18 Nikki Anderson  
Nikki Anderson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Brainerd, Minn.

High School:
Brainerd HS

Position:
Pitcher

B/T:
L/L


04/19/2014

Gophers Suffer 3-1 Setback at No. 3 Michigan

No. 12/13 Minnesota dropped its fourth Big Ten contest of the season at No. 3 Michigan

03/28/2014

Gophers Power Way to 8-3 Win Over Illinois

No. 15 Minnesota hit five homers to improve to 25-4 on the season

03/28/2014

Gophers Power Way to 8-3 Win Over Illinois

No. 15 Minnesota hit five homers to improve to 25-4 on the season

03/27/2014

Gophers Set to Host Illinois

No. 15 Minnesota will host Illinois at St. Thomas this weekend

03/15/2014

Gophers Blank Trojans, Chanticleers

Minnesota improved to 20-3 on the year with 2-0 wins over Troy and Coastal Carolina Saturday

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2013 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Made 19 appearances during freshman campaign • pitched 53.2 innings and held an ERA of 4.83• had one save • gave up 71 hits and 49 runs for the season • made first career appearance against Texas Tech (Feb. 9) • recorded first start against Louisville (Feb. 12) • hurled six innings at Stanford (March 9) • pitched a five-inning complete-game shutout against Illinois (April 13), allowing only three hits and finishing with four strike outs • allowed only three hits and had three strikeouts in 4.2 innings pitched against Iowa (March 23) • Finished with two just two hits and one earned run in final 3.2 innings against Northwestern (March 30).

HIGH SCHOOL:
A 2012 graduate of Brainerd High School, where the left-hander was named Minnesota's Ms. Softball and Minnesota's Gatorade Softball Player of the Year in 2012 • posted a 20-3 record with a 0.80 ERA and struck out 227 batters in 2012 • led the Warriors to Class 3A Sectional semifinals as a senior • two-time all-state and four-time all-conference and all-section honoree • also saw her first varsity action at the plate as a senior and batted .389 with five doubles and 14 RBI • guided the Warriors to back-to-back state tournament berths her sophomore and junior seasons • a dual-sport athlete, Anderson also played on the Brainerd volleyball team for three years.

PERSONAL:
The daughter of Nancy and Art Anderson • her grandfather, Robert Anderson, was a member of the Golden Gopher baseball team that won the NCAA national championship in 1956 • her aunt, Lezlie Vermillion (Anderson), is a member of the Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame.