List of student-athletes with a 3.7 or better GPA grows by 26 percent
Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons
The Gophers reached the 30-win mark for the second-straight season, which hasn't happened since 2003 and 2004.
Pitcher Sara Moulton and shortstop Tyler Walker were named Third Team
Sara Moulton allowed one run on four hits while striking out six Hawkeyes.
Gopher softball player Dannie Skrove is featured in this G:60.
2012 SENIOR SEASON:
Appeared in 32 games with 24 starts in right field after missing the first 21 games, due to a broken hand posted a career-high batting average of .308, which ranked third on the team, and recorded a .408 on-base percentage garnered Big Ten Sportsmanship Award made season debut as a pinch runner against Western Kentucky (Mar. 9) tallied a hit in her first place appearance of the season against Idaho State (Mar. 17) started a five-game hitting streak in the first game of the Wisconsin series (Apr. 6) went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI in the series finale against Wisconsin (Apr. 7) recorded two doubles and three RBI in the first game of a midweek doubleheader against Green Bay (Apr. 11) had hitting streak snapped in the second game of the Northwestern series (Apr. 14) belted first home run of the season in the series opener against Purdue (May 5) ended career with a 4-for-8 performance in the Iowa series (May 11-12).
2011 JUNIOR SEASON:
Started all 55 games in 2011 after transitioning to second base at the beginning of the season tallied a .248 batting average (34-for-137) tallied five extra-base hits (three doubles, a triple and a home run) led the Big Ten and ranked sixth nationally with 16 sacrifice bunts finished second in the Big Ten with 16 HBP during her junior campaign brought in 13 RBI stole five bases posted a .307 slugging percentage and a .406 on-base percentage, which was second best on the team recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award notched a pair of hits and scored a run against UC Riverside (Feb. 20) went 2-for-4 in game two of a doubleheader versus UNC Greensboro (Feb. 26) knocked in a pair of runs and stole a base in the Gopher's 3-0 victory over Western Michigan (March 20) hit only home run of the season against South Dakota (April 9) hit safely in 11-of-15 games in April recorded a five-game hit streak that began April 23 in the second game of a doubleheader against Purdue streak snapped at No. 2 Michigan on May 7 ended the season with a triple and scoring two runs versus Illinois (May 14).
2010 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
One of three players to start all 53 games (Alex Davis, Abby Rehberger) ranked fifth on the team with a .202 batting average stole two bases fourth on team in runs (14) and home runs (2) had 26 hits while driving in 9 runs hit five doubles including two against Weber State (3/20) recorded a five-game hit streak from (5/2-5/14) walked 7 times including twice against Eastern Michigan (2/27).
2009 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Winner of the Rookie of the Year and Hard Hat awards as chosen by her teammates won the Maroon and Gold Severson Award which recognizes outstanding dedication to the program batted .165 (18-for-109) appeared in 49 games with 48 starts in center field earned first career start in the second game of the season on Feb. 6 against North Florida one of only six players to tally over 100 at-bats hit three doubles and two homeruns scored 19 runs and knocked in nine tallied 15 walks on the season and was hit by a pitch five times made just one error and recorded a fielding percentage of .966 ranked third on the team in runs scored (19), fourth in homeruns (2) and walks (15), and fifth in starts (48) earned first career hit on Feb. 12 in game two of a doubleheader with Western Illinois, going 2-for-2 with two runs scored in the game also notched multi-hit games on Feb. 14 against Arkansas and on Mar. 14 against Louisville earned first career walk and scored first career run against North Florida on Feb. 6 played error free in first 35 career starts earned a career high two walks on Apr. 22 against Wisconsin went 1-for-2 with a run scored and a career high two RBI on Mar. 19 against Butler scored a career high three runs on Mar. 7 against Saint Joseph's named a U of M Maroon Scholar Athlete earned first letter.
Graduate of Elk River High School named Minnesota Player of the Year in 2008 by the Pioneer Press two-time all-section honoree four-time all-conference selection 2008 MSHSL all-state honoree coached by Stacey Schoenrock at Elk River four-year letterwinner played four years for Minnesota Sting club team led Sting to MMFL and MSF state championships during summer of 2008 three-year National Honor Society member in high school four-time academic letterwinner four-year recipeint of Distinguished Academic Achievment Award also lettered in basketball as a prep.
Parents are Sue and Mitch Skrove majoring inBusiness Marketing has a sister, Megan (24), and a brother-in-law, Dave (25) lists a runner-up finish at the ASA U18 Nationals in Moline, Ill. as her greatest sports thrill enjoys spending time with family and friends and going to the cabin born Sept. 28, 1989.
GET TO KNOW DANNIE SKROVE:
Why the University of Minnesota?
I wanted to be a Gopher since I was a kid. I love being able to play in front of my family and friends.
What is it liketo playfor Minnesota?
Playing here is a privilege! I am excited to put on the Maroon and Gold everyday.
Favorite aspect of softball?
Defense! I love diving and getting dirty for balls.
I listen to the same couple songs before each game, and I do the same thing for every warm-up.
Favorite athlete of all-time?
Game/reality show you would like to be on?
Minute to Win It because I am very competitive, and I think I would be good at the games they have on the show.
Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities?
Depends on the season...Twin Games, Apple Orchards, Holidazzle Parades
Favorite TV show as a kid?
Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers
If your life had background music, what song/artist would be playing?
"Everything's Right" by Matt Wertz
Run a marathon
Go to New Zealand and Australia
Go scuba diving
Have a lasting impact on someone's life
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