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Record-Breaking Academic and Athletic Year Continues for Penn State Student-Athletes
Nittany Lions finish Big Ten tournament in quarterfinals
Cassidy Bell finishes 3-for-3 at the plate with 20th home run of the year
Senior Lauren Yao's bases-clearing double propels Nittany Lions to 3-2 victory
Banquet honors seniors; four players take home yearly awards
Penn State played Virginia Tech & South Florida at the USF Softball Stadium on Mar. 9, 2012.
2011, 12 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN
2012 (JUNIOR YEAR)
Started 45 games for Penn State at shortstop before an injury in the opener of the Illinois doubleheader ended her season...Accumulated 37 hits with seven RBI, 14 runs and three stolen bases...Finished second on the team in a batting average of .282 while netting an on-base percentage of .314...Named team's Most Improved Player...Scored one run and batted 3-for-4 against Notre Dame and went 2-for-4 for a run against JMU on (2/25)...Pair of hits and a run against JMU (2/26)...Had two singles, one run and an RBI against North Carolina State before going 2-for-3 with two runs, one RBI and a stolen base against Lipscomb (3/3)...Batted 3-for-4 with one runner batted in against Miami (Ohio) (3/7)...Went 3-for-4 with one run and an RBI against Virginia Tech (3/9)...Hit two singles in the second game of the doubleheader against Purdue (3/31)...Scored a run, had one RBI, stole two bases and finished with three hits on the day in a pair of games against Pittsburgh (4/3)...Recorded a pair of hits in the second game of the day against Indiana (4/14)...Went 2-for-4 with a run against Indiana (4/15)...Had three hits in two games at Wisconsin (4/21)...Scored a run and hit a single at Kent State (4/25)...Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 (SOPHOMORE YEAR)
Played in 55 games, starting in all of them at shortstop...Compiled a .147 batting average, scored seven runs on 10 hits, with one double and one RBI...Was successful on all five stolen base attempts for the third-most stolen bases on the team...Made season debut against Tulsa (2/18) starting at shortstop...Had first hit of the season at Florida Atlantic (2/19), going 1-for-3...Went 1-for-2 with a walk against FIU (2/26), stealing her first base of the season...Stole one base and reached on a walk against Massachusetts (3/4)...Went 1-for-2 and grabbed another stolen base at Kennesaw State (3/8)...Crossed the plate for the first time against Fresno State (3/17), and scored once the following day against then-No. 9 Oklahoma (3/18)...In the second game of a doubleheader against Buffalo (4/14), went 1-for-3 with first collegiate double and a run...Had a 1-for-2 performance with her lone RBI of the season while also stealing a base...Recorded a season-high in runs scored with two in the first game of a double-header with Ohio State (5/11), tallying one hit in three plate appearances during that game...Made NCAA Tournament debut against Fordham (5/20) and started at shortstop in all four NCAA Regional games...Made a career-high eight assists vs. Fordham (5/21), tied for fourth-most in PSU history.
Started and played in every game at shortstop...Had nine hits in 43 at-bats (.209), hitting one home run, notching three runs batted in and three stolen bases...Started all five games at the Hotel Encanto Invitational (2/12-14), playing shortstop...Hit first home run in second collegiate plate appearance, going 1-for-2 vs. UTSA (2/13) and scoring two runs...Started all four games at the Campbell/Cartier Classic (2/19-20) at shortstop, scoring a run against UC Santa Barbara (2/19) and laying down a sacrifice bunt vs. San Diego State (2/20)...Started all four games at short in the ECU Pirate Classic (2/27-28) making seven putouts, three assists and scoring a run vs. Delaware (2/27)...Had perfect 2-for-2 day at the plate with a sacrifice bunt against Florida Gulf Coast (3/5)...Went 1-for-3 with a run against South Florida (3/7)...Put together three-game hitting streak against Saint Joseph's (3/10), Kennesaw State (3/13), and Southern Illinois (3/13), scoring a run and hitting an RBI each against St. Joe's and KSU...Went 1-for-2 against Boston College (3/14)...Scored a run in the first game of a doubleheader at Kent State (3/31)...Started both games vs. Pittsburgh (4/6), scoring a run and earning a walk in the first game...Scored in each game at Wisconsin (4/10-11) as pinch runner, stealing a base in the second game, while starting at shortstop in the field...Scored once in both games against Iowa (4/24-25) as a pinch runner and again at Northwestern (5/1).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Two-time Region 3-A Player of the Year sophomore and senior years...Four-time All-State honoree...Earned four All-Region 3-A accolades...Named Clinton Female Athlete of the Year freshman and senior years...Named team MVP sophomore coached by Sean McCarthy...Member of the North-South All-Star game senior year...Team won the conference championship sophomore year...Four-year letterwinner in basketball earning the Sportsmanship Award her senior year...Six-year letterwinner in softball...Earned three letters in volleyball and one in cross country...Played club ball for Carolina Scream and Palmetto Wildfire under the direction of Scott Farmer...Earned Academic Excellence Awards all four years for finishing in the top 10 percent of class...Finished ranked sixth in cumulative grade-point average...Named South Carolina Junior Scholar, Junior Marshal while also being a member of the Duke University Talent Identification Program, National Honor Society, Beta Club and National Society of High School Scholars...Won the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship.
Alyssa Michele Renwick was born on November 18, 1990 in Greenwood, S.C. to Michael and Sonja Renwick...Has one sister, Dayna...Aunt played basketball for Presbyterian College...Started playing high school softball in seventh grade.
QUOTING RENWICK ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because I really felt comfortable and liked the overall environment of the school."
QUOTING COACH PETRINI ON RENWICK
"One word comes to mind when I think of Alyssa and that is smooth. She is a very slick fielding shortstop and extremely solid defensively. We have worked to improve her offensive game and she has really embraced that side of the ball. I think she is going to take a lot of opposing defenses by surprise this year. The team looks to her for her calm leadership in tough situations."
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