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Melanie  Mitchell


White Plains, Md.

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Virginia Has 286 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Honor Roll

Conference has record 2,909 student-athletes recognized


Virginia Has 293 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Honor Roll

Conference has record 2,916 student-athletes recognized


Virginia Has 293 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Honor Roll

Conference has record 2,916 student-athletes recognized


Mitchell, Bowdren Earn VaSID All-State Honors

Duo were recognized on first team


Mitchell Named to NFCA All-Region First Team

Senior pitcher honored for third time in career


Softball vs. Boston College (by Matt Riley)

Softball vs. Boston College (by Matt Riley)


Softball vs. Boston College (by Matt Riley)

Softball vs. Boston College (by Matt Riley)

• Finished career as UVa all-time leader in wins (79), strikeouts (1,101), complete games (117), innings pitched (942), appearances (161) and starts (144)
• Tied the single season record for wins in a season (27) as a freshman
• Also set the single season mark with 34 complete games as a rookie

• NFCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region first team
• Named to VaSID All-State First Team
• Made 36 appearances with 32 starts
• Finished season 16-17 with 2.74 ERA and 270 strikeouts in 217.0 innings pitched
• 270 K's rank sixth in UVa single-season history and ranked 19th in the nation
• Struck out a season-high 16 against Robert Morris and George Washington
• Recorded 11 double-digit strikeout games
• Earned four shutouts and 27 complete games

• Second team All-ACC
• NFCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region second team
• VaSID first team All-State
• Two-time ACC Pitcher of the Week
• Tied Virginia's program record for career games started in the ACC Tournament loss against Georgia Texh
• Her 1.55 ERA ranked third among conference pitchers and 31st nationally
• Her 273 strikeouts ranked third among ACC pitchers and 20th nationally
• Her 9.1 strikeouts per seven innings ranked 10th nationally
• Her 25 walks were the fewest among conference pitchers
• Ranked fifth nationally with 0.82 walks allowed per seven innings
• Has 12 double digit strikeout games this season

• Named to ACC All-Tournament Team
• Battled injury for a majority of the season
• Ranked third in the ACC with 258 strikeouts
• Led the league with 80 strikeouts looking
• Went 17-17 on the year with a 3.29 ERA
• Threw 28 complete games
• Recorded eight shutouts
• Made 41 appearances, including 37 starts
• Had eight double figure strikeout games
• Tallied season-best 17 strikeouts in a 3-2 win in 10 innings over Liberty (May 3)
• Shut out top-seeded Georgia Tech in upset win in the ACC Championship (May 13), allowing four hits in the complete game outing

• Tied the school record with 27 wins during her rookie season
• NFCA first team all-region
• First team All-ACC
• Selected as the state pitcher of the year by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID)
• Twice named ACC pitcher of the week (April 20 and March 16)
• Led the ACC with 286.2 innings pitched and 79 strikeouts looking
• Her 49 appearances and 44 games started also led the league
• Ranked third among conference pitchers with 295 strikeouts
• Threw eight complete game shutouts
• Finished the year with a 2.86 ERA
• Went 1-for-2 at the plate with a double vs. San Jose State (March 20)

• Helped McDonough to the 2009 state championship title
• Was 19-0 as a senior with a 0.00 ERA
• Recorded 315 strikeouts in 133 innings
• Her 19 strikeouts in the state championship game tied the state record
• 2009 Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year
• 2009 Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year
• Two-time Washington Post All-Met Pitcher
• Two-time conference player of the year
• Two-time first-team all-conference
• Four-time all-county player of the year
• Four-time first-team all-county
• 2009 McDonough High School Female Athlete of the Year
• Also competed in volleyball and swimming
• It's Academic Team member and captain
• National Society of High School Scholars member
• Graduated summa cum laude

• Member of the NJ Breakers Gold for two years
• Also played for the 18U and 16U Shamrocks

• Daughter of Donnie and Carol Mitchell
• Majoring in systems engineering



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