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  Giana Zimmerman

Giana Zimmerman

Player Profile


Westminster, Colo.

High School:
Wheat Ridge





2009: Named to the OVC All-Tournament Team...Second Team All-OVC selection...named to the OVC All-Newcomer's No. 1 pitcher as a freshman...appeared in 32 games including 27 starts...compiled a record of 19-9 in 185.0 innings pitched with a 2.42 ERA...recorded 23 complete games including two shutouts...led the team with one save...recorded a team-best 184 strikeouts which ranks second all-time on the school's single season charts...19 wins is tied for fifth on the school's single season charts...opponents batted just .217 against her...led team in ERA, innings pitched, appearances, starts, complete games and strikeouts...ranked eighth in the OVC in ERA...third in the OVC in wins, strikeouts and starts...fourth in the OVC in innings and starts...led the OVC in strikeouts in OVC play...made five relief appearances...averaged 6.96 strikeouts per game...went 11-5 in 17 appearances including 16 starts with 14 complete games with a 2.51 ERAin OVC games...struckout 116 in 103.0 innings in OVC play...had a 2.30 ERA in non-conference games...went 7-2 and struckout 77 batters in 61.0 innings in home games...compiled a 2.18 ERA in away games...went 2-1 with a 1.18 ERA in four appearances including three starts and struckout 16 in the OVC Tournament...won 12-straight appeared2.0 innings ofreliefin the season-opening combined no-hitter at Jackson State (2/12) striking out three, the first no-hitter for the program since 2004...set a school record with 13 strikeouts in a game twice...struckout 13 in complete game victory over Tennessee Tech (3/28) allowing two runs...had 13 strikeouts in complete game victory over Eastern Kentucky (4/25) allowing three runs, two earned...recorded first career shutout at Morehead State (3/18)...recorded first career save at Tennessee State (5/2)...hit first career home run at Killian Softball Complex and picked up the first win at the complex with a complete game three-hitter vs. Missouri State (3/6)...also collected a triple vs. Missouri State (3/6)...won first career start 1-0 with a complete game at Louisiana-Monroe (2/14)...struckout seven and allowed two runs in complete game loss at 18th ranked SIU (3/4)...struckout 12 in complete game one-hitter at Tennessee State (5/2)...pitched a season-high 9.2 innings and struckout ten in complete game loss at Morehead State (2/21)...recorded complete game shutout in OVC Tournament quarterfinals vs. Morehead State (5/7) allowing just two hits...struckout nine allowing one run on four hits in complete game semifinal win at the OVC Tournament vs. Tennessee Tech (5/8)...struckout nine allowing one run on three hits in complete game win over Austin Peay (4/18)...appeared in 12 games as the Redhawks designated player...batted .212 with one triple, two home runs, seven RBI and four runs scored...recorded a .455 slugging percentage...collected three multi hit games...had two multi RBI games...collected two game-winning RBI...hit a home run vs. Saint Louis (3/7)...drove in a run and scored in season opener vs. Jackson State (2/12)...went 2-3 with two RBI at Louisiana-Monroe (2/14)...named OVC Pitcher of the Week thefinal two weeks of the season...fourth on the team with 35 assists...picked-off nine runners...member of the OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll...Southeast Scholar Athlete.

Prep: Two-time All-State...two-time All-Conference...helped lead her team to state runner-up finishes in 2004 and 2006...led the state with a 0.31 ERA going 15-3 with 242 strikeouts and only issuing 24 walks in 128 innings...struckout 15 or more batters in a game five times as a senior...batted .403 with three home runs, seven doubles, five triples and 24 RBI...went 9-1 with a 1.17 ERA and 133 strikeouts her junior year...averaged over 12 strikeouts per game during prep career...four-year starter and team captain...recorded a 33 strikeout contest during a two day marathon that lasted 19 innings... and Vice President of the National Honor Society...two-year member of National Honor Society...member of the 4.0 Jaguar Platinum Honor Roll all for four years...recipient of the SEMO- Presidents Academic Scholarship.

Personal: Born 3/16/90...daughter of Orville and Johnalin Zimmerman...majoring in Exercise Science...father, Orville played baseballat Oklahoma State...enjoys playing ball, watching other college sports, spending time with friends and family...favorite athlete is Troy Tulowitzki.


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