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.
The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
No. 15 Minnesota homered five times in its Big Ten-opening win
Minnesota earned a 15-6 win in six innings against UC Davis and a 4-2 victory over Louisville on the second day of play at the Sportco Kick Off Classic
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2017 Game-by-Game Stats
2016 Game-by-Game Stats
2015 Game-by-Game Stats
2017 • JUNIOR SEASON
Moved over to first base and started in all 61 games • finished tied for first all-time in Gophers single season history with 76 RBIs (tied with teammate Kendyl Lindaman who also had 76 RBIs in 2017) • hit .374 with a .443 on base percentage and a .637 slugging percentage • smacked 12 doubles and 12 home runs • received All-Big Ten second-team honors • named to the Big Ten All-Tournament team • selected to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District 6 Softball Team • picked up NFCA Great Lakes All-Region first-team accolades • had nine RBIs and had a team high .714 slugging percentage at the Texas Classic had nine RBIs and had a team high .714 slugging percentage at the Texas Classic. tallied one run, one RBI and had 13 putouts at first base in two games against Maryland at the Texas Classic • notched three hits including a double and six RBIs in two games against Texas • added three hits and two RBIs against Colorado State • drilled two hits in two wins over Notre Dame • tacked on two runs and three hits including a homerun and two RBIs in games against Notre Dame • contributed three hits, three RBIs, and 18 putouts in a pair of games against UC Davis • had three hits including a three run homer, three runs and three RBIs against Fresno State • tallied eight putouts in game against Cal Poly • had a showing of two hits and one RBI against Idaho State • came away with one hit, one run, one RBI, and ten putouts versus Troy • contributed two hits and one RBI in Minnesota's victory over Illinois State • had an outstanding performance in two games against Seattle with three hits including a three run homer, two runs, seven putouts and seven RBIs • established one hit and 11 putouts in two games against No. 8/8 Washington • added one run, three RBIs and one home run against South Dakota • tacked on two hits and two RBIs in win over Oregon State • established one run, three hits and three RBIs in win over California • contributed three runs and three hits including a homer and five RBIs in two wins over Pacific • notched four hits, two RBIs and 22 putouts in a weekend series against Nebraska • tallied two hits and one RBI against Illinois • established one hit and a home run, three RBIs and scored two runs in two wins over South Dakota • launched a double and a grand slam along with three runs, seven RBIs and 22 putouts in three games against Indiana • hit a home run and added two RBIs and 29 putouts over three games against Northwestern • contributed two hits, three RBIs and one run in two games versus Wisconsin • in three games against Purdue, had four hits including a home run, six RBIs and one run • was the hero of the Big Ten Tournament. Against Illinois she hit walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning in the Big Ten semifinals to send Minnesota to the championship • launched the tiebreaking home run against Ohio State in Minnesota's Big Ten Tournament championship win.
2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Started all 57 games at either the shortstop or designated player positions • earned first team NFCA Great Lakes All-Region honors as a non-pitcher/utility player • named to the All-Big Ten second team as a utility player • hit .302 on the year with 10 doubles, a triple and six home runs with 33 RBI and a slugging percentage of .491 • recorded a walk-off homerun against No. 8 Oklahoma on the first day of the season • had two hits and a run against Texas Tech • established a run against No. 19 Washington • recorded a run and RBI against Virgina Tech • had a hit in each game against Florida State, earning a run in the first matchup of the weekend • hit a double against Arizona State • in two games against Houston, established one home run and two RBI, hitting a double • established an RBI in win over Western Carolina • accomplished a run, hit and RBI in win over Georgia • earned two runs, three hits and four RBI in win over Jacksonville • had two hits and two runs in win over UMASS • accomplished one hit in victory over Mercer • recorded one hit and two RBI in win over Long Island University • earned a hit and two RBI in win over No. 13 Oklahoma including a game tying RBI single in the seventh inning • earned a hit and RBI in both wins over Kansas and UMKC • had three hits in three at bats against Purdue, also contributed a run • started all weekend at shortstop against Northwestern, recording a homerun and four RBI • recorded 2 runs, 4 hits and 4 RBI on the weekend against Illinois • established one hit in the second game against Wisconsin • established one RBI, two hits and one run against Rutgers • served as shortstop and designated player in two games against Nebraska, contributing one hit, run and RBI • played as shortstop and designated player in series against Maryland, adding two runs, three hits and one RBI • recorded three hits in the Big Ten Tournament including a big single in the tenth inning of the championship game against Michigan • had three hits including two doubles while scoring two runs in the NCAA Seattle Regional.
2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Appeared in 16 games as a pinch hitter and at the third base and shortstop positions • launched a two-run home run in her first collegiate plate appearance against UC Davis (Feb. 7) • scored a run in the Gophers' Feb. 8 win over UNLV • notched an RBI single in the team's Big Ten-opening win against Illinois March 20.
Earned five softball letters and four softball letters at Pleasant Valley High School • was a four-time all-state honoree, including first-team nods in 2013 and 2014 • selected to four All-Mississippi Athletic Conference teams and received first-team recognition in her final two seasons • was named to the 2012 all-state tournament team • also played club softball for the Southeast Iowa Allstars.
Plans to study kinesiology • was a member of the National Honor Society and was an academic all-conference honoree during her time at Pleasant Valley High School • most memorable sports thrill was playing in the softball state tournament in 2012 • enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends • former teammate of Wisconsin's Chloe Miller and Western Illinois' Holly Hoelting • daughter of Dennis and Jacque Dwyer • born Oct. 20, 1995.
Lindaman Accepts Bid to Team USA Selection Camp
Kendyl Lindaman found her name amongst the 56 athletes to accept an invitation to participate in the 2018 USA Softball Women's National Team Selection Camp
Eleven Earn All-America Scholar-Athlete Honors
Minnesota softball saw 11 of its current and former student-athletes receive 2016-17 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes.
Gophers Rank in Top 40 for Academics
The NFCA released its list of top academic teams for the 2017 season including the Gophers with a cumulative GPA of 3.460.