Freshman Erin Struemph began and ended the game with a strikeout, racking up a career high 11 in the Bears' win
-MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2013)
-MVC Honor Roll (2014)
-Missouri State Athletic Director's Honor Roll
Coil is the most experienced player behind the plate and works well with the Bears' pitching staff.
Coil played in 36 games receiving 23 starts behind the plate ... hit safely in three-straight games from Feb. 14 to Feb. 21 ... went 2-for-3 against South Dakota State (Feb. 15) ... went 1-for-1 with a walk and a run scored against Drake (March 7) ... successfully put down two sacrifice bunts versus SIU Edwardsville (March 13) ... had a 1-for-2 outing in the regular season finale at Evansville (May 4) ... dropped a successful sacrifice bunt in the MVC Tournament against UNI (May 8).
Coil played in 24 games, getting the starting assignment on 15 occasions ... hit .360 and had a .448 on-base percentage on the year, both team highs ... topped the team with a .684 success rate of advancing runners, aided by seven sacrifice bunts ... hit .538 and had a .846 slugging percentage in conference games ... slammed a two-run home run at Drake (March 30) in her only pinch hit at-bat of the year ... was a perfect 2-for-2 against left-handed pitching ... went 1-for-2 in her first conference game at Indiana State (March 23) driving in two runs in an MSU win ... had her first multi-hit game with a 2-for-3 performance in a victory over Evansville (April 20) ... legged out an infield single and later scored in a four-run inning in comeback win at Wichita State (April 24).
Coil was a four-year starter behind the dish for head coach Rick Nordyke at Edmond North High ... batted .477 with a team record 62 RBI in her senior season en route to Conference Player of the Year and all-state accolades ... was a four-time all-city and all-conference selection ... advanced her team to the 6A regional championship for a third-straight season her senior campaign ... as a junior, Coil hit .387 with 48 RBI ... her Oklahoma Force summer team advanced to its third-straight USA/ASA National Championship Tournament in 2011 after winning the ASA State Title each of her seasons on the team.
Braxton Ayn Coil is the daughter of Rebecca and Jeff Coil ... born March 10, 1994, in Edmond, Okla. ... has one brother, Cooper ... is a psychology major at MSU.