The Tigers open the 2014 season this weekend in Troy, Ala.
2014 Hall of Fame class includes Ken Irvin, Tamika Whitmore, Jenna Kubesch-Raizes and Lee Taylor Walker
GoTigersGo.com continues an introduction to the American Athletic Conference with Softball
2007 (Senior): Named the Conference USA Pitcher of the Week three times (3/5, 4/16 and 5/7) ... Selected to the Easton Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team hosted by LSU ... Selected to the Blues City Classic All-Tournament Team hosted by Memphis ... Nominated as the University of Memphis candidate for NCAA Woman of the Year ... Retired the first 27 batters in order against East Carolina in the C-USA Championship before giving up a two-out single in the ninth inning to break up the perfect game ... Struck out 12 in the game after beginning with four-straight K's ... Struck out 10 or more batters seven times and in three of her last four starts ... Threw a one-hitter against Tulsa in a 2-1 victory in the C-USA Championship ... Had a streak of 15 and two-thirds innings of no-hit softball between allowing a lead-off home run to Tulsa and a two-out ninth inning single against East Carolina in the C-USA Championship ...Struck out 10 against UCF in a 2-1 victory to end the regular season and secure a C-USA Championship spot ... Struck out 11 in a 2-1, 11-inning victory against UCF (5/5) ... Is the first Memphis player to surpass 200 strikeouts in a season ... Surpassed the 200 mark against UAB (4/29) ... Went 4-1 with a save and a 0.84 ERA with 40 strikeouts in 33.1 innings and only three walks during the week of (4/24-29) ... Is the first Memphis pitcher to win 20 games in a season, winning her 20th game in the second game of a DH with UAB (4/28) ... Struck out 15 in a doubleheader with UAB (4/28) after having 10 K's in the first game ... Matched a season high in assists with four in game one of a DH with Austin Peay (4/25) ... Threw a two-hit shutout in game one of a DH ... Tossed a complete game no-hitter and struck out a school record 13 in the second game of a doubleheader against Alcorn State (4/12) ... She has four career no-hitters ...
2006 (Junior): Named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV First Team ... C-USA Co-Pitcher of the Week (4/10) after throwing a no-hitter in game one against league-leader Southern Miss and giving up just one earned run in 23.0 innings pitched ... Sported a 13-12 record in 30 appearances with 25 starts, leading the Lady Tigers with a 1.87 ERA, a .202 opposing batting average, 165.0 innings pitched, 158 strikeouts, six shutouts and 25 starts ... Was the only pitcher in the league to record two no-hit efforts in 2006, logging a no-hitter against Southern Miss and a perfect-game against Grambling State ... Sixth C-USA in ERA, strikeouts and batters struck out looking (43) ... Third in the league in opposing batting average ... Seventh in the conference in innings pitched, wins and games started ... Also played four games at first base and nine games as the designated hitter ... Came in as a pinch hitter four times ... Allowed two earned runs or less in 19 of her 25 starts ... Had a team season high six assists against Tulsa (3/25) ... Struck out a team season high 10 batters twice; Southeast Missouri (3/23) and Southern Miss (4/9) ... Allowed just one hit and struck out nine of the 16 batters she faced in a 19-0 season-opening victory against Grambling State (2/11) ... Also went 3-for-5 in the game with an RBI ... Tossed a complete-game shutout in a 3-0 win over FIU (2/24), giving up just two hits and three walks while striking out eight ... Combined with Nicki Johnson for a one-hitter, while giving up just one unearned run in a 1-0 loss to Buffalo (2/25) ... picked up a perfect-game in the second half of the twin bill against Grambling State (2/28), tossing five flawless innings, while striking out nine ... Pitched all eight innings of a 2-1 victory over Lipscomb (3/14) and allowed no earned runs on two hits with seven strikeouts ... Picked up a win in relief against UTEP (3/18) with 4.1 innings of work and five strikeouts ... Pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts and one earned run in a 3-2 victory over Southeast Missouri (3/23) ... Pitched all 10 innings of a 2-1 loss to Southern Miss (4/9) and had 10 strikeouts, while allowing one earned run ... Pitched a complete-game one-hitter against Middle Tennessee (4/12) ... Allowed one run and struck out seven in a 3-1 win over UCF (4/15) ... Went 1-for-2 at the plate with two RBI and a run scored in the second game of a doubleheader with East Carolina (4/22).
At Georgia College & State: Was a first-team All-Peach Conference honoree, and a first-team all-region honoree as a freshman ... Led the GC&SU pitching staff with a 19-4 record, 1.47 ERA and 192 strikeouts in 148 complete innings ... Was 8-1 in conference games and ranked fourth in the league in strikeouts and opponents' batting average (.180) ... Tossed seven shutouts and one save ... Hit .313, third on the team, and led the team with nine homeruns, 40 RBI and a .563 slugging percentage ... Named to the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll ... Was an Academic All-American at GC&SU ... Set a single season strikeout record (16) against Catawba and pitched a no-hitter against Carson Newman as a sophomore in 2005 ... Was 15-9 with a 1.89 ERA as a sophomore with 184 strikeouts in 166 innings pitched ... Held opponents to a .181 batting average as a sophomore.
Prep: Led Weimar High School to back-to-back (2002, 2003) Texas 2A State Championships, the school's first girl's team state championship ... Played softball under Doris Hattermann ... Was the 2A County Most Valuable Player in each of her last three seasons and was a Texas All-Star participant who took home District MVP and Academic All-District honors ... Helped her senior squad to a 33-2 record ... Was a 2003 2A Sportswriters MVP ... Named the Victoria Advocate MVP in 2003 ... Selected as the Victoria Advocate's Pitcher of the Year, 2001-02 ... Was also a four-year letterwinner in volleyball ... Hailed as the class valedictorian ... Was also class president her junior and senior years and a member of the National Honor Society.
Academic Highlights: Recipient of a 2007 C-USA Postgraduate Scholarship Award ... A 2006 and 2007 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV First Team selection ... Selected to the 2007 C-USA All-Academic Softball Team ... A 2005-06 and 2006-07 NFCA Scholar Athlete ... Named to the fall 2005, spring 2006 and the spring 2007 Tiger Academic 30 and Tiger 3.0 Club ... Selected as a 2006 and 2007 Conference USA Scholar Athlete ... Made the 2006 and 2007 C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Earned a 2006 C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal ... Earned her bachelor's degree in journalism and public relations in 2006, carrying an exceptional 3.94 grade-point average ... Pursuing a master's degree in sport and leisure commerce.
Personal: Daughter of Darrell and Cindy Kubesch ... Born January 21, 1985 in Austin, Texas ... Served as an intern in public relations and photography in the Cape Cod Baseball League ... Enjoys watching sports and cheering on the Houston Astros, scrapbooking and photography.
STATISTICS ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO IP H ER 2006 1.87 13-12 30 25 18 6 165.0 121 44 2007 2.14 24-11 45 33 29 5 242.1 186 74 Total 2.03 37-23 75 58 47 11 407.1 307 118 AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI 2006 .189 23-19 53 6 10 2 0 0 3 2007 .000 2-0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 Total .175 25-19 57 6 10 2 0 0 4