Winthrop/adidas Invitational All-Tournament Team (2009)
2008 (Freshman): Named to the C-USA All-Freshman team...Selected as the Tiger Defensive Player of the Year...Starter in 26 of 33 appearances and had four shutouts and one combined shutout...Her 33 appearances on the season ranks second all-time at Memphis...Finished the year 11-16 with a 3.61 ERA and 109 strikeouts...Threw a six-inning no-hitter against Alabama A&M (3/12) and had a season high eight strikeouts...Allowed just one hit in a five-inning run rule shutout of Alcorn State (4/15) and struck out seven in the game...Had a two-hit shutout over Furman (3/16) with six strikeouts in the Winthrop/adidas Invitational...Also threw a two-hitter in the tournament against Gardner-Webb (3/14)...Named to the Winthrop/adidas Invitational All-Tournament team...Also had a shutout against UTEP (4/5)...Matched her season high with eight strikeouts against UAB (5/8) to help knock off the Blazers in the opening game of the C-USA Championship...Did not allow a home run in conference play and tied for the conference lead in fewest home runs allowed with four...Held opponents without a home run for 112.1 innings before allowing a dinger in the C-USA Championship to No. 9/11 Houston...Ranked in the top 10 in the conference in innings pitched (155.1), batters struck out (109), strikeouts looking (37), appearances (33), games started (26), caught stealing by (11)... Had an 0.3 fly out/ground out ratio...Averaged 4.91 strikeouts per game...Allowed a .593 stolen base against percentage with 11 of 27 steal attempts thrown out...Led the team in wins, innings pitched, strikeouts, appearances, games started, and strikeouts looking...Was 1-2 with a save and a 2.45 ERA in seven relief appearances...Made her collegiate debut as the starting pitcher against USF (2/8)...Earned her first collegiate victory in a complete game against Idaho State (2/17) in which she allowed on unearned run on four hits with seven strikeouts...Went 2-0 in two complete games against SEMO (2/23) and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/24) in the Blues City Classic...Made a season high five assists against SEMO.
Prep: A four-year letterwinner out of Dayton High School in Dayton, Texas, where she pitched and played outfield and first base...A two-time defensive player of the year and a three time first team all-district selection...Earned second team all-district as a freshman in 2004...Coached at Dayton HS by Daryll Bell...Reached 160 strikeouts in one season...Named the 2003-04 Newcomer of the Year and earned the district MVP in 2005, 2006 and 2007...Lettered all four years in softball, basketball and volleyball at Dayton High and is an all-district selection in all three sports...Served on the student council and was a Quill & Scroll member, a National Honors Society member, FCCLA member and the Team Teen City secretary...Received the Presidents Award for Science her freshman and sophomore years.
Club: A summer tournament teammate of fellow Tiger Kim Sirman...Played two years with the Texas Storm 18 Gold under pitching coach Joe Wymer...Helped team take 25th at the Gold Nationals in 2005 and ninth at Boulder in 2006...Also played summer ball on the Texas Sting 18-under in 2004.
Personal: Full name is Kimber Dawn Bossom...Is the daughter of Ben and Lisa Bossom...Born on March 3, 1989 in Richmond, Va....Nickname is Kimbo or Kim.