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Cassandra Darrah
Cassandra Darrah

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Corydon, Iowa

High School:
Wayne

Height:
5-8

Position:
P

Bats/Throws:
R/R

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Honors and Awards: Named to NFCA Great Lakes All-Region second team (2014) ... NCAA tournament All-Region team (2013) ... second-team NFCA Great Lakes All-Region (2013) ... Big Ten tournament MVP (2013) ... first-team All-Big Ten (2013) ... Big Ten Pitcher of the Week (March 25, 2013 & Feb. 11, 2013) ... earned UW's Most Valuable Defensive award (2013) ... named second-team All-Big Ten team (2012) ... awarded Big Ten Co-Pitcher of the Week (April 9 & April 23 (2012)) ... named Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree (2011) ... UW's Defensive Player of the Year (2011)

Career: .666 winning percentage is best in UW history (86-43) ... ranks second all-time at Wisconsin with 86 wins, 123 games started, 93 complete games, 820.1 innings pitched, 557 strikeouts and 23 shutouts ... 2.47 earned run average is third

2014: 21 wins is fifth best in Wisconsin single-season history ... 26 complete games is tied for sixth most ... .618 winning percentage ranks seventh best (21-13) ... pitched 204.1 innings, which is eighth most ... 12 complete games in the Big Ten is tied for second most in a single season ... eight conference wins is tied for fourth most ... led UW to victory over No. 7 Arizona on March 7 ... pitched her second career no-hitter against Detroit, striking out five, as UW won 8-0 in five innings (3/20) ... struck out a career-high 12 Iowa batters on March 29 ... rivaled her career high with 10 Ks vs. Illinois (4/12) ... won eight-straight games from April 9-26

2013: Finished the season with a UW single-season record .794 winning percentage (27-7) ... second at UW with 27 wins ... pitched 231.1 innings, fifth-most in single season at UW ... 27 complete games tied for fourth ... pitched a no-hitter against Georgia Southern on Feb. 22, the first at Wisconsin in 12 seasons ... nine Big Ten wins ranks second all-time at Wisconsin ... .211 opponent batting average in league play was second-best ... 12 complete league games tied for second most ... pitched a career-high 11 innings, tying a career-best with 10 strikeouts, in 6-5 win over Notre Dame on Feb. 10 ... pitched a complete-game shutout in Wisconsin's 8-0 win over No. 16 Stanford (March 1) ... tossed a complete game in win over No. 6 Michigan (May 11) ... posted 8-0 record in first nine appearances of season

2012: Finished the year third in single-season wins (22) and shutouts (9) at UW ... fourth in winning percentage (.629) ... seventh in complete games (22) and innings pitched (197.2) ... ranked 24th nationally in shutouts and 47th in wins ... fourth-best ERA in the Big Ten (2.50) ... recorded the most wins (10) in Big Ten single-season play at UW ... tied second-most shutouts (4) ... tied fourth-most complete games (11) ... ninth-most strikeouts (66) ... pitched a career-high 8.0 innings against Northwestern while recording a career-high 10 strikeouts (3/31) ... threw all 20 innings against Iowa in the opening weekend of Big Ten play (3/24-25) ... posted two complete-game wins in Wisconsin's sweep over PSU and held the Nittany Lions to one run in 12 innings (4/21-22) ... made UW history with Stephanie Peace on April 9, becoming the first UW duo to earn Big Ten Players of the Week awards in the same week

2011:
Recorded fourth-best winning percentage (.615) in a season at UW ... seventh-most wins (16) ... ninth-most games started (29) and innings pitched (187.0) ... tenth-most shutouts (3) ... among freshman all-time at UW, posted second-most wins (16), games started (29) and appearances (34), third-most complete games (18), strikeouts (124), shutouts (3) and innings pitched (187.0), third-best winning percentage (.615), fourth-best opponents' batting average (.262), fifth-best ERA (2.51) and sixth-best WHIP (1.50), strikeout rate (4.64) and walk rate (3.19) ... led team in nearly every pitching category ... gave up one run over five innings against Ohio State (5/13) to earn the win ... threw her team-leading 18th complete game of the season by striking out six, walked one and gave up three runs against Purdue (5/7) ... threw six no-hit innings before settling for one-hitter in shutout win over South Dakota State (4/13) ... recorded seven strikeouts in shutout win over North Dakota, allowing only two hits through six innings (4/7) ... threw seventh-straight complete game while striking out four and giving up one run, five hits and one walk against San Diego (3/19) ... pitched a complete-game shutout, yielding four hits and recording two strikeouts against Cal-State Northridge (3/18) ... gave up just one unearned run in complete-game victory over San Diego (3/12) ... recorded career-high nine strikeouts against UC Santa Barbara, hurling a complete game, while going 1-for-2 with one run and one RBI at the plate (3/11) ... threw complete game with six strikeouts to record win over Utah (3/5) ... pitched six scoreless innings to earn win against Missouri State, recording four strikeouts and adding a two-run double (2/19) ... held Texas State hitless through the first five innings en route to a complete game shutout win -- third Badger to ever throw complete game shutout in debut -- and added an RBI double in Badger debut (2/17)

High School: Finished career with 94 wins, 1,663 strikeouts, 48 shutouts, 15 no-hitters and one perfect game ... as a senior, named Player of the Year and first-team all-state by Iowa Girls Coaches Association and first-team all-state and Pitcher of the Year by Iowa Sports Connection ... in senior season, threw 350 strikeouts and boasted 0.19 ERA with 0.46 WHIP ... as a hitter, hit .562 with 10 home runs and 25 RBI ... selected to play in 2010 Iowa Girls Coaches Association All-Star Game ... three-year first team all-conference pitcher, three-year all-district and two-time all-state honorable mention honoree ... two-year first team all-conference hitter ... named MVP of her team ... named MVP and is a two-year captain of her volleyball team ... is a four-year academic letterwinner ... two-year academic all-conference athlete

Personal: Parents are Dick and Sue Darrah ... two older brothers, Brandon and Grant ... father, Dick, played basketball at William Penn for one year ... mother, Sue Darrah, played basketball at Truman State for one year ... hobbies include listening to music, playing sports, shopping and hanging out with friends and family ... major is sociology

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Pitching Career Highs
Innings Pitched 11.0 vs. Notre Dame, Feb. 10, 2013
Strikeouts 12 vs. Iowa, March 29, 2014
Walks 8 at Michigan State, April 2, 2011
Fewest Walks* 0 (10x) MR vs. Illinois, April 12, 2014
Hits 14 vs. Green Bay, April 16, 2014
Fewest Hits* 0 (2x) MR vs. Detroit, March 20, 2014
Home Runs

3 (2x) MR vs. Nebraska, April 30, 2014

Runs 12 vs. Nebraska, April 30, 2014
Fewest Runs*

0 (33x) MR vs. Albany, May 16, 2014

Earned Runs 12 vs. Nebraska, April 30, 2014
Fewest Earned Runs* 0 (40x) MR vs. Albany, May 16, 2014
* - Min. 4.0 IP
Pitching Season Highs
Innings Pitched 7.2 at Northwestern, March 21
Strikeouts 12 vs. Iowa, March 29
Walks 7 at Louisville, March 17
Fewest Walks* 0 (4x) MR vs. Northwestern, May 9
Hits 14 vs. Green Bay, April 16
Fewest Hits* 0 vs. Detroit, March 20
Home Runs 3 (2x) MR vs. Nebraska, April 30
Runs 12 vs. Nebraska, April 30
Fewest Runs* 0 (4x) MR vs. Albany, May 16
Earned Runs 12 vs. Nebraska, April 30
Fewest Earned Runs* 0 (9x) MR vs. Albany, May 16
* - Min. 4.0 IP

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