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#16 Beth Dieter (1997-2000)
  • Right-handed
  • Pitcher 5-10, Orlando, Fla. (Dr. Phillips)

Career Honors: UF's only three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection (1998-00), GTE Academic All-America (third-team, 2000)...Was a finalist for the H. Boyd McWhorter SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award (2000)...Two-time SEC Pitcher of the Week (2000) ... listed in the top ten in SEC career record book for victories, appearances, complete games, shutouts, saves and innings pitched.

Career Highlights: Was the first walk-on pitcher to work her way into the No. 1 spot...Is only the second Gator to throw two, complete-game no-hitters...Set UF record for 29.2 consecutive scoreless innings pitched as a freshman in 1997...Finished career as leader in appearances (139), starts (105), innings pitched (716.2), wins (60), saves (5) and complete games (75)...Was second with 380 strikeouts and 30 shutouts.

As a Senior 2000: Posted 20-16 record for her second consecutive 20-win season with a career-high 158 strikeouts in 243.2 innings...Pitched two no-hitters...Became just the third pitcher at UF to be named the SEC Pitcher of the Week after tossing 12 shutout innings at No. 17 South Carolina, including her first career no hitter...Earned the award again May 8 after handing a "no-no" to Georgia in her 100th career start...Career-high 12 shutouts...Named to the All-Tournament team in the Speedline Invitational, her first such honor, posting a record of 3-2 on the mound with a save...Recorded season-highs Her 1.78 ERA this season marks a career best.

As a Junior 1999: UF's No. 1 pitcher...Worked her way to three wins in the stretch to position the Gators for a post-season opportunity...Hurled a three-hit, five-inning 8-0 shutout against Kentucky April 23...Threw a five-hitter in an eight-inning battle against Stetson, which UF won 2-1...Took away a win from No. 18 South Florida's nationally ranked Monica Triner April 14 with a 1-0 shutout, her fourth on the year...Collected a career and team individual season-high 10 strikeouts vs. Bethune-Cookman April 10...Started both ends of a doubleheader agsinst FSU for the first time in her career...Set a season-high eight strikeouts in a win over Campbell...Went 2-1 with a shutout and struck out 11 batters, including seven against 11th-ranked DePaul in the season opener, in the University Centre Hotel Invitational.

As a Sophomore 1998: Florida's No. 2 pitcher...Went 11-4 with four and a half shut outs and two saves in 24 appearances...Finished with a 2.67 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 107 and two-thirds innings...Marked wins over two top-25 teams (Texas Tech and Oregon State)...Pitched a career-high nine strikeouts in the game over Florida A&M...Pitched a one-hitter against Boston University and struck out seven.

As a Freshman 1997: Walk-on who became UF's No. 2 pitcher...Was the winning pitcher in two of Florida's four wins against teams advancing to NCAA Regionals (South Florida and Central Michigan)...ERA of 3.05..,Struck out 54 batters.

High School: Struck out 247 batters during senior year...Named conference player of the year...Earned all-state honors in her senior year...Named to the all-county team for final three years of prep career...Earned four letters in softball, two in basketball and four in volleyball...Four-year member of honor roll...Vice president of National Honor Society.

Personal: Born Oct. 15, 1978, in Chicago Heights, Ill...Daughter of Steve and Betty Dieter...Active in Goodwill Gators and community service...Degree in occupational therapy December 2000.

Career Highs

IP - 9, twice (R-vs. Alabama 4/15/00)
H - 19 vs. Arizona (3/2/97)
R - 10 vs. Arizona (3/2/97)
ER - 10 vs. Arizona (3/2/97)
SO - 10 vs. Bethune-Cookman (4/10/99)
BB - 6 vs. Alabama (5/15/99)

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