Wolverine volunteer coach Becky Marx recently completed her third year as a member of the University of Michigan softball coaching staff. As her alma mater's volunteer assistant, Marx works with the Wolverine catchers, assists with the program's alumni relations and special projects and serves as video coordinator.
As a Wolverine student-athlete (2005-06), Marx earned Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America third-team catcher accolades at the completion of her senior season (2006) after leading U-M at the plate with a .327 batting average, 13 home runs, 49 RBI and a .626 slugging percentage. She earned the distinction along with her batterymate, Jennie Ritter, catching a pair of Ritter no-hitters and 24 of 27 Michigan shutouts. Marx was also named to the All-Big Ten Conference second team at catcher and hit .545 in the Big Ten Tournament to earn all-tournament honors.
Marx was a pivotal member of the Wolverines' 2005 NCAA Championship team, starting all seven Women's College World Series games behind the plate. With Michigan trailing UCLA by two in the fifth inning of the second championship series contest, Marx knocked the game-tying, two-run shot over the leftfield fence and ignited a four-run frame of the Wolverines as they forced the rubber match.
Before arriving in Ann Arbor, Marx was a two-year letterwinner at Loyola University in Chicago (2003-04). During her sophomore campaign with the Ramblers, Marx set a single-season school record with 44 RBI while committing just one error in 49 contests behind the plate. She earned 2004 First Team All-Horizon League honors and Horizon League Championship All-Tournament Team accolades.
In her four seasons as a collegiate athlete, Marx garnered a .286 career batting average, a .492 slugging percentage and tallied 196 hits -- 33 of which were home runs. She is tied for seventh among Michigan's single-season RBI leaders (49) and tied for 10th on the Wolverines' career home runs list (19) -- a feat she achieved in just two seasons at Michigan.
A native of St. Joseph, Mich., Marx graduated from Michigan in 2007 with a degree in secondary education. She is currently pursuing a master's degree through Michigan's sport management program. She resides in Ann Arbor.
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