Fourteen members of the Minnesota softball team were named academic all-conference honorees Thursday
Minnesota defeated the Hatters by 3-0 and 16-7 scores
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
Minnesota defeated North Dakota State by scores of 7-5 and 11-5 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.
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
2015 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Appeared in 29 games with 18 starts at the left field, right field and designated player positions • hit .293 with a .463 on-base percentage and a .634 slugging percentage • Academic All-Big Ten • hit .438 in 13 road games • scored 12 runs, including the game-winning runs against NCAA Tournament qualifiers Louisville (Feb. 7) and Mississippi State (Feb. 27) • tied career-highs with three hits against Stetson (Feb. 13) and three RBI against Boise State (Feb. 20), homering in both games • hit a game-tying two-run home run in the sixth inning in a comeback win against Colorado State (Feb. 22) • had two four-game hit streaks • was 5-for-6 on stolen base attempts • record an outfield assist against Stetson (Feb. 13).
2014 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Academic All-Big Ten • made 40 starts, 38 of which came in left field, and played in 45 games • had a .259 batting average with a .367 on base percentage and a .419 slugging percentage, scoring 24 runs while driving in 18 • posted five multi-hit games and four multi-RBI performances, including games with three RBI against BYU (Feb. 15), Army (Feb. 22), and Green Bay in the Gophers' NCAA Regional opener (May 16) • reached base in 13-consecutive games from Feb. 8-28 • hit her first-career home run Feb. 15 against BYU • came home with game-winning runs against UNC-Greensboro (Feb. 23) and Purdue (May 3).
2013 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Started in 29 games during freshman campaign with collegiate debut against DePaul (Feb. 9) • most starts came in the outfield • recorded a .159 batting average with a .354 on-base percentage • stole two bases for the season • went 2-for-2 vs. Illinois State (Feb. 15) • drew a walk in a pinch hit at bat against Northwestern (March 30) •saw walk against Georgia Southern (March 16) to load bases • hit a double vs. FGCU (Feb. 22) • went 1-for-2 and scored two runs against St. Bonaventure (Feb. 23) to help Gophers win 7-4.
A 2012 graduate of Hill-Murray High School • four-time letterwinner • three-time all-conference selection and a two-time all-state honoree • finalist for Minnesota's Ms. Softball as a senior after batting .552 with 10 doubles, five triples, three home runs, and a team-leading 37 runs batted in • as a junior, batted. 474 with seven doubles, two triples, two home runs, and eight stolen bases • played summer ball for the Minnesota Moose club team, and helped lead it to a pair of 16U national titles within the same month by batting .900 over the team's final 15 games • also played prep ice hockey • three-time Science Student of the Month.
The daughter of Pat and Gina Fabian • played for former Gopher shortstop Colleen Conway at Hill-Murray.
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