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Career: One-time Second Team All-Patriot League ... one-time Patriot League Pitcher of the Week ... two-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... went 18-19 with a 3.67 ERA in 77 appearances, including 43 starts ... had 130 strikeouts and gave up just 196 hits over 223.1 innings.

2017 (Senior): Went 8-7 with a 2.60 ERA in 24 appearances, including 17 starts ... tied for the league lead in opposing batting average (.230) ... struck out 34 batters and allowed just one home run over 86 innings ... named Patriot League Pitcher of the Week (2/21) after going 3-0 in four appearances at the Gardner- Webb Tournament, giving up three runs and six hits while striking out five in 14.2 innings of work ... pitched back-to-back shutouts in wins over Lafayette and Colgate, giving up three hits while striking out three in a 4-0 victory over the Leopards and allowing five hits while striking out two in a 7-0 win over the Raiders ... earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2016 (Junior): Went 1-3 with a 7.41 ERA in 13 appearances, including five starts ... struck out 14 batters over 22.2 innings pitched ... gave up one run and struck out three batters in four innings in an 8-1 win over Rider ... earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2015 (Sophomore): Finished 1-3 with a 7.43 ERA in 14 appearances, including four starts ... struck out 26 batters over 21.2 innings pitched ... struck out 10 batters in 5.2 innings pitched in a 5-2 win over Niagara.

2014 (Freshman): Second Team All-Patriot League ... finished 8-6 with a 2.86 ERA in 26 appearances, including 17 starts ... pitched two complete games and factored in on three combined shutouts ... tallied 56 strikeouts and 70 walks in 93 innings pitched ... led the team in wins (8) and opposing batting average (.199) ... showed the ability to fool batters with a team-leading 27 called strikeouts ... best games came in conference play as she went 5-1 with a 1.97 ERA in 10 Patriot League appearances, including eight starts.

High School/Personal: Lettered in softball at Alvin High School ... named to the  24-5A first team at the conclusion of her senior season after garnering second team accolades as a junior ... earned 24-51 honorable mention as a sophomore and was named 24-5A Newcomer of the Year as a freshman ... member of the team that won three district championships ... team was ranked first nationally by Max Preps in 2012 ... captain of 2013 high school team ... played travel softball for Texas Storm Gold Wymer and served as team captain ... member of the National Honor Society ... daughter of Mary and Todd Bean ... has two older brothers, Matt and Brandon ... majoring in psychology.

Major: Neuroscience

Position: Pitcher
Year: Senior
Hometown: Alvin, Texas
High School: Alvin
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