Nine Golden Gophers maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2014-15 academic year.
Erica Meyer is Gopher Softball's first First Team Academic All-American since 1989
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
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:
Played in 59 games with 58 starts as an outfielder, including 53 games as Minnesota’s center fielder • Capital One/CoSIDA Academic First Team All-District 6 and First Team All-American, Minnesota’s first first-team Academic All-American since 1989 • Academic All-Big Ten • Golden Goldys Top-Five Academic Award winner, given to the top five male and female student-athletes with the highest cumulative grade point average • set career-highs in batting average at .315, slugging percentage at .550, on-base percentage at .432, runs with 50, hits with 47, RBI with 34 and doubles with 14 • finished her career fifth on the Gophers’ all-time runs scored list with 151 • Big Ten Co-Player of the Week Feb. 23 • led the Gophers with 16 stolen bases and three outfield assists • had 13 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games • tied a career high with three hits against UMass Lowell (Feb. 15) and Colorado State (Feb. 22) • notched a nine-game hit streak from April 10-22 • reached base in 15-consecutive games from Feb. 20 to March 13 • homered in three-straight games from Feb. 20-21 and doubled in three-consecutive games Feb. 21-22 • named the University's Most Valuable Gopher for the month of October 2014 for her work with Minnesota's Pro Day and HopeDay Festival.
2014 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar • Academic All-Big Ten and NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete • NFCA All-Great Lakes Region Third Team • Golden Goldys Top-Five Academic Award winner, given to the top five male and female student-athletes with the highest cumulative grade point average • played in all 56 games with 54 starts at second base, hitting .252 with a .356 on-base percentage and a .424 slugging percentage • tied for third on the Gophers with 35 runs scored and tied for second with 11 stolen bases • posted a .260 batting average and was four-for-four in steal attempts against ranked opponents • had three game-winning RBI and scored seven game-winning runs, including the final run in Minnesota's Big Ten Tournament championship win against Michigan • had eight multi-hit games and five multiple-RBI games • scored a season-best three runs against BYU (Feb. 15) and notched three RBI against Boise State (Feb. 15) and in NCAA regional play against North Dakota State (May 17) • had three four-game hitting streaks • reached base in 42 games and had a 16-game reached-base streak from Feb. 14 to March 14 • was third in the Big Ten with 11 sacrifice bunts.
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) • went 2-for-2 with two doubles, two RBI and a run and was hit by pitch once vs. Indiana (May 4) • 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) • named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar after maintaining a 4.0 grade point average in the 2012-13 academic year • 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 (March 9) • tallied first career home run against Boston College (March 11) • notched two home runs in the series finale against Illinois (March 24) • went three-for-four with a double and three RBI in the series opener against Nebraska (March 31) • hit a solo homer against Wisconsin (April 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 (April 11) • blasted a grand slam in the series opener at Northwestern (April 14) • score the lone run in the series opener against Michigan (April 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 (March 12).
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 Softball Association.
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