Bears arms lead softball to doubleheader sweep at Evansville
-All-MVC First Team (2015)
-NFCA All-Midwest Region Third Team (2015)
-MVC All-Tournament Team (2015, 2014)
-MVC Newcomer of the Week (2/24/14, 3/24/14)
-Blues City Classic All-Tournament First Team (2014)
-MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team (2015)
-MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2014)
-MVC Honor Roll (2015)
-Missouri State Athletic Director's Honor Roll
Struemph is ready to take over the role of staff ace. She is capable of logging a lot of innings and will continue to be one of the top pitchers in the Valley.
Struemph pitched in 42 games with 28 starting assignments on the season ... went 15-12 with a team-leading 3.05 ERA (third-best in the MVC) and 159 strikeouts (fourth in Valley) in 172.0 innings pitched ... saved a league-best six games ... struck out at least one batter in 23-straight appearances to begin the year ... earned the win in her first start of the season against ULM (Feb. 6) behind a five-strikeout performance ... picked up the save in three consecutive outings from Feb. 8 through Feb. 13 ... struck out six in a complete game effort versus Penn State (Feb. 13) ... compiled six strikeouts at #6 Louisiana in 5.1 innings pitched (Feb. 21) ... picked up the win with five strikeouts in 4.0 innings of relief against Iowa (Feb. 22) ... pitched 5.1 innings in relief for the win over Samford (March 8) ... struck out nine while pitching all 8.0 innings in win at Bradley (March 21) ... earned the win in the series finale at Bradley (March 22) ... allowed a single earned run against and struck out six in complete game victory at Indiana State in series opener (March 28) ... struck out nine over just 4.0 innings pitched for win over Evansville (April 4), the first of four-straight outings to earn the victory ... racked up a season-high 10 strikeouts in a complete game shutout at Illinois State (April 18) ... tossed a career-high 11.0 innings in a complete game victory over UNI (April 25) ... matched a season-high with 10 strikeouts at SIU in the regular season finale (May 3) ... struck out eight Redbirds in a complete game win in the MVC Tournament semifinals (May 8) ... was named to the MVC All-Tournament Team after recording 11 strikeouts over two outings ... earned All-MVC first team and NFCA All-Midwest Region third team honors along with MVC Scholar-Athlete first team accolades.
Struemph pitched in 42 games and started 22 times ... went 13-12 with a 3.35 ERA, 155 strikeouts and three saves ... her 155 strikeouts were the most by an MSU freshman since Monica Johnson had 172 in 1987 ... recorded at least one strikeout in 35 of 42 appearances ... struck out one Yellow Jacket in just 0.2 innings pitched in her debut (Feb. 8), one of three times during the season to record a strikeout with just 0.2 IP ... tossed her first career complete game with nine strikeouts against Central Michigan (Feb. 14) ... earned MVC Newcomer of the Week on February 24 after going 2-0 with a save and giving up just a single earned run over 15.2 IP at the Blues City Classic, where she was named to the all-tournament team ... racked up 10 strikeouts at Oklahoma State in a five-hit complete game win (March 9) ... was named MVC Newcomer of the Week again on March 24 after pitching 11.2 innings with 12 strikeouts, a win, a save and just three infield hits against ... struck out 11 batters at UNI (April 19), the highest single game total by any Valley pitcher on the year ... ended the regular season as the only MVC hurler with more strikeouts (147) than hits allowed (146) ... tossed a complete game in the opening round of the MVC Tournament, striking out six Panthers as MSU beat UNI to advance (May 8) ... was named to the MVC All-Tournament Team after recording eight strikeouts in 10 IP over two postseason outings.
Struemph was a four-year standout hurler at Saint Elizabeth High ... a back-to-back first-team all-state selection, she completed her career with a 26-3 record, 0.67 ERA, 967 strikeouts in 565 innings pitched and three-consecutive conference titles ... as a senior, Struemph earned conference and district MVP honors along with first-team all-region and all-state accolades for the state quarterfinalists ... led the Hornets to the 2011 Class 1 State Title while picking up all-state and all-region first team selections and conference and district MVP honors in her junior campaign ... her sophomore year, she added first-team all-district and all-region, second team all-state and conference MVP accolades to her resume ... was a first-team all-conference, all-district and all-region honoree as a freshman ... in 2009, she led her Club Elite Classics 14B team to the ASA Northern National Championship and received the Outstanding Pitcher Award in 2010 at the USSSA Fastpitch World Series ... was also a standout basketball player at Saint Elizabeth her freshman and sophomore seasons.
Erin Nicole Struemph is the daughter of Karen and Paul Struemph ... born October 18, 1994, in Jefferson City, Mo. ... has two sisters, Becky, Renee and Dana ... her sister, Renee, also attended MSU ... is majoring in exercise and movement science at Missouri State.