Spivey earns first-team honors, Bertelsen and Harre named to second team
Doubleheader Saturday starts at 1 p.m.; Sunday's game starts at Noon
Saturday will feature a doubleheader at noon and 2 p.m.
Following the 2004 Season: Was selected as the number one overall pick by the expansion Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) 2005 Senior Draft ... also became the first Saluki invited to the USA Softball National Team Camp ... one of 40 athletes in the nation who participated in the USA Softball National Team camp from Jan. 3-7 in Chula Vista, Calif ... also became the first Saluki to represent USA Softball, earning a gold medal as a member of the USA Elite team in October at the 1st World University Games featuring teams and players age 17-28 from around the world ... went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA, nine strikeouts and four hits, three walks and a .129 opponents average allowed over nine innings with two combined shutouts in wins over the Netherlands and Guatemala ... combined to throw a perfect game in the USA Elite's 12-0 win over Guatemala, throwing three perfect innings of hitless and scoreless relief to wrap up the win ... threw a complete game four-hitter and struck out six batters with two walks in a 1-0 loss to the Australian Olympic Team on July 15 at the prestigious Champions Cup Softball Tournament while playing for the Carbondale Cougars summer team ... also pitched the Cougars to a 2-1 win on July 14 over Storm USA, an elite team considered to be the second best softball team in the U.S. behind the Olympic softball team.
2004: Earned CoSIDA Academic All-American First Team honors, becoming just the sixth SIU softball player to be named First Team Academic All-American and fifth to earn consecutive academic All-American awards (Second Team in 2003) ... named first team all-MVC for the third time ... earned all-Great Lakes Region honors for the third time (1st Team in 2003 & 2004) ... went 21-7 with a 0.80 ERA, 23 complete games, a school-record 14 shutouts, a combined shutout, a save, 178 strikeouts, 210.1 innings pitched (3rd all-time at SIU), 24 earned runs (41 total) allowed, 133 hits and 49 walks allowed ... her 0.80 ERA was second in the Valley and 11th in the nation ... led a staff that finished with a 1.05 ERA, ninth in the country ... led SIU in ERA, strikeouts, innings pitched, shutouts, complete games, starts (34), appearances (36) and wins ... allowed an MVC-low two home runs and was top five in opponent average (.176, 3rd), innings pitched (3rd), strikeouts (4th), wins (T-2nd) and starts (3rd) in overall Valley play ... named to the NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team for the second straight year, going 2-1 with a perfect 0.00 ERA with two shutouts, 21 strikeouts, five walks, one unearned run and a .161 opponents average in 25.2 innings ... threw four-hit (#16 Fresno State) and three-hit (Pacific) shutouts in NCAA Tournament wins ... her lone NCAA blemish was a 1-0 loss to Hofstra in a career-high 11.2 innings on an unearned run ... finished the season as Southern's career ERA leader (0.95) and is ranked in the top five on the career lists with 36 shutouts (1st), 61 wins (3rd), 533 strikeouts (3rd), 115 appearances (4th), 65 complete games (5th), 606.1 innings pitched (5th) and a .693 winning percentage (5th) ... threw a two-hit shutout and struck out a season-high 12 batters including the final out in SIU's MVC-clinching 3-0 win over Indiana State ... also threw a one-hit shutout the day before with 11 strikeouts against the Sycamores ... struck out 10 in the MVC Tournament title game loss to Creighton ... had six and seven-game winning streaks ... allowed earned runs in just 13 of 36 appearances ... her 210.1 innings pitched and the 755 at bats faced are career-highs ... won her ninth MVC Pitcher of the Week honor May 10 after a 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 23 strikeout, one walk weekend in over 14 innings against Indiana State, allowing a .065 opponent average ... led SIU and the MVC with a 0.66 ERA in Valley games, going 8-3 in 15 starts with seven complete games, five shutouts, 82 strikeouts and eight earned runs allowed in 84.1 innings ... top five in MVC play in ERA, opponents average (.197, T-4th), strikeouts (5th), wins (T-3rd), starts (T-4th) and homers allowed (1, T-1st) ... Academic All-District V and MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team for the second straight year.
2003: Named to the NCAA Tournament Region VIII All-Tournament Team after leading SIU to a runner-up finish ... went 2-2 with a 2.13 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 26.1 innings ... threw two complete game three-hitters with 11 strikeouts and two earned runs to beat Stanford and Massachusetts by 6-1 scores at the NCAA Tournament ... led SIU and the MVC for the second straight year, finishing with a 1.19 ERA, which ranked 28th in the nation ... named first-team all-MVC for the second time ... also earned first-team all-Great Lakes Region honors ... led the Salukis with a 22-11 record, an SIU record 12 shutouts, 22 complete games, two no-hitters, 186 strikeouts, 206.1 innings pitched, a .189 opponents average, 739 batters faced, 32 games started, four saves and 42 appearances, which were all-career-highs ... her 22 wins led the MVC and tied for 31st in the country ... threw her first two career no-hitters against Bethune-Cookman and St. Louis, combining for 15 strikeouts ... named to the 2003 Verizon Academic All-America Softball Second Team ... also named to the Verizon Academic District V Team First Team and the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team ... became just the sixth softball player and 19th woman at SIU to be named an academic all-American ... named the MVC Pitcher-of-the-Week three times ... all over the SIU record book after the 2003 season with 42 appearances and 32 starts (2nd), 22 wins (3rd), 206.1 innings pitched (4th), 186 strikeouts (5th) and 22 complete games (T-5th) in a single season ... named to the triple Crown Invitational and Bama Bash All-Tournament Teams ... had a season-high 27.1 scoreless innings streak, a six game winning streak, nine innings pitched (had 10 K's vs. Creighton) and 11 strikeouts in a 2-1 loss to Creighton in the MVC Tournament, a team-high ... her four saves, 32 starts and 42 appearances (2nd), 22 complete games (T-2nd), .189 opponents average (4th), 206.1 innings (4th) and 186 strikeouts (4th) all rank in the top five of MVC overall stats ... had a 0.94 MVC ERA, allowing just 13 earned runs and 13 extra base hits in 96.2 innings of MVC play ... in MVC play, her 12 wins and two saves (T-2nd), 0.94 ERA (3rd), 20 appearances (T-3rd), 14 starts and .181 opponents average (4th) and 88 strikeouts and 96.2 innings (5th) all rank in the top five ... allowed an earned run in just 16 of 42 appearances ... beat Alabama 4-0 to earn SIU's first 2003 win vs. a ranked team ... allowed runs in 22 of 42 appearances ... threw two one-hitters, a two-hitter and five three-hitters, including a 2-1 win over Nebraska ... led the SIU staff to its seventh straight ERA title.
2002: Named first-team all-MVC, second-team all-Great Lakes Region and the MVC Rookie-of-the-Year ... finished tied for third with eight saves and tied for tenth with an 0.89 era nationally ... named MVC Pitcher of the Week five times this season, including three straight weeks in April ... went 18-9 with 10 shutouts, 169 strikeouts, 20 complete games, 98 hits and 24 earned runs, one home run and a .147 batting average allowed in 189.2 innings ... started 24 games and appeared in 37 ... joined the top ten SIU single season list with her 10 shutouts (2nd), 169 strikeouts (5th), 18 wins (T-5th), 37 appearances (T-5th), 24 starts (T-6th), 189.2 innings pitched (7th) and 20 complete games (T-8th) ... led the MVC in overall era (0.89) and saves (8), tied for third with 18 wins and was third with 6.24 strikeouts per seven innings ... was second in MVC wins (11) and fourth in era (0.92) ... went 11-4 with a 0.92 era vs. MVC foes ... led SIU in wins, overall era, batting average allowed, wins, saves, innings pitched, starts, appearances, strikeouts, shutouts, complete games and tied for homers allowed ... named all-tournament at the Seminole Invitational (3/8-10) and Mississippi State Bulldog Classic tournament MVP (2/15-17) ... went 45.1 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run ... threw eight one-hitters ... struck out 10 or more batters three times, including a season-high of 13 vs. No. Iowa (3/16) ... hit home runs in two of her first six college at-bats against Indiana St. (4/13-14) and finished the season 3-for-7 (.286).
Nashville: Four-time first-team all-SIRR Conference, all-Area, all-South, all-Sentinel pick ... went 33-2 with a stunning 0.12 ERA as a senior ... threw two perfect games and five no-hitters, while striking out 351 batters in 241 innings pitched ... led team to a state title as a senior ... named state all-tournament MVP and all-state pitcher ... as a sophomore, led team to its first Class A State Tournament, finishing fourth with a 13-4 record and 0.84 era ... team MVP three times ... earned second-team Illinois Coaches Association and Chicago Tribune special mention all-state honors in 2000 and 2001 ... St. Louis Post Player of the Year in 2001 ... threw six perfect games and 62 career shutouts.
Personal: Majoring in physiology ... has a 3.649 cumulative grade point average ... named to the Dean's List four times ... full name is Amanda Pauline Harre ... daughter of Larry and Diana Harre ... born on March 21, 1983 in St. Louis.
Blaylock on Harre: "Amy has been such a force for us on the mound over her career. She has continued to become one of the best pitchers in the country in my opinion. She obtained valuable experience this summer and fall by competing against international competition. She continues to work hard to develop different wrinkles for opposing batters. She is motivated more than ever to have a great senior year."