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Record-Breaking Academic and Athletic Year Continues for Penn State Student-Athletes
Senior Lauren Yao's bases-clearing double propels Nittany Lions to 3-2 victory
Banquet honors seniors; four players take home yearly awards
Sunday Senior Day contest to air live on Big Ten Network at 2:30 p.m.
2012 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN
2012 (SOPHOMORE YEAR)
Appeared in 21 games, starting eight on the mound...Recorded 63.2 innings with a 4.73 ERA and 1-3 ledger...Struck out 23, tying a career-high with five against Michigan (2/12)...Threw a career-high eight innings against James Madison (2/26)...Picked up win in complete game effort in second clash of a twinbill against Indiana (4/14), also striking a double and two RBI at the plate...Tallied six hits for a .214 average...Batted in three runs...Hit first career home run, a solo shot, in the opening game of a doubleheader against Kent State (4/25)...Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 (FRESHMAN YEAR)
Played in five games, four times on the mound and once as a pinch-hitter...Made collegiate debut as a relief pitcher going 2.2 innings of work against Massachusetts (2/18), striking out five batters...Returned to the mound against Bowling Green (3/11) finishing off an 8-0 shutout...Threw a perfect inning against Belmont (3/13) to preserve a 4-0 shutout...Made Big Ten debut at Michigan State (4/6) going one inning.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Member of four-time District and Regional Champions from 2007-10 coached by Tom Calnen...Team won three League Championships (2007, 2009-10)...Four-time All-State, All-Area and All-County selection (2007-10)...Earned four letters in softball, and two letters in basketball...Member of the New Jersey Intensity summer ball team coached by Kevin O'Donnell.
Jordan Taylor Wheatley was born March 10, 1992, in Ann Arbor, Mich., to Stacey Starling and Robert Wheatley...Mother, Stacey, lettered in volleyball at the University of Toledo...Majoring in business.
QUOTING WHEATLEY ON PENN STATE
"I choose Penn State because I loved the college atmosphere."
QUOTING PETRINI ON WHEATLEY
"Jordan continues to be a true student of the game. She learned valuable lessons in her first campaign as a Nittany Lion, only those that can be truly learned through experience. She was able to use that feedback this offseason to fine tune her role on the mound as well as her offensive power in the batter's box. I am looking to Jordan to be a significant contributor in clutch situations on both sides of the ball."
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