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2009 & 2010 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN
2010 (JUNIOR YEAR)
Started 31 of 44 games while batting .247 with 20 hits, three doubles a home run, and six RBI...Made an appearance in each game at the Hotel Encanto Invitational (2/12-14), scoring a run in four of five games, starting the final three in right field...Went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored vs. UTSA (2/13)...Notched career day with a 2-for-3 showing, first career home run and a double vs. Nebraska (2/14)...Scored a run and stole a base in a pinch runner role vs. Western Kentucky (2/19)...Went 2-for-3 vs. San Diego State (2/20)...Went 1-for-2 with an RBI double vs. Towson (2/27)...Notched career-tying day at the plate vs. Delaware (2/27) going 2-for-3 with two RBI and a walk...Had 1-for-2 day with a run and an RBI vs. Morehead State (2/28)...Went 1-for-3 against Central Michigan (3/5)...Went 1-for-2 against FIU (3/6)...Scored game-tying seventh-inning run at South Florida (3/7) before sustaining contusions and lacerations when crashing into wall and missing next three games...Returned as a pinch runner against Southern Illinois (3/13), Florida Gulf Coast (3/14) and Boston College (3/14)...Went 1-for-3 with a run scored in the first game against Minnesota (3/27)...Went 1-for-3 in Game One at Kent State (3/31) before scoring a run and stealing a base in Game Two...Returned to action in right field on 4/11 at Wisconsin...Made two pinch running appearances against Illinois (4/18)...Scored a run in a pinch-running role vs. Iowa (4/24)...Went 2-for-3 against Iowa (4/25)...Stole base in second game against Syracuse (4/27)...Tallied singles in back-to-back games at Northwestern (5/1-2)...Went 1-for-3 against Ohio State (5/8)...Went 1-for-4 with a double and the game-winning run at Indiana (5/14)...Named to the All-Big Ten Academic team.
2009 (SOPHOMORE YEAR)
Saw time in 30 games mainly as an outfielder and pinch runner...Started 11 games...Posted career best in at-bats (21), hits (5), total bases (7), slugging percentage (.333), walks (2), on-base percentage (.304), putouts (7) and fielding percentage (1.000)...Registered career day at Illinois (3/22) going 2-for-4 with first career triple and two runs...Went 1-for-2 with a run scored vs. Cal State Bakersfield (2/7)...Went 1-for-2 at Stanford (3/6)...Went 1-for-4 at Pittsburgh (3/25)...Scored a run as a pinch runner at Michigan State (4/29)...Scored a run and stole a base during a doubleheader vs. Indiana (5/2)...Named to Academic All-Big Ten team.
2008 (FRESHMAN YEAR)
Played in 33 games for the Nittany Lions while starting seven...Recorded a season-high three at-bats against Texas (2/15)...Scored the game-winning run as a pinch runner in a 4-2 win over Saint Joseph's (3/7)...Crossed the plate as a pinch runner in a 5-1 victory over Maine (3/8)...Registered a run in a 2-1 win over Central Florida (3/11)...Recorded a run in a 10-2 victory over Toledo (3/22)...Crossed the plate in a 5-4 win over Saint Francis (3/26)...Scored a run against then-No. 12 Northwestern (4/26).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Led Glenbrook North to a conference championship junior year...Team won conference, regional, and sectional championships in 2005...Team captain junior year...Named All-Area and All-Conference junior year...Earned Best Offensive Player honors junior year...Lettered in gymnastics.
Mary Ann Ostman was born February 17, 1989 to Sandy and Richard Ostman...Has an older brother, Dustin (23), and a younger sister, Tracy (18), who attends Northern Illinois...Majoring in hotel, restaurant and institutional management (HRIM)...Intends to work as a restaurant manager after graduation, earn a Master's degree and work for a restaurant corporation.
QUOTING OSTMAN ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State for the high standards in academics and for the softball team because the girls were so closely knit. As soon as I walked on campus I fell in love with it because it is a large beautiful campus and everyone is so friendly and feels like family."
QUOTING COACH PETRINI on OSTMAN
"Mary has come into her own throughout her career here. She is a true triple threat at the plate and has already proven how deadly her speed can be on opposing defenses. Her leadership abilities have come to the forefront and with that, her confidence has grown. I am excited to see her have the best year yet as a senior."
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