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Nikki Nemitz

School

University of Michigan

Position
Pitcher
Major
Physical Education
AVG
.331
R
22
H
44
FLD%
1.000
ERA
1.79
W-L
21-4
RBI
44

Classroom

A physical education major, Nemitz carries a 3.03 cumulative GPA at Michigan after posting a 3.4 GPA or better in each of the last two semesters. She will complete her student teaching during the 2010-11 academic year and upon completion will receive a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Kinesiology and a Michigan Secondary Provisional Certificate.

Character

Nemitz was called upon immediately upon arrival at Michigan. She responded with an All-Big Ten first team rookie campaign. The following year she became the staff veteran and, alongside teammate Jordan Taylor, the duo combined for the nation’s top ERA of 0.88 and both earned All-America honors. She is the vocal leader of the Wolverines, and has been for the past three seasons.

Community

Alongside her teammates, Nemitz has been involved with the American Cancer Society through the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign. They have raised more than $50,000 over the three-year stretch. Nemitz will participate in the inaugural Michigan Women’s Softball Academy, with proceeds also benefitting Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. She has also been active in the Michigan From the Heart organization, making visits to young patients at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

Competition

Nemitz is a two-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American. She was unanimously selected as the 2009 Big Ten Conference Pitcher of the Year and is a three time All-Big Ten first team honoree. She threw a 1.07 ERA in her junior campaign, with 28 wins, 306 strikeouts, and a .150 opponent average. In 2008, Nemitz went 21-4 with a career best 1.04 ERA and 10 shutouts. She went on to post a 22-6 record with a 1.88 ERA in 2007. She is the only pitcher in Michigan history to post three straight 20-win seasons. Over her first three seasons, the Wolverines have captured two Big Ten trophies, a Big Ten Tournament crown, and earned a berth in the 2009 Women’s College World Series.