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Melanie  Mitchell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
White Plains, Md.

High School:
McDonough

Height:
6-1

Position:
P/1B

B/T:
S/R

08/06/2013

Virginia Has 286 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Honor Roll

Conference has record 2,909 student-athletes recognized

08/06/2013

Virginia Has 293 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Honor Roll

Conference has record 2,916 student-athletes recognized

08/06/2013

Virginia Has 293 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Honor Roll

Conference has record 2,916 student-athletes recognized

06/14/2013

Mitchell, Bowdren Earn VaSID All-State Honors

Duo were recognized on first team

05/16/2013

Mitchell Named to NFCA All-Region First Team

Senior pitcher honored for third time in career

03/30/2013

Softball vs. Boston College (by Matt Riley)

Softball vs. Boston College (by Matt Riley)

03/29/2013

Softball vs. Boston College (by Matt Riley)

Softball vs. Boston College (by Matt Riley)

OF NOTE
• 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

2013 (SENIOR SEASON)
• 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

2012 (JUNIOR SEASON)
• 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



2011 (SOPHOMORE 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

2010 (FRESHMAN SEASON)
• 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)

McDONOUGH HIGH SCHOOL
• 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

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

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

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