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Michaela Woodward

Pitcher - Right
Cortland, Neb.
Previous School
Honors and Awards

-2017 First Team All-GPAC
-2017 Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska
-2016 First Team All-GPAC
-2016 Omaha World-Herald NAIA All-Nebraska
-2015 Second Team All-GPAC
-2015 Omaha World-Herald NAIA All-Nebraska
-2015 GPAC Player and Pitcher of the Week (May 5)


Michaela Woodward

Pitcher - Right
Junior, 5-10

2017: Junior
Appeared in all 48 games while starting in 45 as a pitcher ... recorded a .338 batting average and held a 39.5 on-base percentage ... tallied 50 hits, including eight doubles, two triples and 11 home runs ... pitched 166.1 innings and owned a 3.07 ERA ... struck out an impressive 120 batters ... opposing batters held a .254 average against her ... ranks No. 33 nationally in both Home Runs per Game (0.229) and Home Runs (11) ... also ranks in the top 50 in Total Innings Pitched (166.1), Wins (17) and Innings Pitched per Game (5.736) ... stole three bases on three attempts ... recorded 63 putouts, 41 assists and five errors for a 95.4 fielding percentage. 

2016: Sophomore
Started 25 games as a pitcher…posted an 11-6 record…pitched a total of 149.0 innings which led the team…also led the team in batters struck out (78), appearances (28) and batters struck out looking (34)…in the batter’s box tallied 26 runs on 52 hits, including 11 doubles, one triple and six home runs…drove in 29 runs…was selected to the All-GPAC First Team.

2015: Freshman
Woodward starred both at the plate and in the circle in her first collegiate season, appearing in 49 games total and 20 games in the circle ... batted .392 (60-for-153) with 11 doubles, three triples, three home runs, 39 RBIs and 21 runs ... recorded an on-base percentage of .439 and slugging percentage of .562 ... led the team in hits, doubles and RBIs ... in the circle, went 20-13 with a 4.89 ERA in 194.2 innings ... struck out 137 hitters and allowed 242 hits and 103 walks ... 20 wins were the fourth highest single-season total in school history ... had 18 games of two or more hits ... belted a key three-run homer in the GPAC title-clinching win over Morningside on 5-2-15 ... covered all 39.2 innings in the circle for Concordia at the GPAC tournament.

High School
Prepped at Norris High School for head coach Dave Carpenter … lettered and started all four years at the varsity level … served as team captain for three years … named Nebraska Class B first team all-state and Nebraska second team super state … earned Nebraska honorable mention all-state recognition three times … selected to the Nebraska all-star softball game … holds school career hitting records for home runs and RBIs and the single-season record for batting average … as a pitcher, broke school career records for strikeouts and no hitters … led Norris to 2010 and 2013 state tournament appearances, a 2013 district title and a 2010 conference championship … helped Norris to district runner-up claims in 2010 and 2011 … competed in track and field for four years, qualifying for the state championships three times in the shot put … holds the school record in the discus … competed in swimming for two years, serving as a team captain for one … played basketball for one year … garnered academic all-conference honors four times and academic all-state recognition twice.

Born in Lincoln, Neb., on July 7, 1996 … daughter of Mike and Linda Woodward … enjoys hockey, fishing and cooking.