Nine Golden Gophers maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2014-15 academic year.
Fourteen members of the Minnesota softball team were named academic all-conference honorees Thursday
Minnesota opened the NCAA Tournament with a 10-2 win in six innings over New Mexico State
Minnesota had three members on the first and second NFCA All-Great Lakes Region teams and one third-team honoree
Hannah Brandt, Jessica Flakne, Mathieu Froment, Michael Kroells, Lindsay Mable and Jessica Plant were named to this year's Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Team.
2015 Game-by-Game Stats
2014 Game-by-Game Stats
2013 Game-by-Game Stats
2012 Game-by-Game Stats
2015 • SENIOR SEASON:
Second Team NFCA All-Great Lakes Region • Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District 6 First Team • Academic All-Big Ten • hit .327 and was second on the Gophers with 11 home runs and 49 RBI • led Minnesota with eight game-winning RBI and scored four game-winning runs • hit for a .389 average with a .611 slugging percentage against top-25 ranked opponents and a .474 average with a .789 slugging percentage against NCAA Tournament teams • paced Minnesota with 16 multi-RBI games and had a five-RBI game against Stanford March 6 • registered 12 multi-hit games, including four-hit contests against NCAA Tournament teams Louisville and California and three-hit games against national tournament qualifiers Mississippi State, Northwestern and New Mexico State • belted a grand slam against South Dakota State (March 13) hit an inside-the-park home run against North Dakota State (April 22) • notched a .364 batting average with two outs and had 16 two-out RBI • had a .403 average with runners in scoring position • helped the Gophers match their best start in program history by opening the year with a 15-game hitting streak • reached base in 16-straight games from Feb. 6-27 • posted a 1.000 fielding percentage.
2014 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Academic All-Big Ten and NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete • Started 23 games, 20 of which came at the designated player position, and appeared in 41 games • hit .351 with a .409 on-base percentage and a .409 slugging percentage • recorded the first two steals of her career and belted five home runs • had seven multi-hit games, including two three-hit performances against Northwestern (April 11 and 12) • Had season highs of three runs scored and four RBI April 11 against Northwestern • reached base in five-straight games from April 8-18 • hit .321 with a .367 OBP and .667 slugging percentage in 12 appearances against top-25 ranked opponents.
2013 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Named Minnesota's Teammate of the Year • played in 12 games during her sophomore campaign, making two starts •recorded a .154 batting average with a .313 on-base percentage • doubled into the left field corner as part of a two-run sixth against St. Bonaventure (Feb. 23) • finished the season with two hits • lined a single over the third base and into left field against Northwestern (March 31) • Academic All-Big Ten.
2012 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Filled in for the absent Dannie Skrove in the outfield with recording 24 starts in 28 appearances • hit 1.84 from the palte with a .279 on-base percentage • recorded first career hit in a 2-for-4 performance against CSU Bakersfield (Feb. 12) with a home run and two RBI • posted another 2-for-4 outing again Cleveland State (Mar. 2) • went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI against Bethune-Cookman (Mar. 10) • notched a RBI double against Florida Atlantic (Mar. 10) • went 1-for-2 with two RBI in the series opener against Nebraska (Mar. 31) • tallied a pinch-hit RBI double against Green Bay (Apr. 11).
Graduated from Wheaton Warrenville South High School in Wheaton, Ill. • three-year letterwinner • boasted a .425 batting average throughout her high school career • 2011 All-DuPage Valley Conference selection • tagged all-area in 2011 • four-time academic all-conference honoree • member of the DuPage Valley Conference leadership council • coached by Denise McCance and Tom Wentland • also played for the Wheaton Wildcats (2004-08) and the Lemont Rockers (2009).
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