Nikki Anderson
Nikki  Anderson


Brainerd, Minn.

High School:
Brainerd HS





Gophers Win Twice on Senior Day

Minnesota defeated Purdue by scores of 3-2 and 4-2 to cap its regular season.


Gophers Sweep Border Battle Double Dip

Minnesota won by scores of 7-2 and 12-1 to improve to 43-8 on the season


Gophers Post Two 8-0 Wins Over Iowa

Minnesota swept a doubleheader against the Hawkeyes with a pair of 8-0, run-rule wins


Anderson Shines in Gophers' 7-1 Win

The junior allowed just three hits in 6.1 shutout innings against Michigan State to improve to 7-2


Minnesota Upends Michigan State, 8-4

The Gophers won their 15th road game of the season after scoring five runs in the seventh inning


02.27.16 Softball vs. St. Francis + Houston

02.27.16 Softball vs. St. Francis + Houston

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Went 8-4 on the season in 25 appearances for a 3.43 ERA • struck out 53 batters while only walking 12 all season • made 14 relief appearances on the season • threw a 2.51 ERA going 5-2 in B1G play • saw action against Long Beach State • took her first lost on the mound against No. 13/15 Florida State •  struck out four batters and only allowed four hits against Mount St. Mary's • struck out five batters in four innings against St. Francis • entered the game against Houston in the seventh inning, striking out three batters • started in the circle against Western Carolina, going six innings, and took home a win in the circle • pitched the final 3.2 innings against Robert Morris, with two strikeouts • in the win over No. 13 Oklahoma, Anderson only allowed one earned run and three hits in 1.2 innings of work while recording a strikeout • pitched the last three innings against Tulsa • pitched five innings, striking out four, and took home a win in the circle against Purdue • pitched 2.2 innings total on the weekend against Northwestern • earned a win on the mound in the second game against Illinois, pitching three innings • earned a win on the mound in the second game of the Rutgers series, pitching six innings and striking out five while throwing her second career shutout • pitched 2.2 innings, striking out two, in second game of the Nebraska series • pitched two games against Maryland, earning a win on the mound in the second game of the weekend. 

Finished the season with a 10-2 record and a 3.36 ERA, recording a career-high 64 strikeouts in 83.1 innings over 25 appearances • nailed down saves against Stanford (March 7) and Nebraska (March 27) • finished 14th in the nation and second in the Big Ten in walks allowed per seven innings with 1.09 • registered the Big Ten's lowest conference ERA at 1.31 and went 6-1 in league contests • held Big Ten opponents to a .212 batting average, the third-best mark in the conference • tossed four complete games • threw her first-career shutout Feb. 15 in an 8-0 win over UMass Lowell • racked up a career-high nine strikeouts in the Gophers' regular-season finale against Purdue (May 2), helping secure Minnesota's winningest conference season • went 2-1 with a 2.21 ERA at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium and was 4-0 with a 2.65 in road games.

Made 22 appearances, 20 of which came in relief • had a 3-1 record and recorded two saves • racked up 51 strikeouts in 42 innings of work • defeated Detroit (Feb. 28) and Murray State (March 7) in her only two starts of the season • struck out a season-best seven batters in her lone loss of the year against Florida International (March 2) • picked up a save against Drake (March 9) and added another save in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal round against Purdue (May 9) • earned her third win of the season against No. 21/22 Auburn in the Minneapolis NCAA Regional, striking out four over 3.2 scoreless innings to help send the Gophers to their first-ever super regional • came in to finish 19 games, the most in a season in school history and the second-most in the Big Ten • was second in the conference with 20 relief appearances.

Made 19 appearances during freshman campaign • pitched 53.2 innings and held an ERA of 4.83 • had one save • gave up 71 hits and 49 runs for the season • made first career appearance against Texas Tech (Feb. 9) • recorded first start against Louisville (Feb. 12) • hurled six innings at Stanford (March 9) • pitched a five-inning complete-game shutout against Illinois (April 13), allowing only three hits and finishing with four strike outs • allowed only three hits and had three strikeouts in 4.2 innings pitched against Iowa (March 23) • Finished with two just two hits and one earned run in final 3.2 innings against Northwestern (March 30).

A 2012 graduate of Brainerd High School, where the left-hander was named Minnesota's Ms. Softball and Minnesota's Gatorade Softball Player of the Year in 2012 • posted a 20-3 record with a 0.80 ERA and struck out 227 batters in 2012 • led the Warriors to Class 3A Sectional semifinals as a senior • two-time all-state and four-time all-conference and all-section honoree • also saw her first varsity action at the plate as a senior and batted .389 with five doubles and 14 RBI • guided the Warriors to back-to-back state tournament berths her sophomore and junior seasons • a dual-sport athlete, Anderson also played on the Brainerd volleyball team for three years.

The daughter of Nancy and Art Anderson • her grandfather, Robert Anderson, was a member of the Golden Gopher baseball team that won the NCAA national championship in 1956 • her aunt, Lezlie Vermillion (Anderson), is a member of the Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame.

2013 4.83 4 4 19 6 0 0/2 1 53.2 71 49 37 21 43 .311
2014 1.50 3 1 22 2 0 0/4 2 42.0 33 14 9 13 51 .208
2015 3.36 10 2 25 8 4 1/1 2 83.1 101 54 40 13 64 .286
2016 3.43 8 4 25 11 3 1/2 1 81.2 100 54 40 12 53 .297
TOTAL 3.38 25 11 91 27 7 2/9 6 260.2 305 171 126 59 211 .283


Softball Signs Four to Class of 2022

Softball Signs Four to Class of 2022

11/13/2017 - Softball

Minnesota added four to its 2018-19 roster. Jamie Trachsel and her staff welcome Natalie DenHartog, Emma Burns, Emily Hansen and Ali Lindner.

Gophers Wrap Up Fall Campaign

Gophers Wrap Up Fall Campaign

10/24/2017 - Softball

Minnesota softball warped up their fall season this past week and are anxiously waiting for their opener in February 2018.

Lindaman Accepts Bid to Team USA Selection Camp

Lindaman Accepts Bid to Team USA Selection Camp

10/11/2017 - Softball

Kendyl Lindaman found her name amongst the 56 athletes to accept an invitation to participate in the 2018 USA Softball Women's National Team Selection Camp

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