Rebecca McPherson
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Rebecca  McPherson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bates City, Mo.

High School:
Oak Grove High

Height:
5-6

Position:
Outfielder

04/26/2015

McPherson's Record Home Run Powers Bears to Series Win

Senior Rebecca McPherson blasts decisive two-run home run in fifth inning to break school record.

04/25/2015

Duewel's Walk-Off Caps Eventful, Marathon Senior Day

Junior Erin Duewel hits two home runs and racks up six hits, senior Rebecca McPherson ties single season home run record in split with UNI.

04/24/2015

Bears Host UNI for Senior Weekend at Killian

Missouri State closes the regular season home slate with pivotal three-game set versus UNI

04/23/2015

Softball Hangs with Ranked Tigers at Killian Stadium

Bears drop non-conference home finale to No. 15/17 Missouri

04/22/2015

Softball Drops Rubber Game to Shockers in Slugfest at Killian

Missouri State sets team single season record for home runs with three long balls in game against Wichita State

04/26/2015

Rebecca McPherson on her record breaking home run

Rebecca McPherson on her record breaking home run

04/23/2015

Mary Stephens, Rebecca McPherson and Erin Duewel homer against Wichita State

Mary Stephens, Rebecca McPherson and Erin Duewel homer against Wichita State

03/12/2015

Rebecca McPherson hits a three-run walk-off home run vs. UMKC

Rebecca McPherson hits a three-run walk-off home run vs. UMKC

02/08/2015

Rebecca McPherson hits a solo home run vs. SIUE

Rebecca McPherson hits a solo home run vs. SIUE

Honors
-MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2014, 2012)
-MVC Honor Roll (2013)
-Missouri State Athletic Director's Honor Roll

McPherson is an anchor in the outfield who can provide core leadership and be a consistent bat in the middle of the lineup.

2014 [-Junior-]
McPherson played in 49 games getting 45 starts on the year ... improved batting average to .236 and had a career-high 26 hits, 15 runs scored and six doubles ... her 17 steal attempts were the sixth-most among MVC players ... hit a game-tying three-run home run in the fifth inning of the MVC Tournament quarterfinals against Bradley (May 8) ... went 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and a run scored against Central Michigan (Feb. 14) ... hit a double and drove in a run in a 3-for-4 performance at Oklahoma State (March 9) ... had a career-long seven-game hitting streak from March 29 through April 6... drew a pair of walks and scored a run at Loyola (April 7) ... third on the team with 11 stolen bases ... stole two bases, scored a run and drove in another against SIUE (March 13).

2013 [-Sophomore-]
McPherson appeared in 35 games, starting on 17 occasions ... began the season with a walk and a stolen base against Coastal Carolina (Feb. 8) ... crushed a three-run pinch-hit home run against UTSA (Feb. 17) ... went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI in win at Memphis (March 12) ... had a 2-for-2 day with a walk and a run scored versus UMKC (March 19) ... came off the bench to hit a two-run home run in series finale at Drake (March 30) ... scored twice in a 1-for-3 outing that included a walk in victory at Illinois State (April 6) ... hit a pinch-hit double and scored in game one of regular season finale at Bradley (May 5) ... successfully drove in three of four runners from third base with fewer than two outs on the season ... fielded all 25 chances flawlessly for a 1.000 fielding percentage ... seven of 11 RBI on the year came with two outs.

2012 [-Freshman-]
McPherson played in 43 games, starting 33, in her first season with the Bears ... was a perfect 5-for-5 in stolen bases, one of just three Bears to not get caught stealing ... picked up the first of her 19 hits against UNI on February 25 ... slammed her first career home run in the regular season finale at Creighton (May 6) ... had a six-game hitting streak from March 16-24, tied for the longest hitting streak on the team in 2012 ... had two multi-RBI games, both on the road (March 24 at Evansville and May 6 at Creighton) ... scored a run in five consecutive games from March 16-24.

Background
McPherson was a four-time all-district and all-conference honoree at Oak Grove (Mo.) High School, leading the Panthers to their first district title in seven years in 2010 ... enjoyed a banner senior year, hitting .479 to earn all-state recognition ... primarily a catcher for Oak Grove, McPherson has the versatility to play infield and outfield for the Bears ... also competed in basketball for Oak Grove and helped her Originals 16U club team to a third-place finish at the ASA Northern Nationals in 2009 and a first-place finish at the Colorado Fireworks in 2010.

Personal
Rebecca Emma-Ray McPherson is the daughter of Becky and Otis McPherson ... born April 5, 1993, in Independence, Mo. ... has one brother, Joshuah, and two sisters, Tara and Paige ... is an exercise and movement science major at MSU.

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