2010: Garnered All-Big West honorable mention recognition ... Finished the season ranked among the top five in the Big West in earned run average (2.79), strikeouts (127) and opposing batting average (.231) ... Compiled a 13-10 record with a team-best five shutouts ... Three-time Big West Pitcher of the Week ... Earned her first award of the season on March 8 after going 1-1 with a 1.62 ERA and 17 strikeouts at the San Diego Classic I ... Won the honor again the following week after a dominating performance at the Long Beach State Invitational ... Picked up a 1-0 victory over Idaho State, recording a season-high 13 strikeouts ... Also came on in relief to earn the win against San Diego, shutting down the Toreros in extra innings ... Tossed a two-hit complete-game shutout against Harvard (March 20) and Pacific (April 2) ... Fanned 11 batters in a 10-inning loss at Santa Barbara ... Registered 10 strikeouts, while giving up just two hits in a 2-0 win against UC Riverside ... Came back the next day to blank the Highlanders, earning her the final Big West Pitcher of the Week award.
2009: Earned second-team All-Big West honors ... Finished the season with an 18-13 record with 22 complete games, six shutouts and one save ... Compiled 157 strikeouts, which ranks sixth in the 49er single-season record books ... Ranked third in the conference in wins, innings pitched and strikeouts, while sitting at No. 8 with a 2.35 earned run average ... Tossed a four-hit shutout with eight strikeouts against Wisconsin at the Cathedral City Classic on Feb. 7 ... Allowed just one hit in seven innings of work vs. Boise State (Feb. 21) ... Defeated No. 12 Fresno State, giving up two hits, while fanning seven batters ... Also pitched a two-hitter, while striking out eight in a 2-1 victory over third-ranked UCLA (March 8) ... Tallied a season-high nine strikeouts vs. Cal State Fullerton (April 26) ... Two-time Big West Conference Pitcher of the Week.
2008: Became the fourth All-American in program history after earning second-team honors ... Was an NFCA first-team All-West Region selection ... Tabbed the Big West Pitcher of the Year while also picking up first-team all-conference accolades ... Named the National Player of the Week on March 4 ... Garnered Big West Pitcher of the Week honors a league-record eight times ... Topped the 49er single-season charts in wins (27), shutouts (17) and strikeouts (237) ... Finished with a 27-6 overall record and an unblemished 12-0 mark in league action ... Posted a conference-leading 0.80 ERA ... Established a single-game record with 15 strikeouts in her first start of the season against San Diego (Feb. 9) ... Bettered that performance with 16 punchouts in a 2-1 10-inning victory over No. 5 Florida (Feb. 27) ... Racked up 12 strikeouts against Central Florida on Feb. 16 ... Came back the following day to go the distance in a two-hit shutout against No. 16 Hawaii (Feb. 17) ... Went 54 consecutive innings without giving up an earned run (Feb. 29-March 15), including 33 straight scoreless innings ... Fanned 10 batters in a two-hit shutout at Cal State Northridge (April 5) ... Led The Beach to a 2-1 victory over UC Riverside with 11 strikeouts.
High School: Two-sport athlete at John F. Kennedy High School ... Earned four letters in softball under head coach Jamie Shannon ... Led the Fighting Irish to four consecutive Empire League championships ... Reached the CIF finals as a senior ... Was an All-America selection as a junior and senior ... Also tabbed the OC Register Player of the Year ... Three-time all-state pick and four-time all-league and all-county honoree ... Finished her high school career with an 84-18 career record and a 0.31 ERA ... Also compiled 1,069 strikeouts ... Threw three no-hitters (two perfect games) as a senior, posting a 27-2 record with a 0.21 ERA and 326 strikeouts ... Won three letters in volleyball under Billie Bixby.
Personal: Sister, Michelle, played for Long Beach State in 2006 ... Majoring in liberal studies.
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