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Taryne Mowatt
Taryne Mowatt


Corona, Calif.

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2008: Enters season as UA's ace...

2007: WCWS Most Outstanding Player ... NFCA second-team All-American ... All-America citation marks the 17th consecutive year at least one UA pitcher was named to the squad ... Won ESPY Awards for Best Female Athlete and Best Female College Athlete ... First-team all-Pac-10 ... First-team all-Pacific Region ... Four-time Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week ... USA Softball Player of the Week (April 2-8) ... Set UA single-season records for innings pitched (370), strikeouts (522), victories (42) ... Starting pitcher in 53 of UA's 65 games and appeared in the circle in all but five contests ... Finished with a 42-12 record with a 1.46 ERA ... WCWS: Enjoyed one of the most remarkable weeks of pitching in the history of the sport, as she pitched eight complete games (6-2), 60 innings, 1,035 pitches over a seven-day stretch ... Set WCWS records for victories (6), innings pitched (60), strikeouts (76) and complete games (8) ... Posted a 0.47 ERA and limited opponents to a .163 batting average over the week ... Tucson Super Regional: Set UA innings pitched record for a single season during Game 1 ... Allowed four earned runs on nine hits in Game 1 win ... Gave up one run on three hits in Game 2 victory Tucson Regional: Pitched all 19 innings for UA ... Went 3-0 and did not allow a run or a runner to reach third base ... Tossed fifth career no-hitter in win over Howard ... Tossed three no-hitters: 5 IP, 12 K, BB vs. Howard on May 18, 7 IP, 14 K vs. Texas Tech on Feb. 16 and 7 IP, 11 K, BB vs. ASU on April 6 ... Had 27 double-digit strikeout games this year - led by a three of 15-strikeout games (March 9 at Baylor, April 21 vs. Oregon, May 31 vs. Baylor) ... Registered wins over nine of the 15 seeded teams and posted 36 wins over squads that made the tournament.

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, in 2002, to win both Pac-10 Pitcher and Player of the Week honors in the same year ... WCWS: Named to All-WCWS Team ... Led Arizona with .389 batting average ... Had three of UA's five extra-base hits during WCWS ... Tucson Super Regional: 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: 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 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 a no-hitter and then a perfect game, back-to-back, 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 with 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: 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 on 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 following 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 ... 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 Sudoku puzzles ... Born Taryne Lee Mowatt on Sept. 12, 1986.