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Diana LaRiva
Diana LaRiva

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tustin, Calif.

High School:
Tustin

Position:
P

Bats/Throws:
na/R



For the Record: Owns single-game record for strikeouts with 17 against IPFW on March 27, 2004 ... set a single-season record with 196 strikeouts ... also ranks third on the single-season strikeouts list with 162 ... tied for third on the single-season saves list with three ... ranks among the top five in three career categories: second in strikeouts (507), fourth in shutouts (13), and fifth in wins (40), ERA (2.17) and innings pitched (468.2) ... needs just two more saves to tie for fifth on that career list.

2005: Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... posted a 12-6 record and a 2.17 ERA ... struck out 149 batters in 135 innings of work ... threw eight complete games, including four shutouts in 32 appearances ... tossed a no-hitter against UMKC ... ranked seventh in the Big Ten in batters struck out looking with 48 ... struck out five or more batters on 17 occasions, including 10 or more Ks three times ... a three-time Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honoree (2/15, 3/14, 4/25) ... named to the all-tournament team at the Hilton Classic and Wolfpack Challenge ... moved into the career top five in wins (5th with 40), shutouts (4th with 13), innings pitched (5th with 468.2) and strikeouts (2nd with 507) ... named Co-Most Outstanding Pitcher at team's postseason banquet.

2004: Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... recorded a 15-13 record in 37 appearances , including 29 starts ... pitched 14 complete games including five shutouts ... rewrote the Purdue single-game and single-season strikeout records ... struck out a single-game record 17 batters against IPFW en route to a single-season record 196 strikeouts ... compiled a 2.03 ERA, allowing just 50 earned runs in 172.1 innings of work ... tossed a complete game no-hitter, including nine strikeouts, against Utah State at the Capital Classic ... recorded a one-hitter against IUPUI ... struck out five or more batters in 19 games, including double-digit performances in four games ... ranked among the top 10 in the Big Ten in four categories: third in looking strikeouts (62), eighth in strikeouts (196), eighth in starts (29), ninth in appearances (37) ... in conference play, ranked fifth in looking strikeouts (22) and 12th in total Ks (56) ... entered the Purdue career top five in ERA, shutouts and strikeouts ... named co-Most Valuable Pitcher at team's postseason banquet.

2003: Started 25 games for the Boilermakers pitching 10 complete games including four shutouts, while compiling a 13-11 record ... pitched her first collegiate no-hitter, a five-inning job, against IPFW ... allowed just one walk while striking out six in the no-no ... threw a seven-inning one-hitter in Game 2 against IUPUI, allowing just one hit while K-ing nine ... struck out 162 batters in 161.0 innings of action to the lead team and rank seventh in the Big Ten ... struck out 48 batters looking, seventh-most in the conference ... owned a 2.30 ERA, allowing just 53 earned runs, while facing 611 batters ... won three straight games at the Speedline Invitational, starting two and picking up the save in the third ... pitched three-straight shutouts against Western Kentucky (six innings), Loyola (Chicago) (six innings) and Butler (five innings) ... struck out a career-high 10 batters against Loyola, followed that with nine Ks against Butler ... also punched out nine each against Notre Dame and IUPUI ... tallied saves against Pacific, Mississippi and Penn State to rank second in the conference with three saves ... finished 17 games, second-most in the Big Ten ... baserunners snagged only 8 of 14 bases with her on the mound ... came to the plate in Purdue's 19-0 win over IPFW and lined out to first base.

High School: Was named first team all-league three of the four years she played softball at Tustin High School -- her sophomore, junior and senior years ... was league MVP at pitcher each of final three years ... dubbed league Athlete of the Year after senior season ... earned first-team all-county accolades as a senior, second-team her junior year ... tallied a 0.00 ERA in league play both junior and senior years ... recorded 244 strikeouts in 136 innings of action and boasted a 0.15 overall ERA as a junior ... had a 0.06 overall ERA as senior ... was a four-year scholar athlete ... member of the honor roll ... named a Top Scholar and received Tiller Excellence Award ... softball coach was Erin Gallagher ... played summer ball for the SoCal Athletics under Bruce Richardson.

Personal: Given name is Diana Louise LaRiva ... born 12/6/84 ... parents are Mitchell LaRiva and Louise Iacona ... has one sister, Lori, who attends the University of California-Santa Barbara ... major is environmental plant studies.