Updated Jan. 20, 2009
2008 / Freshman
- Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week (April 7)
Posted a 13-12 record in 32 appearances and 27 starts as a freshman...had a 2.74 earned run average in 158 1/3 innings pitched...tossed 17 complete-games and five shutouts with two saves...recorded 93 strikeouts and only 31 walks for a 3-to-1 strikeout to walk ratio...ranked sixth in the MVC with 13 wins...had a 6-4 record and 1.79 ERA in 12 MVC appearances...threw a complete-game shutout with eight strikeouts for her first collegiate win against UNC-Greensboro (2/8)...earned her first-career save in 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief against Coastal Carolina (2/8)...threw a complete-game one-hitter with a career-best 10 strikeouts against Indiana State (4/5)...tossed three-straight complete-game shutouts against Saint Louis (4/2) and Indiana State (4/5 & 4/6) for a total of 24-straight scoreless innings...did not surrender a walk in 13 appearances...recorded nine strikeouts and only allowed four hits against No. 5-ranked Northwestern (3/2)...earned her first conference win in 2 1/3 innings of relief against Northern Iowa (3/15).
Pre-SIU / Soddy-Daisy High School
Named to the Tennessee All-State Team all four years...named Best of Preps all four years...two-time Most Valuable Player...two-time Player of the Year...Named Most Outstanding Player during junior season...set the strikeout record at the state tournament during junior year...Buck Johnson Award winner during senior year...had a career record of 113-12...posted an earned run average of less than 1.0 all four seasons on varsity...compiled 1,070 career strikeouts.
Full name is Rhonda Nicole Waters...is a criminal justice major...has one sister...daughter of Dennis and Vickie Waters...born October 12, 1988 in Chattanooga, Tenn.