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    Kenya Fuemmeler

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Salisbury, MO

    High School:
    Salisbury

    Height:
    5-7

    Position:
    P/UT

    Birthdate:
    11/06/1984

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R


    Counted on heavily in the rotation ... has grown into a great leader not only for the team but for the athletic department as a whole ... one of three 2007 captains ... can also be used as a utility player if necessary ... one of the hardest working players on the team ... finds a way to win ... a possible pinch-running option ... her sister, Chelsea, plays softball for UIC ... has earned a monogram in each of her first three years.

    AS A JUNIOR (2006): Veteran reliever who set career-highs for innings pitched and appearances ... threw well out of the bullpen for the Irish ... finished off Notre Dame's 10-1, five-inning victory over Northern Iowa, allowing four hits, a run and striking out three in 2.0 innings ... completed the final three innings of a combined no-hitter with then senior Heather Booth in game one at Western Michigan ... walked two and forced six ground outs along with three fly outs in her three innings of action vs. the Broncos ... pitched one inning in Notre Dame's 9-0, fiveinning win over Connecticut in game one ... also finished off Notre Dame's 9-0, six-inning victory over Providence in game two ... turned in a great relief appearance against Akron, entering the game with the Irish trailing 4-0 and shutting down the Zip offense over 2 1/3 innings, walking one and striking out one and allowing a single hit ... worked two solid innings against Ball State, pitching the fifth and sixth innings of Notre Dame's 6- 0 victory.

    AS A SOPHOMORE (2005): Played in nine games, making five pitching appearances ... perfect defensively out of the pitching circle ... her five pitching appearances were a career-high, and she helped the team finish off two shutout victories ... threw two scoreless innings in game one at Rutgers, giving up two hits and striking out one ... earned first career victory in game two vs. Akron, taking the mound for one inning ... pitched a scoreless inning at DePaul in game two ... posted the longest and most-impressive performance of her career in game one vs. Valparaiso ... pitched the final two innings vs. the Crusaders, striking out one and not allowing a hit ... combined for her first career shutout with original game starter Steffany Stenglein ... pitched a shutout inning in game two at DePaul .... made first pitching appearance vs. Campbell, working one inning and allowing two hits and a run ... struck out two in that same inning.

    AS A FRESHMAN (2004): Saw limited action during her rookie season ... made just one pitching appearance vs. Pacific at the Palm Springs Classic ... appeared in 47 games as a pinch runner, scoring 11 runs and stealing two bases (in four attempts).

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Arguably one of the top prep athletes to come out of Missouri in 2003 ... a dominating prep pitcher, compiling a 74-11 record with 938 strikeouts and 0.51 ERA at Salisbury High School ... earned all-state honors seven times during her career in softball and track and field ... also competed in basketball, earning 10 total letters in three sports ... led Salisbury H.S. to back-to-back state championships in 2002 and 2003 ... had an outstanding senior season pitching, going 26-0 with 322 strikeouts and a 0.12 ERA in 171 innings ... also hit .395 with a home run and six steals ... posted the state strikeout record in a championship-game performance, sitting down 13 batters in 2003 ... second all-time in Missouri for strikeouts (938), while also ranked first in shutouts, second in wins and second in ERA ... the most decorated athlete in Salisbury H.S. history ...competed for seven years in ASA competition with the Columbia (Mo.) Rockers ...played for the Kansas City White Sox in the summer of 2003 ... key member of track and field team relays and competed in the triple jump as well ... holds school records in the 4x800 relay, 400 meters, triple jump and 800 meters ... highly active in extra curricular activities, including SADD, band, student government, the National Honor Society, drama club, served as the Varsity Club president and President of Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) ... born Nov. 6, 1984, in Moberly, Mo. ... daughter of Cathy and John Fuemmeler ... oldest of three children (Chelsea and Cole) ... mother Cathy played softball at Central Methodist College ... sister, Chelsea, plays softball for UIC ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters with a double major in history and political science.

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