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  Missy Penna
Missy Penna

Player Profile

Miami, Fla.

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Freshmen Power Cardinal Past Tulsa

Senior pitcher Teagan Gerhart earned her 100th career win

As a Senior in 2009: A first-team NFCA All-American ... one of 10 national player of the year finalists, the first player in school history to make USA Softball's top-10 ... an All-Pac-10 First Team selection for the second year in a row, earning her fourth career all-conference nod ... named an All-West Region pitcher ... Stanford's ace in the circle, making 44 starts and notching a 35-8 record ... ranked among the top-10 pitchers in the nation in three major pitching categories, coming in fourth in shutouts (18), fourth in wins (35) and fifth in strikeouts (364) ... was also among the nation's top-50 in ERA (39th, 1.64) and K's per game (26th, 8.7) ... tied the previous league record with five Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week awards during the year ... also swept the USA Softball and NFCA National Player of the Week awards twice during the year, the first player in school history to sweep the prestigious pair of awards ... ranked second in the Pac-10 in wins (35), third in ERA (1.64) and fourth opposing average (.188), while coming in second in strikeouts (364) ... threw 40 complete games and tallied a school-record 18 shutouts ... had 364 K's on the year, marking her third consecutive 300-K season ... 364 K's and 35 wins both ranked second only to her 2008 numbers on Stanford's single-season chart ... Stanford's career leader in K's (1,267), shutouts (50), wins (119) and innings pitched (1086.1) ... the first player in the nation to reach 1,200 career K's, doing so against Arizona State on May 1 ... finished tied as the 14th-winningest pitcher in NCAA history and the fourth-winningest in Pac-10 history (119) ... also among the NCAA's 20 all-time strikeout leaders (18th) ... threw her only no-hitter of the year against Kansas on Feb. 7, striking out batters for 13 of the 15 outs ... also threw four one-hitters and seven two-hitters ... went 53 innings without allowing an earned run between Feb. 27 and March 21 ... tossed six shutouts in Pac-10 play ... posted 18 double-digit strikeout performances ... had three 13-strikeout games in her first five games of the year, getting the tallies against Texas Tech (2/7), Kansas (2/7) and UC Santa Barbara (2/12) and shutting out two of the three ... threw four complete games over the opening weekend with two shutouts, 39 K's in 23 innings, a no-hitter and a 0.61 ERA to nab her first Pac-10 Player of the Week award (2/10) ... posted 10 K's in wins over San Diego State (3/7), Winthrop (3/21) and Pacific (3/22) at home tournaments ... tossed three complete games at the Stanford Louisville Slugger Classic, added three shutouts, struck out 20 batters in 20 innings and became the first player in program history to reach 40 career shutouts ... earned her second Pac-10 Player of the Week for her efforts at the tournament (3/10) ... swiped her third Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honor (3/24) after throwing three complete games and picking up three wins at the Stanford Invitational ... broke her own school record with 19 K's in a 10-inning win over Cal Poly (3/23) ... added 13 K's in an 11-inning shutout of eventual national champion Washington (3/28) ... shutout the Huskies again 24 hours later, posting eight K's on the afternoon ... won her third Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honor in three weeks of action for her efforts over the first week of conference play ... threw 34.1 innings, fanned 45 batters, beat three ranked teams and held the second-ranked Washington Huskies scoreless for 18 consecutive innings to snag both the USA Softball and NFCA National Player of the Week awards for the first time ... had 13 K's at Oregon State (4/3) ... threw a 10-strikeout one-hitter at Oregon (4/4) ... posted back-to-back 12-K games against Cal (4/9-10), one-hitting the Bears in the series opener ... struck out 12 in an eight-inning win at No. 5 Arizona State (4/18) ... fanned 12 in a nine-inning shutout of Oregon (4/24) ... threw another one-hitter to finish a season sweep of Oregon State (4/26) ... threw every inning of the series and posted a 3-0 record with two shutouts to break her own single-season shutout record (16) and nab her fifth Pac-10 Player of the Week award ... fanned 11 in a two-hitter to clinch the series with Arizona State at home (5/1) ... threw a one-hitter against the nation's top offense on Senior Day, striking out 13 to clinch the series with Arizona for the first time in school history (5/3) ... swept the NFCA and USA Softball National Player of the Week for the second time after her performances against the Arizona schools, beating two top-10 teams and allowing two of the nation's top-three offenses just one combined run and three combined hits in 14 innings of work ... recorded 11 K's in the postseason opener against Portland State (5/15) ... threw a two-hitter in Stanford's second postseason win against Nevada (5/16) ... nabbed her 18th shutout of the year against Cal Poly to clinch the Stanford Regional title (5/17) ... also saw five at bats on the year, and registered her lone hit against UC Riverside on the first of those chances (2/28) ... one of 10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award ... also an ESPN Academic All-District VIII First Team pick ... became the school's second Academic All-American with a selection to the ESPN CoSIDA Second Team ... an ESPN.com Preseason Second-Team All-American ... named to the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team.

2009 Game-By-Game Statistics

As a Junior in 2008: A third-team NFCA All-American ... named to the All-Pacific Region Second Team ... a first-team All-Pac-10 pick ... Stanford's ace in the circle making 49 starts and throwing 40 complete games ... threw complete games in 18 of 21 Pac-10 contests ... second in the Pac-10 and sixth nationally in wins, posting a school record with 37 on the year ... posted a 37-13 record with 15 shutouts ... pitched a conference-high 335 innings, a Stanford school record ... shattered the school's single-season strikeout record against Arizona State (5/8), and stood second in the Pac-10 with 416 on the year ... the eighth pitcher in Pac-10 history, and the first at Stanford, to notch 400 K's in a single season, hitting her 400th against Massachusetts (5/18) ... just the second pitcher in school history to throw back-to-back seasons with 300 or more K's ... opposing average (.161) and ERA (1.17) both ranked fourth in the conference ... ranked among the top 20 nationally in ERA and hits per game (least) ... season ERA was fourth in the Cardinal recordbooks ... threw a no-hitter in the season-opener at San Diego (2/8), striking out 14 in the game ... finished the opening weekend with three shutouts and 27 strikeouts in three games with no walks to earn her first career USA Softball National Player of the Week honor ... also earned her first of three Pac-10 Player of the Week awards after the first weekend of play ... threw five consecutive shutouts to start the season before finally giving up a run ... threw one-hitters against Purdue (3/1), College of Charleston (3/9) and UC Davis (3/26) ... also had seven two-hitters on the year ... had 20 double-digit strikeout games ... struck out 12 in five shutout innings against Wichita State (2/15) ... recorded 14 K's in a nine-inning win over Florida Atlantic (2/21) ... fanned 13 in six innings of work against Louisville at the Worth Classic in Fullerton (2/29) ... struck out 15 in a win over Campbell (3/6) ... struck out 13 in a one-hit shutout of UC Davis (3/26) ... struck out 12 batters and pitched a school-record 13 innings against Arizona State (3/30) ... fanned 23 batters in three games against California and allowed just ten hits to nab her second Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honor of the Year (4/22) ... picked up eight K's in 5.1 innings against San Jose State (4/22) ... eight double-digit strikeout performances came in Pac-10 games ... posted 10 K's, including the 800th of her career, in a 10-inning win over Washington (4/25) ... shattered a school record with 17 strikeouts in a 2-1 upset of No. 2 Arizona State in Tempe (5/8) ... also shattered the school's single-season strikeout record in the game, moving past the previous record of 358 ... nabbed her third Pac-10 Player of the Week award for her efforts in the desert (5/13) .... fanned 14 in a two-hit shutout of Lehigh in the team's first NCAA Regional game (5/16) ... struck out 11 in a shutout of Massachusetts the following day (5/17) ... threw her second no-hitter of the year in the regional title game, fanning nine batters in her third shutout of the weekend (5/18) ... finished the weekend with 39 K's over 28 innings, three shutouts and no earned runs (0.00 ERA) ... became the second pitcher in school history to hit 900 career strikeouts in the NCAA Super Regional at Texas A&M (5/25) ... had 12 at bats early in the year and recorded two hits for a .167 average ... was among 25 finalists for USA Softball's National Player of the Year award ... named to the ESPN Academic All-District First Team for District VIII ... named to the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team.

2008 Game-By-Game Statistics

As a Sophomore in 2007: An All-Pac-10 Second Team selection ... named to the All-Pacific Region Second Team ... named to the Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team ... made 44 appearances for Stanford and earned 25 wins ... also notched 12 shutouts on the year and 308 strikeouts with a 2.45 ERA ... pitched 260.1 innings and 33 complete games ... recorded second career no-hitter against Saint Mary's (4/11) ... recorded back-to-back one-hitters against Purdue (2/24) and Marist (2/25) at the FIU/Adidas Invitational during her homecoming in Miami ... also threw a one-hitter against UC Santa Barbara (3/11) ... had six two-hitters on the year, including in the NCAA Regional game against Cal State Northridge (5/18) ... tied a then-school record with 16 strikeouts against No. 4 Northwestern (2/10) ... second-best performance was a 14-strikeout shutout at Florida International (2/22) ... had 11 double-digit strikeout performances on the year ... pitched back-to-back shutouts against Missouri (2/16) and Pacific (2/17) and later in the year against UC Santa Barbara (3/11) and Long Beach State (3/24) ... pitched 23.1 scoreless innings, struck out 38 batters and contributed to four shutouts at the FIU/Adidas Invitational in February ... named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week (2/27) and the FIU/Adidas Invitational MVP for her efforts ... went 12 scoreless innings against No. 4 Arizona (4/29), striking out 11 batters ... pitched back-to-back shutouts against Cal State Northridge and Fresno State at NCAA Regionals (5/18) ... also notched 31 hits for the Cardinal on the year, including three homeruns and four doubles ... went 2-for-2 with two RBI and two runs scored against Sacramento State in the team's home-opener (2/13) ... scored the game-winning run in a 1-0 win over Purdue (2/24) ... cracked first homerun of the year against UC Santa Barbara (3/9) going 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored ... blasted a grand slam to help the Cardinal top Oregon (4/1), going 2-for-4 in the game with two runs and five RBI ... ripped a solo homerun against Cal (4/6) ... went 2-for-3 against UCLA to help Stanford upset the No. 12 Bruins ... notched four hits, including two doubles, at NCAA Regionals and scored the game-winning run against No. 23 Fresno State ... was named to the Stanford Regional All-Tournament Team for her efforts.

2007 Game-By-Game Statistics

As a Freshman in 2006: Earned All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention in her first season on The Farm ... tallied 22 starts in the circle and made 35 appearances ... boasted a 22-10 record with a 2.35 ERA in 196.2 innings pitched ... led the team with 179 strikeouts, a mark which then ranked sixth for a single season in the Cardinal recordbooks ... her 22 wins then ranked fifth for a single-season ... had five shutouts, and threw 13 complete games ... held batters to a team-low .198 batting average ... struck out a season-high 13 batters in her second collegiate start against Nevada (2/11) ... threw her first career one-hitter against Birmingham-Southern (2/18) ... also threw four two-hitters during the year ... struck out 11 batters in two-hit wins over Drake (2/17) and Purdue (3/3), and struck out ten batters in a shutout of BYU (3/11) ... threw her first career no-hitter against UC Davis (3/26), striking out seven batters and walking just one ... posted two wins at the NCAA Regional in Fresno, throwing a two-hitter to shut out Tulsa (5/19) and striking out seven batters in a win over Fresno State (5/21) ... also hit .280 on the year with 18 runs and 44 hits ... tied for third on the team with 29 RBI ... also tied for third on the team with four homeruns ... tallied three doubles on the year ... collected nine multiple-hit games and five multiple-RBI games ... started the year on a season-long five-game hitting streak ... blasted her first career homerun against Nebraska in the team's opening weekend (2/10) ... also doubled in her first collegiate weekend against Nevada (2/11) ... cracked a three-run homerun against Maryland at the Palm Springs Classic (2/24) ... notched three RBI in a 12-3 win over Wisconsin (3/10) ... went 3-for-3 versus BYU (3/11) with one run and one RBI ... scored the game-winning run in a 1-0 win over Princeton (3/25) ... Was 2-for-3 in the conference opener at UCLA (3/31) with one run, one RBI and a double ... hammered a sixth-inning grand slam to lead Stanford to victory over Oregon (4/8), notching a season-high four RBI with the blast ... also homered in a come-from-behind win against Washington (5/11) ... went 3-for-4 against Tulsa (5/19) in the NCAA Regional with one run and one RBI.

2006 Game-By-Game Statistics

High School: A 2005 graduate of Southwest Senior High School in Miami, Fla. ... a four-year letterwinner ... captained the team as a senior ... named the 2005 Miami Herald Scholar Athlete of the Year ... a two-time Miami Herald Female Athlete of the Year ... tabbed the 2005 Florida Dairy Farmer's 6A Softball Player of the Year ... a three-time all-state selection ... a two-time Florida 6A Pitcher of the Year ... a four-time first-team all-county selection and three-time team MVP ... helped her team to the Florida State Championship in 2004 ... team's Rookie of the Year in 2002 ... a Wendy's Heisman state finalist ... holds county records for strikeouts in one game (32, 2003), strikeouts in one season (380, 2005), career strikeouts (1,255) and high school career wins (85) ... also a captain and four-year letterwinner in volleyball and basketball ... helped her volleyball team to the Florida State Final Four as a junior and senior ... county Volleyball Player of the Year in 2004.

Club: Played for the Miami Mini Canes and the Gold Coast Hurricanes.

National Team: Won a silver medal at the Central American Games as a member of the San Salvador Dominican National Team in 2002 and a bronze medal at the Pan Am Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in the summer of 2003.

Personal: Daughter of Lori and Robert Penna ... has nine siblings: Robert, Anita, Joseph, Leanne, Heidi, Hannah, Matthew, Edward and Bethanie ... father wrestled at the University of Florida ... brother, Robert, played baseball at Barry University ... sister, Heidi, plays softball at George Washington ... majoring in civil engineering ... considering a career in civil engineering/wilderness survival ... hobbies include hiking, reading, biking and living in the wild ... full name is Melissa Lynnette Penna.

Penna's Career Batting Stats


Penna's Career Pitching Stats

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