Softball Deep-Sixed by Oregon Home Runs at Citrus Classic
Softball Run-Rules James Madison, Cannot Tame No. 11 Tigers
Softball Unable to Complete Comeback Against Blue Demons
Driesenga No-Hits Hofstra to Highlight Two Shutout Softball Wins
Softball Utilizes Two Big Innings to Defeat UMass, Florida Atlantic
At Michigan ... U-M Academic Athletic Achievement (2010-13) ... Academic All-Big Ten (2011-13).
Senior (2013) ... U-M Academic Athletic Achievement ... Academic All-Big Ten Regular Season ... Made six appearances in the circle, all in relief ... Pitched 4.1 innings of scoreless relief vs. DePaul (Feb. 24) ... Combined on a one-hitter vs. UC Davis (Feb. 23) ... Picked up the win in two innings of relief work vs. Massachusetts (Feb. 17) ... Pitched 1.1 innings, striking out one batter vs. Florida Atlantic (Feb. 9).
Junior (2012) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Regular Season ... Made five appearances in the circle, starting two ... Finished the season with a 1-0 record and 1.75 ERA ... Picked up the shutout win against Wright State (Feb. 19), pitching 7.0 innings while giving up five hits and striking out nine ... Pitched 4.2 innings, giving up five hits and striking out one against Louisiana Tech (Feb. 11).
Sophomore (2011) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award recipient ... Regular Season ... Appeared in 28 games, starting 25 from the circle ... Recorded an 18-1 mark with a 1.88 ERA and 109 strikeouts ... Threw five scoreless innings with four hits allowed against Western Michigan (April 12) ... Tossed a five-inning complete-game shutout with four strikeouts at Louisville (March 13) ... Posted eight strikeouts in a win vs. Maine (March 4) ... Tossed a career-best nine strikeouts and allowed no earned runs vs. North Florida (Feb. 25) ... Also struck out nine in a win vs. Valparaiso (March 1) ... Began the season with an eight-strikeout game vs. Stephen F. Austin (Feb. 12).
Freshman (2010) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award recipient ... Regular Season ... Made 12 appearances, starting three contests and pitching 24.1 total innings ... Posted a 2-0 record with a 2.01 ERA and 26 strikeouts ... Tossed a complete-game one-hitter in first collegiate start vs. Central Michigan (April 14), striking out three through five innings ... Also started contests against Western Michigan (May 4) and Eastern Michigan (May 5) ... Struck out three through two no-hit innings against Penn State-2 (April 21) ... Earned first collegiate win in relief, striking out three while allowing no hits through three innings against South Carolina at the Easton SEC/Midwest Challenge (March 7) ... Made collegiate debut against Virginia at the Tiger Classic (Feb. 19), allowing one hit through two relief innings.
Prep ... Graduated from Hammond High School (2009) ... National Honor Society ... Four-year Honor Roll ... Named Player of the Year by the Washington Post (2007, '08), Baltimore Sun (2007, '08), Baltimore Examiner (2007, '08) and Patuxent Publishing (2006, '07, '08, '09) ... Participated in the inaugural Under Armour All-America softball game (2008) ... Named among ESPN's Top 25 softball players in the nation ... Earned Washington Post All-Met first team (2007, '08, '09) and honorable mention (2006) honors ... Also garnered Baltimore Sun All-Met first team (2007, '08, '09) and second team (2006) accolades ... Helped guide Hammond HS to the 2007 Maryland state championship, pitching a 19-strikeout perfect game in the final ... Established eight Maryland state records, including career strikeouts (1,363), single-season ERA (0.00), season strikeouts (426) and season wins (23) ... Boasted a career record of 71-13 ... Offensively, batted .462 with 11 home runs and a state-record 105 walks for her career ... Hit .649 as a sophomore (2007) ... Three-time Hammond HS team MVP (2007, '08, '09).
Personal ... Enrolled in the School of Literature, Science and the Arts ... psychology major ... Born on April 26, 1991 ... Daughter of Brad and Staci Speierman.
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Garfinkel Awarded with Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Honors
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Coaching Staff Pegged as Best in Great Lakes Region
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