Megan Betsa 3
Megan  Betsa


McDonough, Ga.

High School:
Union Grove




Betsa, Christner, Canfield Named NFCA All-Americans

Betsa, Christner, Canfield Named Softball All-Americans


Five Wolverines Named to All-Region First Team

Softball Lands Five on All-Region First Team


Wolverines Place Six on All-Big Ten Teams

Softball Places Six on All-Big Ten Teams


Betsa, Christner Chosen in National Pro Fastpitch Draft

Betsa, Christner Chosen in National Pro Fastpitch Draft


Kornacki: Betsa Carrying U-M as Workhorse Strikeout Pitcher

Kornacki: Betsa Carrying U-M as Workhorse Strikeout Pitcher


Softball Blanks WMU


Softball's Peach State Wolverines

Wolverines or Bulldogs? Megan Betsa (McDonough, Ga.) and Sierra Lawrence (Snellville, Ga.) explain why the decision to play at Michigan or stay in their home state was a no-brainer.

At Michigan
• Three-time NFCA All-America second team (2015, '16, '17)
• Two-time Big Ten Pitcher of the Year (2015, '16)
• Three-time NFCA All-Great Lakes Region first team (2015, '16, '17)
• Three-time All-Big Ten first team (2015, '16, '17); second team (2014)
• NFCA Division I Top-10 Finalist Freshman of the Year
• NFCA National Pitcher of the Week (April 21, 2015; March 8, 2016)
• Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2015)
• Only Michigan pitcher to record three 300-strikeout seasons
• Ranks top five among Michigan's career leaders in nearly every pitching category, including second in no-hitters (6), third in wins (102) and strikeouts (1,201) and fourth in shutouts (37)

Senior (2017)
• NFCA All-America second team
• All-Big Ten first team (pitcher, unanimous selection)
• All-Great Lakes Region first team (pitcher)
• 5x Big Ten Pitcher of the Week
• Registered career bests in most pitching categories, including ERA (1.40), shutouts (12), strikeouts (412) and opposing batting average (.148)
• Appeared in 41 games, starting 35 in the circle
• Led the nation with 412 strikeouts -- the third-best single-season total in Michigan program history; posted 21 games with double-digit strikeouts, including six in a row from April 12-23
• Recorded three complete-game no-hitters and combined for a fourth
• Earned first collegiate at-bats vs. Cal State Fullerton (March 3) and Ohio State (April 2), reaching on an error and a walk
• Tossed a 13-strikeout no-hitter -- with just two walks allowed -- in an NCAA Regional elimination game vs. Fresno State (May 20)
• Also struck out 13 in a one-hitter vs. Fresno State in the NCAA Regional opener (May 19)
• Combined with Tera Blanco to post a five-inning no-hitter in the series finale at Rutgers (May 7), posting five strikeouts and a walk through three innings
• Posted a nine-strikeout two-hitter against Indiana on Senior Day (April 29)
• Struck out career-high 18 in an 11-inning, 1-0 loss to Wisconsin (April 21); tossed a no-hitter through 7.1 innings and eventually gave up just two hits
• Posted 17 strikeouts against in-state rival Michigan (April 12)
• Struck out 21 through 10 innings en route to a win and a save in a road doubleheader at Ohio State (April 8)
• Recorded back-to-back complete-game shutouts against Northwestern, including a two-hit, nine strikeout effort in the series finale (April 2)
• Posted a 49-inning scoreless streak from March 12 to April 2
• Posted a one-hit shutout, with nine strikeouts, in 2-0 win at Central Michigan (March 28) • Tallied 23 strikeouts and allowed three hits through 12 innings pitched against Penn State, fanning 14 in the series opener (March 24) and posting a five-inning no-hitter in the finale (March 26)
• Recorded her fourth career no-hitter and posted a then-career-best 17 strikeouts in home opener against Kent State (Mar. 18); also posted a one-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts vs. KSU the next day (March 19)
• Tossed a 16-strikeout two-hit shutout vs. No. 20 Arizona State (March 2); also struck out three in one relief inning to earn a save against ASU on Feb. 27
• Posted 11 strikeouts -- with three more lost when the game reverted to seven innings -- in a 5-5 tie against No. 1 Florida State (Feb. 26)
• Held No. 4 Florida to one earned run, with 12 strikeouts, in a 10-inning defeat (Feb. 11)
• Opened the season with a 15-strikeout three-hitter vs. Delaware (Feb. 10) -- her first pitching appearance in eight months

Junior (2016)
• Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America second team
• NFCA Great Lakes All-Region first team
• Big Ten Pitcher of the Year
• All-Big Ten first team (unanimous selection)
• Appeared in 43 games, starting 34 in the circle
• Led the Wolverines with a 28-5 record, 1.98 ERA, nine shutouts, 306 strikeouts and five saves
• Ranked third nationally with 10.5 strikeouts per seven innings and sixth with 3.93 hits allowed per seven innings • Tossed a complete-game shutout in WCWS opener vs. #7 LSU, striking out eight while allowing four hits (June 3)
• Threw a complete-game one-hitter, with four strikeouts, in a 1-0 WCWS loss to #6 Florida State (June 5)
• Recorded final three outs to earn save in NCAA Super Regional vs. #13 Missouri (May 29)
• Claimed all three wins in NCAA Regional play (May 20-22), striking out 22 over 17 innings pitched
• Recorded back-to-back one-hitters through five innings vs. Valparaiso and Miami (Ohio) in NCAA Regional
• Allowed just seven hits through seven games -- a stretch of 31.2 innings pitched -- from May 6-21
• Matched career high with 16 strikeouts -- with two hits allowed -- at Penn State (April 29)
• Named Louisville Slugger/NFCA National Pitcher of the Week and Big Ten Pitcher of the Week after posting three consecutive games with double-digit strikeouts vs. Michigan State (April 13) and Ohio State (April 15-17), totaling 38 strikeouts in 20 innings
• Reentered to win in relief in series finale at Nebraska (April 10), striking out two while allowing two hits through 5.1 total innings
• Struck out 14 in a complete-game one-hitter vs. Western Michigan (March 22)
• Tossed a complete-game 1-0 shutout vs. Illinois State (March 12), striking out 11 while allowing three hits and no walks
• Fanned seven and allowed three hits in a complete-game shutout vs. #13 Missouri (March 3)
• Threw a complete-game one-hitter with 11 strikeouts vs. NC State (Feb. 27)

Sophomore (2015)
• Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America second team
• NFCA Great Lakes All-Region First Team
• 2015 Big Ten Pitcher of the Year (unanimous selection)
• All-Big Ten first team (unanimous selection)
• Big Ten All-Tournament Team
• Appeared in 46 games, starting 38 contests
• Led the Wolverines with a 31-5 record, 1.72 ERA, 11 shutouts, 333 strikeouts and four saves
• Registered 14 double-digit strikeouts games, including three in NCAA Tournament play
• Tossed a complete-game shutout in WCWS debut vs. #6 Alabama, striking out six while allowing four hits in series opener (May 28)
• Recorded final out to earn save in NCAA Super Regional vs. #10 Georgia (May 22)
• Fanned 10 in super regional opener vs. Georgia (May 21)
• Claimed all three wins in NCAA Regional play
• Won in relief vs. Pittsburgh in regional championship, allowing two hits and striking out three through 4.2 innings
• Posted 10 strikeouts apiece in consecutive regional games vs. #19 California and Oakland
• Tossed a complete-game one-hitter in the regional opener vs. Oakland
• Allowed just five hits through six games -- a stretch of 28 innings pitched -- from April 26-May 15
• Earned Big Ten All-Tournament honors after posting back-to-back one-hitters vs. Penn State and Northwestern (May 8-9), striking out 15 over eight innings pitched at the conference tournament
• Recorded back-to-back one-hitters in final regular-season weekend vs. Penn State (May 1-3), striking out 16 through nine innings pitched
• Tossed a complete-game no-hitter, striking out 15, in 1-0 win at Maryland (April 26)
• Struck out seven in a complete-game, three-hit shutout at Maryland (April 24)
• Named Louisville Slugger/NFCA National Pitcher of the Week and Big Ten Pitcher of the Week after striking out 26 with two earned runs in Indiana series (April 17-18)
• Fanned 14 in the Indiana series finale
• Tossed a five-inning no-hitter with six strikeouts at Michigan State (April 15)
• Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week after recording two complete-game shutouts at Rutgers (April 10-12), striking out 14 in the series finale
• Struck out five while allowing just three hits in series finale at #14 Minnesota (April 5); also tossed two hitless innings to earn save at Minnesota (April 4)
• Posted 15 strikeouts through 6.1 innings in loss vs. Iowa (March 29)
• Registered a career-best 16 strikeouts en route to a complete-game shutout against Iowa-1 (March 28); also fanned four in two innings to earn a save in the nightcap vs. Iowa
• Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week after posting a 2-0 record with 23 strikeouts through 12 innings at Ohio State (March 20-22); recorded 14 strikeouts in OSU series opener
• Named to the Easton Bama Bash All-Tournament Team
• Tossed a seven-strikeout one-hitter vs. James Madison (Feb. 22)
• Held #3 Alabama to six hits and two runs in a six-strikeout complete-game win (Feb. 20)
• Struck out five in complete-game two-hitter at #6 Florida State-2 (Feb. 14)
• Earned first collegiate save in Florida State-1, entering with runners on second and third and one out in the seventh and retiring both batters faced
• Struck out 11 and allowed one hit through 4.0 innings vs. Georgia Tech (Feb. 13)
• Registered a then-career-best 14 strikeouts vs. Hampton (Feb. 8).

Freshman (2014)
• All-Big Ten second team (Pitcher)
• Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 18)
• Posted a record of 18-4 with a 2.15 ERA
• Led the team in strikeouts with 150
• Earned the win with 5.1 innings of relief and seven strikeouts against Florida State in game one of the Super Regional (May 22)
• Defeated San Diego State in an elimination game in the Tempe Regional with 5.2 innings pitched (May 17)
• Beat Wisconsin in the Big Ten clinching game on the strength of 10 strikeouts in six innings (May 3)
• Picked up two wins in a double-header, pitched 8.2 innings and gave up three earned runs in the two games against Illinois (April 26)
• Threw 6.0 scoreless innings against Purdue (April 23)
• Pitched 7.0 innings, gave up two earned runs and struck out 11 against Minnesota (April 20)
• Pitched 3.0 scoreless innings against Central Michigan (April 16)
• Threw 6.0 scoreless innings against Michigan State (April 13)
• Pitched 6.0 innings, gave up one earned run and struck out ten batters against Ohio State (April 6)
• Pitched 5.0 innings of no-hit softball and struck out eight batters against Detroit (April 2)
• Allowed three earned runs in 7.0 innings of work with nine strikeouts against UCLA (Mar. 5)
• Pitched 7.0 innings while not giving up a run and striking out eleven batters against Florida Atlantic (Feb. 23)
• Threw 5.0 innings of scoreless ball while giving up three hits against Pittsburgh (Feb. 21)
• Pitched 7.0 innings while giving up no runs and striking out thirteen batters against Central Arkansas (Feb. 15)
• Made collegiate debut against Florida (Feb. 8)
• Pitched 7.0 innings while giving up two earned runs and striking out six batters against South Florida (Feb. 8).

• Union Grove (2013)
• Coached by Rod Pipkin
• Attended Eagles Landing Christian Academy as a freshman (2008-09)
• Georgia Gatorade Softball Player of the Year (2013)
• Four-time first team All-State
• Two-time Georgia State Player and Pitcher of the Year as a junior and senior (2011-12)
• Dugout Club All-Star Team (2012)
• GALA AAAAA Player of the Year (2012)
• Helped Union Grove to state championship as a senior
• Inducted into the Union Grove High School Hall of Fame (2013)
• Four-time All-Region first team
• Two-time Henry County Athlete of the Year (2010, 2012)
• Helped Eagles Landing Christian Academy to a state title as a freshman (2009)
• Played summer ball with the Atlanta Vipers (2012-13)
• Helped Vipers to the ASA 18 Gold National Championship (2013).

• Megan Renee Betsa was born on March 7, 1995
• Daughter of Howard Betsa and Chandra Duncan
• Father played basketball at the University of Tennessee
• Mother played basketball and volleyball at Central Arkansas
• Has two siblings, Kendel and Brandon
• Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology, majoring in sport management.


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