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.
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
Minnesota had three members on the first and second NFCA All-Great Lakes Region teams and one third-team honoree
2016 Game-by-Game Stats
2015 Game-by-Game Stats
2014 Game-by-Game Stats
2016 • SENIOR SEASON:
Started all 57 games at catcher • earned second-team All-Big Ten honors as well as being named the top defensive catcher in the conference • for the second year was named to the NFCA All-Great Lakes Region team earning second-team honors • hit .319 with nine doubles, a triple and five home runs with 46 RBI • recorded 406 putouts and caught eight runners stealing while only allowing 27 stolen bases all season • added an RBI against Utah Valley • recorded three hits and three RBI against Texas Tech • in two games against Virginia Tech, earned two hits and one run • added one hit in two-game matchup against No.13/15 Florida State • earned a run in the win over Mount St. Mary's • established two RBI against Arizona State • established two RBI and hit a double in the win over Saint Francis • earned a run in 5-3 win over Houston • recorded two hits in win over Western Carolina • contributed two RBI and a double in win over Jacksonville • against No. 9 Georgia, hit a game winning homerun sending three runs in the top of the seventh inning • recorded two RBI in 12-0 win over UMASS • contributed two RBI with a double, and earned her own run in win over LIU • recorded two RBI in three hits against Tulsa • recorded a homerun in win over Kansas • in three games against Purdue, accomplished 26 putouts, three hits, one RBI and one run • recorded a homerun, four runs and six RBI in three games against Northwestern • in three games against Illinois, recorded 18 putouts, one run, four hits and two RBI • accomplished 17 putouts in double header against Wisconsin, adding two hits and one RBI • served as catcher in series against Rutgers, establishing one run, two hits and 23 put outs • starting catcher for both games against Nebraska, contributing two runs, one hit, two RBI and 14 put outs • started at catcher for series against Maryland, adding two runs, four hits, two RBI and 21 put outs.
2015 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Played in 58 games with 57 starts at catcher • hit .310 on the year, posting a .404 on-base percentage and a .535 slugging percentage • named Third Team NFCA All-Great Lakes Region • Academic All-Big Ten • hit .375 in Big Ten play and led the conference with four pick offs and 443 putouts • registered nine multi-hit games and had 11 multiple-RBI efforts, including three-hit performances against Stanford (March 8) and Wisconsin (April 29) and four-RBI outings against Stanford (March 7) and Wisconsin (April 29), all matching career-bests • crossed the plate with the game-winning run in six games, including in three of the team's last four victories, and had three-game-winning RBI • hit .353 and led Minnesota with six RBI at the NCAA Tucson Regional • hit a go-ahead three-run home run with two outs in the seventh inning against Arizona in the regional championship game • helped the Gophers set a school record and tie for the national lead in road wins with 20 by hitting .404 in true road games • had a .992 fielding percentage, including a perfect 1.000 mark in conference action • stole six bases.
2014 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
One of four players on the team to start in all 56 games, all at catcher • hit .253 and had a .333 on-base percentage to go along with a .493 slugging percentage • tied for second on the team, sixth in the conference, and eighth in a single-season school history with 11 home runs • became the 23rd Gopher to hit two home runs in a game, accomplishing the feat against Missouri State (March 7) • set season-high with three hits (May 3) and tied season-best with four RBI (May 4) against Purdue • led Big Ten with 475 putouts, including 16 against Georgia Southern, the most in any game by a Big Ten player • picked off two runners • had four game-winning hits and four game-winning runs • had seven multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games • reached base in six games in a row from Feb. 28 to March 7 • had hits in three-consecutive games five different times.
2013 • FRESHMAN SEASON (AT CONCORDIA-ST. PAUL):
Did not see game action before transferring to Minnesota.
Earned four varsity letters for softball at East Ridge High School • earned All-Suburban East Conference honors four times • was an all-state honoree in 2010 and 2012 and was a Minnesota Ms. Softball finalist in 2012 • played club softball for the Minnesota Blizzard and the Minnesota Sting • also earned varsity letters for tennis and Key Club in 2010.
Majoring in kinesiology with an emphasis on physical education and health • hobbies include listening to music, going to church, hanging out with friends, and going to the beach or lake • most memorable sports thrill was hitting a walk-off grand slam to beat the Atlanta Vipers at PGF Nationals in 2012 as a member of the Minnesota Sting • daughter of Jim and Lisa LeMay • Born July, 8, 1994.
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