Assistant Softball Coach Jenna Roberts talks about what brought her to NIU and what it means to coach here in DeKalb.
2014: Earned first team All-MAC honors as a utility/pitcher...Saw playing time in 47 games...Started 25 games as NIU's No. 1 pitcher and another 14 as a designated player...Finished with a 17-18 record, a 2.63 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 194.1 innings pitched...Ranked fourth in the MAC in wins, seventh in innings pitched, sixth in appearances and eighth in games started...Tossed 18 complete games, including three-straight wins in the MAC Tournament...Named MAC West Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 24 after going 2-1 at the Citurs Classic, posting a pristine 0.00 ERA in 21 innings pitched...Also garnered the division's Pitcher of the Week award for April 7 with three complete game victories and a 1.65 ERA in those contests...Struck out a season-high six batters against Ball State (4/11)...Thre four complete game shutouts, doing so against IPFW (2/21), Jackson State (3/15), Ball State (4/11) and Kent State (4/25)...Hit .306 with 12 extra-base hits, including three home runs...Posted 11 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games...Posted a season-best four RBIs against Iowa State (3/23) and Akron (5/2).
2013: A second-team All-MAC selection...Garnered MAC West Pitcher of the Week honors twice this season (2/12/13; 2/26/13)...Established career-highs in wins with 11, which also ranked ninth in the MAC...Led the team in appearances (45), innings pitched (172), which were also career bests and ranked second and seventh in the conference respectively...Led the team and ranked 10th in the conference with a 2.93 earned run average, also a career high...Offensively, she has tallied career highs in hits (32), doubles (5), RBIs (18) and home runs (2)...Totaled eight multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games...Went 2-for-4 with three RBIs at Illinois St. (4/3/13) and was 2-for-3, including two doubles, with two RBIs in Game One of a doubleheader against Central Michigan (4/12/13).
2012: Participated in 36 games for the Huskies, starting 19 of them as pitcher...Also made appearances at first base, designated hitter and pinch runner...Led the team in nine categories, including Innings Pitched and Games Finished...Pitched a total of 150.1 innings, allowing 205 hits and 124 runs, brining in eight wins...Ended the season with a 4.52 ERA...Drove in 10 runs on 12 hits in 62 at bats to end the season with a .194 batting average.
High School: A four-year letterwinner...Named first team All-State senior season, hitting .525 with 38 runs batted in...Started 16 games on the mound, completing 15 of them and posting a 1.32 ERA...Holds team record for strikeouts in a season with 136...Compiled a 48-4 record as a high school pitcher...Named Arkansas Valley Chisholm Trail League MVP senior season...Led Goddard High School to two Regional Championships and two third place finishes at State...All-Area selection sophomore, junior, and senior seasons...Named team MVP junior and senior seasons...Holds high school record for triples in a season with eight.
Personal: Daughter of Michelle and Greg Sturm. Major: Pre-Communications. Birthday:March 10, 1993.