Was 2-2 in the fall in four games with a 1.67 era and two complete games ... had 13 strikeouts in 21 innings in three starts and one relief appearance.
2002: Went 8-5 with a 1.01 era and 40 strikeouts in 89.2 innings ... her overall era was third in the MVC ... led the Valley in MVC era at 0.76 ... named MVC Pitcher of the Week on May 6 after a complete game no-hitter with four strikeouts at Wichita State (5/4) ... her no-hitter was the first for SIU since Feb. 24, 2001 ... started 14 games and appeared in 17 ... threw a career-high 9.2 innings vs. Illinois St. at the MVC Tournament in a 1-0 loss ... allowed 63 hits and 13 earned runs ... fanned a season-high five batters against Saint Louis (3/27) ... had five complete games ... opponents hit just .189.
John A. Logan College: Named all-conference, all-region 24 and Midwest Region second-team ... had a 0.91 ERA, winning 22 games and struck out 150 batters in 2001.
Johnston City: 1998 State Tourney MVP ... 1998 So. Illinois Player-of-the-Year ... conference MVP three years ... all-state & all-South in 1998 & 1999.
Personal: Majoring in health education ... holds a 3.46 cumulative grade point average ... had her jersey retired at Johnston City in 2000 ... full name is Gina Renee Mueller ... is the daughter of Bill and Carrie Mueller ... born on April 18, 1981 in Herrin, Ill.
Blaylock on Mueller: “Renee fought through back problems last year to have a great season. She stepped up and had big wins in the middle of the conference season and beat a great U. Mass team. I look for her to have a great year on the mound.”
Renee Mueller’s Career Totals at Southern Illinois: