): Sammie Howard, Alissa Koch, Dannie Skrove Freshmen (6): Alex Davis, Kari Dorle, Jessie Hathaway, Kelsey Klucas, Lacey Middlebrooks, Allie Siu

Outfielders (3): Heidi Carls, Aubrey Davis, Dannie Skrove Catchers (1): Mallory Mitchell

Roster by Position

Pitchers (1): Alissa Koch

Infielders (8): Malisa Barnes, Sammie Howard, Mallory Mitchell, Natalie Neal, Abby Rehberger, Allie Siu, Lisa Stensby, Tina Watts Outfielders (4): Heidi Carls, Aubrey Davis, Allie Siu, Dannie Skrove Utility (7): Kari Dorle, Whitney Erickson, Jessie Hathaway, Kim Hanlon, Chonquita Jones, Kelsey Klucas, Alison Murphy Catchers (3): Alex Davis, Kari Dorle, Whitney Erickson Pitchers (2): Alissa Koch, Lacey Middlebrooks

Letterwinners Lost Infielders (5): Colleen Conway, Tori Cowger, Lauren Pockl, Lindsey Pockl, Brianna Sudenga Outfielders (2): Nikki Aken, Bethany Wolvington Catchers (1): Shannon Stemper Pitchers (2): Katie Dalen, Briana Hassett

Roster by Home State Minnesota (9): Heidi Carls, Kari Dorle, Kim Hanlon, Sammie Howard, Kelsey Klucas, Abby Rehberger, Allie Siu, Dannie Skrove, Tina Watts Wisconsin (1): Alissa Koch Texas (4): Aubrey Davis, Lacey Middlebrooks, Mallory Mitchell, Natalie Neal South Dakota (1): Alison Murphy Arizona (2): Malisa Barnes, Lisa Stensby California (2): Alex Davis, Whitney Erickson Illinois (1): Chonquita Jones Hawaii (1): Jessie Hathaway

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2010

SEASON OUTLOOK With the graduation of six seniors, including the loss of their starting battery, the Golden Gopher softball team will turn to this season’s five seniors, an exciting junior class, and a mix of youth in 2010 as it takes aim to rise in the Big Ten standings. Gone are a school record 414 strikeouts and 22 wins from the graduated Briana Hassett. Hassett was a mainstay on the mound last season, starting 47 games and appearing in 51 of the Gophers 55 contests. Her departure leaves a major hole to fill as she pitched 14 shutouts in 307 innings a season ago, becoming just the second Golden Gopher softball player to throw more than 300 innings in a season. Hassett’s backstop all season, Shannon Stemper, is also gone after starting 158 games behind the plate in her career and graduating at the school’s all-time leader in fielding percentage. In all, the 2009 seniors accounted for 146 starts in the field and 47 in the circle. Five seniors will be looked to for leadership in 2010, including Heidi Carls (Villard, Minn.) and Tina Watts (Minneapolis, Minn.) who were everyday starters in their junior season. Also leading the charge in 2010 will be junior Malisa Barnes (Phoenix, Ariz.), who started every game in her sophomore campaign and led the team with a .333 average at the plate. Seven total juniors dot the roster this spring, including four with starting experience. In addition to the upperclassmen are three sophomores – each with a full year of college softball under their belts – and six talented freshmen eager to start their collegiate careers.

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Pitchers and catchers The circle will be controlled this spring by a young but skilled collection. “They’re a talented group,” Co-head coach Lisa Bernstein said. “They complement each other well and continue to improve. They got their feet wet in the fall season and it will be exciting to watch them this spring.” Sharing the load for the Gophers this season will be sophomore Alissa Koch (Racine, Wis.) and freshman Lacey Middlebrooks (West Village, Tex.) In her debut season Koch started seven games, earning her first career win on March 19 over Butler, holding the Bulldogs to just one run through five innings. It was a beneficial first year for Koch who will step into the circle in her second season with gained confidence and experience. Despite her youth, her hard work and solid performance give the coaches reason to be excited. “She’s a very talented sophomore that has matured and has improved over the past few months,” assistant coach Piper Marten said. “She has worked hard and gotten better and we expect big things from her.” Joining Koch in the circle will be a new face in Middlebrooks. In a standout high school campaign Middlebrooks pitched her team to a state championship on her way to earning All-State honors. Known as a fierce competitor, she is expected to contribute right away. “She’s a gifted pitcher,” Marten said. “She wants to be successful, and she should be a strong addition right away.” An all around athlete, Middlebrooks is also a great fielding pitcher and possesses a great bat, which could be called upon during the season in pinch hitting situations. Backstopping the Gopher pitchers this spring will be freshman Kari Dorle of North St. Paul, Minn. She comes to Minnesota with a pedigree of success, having won a high school state title while leading her team to two state tournaments. A young player who has already show improvement and maturity, Dorle should fit right into the middle of the lineup. “She has worked her butt off and will be a great fit in our line-up.” Co-head coach Julie Standering said. “She is a very fun player to coach and it will be exciting to follow her career and watch her develop.” Also in the mix behind the plate will be fellow newcomers Kim Hanlon (Ham Lake, Minn.), and Whitney Erickson (San Ramon, Calif.) A senior and junior respectively, Hanlon and Erickson have taken different routes to Gopher Softball. Hanlon just finished up her four years of eligibility on the Gopher Women’s Hockey Team where she was part of the 2009 WCHA Champions and was an All-Rookie Team pick in 2006. Erickson transferred to Minnesota to finish her career after playing three years at the University of Toledo. While playing for the Rockets, she was a starter throughout her career. Infielders After a breakout sophomore season that saw her lead the team across the board offensively, Malisa Barnes returns to her post at first base in 2010. Barnes knocked out 57 hits for a .333 average, as well as seven doubles and five homeruns for a slugging percentage of .462, all team highs. Now as an

upperclassman, and after an offseason spent getting even better, she is the center of the Gophers line-up. “Malisa is a dynamic, dominant hitter that just cuts the ball in half,” Bernstein said. “She also took pride in her defense in the offseason and will be an improved fielder at first base. She has a winning mentality, and is a leader on our team.” Barnes was named Third Team All-Big Ten after her sophomore campaign, was the Gophers’ Offensive MVP, and big things are expected from her this spring. To Barnes’ right, Sammie Howard (Shoreview, Minn.) will also retain her post, holding duties as the everyday second baseman. Playing in 49 games last season, Howard was a starter in 46 and was one of six players with over 100 at-bats. Howard solidified her spot at second in the order last season and finished fourth on the team in batting average. “She is solid and steady,” Bernstein said. “She has knack for being in the right place at the right time, and gives us a very strong right side of the infield.” With great softball instincts, Howard has continued to improve and is one of the anchors of the infield as she begins her second season as a starter. Contrasting the veteran faces on the right side of the infield, the left side will feature some new ones. Set to step into the opening at shortstop is newcomer Abby Rehberger, a transfer from the University of North Dakota. A native of Brainerd, Minn., Rehberger was a three year starter at shortstop for UND, missing just eight starts in her career. In her final season she led the team with 26 runs scored while finishing second on the team with an average of .317. In the maroon and gold she will step in for Colleen Conway who was a started in all 55 games in 2009, and was second on the team in batting. Conway posted a .955 fielding percentage on the left side of the Gophers infield, and Rehberger should make a smooth transition to the spot as she is a past winner of North Dakota’s Golden Glove award. Finally, in the hot corner, freshman Alex Davis (Harbor City, Calif.) will step into the top spot. Davis is an exciting young player that gained the reputation as a dangerous power hitter after finishing among the league leaders in slugging percentage in high school. “She has already matured and has proven to be very coachable,” Bernstein said. “She has great instincts, a good arm and should hit in the middle of our line-up.” Also in the mix at third is Mallory Mitchell (Forney, Tex.), another part of the exciting junior class and an improved player from a season ago. “She is a knowledgeable player, and knows the game well,” Bernstein said. “Her defense has improved and she’s developing, at second, as well as at third.” Mitchell appeared in 14 games last season, earning her first four career starts. She collected two hits and knocked in her first two career RBI. Tina Watts was a starter in 25 games last season, while appearing in 35. The Minneapolis, Minn. native will again be in the infield mix in her final season. “Tina is a versatile player who has continued to improve,” Standering said. “She really knows the game and is comfortable with her role. She definitely comes to work every day and is a pleasure to coach.” Another returner from last season, Natalie Neal (Frisco, Tex.), was a starter in 28 games while appearing in 43 overall. Her 15 RBI and three homeruns last season were each among the team leaders, and the potential is there for an even better season this spring.


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“She has all the tools,” Bernstein said. “She can really be an explosive hitter and just pick out her pitch and go for it. She’ll help us win.” After playing in the outfield last season, Alison Murphy will move back to the infield as a junior. The native of Rapid City, S.D. appeared in nine games in the 2009 campaign, and will be the primary back up to Barnes at first base in 2010. Murphy has improved every year since becoming a Gopher, and brings a business-like approach to the park every day. A player who can play a lot of positions is newcomer Jessie Hathaway, a native of Honolulu, Hawaii. Hathaway was a .400 hitter in high school, where she led her squad to a league championship. With a strong arm and good instincts, Hathaway spent the fall improving and could work her way into the line-up this spring. “She has continued to improve and is becoming a quality utility player,” Standering said. “She has gotten stronger on offense and developed, and this year will be a great experience for her as she learns the college game.” A pair of exciting athletes that will make their mark on the base paths this spring are Chonquita Jones (Chicago, Ill.) and Kelsey Klucas (Aitkin, Minn.). Jones, a senior, appeared in eight games last season, her first with the team. She stole one base and scored one run. An already fast player who has improved her speed, Jones is expected to be dangerous on the bases yet again. “She’s a threat to steal when she’s out there,” Bernstein said. “And she’s a great person and a role model to the younger players.” Klucas is an athletic young player who will also get on the base paths as a pinch runner. A quick and explosive player, she will only get better as she develops. Outfielders Back to lead the Gophers in the outfield this spring is Dannie Skrove. The Zimmerman, Minn. native started 48 games for the Gophers last season while appearing in 49 overall in her freshman campaign. She was one of just six players to log over 100 at-bats on the season, finishing with 109, while also finishing second on the team with 19 runs scored. Skrove was one of the top performers in the field for the Gophers as well, posting a .966 fielding percentage. Always a top defender, her focus in the offseason was on offense and her hard work has paid off. “She is an outstanding outfielder, just a standout defend-

er,” Bernstein said. “Her focus now has been on her offense and she has improved. She is a team leader and a great role model to the younger players.” Beside Skrove in right field will be another returning starter in Heidi Carls. A native of Villard, Minn., Carls started 54 games last season pounding out 28 hits in her 144 at-bats. Her 12 walks were one of the top marks on the team, as was her .973 fielding percentage. “Heidi is an example of hard working paying off,” Standering said. “She is a fifth year player who is utilizing all five years. She has great character and really takes pride wearing the maroon and gold.” Carls won the Maroon and Gold Severson Award after last season, which recognizes outstanding dedication to the program, and she finished as one of only four players to start over 50 games. Allie Siu and Aubrey Davis will vie for the final spot in the Gophers 2010 outfield. Siu, a native of Maple Grove, Minn., is a speedy dynamic player with lead-off potential. “Allie is fast, aggressive and very smart at the plate,” Bernstein said. “She can read a defense, work to pick it apart, and then steal bases once she gets the chance.” With a great deal of talent and the ability to make an immediate impact in the Big Ten, Siu will have the opportunity to learn on the field as she will be alongside a pair of veterans in the outfield. Davis can play any outfield position and was a starter in 41 games in her sophomore season, collecting 14 hits in her 79 at-bats. A slapper at the plate, she has good speed and the ability to put the ball in play. “Aubrey worked hard in the fall on adding a few offensive options at the plate,” Standering said. “She will only get better with each practice and each opportunity." “The Big Ten will be talented again,” Bernstein said. “There will be a lot of good senior pitching and it will be a challenge week in and week out. We have a tough schedule ahead of us, but it will be good to see our kids play with the best. We have a young team, and we’ll be young on the mound, but it gives everyone a chance to step. That youth looks bright, and they have a never give up attitude, which will be important to our success this season.” Schedule The season will open on Thursday, Feb. 11 when Minnesota hosts Western Illinois for a doubleheader in the Metrodome. A day later, the annual Metrodome Classic kicks off with games

through Sunday Feb. 14, including Drake, Iowa, Iowa State and Arkansas in addition to Western Illinois and Minnesota. In the non-conference portion of the season, the Gophers head to five spring tournaments, starting with the Florida Atlantic Kick-off Classic in Boca Raton, Fla., Feb. 19-21. The following weekend, they stay in Florida for the Florida Gulf Coast Spring Break invitational in Fort Meyers from Feb. 2528. Next it’s down to Georgia Mar. 4-7 for the Georgia Bulldog Invitational in Athens. From Mar. 12-14, the Gophers make the trip to the southwest, to Tucson, Ariz. for the Arizona Wildcat Invitational, and they then close their tournament barnstorming session with the Spring Hill Suites Invite in Boise, Idaho Mar. 19-21. The Big Ten season begins on the road at Penn State on Mar. 27, with the Gophers first home Big Ten game on Apr. 10 against Michigan at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium. The regular season wraps up on May 15 at Illinois with the NCAA Tournament set to start on May 20. It will be another exciting season of softball as a new look Gopher line-up takes aim at the Big Ten.

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coaching staff

Lisa Bernstein & Julie Standering co-head coaches • 19th season at Minnesota The Golden Gopher softball program employs a unique model of leadership which has translated into a winning formula. Co-head coaches Lisa Bernstein and Julie Standering have guided the University of Minnesota softball program through its most successful stretch in school history over the last 18 years and look forward to continued success in 2010. Over the last 18 years, Bernstein and Standering have led the Gophers to an average of over 32 wins per season. They have produced 13 winning seasons, including 11 in the last 14 years, and have posted a .565 overall winning percentage. Bernstein, the alltime wins leader at the University of Minnesota, and Standering ushered in the Gophers’ 1,000th win in school history with an 8-0 win over Wisconsin-Green Bay on Apr. 20, 2008. With 23 victories last season, Bernstein increased her career wins total to 581 since being named the head coach of the Gophers in the fall of 1991. Under the guidance of Bernstein and Standering, the Golden Gophers have qualified for five NCAA Tournaments (1996, ’98, ’99, 2002 and ’03). Minnesota’s 2002 and ’03 post-season appearances marked the second time they led the Maroon and Gold to back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament, the first coming in 1998 and ’99. Bernstein and Standering led Minnesota to the most successful season in school history in 1999, highlighted by the program’s first ever Big Ten Tournament title. The Gophers finished the year with a 48-20 overall record, matching the school record win total which was originally set just one year earlier. Minnesota posted its highest Big Ten regular season finish since 1996, taking second place with a 16-8 conference record. Both coaches came to Minnesota in the fall of 1991 from the University of Arizona after winning a national championship with the Wildcats. Bernstein, an assistant coach at Arizona, became the fourth

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head coach in the history of the Golden Gopher softball program, while Standering, the starting shortstop for the Wildcats, was named the assistant coach. After five seasons and a second-place finish in the Big Ten in 1996, Standering was elevated to the position of associate head coach the following season. Two years later, Bernstein pushed for Standering’s coaching advancement and a co-head coach title at Minnesota. Since 1999, this unique model has put Bernstein and Standering ahead of the game. "Julie and I split responsibilities very well, both on the field and in the office," said Bernstein. "Julie is an excellent recruiter who enjoys being at the softball field all day, while I focus more on the day-today operations of our program." Bernstein and Standering have established themselves as excellent teachers of the game. Bernstein focuses on hitting, outfield and catching, while Standering’s on-the-field duties include infield, base running, slap hitting, conditioning and agility. Their commitment, enthusiasm, work ethic and passion for the game have helped build a respected program at the University of Minnesota. They have coached six All-Americans, 34 all-region picks, 10 first-team, 18 second-team and 11 thirdteam All-Big Ten selections over 18 seasons with the Gophers. In addition to success on the field, the coaches have formulated a well-rounded student-athlete experience at the University of Minnesota. Bernstein’s and Standering’s teams have prided themselves on being active in the community and won the Minnesota Women’s Athletic Department Community Service Award five times. The players continue to promote the Golden Gopher softball program in a positive manner by being leaders in the University community.


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Golden Gopher Softball success reaches beyond the field and the community, extending also into the classroom where in 2009 a record 10 players landed on the Academic All-Big Ten team. The number broke the previous record of nine set just a season before. With 10 honorees, Minnesota boasted the most of anyone in the Big Ten in 2009. The 19 All-Academic players the last two years mark the best two-year stretch on program history. Bernstein and Standering are also experienced clinicians, teaching softball players throughout the country. They co-own North Country Softball Camps and Clinics, which are conducted annually throughout the state of Minnesota. During the 2000 season, Bernstein and Standering saw one of their dreams come to fruition when Minnesota opened play at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium, a 1,000-seat facility that is undoubtedly one of the finest college softball stadiums in the country. The coaches are also responsible for coordinating the Minnesota Softball Metrodome Classic, a February tournament that has taken place 10 times and returned to the Metrodome in February of 2008 and will take place against Feb. 11-14 of this year. Bernstein came to Minnesota after serving as an assistant coach for five seasons at the University of Arizona. She was an assistant coach during the 1990 and ’91 seasons and served as a graduate assistant from 1987-89. During that time, Arizona recorded a 249-88 record, participated in five NCAA tournaments and won the 1991 national title. While at Arizona, Bernstein was responsible for coaching pitchers and catchers, coordinating and supervising practices and following the academic progress of the players. She coached a number of pitchers and catchers who earned AllAmerica and all-conference honors. Since 1984, Bernstein has been a softball camp administrator throughout the nation, including Minnesota, California, Nevada, Oregon and Wisconsin. She is in charge of the annual Minnesota Softball Camp held at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

Bernstein was a four-year starter at catcher for the Wildcats from 1983-86. She batted .257 with 47 RBI and ranked sixth on the all-time putout list with 561 at the end of her career. Bernstein was a Pacific-10 all-conference selection and a second-team all-region pick her senior year. She was a GTE Academic All-America honorable mention recipient and earned most valuable player honors twice for the Wildcats. During her academic career, Bernstein received the McKale Memorial Scholarship, a combined athletic and academic honor, and the Golden Eagle Award for excellence in academics and athletics from 1983-86. A 1986 graduate of Arizona, Bernstein holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Bernstein earned a master’s degree in exercise and sports science from her alma mater in 1989. Standering joined the Minnesota staff following a stellar collegiate career at Arizona. She played in a school-record 277 consecutive games, not missing a single contest during her entire career. She is tied for seventh in NCAA history in terms of games played. Standering still holds the Wildcat career record with 767 defensive assists, and at one time held the career record with 72 walks and ranked as high as second in career steals with 57. In her senior season, Standering was a firstteam All-American at shortstop, combining impressive offensive numbers with a great glove on defense. She hit .296 from the leadoff position and added a career and team-high 25 stolen bases. Standering helped Arizona to its first national championship in 1991. After her collegiate career, Standering was the shortstop for the 1991 Pan-American Team which won a gold medal in Cuba. She is a member of a select list of players who have won a national championship, a Pan-American gold medal, an ASA national championship and a gold medal in the Olympic Festival, all in the same year. Standering graduated from the University of Arizona in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science.

The Minnesota Record (1992-2009) YEAR 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Totals

RECORD 33-28-1 32-24 19-43 27-29 44-18 37-19 48-21 48-20 31-28 36-22-1 38-21 37-21-1 33-23 25-27 17-33 24-22 29-16 23-32 581-447

PCT. .541 .571 .306 .482 .710 .661 .696 .706 .525 .621 .644 .638 .589 .481 .340 .522 .644 .418 .565

BIG TEN 16-12 16-9 4-24 15-13 17-6 10-13 14-9 16-8 4-13 7-13 7-8 12-8 10-10 6-14 1-17 4-9 9-7 6-14 174-207

PCT. .571 .640 .143 .536 .739 .435 .609 .667 .235 .350 .467 .600 .500 .300 .056 .308 .563 .300 .457

FINISH 4th 3rd 8th 4th 2nd T6th T3rd 2nd T9th 9th 8th 5th 5th 9th 11th 10th 4th 8th

Program Accomplishments under Bernstein & Standering • Five NCAA Tournament berths (1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003) • Won the Big Ten Tournament in 1999 • Six NCAA All-Americans • 34 NFCA All-Region Selections • 39 All-Big Ten selections, including 10 first team selections • Three Academic All-Americans • 11 winning seasons in last 14 years, including nine with more than 30 victories • Tied school record for wins in a season with 48 in 1998 and 1999 • Bernstein is Minnesota’s all-time leader in coaching victories with 581

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softball staff

Piper Marten

assistant coach • third season at Minnesota Piper Marten is in her third year as the assistant softball coach at the University of Minnesota in 2010. Marten has full responsibility of the Golden Gopher pitching staff, and is in charge of the team's pitching and conditioning workouts. She also oversees team travel, community outreach programs, and is essential in recruiting and game management. Marten, a Minnesota graduate, tutored Briana Hasset to one of the best season’s in program history in 2009. Hassett set program records last season, racking up 414 and pitching 39 complete games. Her strikeout mark was more than 100 better than the previous record set in 2004 by Marten. Hassett also pitched 307.0 innings in the circle in 2009, becoming just the second Golden Gopher ever to pitch over 300 innings in a season. Hassett thrivedin two seasons under Marten and finished among the top-five in six career pitching categories, including a record 88 complete games. Marten also guided Hassett to a record-breaking 2008 season in her first year in charge of Minnesota's pitching staff. Hassett went 21-8 with a 1.82 earned run average during the year. At the time, Hassett's 276 strikeouts last year were the third-most in a single season in Minnesota history, trailing only Marten's totals of 311 in 2003 and 301 in 2002. During her four-year playing career with the Gophers (2001-04), Marten became one of the most accomplished pitchers in program history. She currently holds the Minnesota career records in strikeouts (1,122), innings pitched (921.1), games (173), complete games (85), wins (88) and shutouts (33). Her career strikeout mark ranks third all-time in the Big Ten and 14th in NCAA history. Marten threw five career no-hitters for the Gophers, including two perfect games. Marten earned All-Big Ten honors all four years at Minnesota, including a first-team selection in 2003 when she posted 11 shutouts and a single-season record 311 strikeouts. She also garnered NFCA All-Mideast Region accolades three times during her career and lead the Gophers to the NCAA Regional Tournament two times (2002 and 2003). Prior to joining the Golden Gopher staff, Marten served as the pitching coach at the University of Northern Colorado for the 2006 season and was an assistant at North St. Paul High School during 2005. After graduating from the University in 2004 with a degree in kinesiology, she played and coached for one season in an international league in the Netherlands. Marten also played one season in the National Pro Fastpitch League for the Texas Thunder, posting a 3-0 record with a 0.64 ERA. The native of Farmington, New Mexico, also serves as the program’s recruiting coordinator.

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Support Staff

JOHN BLACKSHEAR

DEBORAH DIAMOND

ANDREW PARRISH

Equipment Manager

Marketing

Event Management

JENNY YEHLEN

BECCA BARBER

BRIA STIFTER

Administrative Assistant

Student Manager

Student Manager

DR. FERNANDO PENA

ALISSA ALLEN

PAT McCABE

Team Physician

Academic Counselor

Athletic Communications

MIKE McDONALD

MONIQUE FOSTER

SARA WILEY

Head Groundskeeper

Athletic Trainer

Strength Coach


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PLAYERS

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athlete biographies

heidi

CARLS

SENIOR OUTFIELD VILLARD, MINN.

HEIDI CARLS

High School Minnewaska Area

COACHES COMMENTS: "Heidi has been with our program for five years and has accomplished so much since she joined our program during her freshman year. She has developed into an incredible outfielder, hitter, baserunner and leader for our program. She is competitive, hard working, level headed and committed to Minnesota Softball. She is a two-year member of our Leadership Council and a well respected player by both her coaches and teammates."

Bats Left Throws Right

2009 • JUNIOR SEASON: Won the Maroon and Gold Severson Award which recognizes outstanding dedication to the program • appeared in 54 games, while starting each one in left field • one of only four players to start over 50 games • missed only the season's second game against North Florida • batted .194 (28-for-144) with six doubles, six runs scored and 11 RBI • had 34 total bases and a slugging percentage of .236 • earned 12 walks and had an on-base percentage of .269 • went 2-for-3 stealing bases • made just one error in the field and had a fielding percentage of .973 • second on the team in doubles (6), fourth in total bases (34), at-bats (144) and total plate appearances (161), and fifth in hits (28) and RBI (11) • posted single season career highs in average, games played and started, at-bats, hits, doubles, RBI, slugging percentage, and on-base percentage • in seven games recorded four atbats and in six games had multiple hits • went 2-for-3 with a career high two doubles on Feb. 12 in the first game of a doubleheader with Western Illinois • went 2-for-4 with two RBI on Feb. 20 vs. A&M Corpus Christi to raise average to a season high .281 • earned third letter.

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2008 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Appeared in 28 of the Gophers’ 45 games and made 19 starts • six of her 19 starts came during Big Ten conference play • started and went 1-for-3 with an RBI, a walk and a run scored in Minnesota’s 5-2 win over Jacksonville (2/8) • went 2-for-3 with a triple and a career-high three RBIs in 3-0 win over Oakland (2/24) • came off the bench to deliver a hit and a pair of RBIs in 6-0 win at Tennesse-Martin (3/2) • blasted her first career home run in 18-7 loss at No. 16 Northwestern (3/30) • scored a pair of runs in first game of a doubleheader with Indiana (4/4) • earned second letter.

reached on a single and walk in game two win over UW-Green Bay (5/2) • also recorded first career RBI against the Phoenix • earned first letter. 2006: Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of Minnewaska Area High School • high school coaches were Steve Hoffman and Bill Mills • four-year letterwinner • all-state selection as a senior • three-time all-conference honoree • three-time all-area and all-section performer • helped lead her team to four conference titles • two-year team captain and team MVP • Golden Glove Award winner as a junior • Silver Bat Award winner as a senior • holds school records for hits in a season (34), catcher assists (51), season batting average (.493), career batting average (.410) and career doubles (22) • also a four-year letterwinner in soccer and choir. PERSONAL: Majoring in kinesiology • daughter of Todd and Shelley Carls • born May 31, 1987.

CARLS’ CAREER BESTS At Bats: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 (8x) last vs. Illinois (05/02/09) Runs: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 (2x), last vs. Indiana (05/04/08) Hits: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 (7x), last vs. Illinois (05/02/09) RBI: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, vs. Oakland Univ. (02/24/08) 2B: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, vs. Western Illinois (02/12/09) 3B: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1, vs. Oakland Univ. (02/24/08) HR: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1, at Northwestern (03/30/08) Hit Streak: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4, (03/06/09 - 03/07/09)

2007 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Made six starts in the outfield • appeared in 22 games overall • started four straight games from 3/2 through 3/4 • reached base twice (single, walk) in Gophers’ 1-0 win over Oklahoma State (3/3) • had an outfield assist vs. Oregon State (3/3) • scored twice and

CARLS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year 2007 2008 2009 Career

AVG .136 .127 .194 .172

GP 16 28 54 98

GS 6 19 54 79

AB 22 55 144 221

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R 2 7 6 15

H 3 7 28 38

2B 0 1 6 7

3B 0 1 0 1

HR 0 1 0 1

RBI 1 8 11 20

TB SLG% 3 .136 13 .236 34 .236 50 .226

BB 2 8 12 22

HBP 0 0 3 3

SO 8 16 46 70

OB% .208 .238 .236 .255

SF 0 0 1 1

SH 0 0 4 4

SB 0 0 2 2

ATT 0 0 3 3

PO 4 0 32 50

A 1 0 2 3

E FLD% 1 .833 0 .000 1 .973 2 .964


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chonquita

JONES

SENIOR UTILITY CHICAGO. ILL.

CHONQUITA JONES

High School DuSable

COACHES COMMENTS: "CJ is one of the fastest players on our team and is developing into a very talented baserunner for our team. CJ brings a great attitude to everything she does and has been working hard to improve with each practice. Fans at our home games will also get the chance to hear CJ sing the national anthem at each game this year. She has an incredible voice and we are all very proud of her."

Bats Right Throws Right

2009 • JUNIOR SEASON: In her first season with the team, appeared in eight games as a pinch runner • saw first action against Michigan on Apr. 12 • scored first career run against Penn State on Apr. 18 • stole first career base in the same game • earned first letter.

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HIGH SCHOOL: Graduate of DuSable High School in Chicago, Ill. • led her high school team to a Metro City Conference title during her senior season (2006) • National Honor Society (NHS) member • valedictorian of her graduating high school class. PERSONAL: Daughter of Deshawna Hill and Dereck Jones • pursuing a double major in physchology and FSOS (family social science) • has siblings Chris (22), Jessica (16) and Brittney (7) • enjoys singing, horseback riding and snowboarding • born Dec. 28, 1987.

JONES’ CAREER STATISTICS Year 2009 Career

AVG .000 .000

GP 8 8

GS 0 0

AB 0 0

R 1 1

H 0 0

2B 0 0

3B 0 0

HR 0 0

RBI 0 0

TB SLG% 0 .000 0 .000

BB 0 0

HBP 0 0

SO 0 0

OB% .000 .000

SF 0 0

SH 0 0

SB 1 1

ATT 3 3

PO 0 0

A 0 0

E FLD% 0 .000 0 .000

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athlete biographies

tina

WATTS

SENIOR INFIELD MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.

TINA WATTS

High School St. Anthony VIllage Bats Right Throws Right

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COACHES COMMENTS: "Tina has done a great job for us during her career at Minnesota. She is a hard working and dedicated player who does whatever we ask her to do to make our team the best that we can be. Tina is one of our most versatile players and has seen action on both the left side and the right side of the infield. We look forward to Tina being a major contributor during her senior year and we are all excited to watch her continue to improve her game."

ior • Metro Alliance All-Conference selection in 2004 and 2005 • Honorable Mention All-Conference in 2002 • played for Wisconsin Danes, Minnesota Blizzard, Northern Lights and Minnesota Irish club teams • played under current Augsburg College head coach Gormley with Northern Lights in 2004 and 2005 • finished second at state tournament with Northern Lights in 2005 • played winter softball under Chuck Medved for the Totino Grace Eagles in 2004 and 2005.

2009 • JUNIOR SEASON: Academic All-Big Ten • named the team's Most Improved Player, as chosen by her teammates • won the Maroon and Gold Severson Award which recognizes outstanding dedication to the program • appeared in 35 games with 25 starts • after beginning the season as the second basemen, spent the conference season patrolling the hot corner • started first career game on Feb. 6 in the season opener against Florida Gulf Coast • started final 16 games of the season • batted .179 (10-for-56) on the season with eight RBI and seven runs scored • earned seven walks • was perfect stealing bases going 3-for-3 • tallied 35 putouts and 47 assists • made just six errors and tallied a fielding percentage of .932 • 17 strikeouts were the lowest among regulars • knocked in first career RBI and scored first career run in the season opener • later on Feb. 6, against North Florida, knocked in a career high three RBI, which she would match on Apr. 8 against Northwestern • Apr.8 against NU was also first career multi-hit game with two hits • earned first career, collecting a career high two, against Illinois State on Feb. 7 • raced up a career high six assists on Apr. 18 against Penn State • tallied a career high four putouts on Apr. 22 against Wisconsin • first career stolen base came in the second game of a double header with Northwestern on Apr. 8 • named a U of M Gold Scholar Athlete • earned second letter.

PERSONAL: Transferred from Missouri State midway through 2006-07 school year • parents are Lawrence and Bernadette Watts • psychology major • born Aug. 31, 1987.

WATTS’ CAREER BESTS At Bats: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 (7x), last vs. Illinois (05/02/09) Runs: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, at Wisconsin (04/22/09) Hits: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, vs. Northwestern (04/08/09) RBI: . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 (2x), last vs. Northwestern (04/08/09) 2B: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1, vs. North Florida (02/06/09) Hit Streak: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 (4x), last 05/03/09 - 05/03/09

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Saw action in three games • was 2-for2 as a pinch hitter during the 2008 season • first hit as a Golden Gopher was a pinch-hit single in a 9-2 win over Oakland (2/23) • delivered a pinch-hit single in a 8-0 win over Wisconsin-Green Bay (4/30) • earned first letter. HIGH SCHOOL: Attended St. Anthony Village High School in Minneapolis • coaches during high school career were Tim Gormley, Chuck Medved and Bob Meixner • was a two-year captain for the Huskies • also twice named team MVP (“Husky Award”) • hit .380 as a junior and .388 as a senior • four-year softball letterwinner also played basketball in high school, lettering as a jun-

WATTS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008 2009 Career

AVG .667 .179 .203

GP 3 35 38

GS 0 25 25

AB 3 56 59

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R 0 7 7

H 2 10 12

2B 0 1 1

3B 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0

RBI 0 8 8

TB SLG% 2 .667 11 .196 13 .220

BB 0 7 7

HBP 0 1 1

SO 1 12 13

OB% .667 .281 .299

SF 0 0 0

SH 0 1 1

SB 0 3 3

ATT 0 3 3

PO 0 35 35

A 0 47 47

E FLD% 0 .000 6 .932 6 .932


athlete biographies

malisa

BARNES

JUNIOR FIRST BASE GLENDALE, ARIZ.

MALISA BARNES

High School Deer Valley

COACHES COMMENTS: "Malisa returns as our strongest hitter and someone who we will rely on a great deal in the middle part of our line up. She is an aggressive hitter who loves to perform in pressure situations and is unstoppable when she is in her zone. She has worked hard this fall to improve on all aspects of her game and we look for her to be a major presence in the batter's box, on the field and in the dugout."

Bats Left Throws Left

2009 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Named Third Team All-Big Ten for the second straight season • winner of the Offensive Player of the Year and Quality At-Bat awards as chosen by her teammates • played in and started all 55 games • one of just three players to start every game (Colleen Conway, Shannon Stemper) • batted in the number three spot in all but five games, where she batted lead-off instead • the team catalyst and ranked among the best in the Big Ten, finishing seventh in hits (57) and at-bats (171), and 10th in on-base percentage (.415), and plate appearances (195) • led the Golden Gophers in nearly every offensive category, including average (.333), slugging percentage (.462), on base percentage (.415), runs scored (25), hits (57), RBI (26), doubles (7), home runs (5), and total bases (79) • made just two errors and capped the season with a .988 fielding percentage • also racked up 318 putouts • set new single-season career highs in average, games played and started, at-bats, runs, hits, homeruns, RBI, total bases and on-base percentage • one of only two Golden Gophers to gain over 170 at-bats • tied a career high with three hits on Feb. 12 against Western Illinois before banging out a career high four hits on May 21 against Indiana • on May 21 vs. IU went 4-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored • had 17 multi-hit games on the season • tied a career high with three RBI on May 17 against IUPUI • had four multi-RBI games and four multi-run games • hit safely in 11 straight games from Mar. 17 to Apr. 8, while seeing batting average rise from .294 to .343 during the streak • once average hit .300 on Mar. 17, would not fall below for the rest of the season • batting average rose to as high as .345 on Apr. 22 • went hitless in the second game of a doubleheader on Apr.8 but earned a season high three walks to reach base safely in 12 straight games • hit a homerun in three straight games from Mar. 19 to Mar. 22 • after earning first hit of the season on Feb. 8 was held hitless in back-to-back games just once for the remainder of the season • earned second letter.

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2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON: One of four Gophers and one of two freshman to play in and start each of the Gophers’ 45 games in 2008 • led the Gophers in home runs (four), RBIs (24), total bases (65), slugging percentage (.468), walks (21) and on base percentage (.405) • committed just four errors in 319

chances at first base for a .987 fielding percentage • went 2-for-4 with a triple, three RBIs and a run scored in the Gophers’ Metrodome Tournament-opening 8-2 win over Western Illinois • hit her first collegiate home run during a 3-for-4 performance that included two RBIs and a pair of runs scored at Georgia Southern (2/23) • posted back-to-back 2-for-3 performances in games against Indiana State (3/2) and No. 6 Michigan (3/14) • hit a solo home run in 2-0 win over Michigan State in both teams’ Big Ten opener (3/28) • helped the Gophers sweep the Spartans with two hits and a pair of runs scored in a 6-5 win in East Lansing (3/29) • went on a tear at the end of the season, hitting .579 (11-for-19, seven RBIs, five runs, two doubles, home run) during a five game stretch that coincided with a five-game Minnesota winning streak from Apr. 30 through May 9 • earned third-team All-Big Ten honors at the conclusion of the season • earned first letter. HIGH SCHOOL: 2007 graduate of Deer Valley High School • high school coaches were Carl Bakemeier and Fred Haeger • honorable mention All-State selection in Arizona as a senior • Arizona All-American selection as a senior, according to the Arizona Republic • Arizona All-American Honorable Mention in 2005 and 2006 • two-time All-Conference selection, three-time All-Region honoree • led Skyhawks to state tournament three times • team finished third at state in 2005, sixth in 2006 and third again in 2007 • took team to 5A Conference championship in 2007 • club team “American” won state tournament five years in a row • American also won ASA Western Regionals from 2004-06 • led club team to Las Vegas Holiday Round-Up tournament championship three times (2004-06) • hit .540 as a senior, career-high .680 as a junior and .510 as a sophomore in high school • high school team captain in 2007. PERSONAL: Kinesiology major • parents are Sam, Jr. and Tami Barnes • father Sam Jr. was a scholarship baseball player at Crowder College in Missouri • grandfather Sam Sr. played professional BARNES’ CAREER BESTS baseball • born At Bats: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 at Iowa (04/20/08) Sept. 23, 1988. Runs: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 (8x), lastat Purdue (03/28/09) Hits: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4, at Indiana (03/21/09) RBI: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 (3x), last at IUPUI (03/17/09) 2B: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (15x), last vs. Illinois 05/03/09) HR: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (9x) at Indiana (03/22/09) SB: . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (4x) last vs. UW-Green Bay (4/30/08)

BARNES’ CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008 2009 Career

AVG .309 .333 .323

GP 45 55 100

GS 45 55 100

AB 139 171 310

R 24 25 49

H 43 57 100

2B 8 7 15

3B 1 0 1

HR 4 5 9

RBI 24 26 50

TB SLG% 65 .468 79 .462 144 .465

BB 21 20 41

HBP 2 4 6

SO 21 23 44

OB% .405 .415 .411

SF 1 0 1

SH 1 0 1

SB 4 0 4

ATT 4 0 4

PO 312 318 630

A 3 2 5

E FLD% 4 .987 4 .988 8 .988

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athlete biographies

aubrey

DAVIS

JUNIOR OUTFIELD KENNDALE, TEXAS

AUBREY DAVIS

High School Kenndale

COACHES COMMENTS: "Aubrey is a left handed slapper with good speed and the ability to put the ball in play. She has a strong arm and is a good base runner with aggressive instincts on the base path. Aubrey worked hard in the fall on adding a few offensive options at the plate and will only get better with each practice and each opportunity."

Bats Left Throws Right

2009 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Appeared in 43 games with 41 starts • batted .177 (14-for-79) • all of her hits went for singles • scored 12 runs and batted in two • earned nine walks • carried an on base percentage of .261 • was 1-for-1 stealing bases • tallied 27 putout and two assisted in the outfield • made only three errors and had a fielding percentage of .906 • started first career game in the season opener against Florida Gulf Coast on Feb. 6 • went 2-for-3 with two runs and one RBI in first start, all career highs • notched three multi-hit games on the season • also had three multi-run games in 2009 • collected a career high four at-bats in the second game of a doubleheader with Northwestern on Apr. 8, finishing 2-for-4 with two runs scored • earned first career walk against South Florida on Feb. 7 and tallied a career high two walks on Feb. 27 against Nevada • earned second letter.

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• majoring in psychology with a minor in art • lists tennis, drawing and reading among other interests • born Oct. 5, 1988.

DAVIS’ CAREER BESTS At Bats: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4, vs. Northwstern (04/08/09) Runs: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 (3x), s. Northwstern (04/08/09) Hits: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 (3x), s. Northwstern (04/08/09) RBI: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (2x), last vs. Arkansas (02/14/09) Hit Streak: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, (03/19/09)

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in 21 games, primarily as a pinch runner • scored five runs and a pair of stolen bases coming off the bench • recorded her first career stolen base in 5-2 win over Jacksonville (2/8) • recorded her first career at bat in an 11-4 loss to Southern Illinois (2/9) • earned first letter. HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Kennedale High School, a suburb of Dallas/Fort Worth • high school softball coach was Amie Kirkpatrick • played softball and tennis for four years, ran cross country for two and track for one • led Wildcats to Area championship victories in 2004 and 2005 • team also crowned District champion in 2006 and Bi-District champions in 2007 • two-time AllConference selection (2005 and 2007) • All-State honoree as a senior • AllCity, All-County and All-Area award winner in 2006 • played on Texas All-Star team • club team was Texas Elite Gold • participated in ASA Gold National (2006) and AFA Nationals (2006, 2007) • top ten percent of high school graduating class • National Honor Society member • Academic All-State. PERSONAL: Parents are Mike and Linda Davis • several family members have played college sports, including father Mike (football at Texas-Arlington)

DAVIS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008 2009 Career

AVG .000 .177 .169

GP 21 43 64

GS 0 41 61

AB 4 79 83

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R 5 12 17

H 0 14 14

2B 0 0 0

3B 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0

RBI 0 2 2

TB SLG% 0 .000 14 .177 14 .169

BB 0 9 9

HBP 0 0 0

SO 1 30 31

OB% .000 .261 .250

SF 0 0 0

SH 0 2 2

SB 2 1 3

ATT 3 1 4

PO 0 27 27

A 0 2 2

E FLD% 0 .000 3 .906 3 .906


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mallory

MITCHELL

JUNIOR INFIELD/CATCHER FORNEY, TEXAS

MALLORY MITCHELL

High School Forney

Throws Right

COACHES COMMENTS: "Mallory is one of our most improved players from this fall. She has really found her groove at third base and has done a great deal of work improving the techniques necessary to be a successful Division I infielder. Mallory is a confident hitter who brings a calm approach to each of her at-bats and fully understands her role as a hitter on our team."

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2009 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Academic all-Big Ten • appeared in 16 games and started four • earned first career start on Feb. 20 against Dayton • batted .095 (2-for-21) • knocked in two runs • earned one walk • tallied first hit of the season with a 1-for-3 performance against Pittsburgh • knocked in her first career RBI on a sac fly against Illinois on May 2 • named a U of M Gold Scholar Athlete • earned second letter.

Bats Right

MITCHELL’S CAREER BESTS At Bats: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, vs. Pittsburgh (02/21/09) Hits: . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (3x), last vs. Michigan State (04/25/09) RBI: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (2x), last vs. Illinois (05/03/09)

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in nine games • eight at-bats all came as a pinch hitter • recorded first career hit against Wisconsin-Green Bay (4/30) • earned first letter. HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Forney High School • coaches were Cassie Crabtree and Josh Lutrell • four-time All-District player (2004-07) • All-State selection in 2007 • four-year varsity letterwinner and co-captain as a senior • led Jackrabbits to 2004 Area finals and Bi-District finals in 2005 and 2006 • helped Forney to 2007 Regional Finals (top-eight finish in the state of Texas) • club team (MC Elite) went to 2007 ASA Gold Nationals, one of the most difficult 18U softball tournaments in the country • lists game-winning hit against No. 4 Midlothian to advance to final eight in Texas state playoff among career highlights • hit .392 with three home runs, six doubles and two triples during senior high school season • National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society member • active in FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) • finished in top five percent (top 10 overall) in high school class. PERSONAL: Parents are Terry and Sharon Mitchell • pre-med and nursing major • father Terry played baseball at Western Kentucky University • born Sept. 4, 1989.

MITCHELL’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008 2009 Career

AVG .125 .095 .103

GP 9 16 25

GS 0 4 4

AB 8 21 29

R 0 0 0

H 1 2 3

2B 0 0 0

3B 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0

RBI 0 2 2

TB SLG% 1 .125 2 .095 3 .103

BB 1 1 2

HBP 0 1 1

SO 2 5 7

OB% .222 .160 .176

SF 0 2 2

SH 0 0 0

SB 0 0 0

ATT 0 0 0

PO 0 0 0

A 0 0 0

E FLD% 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000

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athlete biographies

alison

MURPHY

JUNIOR UTILITY RAPID CITY, S.D.

ALISON MURPHY

High School Stevens

COACHES COMMENTS: "Alison has made the move back to the infield this season and has been working hard at first base. She has previous experience playing both corners, and worked out in our outfield last season. She is a strong hitter who knows how to move the ball around and is totally dedicated to Minnesota Softball. Alison is a member of our Leadership Council and a positive impact on our team"

Bats Right Throws Right

2009 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Academic All-Big Ten • appeared in nine games • most of her action came as a pinch hitter • batted .125 (1-for8) • lone hit went for her first career triple on Mar. 7 in game one of a double header with Saint Josephs • knocked in one RBI on Mar. 7 • earned two walks • tallied a career high three at-bats against Northwestern on Apr. 8 • named a U of M Gold Scholar Athlete • earned second letter.

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PERSONAL: Kinesiology major • plans to attend nursing school following graduation • parents are Rich and Karen Murphy • uncle Tom Murphy played football at Minnesota from 1976-81 • has two older brothers; Casey, who is a U of M alumnus and Jordan, who attends MSU-Mankato •enjoys attending Timberwolves and Twins games • also lists music and watersports among interests • born Sept. 25, 1988.

MURPHY’S CAREER BESTS At Bats: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, vs. Northwestern (04/08/09) Hits: . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (2x), last vs. Sait Joseph’s (03/07/09) RBI: . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (2x), last vs. Sait Joseph’s (03/07/09) 3B: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1, vs. Sait Joseph’s (03/07/09)

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in seven games as a true freshman • reached base in three of her eight plate appearances • made her Golden Gopher debut at first base in a 9-2 win over Oakland (2/23) • came off the bench to deliver a pinch-hit RBI single for her first career hit in the Gophers’ 8-0 win over Wisconsin-Green Bay (4/30) • earned first letter. HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Stevens High School in Rapid City • coaches were Jim Sorensen and Al Meyer • lettered three times in softball, three times in basketball and twice in track during high school • played on two South Dakota state championship teams and one runner-up finish in softball • led Raiders to undefeated record in 2006 • missed much of senior season due to an injury • member of two state championship track teams • All-Conference selection in basketball as a senior and led team in scoring • team captain for both softball and basketball in 2007 • hit .484 and led ASA Flames White club softball team to 45-6 record and South Dakota state championship in 2004 • participated in 2005 16U National Championships as member of Flames White in summer of 2005 • club team also won 2007 ASA 18U South Dakota state championship • Flames White also won Mount Rushmore Classic Tournament six years in a row (2002-07) • honor roll student.

MURPHY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008 2009 Career

AVG .200 .125 .154

GP 7 9 16

GS 0 0 0

AB 5 8 13

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R 0 0 0

H 1 1 2

2B 0 0 0

3B 0 1 1

HR 0 0 0

RBI 1 1 2

TB SLG% 1 .200 3 .375 4 .308

BB 2 2 4

HBP 0 0 0

SO 0 4 4

OB% .429 .300 .353

SF 0 0 0

SH 0 0 0

SB 0 0 0

ATT 0 0 0

PO 1 0 0

A 0 1 1

E FLD% 0 1.000 0 1.000 0 1.000


athlete biographies

natalie

NEAL

JUNIOR INFIELD FRISCO, TEXAS

NATALIE NEAL

High School Frisco Centennial

COACHES COMMENTS: "Natalie is a powerful hitter who can change the ball game with a swing of the stick. She has worked hard this past summer and fall to get even stronger in the weight room and be able to use that added power to pound the ball all over the ball park. Natalie is a student of the game and continues to improve each and every at bat."

Bats Right Throws Right

2009 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Academic All-Big Ten • appeared in 43 games while starting 28 • batted .169 (13-for-77) with two doubles, three homeruns, four runs scored and 15 RBI • tabbed a slugging percentage of .312 with 24 total bases • earned 12 walks and recorded an on-base percentage of .337 • finished the season sixth in the Big Ten with eight hit by pitches • second on the team in homeruns (3) and hit by pitches (8), third in RBI (15), fourth in on-base percentage (.337) and fifth in slugging percentage (.312) • started the season opener against Florida Gulf Coast on Feb. 6, going 1-for-2 • notched four at-bats on three occasions including Feb. 14 vs. Arkansas, Mar. 14 vs. Louisville, and Mar. 29 vs. Purdue • went 2-for-3 on Mar. 28 vs. Purdue with a homerun, three RBI and one run scored • went 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, a run scored and three RBI on Mar. 18 vs. Butler • went 1-for-2 vs. Indiana on Mar. 21 with a homerun, a run scored and two RBI • named a U of M Gold Scholar Athlete • earned second letter.

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club team • helped lead club team to 2005 18U Texas state championship • National Honor Society member. PERSONAL: Parents are Bob and Melissa Neal • plans to major in finance • lists most memorable sports thrill as hitting first over-the-fence home run at age 15 • enjoys reading Harry Potter novels and is a “Star Wars” and “Rocky” fan • born Dec. 7, 1988.

NEAL’S CAREER BESTS At Bats: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6, at Iowa (04/20/08) Runs: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (6x), last at Purdue (03/28/09) Hits: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 (2x), last at Purdue (03/28/09) RBI: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, at Butler (03/19/09) 2B: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (5x), last at Butler (03/19/09) HR: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (4x), last at Purdue (03/28/08) Hit Streak: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, (05/03/08 - 05/09/08)

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in 28 games and made 18 starts, including both of the Gophers’ Big Ten Tournament contests • named to the All-Big Ten Tournament team after delivering a two-run double to tie the score in the Gophers’ eventual 5-4 quarerfinal win vs. Purdue (5/9) • finished the season seventh on the team with 11 RBIs • recorded her first career hit with an RBI single and added her first collegiate home run vs. UNC-Greensboro in a 8-2 triumph • connected for a pinch-hit two-run double in a 7-3 win over Indiana (4/4) • pieced together a three-game hitting streak May 3-9 • earned first letter. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Frisco Centennial High School • softball coach was Mike Dyson • earned three letters in softball, one letter in track and field • first-team All-District selection in 2006 and 2007 • second-team AllDistrict in 2005 • led Titans to third-place district finishes last two seasons • three-time Academic All-District award winner (2005-07) • 2007 Academic All-State and All-American honoree • was named an Advanced Placement Scholar with distinction in 2007 • played three seasons with Texas Glory-Gold

NEAL’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008 2009 Career

AVG .167 .169 .168

GP 28 43 71

GS 18 28 46

AB 54 77 131

R 2 4 6

H 9 13 22

2B 3 2 5

3B 0 0 0

HR 1 3 4

RBI 11 15 26

TB SLG% 15 .278 24 .312 39 .298

BB 9 12 21

HBP 3 8 11

SO 20 17 37

OB% .318 .337 .329

SF 0 1 1

SH 0 1 1

SB 0 0 0

ATT 0 0 0

PO 0 0 0

A 0 0 0

E FLD% 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000

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sammie

HOWARD

SOPHOMORE SECOND BASE SHOREVIEW, MINN.

SAMMIE HOWARD

High School Mounds View

COACHES COMMENTS: "Sammie is an anchor in our infield and a scrappy ballplayer. She is steady and calm and has great hands for an infielder. She does a great job hitting in the top third of our line-up and can be used as a triple threat at the plate. Sammie is a smart baserunner, a true competitor and a team leader. Sammie is fun ball player to watch and also a member of our Leadership Council."

Bats Left Throws Right

2009 • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in 49 games with 46 starts • majority of starts came at second base and in the number two spot in the order • batted .218 (29-for-133) with two doubles, one homerun, seven RBI and 18 runs scored • collected 34 total bases for a slugging percentage of .256 • earned 17 walks and carried an on-base percentage of .311 • was perfect stealing bases, going 6-for-6 on the season • tallied 76 putout and 49 assists • made just six errors and had a fielding percentage of .954 • ranked 8th in the Big Ten with 10 sac bunts • second on the team in stolen bases (6) and steal attempts (6), third in walks (17), fourth in runs scored (18), hits (29) and total bases (34), fifth in total plate appearances (161), and ninth in average (.218) • first start of the season came on Feb. 12 in game two of a doubleheader with Western Illinois • started the final 24 games of the season, including all Big Ten games • knocked out her first career homerun on Apr. 22 vs. Wisconsin • stole her first career base on Mar. 6 vs. Arizona • had four multi-hit games • went 2-for-3 on Mar. 17 vs. IUPUI with a career high two RBI and a run scored • also stole a career high two bases vs. IUPUI • went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored against Loyola Chicago on Mar. 15 • notched a career high five at-bats on Mar. 28 vs. Purdue, gaining two hits and scoring one run • named a U of M Gold Scholar Athlete • earned second letter.

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2008: Redshirted • played in and started eight games early in the season before being awarded a medical redshirt • first hit as a Golden Gopher was an RBI single in a 5-2 win over Jacksonville • was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI against Northern Iowa (2/15) • earned first letter.

also named Star Tribune and Pioneer Press “Player of the Week” during 2006 season • hit .603 with 47 hits and 18 stolen bases as a senior in high school • struck out just one time in 86 plate appearances during spring season • led team in nearly every offensive category as a senior • finished second in the Twin Cities metro area in batting average • high school team posted winning record every season during career, including Suburban East Conference championship and section runner-up finish in 2006 • four-time All-Conference and two-time All-Section honoree in softball • two-year captain in softball and hockey • also a three-time All-Conference selection in hockey • club softball team, Mounds View Diamond Devils, finished in fourth place (7-2 record) at 18U Fast Pitch World Series • lists first-place finish at 16U Minnesota state championships among most memorable sports thrills • Academic All-State first team selection in softball as a senior • ‘A’ honor roll student • National Honor Society member.

PERSONAL: Pursuing major in education with a leadership minor • parents are Anne and Tom Howard • brother Josh played baseball at St. Thomas University • sister, Annie, is a preschool teacher • enjoys watching sports and attending Minnesota Twins games • born June 6, 1989.

HOWARD’S CAREER BESTS At Bats: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5, at Purdue (03/28/09) Runs: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, vs. Saint Joseph’s (03/07/09) Hits: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 (5x), last vs. Illinois (05/02/09) RBI: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, at IUPUI (03/17/09) 2B: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (3x), last at IUPUI (03/17/09) HR: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1, at Wisconsin (04/22/09) Hit Streak: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4, (04/22/09 - 05/02/09)

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Mounds View High School in Shoreview, Minn. • coached by Frank Roth, Jimmy Carlson and Mike Koch • lettered four times in both softball and hockey for the Mustangs • two-time All-State selection • Mounds View female “Athlete of the Year” for 2006-07 • Athena Award recipient in 2007 • named Pioneer Press softball “Player of the Year” for 2007 •

HOWARD’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008 2009 Career

AVG .176 .218 .218

GP 8 49 57

GS 8 46 54

AB 17 133 150

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R 3 18 21

H 3 29 32

2B 1 2 3

3B 0 0 0

HR 0 1 1

RBI 1 7 8

TB SLG% 4 .235 34 .256 38 ,253

BB 4 17 21

HBP 0 1 1

SO 4 32 36

OB% .333 .311 .314

SF 0 0 0

SH 0 10 10

SB 0 6 6

ATT 0 6 6

PO 10 76 86

A 4 49 53

E FLD% 1 .933 6 .954 7 .952


athlete biographies

alissa

KOCH

SOPHOMORE PITCHER RACINE, WIS. High School J.I. Case Bats Right Throws Right

ALISSA KOCH

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COACHES COMMENTS: "Alissa is the veteran on our pitching staff and someone we will look to throw a lot of innings this year. She continues to improve with each practice and we have high expectations for her sophomore year. Alissa is continuing to add additional pitches to her repertoire and will be poised and ready to go in 2010. Alissa is a strong fielding pitcher who works well with her infield and a member of our Leadership Council."

Southeast Conference championships in 2006 and 2007 and also to a regional championship in 2007 • competed for Racine Belles for six years • named to the USSSA World Series All-Tournament team in 2007 and 2008 • earned all-county Player of the Year awards in 2007 and 2008 • collected MVP accolades at the 2008 USSSA World Series • National Honor Society (NHS) member • also earned high school letters in volleyball and basketball.

2009 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Started seven games in the circle and appeared in 16 • pitched 58.1 innings finishing with a 1-7 record and a 6.12 ERA • struck out 40 batters and surrendered 31 walks • threw three compete games, including a 5.0 inning, four hit, 13-1 win over Butler on Mar. 19 for her first career win • first career start came on Feb. 6 against North Florida in the second game of the season • in her second start, on Feb. 8 vs. UNC Greensboro, tabbed her first career complete game, throwing all 7.0 innings, allowing just five hits and one run, while striking out a career high seven before losing the decision 0-1 • threw 3.0 innings of one hit, shutout relief against Nevada on Feb. 27, as well as 3.0 shutout innings against Stanford the same day • struck out four or more batters on five occasions • also started three games as a DH and recorded 35 total atbats on the season, collecting five hits for a .143 average • first career hit came on Feb. 22 vs. Pittsburgh • went 1-for-1 with an RBI as a pinch hitter on Feb. 28 vs. UC Riverside • helped her own cause in her win over Butler on Mar. 19, going 1-for-4 at the plate with a double and two RBI • notched a career high four atbats on Mar. 1 • earned second letter.

PERSONAL: Parents are Jim and Maria Koch • has siblings Trista (24) and Mike (23) • lists a comeback victory in the ASA state championship game as her greatest sports thrill • enjoys snowboarding, camping and traveling • born Nov. 3, 1989.

KOCH’S CAREER BESTS IP: . . . . . .7.0 (2x), last vs. Western Illinois (02/12/09) K: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7, vs. UNC Greensboro (02/08/09)

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduate of J.I. Case High School • high school coach was Damon Jackson • Named 2007 Division I Player of the Year (Wis.) • three-time allcounty and two-time all-area selection • named All-Southeast Conference in 2006, 2007 and 2008 • two-time All-State honoree • led high school team to

KOCH’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2009 Career

ERA 6.12 6.12

W 1 1

L 7 7

APP 16 16

GS 7 7

CG 3 3

SHO 0 0

SV IP 0 58.1 0 58.1

H 93 93

R 67 67

ER 51 51

BB 31 31

SO 40 40

2B 17 17

3B 4 4

HR 5 5

BF 308 308

B/Avg. .356 .356

WP HBP 11 2 11 2

BK 0 0

SFA 2 2

SHA 12 12

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athlete biographies

dannie

SKROVE

SOPHOMORE OUTFIELD ZIMMERMAN, MINN.

DANNIE SKROVE

High School Elk River

COACHES COMMENTS: "Dannie has improved so much since we finished our season last May. She has worked diligently and without hesitation each and every day to improve her game. She had a tremendous fall and really emerged as one of our leaders on the field. Her work ethic and commitment to Minnesota Softball is second to none and she is proud to wear Maroon and Gold. Dannie is a two-year member of our Leadership Council."

Bats Left Throws Left

2009 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Winner of the Rookie of the Year and Hard Hat awards as chosen by her teammates • won the Maroon and Gold Severson Award which recognizes outstanding dedication to the program • batted .165 (18for-109) • appeared in 49 games with 48 starts in center field • earned first career start in the second game of the season on Feb. 6 against North Florida • one of only six players to tally over 100 at-bats • hit three doubles and two homeruns • scored 19 runs and knocked in nine • tallied 15 walks on the season and was hit by a pitch five times • made just one error and recorded a fielding percentage of .966 • ranked third on the team in runs scored (19), fourth in homeruns (2) and walks (15), and fifth in starts (48) • earned first career hit on Feb. 12 in game two of a doubleheader with Western Illinois, going 2-for-2 with two runs scored in the game • also notched multi-hit games on Feb. 14 against Arkansas and on Mar. 14 against Louisville • earned first career walk and scored first career run against North Florida on Feb. 6 • played error free in first 35 career starts • earned a career high two walks on Apr. 22 against Wisconsin • went 1for-2 with a run scored and a career high two RBI on Mar. 19 against Butler • scored a career high three runs on Mar. 7 against Saint Joseph's • named a U of M Maroon Scholar Athlete • earned first letter.

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PERSONAL: Parents are Sue and Mitch Skrove • majoring in kinesiology • has a sister, Megan (21) • lists a runner-up finish at the ASA U18 Nationals in Moline, Ill. as her greatest sports thrill • enjoys spending time with family and friends and going to the cabin • born Sept. 28, 1989.

SKROVE’S CAREER BESTS At Bats: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4, vs. Eastern Michigan (03/13/09) Runs: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, vs. Saint Joseph’s (03/07/09) Hits: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 (3x), last at Louisville (03/14/09) RBI: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, at Butler (03/19/09) 2B: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (3x), last at IUPUI (03/17/09) HR: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (2x), at Butler (03/19/09) Hit Streak: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, (02/20/09 - 02/21/09)

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduate of Elk River High School • named Minnesota Player of the Year in 2008 by the Pioneer Press • two-time all-section honoree • fourtime all-conference selection • 2008 MSHSL all-state honoree • coached by Stacey Schoenrock at Elk River • four-year letterwinner • played four years for Minnesota Sting club team • led Sting to MMFL and MSF state championships during summer of 2008 • three-year National Honor Society member in high school • four-time academic letterwinner • four-year recipeint of Distinguished Academic Achievment Award • also lettered in basketball as a prep.

SKROVE’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2009 Career

AVG .165 .165

GP 49 49

GS 48 48

AB 109 109

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R 19 19

H 18 18

2B 3 3

3B 0 0

HR 2 2

RBI 9 9

TB SLG% 27 .248 27 .248

BB 15 15

HBP 5 5

SO 33 33

OB% .292 .292

SF 1 1

SH 1 1

SB 1 1

ATT 2 2

PO 28 28

A 0 0

E FLD% 1 .966 1 .966


athlete biographies

KIM HANLON

COACHES COMMENTS: "Kim is a former Gopher Hockey Player who competed the last four years as a goalkeeper for our nationally ranked program. She is joining us in her fifth year and has made a smooth transition to our program. Kim has been working with our pitching staff as well as taking reps at third base and continues to improve everyday. We are happy to have Kim as a member of our team."

SENIOR UTILITY HAM LAKE, MINN.

WITH WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Four year member of the Golden Gopher Women's Hockey team • appeared in 68 games between the pipes from 200506 to 2008-09 • named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team in 2005-06 after leading the Big Ten and the Nation in goals against average (1.12) and save percentage (.943) • was part of the WCHA Championship Team as a senior.

High School Blaine

HIGH SCHOOL: 2005 graduate of Blaine High School • four-time letter winner on the diamond • also lettered five times in hockey and three times in soccer.

Bats Right

PERSONAL: Daughter of Pete and Carol Hanlon • majoring in psychology.

Throws Right

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WHITNEY ERICKSON COACHES COMMENTS: "Whitney is a catcher who transferred here from the University of Toledo this past summer. Unfortunately, Whitney suffered an injury right before school started and was forced to miss a few months rehabbing. She has been an active participant in all of our team activities and looks forward to the day that she can rejoin her team on the field. Whitney offers a mature perspective to the game and is a valued member of our program."

JUNIOR CATCHER/UTILITY SAN RAMON, CALIF. High School Monte Vista Previous School Toledo Bats Right Throws Right

AT TOLEDO: Started 14 of the first 17 games her freshman year before suffering a season ending injury • as a sophomore, also had a strong start to the season, but again suffered a season ending injury • when finally healthy in 2008, started in all 38 games • batted .278 with 30 hits • led the Rockets with eight home runs and drove in 25 runs • added 17 runs scored • was second on the team with a .537 slugging percentage and a .979 fielding percentage • tallied 133 put-outs, which was also second on the team • recorded six multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games • in 2008 earned second consecutive NFCA All-American Scholar honor • suffered a season ending injury in the 2009 opener. HIGH SCHOOL: 2006 graduate of Monte Vista High School • three-time letter winner and three-time All-Conference honoree at both catcher and shortstop • named Contra Costa Times All-County as a senior when she led Monte Vista to their first conference title in 18 years. PERSONAL: Daughter of Todd Erickson and Sheila Shegos • born Sept. 29, 1987 • majoring in applied kinesiology and sports management

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athlete biographies

ABBY REHBERGER BEFORE MINNESOTA: Played three seasons at the University of North Dakota.

SENIOR INFIELD BRAINERD, MINN. High School Brainerd Previous School North Dakota Bats Right Throws Right

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2009 • JUNIOR SEASON: Started and played in all 41 games • notched 40 hits in 126 at-bats for an average of .317, the second best mark on the team • one of only two players on the UND roster to hit over .300 • tallied 26 runs which led the team • eight doubles were also a team high • slugged .468, the second best mark on the team • tallied 14 walks while striking out just nine times. 2008 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Named to NCC Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll • Garnered her first NCC Player of the Week honor (April 22) • Played in 53 games with 52 starts at shortstop • 16 multiple hit games • Recorded back-to-back games versus Minnesota, Crookston (April 10) with three hits • Finished second on the team with 202 chances and 88 assists • Third on the squad with 104 putouts • Selected to the Academic All-NCC team • Received UND's Golden Glove award • Earned second letter. 2007 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in 49 games and made 42 starts • Hit .296 and led the team with 17 walks and 13 sacrifice bunts • Her 17 walks are tied for the sixth-best single-season total in UND history • Was hit by a pitch a team-leading 13 times • Ranked second on the team in runs scored (27), on-base percentage (.461) and stolen bases (five) • Her 27 runs scored were just three shy of the UND freshman record • Ranked third on the team defensively with 95 assists • Twice tied a school record when she was hit by a pitch twice in a game against Mary (April 18) and Wilmington (March 9) • Drove in her first career run in her collegiate debut vs. Wilmington (March 9) • Had eight multi-hit games • Earned first letter.

LISA STENSBY

COACHES COMMENTS: "Lisa has been working hard since she arrived on campus back in September. She is a junior college transfer who played on a very competitive team back in Arizona and brings a strong stick and solid defense to our program. We expect Lisa to continue to improve with each and every practice. We will rely on her experience and leadership to help solidify our infield."

JUNIOR SHORT STOP/THIRD BASE SIERRA VISTA, CALIF.

JUNIOR COLLEGE / HIGH SCHOOL: Third team All-Region • second team All-American • first team All-Region • second team All-American • third team All-Conference. PERSONAL: Daughter of Mari and Darrin Stensby • transferred from Pima Community College (Tucson, Arizona) • Psychology major

Previous School Pima CC Bats Right Throws Right

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HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Brainerd High School • A five-year letter winner in softball who earned four all-conference honors and two all-state and all-section honors • Earned her team's Miss Offense award four times and its Miss Defense award twice • Hit .494 as a senior • lettered three times in hockey and was an all-conference selection in each of those seasons • Also played hockey for the Colorado Selects for two seasons. PERSONAL: Daughter of John and JoAnn Rehberger • has two siblings, Elsie (24) and Cody (17) • majoring in kinesiology.


athlete biographies FRESHMAN CATCHER HARBOR CITY, CALIF. High School Bishop Montgomery Bats Right Throws Right

88 FRESHMAN CATCHER/UTILITY NORTH ST. PAUL, MINN. High School North St. Paul Bats Right Throws Right

17 FRESHMAN UTILITY HONOLULU, HAWAII High School Henry J. Kaiser Bats Right Throws Right

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ALEX DAVIS

COACHES COMMENTS: "Alex is a force to be reckoned with and will make an immediate impact on our program this year. She is competitive and strong and has great softball instincts. Alex will see time behind the plate and at third base and hit somewhere in the middle of the line-up. She has power to all fields and good speed on the bases. Alex will be a fun player to follow throughout her career."

HIGH SCHOOL: 2009 graduate of Bishop Montgomery High School • earned the reputation as a dangerous powerhitter • played catcher and third base as a prep • second in the Del Ray Conference in slugging percentage (.563) and on base percentage (.429) as a junior. PERSONAL: Daughter of Eddie Davis and Alice Enriquez-Davis • majoring in Architecture and Art • mother played basketball at UCLA.

KARI DORLE

COACHES COMMENTS: "Kari is an incredible athlete who has a rocket for an arm. She is strong, competitive and fights till the end. We will look for Kari to be a solid force in the middle of our batting order and also spend time both behind the plate working with our pitchers, and also at the hot corner. Kari is a local player who will wear the Maroon and Gold with pride."

HIGH SCHOOL: 2009 graduate of North St. Paul High School • four-time letter winner and four-time All-Conference honoree • was her team's offensive MVP for three seasons and was voted Team MVP one time • three-time All-Section and three-time AllState honoree • twice led her team to the state tournament, earning All-State Tournament team honors each time while winning one state title. PERSONAL: Daughter of Larry and Tami Dole • undeclared on a major.

JESSIE HATHAWAY COAHCES COMMENTS: "Jessie is a talented athlete who has a strong arm and good instincts on the defensive side of the game. She spent the fall improving her softball knowledge and has become a very versatile player for our program. We know Jessie will continue to work hard in all aspects of her game in order to improve with each and every practice."

HIGH SCHOOL: 2009 graduate of Henry J. Kaiser High School • led her team to a third place finish in the Division II state playoffs as a senior • named Team MVP, Team Player of the Year and League Impact Player for the league championship as a senior • helped her team to league and state championships as a freshman • batted .400 or better as a sophomore, junior and senior. PERSONAL: Daughter of Dennis and Gail Hathaway • black belt in karate • majoring in secondary education.

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athlete biographies FRESHMAN UTILITY

KELSEY KLUCAS COACHES COMMENTS: "Kelsey Klucas brings speed on the base path to our 2010 Gopher Softball team. Kelsey is hard working and has been doing all of the extra things to make our team even better this year. Kelsey can also be used to help out in the bullpen by working with the pitching staff to make them better everyday."

AITKIN, MINN. High School Aitkin Bats Right Throws Right

1 FRESHMAN PITCHER

HIGH SCHOOL: 2009 graduate of Aitkin High School • lettered five years in softball, four years in tennis and three years in basketball • earend All-Great River Conference honors three times in softball along with two Great River Conference MVP's • two-time team MVP • as a junior batted .546 and as a senior batted .408 • three-time Great River Conference selection in tennis, along with four-time team MVP and two-time state entrants • all-conference honorable mention honoree in basketball. PERSONAL: Duaghter of Joe and Audria Klucas • majoring in mechanical engineering • born June 8, 1991.

LACEY MIDDLEBROOKS COACHES COMMENTS: "Lacey is a fiercely competitive right-handed pitcher who is a welcomed addition to our pitching staff. She throws the ball hard, has great command of her pitches and fields her position like a veteran. Lacey is also a powerful hitter who will have plenty of opportunities to help her team at the plate. We are all excited to watch Lacey grow throughout her career."

WAKE VILLAGE, TEXAS High School Likbery Eylau Bats Right

HIGH SCHOOL: 2009 graduate of Liberty-Eylau High School • pitched her team to the Class 3A title game as a junior on her way to first team All-State honors.

Throws Right

22 FRESHMAN INFIELD/OUTFIELD

PERSONAL: Daughter of Tom and Julie Middlebrooks • brother, Will, is a minor leaguer with the Boston Red Sox • majoring in kinesiology.

ALLIE SIU

COACHES COMMENTS: "Allie has had a tremendous fall in every aspect of her game. She was instrumental in our success at our Fall Tournament and will only improve and get better with each practice. Allie is fast, aggressive and very smart at the plate. She can read a defense, work to pick it apart, and then steal bases once she gets the chance. Defensively, Allie is solid and consistent, and definitely fun to watch."

MAPLE GROVE, MINN. High School Wayzata Bats Left Throws Right

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HIGH SCHOOL: 2009 graduate of Wayzata High School • classic slap hitter with game-changing speed and great softball instinct • clocked at 2.75 seconds from home to first • led the Classic Lake Conference in stolen bases and finished third with a .388 average as a junior. In the 2007 season she awarded All Conference Honorable Mention. Next year she steadily improved as she was made the All Conference and also the All Selection team. Her final season in high school she earned All Conference, All selection Honorable mention, All State Team 1 and batted .433.

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PERSONAL: Early childhood major, Parents Larry and Maria Siu, Born on May 15, 1991.


2009 review

The 2008-09

SEASON IN REVIEW

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2009 review

2009 Minnesota Statistics Record: 23-32 • Home: 3-13 • Away: 10-10 • Neutral: 10-9 • Big Ten: 6-14 Player Malisa Barnes Colleen Conway Brianna Sudenga Sammie Howard Shannon Stemper Heidi Carl Tina Watts Aubrey Davis Natalie Neal Dannie Skrove Katie Dalen ---------Bethany Wolvington Alissa Koch Alison Murphy Mallory Mitchell Lauren Pockl Chonquita Jones Lindsey Pockl Totals Opponents

AVG .333 .279 .242 .218 .217 .194 .179 .177 .169 .165 .159

GP 55 55 39 49 55 54 35 43 43 49 48

GS 55 55 39 46 55 54 25 41 28 48 21

AB 171 190 91 133 152 144 56 79 77 109 82

R 25 25 16 18 16 6 7 12 4 19 5

H 57 53 22 29 33 28 10 14 13 18 13

2B 7 5 2 2 6 6 1 0 2 3 3

3B 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HR 5 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 3 2 0

RBI 26 7 13 7 17 11 8 2 15 9 6

.238 .143 .125 .095 .000 .000 .000 .220 .216

30 15 9 16 10 8 25 55 55

14 42 7 10 35 0 0 8 0 4 21 0 1 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 9 55 1399 171 55 1363 173

10 5 1 2 0 0 0 308 294

2 1 0 0 0 0 0 40 54

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 9

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 22

5 4 1 2 0 0 0 133 146

TB SLG% 79 .462 62 .326 30 .330 34 .256 48 .316 34 .236 11 .196 14 .177 24 .312 27 .248 16 .195 12 6 3 2 0 0 0 402 432

.286 .171 .375 .095 .000 .000 .000 .287 .317

BB HBP 20 4 11 0 12 2 17 1 21 10 12 3 7 1 9 0 12 8 15 5 7 1 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 150 162

SO GDP OB% 23 0 .415 36 0 .318 23 1 .343 32 0 .311 31 0 .350 46 0 .269 12 0 .281 30 0 .261 17 3 .337 33 0 .292 32 0 .231

SF 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1

SH 0 5 3 10 3 4 1 2 1 1 5

SB 0 8 0 6 2 2 3 1 0 1 0

ATT PO A 0 318 2 12 45 105 0 36 59 6 76 49 4 478 20 3 34 2 3 35 47 1 27 2 0 0 0 2 28 0 0 7 0

E 4 7 13 6 5 1 6 3 0 1 2

FD% .988 .955 .880 .954 .990 .973 .932 .906 .000 .966 .778

4 0 0 0 0 1 0 28 49

4 4 0 0 0 22 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 40 1096 363 61 1115 455

2 1 0 0 0 0 0 53 67

.667 .957 1.000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .965 .959

0 1 0 1 0 0 0 37 22

10 11 4 5 5 0 0 350 454

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5

.289 .189 .300 .160 .000 .000 .000 .311 .308

0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 3

0 2 0 0 1 0 0 38 37

SO 0 414 40 454 350

2B 0 37 17 54 40

3B 0 5 4 9 3

HR 0 17 5 22 16

AB 0 1102 261 1363 1399

B/AVG

LOB - Team (348), Opp (322). DPs turned - Team (13), Opp (16). IBB - Team (5), Barnes 5. Picked off - Barnes 1. PLAYER Victoria Cowger Briana Hassett Alissa Koch Totals Opponents

ERA 0.00 1.87 6.12 2.55 2.11

W 0 22 1 23 32

L 0 25 7 32 23

APP 1 51 16 55 55

GS 1 47 7 55 55

CG 0 39 3 42 39

SHO 0/0 14/0 0/0 14/0 12/1

SV 0 0 0 0 4

IP 0.0 307.0 58.1 365.1 371.2

H R 0 0 201 106 93 67 294 173 308 171

ER 0 82 51 133 112

BB 0 131 31 162 150

.182 .356 .216 .220

WP HBP 0 0 28 20 11 2 39 22 26 37

BK 0 0 0 0 1

SFA 0 1 2 3 6

SHA 0 25 12 37 38

PB - Team (8), Stemper 8, Opp (14). Pickoffs - Team (1), Stemper 1, Opp (1). SBA/ATT - Stemper (49-61), Hassett (37-49), Koch (12-12).

Conference-Only Statistics Record: 6-14 • Home: 2-8 • Away: 4-6 Player Malisa Barnes Colleen Conway Sammie Howard Tina Watts Heidi Carls Shannon Stemper Katie Dalen Natalie Neal Aubrey Davis Dannie Skrove ---------Bethany Wolvington Mallory Mitchell Brianna Sudenga Alissa Koch Alison Murphy Lauren Pockl Lindsey Pockl Chonquita Jones Briana Hassett Totals Opponents

AVG .397 .235 .210 .182 .170 .164 .143 .114 .094 .030

GP 20 20 20 16 20 20 18 16 16 15

GS 20 20 20 16 20 20 11 13 15 15

AB 58 68 62 33 53 61 35 35 32 33

R 6 6 6 3 1 4 2 2 3 1

H 23 16 13 6 9 10 5 4 3 1

2B 2 1 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0

3B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HR 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0

RBI 7 0 1 3 0 6 1 5 0 0

TB SLG% 31 .534 19 .279 16 .258 6 .182 11 .208 15 .246 6 .171 10 .286 3 .094 1 .030

.200 .143 .083 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .183 .210

8 5 4 4 2 2 7 8 20 20 20

2 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 20 20 20

5 7 12 8 4 2 0 0 0 508 509

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 36 47

1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 93 107

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 16

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 10

0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 38

1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 121 157

H 104 3 107 93

R 44 3 47 36

BB 10 2 9 3 5 3 4 3 4 3

HBP 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 4 0 2

SO 9 10 17 7 25 15 19 15 17 11

GDP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

OB% .493 .257 .310 .270 .267 .239 .231 .262 .194 .158

SF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SH 0 2 1 1 1 1 3 1 0 0

SB 0 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 1

ATT PO 0 117 3 23 1 36 3 14 2 14 3 172 0 7 0 0 1 14 1 11

A 2 26 29 27 0 11 0 0 1 0

E 1 2 1 1 0 3 2 0 1 1

FLD% .992 .961 .985 .976 1.000 .984 .778 .000 .938 .917

.200 .143 .083 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .238 .308

1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 49 51

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 12

3 3 4 6 2 2 0 0 0 165 162

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

.333 .200 .154 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .271 .297

0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1

0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 12

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 19

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 29 18 417 129 25 428 171

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 14 17

.000 .000 .875 1.000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .971 .975 .972

ER 37 2 39 24

BB 50 1 51 49

SO 161 1 162 165

2B 16 0 16 8

3B 2 0 2 1

LOB - Team (120), Opp (121). DPs turned - Team (5), Opp (3). IBB - Team (5), Barnes 5. Player Briana Hassett Alissa Koch Totals Opponents

ERA 1.90 6.00 1.96 1.18

W 6 0 6 14

L 14 0 14 6

APP 20 1 20 20

GS 20 0 20 20

CG SHO 19 4/0 0 0/0 19 4/0 18 8/1

SV IP 0 136.2 0 2.1 0 139.0 1 142.2

PB - Team (5), Stemper 5, Opp (3). Pickoffs - Team (1), Stemper 1. SBA/ATT - Stemper (19-25), Hassett (18-24), Koch (1-1).

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HR AB B/Avg 10 499 .208 0 10 .300 10 509 .210 6 508 .183

WP HBP 9 11 1 1 10 12 11 13

BK 0 0 0 0

SFA 1 0 1 2

SHA 12 0 12 12


2009 review

2009 Game-by-Game Linescores DATE Feb 06, 2009 Feb 06, 2009 Feb 07, 2009 Feb 07, 2009 Feb 08, 2009 Feb 12, 2009 Feb 12, 2009 Feb 13, 2009 Feb 14, 2009 Feb 14, 2009 Feb 15, 2009 Feb 20, 2009 Feb 20, 2009 Feb 21, 2009 Feb 21, 2009 Feb 22, 2009 Feb 27, 2009 Feb 27, 2009 Feb 28, 2009 Feb 28, 2009 Mar 01, 2009 Mar 06, 2009 Mar 06, 2009 Mar 07, 2009 Mar 07, 2009 Mar 08, 2009 Mar 13, 2009 Mar 14, 2009 Mar 14, 2009 Mar 15, 2009 Mar 15, 2009 Mar 17, 2009 Mar 17, 2009 Mar 19, 2009 Mar 19, 2009 Mar 21, 2009 Mar 22, 2009 Mar 28, 2009 Mar 29, 2009 Apr 04, 2009 Apr 04, 2009 Apr 08, 2009 Apr 08, 2009 Apr 11, 2009 Apr 12, 2009 Apr 18, 2009 Apr 18, 2009 Apr 22, 2009 Apr 22, 2009 Apr 25, 2009 Apr 25, 2009 May 02, 2009 May 03, 2009 May 09, 2009 May 09, 2009

OPPONENT vs Florida Gulf Coast# vs North Florida# vs Illinois State# at South Florida# vs UNC Greensboro# WESTERN ILLINOIS-1^ WESTERN ILLINOIS-2^ NORTHERN IOWA^ WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY^ ARKANSAS^ DRAKE^ at A&M-Corpus Christi% vs Dayton% vs Loyola-Chicago% vs Pittsburgh% vs Pittsburgh% vs Nevada$ vs #5 Stanford$ vs UC Riverside$ at Cal State Fullerton$ vs Oregon State$ at #13 Arizona-1+ at #13 Arizona-2+ vs Saint Joseph's-1+ vs Saint Joseph's-2+ vs Creighton+ vs Eastern Michigan@ at #17 Louisville@ vs Loyola-Chicago@ vs Loyola-Chicago@ vs Illinois-Chicago @ at IUPUI-1 at IUPUI-2 at Butler University-1 at Butler University-2 at Indiana* at Indiana* at Purdue* at Purdue* #17 OHIO STATE-1* #17 OHIO STATE-2* #6 NORTHWESTERN-1* #6 NORTHWESTERN-2* at #8 Michigan* at #8 Michigan* PENN STATE-1* PENN STATE-2* at Wisconsin-1* at Wisconsin-2* MICHIGAN STATE-1* MICHIGAN STATE-2* ILLINOIS* ILLINOIS* at Iowa-1* at Iowa-2*

W/L SCORE W 10-0 L 5-6 W 2-0 W 4-3 L 0-1 L 3-6 L 3-11 W 4-0 L 2-5 L 2-3 L 1-2 W 5-1 W 10-1 W 1-0 W 4-1 L 1-7 L 0-5 L 0-7 W 3-0 W 3-0 L 1-4 L 4-10 L 3-20 W 8-0 W 5-0 W 1-0 L 2-5 L 2-3 L 2-6 W 5-0 L 0-1 W 11-1 W 11-1 L 4-5 W 13-1 W 6-0 W 2-0 W 6-4 L 1-2 L 0-1 L 0-1 L 1-6 W 8-3 L 1-4 L 0-7 L 0-1 W 1-0 W 4-0 L 1-2 L 0-1 L 0-3 4-5 L L 1-2 L 0-2 L 0-3

R-H-E 10-10-0 5-3-3 2-1-2 4-4-0 0-6-0 3-5-5 3-7-2 4-5-0 2-10-1 2-7-0 1-4-0 5-8-1 10-9-0 1-6-0 4-7-0 1-5-3 0-4-0 0-2-2 3-6-1 3-6-2 1-7-1 4-6-1 3-6-2 8-6-0 5-11-0 1-1-3 2-6-1 2-6-2 2-2-5 5-6-0 0-0-0 11-12-0 11-10-1 4-7-1 13-14-0 6-8-1 2-3-0 6-7-2 1-5-1 0-1-1 0-2-0 1-5-2 8-8-1 1-2-0 0-3-0 0-4-0 1-7-0 4-3-0 1-3-2 0-6-0 0-4-1 4-10-1 1-5-1 0-5-0 0-2-1

R-H-E INNS OVERALL 0-4-1 6 1-0-0 6-9-0 7 1-1-0 0-3-2 7 2-1-0 3-5-3 7 3-1-0 1-5-1 7 3-2-0 6-6-1 7 3-3-0 11-14-2 7 3-4-0 0-2-1 7 4-4-0 5-6-0 7 4-5-0 3-4-0 7 4-6-0 2-1-0 (8) 4-7-0 1-3-3 7 5-7-0 1-5-4 5 6-7-0 0-3-3 7 7-7-0 1-0-3 7 8-7-0 7-7-0 7 8-8-0 5-5-1 7 8-9-0 7-7-0 7 8-10-0 0-2-1 7 9-10-0 0-4-0 7 10-10-0 4-5-2 7 10-11-0 10-8-1 7 10-12-0 20-17-0 5 10-13-0 0-4-5 5 11-13-0 0-2-1 7 12-13-0 0-1-0 (8) 13-13-0 5-7-2 (8) 13-14-0 3-3-2 (8) 13-15-0 6-9-1 7 13-16-0 0-3-3 7 14-16-0 11-15-1 5 14-17-0 1-6-3 5 15-17-0 1-4-0 5 16-17-0 5-4-1 7 16-18-0 1-4-2 5 17-18-0 0-2-3 7 18-18-0 0-1-0 7 19-18-0 4-4-1 7 20-18-0 2-7-2 7 20-19-0 1-6-0 7 20-20-0 1-5-2 7 20-21-0 6-9-1 7 20-22-0 3-10-3 7 21-22-0 4-6-0 (8) 21-23-0 7-11-1 7 21-24-0 1-2-0 7 21-25-0 0-3-0 (8) 22-25-0 0-1-1 7 23-25-0 2-6-0 7 23-26-0 1-4-2 (8) 23-27-0 3-7-0 7 23-28-0 5-9-1 7 23-29-0 2-6-0 (8) 23-30-0 2-3-0 7 23-31-0 3-5-0 7 23-32-0

BIG TEN 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0 3-0-0 3-1-0 3-2-0 3-3-0 3-4-0 4-4-0 4-5-0 4-6-0 4-7-0 5-7-0 6-7-0 6-8-0 6-9-0 6-10-0 6-11-0 6-12-0 6-13-0 6-14-0

PITCHER Hassett (W 1-0) Koch (L 0-1) Hassett (W 2-0) Hassett (W 3-0) Koch (L 0-2) Hassett (L 3-1) Koch (L 0-3) Hassett (W 4-1) Koch (L 0-4) Hassett (L 4-2) Hassett (L 4-2) Hassett (W 5-3) Hassett (W 6-3) Hassett (W 7-3) Hassett (W 8-3) Koch (L 0-5) Hassett (L 8-4) Hassett (L 8-4) Hassett (W 9-5) Hassett (W 10-5) Hassett (L 10-6) Hassett (L 10-7) Koch (L 0-6) Hassett (W 11-7) Hassett (W 12-7) Hassett (W 13-7) Hassett (L 13-8) Hassett (L 13-9) Hassett (L 13-10) Hassett (W 14-10) Koch (L 0-7) Hassett (W 15-10) Hassett (W 16-10) Hassett (L 16-11) Koch (W 1-7) Hassett (W 17-11) Hassett (W 18-11) Hassett (W 19-11) Hassett (L 19-12) Hassett (L 19-13) Hassett (L 19-14) Hassett (L 19-15) Hassett (W 20-15) Hassett (L 20-16) Hassett (L 20-17) Hassett (L 20-18) Hassett (W 21-18) Hassett (W 22-18) Hassett (L 22-19) Hassett (L 22-20) Hassett (L 22-21) Hassett (L 22-22) Hassett (L 22-23) Hassett (L 22-24) Hassett (L 22-25)

ATT. 0 0 0 0 0 200 234 724 806 387 0 0 0 0 0 300 0 0 0 0 2493 0 102 203 75 103 97 95 75 263 173 184 98 220 253 1765 975 258 412 220 238 404 832

TIME 1:57 2:15 2:30 2:30 2:30 1:58 1:53 1:38 1:57 2:01 2:13 1:55 1:51 1:40 1:41 2:02 1:40 2:13 2:00 1:58 1:47 2:05 1:42 1:41 1:36 1:45 2:24 2:00 1:50 2:10 1:30 1:31 1:35

2:01 1:28 2:18 1:44 2:12 1:57 2:09 2:20 2:02 2:00 1:27 1:58 1:40 1:55 2:02 1:37 2:24 2:05 1:52 1:40

# Louisville Slugger Tournament (Tampa, Fla.) ^ Metrodome Tournament (Minneapolis, Minn.) % Islander Invitational (Corpus Christi , Tex.) $ DeMarini Invitational (Fullerton, Calif.) + Hillenbrand Invitational (Tucson, Ariz.) @ Courtyard by Marriott Cardinal Tournament (Louisville, Ky.) * Big Ten game

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athletics administration

Joel Maturi athletics director

In his eight years as director of athletics at the University of Minnesota, Joel Maturi has engineered a complete transformation of Golden Gopher athletics. Since being named the first director of athletics of Minnesota’s merged men’s and women’s departments on July 12, 2002, Maturi has combined an uncompromising vision of the future and his unique brand of leadership with a tireless dedication to guide Gopher athletics on a clear course toward becoming a model NCAA Division I athletics department. A native of Chisholm, Minn., Maturi’s tenure at Minnesota has been marked by significant positive change in virtually every aspect of the department. And from his focused efforts has emerged a level of broad-based achievement that year after year places Gopher athletics among the nation’s most successful overall programs. Looking back, it’s easy to discern the building blocks of Minnesota’s success under Maturi. Fiscal responsibility, balanced budgets and refocused fund-raising efforts have yielded increased opportunities and unprecedented growth. The development of a first-class academic support program continues to see Gopher student-athletes earn their degrees at ever improving rates. A renewed emphasis on NCAA compliance has ushered in a new era of integrity. And a distinctive ability to foster cooperation as a key and trusted member of University Robert Bruininks’ leadership team has resulted in unprecedented levels of cross-campus collaboration. To say that Minnesota’s athletics department was at a tipping point when Maturi arrived is to perhaps understate the challenges facing the program. Gopher athletics was projected to run a $31 million deficit over the next four years and in order to help cope planned to eliminate three sports. Building a state-of-theart stadium to bring football back to campus was considered a pipe dream. Undaunted, Maturi swiftly set in motion a plan to restore the financial integrity of Gopher athletics. Balanced budgets followed and all three sports were retained. Most significantly, however, the dream of returning Gopher football to its rightful place campus is now a reality as Minnesota opened the doors to the 50,000-seat TCF Bank Stadium – the Big Ten’s first new on-campus football stadium built since 1960. Upgrades to virtually every Minnesota athletics facility have also taken place under Maturi, including a $600,000 renovation of the playing surface of historic Williams Arena this past summer, and funds are currently being raised to support the construction of a new stadium for Gopher baseball. In addition to leading the way to meet the Gophers’ needs for world-class facilities, Maturi’s tenure has been marked by continual athletic and academic success by Minnesota’s 25-sport department. Gopher athletic programs have accumulated four national championships, 30 Big Ten or WCHA regular season titles and five conference postseason crowns. Minnesota has also placed in the top 30 of the Learfield Directors’ Cup final standing each year of his term, including a 14th-place finish in 2008-09 that ranks as the third-best finish in school history that saw Gopher teams claim six conference titles, advance 20 teams to postseason competition, produce 40 first team All-Big Ten honorees and 41 All-Americans, 257 academic all-conference selections (second-most in the Big Ten) and 12 CoSIDA academic all-district award winners. Minnesota was also among just a handful of programs to see its football team earn a bowl berth (Insight Bowl) and have both its men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as its baseball program qualify for the NCAA Tournament. Gopher women’s hockey, meanwhile, made its sixth appearance in the Frozen Four. Maturi, 64, increased his leadership role within the Big Ten and NCAA during the past few years by being named to several prominent committees, most notably the NCAA Division I Management Council. He has served as the Management Council’s liaison to the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for the past year. Maturi is has also served as a member of the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee, and will chair this committee during the 2007-08 season. Prior to his arrival, Maturi was the Director of Athletics at Miami University (Ohio). At Miami, Maturi was responsible for the management and leadership of 19 sports programs, all support staffs and nearly 600 student-athletes. His first season at Miami was an extremely successful one. The synchronized skating team won a national championship, the men’s basketball team reached the NCAA Sweet 16, the volleyball team earned its first NCAA Tournament win, the men’s cross country team advanced to the NCAA meet and the football team won 10 games against an impressive schedule. That year, six teams won Mid-American Conference titles while five coaches garnered Coach of the Year honors. During his tenure at Miami, Maturi spearheaded fund-raising efforts for two important and necessary projects. In his final year, the Walter L. Gross Jr. Family Student-Athlete Development Center was opened and a new baseball field, McKie Field at Hayden Park, was dedicated. Maturi also made an impact on the campus and the community in Oxford, Ohio. He was a recipient of a Campus Impact Award, received an award from the Butler County Board of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities for his efforts to help those in need, the Miami Alumni Association’s A.K. Morris Award for his service to the Association and the Myrtis Powell Building Community Award. In addition, he chaired the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) executive council in 2001-02, and also served as the chair of the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee for Region 4 and was the liaison for the men’s basketball coaches in the MAC. Prior to his time at Miami, Maturi served as the Director of Athletics at the University of Denver from 1996-98. At Denver, Maturi led the school’s move from Division II to Division I and oversaw the search for Division I conference affiliation. Maturi also assisted in the planning and development of a $50 million Sports and Wellness Center and a $2.1 million tennis complex. Maturi is no stranger to the Big Ten. From 1987-96, he worked at the University of Wisconsin. While there, he assisted in taking the financially challenged and struggling athletics program to profitability and success. From 1992-96, he was the Associate Director of Athletics with direct responsibility for all aspects of the football, ice hockey, wrestling, softball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s rowing, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field teams, as well as the office of academic affairs. He also chaired the Department’s “Support” Program, a wellness program for student-athletes and staff. Maturi was named the Wisconsin Sports Person of the Year in 1993. Before entering the college ranks, Maturi spent 19 years as a high school coach and administrator at Madison Edgewood High School. He coached football, basketball, baseball and track and field, leading his teams to 10 state tournaments. Maturi was inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992. Maturi received a B.A. in government from the University of Notre Dame in 1967. He also served on the support staff of Ara Parseghian’s first national championship team. He earned a master’s degree and certification for educational administration from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 1985. Maturi and his wife, Lois, have three grown children, Mark, Katie and Anne.

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Robert Bruininks university president

Robert H. Bruininks was appointed the 15th president of the University of Minnesota on November 8, 2002. He has served the University for 40 years, formerly as a professor, dean, and executive vice president and provost. Transforming the U For the past four years, Bruininks has overseen a transformative strategic positioning effort at the University that has raised the bar considerably for the University's academic profile, its service to students and the community, and its stewardship of resources. Already, the results of this intensive effort are visible. In the recent years, the University has undertaken initiatives including: • the adoption of aggressive new four-year graduation goals for each campus • the development of student learning and development outcomes that clearly outline what all University students should know and be able to do at graduation, regardless of academic program • the implementation of tuition reforms enabling many students to save significantly on the total cost of education • the revision of the faculty tenure and promotion code to better recognize and reward outstanding scholarship in all its forms "The University has undertaken significant reform in the context of an increasingly competitive global market for resources, talent, and ideas," Bruininks said. "Our vision is to improve lives through the advancement of knowledge, and our strategic goal is aspirational, audacious, and, I believe, achievable: to become one of the top three public research universities in the world, with a deep and abiding cultural commitment to excellence in everything we do, across all our campuses, research and outreach centers, and offices statewide." Innovations in the University's student experience, such as expanded undergraduate research and study abroad opportunities, a campus-wide Honors Program for the Twin Cities campus, and an increased emphasis on enhancing teaching and learning, have helped to fuel high student satisfaction rates, increased applications and enrollment, and significantly improved graduation rates. With more than 65,000 students enrolled system-wide—including more than 50,000 on the Twin Cities campus alone—the University of Minnesota is one of the nation's largest. Affordability for students here and at the University's four coordinate campuses remains a primary concern for the Bruininks administration. Launched in 2005, the Founders Free Tuition Program now covers full cost of tuition and required fees for low-income, Pell-eligible Minnesota students statewide. Once fully implemented, the award is expected to benefit 4,700 undergraduates across the University. In addition, Bruininks has made student scholarships the University's top fundraising priority. The Promise for Tomorrow scholarship drive reached its initial goal of $150 million in October 2006 and has now raised roughly $250 million in just five years. Approximately 7,000 students received privately funded scholarships and fellowships each year; the University's new goal is to help 10,000 students with privately raised financial assistance. Bruininks's career has centered on child and adolescent development and policy research, and strategic improvement in the fields of pre-kindergarten to grade 12 and higher education. Initially joining the University's faculty as an assistant professor of educational psychology, he has authored or coauthored nearly 90 journal articles and more than 70 book chapters, as well as training materials and several standardized tests. In 2007, Bruininks joined the NCAA Division I Board of Directors. He has also been instrumental in bringing Big Ten football back to the Twin Cities campus with the construction of TCF Bank Stadium, slated to open in Fall 2009. In addition to hosting home football games, the new stadium will provide a permanent home for the marching band, an important new venue for University and community events, and a prominent public gateway to the University's broader mission of education, research and public engagement. President Bruininks earned his bachelor of arts degree from Western Michigan University, and his master of arts and doctor of philosophy degrees from George Peabody College (now Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of Education and Human Development). He and his wife, Dr. Susan Hagstrum, have three grown sons and three grandsons. In their free time, they enjoy riding American Saddlebred horses and spending time at their cabin on northern Minnesota's Gunflint Trail.


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About The ‘U’ • Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive public universities in the United States and ranks among the most prestigious. It is both the state land-grant university and the state's only major research university. • The Twin Cities campus has an enrollment of more than 51,000 ranking as the fourth-largest in the nation. • The University's Twin Cities campus consistently ranks among the top six public research universities in the nation. • More than 160 bachelor’s degrees, 150 master’s degrees and 100 doctoral degrees are offered. • As one of the largest urban universities in the United States, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities provides many opportunities for students, faculty and staff to participate in the thriving business, social and artistic communities of the metropolitan area. • The University’s mission of teaching, research and service is felt throughout the state, the nation and the world. To ensure that this legacy continues, the University has embarked on an aggressive strategic plan to make this great University even greater.

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MINNESOTA A world-class university — known globally as a leader in teaching, research and public service, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities consistently ranks among the top six public research universities in the nation. More than 160 bachelor’s degrees, 150 master’s degrees and 100 doctoral degrees make the University one of the most comprehensive institutions in the country. Many of the programs are recognized as national and international leaders. Also a thriving center for culture and the arts, The “U” features outstanding galleries, museums, concerts, theater productions and public lectures. Add in the excitement of Big Ten Athletics, and the University of Minnesota has something for everyone. The University community is a broad mix of ethnic backgrounds, interests and cultures. Students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Many small communities of students, faculty and staff help to create a welcoming feeling on campus. The campus in Minneapolis is located just a few minutes east of downtown. Nestled along the bluffs of the Mississippi River, buildings in Minneapolis range from the ultramodern Weisman Art Museum to the classic and stately Northrop Memorial Auditorium. A few miles to the east in St. Paul, rolling hills and quiet lawns create a more rural setting. The Minneapolis and St. Paul parts of the campus are connected by a convenient campus shuttle system. The University of Minnesota also provides a life beyond the campus like few other Big Ten universities can. The dynamic communities of Minneapolis and St. Paul offer something for everyone—a nationally-recognized arts and theater community, a thriving entertainment industry, a host of Fortune 500 companies, four glorious seasons of outdoor recreation, exciting professional sports, shopping and restaurants for every taste, all located close to campus. Founded in 1851, seven years before the territory of Minnesota became a state, the University is the largest in the state and touches the lives of thousands of people every day through its teaching, research and service.

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The views of the Minneapolis skyline and the Mississippi River are plentiful from the East Bank and West Bank campuses.

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The Twin Cities are blessed with many lakes including Lake Calhoun (above) which is located just a few miles from downtown Minneapolis.

Twin Cities Facts • The Twin Cities metro area has a population of over 2.5 million and is the nation’s 14th-largest media market • Minneapolis was named the “Most Fun City in America” by Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” • Men’s Fitness ranked Minneapolis as the “Most Athletic City” in 2006. The magazine annually ranks Minneapolis as one of the “Fittest” cities, including a No. 4 ranking in 2007. • The Twin Cities boast all four major sports franchises (NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB) • The Twin Cities are home to 130 art galleries and 35 museums • 20 Fortune 500 companies are located in the Twin Cities • Cooking Light named Minneapolis the fourth-best American city that best fit a philosophy to eat smart, be fit, and live well. • A 2004 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater study revealed Minneapolis as the “Most Literate City” in America • Entrepreneur ranked the Twin Cities as the No. 1 large city for entrepreneurs • Population Connection ranked Minneapolis as the fifth-best “kid friendly” large city • Kiplinger’s rated Minneapolis No. 2 on its “50 Smart Places To Live” list • Minnesota has been ranked as the healthiest state by United Health Foundation for three straight years • Men’s Journal rated the Twin Cities as one of the “50 Best Places To Live” in 2006 • Five Minnesota hospitals, led by Mayo Clinic, made U.S. News & World Report's 2005 lists of the nation's top hospitals.

Only In The Twin Cities • The largest enclosed mall in the country, the Mall of America • Second-most theater seats per capita behind New York City • More golfers per capita than any city in the country The Minneapolis skyline in the evening

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The Minneapolis skyline from the Northeast with the Mississppi River

Skyways throughout downtown Minneapolis make foot travel convenient

The famous scultpure gardens in Minneapolis


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TWIN CITIES The St. Croix River runs adjacent to downtown St. Paul

19 Fortune 500 companies are located in the Twin Cities

The Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul

Minnehaha Falls is located in Minneapolis

The State Capitol building in downtown St. Paul

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Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings

Pro Sports, Concerts, Outdoors • Target Center (downtown Minneapolis) and Xcel Energy Center (downtown St. Paul) both seat over 19,000 spectators and host hundreds of sporting events and concerts each year. • The Twin Cities are home to the Timberwolves (NBA), Vikings (NFL), Twins (MLB) and Wild (NHL). • Virtually every major sporting event including Super Bowls, NCAA Final Fours, playoffs for the NBA, MLB, NHL and NFL and PGA Tour major golf tournaments. • The Twin Cities also play host to professional soccer, women’s basketball, lacrosse and minor league baseball. • Minnesota has over 15,000 lakes that boast some of the country’s finest fishing and boating. • The Twin Cities’ thousands of recreational areas and trails make it one of the top outdoor destinations.

Outdoor Options The Twin Cities offer endless outdoor sporting activities including fishing, boating, camping, skiing, golfing and biking to name a few. The Cities are covered with trails and thousands of lakes to entertain any outdoor enthusiast.

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Top Concerts Kenny Chesney, Green Day, Beyonce and Dave Matthews Band are just a few of the hundreds of top shows that visited the Twin Cities recently.


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ENTERTAINMENT Seimone Augustus, Minnesota Lymx

Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild

Al Jefferson, Minnesota Timberwolves

Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins

Target Center

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The Gopher women’s cross country team is the two-time defending Big Ten Champions.

49 13 447 258 Hassan Mead was a five-time Big Ten champion in 2008-09 in indoor and outdoor track and cross country and earned AllAmerica honors in all three sports.

Athletic & Academic Achievements

Student-Athletes earned All-America honors in 2008-09.

Straight top 30 finishes in the Learfield Director’s Cup measuring overall athletics prowess.

Student-athletes held GPAs of 3.0 or better during the 2009 spring semester.

Academic All-Big Ten selections during the 2008-09 season.

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Academic All-Americans over the last six years.

Jillian Tyler was the NCAA runner-up in the 100 breaststroke and was a three-time AllAmerican in 2009.


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Gopher Championships 23 8

National Championships won by Minnesota overall.

National Championships won since 2001.

37

Big Ten or WCHA regular season or tournament titles won in the last eight years.

18

Big Ten or WCHA conference titles won in the last three years.

172

All-Time Regular Season Big Ten/WCHA Championships

Derek McCallum was named a first team All-American and led Minnesota into the NCAA Baseball Tournament.

The soccer, women’s hockey and women’s indoor track and field and cross country teams all claimed Big Ten Championships in 2008-09.

Athletic

EXCELLENCE Ryan Stoa was a first team men’s hockey All-American in 2008-09.

Jillian Tyler was the NCAA runner-up in the 100 breaststroke and was a three-time AllAmerican in 2009.

Lauren Gibbemeyer was one of three Gophers to earn volleyball AllAmerica honors.

Zach Sanders earned AllAmerica honors as a freshman for the wrestling team in 2009.

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FACILITIES

Mariucci Arena

Jane Sage Cowles Stadium

Sports Pavilion

U of M Boathouse

siebert Field

Les Bolstad/University Golf Course

Baseline Tennis Center

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The University of Minnesota owns a full compliment of on-campus athletics facilities including the brand-new TCF Bank Stadium.

Bierman Track and Field Stadium

University Aquatics Center

Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium

Ridder Arena

1 million On average, nearly one million fans attend Gopher athletic events annually. Williams Arena

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We’ve made a tremendous commitment to reach out to children in the state of Minnesota. We want to grow a sense of state pride in these young kids. We want them to grow up dreaming about becoming Golden Gophers. I think it is vital to establish these relationships within the state, so these kids think the thing to do is stay home and represent the state of Minnesota some day.

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Life

SKILLS Gophers In The Community The Gopher softball program believes it is important to return the outstanding support given by its fans by returning some of their time through volunteer and charitable activities. The Gophers are actively involved in the Twin Cities and University communities. Additionally, the CHAMPS/Life Skills program will: • Promote student-athletes’ ownership of their academic, athletic, career, personal and community responsibilities. • Meet the changing needs for student-athletes. • Promote respect for diversity and inclusion among studentathletes. • Assist student-athletes in identifying and applying transferable skills. • Enhance partnerships between the NCAA, member institutions and their communities for the purpose of education. • Foster an environment that encourages student-athletes to effectivelly access campus resources.

Champs/Life Skills Program History

In 1991, the NCAA Foundation initiated efforts to create a total development program for student-athletes. Through the collaborative efforts of the NCAA Foundation and the Division I-A Athletic Director's Association, the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program (Challenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success) was created. Today, the NCAA Education Outreach staff oversees the development of the program, offering services, support and programs to participating institutions throughout the year. The CHAMPS/Life Skills Program is supported through the promotional and financial efforts of the NCAA Foundation and the NCAA national office.

PEYTON OWENS Associate Director Director of CHAMPS/Life Skills

University of Minnesota Life Skills Program The Life Skills Program at the University Of Minnesota includes many programs all designed to help make the student-athlete's experience a positive one. The CHAMPS/Life Skills program is an NCAA sponsored program designed to focus on the total development of the student-athlete. Part of the mission of the Athletic Department is to encourage student-athletes to achieve excellence in their academic and athletic pursuits. In an effort to assist our student-athletes further, the program is designed to give a comprehensive approach to providing educational experiences and services which focus on the individual. We presently utilize: a freshman orientation course, personal development programs, Golden Career Opportunities, various community outreach efforts, and our Student Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) to impact the lives of our young men and women. Gopher involvement in the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program helps student-athletes enhance the quality of their experience here within the university setting. We are also supplied with instructional materials and supplemental resources which support our student-athletes' development within the CHAMPS/Life Skills Commitment Statements’ five key areas: academic excellence, athletic excellence, personal development, career development, and community service.

ANISSA LIGHTNER Asst. Director

RACHEL MCKESSOCK Coordinator

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U of M Academic Facts • The University of Minnesota is ranked among the top six public research universities in the nation, according to a recent study by the University of Florida. • The University’s Twin Cities campus offers more than 160 majors for undergraduates. The University has 17 different colleges. • University departments, such as geography, psychology, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, management information systems, and economics rank among the top 10 in the nation, according to the National Research Council. • A record 258 Minnesota student-athletes were named Academic All-Big Ten during the 2008-09 academic year. • 447 U of M student-athletes maintained a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or better during the spring semester of the 2008-09 academic year.

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ACADEMICS McNamara Academic Center • Computer lab with more than 40 computers • A quiet study area • The Learning Center with four computers, tutor rooms and Learning Specialists • The Gopher Getaway lounge which includes: • 50-inch flat screen TV • Six computers available for e-mail, Facebook, MySpace or general web surfing • Tables and chairs for eating and socializing • 10 tutor rooms or classrooms

Learning Support Tutors • Tutors are available for many different subjects Sunday through Thursday evenings. • You can also make an individual appointment with a tutor.

Learning Support Structured Study 7-10 p.m., Sunday-Thursday: Focuses on needs of the first-year student-athlete. Individual writing assistance and group tutoring in the most common math and science courses are scheduled nightly. Learning Groups-Focus Groups each semester address particular needs, i.e. transition, probation, international student issues, math anxiety, or assist with a particular class, often a self-paced course. A Learning Specialist facilitates the weekly or biweekly meeting.

Enhancement Program

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• Developmental retention program which provides intensive academic support for a limited number of student-athletes. • Each student works individually with a Learning Specialist for the academic year to develop personal learning strategies and improve academic skills. • Students have required structured study and tutor time, and Fieldhouse their academic progressUniversity is closely monitored.

Gold Program • First year students who are not participating in the Enhancement Program. • Students transitioning out of the Enhancement Program • Anyone who needs additional assistance to pursue his or her academic goals. • Consists of weekly meetings with an Academic Counselor • Designed you to build study and time management skills U offor M Boathouse necessary to succeed and enhance your academic life.


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Minnesota’s “Field of Dreams” The University of Minnesota softball team has its own ‘Field of Dreams’ that is both attractive to recruits and fan-friendly to the people of Minnesota. Jane Sage Cowles Stadium was constructed from the vision of co-head coaches Lisa Bernstein and Julie Standering and the University of Minnesota Athletics Department. The lighted-for-television facility has both grandstand (bench-back) and stadium (box-chair) seating for 1,000 spectators. Along with the primary playing field, the facility is complete with dugouts, double warm-up bullpens and batting cages behind the outfield wall that allow teams full use of the facility. A two-story building behind home plate houses the team locker room and also includes restrooms, food services, athletic training, a full press box and team meeting facilities. Jane Sage Cowles Stadium would not be complete without a lighted scoreboard and state-of-the-art sound system that add to the overall experience of the game. A ticket kiosk and plaza area are built at the entrance to the stadium, along with additional practice facilities. Jane Sage Cowles Stadium also features convenient wheelchair access and seating areas.

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JANE SAGE COWLES STADIUM Minnesota Softball Attendance Records AT BIERMAN SOFTBALL COMPLEX

AT JANE SAGE COWLES STADIUM

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822 vs. Michigan (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5/4/96

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836 vs. Michigan (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/13/01

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647 vs. Ohio State (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/26/97

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815 vs. Penn State (2). . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/27/03

3.

633 vs. Michigan (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/11/98

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737 vs. Indiana (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/20/02

4.

624 vs. Michigan (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5/8/92

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717 vs. Purdue (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/30/00

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623 vs. Michigan State (2) . . . . . . . . . . 5/3/98

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713 vs. Northwestern (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/1/00

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617 vs. Michigan (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5/10/91

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617 vs. Purdue (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/29/00

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579 vs. Michigan (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5/5/96

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612 vs. Princeton (NCAA). . . . . . . . . . . 5/16/02

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576 vs. Ohio State (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/27/97

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609 vs. Wisconsin (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5/6/01

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555 vs. Michigan (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5/11/91

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607 vs. Iowa (1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5/1/04

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532 vs. Michigan State (1) . . . . . . . . . . 5/2/98

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JOHN & SAGE COWLES The University of Minnesota and the Intercollegiate Athletics Department constructed an immaculate softball stadium in 2000, thanks to a generous gift of $1 million from Sage and John Cowles. The Cowles’ donation was the secondlargest single gift ever received by women’s athletics and matches the $1 million appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature for a new softball facility. “We believe our match of the legislature’s appropriation produced an excellent stadium for women’s softball,” the Cowles’ said in making their gift. “We are excited about this because we think gender equity, in athletics as well as elsewhere in life, is important to both men and women.” The new softball facility was constructed around the previous Bierman field. The lighted-for-television facility has both grandstand (bench-back) and stadium (box-chair) seating for 1,000 spectators. Along with the main playing field complete with dugouts and bullpens, a two-story building behind home plate includes restrooms, food services, athletic training, a press box and team meeting facilities. A ticket kiosk and plaza area was built at the entrance to the stadium, along with additional practice space. The softball facility is part of a succession of building

Sage and John Cowles are the primary donors for Minnesota’s Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

projects by the Athletics Department. In the past two decades, the University of Minnesota has constructed the University

departments. Sage and John were each President’s Club

the Minneapolis Mayor’s Commission on Human Relations and

Aquatic Center, the Sports Pavilion, Elizabeth Lyle Robbie

members of Women’s Athletics and were members of the

has served on the boards of Minneapolis Planned Parenthood,

Stadium for soccer, Ridder Arena for women’s hockey and the

Women’s Athletics Advisory Council.

the Merce Cunningham dance company (New York), the

Baseline Tennis Center. Bierman Athletic Field Building, which

Influential in many cultural arenas in the Twin Cities,

Minnesota Dance Alliance and Dance USA. John has also been

houses many of the coaches and administrators for both

the Cowles were the driving forces behind the Guthrie Theater,

involved in many civic activities, including serving as a

intercollegiate athletics, was also recently expanded.

the Walker Art Center and the Metrodome. In the mid-1980s,

Director of the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union, the

The Cowles’ are active in the University of Minnesota

Sage and John funded the Cowles Conservatory in the

Minneapolis Urban Coalition and the Citizens League of

community through the Intercollegiate Athletics and Dance

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Sage has been a member of

Minnesota. Sage and John Cowles were inducted into the Minnesota Women’s Athletics Hall of Fame during the 25th anniversary celebration on October 28, 2000. "We are all very excited that Sage and John Cowles stepped up to the plate for the Gophers and we admire their commitment and loyalty to the Athletics Department,” cohead softball coach Lisa Bernstein said. “We have our own ‘Field of Dreams’ that is both attractive to our recruits and fan-friendly to the people of Minnesota.”

Sage Cowles speaks to the crowd during the dedication of Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on April 29, 2000. In the background is John Cowles and daughter Jane Cowles, for whom the stadium is named after.

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2010

METRODOME CLASSIC For the third consecutive season, and 11th overall, the Golden Gopher softball program will be hosting their mid-winter invitational, the Metrodome Softball Classic, at the H.H.H. Metrodome in Minneapolis. The four-day, round-robin competition includes 16 games featuring six different teams from around the country. Minnesota will play six games during the tournament. Log on to gophersports.com as the tournament approaches for more information.

Tournament Ticket Information Adult Game Ticket: $8 Students/Seniors Single: $5 Three Day Pass $15 *All seats are general admission. **Please use Metrodome entrance Gate F ***Parking will be available in lots adjacent to the Metrodome.

Tournament Schedule THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11 Western Illinois at Minnesota - 3:00 PM Western Illinois at Minnesota - 5:00 PM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12 Western Illinois vs. Arkansas - 11:00 AM Drake vs. Iowa State - 1:00 PM Iowa State at Minnesota - 3:00 PM Drake at Minnesota - 5:00 PM Arkansas vs. Iowa - 7:00 pm Iowa vs. Western Illinois - 9:00 PM SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 Drake vs. Arkansas - 9:00 AM Western Illinois vs. Iowa State - 11:00 AM Arkansas at Minnesota - 1:00 PM Iowa vs. Drake - 3:00 PM Iowa State vs. Iowa - 5:00 PM SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14 Iowa State vs. Arkansas - 9:00 AM Iowa vs. Drake - 11:00 AM Iowa State at Minnesota - 1:00 PM

All times Central. **Live stats and box scores for all tournament games will be available via gophersports.com.

The Gopher softball team hosted the Metrodome Softball Classic every year from 1998-2005. The tournament was played again last year following a two year hiatus.

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Metrodome Classic

PARTICIPANTS Western Illinois Leathernecks

 Thu., Feb. 11, 3/5:00 p.m.  Minneapolis, Minn.  Metrodome Tournament

Iowa State Cyclones    

Fri., Feb. 12, 3:00 p.m. Sun., Feb. 14, 1:00 p.m. Minneapolis, Minn. Metrodome Tournament

Drake

Bulldogs  Fri., Feb 12, 5:00 p.m.  Minneapolis, Minn.  Metrodome Tournament

Location ..........................................................Macomb, Ill. Enrollment ..............................................................13,331 Nickname ........................................Fighting Leathernecks Colors ........................................................Purple and Gold Stadium (cap.) ................Mary Ellen McKee Stadium (550)

Location ............................................................Ames, Iowa Enrollment ..............................................................27,945 Nickname ..............................................................Cyclones Colors ....................................................Cardinal and Gold Stadium (cap.) ..............Southwest Athletic Complex (509)

Location ..................................................Des Moines, Iowa Enrollment ................................................................5,668 Nickname ..............................................................Bulldogs Colors..........................................................Blue and White Stadium (cap.) ..........................................Buel Field (500)

Head Coach............Holly Van Vlymen (Western Illinois ‘00) Record at Western Illinois ..............94-108-1 (Four years) Career Record ..........................................................same Assistant Coaches ................LaDonia Hughes, Tami Magner

Head Coach ......Stacy Gemeinhardt-Cesler (Missouri, ‘01) Record at Iowa State ..........................91-101 (Four years) Career Record ................................244-177 (Eight years) Assistant Coaches ....................Gary Hines, Jamie Pinkerton ..............................................................................Kate Sinnot

Head Coach ..........................Rich Calvert (Illinois St. ‘88) Record at Drake..............................180-191 (seven years) Career Record ..........................................................same Associate Coach..................................................Nicole Wood

2009 Overall Record ................................................34-19 Summit League Record/Finish ..........................21-2 / 1st Letterwinners returning/lost ......................................11/5 Starters returning/lost................................................11/0 The Series ................................................Minn. trails 5-11 Softball SID ..........................................Greg Lautzenheiser SID e-mail ................................ga-lautzenheiser@wiu.edu Office phone ..............................................(309) 298-1133 Website address ................................GoLeathernecks.com

2009 Overall Record ................................................26-29 Big 12 Record/Finish..........................................7-11 / 8th Letterwinners returning/lost ......................................13/6 Starters returning/lost ..............................................10/0 The Series ..............................................Minn. leads 39-29 Softball SID ....................................................Matt Shoultz SID e-mail ......................................mshoultz@iastate.edu Office phone ................................................515-294-1393 Website address ..........................................Cyclones.com

Arkansas

Iowa

 Sat., Feb. 13, 1:00 p.m.

 Do Not Meet

 Minneapolis, Minn.

 Minneapolis, Minn.

 Metrodome Tournament

 Metrodome Tournament

Location ........................................................Fayetville, Ark Enrollment ..............................................................19,847 Nickname..........................................................Razorbacks Colors ..................................................Cardinal and White Stadium (cap.) ......................................Bogle Park (1,200)

Location ......................................................Iowa City, Iowa Enrollment ..............................................................30,561 Nickname ............................................................Hawkeyes Colors..........................................................Black and Gold Stadium (cap.) ......................................Pearl Field (1,500)

Head Coach ......................Mike Larabee (Washington, ‘86) Record at Arkansas ........................................First season Career Record ..............................114-147 (Five seasons) Assistant Coaches....................Sue Carpenter, Kyle Jamieson

Head Coach..............................Gayle Blevins (Dayton, ‘73) Record at Iowa ................................920-417-3 (22 years) Career Record ..............................1,220-565-5 (30 years) Assistants ....................Shane Bouman, Diane Stephenson

2009 Overall Record ................................................27-29 Southeastern Conf. Record/Finish ..........10-16 / 3rd West Letterwinners returning/lost ......................................15/6 Starters returning/lost ................................................5/4 The Series ..........................................Minnesota trails 1-2

2009 Overall Record ................................................42-16 Big Ten Record/Finish ........................................13-7 / 4th Letterwinners returning/lost ........................................9/8 Starters returning/lost ................................................5/4

Razorbacks

Softball SID ............................................Melissa Anderson SID e-mail ............................................msa002@uark.edu Office phone ................................................479-575-4989 Website address ........................ArkansasRazorbacks.com

2009 Overall Record ................................................30-23 Missouri Valley Record/Finish ........................13-10 / 4th Letterwinners returning/lost ......................................12/1 Starters returning/lost ................................................9/0 The Series................................................Minn. leads 17-9 Softball SID ....................................................Brock Ascher SID e-mail....................................brock.ascher@drake.edu Office phone ................................................515-271-3740 Website address ..............................GoDrakeBulldogs.com

Hawkeyes

Softball SID........................................................Aaron Blau SID e-mail ......................aaron-blau@hawkeyesports.com Office phone ................................................319-335-9411 Website address ................................HawkeyeSports.com

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2010 Tournaments FLORIDA ATLANDITC KICK-OFF CLASSIC Fri.-Sun., February 19-21 Boca Raton, Fla. FAU Softball Stadium Host: Florida Atlantic

FLORIDA GULF COAST SPRING BREAK INVITATIONAL Fri.-Sun., February 26-28 Fort Meyers, Fla. FGCU Softball Complex Host: Florida Gulf Coast

Participating Schools Florida Atlantic Kentucky Maryland Minnesota Mississippi Pittsburgh

Participating Schools Connecticut Eastern Michigan Florida Gulf Coast Georgia Southern Minnesota St. Francis (PA) Villanova

Sports Information Contact: Justin Johnson Email: jjohn218@fau.edu Phone: 561-302-0461 Website: FAUSports.com

Sports Information Contact: Michael Pierce Email: mpierce@fgcu.edu Phone: 239-590-7097 Website: FGCUAthletics.com

GEORGIA BULLDOG INVITATIONAL Fri.-Sun., Mar. 5-7 Athens Ga. UGA Softball Stadium Host: Georgia

ARIZONA WILDCAT INVITATIONAL Fri.-Sun., Mar. 12-14 Tuscon, Arizona Hillenbrand Stadium Host: Arizona

Participating Schools Belmont Elon Middle Tennessee State Minnesota Georgia

Participating Schools Arizona Creighton Illinois-Chicago Minnesota Norhtern Colorado St. John’s

Sports Information Contact: Tanner Tedeschi Email: tannert@sports.uga.edu Phone: 706-542-7965 Website: GeorgiaDogs.com

The Big Ten Tournament The Big Ten Tournament was held annually at the campus of the Big Ten regular season champion through the 2008 season. The top eight teams in the regular-season standings advance to the single-elimination conference tournament each season, with the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament at stake. Minnesota has advanced to the Big Ten Tournament seven times in the 15-year history of the tournament, and has a 7-10 record (.412) in conference tournament action. Minnesota won the Big Ten Tournament in 1999. Minnesota’s results in the Big Ten Tournament: 1982 (at Michigan) Ohio State 3, Minnesota 2 Indiana 9, Minnesota 6 1995 (at Michigan) #1 Michigan 5, #4 Minnesota 3 #2 Northwestern 3, #4 Minnesota 2 1996 (at Michigan) #2 Minnesota 8, #3 Iowa, 6 #1 Michigan 3, #1 Minnesota 2 #2 Minnesota 3, #3 Iowa 0 #1 Michigan 6, #2 Minnesota 4 1998 (at Michigan) #1 Michigan 1, #4 Minnesota 0 #4 Minnesota 6. #2 Northwestern 0 #1 Michigan 4, #4 Minnesota 0 1999 (at Michigan) #2 Minnesota 2, #3 Penn State 1 #2 Minnesota 2, #1 Michigan1 #2 Minnesota 3, #1 Michigan 2 2003 (at Iowa) #4 Illinois 1, #5 Minnesota 0 #2 Michigan 3, #5 Minnesota 2 (8 inn.) 2008 (at Northwestern) #4 Minnesota 5, #5 Purdue 4 #1 Northwestern 12, #4 Minnesota 0 Tournament was played in double-elimination format until 2003. There was no Big Ten Tournament from 1983 to 1994.

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1999 Big Ten Softball Tournament Champions

Sports Information Contact: Matt Alvarez Email: mateo@email.arizona.edu Phone: 520-621-4163 Website: ArizonaWildcats.com

SPRING HILL SUITES INVITATIONAL Fri.-Sun., March 19-21 Boise, Idaho Mountain Cove Softball Field Host: Boise State Participating Schools Boise State Minnesota Portland State Weber State Sports Information Contact: Steven Olveda Email: stevenolveda@boisestate.edu Phone: 208-426-1106 Website: BroncoSports.com


2010 opponents

Big Ten

OPPONENTS Final Big Ten Standings Big Ten Team Record Pct. Michigan 17-3 .850 Ohio State 16-4 .800 Northwestern 14-6 .700 Iowa 13-7 .650 Illinois 12-7 .632 Purdue 12-8 .600 Penn State 7-13 .350 Minnesota 6-14 .300 Michigan State 5-14 .263 Indiana 4-16 .200 Wisconsin 3-17 .150

Overall Record 47-12 47-11 31-15 42-16 29-17 31-20 19-27 23-32 21-28 10-39 15-40

Pct. .797 .810 .674 .724 .630 .608 .413 .418 .429 .204 .273

All-Big Ten FIRST TEAM Adrienne Monka Danielle Zymkowitz Tammy Williams Maggie Viefhaus* Colleen McGlaughlin Angela Findlay Dee Dee Hillman Roya St. Clair Amanda Chidester Katrina Ross Brittany Weil Nikki Nemitz*

Yr. Fr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr.

Tm. NU ILL NU MICH IOWA MICH OSU MICH MICH ILL IOWA MICH

Pos. 1B 2B SS 3B OF OF OF C UT DP P P

SECOND TEAM Katie Brown Whitney Cooper Alicia Herron Liane Horiuchi Hope Howell Bree Evans Ashley Griffith Sam Marder Molly Garst Michelle Batts Briana Hassett Kim Reeder

Yr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Sr. Sr.

Tm. IOWA OSU OSU PUR ILL MICH PSU OSU PUR NU MINN OSU

Pos. 1B 2B SS 3B OF OF OF C UT DP P P

THIRD TEAM Kelley Wedel Hollie Pinchback Emily Bergeson Sara Olson Katie Keim Liz Watkins Malisa Barnes Nicole Pauly Lisa Akamine Jenna Alexander Suzie Rzegocki Jennifer Krueger

Yr. Fr. So. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Jr. So. So.

Tm. ILL ILL IND IND IOWA IOWA MINN NU PSU PUR PUR WIS

Pos. 3B OF SS UT 3B C 1B 2B DP C P OF

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Tammy Williams, Northwestern PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Nikki Nemitz*, Michigan FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Adrienne Monka, Northwestern COACH OF THE YEAR: Carol Hutchins, Michigan 2009 SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD HONOREES Brooke Buzard-ILL, Julie DiNallo-IND, Katie Brown-IOWA, Teddi Ewing-MICH, Gina Mondo-MSU, Bethany Wolvington-MINN, Jessica Rigas-NU, Kim Reeder-OSU, Sam Hovanec-PSU, Alicia Spack-PUR, Theresa Boruta-WIS *—Unanimous selection

Penn State Nittany Lions    

Sat., Mar. 27, 1:00 p.m. Sun., Mar. 28, 10:00 a.m. State College, Pa. Nittany Lion Field

Michigan State Spartans    

Sat., Apr. 3, 12:00 p.m. Sun., Apr. 4, 12:00 p.m. East Lansing, Mich. Old College Field

Location ..............................................University Park, Pa. Enrollment ..............................................................44,112 Nickname ......................................................Nittany Lions Colors..........................................................Blue and White Stadium (cap.) ............................ Nittany Lion Field (1,000)

Location ..............................................East Lansing, Mich. Enrollment ..............................................................47,100 Nickname..............................................................Spartans Colors........................................................Green and White Stadium ........................................ Old College Field (1,000)

Head Coach ........................Robin Petrini (Utah State, ‘83) Record at PSU ..................................395-325-1 (13 years) Career Record ..........................................................same Assistant Coaches ................Jen McIntyre, Michele Hawkins

Head Coach ............Jacquie Joseph (Central Michigan ‘85) Record at MSU..................................493-429-1 (16 years) Career Record..................................629-562-1 (21 years) Assistant Coaches ........Kathryn Gleason, Jessica Bograkos

2009 Overall Record ................................................19-27 Big Ten Record/Finish ........................................7-13 / 7th Letterwinners returning/lost ......................................11/7 Starters returning/lost ................................................5/4 The Series ......................................Minnesota leads 33-13

2009 Overall Record ................................................21-28 Big Ten Record/Finish ........................................5-14 / 9th Letterwinners returning/lost ......................................12/3 Starters returning/lost ..............................................12/3 The Series ......................................Minnesota leads 52-32

Softball SID ....................................................Jeremy Fallis SID e-mail ..................................................jsf16@psu.edu Office phone ................................................814-865-1757 Website address ....................................GoPSUSports.com

Softball SID ......................................................Vince Baker SID e-mail ......................................bakervin@ath.msu.edu Office phone ................................................517-355-2271 Website address ..................................MSUSpartans.com

Michigan Wolverines    

Sat., Apr. 10, 1:00 p.m. Sun., Apr. 11, 1:00 p.m. Minneapolis, Minn. Jane Sage Cowles Stadium

Northwestern Wildcats

 Wed., Apr. 14, 2/4:00 p.m.  Evanston, Ill.  Sharon J. Drysdale Field

Location ....................................................Ann Arbor, Mich. Enrollment ..............................................................38,890 Nickname ..........................................................Wolverines Colors ........................................................Maize and Blue Stadium.......................................... Wilpon Softball Complex

Location ........................................................Evanston, Ill. Enrollment ................................................................8,000 Nickname ..............................................................Wildcats Colors ......................................................Purple and White Stadium (cap.) .................. Sharon J. Drysdale Field (1,000)

Head Coach ........................Carol Hutchins (Mich. St., ‘79) Record at Michigan ........................1107-393-4 (25 years) Career Record .............................. 1130-404-4 (26 years) Assistant Coaches ..............Bonnie Tholl, Jennifer Brundage

Head Coach ..........................Kate Drohan (Providence ‘95) Record at Northwestern ..............309-134-1 (eight years) Career Record ..........................................................same Assistant Coaches ......................Caryl Drohan, Tori Nyberg ..........................................................................Lauren Lappin

2009 Overall Record ................................................47-12 Big Ten Record/Finish ........................................17-2 / 1st Letterwinners returning/lost ......................................15/3 Starters returning/lost ................................................9/1 The Series ......................................Minnesota trails 23-69 Softball SID ....................................................Leah Howard SID e-mail ........................................lchoward@umich.edu Office phone ................................................734-615-0679 Website address ..........................................MGoBlue.com

2009 Overall Record ................................................31-15 Conference Record/Finish ................................14-6 / 3rd Letterwinners returning/lost ......................................13/4 Starters returning/lost ................................................8/2 The Series ......................................Minnesota trails 40-44 Softball SID ....................................................Doug Meffley SID e-mail ............................d-meffley@northwestern.edu Office phone ................................................847-491-3688 Website address ..........................................NUSports.com

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Indiana Hoosiers    

Sat., Apr. 17, 1:00 p.m. Sun., Apr. 18, 1:00 p.m. Minneapolis, Minn. Jane Sage Cowles Stadium

Ohio State Buckeyes    

Sat., Apr. 24, 5:00 p.m. Sun, Apr. 25, 1:00 p.m. Columbus, Ohio Buckeye Field

Purdue

Boilermakers    

Sat., May 1, 1:00 p.m. Sun., May 2, 1:00 p.m. Minneapolis, Minn. Jane Sage Cowles Stadium

Location ..................................................Bloomington, Ind. Enrollment ..............................................................42.347 Nickname ..............................................................Hoosiers Colors ..................................................Cream and Crimson Stadium (cap.) .............................. IU Softball Field (1,000)

Location ....................................................Columbus, Ohio Enrollment ..............................................................52,568 Nickname ............................................................Buckeyes Colors ......................................................Scarlet and Gray Stadium (cap.) .................................. Buckeye Field (1,500)

Location ..............................................West Lafayette, Ind. Enrollment ..............................................................39,697 Nickname ......................................................Boilermakers Colors ..................................................Old Gold and Black Stadium (cap.) .................. Varsity Softball Complex (1,000)

Head Coach......................Michelle Gardner (Michigan ‘89) Record at IU ............................................10-39 (One year) Career Record ..............................197-2156 (Seven years) Assistant Coaches ..............Amanda Rivera, Christy Hebert, ................................................Tory Yamaguchi, Ashley Hobbs

Head Coach ............Linda Kalafatis (California, (Pa.), ‘88) Record at OSU ......................................454-284 (13 years) Career Record..................................727-399-2 (21 years) Assistant Coaches................................Ali Viola, Erica Beach

Head Coach ..........................Kim Maher (Fresno State ‘95) Record at Purdue ..........................129-105-1 (Four years) Career Record ..........................................................same Assistant Coaches ................Boo Gillette, Monica Tantlinger

2009 Overall Record ................................................47-11 Big Ten Record/Finish ......................................16-4 / 2nd Letterwinners returning/lost ......................................14/4 Starters returning/lost ................................................9/2 The Series ......................................Minnesota leads 55-34

2009 Overall Record ................................................31-20 Big Ten Record/Finish ........................................12-8 / 6th Letterwinners returning/lost ........................................8/9 Starters returning/lost ................................................5/6 The Series ......................................Minnesota leads 19-16

Softball SID..............................................Alissa Clendenen SID e-mail ........................................clendenen.5@osu.edu Office phone ................................................614-292-0134 Website address ..........................OhioStateBuckeyes.com

Softball SID ....................................................Wendy Mayer SID e-mail ........................................wbroker@purdue.edu Office phone ................................................765-494-3919 Website address ..................................PurdueSports.com

2009 Overall Record ................................................10-39 Big Ten Record/Finish ......................................4-16 / 10th Letterwinners returning/lost ......................................10/8 Starters returning/lost ................................................7/3 The Series ......................................Minnesota leads 47-39 Softball SID ..................................................Nate Wiechers SID e-mail ......................................nwiecher@indiana.edu Office phone ................................................812-856-0146 Website address ........................................IUHoosiers.com

Iowa

Hawkeyes    

Sat., May 8, 1:00 p.m. Sun., May 9, 1:00 p.m. Minneapolis, Minn. Jane Sage Cowles Stadium

Wisconsin Badgers

Illinois

Fighting Illini

 Wed. May 12, 4/6:00 p.m.  Minneapolis, Minn.  Jane Sage Cowles Stadium

   

Location ......................................................Iowa City, Iowa Enrollment ..............................................................30,561 Nickname ............................................................Hawkeyes Colors..........................................................Black and Gold Stadium (cap.) ......................................Pearl Field (1,500)

Location ........................................................Madison, Wis. Enrollment ..............................................................42,041 Nickname ..............................................................Badgers Colors ..................................................Cardinal and White Stadium (cap.) ............ Goodman Softball Complex (1,600)

Location......................................................Champaign, Ill. Enrollment ..............................................................42,326 Nickname ......................................................Fighting Illini Colors ......................................................Orange and Blue Stadium (cap.) ............................ Eichelberger Field (1,500)

Head Coach..............................Gayle Blevins (Dayton, ‘73) Record at Iowa ................................920-417-3 (22 years) Career Record ..............................1,220-565-5 (30 years) Assistants ....................Shane Bouman, Diane Stephenson

Head Coach ......Chandelle Schulte (Eastern Michigan ‘82) Record at Wisconsin ..........................79-122 (Four years) Career Record ....................................286-269 (10 years) Assistant Coaches ....................Julie Wright, Roanna Brazier

Head Coach ..............................Terri Sullivan (Loyola, ‘92) Record at Illinois ..............................317-233-2 (10 years) Career Record ..........................................................same Assistant Coaches..............Donna DiBiase, Katie O’Connell

2009 Overall Record ................................................42-16 Big Ten Record/Finish ........................................13-7 / 4th Letterwinners returning/lost ........................................9/8 Starters returning/lost ................................................5/4 The Series ......................................Minnesota trails 36-53

2009 Overall Record ................................................15-40 Big Ten Record/Finish ......................................3-17 / 11th Letterwinners returning/lost ........................................7/6 Starters returning/lost ................................................7/5 The Series................................................Series tied 16-16

2009 Overall Record ................................................29-17 Big Ten Record/Finish ........................................12-7 / 5th Letterwinners returning/lost ......................................14/6 Starters returning/lost ................................................8/5 The Series ........................................Minnesota trails 4-13

Softball SID........................................................Aaron Blau SID e-mail ......................aaron-blau@hawkeyesports.com Office phone ................................................319-335-9411 Website address ................................HawkeyeSports.com

Softball SID ..................................................Karl Anderson SID e-mail ....................................kga@athletics.wisc.edu Office phone ................................................608-262-8216 Website address ......................................UWBadgers.com

Softball SID ..............................................Emily Wickstrom SID e-mail ............................................ewick@illinois.edu Office phone ................................................217-244-4982 Website address ....................................FightingIllini.com

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Fri., May 14, 6:00 p.m. Sat., May 15, 1:00 p.m. Champaign, Ill. Eichelberger Field


records & history

The Minnesota Softball

RECORD BOOK

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ALL-AMERICANS

SHANNON BEELER • 1998

KARI BLANK • 1991

Shannon Beeler became a first-team All-American in 1998 after one of the most productive seasons in Minnesota softball history. Beeler still holds the Minnesota single-season record with 74 runs batted in and is the currently second with 14 home runs. Beeler ended her career fifth on the NCAA’s all-time runs batted in list. She was inducted into the Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame in 2003.

Kari Blank earned All-America status in 1991 after leading the Golden Gophers to the Big Ten title. Blank hit .335 and blasted a Minnesotarecord 43 runs batted in en route to her selection as co-recipient of the Big Ten Player of the Year award. Blank was inducted into the Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame in 1995.

BARB DRAKE • 1984 • 1986

AMBER HEGLAND • 1996

Barb Drake was the first Golden Gopher to repeat as an All-American, receiving accolades in both the 1984 and 1986 seasons. Drake, inducted into the Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame in 1992, led the Gophers to their first Big Ten title in 1986. She was also the first Gopher to earn Big Ten Player of the Year honors.

Amber Hegland earned All-America honors in 1996 after posting a .438 batting average, the second-best single-season mark in Gopher history. Hegland owns Minnesota’s best all-time career batting average with a .399 mark and is Minnesota’s all-time leader with 60 doubles. Hegland also earned third-team Academic All-America honors in 1998. She was inducted into the Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame in 2002.

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ALL-AMERICANS

GRETCHEN LARSON • 1981 • 1983

STEPH MIDTHUN • 1998

Gretchen Larson owns the distinction of being Minnesota's first NCAA AllAmerican, earning the honor as a utility player in 1983. Larson, a member of the Women's Athletics Hall of Fame, the Gopher Softball Hall of Fame and was an AIAW All-American in 1981, posted a 0.86 earned run average and a .291 batting average during the 1983 season.

Steph Midthun was a third-team All-American in 1998. She was one of the catalysts to the powerful Gopher offense, hitting .366 with 51 runs scored and 31 stolen bases. Her 31 steals matched the single-season school record. Midthun was also named a third team Academic All-American in 1999. She was inducted into the Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame in 2003.

RACHEL NELSON • 1995 • 1996

LEZLIE WEISS • 1992

Two-time All-American Rachel Nelson finished her career with 313 hits, which ranked fifth on the NCAA's all-time hits list and is a Minnesota and Big Ten record. In addition to earning All-America honors in 1995 and 1996, Nelson, who was a 2001 Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame inductee, also was honored in 1997 as just the second Academic All-American in Minnesota softball history.

Lezlie Weiss earned All-America honors in 1992 at third base. Weiss, a member of the Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame, completed her career as Minnesota’s career leader with 259 hits, a total which currently ranks fourth in school history. To this day, no other Gopher has played in more games than Weiss’ 251 from 1990-93. 59 * Minnesota Softball


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AWARDS & HONORS 1994 1993 1992

1991 1989 1988

1986

Rachel Nelson, OF (1) Jennifer McGuinness, DP/3B (2) Jennifer McGuinness, DP (2) Lezlie Weiss, 3B (1) Brenda Bixby, P (2) Mischel Doerr, OF (2) Kari Blank, 2B (1) Sarah Winslow, C (2) Brenda Bixby, P (2) Kathy Casull, 3B (2) Deb Lange, OF (2) Barb Drake, UT/DP (1) Judy Oliverius, 2B (1) Ann Flis, 1B (2)

NCAA ALL-MIDWEST REGION (TEAM) 1985 1984 1983

Ann Flis, the Gophers' MVP in 1985, was a two-time All-Big Ten first-team selection.

NCAA ALL-AMERICA (TEAM) 1998 1996 1995 1992 1991 1986 1984 1983

Shannon Beeler, at large (1) Steph Midthun, OF (3) Rachel Nelson, OF (1) Amber Hegland, OF (2) Rachel Nelson, OF (3) Lezlie Weiss, 3B (2) Kari Blank, at large (2) Barb Drake, UT/DP (2) Barb Drake, UT/DP (2) Gretchen Larson, UT (1)

AIAW ALL-AMERICA (TEAM) 1981

Gretchen Larson, UT (1)

NCAA ALL-MIDEAST REGION (TEAM) 2005 2004 2003 2002

2001 2000 1999

1998

1997

1996

1995

Stephanie Sward, OF (1) Megan Higginbotham, C (2) Megan Higginbotham, C (1) Piper Marten, P (1) Piper Marten, P (2) Hailee Nanchy, 1B (2) Tammi Hays, OF (1) Piper Marten, P (1) Jordanne Nygren, 3B (2) Angel Braden, IF (2) Tammi Hays, OF (2) Jordanne Nygren, 2B (1) Tammi Hays, OF (2) Steph Klaviter, P (1) Steph Midthun, OF (1) Jordanne Nygren, 2B (1) Shannon Beeler, SS (1) Steph Midthun, OF (1) Amber Hegland, UT (2) Laura Peters, 2B (2) Amber Hegland, UT (2) Rachel Nelson, OF (2) Steph Klaviter, P (2) Rachel Nelson, OF (1) Amber Hegland, OF (1) Steph Klaviter, P (2) Rachel Nelson, OF (1) Amber Hegland, 2B (2)

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Ann Flis, 1B (1) Barb Drake, UT (1) Gretchen Larson, UT/OF (1)

U.S. TRI-NATIONS TEAM 1983

Gretchen Larson

BIG TEN MOST VALUABLE PLAYER 1991 1986

Kari Blank (co) Barb Drake

BIG TEN NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR 1988

Brenda Bixby

ALL-BIG TEN (TEAM) 2009 2008 2007 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991

1990 1989 1988 1987 1986

Briana Hassett (2), Malisa Barnes (3) Briana Hassett (2), Malisa Barnes (3), Colleen Conway (3), Sila Fernandez (3) Megan Higginbotham (2) Megan Higginbotham (1), Stephanie Sward (2) Piper Marten (3) Piper Marten (1), Jordanne Nygren (2) Piper Marten (3) Tammi Hays (1), Piper Marten (3) Anne Thul (3) Jordanne Nygren (3) Steph Klaviter (1), Shannon Beeler (2), Steph Midthun (2), Angel Braden (3) Shannon Beeler (1), Laura Peters (1), Amber Hegland (2), Steph Klaviter (2) Amber Hegland (2), Rachel Nelson (2) Rachel Nelson (1), Amber Hegland (2), Steph Klaviter (2), Wendy Logue (2) Rachel Nelson (1), Amber Hegland (2), Melissa Wold (2) Rachel Nelson (2), Jennifer McGuinness (2) Jennifer McGuinness (2), Lezlie Weiss (2) Lezlie Weiss (1), Kari Blank (1) Brenda Bixby (1), Kari Blank (1), Anne Weisbecker (1), Diane Field (2), Sandy Scott (2), Lezlie Weiss (2), Tabbetha Woody (2) Robin Bumpus (2), Mischel Doerr (2) Kari Blank (2), Dottie Conroy (2), Deb Lange (2) Brenda Bixby (1), Kathy Casull (1), Deb Lange (1), Kelly Darrow (2) Carla Cray (2), Barb Drake (2), Trish Johnson (2) Barb Drake (1), Ann Flis (1), Deb Lewis (1), Judy Oliverius (1)

Steph Klaviter was the Team MVP in 1999, and was a threetime All-Big Ten honoree.

1985 1984

Ann Flis (1) Barb Drake (1), Barb Solberg (1), Mary Lee Hanson (2), Danne Leininger (2)

BIG TEN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD 2009

Bethany Wolvington

MINNESOTA WOMEN'S ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME 2000 1995 1985

Sage & John Cowles Shelly Medernach Linda Wells (Coach) Gretchen Larsen

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989

Briana Hassett Briana Hassett Megan Higginbotham Megan Higginbotham Megan Higginbotham Piper Marten Piper Marten Tammi Hays Angel Braden Michelle Bennett Steph Klaviter Shannon Beeler Rachel Nelson Amber Hegland Rachel Nelson Ann Bartholmey Sarah Maschka Lezlie Weiss Kari Blank Dottie Conroy Kari Blank


records & history 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983

Brenda Bixby Kathy Casull Barb Drake Ann Flis Barb Drake Barb Solberg

2007 2006

2005

TEAM CAPTAINS 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983

Kari Blank, Anne Weisbecker Jenny Lindstrom, Linda Nowak, Sarah Winslow Kathy Casull, Sally Dighton, Deb Lange Trish Johnson, Deb Lewis Carla Cray, Stacy Hohertz Kim Katzenmeyer, Ann Flis Danne Leininger, Ann Flis Barb Solberg, Julie Zieminski Gretchen Larson, Lynn Schlichting

ALL-25TH ANNIVERSARY TEAM Shannon Beeler, Kari Blank, Barb Drake, Amber Hegland, Steph Klaviter, Gretchen Larson, Shelly Medernach, Steph Midthun, Rachel Nelson, Lezlie Weiss

GTE COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA (TEAM) 1999 1998 1997 1989

Steph Midthun (3) Amber Hegland (3) Rachel Nelson (3) Kathy Casull (1)

GTE COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 2008 2006 2005

2000 1993 1991

Shannon Stemper (1) Briana Hassett (1) Valerie Alston (2) Megan Higginbotham (1) Valerie Alston (2) Lyn Peyer (2) Jordanne Nygren Lezlie Weiss Tabbetha Woody

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN 2009

2008

Colleen Conway, Katie Dalen, Briana Hassett, Mallory Mitchell, Alison Murphy, Natalie Neal, Lauren Pockl, Shannon Stemper, Tina Watts, Bethany Wolvington Colleen Conway, Kate Cowger, Katie Dalen, Sila Fernandez, Briana Hassett, Lauren Pockl, Colleen Powers, Shannon Stemper, Casey Wheeler

2004 2003 2002 2001

2000

1999

1998 1997

1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983

Colleen Conway, Kathryn Dalen, Briana Hassett, Katie Meyer, Colleen Powers, Shannon Stemper Valerie Alston, Katie Dalen, Lindsey Erickson, Katie Meyer, Colleen Powers, Tawnie Safgren Valerie Alston, Lindsey Erickson, Megan Higginbotham, Katie Meyer, Lyn Peyer, Mandy Valadez, Christina Zimmerman Valerie Alston, Lindsey Erickson, Melissa Murnane, Lyn Peyer, Andrea Smith, Christina Zimmerman Allie Fisk, Angie Recknor, Andrea Smith, Anne Thul Allie Fisk, Christine Lindberg, Angie Recknor, Anne Thul Allie Fisk, Any Hafemeyer, Morgan Holden, Christine Lindberg, Shelly Nichols, Angie Recknor, Meghan Smith Michelle Bennett, Amy Hafemeyer, Morgan Holden, Christine Lindberg, Jordanne Nygren, Katie Orth, Meghan Smith Shannon Beeler, Michelle Bennett, Rayny Camacho, Amy Hafemeyer, Morgan Holden, Steph Klaviter, Steph Midthun, Lara Severson Shannon Beeler, Michelle Bennett, Amber Hegland, Steph Klaviter, Steph Midthun, Lara Severson Jennifer Bauer, Shannon Beeler, Jennifer Fox, Amber Hegland, Steph Klaviter, Steph Midthun, Renee Sbrocco, Lara Severson Jennifer Bauer, Jennifer Fox, Jenny Lopez, Rachel Nelson, Renee Sbrocco Jennifer Bauer, Jenny Lopez, Rachel Nelson, Jennifer Fox, Shannon Hemmesch Mariann Dukart Mischel Doerr, Mariann Dukart, Sarah Maschka, Lezlie Weiss, Melissa Wold Mariann Dukart, Lezlie Weiss Diane Field, Kelly Norman, Kerby Norman, Lisa Sojka, Anne Weisbecker, Tabbetha Woody Diane Field, Jenny Lindstrom Kathy Casull, Sally Dighton, Diane Field, Jenny Lindstrom Kathy Casull, Sally Dighton, Trish Johnson, Jackie Savis Kathy Casull, Jackie Savis Judy Oliverius Anne Keirstead Anne Keirstead Lynn Schlichting, Barb Solberg

Megan Higginbotham was a three-time Team MVP and twotime all-region selection.

Angel Braden is a Gopher Softball Hall of Fame member, and was the Team MVP in 2001.

Laura Peters was inducted into the Gopher Softball Hll of Fame in 2008,

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TOP TEAMS 1986 BIG TEN CHAMPIONS (Left) The 1986 Golden Gophers (28-23) Row 1 (l-r): S. Dighton, M. Stallman, J. Cullen, J. Savis, D. Lange, S. Hohertz. Row 2: A. Iverson, T. Meredith, J. Oliverius, B. Drake, K. Casull, K. Katzenmeyer. Row 3: J. Zieminski (asst. coach), C. Senewald (asst. coach), K. Darrow, A. Flis, C. Cray, D. Lewis, Linda Wells (head coach). The 1986 Golden Gopher softball team owns the distinction of being the first Minnesota women's team to capture an official Big Ten championship. The Gophers posted a 15-9 record in conference play and shared the crown with Northwestern and Indiana. In compiling a 28-23 overall record, the Gophers played 31 games against teams ranked in the top 20. Leading the way for the Gophers was junior pitcher and second baseman Barb Drake. Drake was named the Big Ten Player of the Year, a first-team All-Big Ten pitcher and a second-team All-American designated hitter.

1988 BIG TEN CHAMPIONS 1988 NCAA TOURNAMENT (Right) The 1988 Golden Gophers (31-25) Row 1 (l-r): A. Weisbecker, K. Blank, J. Savis, D. Lange, S. Dighton, T. Johnson. Row 2: D. Field, L. Novak, K. Casull, S. Petersen, S. Winslow, K. Mulry, S. Hohertz. Row 3: A. Campbell (asst. coach), B. Bixby, J. Lindstrom, K. Darrow, D. Lewis, L. Wells (head coach). The 1988 season was yet another historical one for the Golden Gophers. Behind the arm of first-year pitcher Brenda Bixby, Minnesota won its second Big Ten title in three years and earned its first bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Gophers were eliminated in Mideast Regional play after a 1-0 loss to South Carolina and a 5-0 loss to host Arizona. Bixby earned All-Mideast Region second team, All-Big Ten first team and Big Ten Newcomer of the Year accolades. Coach Linda Wells was also honored as the Big Ten Coach of the Year.

1991 BIG TEN CHAMPIONS 1991 NCAA TOURNAMENT (Left) The 1991 Golden Gophers (48-27) Row 1 (l-r): M. Doerr, S. Scott, K. Massaro, A. Weisbecker, L. Weiss, L. Johnson. Row 2: J. Rittman (asst. coach), M. Dukart, D. Field, K. Blank, T. Woody, A. Gebhard, S. Maschka, T. Wilson (head coach). Row 3: Kelly Norman, Kerby Norman, R. Bumpus, B. Bixby, J. McGuinness, S. Funderburg, L. Sojka. The 1991 Golden Gophers rebounded from a 5-12 start to record perhaps one of the best overall seasons in Minnesota softball history. The Gophers tallied a school-record 48 wins en route to winning the Big Ten crown with a 20-4 mark and advancing to the NCAA Tournament. Kari Blank was the goto player for the Gophers, earning Big Ten Player of the Year and All-America second team honors. Teresa Wilson was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year.

1996 NCAA TOURNAMENT (Right) The 1996 Golden Gophers (44-18) Row 1 (l-r): R. Nelson, C. Jernell, A. Bartholmey, R. Sbrocco, J. Halvorson, E. Brophy. Row 2: E. Brink, L. Peters, S. Midthun, J. Lopez, J. Fox, A. Hegland, S. Beeler. Row 3: J. Standering (asst. coach), J. McGuinness (asst. coach), W. Logue, J. Bauer, S. Klaviter, J. Johnson, L. Severson, T. Carey, L. Bernstein (head coach), K. Peterson (student asst. coach). The 1996 Golden Gophers turned a lot of heads in one of the most exciting seasons in Minnesota history. The Gophers earned their first NCAA Tournament berth in five years. Minnesota was eliminated in South Regional action by Nebraska and Nicholls State. Two Gopher outfielders reaped the rewards of the Maroon and Gold’s successful season, junior Rachel Nelson earned first-team All-America honors while sophomore Amber Hegland garnered second-team All-America status.

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1998 NCAA TOURNAMENT (Right) The 1998 Golden Gophers (48-21) Row 1 (l-r): J. Standering (assoc. head coach), A. Mick (asst. coach), L. Bernstein (head coach). Row 2: L. Severson, E. Brophy, A. Hegland, L. Peters, W. Logue, H. Johnson, M. Bennett, K. Schwartz, S. Midthun, E. Mooney, S. Beeler, R. Camacho, M. Holden, D. Ballard, A. Hafemeyer, R. White, A. Braden, S. Klaviter. The 1998 Golden Gophers tied the school record with 48 wins and qualified for their second NCAA Tournament in three years. Minnesota won two NCAA games for the first time in school history before being eliminated by eventual national champion Fresno State. Shannon Beeler hit 14 home runs, new school record, and was named first-team All-American, while Steph Midthun was a third-team All-American.

1999 BIG TEN TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS 1999 NCAA TOURNAMENT (Left) The 1999 Golden Gophers (48-20) Row 1 (l-r): J. Nygren, M. Smith, D. Ballard, T. Hays, A. Braden, M. Holden, C. Lindberg, E. Brophy, M. Bennett, S. Midthun, S. Klaviter, S. Beeler, L. Severson, R. Camacho, M. Harrison, N. Mohns, A. Hafemeyer, K. Orth, H. Brown, E. Mooney. The 1999 Golden Gophers made their statement in team history by winning the school’s first-ever Big Ten Tournament Championship. Minnesota defeated Michigan twice in Ann Arbor to earn automatic qualification into the NCAA Tournament. The Gophers matched the school record with 48 victories and was the first team to qualify for consecutive NCAA tournaments. Steph Klaviter was named first team All-Big Ten, and teammates Jordanne Nygren and Steph Midthun joined her on the All-Mideast Region First Team.

2002 NCAA TOURNAMENT (Right) The 2002 Golden Gophers (38-21) Row 1 (l-r): J. Bauer (asst. coach), A. Smith (student mgr.), J. Standering (co-head coach), L. Bernstein (co-head coach). Row 2: A. Thul, K. Palkovich, J. Nygren, C. Zimmerman, P. Marten, S. Nichols, A. Fisk, C. Lindberg, M. Smith, T. Hays, V. Roberts, R. Keeney, A. Recknor, S. Sward, E. Wallace, L. Peyer, H. Nanchy. The 2002 Golden Gophers went 38-21 on the season after compiling a 7-8 mark in conference play. Minnesota was selected to host the 2002 NCAA Region No. 2 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium for the first time. The appearance marked the Golden Gophers’ sixth trip to the regionals in school history and fourth in seven years. Minnesota downed Princeton, 2-1, in the first round, but was eliminated by No. 16 DePaul with two close two-run losses in consecutive games. Pitcher Piper Marten was named third-team All-Big Ten.

2003 NCAA TOURNAMENT (Left) The 2003 Golden Gophers (37-21-1) Row 1 (l-r): Julie Standering (co-head coach), Lisa Bernstein (co-head coach), Jenn Stokes (asst. coach); Row 2 (l-r): Jordanne Nygren, Allie Fisk, Anne Thul, Piper Marten, Shelly Nichols, Angie Recknor, Anne Westcott, Veronica Roberts, Stephanie Sward, Rachel Keeney, Christina Zimmerman, Hailee Nanchy; Row 3 (l-r): Melissa Murnane, Stefanie Watt, Andrea Smith, Lindsey Erickson, Valerie Alston, Erin Wallace, Lyn Peyer. The 2003 Golden Gophers finished 37-21-1 and 12-8 in the Big Ten. Minnesota advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time in the past seven years. Minnesota shutout Cal State Northridge, 3-0, in the first round, but fell to No. 1 Arizona, 4-0, and Boston College, 4-2, to end its season. Jordanne Nygren hit 15 home runs, a new school record, and Piper Marten topped her own strikeout record to end the season with 311. Marten was named first-team All-Big Ten while Nygren was named second-team. Marten and Hailee Nanchy were named to the All-Mideast Region Second Team.

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Minnesota in the

NCAA TOURNAMENT 1988 — TUCSON, ARIZ. South Carolina 1, Minnesota 0 South Carolina 001 000 0 Minnesota 000 000 0

1 3 0 0 1 1

The Gamecocks scored an unearned run in the third inning and made it stand up in Minnesota’s NCAA tournament debut. Kelly Darrow’s lead-off single in the first inning was the Gophers’ only hit of the game.

Arizona 5, Minnesota 0 Minnesota 000 000 0 Arizona 005 000 x

0 1 3 5 7 1

The Wildcats sent 10 batters to the plate in the third inning and scored all five runs of the game on four hits and two Gopher errors. Minnesota’s lone hit was a lead-off double by Patricia Johnson in the second inning. Coincidentally, both current Minnesota co-head coaches participated in this game (Lisa Bernstein as a graduate assistant coach for Arizona and Julie Standering as a first-year player).

1991 — COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS Utah 1, Minnesota 0 Utah 000 001 0 Minnesota 000 000 0

1 5 0 0 2 1

Utah scored the game’s only run in the sixth inning and shut out the Gophers. Anne Weisbecker and Stacey Funderburg tallied one hit each for the Maroon and Gold.

Minnesota 3, Texas A&M 0 Minnesota 000 102 0 Texas A&M 000 000 0

3 7 1 0 4 1

Robin Bumpus pitched a four-hitter to secure Minnesota’s first-ever NCAA victory. Lezlie Weiss and Kari Blank hit consecutive doubles to produce the Gophers’ first-ever NCAA run. Minnesota tied a school record and an NCAA tournament record with three double plays.

Utah 2, Minnesota 0 Minnesota 000 000 0 Utah 002 000 x

Nicholls State 2, Minnesota 1 Minnesota 100 000 0 Nicholls State 000 010 1

1 8 0 2 4 1

Nicholls State’s Angela Dugas hit a home run to lead off the seventh inning and eliminate the Maroon and Gold. Minnesota took a 1-0 lead in the first inning as Rachel Nelson singled, stole second and scored on Shannon Beeler’s single to left field. The Lady Colonels tied the score in the fifth inning before the game-winning home run in the seventh. Amber Hegland and Wendy Logue became the first Gophers to record two hits in an NCAA tournament game.

1998 — FRESNO, CALIF. Fresno State 2, Minnesota 1 Minnesota 000 001 0 Fresno State 002 000 x

1 6 3 2 6 1

Minnesota 3, California 2 California 000 000 2 Minnesota 000 003 x

2 9 1 3 2 1

The Gophers defeated the Bears in a thrilling elimination game. After being no-hit for five innings, Minnesota broke a scoreless tie with three runs in the sixth inning. Amber Hegland walked with the bases loaded to force home Laura Peters for the first run. Erin Mooney singled to the infield to score Steph Midthun and Michelle Bennett followed with a walk, forcing home Shannon Beeler for the third run. California rallied with two runs in the seventh inning, but Steph Klaviter forced a game-ending groundout to save the game for Wendy Logue.

Fresno State 6, Minnesota 0 Minnesota 000 000 0 Fresno State 140 010 x

0 3 2 6 12 1

The Bulldogs scored two runs in the third inning and held on as the Gophers rallied but fell short in the regional’s opening game. Minnesota loaded the bases with two outs in the sixth inning. Kate Schwartz flied out to left field to end the threat. Shannon Beeler hit her 14th home run of the season with two out and none on in the seventh inning. The blast was Minnesota’s first in its NCAA tournament history.

The Bulldogs scored five runs in the first two innings and defeated the Gophers to advance to the 1998 Women’s College World Series. Amber Hegland had two of Minnesota’s three hits against the eventual national champion. Despite the loss, the fourth-seeded Gophers had accomplished plenty in this tournament appearance. Minnesota won two games in the NCAA tournament for the first time. The Gophers’ Steph Klaviter, Erin Mooney and Steph Midthun were garnered with all-tournament team honors.

Minnesota 4, Cal State Northridge 0 Cal State Northridge 000 000 0 0 3 1 Minnesota 004 000 x 4 10 0

1999 — LOS ANGELES, CALIF.

The Gophers batted around in the third inning, scoring four runs, and Steph Klaviter threw a three-hit shutout to eliminate the Matadors. With the bases loaded, Amber Hegland singled home the first two runs. Erin Mooney and Dana Ballard each hit run-scoring singles to close out the scoring. Laura Peters became the first Gopher to collect three hits in an NCAA tournament game. Steph Midthun and Mooney each had two hits for Minnesota.

Minnesota 2, Creighton 0 Creighton 000 000 0 Minnesota 002 000 x

0 5 3 2 4 1

Minnesota used two unearned runs and great pitching from Steph Klaviter to win its first game of a regional for the first time in school history. The Gophers scored their runs in the third inning. Steph Midthun scored the first run when Jordanne Nygren reached on a Creighton fielding error, and Angel Braden followed with a single to plate Tammi Hays with the second run. Klaviter made the two runs stand up with her 11th shutout of the season, a five-hitter with no walks and eight strikeouts.

0 3 1 2 3 2

Utah scored two runs in the third inning and blanked the Gophers for the second consecutive game.

1996 — LAFAYETTE, LA. Nebraska 5, Minnesota 0 Nebraska 300 000 2 Minnesota 000 000 0

5 7 1 0 4 0

Nebraska’s Ali Viola hit a three-run home run in the first inning as the Huskers handed the Gophers a shutout loss. Minnesota played its first errorless game in NCAA tournament history. In the 1991 NCAA Tournament, Robin Bumpus tossed a four-hit shutout of Texas A&M to record the Gophers’ first-ever win in NCAA postseason action.

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records & history Minnesota 2, CS Northridge 1 Minnesota 100 000 1 CS Northridge 001 000 0

2 5 2 1 6 2

The Gophers advanced to the winner’s bracket final with a win over the Matadors. Minnesota took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Steph Midthun scored on a double by Shannon Beeler. Cal State tied the game in the third inning on a runscoring single by Jamie Moore. The game remained even until the seventh inning, when Dana Ballard lined a 2-2 pitch over the left field wall to give Minnesota a 2-1 lead. Michelle Harrison completed 4 2/3 innings of scoreless relief with a 1-2-3 seventh inning to earn her 10th victory of the season.

UCLA 5, Minnesota 0 Minnesota 000 000 0 UCLA 002 030 x

0 2 1 5 6 0

Top-ranked UCLA used the long ball and great pitching to advance to the regional championship game. Lyndsey Klein and Stacey Nuveman hit back-to-back home runs in the third inning to give UCLA a 2-0 lead, and Nuveman hit a three-run blast in the fifth inning to end the scoring. Courtney Dale allowed seventh-inning singles to Tammi Hays and Steph Midthun en route to her 30th victory of the season.

Missouri 3, Minnesota 0 Missouri 000 002 1 Minnesota 000 000 0

3 7 0 0 5 2

Missouri scored runs in the final two innings to end Minnesota’s season. After five scoreless innings, the Tigers plated a pair of runs in the sixth inning on three hits and two Minnesota errors. Missouri added an insurance run in the seventh inning to clinch the victory. The Gophers had runners on in each of the first three innings, but failed to score. Missouri ace Stephanie Falk scattered five hits to earn her 27th victory of the season. Despite taking the loss, Minnesota pitcher Steph Klaviter struck out a career-high 10 batters in her final appearance as a Gopher.

2002 — MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. Minnesota 2, Princeton 1 Princeton 100 000 0 Minnesota 101 000 x

1 3 1 2 4 2

Piper Marten led Minnesota, striking out nine Princeton batters en route to a 2-1 victory. Princeton scored in the first inning when Becky Nemec hit a sharp ground ball which resulted in a fielding error and allowed Kristin Del Calvo to score. Jordanne Nygren answered with a game-tying home run to center field in the bottom of the first. It was her seventh homer of the season and 35th of her career. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the third, Minnesota plated the game-winning tally as Erin Wallace scored an unearned run after Anne Thul reached base on an error.

DePaul 2, Minnesota 0 Minnesota 000 000 0 DePaul 000 000 0

0 7 4 2 8 1

DePaul defeated Minnesota, 2-0 in 12 innings, during game six of the NCAA Region 2 Tournament. DePaul scored the game-winning run as the Golden Gophers committed their fourth error of the game in the top of the 12th inning. Piper Marten and DePaul's Lindsay Chouinard were pitted in a tremendous pitching dual. Marten did not allow a hit until two outs in the sixth inning, while Chouinard held Minnesota to just four hits through six innings. The Gophers threatened in the ninth inning. With Anne Thul at second and two outs, Angie Recknor singled to left field. The Blue Devils' Liz Bouck came up firing and pegged Thul at the plate.

DePaul 5, Minnesota 3 Minnesota 000 003 0 DePaul 400 100 x

3 3 0 5 6 2

An RBI triple in the bottom of the first inning by DePaul, set the tone for game 10 of the NCAA regional. The Blue Demons got on the board when April Valdez tripled to left center, knocking in three runs. DePaul's Gina Ramacci then hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield, allowing Valdez to score. DePaul added another tally in the bottom of the fourth to take a 50 lead. In the top of the sixth inning, Minnesota answered with a home run by Jordanne Nygren which brought Stephanie Sward and Tammi Hays home and brought the score to 5-3.

Minnesota 3, Cal State Northridge 0 Cal State Northridge 000 000 0 0 1 1 Minnesota 100 110 x 3 5 1 Junior Piper Marten pitched a complete-game, one-hit shut out in Minnesota’s 3-0 win vs. Cal State Northridge in the first game of the NCAA Regional. Marten faced two batters over the minimum and struck out 14 in the game. Anne Thul led the Golden Gophers with a 2-for-2 effort at the plate with one RBI. Allie Frisk and Rachel Keeney also posted RBI in the victory.

Michigan 5, Minnesota 3 Northwestern 3, Minnesota 2 (4th of 4 teams)

1996 — Ann Arbor, Mich. Minnesota 8, Iowa 6 Michigan 3, Minnesota 2 Minnesota 3, Iowa 0

1998 — Ann Arbor, Mich. Michigan 1, Minnesota 0 Minnesota 6, Northwestern 0 Michigan 4, Minnesota 0 (3rd of 4 teams)

1999 — Ann Arbor, Mich. Minnesota 2, Penn State 1 Minnesota 2, Michigan 1 Minnesota 3, Michigan 2 (1st of 5 teams)

2003 — Iowa City, Iowa 0 2 0 4 10 0

Top-ranked Arizona blanked Minnesota 4-0 in the winners’ bracket of the NCAA Regional in Tuscon, Ariz. The Wildcats took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning and exploded for three runs in the bottom of the fifth. Senior Angie Recknor and sophomore Lyn Peyer allowed one run on four hits apiece, and junior Piper Marten gave up two runs on two hits. The Golden Gophers employed a unique pitching strategy, using left-handed Recknor against left-handed hitters and right-handed Peyer against right-handed hitters.

Boston College 4, Minnesota 2 Minnesota 001 100 0 Boston College 210 100 x

1995 — Ann Arbor, Mich.

Michigan 6, Minnesota 4 (2nd of 4 teams)

2003 - TUCSON, ARIZ.

Arizona 4, Minnesota 0 Minnesota 000 000 0 Arizona 001 030 x

Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament

2 7 3 4 9 2

Boston College eliminated Minnesota, 4-2, in the NCAA Regional in Tuscon, Ariz. The Golden Gophers struggled in the field, committing three errors to help BC to put at least one runner on base in each inning. Boston College notched nine hits, many of them at the right time, to take the win. Piper Marten picked up the loss for UM with three strikeouts, one walk and two earned runs. She finished the season with a 21-13 record and a school single-season record 311 strikeouts.

Illinois 1, Minnesota 0 Michigan 3, Minnesota 2 (8 inn.)

2004 — Ann Arbor, Mich. Northwestern 5, Minnesota 2 (11 inn.)

2008 — evanston, ill. Minnesota 5, Purdue 4 Northwestern 12, Minnesota 0 Total Record: Home: Away: Neutral: vs. Michigan: vs. Iowa: vs. Northwestern: vs. Penn State: vs. Illinois vs. Purdue

7-10 0-0 2-6 5-4 2-6 2-0 1-3 1-0 0-1 0-1

Big Ten Tournament History No. of Appearances (1995-2008) Iowa 14 Michigan 14 Northwestern 9 Michigan State 8 Penn State 7 Minnesota 7 Ohio State 7 Illinois 5 Wisconsin 4 Purdue 4 Indiana 3

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COACHING RECORDS MINNESOTA YEAR-BY-YEAR COACHING RECORDS Year 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Total

Coach Linda Wells Linda Wells Jenny Johnson Linda Wells Linda Wells Linda Wells Linda Wells Linda Wells Linda Wells Linda Wells Linda Wells Linda Wells Linda Wells Linda Wells Linda Wells Linda Wells Teresa Wilson Teresa Wilson Lisa Bernstein Lisa Bernstein Lisa Bernstein Lisa Bernstein Lisa Bernstein Lisa Bernstein Lisa Bernstein Lisa Bernstein/Julie Standering Lisa Bernstein/Julie Standering Lisa Bernstein/Julie Standering Lisa Bernstein/Julie Standering Lisa Bernstein/Julie Standering Lisa Bernstein/Julie Standering Lisa Bernstein/Julie Standering Lisa Bernstein/Julie Standering Lisa Bernstein/Julie Standering Lisa Bernstein/Julie Standering Lisa Bernstein/Julie Standering

Record 5-8 12-5 16-4 15-8 38-14 25-8 18-21-1 29-11 15-15 32-18 30-19 25-24 28-23 21-36 31-25 27-29 31-32 48-27 33-28-1 32-24 19-43 27-29 44-18 37-19 48-21 48-20 31-28 36-22-1 38-21 37-21-1 33-23 25-27 17-33 24-22 29-16 23-32 1027-774-4

Big Ten

Finish

NCAA

LINDA WELLS — 1-2

T4th

1-2

T4th

4-1 0-2 13-9 14-8 8-12 15-9 8-16 15-8 11-13 12-12 20-4 16-12 16-9 4-24 15-13 17-6 10-13 14-9 16-8 4-13 7-13 7-8 12-8 10-10 6-14 1-17 4-9 9-7 6-14 290-300*

1st T6th 3rd 2nd T5th T1st 6th 1st 5th T4th 1st 4th 3rd 8th 4th 2nd T6th T3rd 2nd T9th 9th 8th 5th 5th 9th 11th 10th 4th 8th 7-14

• 1986 Big Ten Coach of the Year • Minnesota Women's Athletics Hall of Fame

TERESA WILSON — 0-2

• 1991 Big Ten Coach of the Year

1-2

0-2 2-2 2-2

LISA BERNSTEIN — • All-Time wins leader at Minnesota • Current Minnesota Co-Head Coach

1-2 1-2

JULIE STANDERING—

Note: Championships held from 1977-1981 were not sanctioned by the conference. From 1977-1982, championships were determined by tournament play.

• Current Minnesota Co-Head Coach

*Big Ten record since 1982.

Minnesota Coaching History Coach Years Record Pct. Big Ten Titles NCAA Lisa Bernstein 18 581-447-3 .564 1999 1996, 98, 99, 2002, 03 Linda Wells 15 351-264-1 .571 1986, 88 1988 Julie Standering* 11 341-255-2 .570 1999 1999, 2002, 03 Teresa Wilson 2 79-59 .572 1991 1991 Jenny Johnson 1 16-4 .800 Total 1027-774-4 .569 *Standering became a co-head coach in 1999. She has been associated with the program since 1992.

MINNESOTA TEAM RECORDS – SEASON

MINNESOTA TEAM RECORDS – GAME

Most Wins: Most Wins At Home: Fewest Wins: Fewest Losses: Most Losses: Best W/L Pct.: Worst W/L Pct.: Winning Streak: Home Winning Streak:

Runs Scored: Longest Game By Inning: Largest Winning Margin: Largest Losing Margin: Largest Single Game Crowd: Largest Doubleheader Crowd:

48 21 15 4 43 .800 .306 12 games 13 games

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1991, 1998, 1999 1983 1977 1976 1994 1976 1994 4 times, last streak Mar. 17-28, 2000 May 12, 1990 - April 22, 1991

23 vs. Carleton Minnesota 2, Texas-Arlington 1 (25 inn.) Minnesota 23, Carleton 1 Arizona 20, Minnesota 3 737 vs. Indiana 836 vs. Michigan

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SINGLE GAME RECORDS HITTING/OFFENSE

PITCHING

At Bats 10 . . . . . Judy Knight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Texas-Arlington. . . . . . . . . . . 3/26/80 10 . . . . . Katie Ray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Texas-Arlington. . . . . . . . . . . 3/26/80 10 . . . . . Linda Arford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Texas-Arlington. . . . . . . . . . . 3/26/80

Innings Pitched 25 . . . . . Dani Ortler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Texas-Arlington . . . . . . . . . . 3/26/80

Hits 5 . . . . . Rachel Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/9/96 5 . . . . . Rachel Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. New Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/29/96 Runs Scored 4 (11x) . . . . . last by Laura Peters. . . . . . . . . . . vs. Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/28/98 RBI 7 7 7 7

. . . . . Jordanne Nygren . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Iowa State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/13/99 . . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/28/98 . . . . . Jennifer McGuinness . . . . . . . . . . vs. Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/23/94 . . . . . Shelly Medernach. . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Carleton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5/8/76

Doubles 3 . . . . . Megan Higginbotham . . . . . . . . . . . vs. North Dakota State . . . . . . . . . . . 5/3/06 Triples 2 (9x) . . . . . last by Veronica Roberts . . . . . . . vs. Northern Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/13/00 Home Runs 2 . . . . . Lisa Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. North Dakota State. . . . . . . . 4/19/07 2 . . . . . Lisa Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Jacksonville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/9/07 2 . . . . . Shelly Nichols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . . 4/12/03 2 . . . . . Lindsey Erickson . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. UMKC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/18/03 2 . . . . . Anne Thul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Concordia-St. Paul . . . . . . . . 4/24/02 2 . . . . . Angel Braden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Northern Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/8/01 2 . . . . . Jordanne Nygren . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Concordia-St. Paul . . . . . . . . 4/26/00 2 . . . . . Jordanne Nygren . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Cleveland State . . . . . . . . . . 3/28/00 2 . . . . . Jordanne Nygren . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/12/00 2 . . . . . Jordanne Nygren . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Iowa State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/23/99 2 . . . . . Erin Brophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Bethune-Cookman . . . . . . . . 3/24/99 2 . . . . . Jordanne Nygren . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Western Illinois. . . . . . . . . . . 2/12/99 2 . . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Northwestern . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5/9/98 2 . . . . . Morgan Holden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/28/98 2 . . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5/4/96 2 . . . . . Jennifer McGuinness . . . . . . . . . . vs. Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/23/94 2 . . . . . Barb Solberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5/5/84 2 . . . . . Mary Owen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Texas Wesleyan. . . . . . . . . . . 3/24/78 Total Bases 12 . . . . . Anne Thul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Concordia-St. Paul . . . . . . . . 4/24/02 11 . . . . . Angel Braden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Northern Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/8/01 11 . . . . . Amber Hegland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Southern Colorado . . . . . . . . 2/29/95 Strikeouts 5* . . . . . Stefanie Watt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Northwestern . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/23/06 4 . . . . . Stephanie Sward . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/2/05 4 . . . . . Jordanne Nygren . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/25/03 4 . . . . . Angel Braden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/21/01 4 . . . . . Jordanne Nygren . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Purdue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/29/00 4 . . . . . Steph Midthun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Northwestern . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5/9/98 4 . . . . . Erin Brophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/24/98 4 . . . . . Sandy Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Creighton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/17/90 4* . . . . . Rene Konderik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Northwestern . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/23/06 4* . . . . . Colleen Conway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Northwestern . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/23/06 *18 Innings Walks 4 . . . . . Jordanne Nygren . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5/4/03 3 (13x) . . . . . last by Malisa Barnes . . . . . . . . . at Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/8/09 Steals 3 (25x) . . . . . last by Stephanie Sward . . . . . . . vs. Kentucky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/20/05 . . . . . Megan Higginbotham . . . . . . . . . vs. Northern Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/12/05

Strikeouts 17 . . . . . Briana Hassett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Dartmouth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/29/08 17* . . . . . Piper Marten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Concordia-St. Paul . . . . . . . . . 4/9/03 17* . . . . . Piper Marten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Iowa State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/16/03 16 . . . . . Briana Hassett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Indiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/4/08 16 . . . . . Piper Marten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Indiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/4/03 15 . . . . . Briana Hasset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Eastern Michigan . . . . . . . . . 3/13/09 15 . . . . . Briana Hasset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Drake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/15/09 15** . . . . . Briana Hassett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5/3/08 15*** . . . . . Briana Hassett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/20/08 15 . . . . . Piper Marten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Drake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/17/02 15 . . . . . Piper Marten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Boston University . . . . . . . . . 2/15/02 15 . . . . . Heather Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Bethune-Cookman . . . . . . . . 3/24/99 15 . . . . . Jennifer Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Cal State Fullerton . . . . . . . . 3/20/96 * Nine Innings ** 11 innings *** 13 innings Walks 10 . . . . . Briana Hasset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . at Arizona. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/6/09 10 . . . . . Jennifer Bauer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Illinois State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/5/94 Hits 17 . . . . . Alisaa Koch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/6/09 17 . . . . . Angie Recknor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Purdue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/29/00 17 . . . . . Robin Bumpus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5/9/92 No-Hitters Briana Hassett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. SDSU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/24/07 Katie Dalen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Rhode Island . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/18/05 Piper Marten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/30/04 Piper Marten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay . . . . . . . 5/2/02 Piper Marten* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Drake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/17/02 Piper Marten* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/9/02 Piper Marten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Boston University . . . . . . . . . 2/15/02 Angie Recknor* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Akron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/25/00 Brenda Bixby**. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Louisiana Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/7/92 Brenda Bixby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. South Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/22/92 Sarah Maschka* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. NE Louisiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/1/91 Judy Oliverius vs. Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5/3/86 Judy Oliverius vs. Wichita State . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/25/85 Judy Oliverius vs. New Mexico State . . . . . . . . . . 3/8/85 Gretchen Larson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Pima. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/10/83 * Perfect Game ** Nine Innings Runs 20 . . . . . Alissa Koch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/6/09 11 . . . . . Robin Bumpus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Michigan (2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5/9/92 Earned Runs 15 . . . . . Alissa Koch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/6/09 10 . . . . . Jennifer Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Arizona (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/25/94

DEFENSE/FIELDING Errors 5 . . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Florida State. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/22/99 Double Plays 3 . . . . . Funderburg to Field . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Texas A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5/17/91 . . . . . Doerr to Weiss . . . . . Bumpus to Funderburg to Field 3 . . . . . Leininger to Flis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Cal State Fullerton . . . . . . . . 3/18/84 . . . . . Juberian to Zieminski . . . . . Flis to Jungkans to Zieminski Triple Plays 1 . . . . . Hegland to Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . . vs. Northwestern . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/16/97 . . . . . to Halverson to Beeler 1 . . . . . Cullen to Keirstead . . . . . . . . . . . vs. North Dakota State. . . . . . . . . 5/5/83 . . . . . to Anderson 67 * Minnesota Softball


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SINGLE GAME RECORDS BATTING AVERAGE (MIN. 100 AB)

SAVES

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

. . . .540 . . . . Shelly Medernach. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1976 . . . .438 . . . . Amber Hegland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 . . . .415 . . . . Rachel Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 . . . .413 . . . . Amber Hegland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 . . . .411 . . . . Megan Higginbotham. . . . . . . . . . 2005 . . . .404 . . . . Tammi Hays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 . . . .404 . . . . Lezlie Weiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992 8. . . . .401 . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 9. . . . .400 . . . . Amber Hegland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997 10. . . . .397 . . . . Chris Paulos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1977

1. . . . . . . 8 . . . . Jennifer Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997 2. . . . . . . 6 . . . . Sarah Maschka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 3. . . . . . . 5 . . . . Michelle Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 . . . . . . 5 . . . . Jennifer Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995 . . . . . . 5 . . . . Brenda Bixby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991

EARNED RUN AVERAGE (MIN. 75 IP) 1. 2. 3. 4.

GAMES PLAYED 1. . . . . . 75 . . . . Kari Blank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 . . . . . 75 . . . . Diane Field. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 . . . . . 75 . . . . Stacey Funderburg . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 4. . . . . . 73 . . . . Tabbetha Woody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 5. . . . . . 71 . . . . Sandy Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991

COMPLETE GAMES 1 . . . . . 39 . . . . Briana Hasset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 2 . . . . . 35 . . . . Angie Recknor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 3 . . . . . 28 . . . . Brenda Bixby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988 4 . . . . . 26 . . . . Piper Marten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 5 . . . . . 25 . . . . Lyn Peyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005

AT BATS 1. . . . . 245 . . . . Kari Blank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 2. . . . . 238 . . . . Steph Midthun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 3. . . . . 236 . . . . Laura Peters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 4. . . . . 229 . . . . Lezlie Weiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 5. . . . . 224 . . . . Rachel Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996

RUNS SCORED 1. . . . . . 65 . . . . Rachel Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 2. . . . . . 57 . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 . . . . . 57 . . . . Laura Peters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 4. . . . . . 51 . . . . Steph Midthun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 5. . . . . . 46 . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999

HITS 1. . . . . . 93 . . . . Rachel Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 2. . . . . . 87 . . . . Laura Peters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 3. . . . . . 85 . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 4. . . . . . 84 . . . . Amber Hegland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 5. . . . . . 83 . . . . Amber Hegland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998

RUNS BATTED IN 1. . . . . . 74 . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 2. . . . . . 62 . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 3. . . . . . 61 . . . . Amber Hegland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 4. . . . . . 59 . . . . Jordanne Nygren. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 5. . . . . . 58 . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999

DOUBLES 1. . . . . . 24 . . . . Amber Hegland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 2. . . . . . 20 . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 3. . . . . . 18 . . . . Amber Hegland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 4. . . . . . 15 . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 . . . . . 15 . . . . Renee Sbrocco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 . . . . . 15 . . . . Barb Drake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986

TRIPLES 1. . . . . . . 9 . . . . Danne Leininger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985 2. . . . . . . 7 . . . . Rachel Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 . . . . . . 7 . . . . Kari Blank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 4. . . . . . . 6 . . . . Gretchen Larson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1981 . . . . . . 6 . . . . Barb Solberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1981 . . . . . . 6 . . . . Shelly Medernach. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1979 . . . . . . 6 . . . . Shelly Medernach. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1977

HOME RUNS 1. . . . . . 15 . . . . Jordanne Nygren. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 2. . . . . . 14 . . . . Jordanne Nygren. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 . . . . . 14 . . . . Jordanne Nygren. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 . . . . . 14 . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 5. . . . . . 13 . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999

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. . . 0.60 . . . . Lynn Schlichting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1983 . . . 0.69 . . . . Mary Lee Hanson . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984 . . . 0.71 . . . . Vicki Swanson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978 . . . 0.80 . . . . Piper Marten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 . . . 0.80 . . . . Robin Bumpus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 . . . 0.80 . . . . Dani Ortler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1981

STRIKEOUTS

Piper Marten holds the Minnesota career record for strikeouts, games, shutouts and wins.

WALKS 1. . . . . . 36 . . . . Amber Hegland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 2. . . . . . 33 . . . . Jordanne Nygren. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 3. . . . . . 31 . . . . Lezlie Weiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992 4. . . . . . 29 . . . . Jordanne Nygren. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 5. . . . . . 28 . . . . Amber Hegland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997 . . . . . 28 . . . . Jennifer McGuinness . . . . . . . . . . 1994

STOLEN BASES 1. . . . . . 31 . . . . Steph Midthun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 . . . . . 31 . . . . Laura Peters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 3. . . . . . 28 . . . . Stephanie Sward . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 4. . . . . . 26 . . . . Mischel Doerr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990 5. . . . . . 25 . . . . Stephanie Sward . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 . . . . . 25 . . . . Tammi Hays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 . . . . . 25 . . . . Rachel Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997

GAMES PITCHED 1. . . . . . 53 . . . . Angie Recknor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 2. . . . . . 51 . . . . Briana Hassett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 3. . . . . . 49 . . . . Piper Marten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 4. . . . . . 48 . . . . Steph Klaviter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 5. . . . . . 46 . . . . Steph Klaviter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999

INNINGS PITCHED 1 2 3 4 5

. . 333.0 . . . . Angie Recknor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 . . 307.0 . . . . Briana Hassett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 . . 246.0 . . . . Brenda Bixby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988 . . 239.1 . . . . Piper Marten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 . . 236.1 . . . . Steph Klaviter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999

WINS 1. . . . . . 27 . . . . Vicki Swanson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978 2. . . . . . 25 . . . . Angie Recknor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 . . . . . 25 . . . . Steph Klaviter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 4. . . . . . 23 . . . . Piper Marten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 . . . . . 23 . . . . Piper Marten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 . . . . . 23 . . . . Steph Klaviter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999

1 . . . . 414 . . . . Briana Hassett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 2 . . . . 311 . . . . Piper Marten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 3 . . . . 301 . . . . Piper Marten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 4 . . . . 276 . . . . Briana Hassett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 5 . . . . 261 . . . . Piper Marten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004

SHUTOUTS 1. . . . . . 14 . . . . Vicki Swanson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978 . . . . . 14 . . . . Briana Hassett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 3. . . . . . 11 . . . . Briana Hassett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 . . . . . 11 . . . . Piper Marten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 . . . . . 11 . . . . Steph Klaviter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999

PUTOUTS 1. . . . . 667 . . . . Diane Field. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 2. . . . . 586 . . . . Dana Ballard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 3. . . . . 518 . . . . Mariann Dukart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992 4. . . . . 510 . . . . Diane Field. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990 5. . . . . 504 . . . . Patricia Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988

ASSISTS 1. . . . . 253 . . . . Lezlie Weiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992 2. . . . . 220 . . . . Lezlie Weiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 . . . . 220 . . . . Stacey Funderburg . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 4. . . . . 207 . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 5. . . . . 184 . . . . Kari Blank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991

FIELDING PCT. (MIN. 35 CHANCES) 1. . . 1.000 . . . . Shannon Stemper . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 . . 1.000 . . . . Amber Nelson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 . . 1.000 . . . . Shannon Stemper . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 . . 1.000 . . . . Lindsey Erickson . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 . . 1.000 . . . . Megan Arns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 . . 1.000 . . . . Anne Thul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 . . 1.000 . . . . Erin Wallace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 . . 1.000 . . . . Christine Lindberg . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 . . 1.000 . . . . Meghan Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 . . 1.000 . . . . Piper Marten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 . . 1.000 . . . . Dana Ballard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 . . 1.000 . . . . Wendy Logue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995 . . 1.000 . . . . Katie Peterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 . . 1.000 . . . . Sarah Maschka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 . . 1.000 . . . . Sharelle Petersen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988 . . 1.000 . . . . Barb Solberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1983


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CAREER RECORDS BATTING AVERAGE (MIN. 350 AB) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

. . . .399 . . . . Amber Hegland. . . . . . . . . . . . 1995-98 . . . .393 . . . . Shelly Medernach . . . . . . . . . . 1976-79 . . . .386 . . . . Rachel Nelson. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994-97 . . . .358 . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-99 . . . .353 . . . . Megan Higginbotham . . . . . . . 2004-07

Shelly Medernach holds the single-season record and is second on the career list for batting average.

GAMES PLAYED 1. . . . . 251 . . . . Lezlie Weiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990-93 2. . . . . 250 . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-99 3. . . . . 249 . . . . Mischel Doerr . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990-93 4. . . . . 243 . . . . Tammi Hays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-02 5. . . . . 241 . . . . Jordanne Nygren . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-03

AT BATS 1. . . . . 810 . . . . Rachel Nelson. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994-97 2. . . . . 803 . . . . Mischel Doerr . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990-93 3. . . . . 784 . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-99 4. . . . . 764 . . . . Lezlie Weiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990-93 5. . . . . 733 . . . . Tammi Hays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-02

RUNS SCORED 1. . . . . 175 . . . . Rachel Nelson. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994-97 2. . . . . 165 . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-99 3. . . . . 152 . . . . Steph Midthun . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-99 4. . . . . 151 . . . . Tammi Hays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-02 5. . . . . 135 . . . . Laura Peters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995-98

HITS 1. . . . . 313 . . . . Rachel Nelson. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994-97 2. . . . . 291 . . . . Amber Hegland. . . . . . . . . . . . 1995-98 3. . . . . 281 . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-99 4. . . . . 259 . . . . Lezlie Weiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990-93 5. . . . . 254 . . . . Tammi Hays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-02

RUNS BATTED IN 1. . . . . 239 . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-99 2. . . . . 179 . . . . Jordanne Nygren . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-03 3. . . . . 175 . . . . Amber Hegland. . . . . . . . . . . . 1995-98 4. . . . . 117 . . . . Shelly Medernach . . . . . . . . . . 1976-79 5. . . . . 106 . . . . Angel Braden . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998-01

DOUBLES 1. . . . . . 60 . . . . Amber Hegland. . . . . . . . . . . . 1995-98 2. . . . . . 55 . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-99 3. . . . . . 45 . . . . Jordanne Nygren . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-03 4. . . . . . 39 . . . . Barb Drake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984-87 5. . . . . . 37 . . . . Lezlie Weiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990-93

TRIPLES 1. . . . . . 20 . . . . Shelly Medernach . . . . . . . . . . 1976-79 2. . . . . . 16 . . . . Veronica Roberts . . . . . . . . . . 2000-03 3. . . . . . 15 . . . . Kari Blank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988-92 4. . . . . . 13 . . . . Rachel Nelson. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994-97 5. . . . . . 12 . . . . Barb Drake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984-87 . . . . . 12 . . . . Danne Leininger . . . . . . . . . . . 1982-85

HOME RUNS 1. . . . . . 51 . . . . Jordanne Nygren . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-03 2. . . . . . 43 . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-99 3. . . . . . 22 . . . . Megan Higginbotham . . . . . . . 2004-07 4. . . . . . 18 . . . . Shelly Nichols . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-03 5. . . . . . 16 . . . . Angel Braden . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998-01 6. . . . . . 15 . . . . Jennifer McGuinness. . . . . . . . 1991-94

WALKS 1. . . . . 113 . . . . Amber Hegland. . . . . . . . . . . . 1995-98 2. . . . . . 98 . . . . Jordanne Nygren . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-03 3. . . . . . 88 . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-99 4. . . . . . 73 . . . . Lezlie Weiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990-93 5. . . . . . 71 . . . . Megan Higginbotham . . . . . . . 2004-07 6. . . . . . 66 . . . . Tammi Hays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-02

STOLEN BASES 1. . . . . . 86 . . . . Tammi Hays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-02 2. . . . . . 81 . . . . Stephani Sward . . . . . . . . . . . 2002-05 . . . . . 81 . . . . Mischel Doerr . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990-93 4. . . . . . 75 . . . . Steph Midthun . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-99 5. . . . . . 69 . . . . Megan Higginbotham . . . . . . . 2004-07 6. . . . . . 66 . . . . Rachel Nelson. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994-97

GAMES PITCHED 1. . . . . 173 . . . . Piper Marten. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-04 2. . . . . 161 . . . . Steph Klaviter. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-99 3. . . . . 150 . . . . Brenda Bixby . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988-92 4. . . . . 147 . . . . Angie Recknor. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-03 5. . . . . 140 . . . . Briana Hasset. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006-09

PUTOUTS 1 . . 1,536 . . . . Mariann Dukart . . . . . . . . . . . 1991-94 2 . . 1,436 . . . . Hailee Nanchy. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-04 3 . . 1,374 . . . . Diane Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988-91 4 . . 1,222 . . . . Shannon Stemper . . . . . . . . . . 2006-09 5 . . . . 996 . . . . Megan Higginbotham . . . . . . . 2004-07

ASSISTS 1. . . . . 755 . . . . Lezlie Weiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990-93 2. . . . . 651 . . . . Kiki Romero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992-95 3. . . . . 616 . . . . Shannon Beeler . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-99 4. . . . . 534 . . . . Kathy Casull . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986-89 5. . . . . 459 . . . . Laura Peters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995-98

FIELDING PCT. (MIN. 200 CHANCES) 1. . . . .994 . . . . Shannon Stemper . . . . . . . . . . 2006-09 2. . . . .995 . . . . Annie Thul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-03 3. . . . ..990 . . . . Megan Arns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005-06 . . . . 990 . . . . Dana Ballard . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997-00 5. . . . .989 . . . . Mariann Dukart . . . . . . . . . . . 1991-94

INNINGS PITCHED 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

. . 921.1 . . . . Piper Marten. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-04 . . 812.0 . . . . Brenda Bixby . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988-92 . . 777.0 . . . . Briana Hasset. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006-09 . . 774.1 . . . . Steph Klaviter. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-99 . . 722.1 . . . . Angie Recknor. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-03

COMPLETE GAMES 1 . . . . . 88 . . . . Briana Hasset. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006-09 2 . . . . . 85 . . . . Piper Marten. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-04 3 . . . . . 84 . . . . Brenda Bixby . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988-92 4 . . . . . 60 . . . . Steph Klaviter. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-99 5 . . . . . 58 . . . . Jennifer Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . 1993-97

WINS 1. . . . . . 88 . . . . Piper Marten. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-04 2. . . . . . 84 . . . . Steph Klaviter. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-99 3. . . . . . 67 . . . . Brenda Bixby . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988-92 4. . . . . . 63 . . . . Angie Recknor. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-03 5. . . . . . 60 . . . . Briana Hasset. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006-09

SAVES 1. . . . . . 18 . . . . Jennifer Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . 1993-97 2. . . . . . 12 . . . . Piper Marten. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-04 3. . . . . . 10 . . . . Brenda Bixby . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988-92 . . . . . 10 . . . . Sarah Maschka. . . . . . . . . . . . 1990-93 . . . . . 10 . . . . Steph Klaviter. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-99

STRIKEOUTS 1. . . 1,122 . . . . Piper Marten. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-04 2. . . . . 962 . . . . Briana Hassett . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006-09 3. . . . . 540 . . . . Angie Recknor. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-03 4. . . . . 528 . . . . Jennifer Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . 1993-97 5. . . . . 413 . . . . Steph Klaviter. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-99

EARNED RUN AVERAGE (MIN. 100 IP) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

. . . 0.81 . . . . Gretchen Larson . . . . . . . . . . 1980-83 . . . 0.91 . . . . Vicki Swanson . . . . . . . . . . . . 1977-78 . . . 1.06 . . . . Mary Lee Hanson . . . . . . . . . . 1981-84 . . . 1.08 . . . . Piper Marten. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-04 . . . 1.13 . . . . Dani Ortler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978-81

SHUTOUTS 1 . . . . . 33 . . . . Piper Marten. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-04 2 . . . . . 31 . . . . Briana Hasset. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006-09 3 . . . . . 27 . . . . Brenda Bixby . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988-92 4 . . . . . 23 . . . . Steph Klaviter. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-99 5 . . . . . 20 . . . . Sarah Maschka. . . . . . . . . . . . 1990-93 . . . . . 20 . . . . Barb Drake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984-87 . . . . . 20 . . . . Lynn Schlichting . . . . . . . . . . . 1980-83

Brenda Bixby ranks third at Minnesota in career complete games and shutouts.

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Minnesota Softball

HALL OF FAME The Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame was started in 1986 to honor outstanding alumnae and others who have contributed to the program. The Hall of Fame is sponsored by the On Deck Circle, Minnesota’s softball booster group. Laura Peters and Piper Marten were inducted during the 2008 Metrodome Classic and in 2009, former Gopher Jordanne Nygren and longtime umpire and friend of Gopher Softball Les Novak joined the elite group. 2009 Inductees: 2008 Inductees: 2007 Inductee: 2006 Inductee: 2004 Inductees: 2003 Inductees: 2002 Inductee: 2001 Inductees: 2000 Inductees: 1999 Inductee: 1998 Inductees: 1997 Inductees: 1996 Inductees: 1995 Inductees: 1994 Inductees: 1993 Inductees: 1992 Inductees: 1991 Inductees: 1990 Inductees: 1989 Inductees: 1988 Inductees: 1987 Inductee: 1986 Inductees:

Les Novak, Jordanne Nygren Laura Peters, Piper Marten Angel Braden Tammi Hays Jennifer Johnson, Chris Voelz Shannon Beeler, Steph Klaviter, Steph Midthun Amber Hegland Rachel Nelson, Diane Field-LeComte Lisa Sojka, Sage and John Cowles Melissa Wold Richard Burke, Mischel Doerr, Jennifer McGuinness Sarah Maschka, Tabbetha Woody-La Panta Robin Bumpus, Lezlie Weiss Kari Blank, Brenda Bixby Julie Zieminski, Nancy Jungkans Kathy Casull, Trish Johnson Lezlie Anderson, Barb Drake-Lindgren, Diane Portner Danne Leininger, Judy Oliverius, Will Schmidlin Ann Flis, Mary Lee Hanson, Cindy Kommers Chris Paulos, Lynn Schlichting-Knight, Linda Wells Peg Bradley, Barb Solberg Gretchen Larson Judy Knight, Shelly Medernach, Mary Owen, Vicki Swanson

From left to right: Co-head coach Lisa Bernstein, Tammi Hays, co-head coach Julie Standering

ON DECK CIRCLE The On Deck Circle is a group of supporters that attend home games during the season and sponsor receptions after weekend home doubleheaders during the Big Ten season. These fans of the Minnesota softball program also sponsor the Softball Hall of Fame. For more information call (612) 624-9024 or write to: Lisa Bernstein, co-head softball coach University of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics 260 Bierman Field Athletic Building 516 15th Avenue S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55455

From left to right: Minnesota co-head coach Julie Standering, 2004 Hall of Fame Inductees Chris Voelz, Jennifer Johnson and Minnesota co-head coach Lisa Bernstein.

2008 Softball Hall of Fame inductees Laura Peters (left) and Piper Marten (right) with Coach Bernstein and Coach Standering

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Jordanne Nygren was inducted into the Gopher Softball Hall of Fame in 2009.


records & history

SERIES RECORDS AMERICA EAST

BIG 12

MISSOURI VALLEY

Boston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0

Baylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 Iowa State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-29 Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10 Kansas State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1 Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10 Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15 Oklahoma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4 Oklahoma State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Texas A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-14 Texas Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83-94

Bradley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Creighton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12 Drake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-9 Evansville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Illinois State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Indiana State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 Northern Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-10 Southern Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5-1 Southwest Missouri State . . . . . . . 2-7 Wichita State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73-53-1

BIG WEST

MOUNTAIN WEST

Cal Poly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Cal State Fullerton . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18 Cal State Northridge . . . . . . . . . 6-7-1 Long Beach State . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8 Pacific . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 Sacramento State . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 UC Riverside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 UC Santa Barbara . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-46-1

Brigham Young . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 Colorado State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Nevada-Las Vegas . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-12 San Diego State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4 Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-29

ATLANTIC COAST Boston College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Florida State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4 Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 North Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-4-1 North Carolina State . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Virginia Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-12-1

ATLANTIC-10 Charlotte. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-0 Fordham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 LaSalle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Massachusetts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Rhode Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Saint Joseph’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-1

ATLANTIC SUN Campbell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Centenary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Georgia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Florida Gulf Coast. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Jacksonville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Mercer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 North Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Sanford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-5

BIG EAST Connecticut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 DePaul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4 Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Notre Dame. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Pittsburgh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2 Rutgers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0 Seton Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 South Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2 Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-15

BIG SOUTH Birmingham-Southern . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Coastal Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Elon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Radford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Winthrop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2

BIG SKY Idaho State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Northern Colorado. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Portland State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2

COLONIAL ATHLETIC UNC-Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0

CONFERENCE USA East Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1 Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1

HORIZON LEAGUE Butler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 Cleveland State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Detroit Mercy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Illinois-Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1 Loyola-Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1 Wisconsin-Green Bay . . . . . . . . . 32-2 Wright State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Youngstown State . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51-5

IVY LEAGUE Columbia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Dartmouth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2

MID-AMERICAN Akron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0 Ball State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 Bowling Green. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Buffalo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Central Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 Eastern Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Kent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Miami (Ohio). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Northern Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3 Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 Toledo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3 Western Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-15

MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC Bethune-Cookman . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1

NORTHEAST Long Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Maryland-Baltimore County . . . . . 1-0 Robert Morris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 St. Francis (Pa.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1

OHIO VALLEY Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 SE Missouri State . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Tennesse-Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-0

BIG TEN School . . . . . . . . . . . . . Conf.. . . . . . . Non Conf Illinois. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12 . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-36 . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-47 . . . . . . . . . . 10-6 Michigan. . . . . . . . . . . 21-63 . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7 Michigan State . . . . . . 49-30 . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Northwestern. . . . . . . . 34-41 . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5 Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . 53-32 . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 Penn State . . . . . . . . . 30-13 . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 Purdue . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-17 . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . 16-16 . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0

SOUTHLAND

NON-DIVISION I

Louisiana-Monroe . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-0 McNeese State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Nicholls State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 Northwestern State (La.) . . . . . . . 1-1 Sam Houston State . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Stephen F. Austin . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Texas A&M Corpus Christi. . . . . . . 3-1 Texas-Arlington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3 Texas-San Antonio . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Texas State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-15

Adelphi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Arizona Western . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Augustana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-1 Bethel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0 Cal Poly Pomona . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-10 Carleton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Central Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Chapman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Concordia-St. Paul . . . . . . . . . . . 19-3 Dr. Martin Luther . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4 Emporia State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Golden West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Gustavus Adolphus. . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Illinois Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Jacksonville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0 Kearney State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Luther . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2 Mesa College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Metropolitan State . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Minnesota-Duluth. . . . . . . . . . . . 16-3 Minnesota State, Mankato . . . . . 28-4 Moorhead State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Nebraska-Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 N.M. Highlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 North Dakota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Northeastern State . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Northern State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 NW Missouri State . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Northwestern College . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Oklahoma Baptist. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Oklahoma City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 Pima . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Pittsburg State (Kan.). . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Prairie View A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 San Francisco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 St. Benedict . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 St. Cloud State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-2 St. Mary’s (Tex.). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 St. Olaf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 St. Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Scottsdale CC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Southern Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Southwest State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0 Tariko College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Texas Wesleyan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Texas Women’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 U.S. International . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 UC-Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Valley City State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Wayne State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Winona State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-2 Wisconsin-Oshkosh. . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198-51

SUMMIT LEAGUE IUPUI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0 Missori-Kansas CIty . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0 North Dakota State . . . . . . . . . . . 15-1 Oakland University . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 South Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 South Dakota State. . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4 Western Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-5 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-10

PACIFIC-10 Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-18 Arizona State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8 California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10 Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3 Oregon State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7 Standford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 UCLA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5 Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3-1 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-56-1

PACIFIC COAST Loyola Marymount. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 St. Mary’s (Calif.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1

SOUTHEASTERN Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Arkansas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Mississippi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 South Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8

SOUTHERN

. . . . . . . All-Time . . . . . . . . . . 4-13 . . . . . . . . . 47-39 . . . . . . . . . 36-53 . . . . . . . . . 24-70 . . . . . . . . . 52-34 . . . . . . . . . 40-46 . . . . . . . . . 55-36 . . . . . . . . . 33-13 . . . . . . . . . 19-16 . . . . . . . . . 16-16

SUN BELT Florida Atlantic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 Florida International . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1 Louisiana-Lafayette . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 Louisiana Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7

WESTERN ATHLETIC Fresno State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-11 Hawaii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Nevada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 New Mexico State . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5 San Jose State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Tulsa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Utah State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-22

College of Charleston . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Furman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 Georgia Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 UNC-Greensboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-2

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LETTERWINNERS Alston, Valerie . . . . . . . . . .2003-04-05-06 Anderson, Lezlie . . . . . . . .1980-81-82-83 Aken, Nikki . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2009 Andert, Laura . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1975 Arford, Linda . . . . . . . . . . . . .1979-80-81 Arns, Megan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005-06 Ballard, Dana . . . . . . . .1997-98-99-2000 Barnes, Malisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-09 Bartholmey, Ann . . . . . . . .1994-95-96-97 Bauer, Jennifer . . . . . . . . .1994-95-96-97 Beeler, Shannon . . . . . . . .1996-97-98-99 Behm, Laurie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1975-76 Bennett, Michelle . . . . .1997-98-99-2000 Biersforf, Lee . . . . . . . . . .1976-77-78-79 Bixby, Brenda . . . . . . . . . .1988-89-91-92 Blank, Kari . . . . . . . . . . . .1988-89-91-92 Braden, Angel . . . . . . . .1998-99-2000-01 Bradley, Peg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1975-76 Brink, Erin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-95 Brophy, Erin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-99 Brophy, Shannon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001 Brown, Heather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999 Bumpus, Robin . . . . . . . . .1989-90-91-92 Burkard, Holly . . . . . . . . . . . . .1979-80-81 Callahan, Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1982-83 Camacho, Rayny . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-99 Carey, Tracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1997 Carls, Heidi . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007-08-09 Casull, Kathy . . . . . . . . . .1986-87-88-89 Conroy, Dotty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1989-90 Conway, Colleen . . . . . . . .2006-07-08-09 Cowger, Tori . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007-08-09 Cray, Carla . . . . . . . . . . . .1984-85-86-87 Cullen, Jeana . . . . . . . . . .1983-84-85-86 Dalen, Katie . . . . . . . . . . .2006-07-08-09 Darrow, Kelly . . . . . . . . . . .1985-86-87-88 Davis, Aubrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-09 Dighton, Sally . . . . . . . . . . . . .1987-88-89 Doerr, Mischel . . . . . . . . . .1990-91-92-93 Drake, Barb . . . . . . . . . . . .1984-85-86-87 Dukart, Mariann . . . . . . . .1991-92-93-94 Enke, Carol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1979-80-82 Erickson, Lindsey . . . . . . .2003-04-05-06 Erstad, Denise . . . . . . . . .1975-76-77-78 Fernandez, Sila . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007-08 Field, Diane . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1989-90-91 Fisk, Allie . . . . . . . . . . . . .2000-01-02-03 Flis, Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1984-85-86 Fox, Jennifer . . . . . . . . . . .1994-95-96-97 Funderburg, Stacey . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1991 Gates, Kathy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1975 Geiger, Deb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1975-76-78 Green, Jessica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001 Hafemeyer, Amy . . . . . .1998-99-2000-01 Hagemeyer, Joni . . . . . . . . . . .1979-80-82 Halvorson, Jodi . . . . . . . . .1994-95-96-97 Hanson, Mary Lee . . . . . . .1981-82-83-84 Harrison, Michelle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999 Hassett, Briana . . . . . . . . .2006-07-08-09 Howard, Sammie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2009 Hautala, Meagan . . . . . . . . . . . . .2000-01 Hays, Tammi . . . . . . . . .1999-2000-01-02 Hedburg, Cathy . . . . . . . . . . .1975-76-77 Hegland, Amber . . . . . . . .1995-96-97-98 Hemmesch, Shannon . . . . . . . . . .1994-95 Higginbotham, Megan . . ..2004-05-06-07 Hohertz, Stacy . . . . . . . . . .1985-86-88-89 Holden, Morgan . . . . . . .1998-99-2000-01 Iverson, Amy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1987 Janus, Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007 Johnson, Jennifer . . . . . . .1993-95-96-97 Johnson, Lia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1991 Johnson, Patricia . . . . . . . . . . . . .1987-88 Jones, Chonquita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2009 Jones, Shannon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1989 72 * Minnesota Softball

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Juberian, Deb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1984 Jungkans, Nancy . . . . . . . .1982, 1984-85 Katzenmeyer, Kim . . . . . . .1983-84-85-86 Keeney, Rachel . . . . . . . . .2002-03-04-05 Kierstead, Anne . . . . . . . .1982-83-84-85 Kirtz, Mandy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995 Klaviter, Steph . . . . . . . . .1996-97-98-99 Knight, Judy . . . . . . . . . . .1978-79-80-81 Koch, Alissa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2009 Konderik, Rene . . . . . . . . .2004-05-06-07 Lange, Deb . . . . . . . . . . . .1985-86-88-89 Larson, Gretchen . . . . . . .1980-81-82-83 Leininger, Danne . . . . . . . . . .1983-84-85 Lewandowski, Barbara . . . . . . . . . . .1979 Lewis, Deb . . . . . . . . . . . .1985-86-87-88 Lillenthal, Kim . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1976-77 Lindberg, Christine . . .1999-2000-01-02 Lindstrom, Jenny . . . . . . .1987-88-89-90 Logue, Wendy . . . . . . . . . .1995-96-97-98 Lopez, Jenny . . . . . . . . . . .1993-94-95-96 Marten, Piper . . . . . . . . . .2001-02-03-04 Maschka, Sarah . . . . . . . .1990-91-92-93 Massucci, Jodi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1993 McCann, Jennifer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1993 McGuinness, Jennifer . . . .1991-92-93-94 Medernach, Shelly . . . . . . . . .1976-77-78 Meyer, Katie . . . . . . . . . . .2004-05-06-07 Midthun, Steph . . . . . . . .1996-97-98-99 Mitchell, Mallory . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-09 Mitchell, Tonya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004 Mohns, Ninette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999 Mooney, Erin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-99 Morris, Bernie . . . . . . . . . . . .1975-76-77 Mulry, Kim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1988-89 Murnane, Melissa . . . . . . . . .2003-04-05 Murphy, Alison . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-09 Nanchy, Hailee . . . . . . . ..2001-02-03-04 Neal, Natalie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-09 Nelson, Amber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007-08 Nelson, Rachel . . . . . . . . .1994-95-96-97 Nichols, Shelly . . . . . . . . .2000-01-02-03 Niederluecke, Kim . . . . . . . . .1979-80-81 Norman, Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1990-91 Norman, Kerby . . . . . . . . .1990-91-92-93 Nowak, Linda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1990 Nygren, Jordanne . . . . .1999-2000-02-03 O’Brien, Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1976-77 Oliverius, Judy . . . . . . . . .1983-84-85-86

Orth, Katie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999-2000 Ortler, Dani . . . . . . . . . . .1978-79-80-81 Osterburg, Jean . . . . . . . . . . .1980-81-83 Owen, Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1976-77-78 Palkovich, Kelley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001 Parks, Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2006-07 Paulos, Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . .1976-77-78 Paye, Kolu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002 Peters, Laura . . . . . . . . . .1995-96-97-98 Petersen, Sharelle . . . . . . . . .1987-88-89 Peterson, Katie . . . . . . . . .1992-93-94-95 Peyer, Lyn . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002-03-04-05 Pfeifer, Sue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1975 Pockl, Lauren . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007-08-09 Pockl, Lindsey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2009 Portner, Diane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1984-85 Potaczek, Pam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1982 Powers, Colleen . . . . . . . . . . .2006-07-08 Ray, Katie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1978-79-80 Recknor, Angie . . . . . . . . .2000-01-02-03 Richardson, Terri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1981 Ripsin, Cindy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1977-78 Roberts, Veronica . . . . . . .2000-01-02-03 Romero, Kiki . . . . . . . . . . .1992-93-94-95 Rustad, Sarah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001 Savis, Jackie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1985-87 Sbrocco, Renee . . . . . . . .1994-95-96-97 Schlichting, Lynn . . . . . . .1980-81-82-83 Schmidt, Eda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1976 Schwartz, Kate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998 Scott, Sandy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1990-91 Scovill, Diane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1975-76 Seifert, Tam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1983-84 Severson, Lara . . . . . . . . . . . .1997-98-99 Skrove, Dannie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2009 Smith, Andrea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2003-04 Smitha, Meghan . . . . .1999-2000-01-02 Sojka, Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . .1990-91-92-93 Solberg, Barb . . . . . . . . . .1981-82-83-84 Stallman, Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1985 Stemper, Shannon . . . . . .2006-07-08-09 Storm, Cynthia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1979 Sudenga, Brianna . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-09 Swanson, Vicki . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1977-78 Sward, Chrissy . . . . . . . . . . .2005-06-07 Sward, Stephanie . . . . . . .2002-03-04-05 Thul, Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001-02-03 Vadnais, Cindy . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1979-80 Valadez, Mandy . . . . . . . .2004-05-06-07 Wacker, Sue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1976 Wallace, Erin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002-03 Watt, Stefanie . . . . . . . . .2003-04-05-06

Veronica Roberts, 2000-03

Dani Ortler, 1978-81

Watts, Tina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-09 Weisbecker, Anne . . . . . . . . . .1989-90-91 Weiss, Lezlie . . . . . . . . . .1990-91-92-93 Wheeler, Casey . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007-08 Winslow, Sarah . . . . . . . .1987-88-89-90 Wold, Melissa . . . . . . . . . .1992-93-94-95 Wolvington, Bethany . . . . . . .2007-08-09 Woody, Tabbetha . . . . . . . . . . . . .1990-91 Zieminski, Julie . . . . . . . .1981-82-83-84 Zimmerman, Christina . . .2002-03-04-05 ** 1975 through 2009 ** Current players in bold.


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Year by Year

RESULTS 1976 Overall Record: 16-4 4/15 Winona State 4/15 Winona State 4/21 St. Cloud State 4/21 St. Cloud State 4/27 Dr. Martin Luther Coll. 4/27 Dr. Martin Luther Coll. 4/30 Winona State 4/30 Winona State 5/1 Northern Iowa@ 5/1 Moorhead State@ 5/1 Mankato State@ 5/4 Southwest State 5/4 Southwest State 5/8 Carleton College$ 5/8 Northwestern College$ 5/8 Mankato State$ 5/8 St. Cloud State$ 5/21 Oregon# 5/22 Michigan State# 5/22 Cal Sacramento#

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W W W W W W W W L L W W W W W W W W L L

28-7 4-3 7-2 13-2 11-2 6-0 7-0 9-4 0-10 8-9 10-2 7-6 12-2 23-1 11-2 7-2 3-0 5-1 1-2 1-6

@ Mankato Tournament (Mankato, Minn.) $ MAIAW State Tournament (Bierman Field) # AIAW Women’s College World Series (Omaha, Neb.)

1977 Overall Record: 15-8 *partial season results 4/7 Winona State 4/7 Winona State 4/12 Luther College (IA) 4/12 Luther College (IA) 4/15 Southwest State 4/15 Southwest State 4/19 Mankato State 4/19 Mankato State 4/22 Indiana* 4/22 Iowa* 4/23 Ohio State* 4/26 Bethel/Concordia 4/26 Bethel/Concordia 5/3 Southwest State 5/3 Southwest State 5/6 St. Benedict’s$ 5/6 Minnesota-Duluth$ 5/6 St. Cloud State$ 5/7 Moorhead State$ 5/7 Moorhead State$ 5/7 Moorhead State$ 5/12 SW Missouri State#

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L L W

0-2 5-6 12-1

W W W W L W

9-0 12-3 7-3 8-3 3-9 5-2

* Big Ten Championships (Iowa City, Iowa) @ NDSU Invitational (Fargo, N.D.) $ MAIAW State Tournament (Bierman Field) # AIAW Region 6 Tournament (Springfield, Mo)

1978 Overall Record: 38-14 3/20 Oklahoma 3/20 Oklahoma 3/21 Texas-Women’s 3/21 Texas-Women’s 3/22 Texas-Arlington 3/22 Texas-Arlington 3/24 Texas-Wesleyan@ 3/24 Missouri-Columbia@ 3/24 Texas A&M@ 3/25 Oklahoma Baptist@ 3/25 Tarkio College@ 4/7 Illinois State^

A A A A A A N N N N N N

W W L W L W W L W W L W

10-5 5-4 0-8 7-4 0-2 8-1 12-0 1-5 7-5 3-0 0-3 7-3

4/7 4/8 4/8 4/14 4/14 4/15 4/15 4/22 4/23 4/25 4/25 4/26 4/26 4/27 4/28 4/28 4/29 4/29 4/29 4/29 5/1 5/1 5/2 5/2 5/5 5/5 5/5 5/6 5/6 5/11 5/12 5/12 5/13 5/13 5/25 5/26 5/26 5/27 5/28

Kansas^ Texas-Women’s^ Oklahoma State^ Michigan State% Purdue% Illinois State% Illinois Central% Luther College (IA) North Dakota Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Winona State Winona State South Dakota State! Northern State! Valley City State! North Dakota State! North Dakota! Moorhead State! St. Cloud State! Luther College (IA) Luther College (IA) St. Cloud State St. Cloud State Northwestern College$ Winona State$ Mankato State$ St. Cloud State$ St. Cloud State$ Northern Iowa# Kansas# SW Missouri State# Kansas# SW Missouri State# Cal Poly Pomona& Southern Illinois& Northern Colorado& UCLA& Northern Colorado&

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L L W W W L W W W L W W W L W W W W W W L W W W W W W W W W W L W L W W W L L

2-10 1-4 9-5 1-0 9-6 3-4 15-0 10-2 8-1 2-9 3-0 9-2 17-6 0-2 1-0 20-0 6-2 10-3 8-0 3-0 4-6 1-0 8-5 13-6 21-0 5-1 14-0 12-1 3-0 4-0 3-0 1-3 1-0 4-5 2-1 6-2 4-1 0-3 1-3

@ Oklahoma Invitational (Norman, Okla.) ^ Southwest Missouri State Invitational (Springfield, Mo) % Illinois State Invitational (Normal, Ill.) ! North Dakota State Invitational (Fargo, N.D.) $ MAIAW State Tournament (Bierman Field) # AIAW Region 6 Tournament (Cedar Falls, Iowa) & AIAW Women’s College World Series (Omaha, Neb.)

1979 Overall Record: 25-8 3/18 SE Missouri State 3/21 Nebraska& 3/21 Oklahoma 3/22 NE Oklahoma State@ 3/23 Baylor@ 3/23 Nebraska@ 3/24 Texas A&M@ 4/7 NE Missouri State^ 4/7 Texas A&M^ 4/7 Texas-Arlington^ 4/7 Kansas State^ 4/13 North Dakota State! 4/14 Northern Iowa! 4/14 Iowa! 4/14 Iowa! 4/17 Mankato State 4/17 Mankato State 4/20 Michigan State* 4/20 Ohio State* 4/21 Michigan State* 4/28 St. Cloud State 4/28 St. Cloud State

A N A N N N N N N N N H H H H A A N N N H H

W 3-2 W 7-0 L 6-7 W 2-1 W 14-4 W 4-2 L 2-3 L 5-6 W 8-7 L 1-3 W 1-0 W 16-2 W 7-5 W 3-1 W 1-0 (9) W 16-4 W 13-0 L 1-3 W 10-7 L 4-11 (8) W 2-1 W 13-4

4/30 4/30 5/4 5/4 5/4 5/5 5/5 5/10 5/11 5/11 5/12

Luther College (IA) Luther College (IA) Dr. Martin Luther Coll.$ St. Olaf College$ Mankato State$ St. Cloud State$ St. Cloud State$ South Dakota# Emporia State# Kansas# Emporia State#

A A H H H H H N N A N

W W W W W W W W W L L

2-0 8-1 4-0 8-1 10-0 3-0 16-2 3-1 3-1 4-5 0-1

& Played at Norman, Okla. @ Sooner Invitational (Norman, Okla.) ^ Southwest Missouri State Invitational (Springfield, Mo.) ! Minnesota Invitational (Bierman Field) * Big Ten Championships (Bloomington, Ind.) $ MAIAW State Tournament (Bierman Field) # AIAW Region 6 Tournament (Lawrence, Ka.)

1980 Overall Record: 18-21-1 3/24 Stephen F. Austin 3/24 Stephen F. Austin 3/25 Texas Women’s 3/25 Texas Women’s 3/26 Texas-Arlington 3/28 SW Missouri State& 3/29 New Mexico& 3/29 Stephen F. Austin& 4/4 Pittsburg State (KS)^ 4/4 Oklahoma^ 4/4 Stephen F. Austin^ 4/8 St. Cloud State 4/11 Indiana% 4/11 Illinois Central Coll.% 4/13 Northern Illinois% 4/13 Ball State% 4/18 Texas Women’s@ 4/18 Texas Women’s@ 4/18 Cal Poly Pomona@ 4/19 Southern Illinois@ 4/19 Southern Illinois@ 4/19 New Mexico@ 4/22 St. Cloud State 4/22 St. Cloud State 4/25 Iowa State! 4/25 Iowa! 4/26 Northern Iowa! 4/26 Northwestern! 4/26 Iowa State! 4/28 Luther College (IA) 4/28 Luther College (IA) 5/2 Iowa State^ 5/2 Missouri^ 5/2 Wisconsin-Oshkosh^ 5/3 Missouri^ 5/3 Wisconsin-Oshkosh^ 5/8 Wichita State# 5/9 Iowa State# 5/9 Kansas State# 5/9 Missouri#

A A A A A N N N N N N H N N N N N N N N N A A A H H H H H A A A N N N N N N N N

W 1-0 W 4-3 L 0-1 L 2-6 W 2-1 (25) L 2-8 L 3-4 (8) L 1-6 L 2-5 W 4-1 L 1-8 W 11-1 L 0-6 W 3-0 L 0-2 L 4-5 W 1-0 L 1-3 L 2-3 L 1-2 T 5-5 L 0-2 W 6-0 L 2-3 W 6-4 (9) W 8-0 W 6-2 W 6-0 L 2-3 W 5-0 W 10-9 L 0-1 L 1-2 W 11-0 L 1-2 W 13-0 W 8-0 L 0-1 W 8-4 L 0-5

& Texas Women’s University Invitational (Denton, Texas) ^ Southwest Missouri State Invitational (Springfield, Mo.) % Illinois State Invitational (Normal, Ill.) @ Lobo Invitational (Albuquerque, N.M.) ! Minnesota Invitational (Bierman Field) ^ Iowa State Invitational (Ames, Iowa) # AIAW Region 6 Championships (Columbia Heights, Minn.)

1981 Overall Record: 29-11

3/23 3/23 3/24 3/24 3/26 3/27 3/27 3/28 3/28 4/3 4/3 4/4 4/4 4/8 4/8 4/10 4/10 4/11 4/11 4/12 4/12 4/17 4/17 4/18 4/18 4/18 4/24 4/24 4/25 4/25 4/27 4/27 5/1 5/1 5/1 5/2 5/2 5/7 5/8 5/8

Arizona State Arizona State Arizona Arizona Cal Poly Pomona Utah& Golden West CC (CA) Chapman College (CA) Chapman College (CA) Kansas State^ Stephen F. Austin^ Oklahoma State^ Illinois State^ Winona State Winona State Nebraska@ Iowa State@ Wayne State@ NW Missouri State@ Kearney State (NE)@ Nebraska@ Iowa* Northwestern* Michigan State* Michigan State* Michigan State* Creighton! Iowa! Augustana! Augustana! St. Cloud State St. Cloud State Iowa% Iowa State% Nebraska-Omaha% Nebraska-Omaha% Iowa State% Iowa State# Kansas State# SW Missouri State#

A A A A A N A A A N N N N H H A N N N N A N A N N N H H H H H H N A N N A N N N

L L W W W W W W L W W L L W W W W W W W L W W W L W L L W W W W W W W W W L W L

0-3 0-9 2-1 8-6 1-0 (13) 4-3 11-4 1-0 0-1 1-0 7-6 (11) 2-3 0-5 3-0 1-0 2-1 5-4 6-0 7-0 4-2 0-1 5-2 3-1 2-1 0-2 10-3 3-7 0-1 6-0 4-0 5-0 6-0 1-0 2-1 (10) 18-0 2-1 3-1 3-8 (12) 11-2 2-3

& Played at Golden West CC (Huntington Beach, Calif.) ^ Southwest Missouri State Invitational (Springfield, Mo.) @ Husker Invitational (Omaha, Neb.) * Big Ten Championships (Evanston, Ill.) ! Minnesota Invitational (Bierman Field) % Iowa State Invitational (Ames, Iowa) # AIAW Region 6 Tournament (Lawrence, Ka.)

1982 Overall Record: 15-15 3/22 Golden West CC (CA) 3/23 Cal Poly Pomona 3/23 Cal Poly Pomona 3/24 Cal State Fullerton 3/24 Cal State Fullerton 3/25 UC Santa Barbara 3/25 UC Santa Barbara 4/2 Southern Illinois^ 4/2 SW Missouri State^ 4/3 Northern Iowa^ 4/3 Oklahoma State^ 4/9 Sam Houston 4/9 Sam Houston 4/10 Texas A&M 4/10 Texas A&M 4/16 Ohio State* 4/16 Indiana* 4/20 North Dakota State 4/20 Mankato State 4/23 Augustana College 4/24 Augustana College

A A A A A A A N A N N A A A A N N H H H H

L 2-8 L 0-3 W 2-1 L 2-3 L 0-3 W 3-1 L 0-1 W 12-4 (5) W 3-0 W 9-1 L 1-2 L 4-5 L 1-2 L 0-14 L 0-3 2-3 L L 6-9 W 11-1 W 6-5 W 2-1 W 6-0

73 * Minnesota Softball


records & history 4/26 5/1 5/1 5/2 5/2 5/7 5/8 5/8

Minnesota-Duluth Iowa State% Iowa% Iowa% Iowa State% Iowa! SW Missouri State! Iowa!

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W L W W W W L L

1-0 0-3 7-0 10-2 4-0 3-1 0-5 0-5

^ Southwest Missouri State Invitational (Springfield, Mo.) * Big Ten Tournament (Ann Arbor, Mich.) % Iowa State Invitational (Ames, Iowa) ! AIAW Region 6 Tournament (Springfield, Mo.)

1983 Overall Record: 32-18 3/10 Pima College@ 3/10 Mesa College@ 3/11 Oklahoma City Coll.@ 3/11 New Mexico@ 3/11 Oklahoma State@ 3/20 Cal Santa Barbara 3/20 Cal Santa Barbara 3/21 Utah$ 3/21 Utah$ 3/22 Cal Poly Pomona 3/23 Cal State Fullerton 3/23 Cal State Fullerton 3/25 Northern Colorado# 3/25 Fresno State# 3/26 U.S. International# 4/2 Michigan 4/2 Michigan 4/3 Michigan 4/3 Michigan 4/6 Northern Iowa 4/6 Northern Iowa 4/9 Indiana 4/9 Indiana 4/10 Indiana 4/10 Indiana 4/16 Michigan State 4/16 Michigan State 4/19 Iowa State 4/19 Iowa State 4/20 Winona State 4/20 Winona State 4/24 Northwestern 4/24 Northwestern 4/25 Northwestern 4/25 Northwestern 4/28 Northern Iowa 4/28 Northern Iowa 4/30 Ohio State 4/30 Ohio State 5/1 Ohio State 5/1 Ohio State 5/2 Minnesota-Duluth 5/2 Minnesota-Duluth 5/3 Mankato State 5/5 North Dakota State 5/5 North Dakota State 5/7 Iowa 5/7 Iowa 5/8 Iowa 5/8 Iowa

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W W W L L L W W L W L L W L L W W W W L W L L L L L L W W W W W W W L W W W W W W W W W W W L W W L

2-0 9-0 4-2 (9) 1-2 2-4 0-1 (15) 4-0 3-2 1-3 2-0 (9) 0-8 0-1 1-0 (10) 3-5 0-1 1-0 1-0 (8) 2-0 2-1 (11) 2-3 5-3 0-2 2-3 4-5 1-3 0-1 0-5 5-3 3-0 8-0 5-0 5-2 1-0 2-1 1-2 (18) 5-0 4-0 1-0 (9) 8-0 3-1 5-0 4-0 2-0 9-1 9-2 5-1 3-4 2-1 2-1 2-3

@ Roadrunner Invitational (Las Cruces, N.M.) $ Played at UC Santa Barbara # Cal State Fullerton Invitational (Fullerton, Calif.)

1984 Overall Record: 30-19 3/8 Oklahoma City@ 3/8 Arizona Western Coll.@ 3/9 Brigham Young@ 3/9 Kansas@ 3/9 New Mexico@ 3/18 Cal State Fullerton 3/18 Cal State Fullerton 3/19 San Diego State$

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W 5-0 W 2-1 (15) W 10-0 L 3-4 L 0-2 L 0-1 L 1-3 W 3-1

74 * Minnesota Softball

3/19 3/20 3/20 3/21 3/21 3/22 3/22 3/23 3/24 3/25 4/7 4/7 4/8 4/8 4/14 4/14 4/18 4/19 4/19 4/21 4/21 4/22 4/22 4/24 4/24 4/27 4/27 4/28 4/28 4/29 4/29 5/5 5/5 5/6 5/6 5/8 5/8 5/11 5/11 5/12 5/12

San Diego State$ Cal Poly Pomona$ Cal Poly Pomona$ Cal Santa Barbara$ Cal Santa Barbara$ Arizona$ Arizona$ Texas A&M# Pacific# Cal Santa Barbara# Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Northwestern Northwestern Augustana Augustana Augustana Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Minnesota-Duluth Minnesota-Duluth Iowa State Iowa State Iowa Iowa Iowa Iowa Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan North Dakota State North Dakota State Indiana Indiana Indiana Indiana

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L 0-1 W 1-0 (10) L 0-1 L 0-3 W 2-1 L 0-3 W 2-1 L 0-1 L 2-4 W 5-1 W 4-1 W 2-1 L 1-3 W 4-3 L 0-1 W 4-3 W 2-1 (8) W 1-0 W 8-0 L 1-4 W 10-0 W 6-4 W 10-2 W 2-0 W 5-0 L 0-2 W 7-1 W 4-1 L 0-6 W 3-0 W 3-2 W 4-3 W 3-0 L 2-3 L 1-2 W 10-0 W 4-2 W 9-1 L 4-5 W 1-0 L 2-3

@ Roadrunner Invitational (Las Cruces, N.M.) $ Played at Cal State Fullerton # Pony Invitational (Fullerton, Calif.)

1985 Overall Record: 25-24 3/7 Wichita State@ 3/7 Mesa College@ 3/8 New Mexico@ 3/8 Oklahoma State@ 3/8 Texas Tech@ 3/24 Kansas State 3/24 Kansas State 3/25 Wichita State 3/25 Wichita State 3/26 Missouri 3/26 Missouri 3/27 Kansas 3/27 Kansas 3/28 Western Michigan$ 3/28 Western Michigan$ 3/29 Bradley# 3/29 Western Illinois# 4/8 Augustana College 4/8 Augustana College 4/12 Northwestern 4/12 Northwestern 4/13 Northwestern 4/13 Northwestern 4/17 St. Thomas 4/17 St. Thomas 4/18 Iowa State 4/18 Iowa State 4/19 Indiana 4/19 Indiana 4/20 Indiana 4/20 Indiana 4/24 Minnesota-Duluth

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W W W L L W L L W W W L L L W L L W L L L L W W W L W L L L L W

5-0 6-4 4-0 2-4 0-2 3-2 (8) 5-6 0-3 15-0 3-2 (8) 2-1 (9) 0-4 2-3 1-2 4-0 1-4 (8) 5-6 2-1 0-1 0-2 1-2 4-7 3-2 3-0 2-1 0-1 4-3 0-3 0-1 2-3 3-8 2-1

4/24 4/25 4/25 4/26 4/26 4/27 4/27 4/30 4/30 5/3 5/3 5/4 5/4 5/10 5/10 5/11 5/11

Minnesota-Duluth Iowa State Iowa State Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Concordia Concordia Iowa Iowa Iowa Iowa Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan

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W L W L W W W W W W L W L L L W W

8-5 0-1 1-0 3-5 6-3 2-0 4-1 4-0 7-0 5-3 0-1 3-2 0-3 2-6 0-2 3-0 10-6

@ Roadrunner Invitational (Las Cruces, N.M.) $ Played at Illinois State (Normal, Ill.) # Redbird Tournament (Normal, Ill.)

1986 Overall Record: 28-23 3/5 Nebraska* 3/5 Nebraska* 3/6 Arizona@ 3/6 Nebraska@ 3/6 New Mexico Highlands@ 3/7 Utah State@ 3/7 Arizona Western@ 3/8 Scottsdale CC@ 3/8 New Mexico@ 3/8 New Mexico Highlands@ 3/26 Texas A&M 3/27 St. Mary’s (Texas)# 3/27 Cal Berkeley# 3/27 Adelphi# 3/28 Utah# 3/28 Northwestern# 3/29 St. Mary’s (Texas)# 3/29 Kansas# 4/5 Iowa 4/5 Iowa 4/6 Iowa 4/6 Iowa 4/8 Iowa State 4/8 Iowa State 4/11 Michigan State 4/11 Michigan State 4/12 Michigan State 4/12 Michigan State 4/18 Michigan 4/18 Michigan 4/19 Michigan 4/19 Michigan 4/20 Central Michigan! 4/20 Central Michigan! 4/21 Creighton 4/21 Creighton 4/25 Northwestern 4/25 Northwestern 4/26 Northwestern 4/26 Northwestern 4/28 Iowa State 4/28 Iowa State 4/30 Minnesota-Duluth 5/2 Ohio State 5/2 Ohio State 5/3 Ohio State 5/3 Ohio State 5/9 Indiana 5/9 Indiana 5/10 Indiana 5/10 Indiana

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L 2-6 L 0-6 W 1-2 W 7-6 W 5-0 L 2-3 L 2-3 W 7-0 L 0-1 (10) W 11-2 (5) L 0-4 W 1-0 L 1-4 W 4-1 L 5-7 L 2-4 W 5-0 L 0-5 W 4-0 W 4-0 L 1-3 W 3-2 L 0-4 W 1-0 W 2-0 L 4-5 W 3-0 W 3-2 (9) L 0-3 W 3-2 L 0-3 W 4-0 L 1-2 W 7-1 W 3-2 W 2-0 W 2-1 L 0-3 W 1-0 L 4-5 (8) W 1-0 L 1-3 W 1-0 (9) W 3-2 W 6-2 W 5-0 W 6-0 L 2-3 L 1-5 L 0-2 W 1-0

^ Played at New Mexico State ! Played at Michigan @ Roadrunner Invitational (Las Cruces, N.M) # Houston Classic (Houston, Texas)

1987 Overall Record: 21-36 2/27 Cal Poly Pomona& 2/27 Pacific& 2/27 Pacific& 2/28 Cal Poly Pomona& 2/28 Arizona State& 2/28 Arizona State& 3/5 Toledo@ 3/5 Oklahoma City@ 3/6 Brigham Young@ 3/6 New Mexico@ 3/6 Central Arizona@ 3/7 Metro State College@ 3/7 Western Michigan@ 3/7 Iowa State@ 3/23 Cal State Fullerton 3/23 Cal State Fullerton 3/24 Cal Poly Pomona 3/24 Cal Poly Pomona 3/26 Fresno# 3/26 Long Beach# 3/27 Arizona# 3/27 Utah State# 3/28 Michigan# 3/28 Holland# 4/3 Indiana 4/3 Indiana 4/5 Indiana 4/5 Indiana 4/7 Iowa State 4/7 Iowa State 4/10 Michigan 4/10 Michigan 4/11 Michigan 4/11 Michigan 4/16 Iowa State 4/16 Iowa State 4/17 Iowa 4/17 Iowa 4/18 Iowa 4/18 Iowa 4/21 Creighton 4/21 Creighton 4/24 Michigan State 4/24 Michigan State 4/25 Michigan State 4/25 Michigan State 4/29 Minnesota-Duluth 4/29 Minnesota-Duluth 5/2 Northwestern 5/2 Northwestern 5/3 Northwestern 5/3 Northwestern 5/6 Concordia College 5/8 Ohio State 5/8 Ohio State 5/9 Ohio State 5/9 Ohio State

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L W W L L L L W W W L W W L L L L L L W L L L W L L L L L L W L W L W L L L L W L L W L L W W W L L L L W W W W L

0-3 8-0 (5) 9-7 (8) 0-7 3-5 1-2 (8) 0-3 5-2 7-3 6-0 3-9 8-0 2-0 1-5 0-7 2-7 0-7 1-8 0-1 (9) 1-0 4-8 0-2 0-2 (10) 11-3 0-10 (6) 4-10 1-2 (8) 0-6 1-2 1-4 2-0 0-1 4-1 0-4 7-4 8-9 3-6 3-4 0-4 4-3 0-6 0-9 (5) 5-4 2-4 0-4 5-2 2-1 6-1 4-5 (14) 1-3 0-1 0-4 9-0 6-0 10-0 (5) 6-0 1-2

& Arizona State Tournament (Tempe, Ariz.) @ Roadrunner Invitational (Las Cruces, N.M.) # Pony Invitational (Fullerton, Calif.)

1988 Overall Record: 31-25 2/25 Arizona& 2/25 Arizona State& 2/26 Cal Poly Pomona& 2/27 Pacific& 2/27 U.S. International& 2/27 Utah State& 3/3 Northeast Louisiana@ 3/3 Hawaii@ 3/3 Arizona@ 3/4 Utah@ 3/4 Colorado State@ 3/5 New Mexico State@ 3/5 Fresno State@ 3/21 Loyola Marymount

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L W L W W W W L W L W W L L

0-4 5-2 1-9 5-2 1-0 4-0 4-1 1-2 3-1 0-5 5-3 8-4 0-1 1-2


records & history 3/21 3/24 3/24 3/25 3/25 3/26 3/26 4/1 4/1 4/2 4/2 4/8 4/8 4/9 4/9 4/12 4/12 4/15 4/15 4/16 4/16 4/22 4/22 4/23 4/27 4/27 4/29 4/29 4/30 4/30 5/6 5/6 5/7 5/7 5/11 5/11 5/13 5/13 5/14 5/14 5/20 5/20

Loyola Marymount Texas A&M# Cal State Fullerton# Oregon State# U.S. International# Oklahoma State# Texas A&M# Northern Iowa! Creighton! Northern Iowa! Creighton! Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Iowa State Iowa State Indiana Indiana Indiana Indiana Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Minnesota-Duluth Minnesota-Duluth Iowa Iowa Iowa Iowa Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Concordia College Concordia College Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State South Carolina% Arizona%

A N A N N N N N A N A A A A A A A H H H H A A A H H H H H H A A A A H H H H H H N N

W 4-0 L 2-3 L 0-4 W 6-0 W 1-0 (8) W 3-1 L 3-5 L 4-5 (11) L 3-4 W 1-0 L 4-5 (9) L 2-4 L 4-6 W 9-1 L 0-4 L 0-2 L 2-8 W 1-0 W 1-0 W 3-1 W 3-2 W 4-1 W 6-0 W 8-3 W 1-0 (12) L 2-3 W 2-1 L 1-8 L 2-3 W 4-0 L 0-1 L 0-5 W 1-0 L 0-8 W 8-0 W 3-1 W 1-0 W 4-0 W 6-1 W 6-1 L 0-1 L 0-5

& Arizona State Tournament (Tempe, Ariz.) @ Roadrunner Invitational (Las Cruces, N.M.) # Pony Invitational (Fullerton, Calif.) ! Creighton Tournament (Omaha, Neb.) % NCAA Mideast Region Championships (Tucson, Ariz.)

1989 Overall Record: 27-29 2/23 Penn State& 2/23 Iowa State& 2/24 Arizona State& 2/24 Cal Santa Barbara& 2/25 Utah State& 2/25 Cal Poly Pomona& 2/26 Pacific& 3/2 New Mexico State@ 3/2 Oregon@ 3/2 Northeast Louisiana@ 3/3 Fresno State@ 3/3 Arizona State@ 3/3 Oklahoma@ 3/4 Nicholls State@ 3/23 UNLV# 3/24 Iowa# 3/24 Oregon State# 3/25 Pacific# 3/25 San Francisco# 3/25 St. Mary’s (Calif.)# 4/6 Iowa State 4/6 Iowa State 4/7 Iowa 4/7 Iowa 4/8 Iowa 4/8 Iowa 4/12 Mankato State 4/12 Mankato State 4/14 Northwestern

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W 4-3 L 1-6 L 0-4 W 2-1 (8) W 5-2 L 0-3 W 6-1 L 1-4 W 1-0 W 4-0 L 2-8 W 2-0 W 6-0 W 10-1 L 1-2 L 0-2 L 0-4 L 1-2 (10) W 6-0 W 4-0 L 0-9 L 1-3 W 3-2 (9) L 0-9 L 0-2 L 0-1 W 1-0 L 2-3 (8) W 4-0

4/14 4/15 4/15 4/17 4/17 4/20 4/20 4/21 4/21 4/22 4/22 4/25 4/25 4/29 4/29 4/30 4/30 5/6 5/6 5/7 5/7 5/10 5/10 5/12 5/12 5/13 5/13

Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Creighton Creighton Central Michigan Central Michigan Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Iowa State Iowa State Indiana Indiana Indiana Indiana Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Concordia Concordia Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan

H H H H H A A A A A A H H A A A A H H H H H H H H H H

W 1-0 W 2-1 L 0-4 W 3-2 (9) W 2-0 L 2-4 L 1-4 L 1-2 L 0-5 W 3-1 (8) L 3-4 L 1-3 (11) L 0-2 W 3-1 L 1-7 W 2-0 L 1-5 W 2-0 L 0-1 W 2-1 W 3-2 (8) W 8-0 (5) W 11-3 (6) L 1-3 L 3-4 (11) L 0-5 W 4-3

& Arizona State Tournament (Tempe, Ariz.) @ Roadrunner Invitational (Las Cruces, N.M.) # Pacific Tournament (Stockton, Calif.)

1990 Overall Record: 31-32 2/14 Toledo^ 2/15 Oregon& 2/15 U.S. International& 2/16 Pacific& 2/16 Long Beach State& 2/16 Arizona State& 2/17 California& 2/17 Toledo& 2/18 Oregon& 2/23 U.S. International@ 2/24 New Mexico State@ 2/25 Fresno State@ 3/1 Colorado State! 3/1 New Mexico! 3/2 Fresno State! 3/2 Arizona! 3/3 Hawaii! 3/3 Arizona! 3/20 Rutgers% 3/21 Cal State Northridge# 3/22 Arizona# 3/23 Toledo# 3/24 Nebraska# 3/24 Oregon State# 3/25 Cal State Northridge# 4/3 Iowa State 4/3 Iowa State 4/6 Michigan 4/6 Michigan 4/7 Michigan 4/7 Michigan 4/12 Mankato State 4/12 Mankato State 4/13 Indiana 4/13 Indiana 4/14 Indiana 4/14 Indiana 4/17 Creighton 4/17 Creighton 4/21 Ohio State 4/21 Ohio State 4/22 Ohio State 4/22 Ohio State 4/23 Iowa State 4/23 Iowa State 4/25 Minnesota-Duluth

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L 5-8 W 10-5 L 6-8 L 1-4 L 4-6 W 5-1 L 0-2 W 7-1 L 0-1 W 4-0 W 3-0 L 0-8 L 0-6 L 0-3 L 0-8 L 2-10 W 3-0 L 2-7 W 3-2 (8) W 1-0 L 4-5 W 7-2 L 0-1 W 12-0 L 0-2 L 3-5 W 3-1 W 4-3 (8) W 2-1 (11) L 1-10 L 0-4 L 0-2 W 3-1 L 0-2 L 3-4 W 4-3 L 0-3 W 2-1 (10) L 1-4 L 0-3 L 1-3 L 0-1 W 2-1 (10) W 1-0 W 9-2 L 2-4

4/25 4/28 4/28 4/29 4/29 4/30 4/30 5/5 5/5 5/6 5/6 5/10 5/10 5/11 5/11 5/12 5/12

Minnesota-Duluth Iowa Iowa Iowa Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Concordia Concordia Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State

H H H H H H H A A A A H H H H H H

W 11-1 W 1-0 W 1-0 (10) L 0-4 W 2-1 (8) L 0-3 W 9-1 L 0-6 L 0-3 W 6-1 W 2-1 W 7-3 W 2-0 W 2-0 L 3-5 W 1-0 W 4-0

^ Played in Tucson, Ariz. & Arizona Softball Classic (Tucson, Ariz.) @ FSU Pepsi Softball Challenge (Fresno, Calif.) ! Troy Cox Roadrunner Invitational (Las Cruces, N.M.) % Played in Fullerton, Calif. # Pony Softball Tournament (Fullerton, Calif.)

1991 Overall Record: 48-27 2/9 Minnesota-Duluth! 2/9 Nebraska! 2/10 Missouri! 2/10 Northern Iowa! 2/14 Cal State Northridge& 2/14 Long Beach State& 2/15 Oregon& 2/15 Ohio State& 2/15 Arizona State& 2/16 Cal State Fullerton& 2/16 Texas-Arlington& 2/20 San Diego State 2/20 San Diego State 2/21 Long Beach State^ 2/21 Northwestern^ 2/22 Cal State Northridge^ 2/22 San Diego State^ 2/22 Utah State^ 2/23 California^ 2/23 San Diego State^ 2/24 Long Beach State^ 3/1 Penn State~ 3/1 Northeast Louisiana~ 3/1 Cal State Fullerton~ 3/2 Sam Houston State~ 3/3 Central Michigan~ 3/17 Rutgers@ 3/17 Rutgers@ 3/19 Cal State Northridge 3/19 Cal State Northridge 3/20 Rutgers# 3/21 UNLV# 3/21 Cal Poly Pomona# 3/22 Kent State# 3/23 Texas A&M! 3/30 DePaul$ 3/30 Wisconsin-Green Bay$ 3/30 Missouri$ 3/31 Drake$ 3/31 Northern Iowa$ 4/4 Iowa State 4/4 Iowa State 4/5 Iowa 4/5 Iowa 4/6 Iowa 4/6 Iowa 4/13 Northwestern 4/13 Northwestern 4/14 Northwestern 4/14 Northwestern 4/17 Mankato State 4/17 Mankato State 4/19 Ohio State

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W 3-2 L 0-3 L 2-3 (9) W 3-1 L 3-5 L 2-3 L 4-10 W 6-0 L 4-5 (8) L 3-4 L 0-4 L 1-3 W 1-0 (9) 1-2 L W 8-5 L 0-1 L 1-2 W 1-0 W 5-3 W 3-2 (10) L 2-3 (9) W 2-1 (8) W 7-0 L 0-1 W 3-2 L 0-1 (8) W 4-3 W 9-0 W 6-0 L 0-1 W 3-2 W 4-0 W 5-1 W 2-1 L 0-4 W 4-2 W 2-0 L 0-3 L 0-1 W 5-1 W 15-4 W 6-1 W 4-1 L 0-4 L 2-3 W 5-3 W 6-0 W 7-0 W 1-0 W 4-2 W 2-0 W 5-0 W 2-0

4/19 4/20 4/20 4/22 4/22 4/24 4/24 4/26 4/26 4/27 4/27 5/3 5/3 5/4 5/4 5/10 5/10 5/11 5/11 5/17 5/17 5/18

Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Creighton Creighton Iowa State Iowa State Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Indiana Indiana Indiana Indiana Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Utah% Texas A&M% Utah%

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5-0 3-0 3-2 5-2 0-1 11-1 3-4 2-1 2-0 2-0 10-0 2-1 6-3 11-1 5-2 2-1 1-0 3-4 0-5 0-1 3-0 0-2

! Metrodome Softball Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) & Arizona Softball Classic (Tuscon, Ariz.) ^ SDSU Spring Classic (San Diego, Calif.) ~ Aggie Spring Tournament (College Station, Texas) @ Played in Fullerton, Calif. # Pony Tournament (Fullerton, Calif) $ Missouri Invitational (Columbia, Mo.) % NCAA Regional Tournament (College Station, Texas)

1992 Overall Record: 33-28-1 2/14 Cal State Northridge& 2/14 UCLA& 2/14 Arizona State& 2/15 California& 2/15 Arizona& 2/16 Cal State Fullerton& 2/20 UCLA$ 2/20 Long Beach State$ 2/21 South Florida$ 2/21 Cal State Northridge$ 2/22 St. Mary’s (Calif.)$ 2/22 San Diego State$ 2/22 South Florida$ 2/23 UCLA$ 3/6 Illinois State! 3/6 Northern Illinois! 3/6 Texas A&M! 3/7 Nebraska! 3/7 South Carolina! 3/7 Louisiana Tech! 3/8 Northeast Louisiana! 3/8 Missouri! 3/24 Cal State Northridge 3/24 Cal State Northridge 3/25 Cal Poly Pomona# 3/26 Arizona# 3/27 Oklahoma State# 3/28 Cal State Fullerton# 3/28 Northwestern# 4/3 Penn State 4/3 Penn State 4/4 Penn State 4/4 Penn State 4/7 Iowa State 4/7 Iowa State 4/8 Wisconsin-Green Bay 4/8 Wisconsin-Green Bay 4/10 Ohio State 4/10 Ohio State 4/11 Ohio State 4/11 Ohio State 4/17 Michigan State 4/17 Michigan State 4/18 Michigan State 4/18 Michigan State

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W 2-0 L 0-6 L 3-5 L 0-4 L 0-4 W 1-0 L 0-1 L 5-8 W 5-0 L 0-2 W 6-0 W 2-1 W 2-1 L 0-5 W 6-0 W 3-0 W 2-0 W 4-1 L 0-3 W 1-0 (9) W 1-0 W 1-0 L 0-1 T 1-1 (10) L 0-1 L 0-4 L 1-2 L 0-3 L 2-3 (8) L 0-1 (8) W 6-0 W 3-1 W 6-0 L 1-2 W 3-0 W 4-2 W 7-2 W 2-1 L 2-3 W 8-1 W 6-5 W 7-0 W 8-1 W 13-0 W 5-0

75 * Minnesota Softball


records & history 4/22 4/22 4/24 4/24 4/25 4/25 4/28 5/1 5/1 5/2 5/2 5/5 5/5 5/8 5/8 5/9 5/9

Iowa Iowa Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Mankato State Indiana Indiana Indiana Indiana Iowa Iowa Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan

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0-1 0-6 4-2 1-0 8-1 0-4 4-0 4-3 (9) 3-2 0-1 5-8 4-3 1-2 0-1 4-6 6-10 1-11

& Arizona Softball Classic (Tucson, Ariz.) $ San Diego State Spring Classic (San Diego, Calif.) !Aggie Invitational (College Station, Texas) # Pony Invitational (Fullerton, Calif.)

1993 Overall Record: 32-24 2/19 San Diego State$ 2/20 St. Mary’s (Calif.)$ 2/20 California$ 2/21 Long Beach State$ 2/26 Georgia Tech@ 2/26 Southwest Louisiana@ 2/26 Southwest Louisiana@ 2/27 DePaul@ 2/27 DePaul@ 2/28 Samford@ 3/4 Fresno State& 3/4 Washington& 3/5 Northwestern& 3/5 Arizona& 3/6 California& 3/6 Cal State Fullerton& 3/21 DePaul! 3/21 Cal State Fullerton! 3/23 Utah% 3/23 Utah% 3/24 Cal Poly Pomona# 3/25 Fresno State# 3/26 Florida State# 3/27 UNLV# 4/4 Michigan^ 4/4 Michigan^ 4/6 Mankato State 4/6 Mankato State 4/9 Penn State 4/9 Penn State 4/11 Penn State 4/11 Penn State 4/13 Iowa State 4/13 Iowa State 4/17 Northwestern 4/17 Northwestern 4/18 Northwestern 4/18 Northwestern 4/21 Iowa State 4/21 Iowa State 4/27 Iowa 4/30 Ohio State 4/30 Ohio State 5/2 Ohio State 5/2 Ohio State 5/5 Iowa 5/5 Iowa 5/7 Indiana 5/7 Indiana 5/8 Indiana 5/8 Indiana 5/11 Minnesota-Duluth 5/14 Michigan State 5/14 Michigan State 5/15 Michigan State

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W 6-3 W 3-1 L 5-6 (9) W 2-0 W 5-1 L 2-3 L 1-5 L 2-4 (8) W 5-3 W 3-2 (8) L 4-5 L 1-5 W 1-0 L 1-2 L 0-5 L 0-2 W 2-0 L 0-6 L 1-2 (8) W 3-0 W 3-2 L 1-8 L 1-3 L 4-5 L 0-8 L 0-1 (13) W 6-0 W 11-1 W 5-0 W 1-0 W 2-0 W 2-1 W 2-0 W 4-3 W 1-0 (11) L 0-3 W 3-2 W 4-1 W 5-1 W 1-0 W 2-0 W 1-0 (9) W 3-2 W 2-1 (13) L 0-2 L 1-4 L 0-6 W 6-1 L 1-7 L 2-7 L 5-6 L 3-4 (8) W 11-1 W 10-3 W 4-1

76 * Minnesota Softball

5/15 Michigan State

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$ SDSU Spring Classic (San Diego, Calif.) @ Louisiana Classic (Lafayette, La.) & Arizona Softball Classic (Tucson, Ariz.) ! Pony-Mini Tournament (Fullerton, Calif.) % Played at Fullerton, Calif. #Pony Tournament (Fullerton, Calif.) ^ Played at East Lansing, Mich.

1994 Overall Record: 19-43 2/19 Long Beach State$ 2/20 Washington$ 2/20 Cal State Fullerton$ 2/23 New Mexico@ 2/23 New Mexico@ 2/24 New Mexico State@ 2/24 New Mexico State@ 2/25 Arizona@ 2/25 Arizona@ 2/26 Furman@ 2/27 Furman@ 3/3 Southwest Texas State 3/3 Southwest Texas State 3/4 Long Beach State! 3/4 McNeese State! 3/5 Texas A&M! 3/5 Illinois State! 3/5 Centenary! 3/5 SW Louisiana! 3/6 Texas A&M! 3/21 Cal Santa Barbara 3/21 Cal Santa Barbara 3/23 Massachusetts# 3/24 Cal State Northridge# 3/25 Oregon# 3/26 Arizona# 3/27 Northwestern# 4/6 Mankato State 4/6 Mankato State 4/8 Michigan State 4/8 Michigan State 4/9 Michigan State 4/9 Michigan State 4/12 Iowa State 4/12 Iowa State 4/15 Ohio State 4/15 Ohio State 4/16 Ohio State 4/16 Ohio State 4/20 Iowa State 4/20 Iowa State 4/22 Penn State 4/22 Penn State 4/23 Penn State 4/23 Penn State 4/26 Iowa 4/26 Iowa 4/29 Indiana 4/29 Indiana 4/30 Indiana 4/30 Indiana 5/3 Iowa 5/3 Iowa 5/6 Michigan 5/6 Michigan 5/7 Michigan 5/7 Michigan 5/10 Minnesota-Duluth 5/13 Northwestern 5/13 Northwestern 5/14 Northwestern 5/14 Northwestern

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L L W L L W L L L W W W W L W L L W W L L L L L W L W W W L W W L W L L L L L L L L W L W L L L L L L L L L L L L W L L L L

0-2 0-5 3-1 0-10 3-4 5-1 0-2 0-10 0-9 1-0 () 11-0 1-0 5-2 0-4 6-0 1-2 1-5 11-2 1-0 0-1 2-5 0-1 2-4 0-8 3-2 0-5 4-1 7-0 5-4 1-2 5-4 7-0 3-4 2-1 5-7 2-5 6-10 0-13 5-13 6-8 1-10 0-1 6-1 1-2 10-3 0-8 0-8 2-7 2-8 0-1 0-8 0-3 1-4 1-3 0-1 2-4 2-3 6-3 2-5 2-5 1-4 (8) 1-4

$ SDSU Campbell/Cartier Classic (San Diego, Calif.) @ Sunwest Diamond Softball Tournament (Albuquerque, N.M.) ! Aggie Invitational (College Station, Texas) # Pony Tournament (Fullerton, Calif.)

1995 Overall Record: 27-29 2/17 Texas-Arlington^ 2/17 Southwest Texas State^ 2/18 Sam Houston State^ 2/18 Texas A&M^ 2/18 Northeast Louisiana^ 2/19 Oklahoma^ 2/19 Nebraska^ 2/23 New Mexico@ 2/23 New Mexico@ 2/24 DePaul@ 2/25 New Mexico State@ 2/25 New Mexico State@ 2/26 DePaul@ 2/26 DePaul@ 3/3 Notre Dame! 3/3 Colorado State! 3/20 Cal Poly 3/22 Oregon State# 3/24 Southwest Louisiana# 3/24 UNLV# 3/25 Oklahoma State# 3/25 Texas A&M# 4/1 Michigan State 4/1 Michigan State 4/2 Michigan State 4/2 Michigan State 4/5 Mankato State 4/5 Mankato State 4/8 Penn State 4/8 Penn State 4/9 Penn State% 4/9 Penn State% 4/12 Northwestern 4/12 Northwestern 4/15 Michigan 4/15 Michigan 4/16 Michigan 4/16 Michigan 4/19 Iowa 4/19 Iowa 4/22 Indiana 4/22 Indiana 4/23 Indiana 4/23 Indiana 4/26 Iowa State 4/26 Iowa State 4/29 Purdue 4/29 Purdue 4/30 Purdue 4/30 Purdue 5/6 Ohio State 5/6 Ohio State 5/7 Ohio State 5/7 Ohio State 5/10 Michigan* 5/11 Northwestern*

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L L W W W W L W L W L L W L L L L W L L L L L L W W W W L W W W L L L L L L W L W W L W W W W W L W W W W L L L

0-1 1-4 3-1 3-1 4-3 4-2 0-8 9-1 5-6 (8) 5-3 (10) 1-8 1-5 (9) 8-1 3-5 (9) 0-8 3-5 1-2 5-1 1-2 2-6 0-5 3-4 0-6 3-9 2-0 3-1 8-0 4-0 1-3 9-2 8-2 3-1 0-4 2-8 0-5 5-11 1-2 4-6 (10) 2-1 (15) 3-4 3-2 9-0 5-10 3-0 4-3 (10) 3-2 2-1 7-1 2-3 5-9 (9) 4-0 15-0 3-1 2-3 5-3 2-3

^ UTA/Pepsi Intercollegiate Softball Classic (Arlington, Texas) @ Sunwest Diamond Softball Tournament (Albuquerque, N.M.) ! Texas A&M Aggie Invitational Tournament (College Station, Texas) # Pony/Louisville Tournament (Fullerton, Calif.) % Played at HHH Metrodome * Big Ten Softball Tournament (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

1996 Overall Record: 44-18 2/15 Texas-Arlington 2/15 Texas-Arlington 2/16 Tulsa^ 2/16 Oregon State^ 2/17 Sam Houston State^ 2/17 Texas-San Antonio^ 2/22 North Carolina 2/22 North Carolina 2/23 LaSalle$ 2/23 St. Francis$ 2/24 Maryland$

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5-1 8-5 9-1 6-3 7-1 1-3 2-4 9-3 4-0 8-0 (5) 1-0

2/24 2/25 2/29 2/29 3/1 3/1 3/2 3/2 3/2 3/19 3/19 3/20 3/21 3/22 3/22 3/23 3/30 3/30 4/6 4/6 4/7 4/9 4/9 4/13 4/13 4/14 4/16 4/16 4/20 4/20 4/21 4/23 4/23 4/24 4/24 4/27 4/27 4/28 4/30 5/1 5/1 5/4 5/4 5/5 5/10 5/10 5/11 5/11 5/17 5/18

UNC-Greensboro$ East Carolina$ New Mexico! Southern Colorado! Colorado State! Loyola Chicago! Texas-Arlington! Kansas! New Mexico State! Eastern Kentucky@ Eastern Kentucky@ Cal State Fullerton# Ohio# Fresno State# Oregon State# Georgia State# Indiana Indiana Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Wisconsin Wisconsin Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Northwestern Northwestern Purdue Purdue Purdue Drake Drake Iowa State Iowa State Penn State Penn State Penn State Northern Iowa Iowa Iowa Michigan Michigan Michigan Iowa* Michigan* Iowa* Michigan* Nebraska% Nicholls State%

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10-2 (6) 4-1 5-6 (8) 17-1 (5) 4-1 13-1 (5) 12-4 (5) 11-10 (9) 5-2 3-0 6-0 4-3 (8) 8-2 1-2 2-3 6-5 (9) 1-0 3-2 4-0 7-2 5-3 3-0 19-0 9-8 9-2 2-3 2-0 11-0 (5) 1-4 (9) 11-1 (6) 0-2 2-3 (9) 8-0 (5) 5-3 8-3 3-2 (11) 3-2 2-1 (8) 2-4 0-6 6-0 0-3 7-6 (9) 0-7 8-6 2-3 8-6 4-6 0-5 1-2

^ Texas-Arlington Pepsi Softball Classic (Arlington, Texas) $ North Carolina State Triangle Classic (Raleigh, N.C.) ! New Mexico State Troy Cox Invitational (Las Cruces, N.M.) @ Played at Fullerton, Calif. # Cal State Fullerton Pony Tournament (Fullerton, Calif.) * Big Ten Tournament (Ann Arbor, Mich.) % NCAA South Regional (Lafayette, La.)

1997 Overall Record: 37-19 2/14 Detroit Mercy^ 2/14 Detroit Mercy^ 2/15 Baylor^ 2/15 Texas A&M^ 2/15 Stephen F. Austin^ 2/16 Louisiana Tech^ 2/16 Texas-Arlington^ 2/20 North Carolina 2/20 North Carolina 2/21 Maryland$ 2/21 East Carolina$ 2/22 Robert Morris$ 2/22 Temple$ 2/23 Ohio$ 2/23 Illinois-Chicago$ 2/23 East Carolina$ 2/27 New Mexico! 2/27 Baylor! 2/28 Wichita State!

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W 11-1 (5) W 17-0 (5) L 0-1 W 4-3 (8) L 3-6 W 2-0 W 2-0 W 5-2 W 6-0 W 1-0 (6) W 4-0 (5) W 15-1 (4) W 9-0 (5) W 4-0 W 3-1 W 8-0 (5) W 4-2 L 4-5 (8) W 6-2


records & history 2/28 3/1 3/1 3/2 3/2 3/24 3/25 3/25 3/28 3/29 3/29 4/2 4/2 4/5 4/5 4/9 4/9 4/12 4/12 4/13 4/16 4/16 4/19 4/19 4/20 4/23 4/23 4/26 4/26 4/27 4/29 4/29 5/1 5/1 5/3 5/3 5/3

New Mexico State! Furman! Ohio State! Loyola! Texas Tech! Georgia Tech Georgia State Georgia State Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Mankato State Mankato State Indiana Indiana Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Penn State Penn State Penn State Northwestern Northwestern Michigan Michigan Michigan Iowa Iowa Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Wisconsin Wisconsin Drake Drake Purdue Purdue Purdue

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L 0-2 W 8-1 L 2-4 W 8-0 (6) W 7-4 W 5-1 W 5-1 (8) L 2-4 L 1-3 L 4-11 L 2-3 W 5-0 W 3-2 W 9-1 (5) W 12-2 (5) W 2-0 W 8-0 (5) W 3-0 W 7-0 W 4-3 L 3-4 W 1-0 L 1-2 (8) L 2-10 (6) L 0-1 L 2-4 L 0-1 W 6-3 W 4-1 W 3-0 L 2-3 L 1-3 W 5-0 W 1-0 (9) L 0-2 W 2-0 L 2-3

^ Texas-Arlington Tournament (Arlington, Texas) $ Triangle Classic (Raleigh, N.C.) ! Troy Cox Invitational (Las Cruces, N.M.)

Purdue Purdue Purdue Northwestern Northwestern Michigan Michigan Michigan Iowa Iowa Penn State Penn State Drake Drake Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Indiana Indiana Indiana Iowa State Iowa State Wisconsin Wisconsin Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Michigan* Northwestern* Michigan* Fresno State% Cal State Northridge% California% Fresno State%

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W 5-1 W 8-1 W 3-2 W 11-1 W 10-4 L 3-6 L 0-9 (5) L 5-6 L 0-1 L 0-2 W 4-2 L 3-7 W 6-1 W 4-2 L 2-3 W 5-3 (8) L 1-2 W 6-1 W 8-3 W 4-0 W 3-1 W 6-0 W 0-2 W 2-1(11) W 3-1 W 7-2 L 0-1 W 6-0 L 0-4 L 1-2 W 4-0 W 3-2 L 0-6

! Liberty Metrodome Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) $ Triangle Classic (Raleigh, N.C.) # NFCA Leadoff Classic (Athens, Ga.) ^ Aggie Invitational (College Station, Texas) * Big Ten Tournament (Ann Arbor, Mich.) % NCAA Regional (Fresno, Calif.)

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W L W L W L W W W W W W W W W L W L L W L W W W W W W W W W W W L W W W

5-0 5-6 7-1 0-2 7-3 1-5 15-3 (5) 8-0 5-0 3-2 3-1 5-3 9-0 (6) 6-0 7-0 2-5 8-2 1-2 2-3 9-1 (6) 1-2 4-1 3-1 8-2 12-1 (5) 5-3 (8) 3-1 3-1 11-2(5) 6-1 6-0 14-5 6-9 (12) 5-3(11) 6-3 10-4

Overall Record: 48-20 2/12 Western Illinois! 2/12 Kansas! 2/13 Northern Illinois! 2/13 Missouri! 2/14 Missouri! 2/18 North Carolina 2/18 North Carolina 2/19 Campbell$ 2/20 Akron$ 2/20 UNC-Wilmington$ 2/20 Virginia$ 2/21 Ball State$ 2/21 Maryland$ 2/21 Illinois-Chicago$ 2/26 Wichita State# 2/26 Utah# 2/27 New Mexico State# 2/27 Oregon State# 2/27 Texas Tech# 3/5 Butler^ 3/5 Texas A&M^ 3/6 Butler^ 3/6 Texas A&M^ 3/7 Dayton^ 3/7 Dayton^ 3/22 Florida State 3/22 Florida State 3/24 Bethune-Cookman 3/24 Bethune-Cookman 3/26 South Florida 3/26 South Florida 3/31 Mankato State& 3/31 Mankato State& 4/3 Purdue 4/3 Purdue 4/4 Purdue 4/7 Drake

4/7 4/10 4/10 4/11 4/13 4/13 4/17 4/17 4/18 4/21 4/21 4/24 4/24 4/25 4/28 4/28 5/1 5/1 5/2 5/5 5/5 5/8 5/8 5/9 5/14 5/15 5/15 5/20 5/21 5/22 5/22

Drake Michigan Michigan Michigan Iowa State Iowa State Penn State Penn State Penn State Wisconsin Wisconsin Indiana Indiana Indiana Northwestern Northwestern Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Iowa Iowa Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Penn State* Michigan* Michigan* Creighton% Cal State Northridge% UCLA% Missouri%

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W 2-1 L 2-5 L 3-8 L 3-6 L 1-3 W 11-4 (6) W 1-0 W 6-3 L 1-3 W 6-0 W 4-3 W 9-1 (5) W 6-3 W 10-0 (5) W 9-2 W 7-1 W 3-0 L 2-3 L 3-4 W 6-5 L 2-4 W 1-0 (8) W 1-0 W 2-1 (12) W 2-1 W 2-1 W 3-2 W 2-0 W 2-1 L 0-5 L 0-3

! Metrodome Softball Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) $ Triangle Classic (Raleigh, N.C.) # Troy Cox Invitational (Las Cruces, N.M.) ^ Aggie II Invitational (College Station, Texas) & Played at Rice Street Dome (St. Paul, Minn.) * Big Ten Tournament (Ann Arbor, Mich.) % NCAA Regional Tournament (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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1998 Overall Record: 48-21 2/13 Western Illinois! 2/13 Kansas! 2/14 Northern Iowa! 2/14 Missouri! 2/14 Northern Iowa! 2/15 Kansas! 2/19 North Carolina 2/19 North Carolina 2/20 UNC-Greensboro$ 2/20 Temple$ 2/20 UM-Baltimore County$ 2/21 Ohio$ 2/22 Georgia$ 2/22 Eastern Kentucky$ 2/22 Illinois-Chicago$ 2/27 Oklahoma# 2/27 Auburn# 2/28 Washington# 2/28 Nebraska# 3/1 Indiana# 3/1 Nicholls State# 3/6 Illinois State^ 3/6 Texas A&M^ 3/7 Illinois State^ 3/7 Bowling Green^ 3/8 Bowling Green^ 3/8 Texas A&M^ 3/24 Dayton 3/24 Dayton 3/25 Toledo 3/25 Toledo 3/28 Ohio State 3/28 Ohio State 3/29 Ohio State 4/2 Mankato State 4/2 Mankato State

4/4 4/4 4/5 4/8 4/8 4/11 4/11 4/12 4/14 4/14 4/18 4/18 4/21 4/21 4/22 4/22 4/25 4/25 4/26 4/28 4/28 4/29 4/29 5/2 5/3 5/3 5/8 5/9 5/9 5/15 5/16 5/16 5/17

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W 8-7 L 0-7 W 8-0 (5) W 2-1 L 3-4 W 3-1 W 1-0 (6) W 7-5 W 3-2 W 12-2 (5) W 1-0 (8) W 3-2 W 6-5 (8) W 1-0 W 3-1 (9) W 8-5 W 11-7 L 1-5 L 0-5 W 8-0 (5) W 2-0 W 6-1 L 0-2 W 10-3 W 8-0 (5) L 0-5 L 2-5 W 7-0 W 10-0 (5) L 0-4 L 1-2 W 15-0 (5) W 3-0 W 4-1 L 3-6 W 2-1 (9) W 2-1 (9)

Overall Record: 31-28 2/10 Alabama! 2/10 Western Illinois! 2/11 Northern Iowa! 2/12 Missouri! 2/12 Louisville! 2/13 Louisville! 2/17 North Carolina 2/17 North Carolina 2/18 Wright State$ 2/19 Georgia Tech$ 2/19 Elon$ 2/19 East Carolina$ 2/20 UNC-Greensboro$ 2/20 Kansas$ 3/3 New Mexico^ 3/3 Texas A&M^ 3/4 Mississippi^ 3/4 Texas A&M^ 3/5 New Mexico^ 3/5 Mississippi^ 3/16 Fordham@ 3/16 Northern Illinois@ 3/17 Syracuse@ 3/17 New Mexico@ 3/18 Seton Hall@ 3/18 Florida International@ 3/19 Illinois-Chicago@ 3/19 South Florida@ 3/25 Akron 3/25 Akron 3/27 Youngstown State 3/27 Youngstown State 3/28 Cleveland State 3/28 Cleveland State 3/31 Iowa 3/31 Iowa 4/1 Northwestern 4/2 Northwestern

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L 0-2 L 0-2 W 7-3 W 10-4 W 2-1 L 0-4 L 0-3 L 0-2 (6) W 4-0 W 2-0 W 10-0 L 1-7 W 5-1 W 2-0 L 2-3 L 1-3 L 2-6 L 0-4 L 5-9 W 4-2 W 6-0 L 0-7 W 3-0 W 1-0 (9) W 4-3 W 3-2 W 2-1 W 3-0 W 2-0 W 6-1 W 11-0 (5) W 1-0 W 7-1 W 5-1 L 3-6 (8) L 2-3 L 1-4 L 0-5

4/7 4/9 4/9 4/12 4/12 4/13 4/13 4/18 4/18 4/21 4/21 4/23 4/23 4/26 4/26 4/28 2/28 4/29 4/30 5/6 5/7

Michigan State Michigan Michigan Drake Drake Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Wisconsin-Green Bay Wisconsin-Green Bay Ohio State Ohio State Penn State Penn State Concordia (St. Paul) Concordia (St. Paul) Indiana Indiana Purdue Purdue Wisconsin Wisconsin

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11-12 0-1 1-4 0-2 4-5 (9) 7-0 4-0 3-0 5-9 8-2 1-9 (6) 0-1 6-5 4-0 5-0 2-1 (9) 4-7 3-4 (6) 9-2 0-2 0-4

! Metrodome Softball Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) $ Triangle Classic (Raleigh, N.C.) ^ Aggie II Invitational (College Station, Texas) @ Clearwater Parks and Rec. Tournament (Clearwater, Fla.)

2001 Overall Record: 36-22-1 2/8 Northern Iowa! 2/8 Wisconsin-Green Bay! 2/9 Western Illinois! 2/9 Louisville! 2/10 Western Illinois! 2/10 Louisville! 2/11 Louisville! 2/15 North Carolina 2/15 North Carolina 2/16 Temple$ 2/16 Ohio$ 2/17 UNC-Wilmington$ 2/17 East Carolina$ 2/18 Virginia$ 3/2 San Jose State# 3/2 California# 3/3 Cal State Fullerton# 3/3 Long Beach State# 3/4 Oregon# 3/4 Pacific# 3/9 Nebraska@ 3/9 Creighton@ 3/10 Buffalo@ 3/10 Drake@ 3/10 Missouri-Kansas City@ 3/24 Loyola (Ill.)^ 3/24 Toledo^ 3/27 IUPUI 3/27 IUPUI 3/28 Indiana State 3/28 Indiana State 3/30 Purdue 3/30 Purdue 3/31 Indiana 4/1 Indiana 4/6 Northwestern 4/6 Northwestern 4/7 Iowa 4/8 Iowa 4/13 Michigan 4/13 Michigan 4/14 Michigan State 4/14 Michigan State 4/17 Northern Iowa 4/17 Northern Iowa 4/18 Concordia (St. Paul) 4/18 Concordia (St. Paul) 4/21 Illinois 4/22 Illinois 4/25 Drake 4/25 Drake

H H H H H H H A A N N N N N N N A N N N N A N N N N N A A A A A A A A A A A A H H H H H H H H A A H H

W W L W W W W L T W W W W L W L L L W L L L W W W W W W W W W L W L W L L L L L L L W W W W W L W W W

10-1 (6) 2-1 (8) 1-2 2-0 8-3 3-2 6-3 0-1 1-1 11-2 (6) 4-2 (8) 10-7 6-1 1-2 2-0 0-1 (9) 0-2 1-3 3-1 3-5 0-3 0-3 8-1 3-1 3-0 4-3 9-0 (6) 3-1 3-0 6-1 2-1 0-10 (5) 5-0 0-2 6-5 0-5 1-2 1-2 0-2 (8) 0-1 1-2 0-1 3-1 1-0 2-0 2-1 1-0 1-2 (15) 1-0 (9) 3-0 2-0

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Penn State Penn State Ohio State Ohio State Wisconsin-Green Bay Wisconsin-Green Bay Wisconsin Wisconsin

H H H H A A H H

W L L W W W L W

1-0 1-2 0-2 3-1 4-0 10-7 1-3 2-1

! Metrodome Softball Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) $ Triangle Classic (Raleigh, N.C.) # Worth Invitational (Fullerton, Calif.) @ Creighton Softball Spring Classic (Shawnee, Kan.) ^ Boilermaker Invitational (West Lafayette, Ind.)

2002 Overall Record: 38-21 2/7 Missouri-Kansas City! 2/7 Western Illinois! 2/8 Wisconsin-Green Bay! 2/8 Northern Iowa! 2/9 Northern Illinois! 2/10 Northern Illinois! 2/10 Missouri-Kansas City! 2/15 Boston$ 2/15 UNC-Charlotte$ 2/16 Virginia$ 2/17 Tennessee$ 2/17 North Carolina$ 3/1 Oklahoma State# 3/1 Pacific# 3/2 Oregon State# 3/2 Cal State Fullerton# 3/3 California# 3/3 San Jose State# 3/8 Nebraska@ 3/8 Florida A&M@ 3/9 Pittsburgh@ 3/9 Massachusetts@ 3/10 Michigan@ 3/10 Nebraska@ 3/19 Florida Atlantic 3/19 Florida Atlantic 3/20 Florida International 3/20 Florida International 3/22 Florida Atlantic^ 3/22 Florida International^ 3/23 Iowa^ 3/23 Florida Atlantic^ 3/23 Florida International^ 3/29 Illinois 3/30 Illinois 4/5 Penn State 4/5 Penn State 4/7 Ohio State 4/7 Ohio State 4/12 Michigan 4/13 Michigan 4/14 Michigan State 4/14 Michigan State 4/16 Northern Iowa 4/16 Northern Iowa 4/17 Drake 4/17 Drake 4/19 Indiana 4/19 Indiana 4/24 Concordia (St. Paul) 4/24 Concordia (St. Paul) 4/26 Northwestern 5/2 Wisconsin-Green Bay 5/2 Wisconsin-Green Bay 5/5 Wisconsin 5/6 Wisconsin 5/16 Princeton% 5/17 DePaul% 5/18 DePaul%

H H H H H H H N N N N N N N N A N N N N N N N N A A A A A N N A N H H A A A A A A A A A A A A H H H H H A A A A H H H

W 1-0 W 2-0 W 5-3 L 2-4 W 10-1 W 7-1 W 2-0 W 2-0 W 3-1 W 4-1 W 2-1 W 7-0 W 4-3 W 2-1 W 2-1 L 0-1 (8) L 1-2 (8) W 4-3 L 0-4 W 4-1 W 1-0 W 8-2 W 7-0 L 0-4 L 0-4 L 0-1 W 4-0 L 1-3 W 2-1 W 1-0 (8) L 0-1 (8) L 1-4 W 2-1 W 2-0 L 0-2 W 5-4 W 3-2 L 0-5 L 3-5 L 1-11 (5) L 3-5 W 2-0 W 3-0 L 3-6 W 7-0 W 6-0 W 7-2 W 8-0 W 4-0 W 7-2 W 6-0 L 1-4 (10) W 2-1 W 4-0 L 0-1 L 1-2 W 2-1 L 0-2 (12) L 3-5

! Metrodome Softball Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) $ Triangle Classic (Raleigh, N.C.) # Worth Invitational (Fullerton, Calif.) @ Florida State Tournament (Tallahassee, Fla.)

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^ Florida Atlantic Tournament (Boca Raton, Fla.) % NCAA Regional Tournament (Jane Sage Cowles Stadium)

2003 Overall Record: 37-21-1 2/6 Wisconsin-Green Bay! 2/7 Bradley! 2/7 Northern Illinois! 2/8 Tulsa! 2/8 Western Illinois! 2/9 Drake! 2/15 Florida International$ 2/15 Arizona$ 2/15 Arkansas$ 2/16 Washington$ 2/28 Portland State# 2/28 Pacific# 3/1 Cal State Fullerton# 3/1 Oregon State# 3/2 California# 3/7 California^ 3/7 Sacramento State^ 3/8 Oregon^ 3/8 Missouri-Kansas City^ 3/9 Oregon State^ 3/14 New Mexico& 3/15 Western Illinois& 3/16 Connecticut& 3/16 Iowa State& 3/19 Texas-San Antonio 3/19 Texas-San Antonio 3/20 Southwest Texas State 3/29 Iowa 3/29 Iowa 3/31 Drake 3/31 Drake 4/4 Indiana 4/5 Indiana 4/6 Purdue 4/6 Purdue 4/8 Wisconsin-Green Bay 4/8 Wisconsin-Green Bay 4/9 Concordia (St. Paul) 4/9 Concordia (St. Paul) 4/11 Michigan State 4/12 Michigan State 4/13 Michigan 4/13 Michigan 4/15 Northern Iowa 4/18 Illinois 4/18 Illinois 4/20 Northwestern 4/20 Northwestern 4/25 Ohio State 4/25 Ohio State 4/27 Penn State 4/27 Penn State 5/3 Wisconsin 5/4 Wisconsin 5/8 Illinois* 5/9 Michigan* 5/15 Cal State Northridge% 5/16 Arizona% 5/16 Boston College%

H H H H H H N A N N N N A N N N N N N N N N N N A A A A A A A A A A A H H H H H H H H H A A A A H H H H H H N N N N N

W W W W W W W L W T W L W L L L W L W L W W W W W W L L L W W W W W W W W L W W W L L W L L W W W W W L W L L L W L L

10-0 4-1 8-0 7-0 3-0 1-0 2-1 (8) 0-6 7-4 5-5 (9) 11-1 (6) 0-4 1-0 2-6 0-7 2-3 5-1 2-3 (8) 3-0 1-3 5-0 9-1 (5) 3-1 1-0 (9) 4-0 9-0 (5) 0-1 (8) 0-1 1-7 11-0 (5) 4-2 3-1 2-1 1-0 8-2 9-0 (5) 3-0 3-4 2-1 (9) 2-1 9-0 (6) 1-2 1-4 1-0 2-3 1-12 (5) 1-0 3-1 2-1 (13) 5-1 1-0 (9) 2-6 1-0 2-3 (12) 0-1 2-3 (8) 3-0 0-4 2-4

! Metrodome Softball Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) $ Pepsi Arizona Classic (Tucson, Ariz.) # Worth Invitational (Fullerton, Calif.) ^ National Invitational Tournament (San Jose, Calif.) & Bash By The Bay (Corpus Christi, Texas) * 2003 Big Ten Tournament (Iowa City, Iowa) %2003 NCAA Regional Tournament (Tucson, Ariz.)

2004 Overall Record: 33-23 2/7 Louisville$ 2/7 Illinois State$ 2/7 Florida A&M$ 2/8 Florida State$ 2/12 Drake!

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W 4-3 L 1-2 (10) L 0-5 L 0-3 L 1-2

2/12 2/13 2/13 2/14 2/14 2/15 2/27 2/28 2/28 2/29 2/29 3/12 3/12 3/13 3/13 3/14 3/16 3/16 3/19 3/19 3/20 3/20 3/21 3/21 4/2 4/3 4/4 4/4 4/9 4/10 4/11 4/11 4/14 4/14 4/16 4/17 4/18 4/18 4/21 4/21 4/23 4/24 4/27 4/27 4/30 5/1 5/2 5/2 5/8 5/9 5/15

Northern Illinois! Western Illinois! Wisconsin-Green Bay! Western Illinois! Drake! Wisconsin-Green Bay! Texas A&M-CC& Prairie View A&M& Texas A&M-CC& Prairie View A&M& Texas A&M-CC& Sacramento State^ Arizona State^ California^ Syracuse^ Purdue^ UC-Davis UC-Davis Charleston# Mercer# Florida A&M# Iowa State# Charleston# Nicholls State# Ohio State Ohio State Penn State Penn State Michigan State Michigan State Northwestern Northwestern Concordia (St. Paul) Concordia (St. Paul) Purdue Purdue Indiana Indiana Drake Drake Michigan Michigan Wisconsin-Green Bay Wisconsin-Green Bay Iowa Iowa Illinois Illinois Wisconsin Wisconsin Northwestern*

H H H H H H A N A N A N N N N N A A N N N N N N A A A A A A A A H H H H H H H H A A H H H H H H A A N

L 1-2 (8) W 2-1 W 4-0 W 4-3 (8) L 0-1 W 6-1 W 2-1 W 4-2 (9) L 1-2 W 5-4 W 1-0 (8) W 4-3 (11) L 0-2 L 2-6 W 3-1 L 0-5 W 1-0 W 19-7 (5) W 3-1 W 8-1 W 9-0 (5) W 1-0 W 9-1(6) W 4-3 (10) W 1-0 (10) L 6-9 W 3-0 W 5-2 W 2-1 L 2-5 W 2-1 L 0-4 L 0-1 W 8-5 W 2-0 L 1-2 (10) W 6-4 L 0-1 W 2-0 L 3-4 L 0-2 L 1-6 W 3-1 W 5-1 W 2-0 L 2-6 L 0-8 (5) W 3-1 L 0-2 W 1-0 L 2-5 (11)

$ Florida State Classic (Tallahassee, Fla.) ! Metrodome Softball Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) & Islander Invitational (Corpus Christi, Texas) ^ National Invitational Tournament (San Jose, Calif.) # Georgia Tech Buzz Classic (Athens, Ga.) * 2004 Big Ten Tournament (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

2005 Overall Record: 25-27 2/9 Concordia-St. Paul 2/10 Wisconsin-Green Bay! 2/10 Western Illinois! 2/11 Tulsa! 2/12 Northern Iowa! 2/13 Drake! 2/18 North Carolina& 2/18 Texas State& 2/19 Baylor& 2/19 Houston& 2/20 Kentucky& 2/25 Missouri$ 2/26 Iowa$ 2/26 Ball State$ 2/27 Louisville$ 3/4 Nevada% 3/5 Pacific% 3/5 Oregon State%

H H H H H H N N N A N N N N A N N N

W 2-0 W 4-0 W 2-0 L 0-1 W 3-1 L 1-3 W 3-2 W 1-0 L 0-7 W 4-1 L 4-6 (10) W 6-5 L 0-3 W 9-0 (5) L 2-3 L 2-5 L 0-12 (6) L 0-5

3/6 3/11 3/11 3/12 3/13 3/13 3/15 3/15 3/18 3/18 4/1 4/2 4/3 4/3 4/6 4/6 4/8 4/9 4/10 4/10 4/14 4/14 4/17 4/17 4/22 4/23 4/24 4/24 4/29 4/30 5/1 5/1 5/7 5/8

Boston College% Pacific^ Bowling Green^ New Mexico State^ UNLV^ Miami (Ohio)^ Long Island UNLV Rhode Island+ Kansas+ Penn State Penn State Ohio State Ohio State Wisconsin-Green Bay Wisconsin-Green Bay Northwestern Northwestern Michigan Michigan North Dakota State North Dakota State Michigan State Michigan State Indiana Indiana Purdue Purdue Illinois Illinois Iowa Iowa Wisconsin Wisconsin

N N N N A N N A N N H H H H H H H H H H H H H H A A A A A A A A H H

W 3-2 W 4-0 L 0-2 W 8-0 W 5-2 L 3-7 L 5-8 L 0-3 W 8-0 (6) W 2-1 W 9-4 L 1-3 L 1-13 (5) L 1-5 W 3-0 W 6-2 L 4-7 L 2-5 L 0-4 L 0-11 (5) W 3-2 W 2-1 W 8-0 (6) W 9-2 W 3-2 W 5-4 W 8-4 L 0-9 (5) L 6-7 L 5-6 L 0-2 L 3-6 L 4-7 L 3-8

! Metrodome Softball Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) & Crowne Plaza Classic (Houston, Texas) $ Courtyard Marriot Red & Black Classic (Louisville, Ky.) % Worth Invite (Fullerton, Calif.) ^ Eller Media Stadium Classic (Las Vegas, Nev.) + Capital Classic (Sacramento, Calif.)

2006 Overall Record: 17-33 2/10 Evansville# 2/10 #17 Auburn# 2/11 Centenary# 2/12 North Carolina State# 2/17 Coastal Carolina! 2/17 Toledo! 2/19 Akron! 2/19 Toledo! 2/24 Pittsburgh^ 2/24 Coastal Carolina^ 2/25 Virginia Tech^ 2/26 Pittsburgh^ 3/3 Syracuse% 3/3 Winthrop% 3/4 Eastern Michigan% 3/4 Dartmouth% 3/5 Radford% 3/10 Portland State@ 3/10 Kansas@ 3/11 Portland State@ 3/11 Eastern Michigan@ 3/17 Princeton+ 3/18 Utah State+ 3/18 Syracuse+ 3/19 Columbia+ 3/31 Michigan State 4/1 Michigan State 4/2 #13 Michigan 4/2 #13 Michigan 4/7 Iowa 4/8 Iowa 4/9 Wisconsin 4/9 Wisconsin 4/14 Penn State 4/15 Penn State

N A N N N N N N N A N N N N N N N N A N N N N N N A A A A A A A A A A

L 1-8 L 0-7 L 2-4 L 1-4 L 1-7 W 10-2 (6) W 1-0 L 1-5 W 3-1 W 3-2 L 1-6 L 0-4 W 2-1 W 9-8 W 3-1 W 9-0 (5) L 2-3 L 0-1 L 3-6 W 3-2 W 3-2 (9) L 2-3 W 1-0 L 2-4 L 4-5 L 1-3 L 6-7 L 0-8 (6) L 0-8 (5) L 0-2 L 0-3 L 2-3 (8) W 4-2 L 0-3 L 0-3


records & history 4/16 4/16 4/21 4/22 4/23 4/23 4/26 4/26 4/30 4/30 5/3 5/3 5/6 5/7 5/7

Ohio State Ohio State Illinois Illinois #16 Northwestern #16 Northwestern Wisconsin-Green Bay Wisconsin-Green Bay Purdue Purdue North Dakota State North Dakota State South Dakota State South Dakota State South Dakota State

A A H H H H H H H H H H H H H

L 5-9 L 0-9 (5) L 1-7 L 0-4 L 3-4 (18) L 2-4 W 4-0 W 5-0 L 4-5 L 3-4 L 0-1 W 9-7 W 4-0 W 9-4 L 1-6

# Tiger Invitational (Auburn, Ala.) ! Triangle Classic (Chapel Hill, N.C.) ^ Coastal Carolina Tourney (Conway, S.C.) % Buzz Classic (Atlanta, Ga.) @ Jayhawk Classic (Lawrence, Kan.) + Capital Classic (Sacramento, Calif.)

2007 Overall Record: 24-22 2/9 UNC Greensboro# N 2/9 Jacksonville# A 2/10 UNC Greensboro# N 2/10 Jacksonville# A 2/11 Southern Illinois# N 2/16 Northwestern State (La.)!N 2/17 Birmingham Southern! N 2/17 #14 Oklahoma! A 2/18 Birmingham Southern! N 2/18 Northwestern State (La.)! N 3/2 San Diego State^ N 3/2 Cal State Fullerton^ A 3/3 Oklahoma State^ N 3/3 #13 Oregon State^ N 3/4 #8 Stanford^ N 3/9 Nebraska% N 3/9 Wichita State % A 3/10 Nebraska % N 3/10 Wichita State A 3/11 Western Illinois% N 3/15 Brigham Young A 3/16 Idaho State @ N 3/16 Pittsburgh@ N 3/17 Colorado State@ N 3/18 Georgia Southern@ N 3/30 Ohio State A 3/31 Ohio State A 4/1 Penn State (2) A 4/7 Iowa (2) H H 4/8 Illinois (2) 4/13 Purdue H 4/14 Purdue H 4/15 Indiana H 4/15 Indiana H 4/17 Wisconsin-Green Bay A 4/17 Wisconsin-Green Bay A 4/19 North Dakota State H 4/19 Norht Dakota State H 4/22 #10 Northwestern H 4/22 #10 Northwestern H 4/24 South Dakota State H 4/24 South Dakota State H 4/27 #9 Michigan A 4/28 #9 Michigan A 4/29 Michigan State A 4/29 Michigan State A 5/2 Wisconsin-Green Bay H 5/2 Wisconsin-Green Bay H 5/5 Wisconsin H 5/6 Wisconsin H

W 1-0 W 11-1 (6) W 6-3 W 1-0 L 4-6 L 1-11 (5) W 3-2 L 5-6 W 7-6 (8) W 4-2 (6) L 0-1 L 0-4 W 1-0 L 0-7 L 3-6 L 2-3 L 3-6 L 2-4 W 1-0 W 6-5 W 5-2 W 5-1 W 9-1 (6) L 0-1 L 1-3 (11) L 2-4 L 4-8 canceled canceled canceled L 3-4 (9) L 4-11 W 5-4 (8) W 3-1 W 2-0 W 5-0 W 5-2 W 5-1 L 1-7 (5) canceled L 0-4 W 2-0 W 2-0 L 2-4 L 3-4 L 2-5 W 5-2 W 9-1 (6) L 4-6 W 5-4

# JU Tournament (Jacksonville, Fla.) ! Oklahoma Tournament (Norman, Okla.) ^ Worth Invitational (Fullerton, Calif.)

% Shocker Invitational (Wichita, Kan.) @ Capital Classic (Sacramento, Calif.)

2008 Overall Record: 29-16 2/7 Jacksonville# 2/8 Coastal Carolina# 2/8 Jacksonville# 2/9 Southern Illinois# 2/9 UNC-Greensboro# 2/10 Southern Illinois# 2/14 Western Illinois! 2/14 Tennessee Tech! 2/15 Northern Iowa! 2/16 Drake! 2/17 Arkansas! 2/23 Oakland University^ 2/23 Jacksonville^ 2/23 Georgia Southern^ 2/24 Oakland University^ 2/24 Georgia Southern^ 2/29 Dartmouth% 3/1 Northern Iowa% 3/1 Ball State% 3/2 UT-Martin% 3/2 Indiana State% 3/14 #9 Michigan& 3/16 Miami (Ohio)& 3/17 Louisville& 3/17 Louisville& 3/28 Michigan State 3/29 Michigan State 3/30 #16 Northwestern 3/30 #16 Northwestern 4/4 Indiana 4/4 Indiana 4/13 #6 Michigan 4/13 #6 Michigan 4/18 Illinois 4/19 Illinois 4/20 #25 Iowa 4/20 #25 Iowa 4/27 Ohio State 4/27 Ohio State 4/30 Wisconsin-Green Bay 4/30 Wisconsin-Green Bay 5/3 Wisconsin 5/4 Wisconsin 5/9 Purdue* 5/9 #12 Northwestern*

A N A N N N H H H H H N N A N A N N N A N N N A A A A A A H H H H A A A A H H H H A A N A

L 4-6 W 4-3 (8) W 5-2 L 4-11 W 8-1 L 1-3 W 8-2 W 7-0 L 4-6 W 7-6 L 1-2 W 9-2 W 1-0 W 8-0 W 3-0 W 4-1 W 7-0 W 1-0 W 3-0 W 6-0 W 1-0 L 1-5 W 3-2 L 4-5 (8) L 3-9 W 2-0 W 6-5 L 2-5 L 8-17 (6) W 7-3 W 5-2 L 0-5 L 0-3 W 2-0 L 2-10 L 0-2 W 1-0 (13) W 2-1 L 4-5 W 4-0 W 8-0 W 4-0 (11) W 14-4 (5) W 5-4 L 0-12

03/13 03/14 03/14 03/15 03/15 03/17 03/17 03/19 03/19 03/21 03/22 03/28 03/29 04/04 04/04 04/08 04/08 04/11 04/12 04/18 04/18 04/22 04/22 04/25 04/25 05/02 05/03 05/09 05/09

Eastern Michigan+ Louisville+ Loyola+ Loyola+ UIC+ IUPUI IUPUI Butler Butler Indiana* Indiana* Purdue* Purdue* Ohio State* Ohio State* Northwestern* Northwestern* Michigan* Michigan* Penn State* Penn State* Wisconsin* Wisconsin* Michigan State* Michigan State* Illinois* Illinois* Iowa* Iowa*

N A N N N A A A A A A A A H H H H A A H H A A H H H H A A

L 2-5 (8) L 2-3 (8) L 2-6 W 5-0 L 0-11 W 11-1 (5) W 11-1 (5) L 4-5 W 13-1 W 6-0 W 2-0 W 6-4 L 1-2 L 0-1 L 0-1 L 1-6 W 8-3 L 1-4 (8) L 0-7 L 0-1 W 1-0 (8) W 4-0 L 1-2 L 0-1 (8) L 0-3 L 4-5 L 1-2 (8) L 0-2 L 0-3

# Louisville Slugger Tournament (Tampa, Fla.) $ Metrodome Tournament (Minneapolis) % Islander Invitational (Corpus Christi, Tex.) & DeMarini Invitational (Fullerton, Calif.) ! Hillenbrand Invitational (Tucson, Ariz.) + Courtyard By Marriott Cardinal Tournament (Louisville, Ky.)

# Jacksonville Tournament (Jacksonville, Fla.) ! Metrodome Tournament (Minneapolis, Minn.) ^ Georgia Southern Tourney (Statesboro, Ga.) % UT-Martin Tournament (Martin, Tenn.) & Louisville Tournament (Louisville, Ken.) * Big Ten Tournament (Evanston, Ill.)

2009 Overall Record: 23-32 02/12 Western Illinois$ 02/13 Northern Iowa$ 02/14 Wisconsin-Green Bay$ 02/14 Arkansas$ 02/15 Drake$ 02/20 Tex. A&M Corpus Christi% 02/20 Dayton% 02/21 Loyola-Chicago% 02/21 Pittsburgh% 02/22 Pittsburgh% 02/27 Stanford& 02/27 Nevada& 02/28 UC Riverside& 02/28 Cal State-Fullerton& 03/01 Oregon State& 03/06 Arizona! 03/06 Arizona! 03/07 St. Joseph's! 03/07 St. Joesph's! 03/08 Creighton!

H H H H H A N N N N N N N A N A A N N N

L W L L L W W W W L L L W W L L L W W W

3-11 4-0 2-5 2-3 1-2 (8) 5-1 10-1 1-0 4-1 1-7 0-7 0-5 3-0 3-0 1-4 4-10 3-20 8-0 (5) 5-0 1-0 (8)

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records & history

GOING PRO

Minnesota Players in the Women’s Professional Softball League

The Golden Gopher softball program has produced five players who have gone on to participate in the Women’s Professional Softball League (WPSL): Wendy Logue (Georgia Pride - 1998), Amber Hegland (Georgia Pride - 1998), Steph Klaviter (Georgia Pride - 1999, Florida Wahoos - 2000), Shannon Beeler (Georgia Pride - 2000) and Piper Marten (Texas Thunder - 2005). In 1998, Logue and Hegland became the first players from the University of Minnesota to play professional softball, both playing partial seasons for the Georgia Pride after completing their eligibility with the Gophers. Klaviter has made the biggest impact, winning the 2000 WPSL Pitcher of the Year award in leading the Wahoos to the league’s best regular-season record. In the 2000 WPSL Championship Series,

Shannon Beeler

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Klaviter was named the MVP after winning both games in leading Florida to a 2-0 series sweep. Klaviter also led the league in earned run average while she was with the Georgia Pride in 1999. Most recently, current assistant coach Piper Marten compiled a 3-0 record with a 0.64 ERA for the Texas Thunder during the 2005 season. A total of five Gophers have been drafted in the history of the WPSL. Jennifer Johnson, Rachel Nelson and Ann Bartholmey were drafted prior to the league’s first season in 1997. Beeler and Midthun were drafted in December 1998 at the league’s draft in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Amber Hegland

Piper Marten

Steph Klaviter

Wendy Logue


2010 Minnesota Softball Media Guide  

The official media guide of the 2010 University of Minnesota softball team

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