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.
2016 Game-by-Game Stats
2017 • SOPHOMORE SEASON
Moved to the outfield and started 61 games in either right field or at the DP position • hit .396 with a .493 on base percentage and a .551 slugging percentage • scored a team leading 59 runs and stole a team leading 14 bases • drilled 17 doubles and four home runs with 50 RBIs • unanimous first-team All-Big Ten selection • notched one B1G Player of the Week award • picked up NFCA Great Lakes All-Region first-team accolades • recorded three runs and five hits including one double and one RBI in wins over Maryland • recorded two runs, two hits and three RBIs in two games against Texas • added two hits in two games versus Notre Dame and contributed two runs, two hits and four RBIs in a pair of victories over North Carolina State at the ACC/B1G Challenge • established two runs, three hits and one RBI in two wins against UC Davis • had a showing of two hits with one double and one RBI against Cal Poly • went 3-4 with a double, two runs and three RBIs against Idaho State • added one hit in victory over Troy • had one hit in a win over No. 13/12 LSU • notched one run and one RBI in a win over Illinois State • recorded two runs and three hits including one double and two RBIs in two games against Seattle • appeared as the designated player in a game against No. 8/8 Washington and had one hit • tallied one run and one hit in a game against South Dakota at the Washington tournament • added one run and hit against Oregon State • contributed two runs, two hits and one RBI against No. 23/20 California • had three runs in two games against Pacific • had a strong weekend to open Big Ten play with four runs, six hits and one RBI versus Nebraska • tallied three runs, three hits and three RBIs in a weekend series against Illinois • launched her first homerun of the season along with two doubles, three runs four hits, and four RBIs in a doubleheader against South Dakota • produced three runs, two hits and two RBIs in a series sweep over Indiana • Added five runs, one hit and three RBIs in a sweep over Northwestern • In a doubleheader against Wisconsin, produced three runs, six hits and two RBIs • had four runs, three hits and an inside-the-park home run with six RBIs in a weekend series against Iowa • recorded two runs, four hits, four RBIs and a home run to lead Minnesota to a sweep victory over Penn State. • NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete
2016 • FRESHMAN SEASON
Named the B1G Freshman of the Year • earned first-team All-Big Ten honors • was named a third-team NFCA Great Lakes All-Region honors • named B1G Freshman of the Week four times • started all 57 of the Gophers games at first base • second on the team with a .356 batting average • led the team scoring 51 runs • drilled 13 doubles, 11 home runs, 46 RBI and had a slugging percentage of .644 • hit a .464 with seven doubles and five home runs in conference play leading all freshmen and was second overall only to the B1G Player of the Year • had a team leading 23 RBI in league play and recorded 54 total bases with a .783 slugging percentage • Hit two hits and one run, with two RBI in college opener against Utah Valley • added one run and one hit against Texas Tech • in two games against Virginia Tech, earned three runs, three hits and two RBI • saw action in both games against No.13/15 Florida State • hit a grandslam in the win over Mount St. Mary's • hit a home run and established an RBI against Saint Francis • earned her third home run on the weekend, establishing three RBI and three hits in two games against Houston • recorded 14 putouts, a run and RBI in win over Western Carolina • established two singles and a run in close loss against No. 9 Georgia • contributed three runs in win over Jacksonville • accomplished two runs in win over UMASS • earned an RBI on a double against Mercer • recorded a solo homerun against Tulsa • in win over No. 13 Oklahoma, had an outstanding performance with three hits that included a home run and double, was also walked two times to reach base every at bat she had • hit a single, later stole second, and contributed a run in win over Kansas • over three games against Purdue, contributed two hits, two runs and two RBI • started at first base and recorded three runs, three hits and one RBI against Northwestern • started at first base for all three games against Illinois, recording a grand slam while adding two runs, four hits and 1 RBI • started at first in the double header against Wisconsin, earning one hit and one run • started at first base for the series against Rutgers, establishing three runs, three hits and two RBI • started at first in both games against Nebraska, contributing one run, two hits and one RBI • started at first for series against Maryland, adding four runs, six hits and eight RBI • had one double and two RBI with 21 putouts in the Big Ten Torunament • recorded one double, one RBI and scored four runs in the NCAA Tournament.
A 2015 graduate from Benilde St. Mararets • earned six varsity letters in softball • holds every single hitting record in BSM softball (career and season hits, career and season homeruns, career and season RBI, career and season runs, career and season total bases and career and season stolen bases) • hit over a .600 in four seasons • was all-conference in five seasons • was named all-section six times • all-state three times • was the winner of the 2015 Athena award at her high school • also played for the Minnesota Vortex and the Minnesota A’s
From Plymouth, Minn. • was a member of her high school’s National Honor Society • graduated with Cum Laude Honors • also played volleyball for four year lettering each year and was named all-conference one season • enjoys being at the lake all that comes with a Minnesota summer • says her most memorable sports thrill is yet to come • daughter of Mike and Pam Houlihan • has two siblings, brother Alex (17) and sister Sarah (13) • born Oct. 31, 1996
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