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The Nittany Lions fell 3-0 to the Fighting Illini at the Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinal
The Nittany Lions notched a 5-0 victory over Nebraska in the first round of the tournament
The Nittany Lions honored the careers of their six seniors prior to the game
The Nittany Lions took home a 10-3 victory in game one against the Terrapins
BIG TEN ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM (2017)
2017 (REDSHIRT-SOPHOMORE YEAR)
Started 55 games in the outfield for the Nittany Lions…Tallied a team-high 55 hits in the 2017 season behind a .322 batting average…Knocked a team-best 12 doubles and tied a team-high six home runs…Drove in 28 runs to ranks third on the team…Touched home a team-best 33 times…Drew 24 walks on the season and had a .509 slugging percentage…Recorded a team-best 15 multi-hit games and had six multi-RBI games…Had three hits and drove in five RBIs against Virginia Tech (Feb. 19)…Scored four runs against Maryland (April 28) to tie the Penn State single game record…Went 2-for-2 at the plate with three runs and two RBIs against Nebraska at the Big Ten Tournament (May 11) en route to being named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team…Named team Defensive Player of the Year.
2015 (FRESHMAN YEAR)
2016 (REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN YEAR)
Saw action in 25 games with 11 starts in the outfield... Also saw time as a pinch runner…Tallied 11 hits with three RBI and scored eight times for the Nittany Lions…Had two stolen bases against Belmont (March 5)…Stole four bases on the season on four attempts…Notched three multi-hit games and a four-game hitting streak, while reaching base for four-straight games…Went 2-for-3 with one RBI and scoring once against Hofstra (March 20)…Had 11 putouts in the outfield.
Redshirted due to injury.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Four-time letterwinner at Canyon del Oro...The Dorados won back-to-back Division II state championships in 2011 and 2012...American Family Insurance All-USA Arizona softball team and Arizona Daily Star First Team pick her senior season after batting .545 with eight home runs ... Turned in a .474 batting average with seven RBI during her junior campaign...Also played volleyball...Played club ball for the Arizona Hot Shots Gold travel team...Previously played with the Desert Thunder Gold that went on to win the 2012 USA/ASA Girls 18U Gold National Championship under coaches Kelly and Lance Fowler.
Full name is Rebecca Alyse Ziegler...Parents are Kim and Mark Ziegler...Has two older brothers, C.J. and Nic and an older sister, Stephanie...Stephanie played volleyball at New Mexico State...C. J. played baseball collegiately at Arizona before suiting up for minor league teams in the Giants and Twins organizations...Majoring in french and francophone studies along with political science.