1996 Big 10 Statistics

1996 Final Standings

Conf. Games All Games W L PCT GB W L T PCT 1. Michigan 20 4 .833 -- 51 12 .810 2. Minnesota 17 6 .739 -- 44 18 .710 3. Iowa 17 7 .708 -- 47 17 .734 4. Indiana 16 7 .696 -- 37 24 .607 5. Michigan State 14 10 .583 -- 37 19 .661 6. Purdue 12 11 .522 -- 36 21 .632 7. Northwestern 8 16 .333 -- 19 33 .365 8. Ohio State 6 18 .250 -- 19 43 .365 9. Penn State 5 18 .217 -- 24 26 .480 10. Wisconsin 3 21 .143 -- 14 39 1 .269

1996 All-Big Ten Softball Team

FIRST TEAM POSITION SECOND TEAM Kari Knopf, Iowa First Base Traci Conrad, Michigan Candice Kollen, Ohio State Second Base Samantha Mercier, Purdue Christy Hebert, Iowa Shortstop Monica Armendarez, Indiana Melissa Wielandt, Iowa Third Base Patti Raduenz, Michigan State Rachel Nelson, Minnesota Outfield Amber Hegland, Minnesota Lea Twigg, Iowa Outfield Mandy Smart, Purdue Kellyn Tate, Michigan Outfield Jodi Dolan, Ohio State Amy Haug, Ohio State Catcher Kelley Green, Northwestern Gina Ugo, Indiana Pitcher Debbie Bilbao, Iowa Jenn Markert, Purdue Pitcher Steph Klaviter, Minnesota Sara Griffin, Michigan Utility Wendy Logue, Minnesota Keri Lemasters, Michigan State At-large Tracy Carr, Michigan Player-of-the-Year: Sara Griffin, Michigan Freshman-of-the-Year: Traci Conrad, Michigan Coach-of-the-Year: Carol Hutchins, Michigan Pitcher-of-the-Year: Gina Ugo, Indiana

1996 Big Ten Individual Statistics - (Top Returnees in 1997)

Hitting

Batting Average 1. Amber Hegland, Minnesota .441 3. Rachel Nelson, Minnesota .422 4. Sara Griffin, Michigan .421 Runs Scored 1. Rachel Nelson, Minnesota 64 2. Traci Conrad, Michigan 53 3. Keri Lemasters, Michigan State 51 Hits 1. Rachel Nelson, Minnesota 92 2. Amber hegland, Minnesota 82 3. Sara Griffin, Michigan 82 Doubles 1. Amber Hegland, Minnesota 24 2. Sara Griffin, Michigan 23 3. Ronee Sbrocco, Minnesota 15 Triples 1. Keri Lemasters, Michigan State 9 2. Rachel Nelson, Minnesota 7 3. Christy Herbert, Iowa 6 Home Runs 2. Shannon Beeler, Minnesota 10 Monica Armendarez, Indiana 10 4. Shannon Salsburg, Penn State 9 Runs Batted In 1. Shannon Beeler, Minnesota 62 2. Amber Hegland, Minnesota 61 3. Christy Hebert, Iowa 49 Base on Balls 2. Shannon Salsburg, Penn State 29 3. Monica Armendarez, Indiana 26 4. Candace Kollen, Ohio State 25 Stolen Bases 2. Aimee Lonigro, Indiana 34-38 3. Katie Ballman, Northwestern 30-36 4. Jody Meister, Purdue 20-22 Slugging Percentage 2. Amber Hegland, Minnesota .688 3. Monica Armendarez, Indiana .643 4. Keri Lemasters, Michigan State .630 On-Base Percentage 2. Amber Hegland, Minnesota .512 3. Rchel Nelson, Minnesota .481 4. Sara Griffin, Michigan .479

Pitching

Earned Run Average 2. Sara Griffin, Michigan 1.11 3. Deborah Bilboa, Iowa 1.22 4. Stacey Smith, Michigan State 1.50 Appearances 2. Deborah Bilboa, Iowa 43 3. Sara Griffin, Michigan 39 4. Stephanie Klaviter, Minnesota 38 Complete Games 2. Sara Griffin, Michigan 28 3. Stacey Smith, Michigan State 25 4. Ashley Fauser, Wisconsin 22 Innings Pitched 2. Sara Griffin, Michigan 239.1 3. Stacey Smith, Michigan State 223.1 4. Deborah Bilboa, Iowa 207.1 Wins 1. Sara Griffin, Michigan 32 3. Stephanie Klaviter, Minnesota 25 4. Stacey Smith, Michigan State 22 Strikeouts 2. Jennifer Johnson, Minnesota 180 3. Jenn Markert, Purdue 179 4. Sara Griffin, Michigan 163 Strikeouts Per 7 Innings 1. Jennifer Johnson, Minnesota 8.48 2. Jenn Markert, Purdue 8.37 4. Sheryl Scheve, Purdue 5.80 Hits Per 7 Innings 1. Jenny McMahon,Iowa 4.29 2. Sara Griffin, Michigan 4.33 3. Deborah Bilboa 4.53 Walks Per 7 Innings 1. Jenny McMahon, Iowa 0.64 2. Wendy Logue, Minnesota 0.68 3. Angie Schwab, Penn State 0.76 Saves 1. Heidi Hanna, Penn State 4 Jennifer Johnson, Minnesota 4 Deborah Bilboa, Iowa 4