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Taryne Mowatt
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: September 26, 2006
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Arizona ?- 2006: UA’s first 20-game winner not named Alicia Hollowell since the four-time All-American entered the circle for Arizona in 2003 ... Earned Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors on March 21 and March 28 ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week on April 18, making her the first player since UCLA’s Amanda Freed did it in 2002 to win both Pac-10 Pitcher and Player of the Week honors in the same year ... Women’s College World Series (June 1-6): Named to All-WCWS Team ... Led Arizona with .389 batting average ... Had three of UA’s five XBH during WCWS ...  Tucson Super Regional (5/26-27): Batted .714 (5-for-7) in her two starts as DP ... Tough luck loser in Game 2’s 3-2 defeat ... Penciled back into the batting order for Game 3 and went 4-for-4.  Mowatt had never had a three-hit game, let alone a four-hit outburst ... Tucson Regional (5/18-20): Tossed complete-game victory over Auburn to send UA to the super regional.  That was the first postseason game since 2002 that Alicia Hollowell did not pitch in for UA ... Took a perfect game into the fifth inning ... Struck out a career-high 18 opposing hitters, in Arizona’s 5-1, Feb. 17 victory over Tennessee Tech ... Threw back-to-back no-hit and then perfect games against UNLV and Cal State Northridge on March 16 and 18 at the Judi Garman Classic ... Tossed a career-high 13 innings in UA’s 13-inning, 4-2 victory at California on April 22 ... Earned first career Pac-10 shutout in April 15 3-0 victory at Arizona State ... Batted in 37 games after not touching a bat in all of 2005 ... First career hit came in pinch-hitting appearance against UNLV on March 16, a two-run single ... First career home run came on April 9 against UCLA, a three-run shot ... During her shutout of Arizona State, went 2-for-3 a home run and two RBI.


2005: Started the year 7-0, ended 8-1 ... Had a 1.80 ERA ... Only loss came to WCWS champion Michigan ... Tucson Regional (May 20-22): Threw one inning of hitless relief to close out a 12-0 win over Lehigh ... Earned her first conference win with a one-run, five-inning effort over Oregon April 10 ... Surrendered just one earned run in a stretch of 41.1 innings from Feb. 6 until March 20 ... Struck out 10 batters, while walking just one in five innings for a relief victory over Birmingham Southern ...  Threw a complete game shutout, along with another win she earned in the Arizona Pepsi Classic to open her collegiate career ... Wore No. 99, prior to making the switch to 9 with the graduation of Jen Martinez.


High School: Santiago High School, Corona, Calif., 2004 ... Member of the All-ASA team in 2001 ... Named league MVP in 2001, ’02, ’03 and ’04 ... Los Angeles Times Player of the Year 2004 ... All-Riverside-County team 2001-’04 ... Riverside County Player of the Year, 2003 ... All-State team 2002, ’03 and ’04 ... Large School State Player of the Year 2004 ... All-CIF team 2001-’04 ... CIF Player of the Year 2003 and ?'04 ... High School All American 2003 and ?'04 ... Member of National Champion team in 2001 and ?'03 ... League champion in 2001-2004 ... 2004 CIF Champion squad member ... Honor roll member all four years.


Personal: Academic major is communication ... Wants to be a doctor ... Daughter of Larry and Suzie Mowatt ... Father is an elevator constructor, mother is a waitress and homemaker ... Has three siblings: brothers Torry and Anthony, and sister Jordan ... Enjoys sleeping, shopping and crossword puzzles ... Born Taryne Lee Mowatt Sept. 12, 1986.