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School Record 145 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees among Spring/At-Large Sports
The Nittany Lions were unable to overcome an early deficit to the Golden Gophers
Friday, April 28-Sunday, April 30 | College Park, Maryland
Penn State fell 2-0 in game one and 1-0 in game two against the Red Flash
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2017)
2017 (SOPHOMORE YEAR)
Appeared in 12 games in the circle with three starts…Tossed 31.0 innings in her sophomore season and earned one win…Struck out 17 batters, notching a season-best four strikeouts on two occasions…Went a season-best eight innings against Saint Francis (April 26), allowing just one run to score and striking out four…Threw three scoreless innings against No. 25 Ohio State (April 12).
2016 (FRESHMAN YEAR)
Appeared in six games and started two in her first season donning the Blue and White…Came in on four occasions as a relief pitcher…Posted a 1-1 overall record…Threw 12 complete innings with three strikeouts…Pitched 6.1 innings and gave up just two runs in her first collegiate win against Yale (Feb. 27)…Hurled two innings against Robert Morris (March 23).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Prepped at Neshannock High School where she was a four-year letterwinner for the Lancers…Led the county with 39 hits her freshman season before earning New Castle News Lawrence County All-Star honors in her sophomore season…Earned Pittsburgh Post-Gazette All-Section, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette All-Star and Lawrence County MVP in both her junior and senior year…Notched Pittsburgh Post-Gazette All-Area and MSA Sports Diamond Dolls Top-10 Player in 2014 before closing out her junior season as a second team all-state honoree…Was a Pittsburgh Tribune Top-10 Player in 2015..Garnered first team all-state honors to cap off her senior season…Helped her team to a state championship in her sophomore season, while earning three section championships and placing first in the WPIAL two times…Finished runner-up at the state tournament in 2013 and placed third in 2014…Played travel ball for the Ohio Lasers, Illinois Chill 18U Gold and the Ohio Outlaws 18U Gold.
Full name is Madison Mae Shaffer…Daughter of Jeff and Judy Shaffer…Has one brother, Jered…Mother attended Penn State from 1985-90…Majoring in science.