The series is the start of a five-game homestand for the Herd
Softball's first Senior CLASS Award Finalist since Rachel Folden (2008)
Marshall ranked 23rd in the country in team GPA
Elicia D’Orazio ties team record with four runs scored
Herd earns spot in the C-USA Tournament with game one win
2016 NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete
2016 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll
GP/GS: 14/7 ... Finished 2-1 ... Pitched 26.2 innings during senior season with 10 strikeouts ... Registered first strikeout of the season against #14 Tennessee at the BAMA Bash Feb. 27 ... Earned first win of 2016 at Liberty April 13 pitching 3.1 innings, allowing just one run and striking out two ... Fielded position well with three assists in win over Liberty ... Grabbed second win on senior day vs. FIU May 1st coming in relief to start the second inning and pitched six shutout innings allowing just three hits and three strikeouts ... The win over FIU helped guarantee Marshall a spot in the Conference USA Tournament ... Three-time member of the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll ... Graduated with a degree in Sports Journalism.
2015 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll
GP/GS: 20/8 ... Earned a 2-0 record after pitching 48.1 innings as a starter and reliever ... Set career a high with 24 strikeouts and a career best of .234 batting average against ... 3.19 ERA ... Pitched her first career complete game in 11-2 win over Wright State March 31st, both runs allowed were unearned ... Played great defensively from the circle with a 1.000 fielding percentage in 21 chances and started three double plays vs. Army Feb. 6th, vs. UMass-Lowell Feb. 7th and against Auburn Feb. 21st.
2014 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll
GP/GS: 18/2 ... Posted a 0-1 record and 7.84 Earned Run Average ... Pitched 22.1 total innings and struck out 9 batters with 18 batters walked ... Allowed 25 earned runs in 2014 ... Pitched a season high 3.0 innings vs Winthrop on February 16th.
GP/GS: 11/2 ... Posted a 1-1 record and 2.95 ERA ... Pitched a total of 19.0 innings and had 13 strikeouts ... Made her first collegiate start against Northern Kentucky and struck out seven batters to earn her first victory and to improve Marshall’s victorious home win streak to 22 games.
High School: Pitched for Avon High School where she set the school record for most strikeouts in a single season with 276, also a West Shore Conference record ... Fowler owns Avon High’s school record for career K’s with 663 and had a 1.1 ERA during her time there ... with the Eagles was named the 2012 conference Player of the Year ... also was named to the second team all-Ohio team in 2011, was an all-conference selection from 2009-12 and named to the all-district team in 2011 and 2012 ... was named her team’s defensive player of the year in 2012.
Personal: Born April 12, 1994 to parents Ross and Kisty Fowler ... father was a swimmer at Eastern Kentucky ... has a sister Jamie (23) and brother Nicholas (16) ... majoring in broadcasting with plans to get into sports journalism.