Fourteen members of the Minnesota softball team were named academic all-conference honorees Thursday
Minnesota won by scores of 7-2 and 12-1 to improve to 43-8 on the season
The Gophers are now 5-0 for the second-straight season and the fifth time in program history
The Gophers defeated Concordia-St. Paul by scores of 10-0 and 13-0 in two run-rule decisions
Kaitlyn Richardson, Sara Moulton, Sara Groenewegen, and Erika Smyth won team awards Friday night
2015 Game-by-Game Stats
2014 Game-by-Game Stats
2013 Game-by-Game Stats
2012 Game-by-Game Stats
2015 • SENIOR SEASON:
Played in 28 games with five starts at the designated player position • Academic All-Big Ten • hit for a .276 average and a .432 on-base percentage with a .448 slugging percentage • hit a three-run home run against UNLV (Feb. 8) • notched doubles against Wisconsin (April 29) and Purdue (May 2) • went 5-for-15 in Big Ten play and was 4-for-8 with a 1.000 slugging percentage in road games.
2014 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Appeared in 20 games with seven starts at the designated player position, hitting .345 with a .387 on-base percentage and a .586 slugging percentage • hit a pinch-hit home run March 7 at Oklahoma State • notched game-winning RBI against Northwestern (April 12) and Penn State (April 26) • reached base in three consecutive appearances from April 8-20 • had two hits in a win over Penn State (April 26) and in the Gophers' Minneapolis NCAA Regional championship win over Auburn (May 18).
2013 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Started in 25 games in 2013 as a junior • had a .136 batting average with a .329 on-base percentage •saw first season RBI against Georgia Southern (March 16) • first home run of the season versus Ohio State (April 4) • ended season with two stolen bases, one at Iowa (March 23) and one versus Wisconsin (April 7) • drew a walk against Wisconsin (April 7) to put runners at corners to help pull off a double steal and eventually shut out the Badgers • hit second double of the season against Wisconsin in second day of weekend play • hit a two-run double against Iowa (March 23).
2012 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Started all 53 games as the designated player • had a .262 batting average with a .381 on-base percentage • named Big Ten Freshman of the Week once (Feb. 27) • notched first career hit against CSU Bakersfield (Feb. 12) • belted first career home run versus Illinois State (Feb. 18) • began a seven-game hit streak against Iowa State (Feb. 19) • had a career day against Iowa State (Feb. 19) by going 2-for-4 with the two hits being homers and tallying four RBI • went 6-for-11 with four RBI at the Carolina Classic (Feb. 24-26) and was named to the All-Tournament Team • also received Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors on February 27 for her efforts at the Carolina Classic • snapped hitting streak against Ohio (Mar. 3) • started a season-long hit streak of eight games against Illinois (Mar. 24) • went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI in the series finale against Illinois (Mar. 24) • hit 4-for-10 with a double and two RBI during the Nebraska series (Mar. 31-Apr.1) • had hitting streak snapped against Green Bay (Apr. 11) • tallied a run and a RBI in the series opener against Northwestern (Apr. 14) without recording an official at bat, due to three walks • knocked in two runs on a homer in the second game of a doubleheader against North Dakota State (Apr. 18) • went a perfect 3-for-3 while scoring two runs and receiving one RBI in the series opener against Penn State (Apr. 28).
2011 graduate form Stillwater High School • two-time all-conference award winner (2009 and 2010) • voted Stillwater's most valuable player as a sophomore • led her high school team in home runs during junior year • five-time letter winner at Stillwater • coached by Bob Beedle • earned a roster spot on the Minnesota Sting Elite team.
Historic Season Comes To An End
The University of Minnesota Gophers topped La Tech 5-2 in extra innings this afternoon before losing 1-0 to Alabama to end their historic season.
Gophers Softball Schedule Change
Sara Groenewegen was locked in a three hour pitcher's duel with Alabama's Alexis Osorio all afternoon but the Univerity of Minnesota Gophers fell 1-0 in nine innings.
Gophers Open NCAA Tournament With 11-3 Victory
The No. 1/3 University of Minnesota Gophers started the NCAA Tournament with an 11-3 run-rule victory over Louisiana Tech this afternoon.