#4 Mandy Schuerman
Career Honors: Team captain (2003-04), SEC Co-Freshman of the Year (2002), Second-team All-SEC (2002), Cox Communications Classic All-Tournament Team (2003), NCAA Regional All-Tournament team (2004)
Career Highlights: Has played nearly every defensive position for Florida … Owns the third-best best career on base percentage in school history (.395) going into her senior season … Led Florida in nearly every offensive category through most of the 2002 season … In the top 10 in nearly every Florida single season and career offensive category … Second on the career walks list with 99 for her career and needs 39 in 2005 for the school record … Set Florida freshman records for runs, walks and on base percentage … Set sophomore record for walks with 32 in 2003.
As a Junior (2004): Elected team captain … Played in 57 games and started 46 with the majority of her games being played in the outfield … Did not pitch in 2004, but will return to the circle in 2005 … Finished the season with a .225 batting average, a .364 slugging percentage and a .346 on base percentage … One of only four Gators to score 20 or more runs, with 22 on the season … Opened the season with a 1-for-2 performance with a walk, a home run and two RBI in the season opener vs. Appalachian State ... Went 3-for-4 with a double and a RBI in her second start of the season vs. Arkansas ... Went 2-for-3 with a double, a run and a RBI vs. Hofstra ... Also had the game winning hit vs. Hofstra ... Was 2-for-3 with a triple and a walk vs. Western Michigan ... Was a perfect 2-for-2 with a double, a home run, a walk, a run scored and a RBI in the second game of the Kentucky series ... Scored the game-winning run in the second game of the Auburn series ... Hit 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored in the final game of the Auburn series ... Hit 4-for-6 in the South Carolina series, including a perfect 2-for-2 with a run scored in the second game ... Hit 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run and a RBI in Florida's last home game vs. Bethune-Cookman … Had a spectacular Regional tournament in which she went 4-for-9 with three runs scored, an RBI and a home run … Also had highlight reel plays in right field during NCAA play including four putouts in the final game against USF … Ended the season on a three-game hitting streak.
As a Sophomore (2003): Started in 57 of 62 games with 29 starts in right field and 27 as a designated player … Finished the year with a .259 average and a .398 on base percentage … Earned a 3-3 record from the pitching circle and 3.08 ERA … Posted first pitching win of the season Feb. 1 in 13-1 victory over Texas-Arlington after going 4.1 innings with four strikeouts and allowing just one hit ... Recorded Florida's only hit at Baylor Feb. 1 … Threw a complete game (6.0 IP) at Baylor Feb. 2 including two strikeouts ... Against Illinois-Chicago, went 2-4 at the plate with a double and three RBI ... Hit third double of the season against Oklahoma Feb. 8 (1-1, 2 BB), as only one of only three Gators to get a hit ... Went 2-3 against UT-Chattanooga Feb. 14 during the 2003 Gator Invitational ... Went 2-3, including her first home run of the season, against Illinois Feb. 21 during the Cox Communications Classic ... Went 1-for-1 with a two RBI double and two walks in the second game with Auburn ... Her second and third wins of the season were both 8-run rule complete games at Auburn and Kentucky ... Hit a game-winning three-run double in the first game of the Ole Miss series March 29 ... Went 2-3 in the second game against Ole Miss, while throwing 5.2 innings with four strikeouts ... Threw 3.1 innings with two strikeouts, while hitting a RBI double at No. 22 South Florida April 2 ... Hit a two-run double in the first game of the series at No. 8 Georgia ... Hit her second home run of the season in a 2-0 win over Tennessee April 18 ... Had a hit in every game of the LSU series and scored a run in two of the three games ... Hit a two RBI double which proved to be the game-winning hit in Florida's 6-2 win over South Carolina in the SEC Tournament.
As a Freshman (2002): Utility who started all but one of Florida's games … Saw time at every position this season except catcher, left field and center field … Led team with runs, at bats, doubles, walks, slugging percentage and on base percentage … Is second on the team in hits, home runs and triples and third in stolen bases … .284 batting average was fourth-highest on the team … Was 7-9 with a 3.53 earned run average in 32 appearances as a pitcher … Seven-game hitting streak from February 9-15 during which she went 1-for-22 with four RBI and two doubles … 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored in win vs. Houston Feb. 23 … Homered in back-to-back games on the same day Feb. 23 … Four-game hitting streak from Feb. 23-March 1 during which she went 9-for-13 with five runs and four RBI … 16 multiple hit games this season … 2-for-4 with two doubles and a RBI in win vs. No.9 Washington Feb. 17 … Hit two doubles and scored twice in win over No. 21 Florida State April 17 … Two RBI home run vs. No. 17 Alabama March 19 that hit the scoreboard … First hit of collegiate career was a triple in Florida's opening day win vs. North Carolina Feb. 8 … Homered and went 2-for-4 with three RBI versus Then No. 25 South Florida Feb. 9 … Has doubled in back-to-back games three times this season … recorded 10 strikeouts and gave up only on hit in a 6-0 complete game win over Maine on March 22 … Pitched 8.1 innings against Maine again on March 23 … went 4-for-6 with three runs scored, a RBI, two walks and two stolen bases in the final two games of the Tennessee series … Already in the top 20 of the Florida records in nearly every offensive category … In the top five of every Florida freshman record … Named as the SEC Co-Freshman of the Year along with Sara Dean from Auburn … Also named second team All-SEC designated player/utility … Named the team's Offensive Player of the Year by the coaches.
High School: A graduate of East Bay High School in Gibsonton, Fla. … Coached by Glenn Rodriguez … Helped the East Bay Indians to the state championships … Selected Florida State High School 4A Most Valuable Player, All-Conference, All Sun-Coast, and All-State … Finished high school with a career 57-20-1 record with a 0.67 ERA, 748 strikeouts, 20 no-hitters, 3 perfect games, and a batting average of .472 … Broke the county strikeout record with 319 in a season … Also played volleyball and earned team MVP honors … Also played in basketball … Fracture her right knee cap her junior year … Member of National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and student government.
Schuerman Career Bests
AB - 5 vs. Georgia, 4/13/02
R - 2, five times; last vs. Auburn, 3/30/04
H - 3, two times; last vs. Bethune-Cookman, 4/20/04
Streak - 8 games (1/31-2/8/03, .429, 9-for-21, 4R, 4RBI, 3 2B, 5 BB)
RBI - 3, four times; last vs. Ole Miss, 3/29/03
2B - 2, two times; last at Florida State, 4/17/02
3B - 1, three times; last vs. Auburn, 3/31/04
HR - 1, 12 times; last vs. Cal State Northridge, 5/20/04
BB - 3, two times; last vs. Georgia Tech, 2/22/03
SB - 2 vs. Mississippi State, 4/26/03
PO - 12 vs. Wisconsin, 3/23/02 A - 4 at Baylor, 2/2/03
IP - 8.1 vs. Maine, 3/23/02
H - 1 vs. Maine, 3/22/02*
R - 0, two times; last vs. Maine, 3/23/02*
ER - 0, three times; last at Auburn, 3/4/03*
SO - 10 vs. Maine, 3/22/02
BB - 7 at Baylor, 2/2/03
* - must have pitched five or more innings
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