Named as a 2008-09 NFCA Scholar Athlete...Made the 2005-06, 2007-08 and 2008-09 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll awarded to student-athletes who carry a 3.0 GPA or higher for the school year...Selected to the spring 2009 Tiger Academic 30 recognizing the 30 student-athletes with the best grade-point average on each team and then the next best group of student-athletes, totaling 30...Made a 4.0 GPA in the spring 2009 semester...A member of the fall 2005, spring 2007, spring 2008, fall 2008 and spring 2009 Tiger 3.0 Club given to the Memphis student-athletes who have at least a 3.0 GPA for the semester...Graduated with a degree in communications in May 2009.
Made six appearances and pitched 7.2 innings with three strikeouts...Made her season debut against Alcorn State and pitched a scoreless fifth inning...Struck out two batters and didn't allow a hit in the inning....Pitched a third of an inning in game one of a doubleheader with UTEP...Threw three innings in game two and allowed four runs on eight hits....Pitched two and two thirds in game two of a doubleheader with Tulsa and allowed two runs on three hits...Pitched a third of an inning in game three against UAB.
Pitched in 10 games with two starts...Also started one game as the designated player and appeared once as the pinch hitter...Went 0-3 with an 8.17 ERA in 18 innings with six strikeouts...Finished 1-for-4 at the plate with an RBI...Suffered the first loss of her career in the season opener against Illinois (2/8)...Started her first collegiate game against No. 13 Florida (2/9) and too the loss after giving up four runs, two earned, in 1.1 innings of work...Pitched three innings against No. 4/5 Arizona State (2/16)...Hit a single in a pinch hit opportunity against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/24)...Stuck out a season high two batters in an inning of work against No. 9/10 Oklahoma (3/2)...Pitched a combined 3.2 innings against the Sooners in two games and allowed one earned run...Started as the designated player in game one against Alabama A&M (3/12) and drew a bases loaded walk for an RBI...Pitched two innings against UAB (3/22) and gave up one earned run on four hits with a strikeout...Pitched two and a third innings against UCF (4/20) and allowed two unearned runs on one hit...Made her second career start against Tulsa (5/4) and pitched her first complete game.
Played in five games with one start...Started the second game of a doubleheader with Alcorn State (4/12) as the designated player...Hit a walk-off pinch hit double in the bottom of the sixth inning to cap a four-run inning and run-rule Alcorn State in the first game...Pitched a third of an inning against Houston and allowed four earned runs on five hits...Pitched three scoreless innings against Kansas (2/17) and struck out a career high three...Scored a run against Missouri (2/11).
Played in nine games with two starts...Played four games as the designated player and came in to pinch hit seven times...Made three pitching appearances...Went 4-for-13 at the plate for a .308 average...Knocked in two RBI and scored two runs in the season...Allowed just one hit to the three batters she faced in 0.2 innings of work against No. 18 UL-Lafayette (2/11)...Scored a run against Grambling State on two occasions (2/11, 2/28)...First hit came against Lipscomb (3/14)...Went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a double in a start against Grambling State (3/22)...Allowed no hits and struck out two in an inning of work against Grambling State (3/22).
A four-year letterwinner who was coached by her father, Mike, at Tipton-Rosemark Academy...Became the first Tipton-Rosemark Academy student-athlete player to sign a Division I scholarship...Named to the Commercial Appeal's Best of the Preps All-Private School team...Also selected to the Commercial Appeal's All-Metro team five straight seasons...Named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Division II All-State softball team her freshman and senior years...Pitched three no-hitters as a junior...Helped her team to the state tournament her senior season...Capped her prep career with every TRA pitching record...Finished prep career with 988 strikeouts and threw 16 no hitters.
Played travel softball with the West Tennessee Diamond 18U team that finished its final campaign with a fourth-place finish in the 32-team bracket of the NSA East World Series in Chattanooga...Team finished with a 19-12 record over five tournaments.
Full name is Lyndsey Michelle Sterling...Daughter of Mike and Katrina Sterling...Born September 18, 1987 in Memphis, Tenn....Has played softball for her dad's teams since age 4.