14   Whitney Owens
Whitney Owens

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Pendleton, Ind.

High School:
Pendleton Heights

Last College:
Georgia

Position:
P

B/T:
R/R


2011: Pitched in 18 games, making 10 starts ... Third on the team in wins (five), strikeouts (36), and innings pitched (53.1) ... Struck out a season-high six batters versus Sacred Heart (3/6/11) and Eastern Michigan (4/1/11) ... Achieved Huskie Scholar status (3.0-3.49 G.P.A.) within NIU Academic Excellence program.

2010: Made 45 appearances, with 15 starts at pitcher ... Pitched 73 innings with 51 strike outs and a 4.51 ERA ... Struck out a season-high seven batters against Western Illinois (3/23/10) ... Fifth on the team in on base percentage (.351) ... Finished with 32 at bats, a .250 slugging percentage, and a career-high .250 batting percentage.

2009 (Georgia): Made one appearance, pitching two scoreless innings of relief versus UC Riverside ... Named to SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll and Fall 2008 Director's Honor Roll.

High School: Lettered one-year season at Pendleton Heights High School ... Led the team to a runner-up finish at state her freshman year, compiling a 20-1 record with a 0.20 school-record ERA ... Recorded a school-record 191 strikeouts and two no-hitters as a freshman en route to being named all-state, Indianapolis Star Player of the Year and Herald Bulletin Player of the Year ... Played travel softball with the Southern Illinois Force, who she helped guide to runner-up finishes at the Colorado Independence Day Tournament and ASA Nationals in 2007, going 8-0 from the circle and hitting .440 at ASA Nationals ... Ended 2007 season with Force with a 33-2 record.

Personal: Daughter of Becky and Jerry Owens. Major: Nursing. Birthday: Feb. 22, 1990.

OWENS' CAREER STATISTICS

Hitting

YEAR G/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO AVG
2010 20/13 32 2 8 0 0 0 2 11 4 22 .250
2011 3/1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
CAREER 23/14 32 4 8 0 0 0 2 5 0 7 .250

Pitching

YEAR W-L ERA GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO HP
2010 3-6 4.51 14 4 0 73.0 91 61 47 62 51 7
2011 5/6 7.74 10 1 0 53.1 89 77 59 45 36 5
CAREER 8/12 5.87 24 5 0 126.1 180 138 106 107 87 12