Minnesota softball saw 11 of its current and former student-athletes receive 2016-17 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Tuesday.
Gopher softball senior Erika Rozell enjoyed a summer volunteering at the MLB All-Star Game and learning management skills with Enterprise.
The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
2017 Game-By-Game Stats
2016 Game-by-Game Stats
2015 Game-by-Game Stats
2017 • JUNIOR SEASON
Appeared in 27 games at catcher, as a pinch hitter or as a pinch runner • had a perfect fielding percentage with 25 putouts • hit .154 and scored four runs • saw action as a pinch against Texas • appeared in game against Maryland as a pinch hitter • served as a pinch hitter in win over Notre Dame • saw action in the two games against North Carolina State as a pinch hitter and catcher tallying two putouts • made an appearance as catcher in game against UC Davis where she had one putout • entered into the Idaho State game as catcher and had two putouts • saw action as catcher in one game against Seattle and scored one run, notched one hit and had one putout • entered the game as catcher against Pacific and established one putout • had two putouts in one game against Nebraska • added one run, one hit one RBI and four putouts in one game against South Dakota • scored a key late game run against Northwestern in the Big Ten quarterfinals.
2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Saw action in 26 games primarily as a pinch runner and hitter • recorded an RBI against Utah Valley • saw action against Virginia Tech • contributed one run in the win over Mount. St. Mary's • smashed a grand slam against Jacksonville as the Gophers went on to score 20 runs, tying a school record for most runs in a game • earned two runs in win over No. 13 Oklahoma helping a comeback win effort by getting on base in the seventh inning • established a run as pinch runner against Nebraska • served as pinch runner for two games against Maryland, adding two runs.
2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Played in 27 games and started nine games at the catcher, outfield and designated player positions • hit .268 with a .348 on-base percentage and a .488 slugging percentage and scored 13 runs • made her collegiate debut Feb. 6 against Bakersfield and collected her first hit the following day against UC Davis • hit her first home run and had her first multi-hit game as a Gopher against UMass Lowell (Feb. 15) • reached base in nine of 18 leadoff opportunities • posted two three-game hit streaks, including one in NCAA regional play in games against New Mexico State and Arizona (May 15-16) • stole three bases on four attempts • had a 1.000 fielding percentage and added an outfield assist against Fordham (March 1).
Five-year softball letterwinner at Lakeville North High School • Play Ball! Minnesota Ms. Softball Award winner in 2014 • three-time All-South Suburban Conference selection and two-time all-conference honorable mention honoree • was first team all-state in 2013 and 2014 • Star Tribune First Team All-Metro and Pioneer Press First Team All-Metro three times each • listed on the Star Tribune Players to Watch List twice • was a team captain as a senior • Gatorade Player of the Year nominee in 2013 and 2014 • MFCA/MSF All-Star selectee and subsequent Team Minnesota selectee in 2014 • 2014 Pioneer Press Softball Player of the Year • also lettered in basketball three times and earned all-conference honors twice, captaining her team in 2014 • basketball team reached the state tournament twice • set season three-point baskets made record with 53 in 2013 and finished with 454 career points.
Was on the academic honor roll all four years at Lakeville North High School • PSEO student in 2013 and 2014 • most memorable sports thrill was winning the section championship for basketball in 2014 and reaching the state tournament • sister, Sarah, plays softball at Gustavus Adolphus • daughter of Matt and Jane Rozell.
Lindaman Accepts Bid to Team USA Selection Camp
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
Eleven Earn All-America Scholar-Athlete Honors
Minnesota softball saw 11 of its current and former student-athletes receive 2016-17 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes.
Gophers Rank in Top 40 for Academics
The NFCA released its list of top academic teams for the 2017 season including the Gophers with a cumulative GPA of 3.460.