NPF Profile: Nikki Nemitz Never Stops Learning
Senior (2010) ... Academic All-Big Ten Conference ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award ... NFCA All-America second team (utility) ... NFCA All-Great Lakes Region first team (utility) ... Big Ten Co-Player of Year ... All-Big Ten Conference first team (utility) ... Lowe's Senior CLASS Award finalist ... Appeared in 29 games with 24 starts ... Posted a 21-4 record with 1.79 ERA, six shutouts 173 strikeouts ... Recorded career highs in nearly every offensive category, including batting average (.331), hits (44), home runs (9) and RBI (44) ... Tallied 12 multi-hit games and 12 multi-RBI games ... Was a perfect 7-0 with a 1.15 ERA and 56 strikeouts in Big Ten play ... Also batted .458 with three homers and 18 RBI in league play ... Belted out a three-run homer in the third inning against #25 Notre Dame in the NCAA Regional semifinal ... Tossed a complete-game one-hitter, striking out seven, in the regular-season finale at Iowa (May 15) ... Also went 2-for-4 with two RBI against Iowa ... Fanned 10 while allowing three hits and one run at Michigan State (May 9) ... Earned back-to-back win in relief, allowing just one hit and striking out 11 through 5.1 innings against Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan (May 4-5) ... Matched a career best with three hits against Kentucky (May 1) ... Allowed just three combined hits in three consecutive starts, striking 16 through 13.0 innings against Minnesota (April 11), Northwestern (April 18) and Penn State-2 (April 21) ... Knocked out a three-run, first-inning home run against Penn State-2 ... Went 4-for-6 with seven RBI in the Northwestern series, including a first-inning grand slam in the finale ... Also belted out a grand slam in the fifth inning of the home opener against Bowling Green (March 24) ... Tallied five hits and seven RBI at the Red and Black Tournament (March 13-14), including a 3-for-3, four-RBI effort in the opener against host Louisville ... Struck out a season-high 12 in a 6-0 shutout against #18 Louisiana Lafayette at the NFCA Leadoff Classic (Feb. 26) ... Fanned 10 against Virginia at the Tiger Classic (Feb. 19).
Junior (2009) ... NFCA All-America first team (at large/pitcher) ... Big Ten Pitcher of the Year ... NFCA All-Great Lakes Region first team ... All-Big Ten first team ... Appeared in 40 games with 30 starts ... Led team with a 28-7 record and 1.07 ERA ... Boasted career highs in nearly all categories, including wins, strikeouts (306) and opponent average (.150) ... Also boasted 12 double-digit strikeout performances ... On the offensive side, tallied career highs in average (.292), doubles (11), home runs (8) and RBI (37) ... Tossed a complete-game three-hitter in WCWS debut vs. #4 Alabama (May 28) ... Batted .435 (10-for-23) in NCAA Tournament play, registering four extra-base hits and six RBI ... Tallied a double in each NCAA Super Regional game vs. Baylor (May 22-23), including a two-RBI knock in the finale ... Struck out eight in a complete-game three-hitter in the NCAA Super Regional opener ... Belted a leadoff solo homer in the seventh inning vs. #25 Notre Dame in the NCAA Regional championship game ... Knocked out two-run homer in the first Ohio State slate (May 6) ... Homered in both games of the Indiana (April 29) and Loyola Chicago (March 28) doubleheaders ... Went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored at Wisconsin-1 (April 25) ... Tossed a complete-game, 10-0 shutout vs. the Badgers, striking out nine ... Recorded the game-winning, walk-off three-run homer in the eighth inning vs. Minnesota (April 11) ... Also fanned 14 in a complete-game two-hitter vs. the Gophers ... Allowed just three hits and struck out 18 over 13 innings in the Penn State doubleheader (April 1) ... Tossed a complete-game one-hitter, striking out 12, vs. Loyola Chicago-1 (March 28) ... Fanned 11 in a complete-game, two-hit shutout vs. #12 Arizona in the Judi Garman Classic finale (March 15) ... Matched career high with 3-for-3, five RBI effort vs. #16 Louisiana Lafayette at the Judi Garman Classic (March 13) ... Struck out five of six batters faced through 2.0 relief innings, earning her first save vs. #24 Fresno State (March 12) ... Fanned 11 en route to a 3-0, complete-game shutout vs. Bradley at the Louisville Tournament (March 7) ... Tossed a complete-game one-hitter vs. Virginia Tech at the NFCA Leadoff Classic (Feb. 27) ... Earned 13-inning marathon win at Florida State (Feb. 24) in relief, striking out seven through 5.2 shutout innings ... Struck out 10 and allowed just one hit in complete-game shutout vs. East Carolina at Seminole Classic (Feb. 21) ... Struck out a career-best 18 batters in season debut vs. Pittsburgh at the FAU Kick-Off Classic (Feb. 6).
Sophomore (2008) ... NFCA All-America third team (pitcher) ... All-Great Lakes Region first team (pitcher) ... All-Big Ten first team (utility) ... Appeared in 34 games with 26 starts ... Registered career highs in most categories, including ERA (1.04), shutouts (10) and strikeouts (211) ... Matched career-high 21 wins ... Only second pitcher in U-M history to start career with back-to-back 20-win seasons ... Took at bats in 55 games, starting 54 at designated player ... After only taking four at-bats last season, boasted career highs in all offensive categories ... Went 2-for-3 vs. Notre Dame in the NCAA Regional (May 17) ... Drove in two runs and scored twice in regional competition ... Pitched 6.2 shutout innings and posted a 2-for-4 effort from the plate at Penn State (May 3) ... Earned three straight complete-game shutout wins vs. Minnesota-1 (April 13), Ohio State (April 18) and Michigan State (April 25), allowing three hits in each and fanning 22 total ... Knocked out grand slam amidst 2-for-3, five RBI performance vs. Michigan State (April 25) ... Struck out career-best 15 at Wisconsin-1 (April 11) en route to 7-2 win ... Earned win in relief of second UW game, striking out four through 3.0 innings ... Tallied RBI double vs. Illinois-2 (April 6) ... Tossed 7.0 shutout innings in Purdue doubleheader (March 30), striking out nine while allowing one hit ... Earned a pair of RBI on two hits at Purdue-2 ... Registered four hits, three runs scored and two RBI in Indiana doubleheader (March 28-29) ... Tallied first collegiate home run in nightcap ... Opened Judi Garman Classic with back-to-back shutouts, including seventh-ranked, defending NCAA champion Arizona (2-0) ... Drove in a pair of runs at Louisville at the Louisville Tournament (March 16) ... Went 2-for-4 vs. Minnesota at the Louisville Tournament (March 14) ... Fanned four and allowed just two hits vs. Wildcats ... Earned three straight shutout wins (Feb. 23-29) ... Shut down #18 Mississippi State at the NFCA Leadoff Classic opener (Feb. 29), striking out six while allowing three hits ... Tossed a perfect game vs. Birmingham Southern at the UCF Tournament (Feb. 23), fanning seven through 5.0 innings ... Gave up one run through 9.0 innings vs. #17 Cal State Fullerton and #24 Texas (Feb. 15), fanning 10 total ... Posted first career multi-hit effort -- 3-for-4 -- vs. #17 Cal State Fullerton at the Texas Invitational (Feb. 15) ... Allowed no earned runs in 5-2 victory over Maryland at the Kick-Off Classic (Feb. 10) ... Opened season with 10 strikeouts, three hits allowed en route to complete-game shutout vs. UMass (Feb. 8).
Freshman (2007) ... All-Big Ten Conference first team (pitcher) ... made 36 game appearances, starting 25 contests and pitching 171.1 total innings ... posted a 22-4 record and earned three saves ... tossed a complete-game two-hitter, striking out five, in NCAA Super Regional game 2 at #8 Baylor (May 26) ... threw a scoreless 1.2 innings of relief against Louisville in NCAA Regional play (May 19) ... posted an 8-1 record against Big Ten competition, winning eight straight contests after losing to Northwestern in the Big Ten-opening series ... claimed 20th win of the season vs. Eastern Michigan (May 1), fanning a career-best 10 batters in a 3-0 shutout ... pitched 12.1 shutout innings in two games at Iowa (April 13-14), posting a 2-0 mark with 12 strikeouts and six hits allowed ... started at designated player at Central Michigan-2 (April 17), registering first collegiate hit with a second-inning single to centerfield ... earned the win in relief appearance vs. Ball State (April 10), fanning four while allowing two hits in 4.0 innings ... took both decisions in road series at #8 Northwestern (1-1, March 30-31), throwing a combined 8.0 innings with nine strikeouts and seven hits ... pitched five innings in relief to earn win vs. #25 California (March 23) ... threw first career shutout victory -- a five-hit, seven-strikeout 1-0 win vs. Hofstra (Feb. 23) ... allowed one hit and struck out six in complete-game victory vs. Maryland (Feb. 16) ... earned first career start against Ole Miss (Feb. 9), registering a season-high eight strikeouts through 6.0 innings.
Prep ... Graduated from Regina High School (2006) ... Two-year National Honor Society ... Four-year Honor Roll ... 2006 Michigan Gatorade Softball Player of the Year ... Detroit Athletic Club Athlete of the Year finalist (2006) ... 2006 Catholic League Female Athlete of the Year ... Wendy's Heisman Trophy Award Nominee (2006) ... 2006 Louisville Slugger/NFCA High School All-American ... Two-time Louisville Slugger/NFCA High School North Region first team (2005, '06) ... Three-time Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association Division I all-state pitcher (2004, '05, '06) ... 2006 Miss Softball recipient ... Registered a career pitching record of 71-2, including a perfect 24-0 mark as a sophomore (2004) ... Career ERA was 0.25, including an 0.08 junior season ... Led RHS in batting average and on-base percentage in final three seasons (2004, '05, '06) ... Three-time team MVP, leading Regina to three consecutive Michigan Division I state championships (2004, '05, '06) ... Earned Detroit News All-Metro first team honors on three occasions (2004, '05, '06) ... Three-time All-Catholic League selection (2004, '05, '06) ... Four-time all district and all-regional (2003, '04, '05, '06) ... Also earned four varsity letters in basketball ... 2005 all-state honorable mention ... 2006 Detroit News All-Metro second team ... Two-time Detroit News All-East team honorable mention (2005, '06) ... Two-time All-Catholic League and all-district selection (2005, '06) ...
Personal ... Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology, majoring in physical education... Born on May 15, 1988 ... Daughter of Mark and Michelle Nemitz.
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