2013 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in all 55 games, starting 54 primarily played outfield, but also spent time at second base and shortstop batted .270, third on the team led the team and ranked third in the Big Ten in stolen bases, converting on 23 of her 27 attempts swiped multiple bases in three games batted 2-for-4, scored a run and stole two bases at UNLV (Feb. 10) batted 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run at Florida A&M (March 20) went 2-for-4 with two runs, an RBI and a double at Northwestern (March 30) hit a two-run triple vs. Wisconsin (April 7, game 2) went 2-for-2 with two doubles, two RBI and a run and was hit by pitch once vs. Indiana (May 4, game 1) went 1-for-2 with a run, an RBI and two SB the next day to go 4-for-6 on the series went 3-for-3 in the Gophers' NCAA opening game vs. Hawaii (May 17) Academic All-Big Ten.
2012 FRESHMAN SEASON: Started all 53 games in left field hit .229 from the plate and posted a .351 on-base percentage served as a dual-threat batter by belting seven home runs and recording eight bunt singles notched first career hit in the season opener against Kent State (Feb. 11) went a perfect 3-for-3 with two doubles again Weber State (Feb. 12) stole her first career base against Central Michigan (Feb. 17) recorded a sacrifice bunt in three consecutive games from Feb. 18 to Feb. 24 began a season-long, eight-game hitting streak against North Carolina (Feb. 25) had hitting streak snapped against Western Kentucky (Mar. 9) tallied first career home run against Boston College (Mar. 11) notched two home runs in the series finale against Illinois (Mar. 24) went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI in the series opener against Nebraska (Mar. 31) hit a solo homer against Wisconsin (Apr. 7) on a 2-for-3 day with three runs went 2-for-3 with a double in the first game of a midweek doubleheader against Green Bay (Apr. 11) blasted a grand slam in the series opener at Northwestern (Apr. 14) score the lone run in the series opener against Michigan (Apr. 21) with a solo home run notched a two-run homer in the series finale against Purdue (May 6) capped off the season with a two-run homer against Iowa (Mar 12). HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Totino-Grace High School earned all-conference honors in 2009, 2010 and 2011 named all-section in 2009 and 2011 voted most valuable player for her high school team in 2009, 2010 and 2011 Pioneer Press all-state in 2009 and 2011 four-year softball letterwinner and three-time letterwinner in cross country pitched three perfect games during junior campaign coached by Paul Harrington and Don Kealy spent time playing for the Mounds View Diamond Devils.
GET TO KNOW ERICA MEYER: Why the University of Minnesota? The coaches and the fact that it is close to home.
What is it like to play for Minnesota? It is super exciting because throughout my whole softball career, I have always wanted to play on a Division 1 team in college and now I finally have that chance.
Favorite aspect of softball? The dirt-I love getting dirty. I also love all the friendships I have built.
Pregame rituals/superstitions? I try not to, but I always knock on wood. I actually have a small log in my bag right now, just in case.
First softball memory? Winning the 10U state tournament my first year of travel ball.
Game/reality show you would like to be on? Deal or No Deal so I have the chance to win a lot of money.
Favorite place to eat in Dinkytown? Annie's Parlor.
Favorite TV show as a kid? I didn't really have one.. maybe Spongebob.
Guilty pleasure song? "Teardrops on my Guitar" by Taylor Swift.
Bucket List Travel to Australia Swim with sharks Own a big ranch somewhere in Oklahoma with a bunch of horses