Date of Birth: 05/13/1988
Pro Experience: Akron Racers (2011-2012)
College Experience: The Ohio State University
Resides: Boise, Idaho
Career Honors/Highlights: Named 2012 NPF Offensive Player of the Year. The Racers number one pick in the 2010 NPF Senior Draft (7th overall)… Owns the Ohio State home run record with 43 in her career while leading the NCAA in bases on balls as both a sophomore (60) and junior (67…Has been walked 171 times, which also ranks as the most in OSU school history…Selected in 2010 to her third-consecutive USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Watch List after being a finalist for the sport’s most prestigious honor in 2008-2009…Named First-Team All-Big Ten and All-Region in 2007.
2012 Akron Racers: Lead the Racers with the highest batting average of .343… 7th highest batting average in the league...Had 8 homeruns…27 RBIs…Played in 42 games during the 2012 season.
2011 Akron Racers: An All-NPF selection (C)...Batted .403 during regular season competition in 77 at-bats ... 31 games played, 31 hits, 10 runs, 1 double, seven homeruns, 17 RBIs and 12 walks in 2011 ... Saw time at catcher & DH for the Racers.
2010 Akron Racers: Did not play due to injury.
2010 Ohio State: A senior captain...355 batting average, 39 runs, 43 hits, 45 RBI, .826 slugging percentage, 55 walks Two-time captain... Named to 2009 second-team & 2008 Third-Team All-America squads…The second two-time All-American in Buckeye history ...Owns Ohio State all-time home run & bases on balls record with 43 & 171, respectively… Buckeyes’ biggest threat at the plate… Has a powerful swing & a strong arm behind the plate defensively…Drive the ball into the gap & out of the park against any pitcher…Teamed with OSU senior pitcher Megan Miller to comprise a talented battery for Valley Breeze Gold.
2009 Ohio State: Started & played in 57 games, missing just one game … Started 47 games behind the plate, throwing out 16 runners…Led the NCAA in bases on balls (67) & was fi fth with a .559 on base percentage … Led the team in total bases (115), batting average (.343), slugging percentage (.821) and home runs (19) … Homered in back-to-back games three times… Took over OSU all-time home run record May 9, 2009 and has 43 in her career … Recorded 43 RBI, the third most on the team, including three four-RBI games … Scored 39 runs on 48 hits … Hit eight doubles, including three vs. Nevada …Finished the season with a .993 fi elding percentage… Had 364 putouts, the second-most on the team, & 35 assists … Earned second career All-America honor, moving up to the second team … Named Second-Team All-Big Ten … Was selected the female “Marty Glickman Outstanding Jewish Scholastic Athlete of the Year”… Finalist for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award.
2008 Ohio State: A Third-Team All-American honoree…Third all-time in OSU record books with 24 career home runs, third with 104 walks…2008 Finalist for the USA Softball Player of the Year Award…2008 First-Team All-Big Ten & All-Great Lakes Region…Led the league & nation in on base percentage (.635); walks (60)…Was second in the Big Ten in batting average (.478) & slugging percentage (.848)…Was third in the Big Ten in home runs with (14) & total bases (117) hit a conference-best .457 in 35 official at bats, walked 37 times … Had a league high .740 on base pct. … Set OSU record with 60 walks & stands in second for single-season batting average (.475)… Started in all 56 games …Finished the season with a .982 fi elding percentage … Batted .475 with 14 home runs & 54 runs batted in… Led the team in doubles (9), total bases (117).
2007 Ohio State: Named First-Team All-Big Ten and All-Region…2007 Ohio State’s Offensive Player of the Year (fi rst freshman in OSU history)…2007 Named Rookie of the Year...Batted .359 with 10 home runs & 49 runs batted in … Was the first freshman ever to be named Ohio State’s Offensive Player of Year (also named team’s Rookie of Year) … Named to All-Big Ten Tournament team … Set team record for walks (44) & walks in a game (five) … Set OSU freshman RBI record (third-most overall in season) & tied the home run record (tied-third-most in season overall) … Led Big Ten in walks & on base percentage (.520)…Also led team in overall average, avg. with runners on base (.417), avg. with runners in scoring position (.403), RBI, total bases (99), home runs, doubles(12), on-base pct., slugging pct. (.647), two-out RBI (17), hit by pitch (7) & multiple-RBI games (13) … Batted third in line-up and started all 58 games (36 at catcher, 21 at DP, one at third base) … Had overall average up to season-high .394 May 1 …OSU Scholar-Athlete.
High School: From Calabasas, CA…2006 First-Team All-California… Named to the all-tournament team of the 2006 18-U Gold National Championships (.435, 2HR)… Batted .570 as a senior with seven home runs…Hit .489 as a junior with a .715 slugging.
Personal: Daughter of David & Ricki Marder… Has a brother, Jack who plays baseball at the University of Oregon…Has a younger sister, Billi...Currently an Assistant Coach at Boise State.