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Rebecca McPherson
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Rebecca McPherson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Bates City, Mo.

High School:
Oak Grove High

Height:
5-6

Position:
Outfielder

B/T:
R/R

04/18/2014

Bears Swept in Doubleheader at UNI on Friday

Senior Ashley Brentz picks up two hits and draws a walk in pair of Bears losses.

04/13/2014

Big Inning Propels Bears to Win over Sycamores in Series Finale

Erin Duewel had a career-high three hits and four RBI as the Bears took Sunday's game from Indiana State, 9-5.

04/12/2014

Softball Suffers Doubleheader Loss to Indiana State

The Bears muster just six combined hits in doubleheader loss to Indiana State at Killian Stadium on Saturday

04/07/2014

Softball Splits Doubleheader Against Loyola on Monday in Evanston

Senior Stacia Boeckstiegel blasted a three-run home run and drove in a career high four runs in a split with Loyola

04/06/2014

Bears Rally Falls Short in 3-2 Series Finale Defeat at Drake

Missouri State scored a run in the first and again in the seventh, but dropped the series finale to Drake, 3-2.

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

At Missouri State
McPherson is another outfield asset that is an aggressive hitter at the plate for the Bears.

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 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 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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