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Friday, Feb. 9-Sunday, Feb. 11 | Gulf Shores, Alabama
The Nittany Lions honored the careers of their six seniors prior to the game
The Nittany Lions were unable to overcome an early deficit to the Golden Gophers
A two-out home run from Dubois was not enough as Penn State fell 6-4 to Nebraska
The Nittany Lions secured a 2-1 victory in game one against No. 25 Ohio State
2017 (FRESHMAN YEAR)
Made 16 appearance and six starts in the circle in her freshman season…Tossed one complete game…Earned three wins…Threw 42.0 innings with 32 strikeouts…Made her collegiate debut against Idaho State (March 3)…Earned her first collegiate win in a relief effort against Buffalo (March 5)…Gave up just one run and struck out three against No. 8 Washington (March 8)…Pitched a complete game win with eight strikeouts against George Washington (March 8).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Prepped at Warren Hills Regional High School…Was a four-year letterwinner for the Blue Streaks…Named First Team All-Skyland Conference Raritan Division four times and was a three-time team MVP…named all-conference pitcher in 2014…Struck out 319 batters and held a 0.51 ERA in her sophomore season en route to all-state honors…Holds the Warren Hills Regional High School career victories record as a pitcher…Led her team to a undefeated Skyland Conference season in the 2013 campaign…Won back-to-back Skyland Conference Division Championships in 2013 and 2014…Helped her team to one sectional championship…Paced the Blue Streaks to a 2014 Raritan Division Championship.
Full name is Madeline K. Smith…Daughter of Charles and Cris Smith…Has one brother, Samuel and one sister, Katelyn…Katelyn plays softball at Kean University, while uncle, Rod Allen, graduated from Penn State in 1985…Plans to major in criminology.