Notre Dame trio receives program's first All-America scholar-athlete accolades since 2010
Notre Dame is now 12-1 in BIG EAST play
Notre Dame takes winning streak on the road to East Lansing
Notre Dame improves to 10-1 in BIG EAST play
Series finale scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday at Melissa Cook Stadium
UND.com updates the team practice from Monday, April 2, and looks back at the first eight practices of the spring for 2012.
The Irish made their 15th straight appearance at the NCAA Championship in 2013.
Images of the Irish during the run to another NCAA tournament.
Notre Dame claimed a 9-1 win in five innings of Northwestern.
Amy Buntin's three-run, walk-off homer gives Irish 5-3 win at Melissa Cook Stadium.
HONORS AND AWARDS:
AS A JUNIOR (2012): BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... 11-5 record in 26 appearances, including 16 starts ... posted a 3.57 ERA in 94.0 innings pitched ... threw seven complete games ... tossed six shutout innings in a victory over LIU Brooklyn (March 3) ... threw four no-hit frames against Fordham (March 4) ... allowed one hit over six innings of work, striking out five hitters in a win over Toledo (March 28) ... complete game six-hitter in the second game of a doubleheader against Connecticut (March 31) ... struck out six batters in a complete game win at home over Michigan State (April 24) ... season-high seven strikeouts in BIG EAST victory at Providence (April 28) ... surrendered one run in six innings during final regular season start at Pittsburgh (May 5).
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011): Second team all-BIG EAST performer ... flawless 10-0 overall record during regular season ... went 7-0 in league play with a 2.79 ERA ... tossed 32.2 frames versus league foes while striking out 35 and permitted only two hits for extra bases ... finished with a 10-1 record and a 3.45 ERA ... her .909 winning pct. is second all-time on the single-season charts ... struck out 66 batters in 67.0 frames from the circle ... allowed 60 hits, seven of which went for extra bases ... notched a save against both Providence (May 12) and Western Michigan (May 21) ... started eight contests and appeared in 25 games ... gave up multiple earned runs in only seven outings ... surrendered an average of 2.1 hits per start ... took a no-hitter into the sixth inning at USF (April 27), allowing just one hit with four strikeouts in the win against the Bulls ... fanned seven batters and gave up five hits in 5.0 innings of relief for the win over Louisville (April 17) ... season-high nine strikeouts came in a two-hit, six-inning shutout of Pittsburgh (May 4).
AS A FRESHMAN (2010): Steady anchor in the circle from start to finish for the Irish pitching corps ... went 7-3 with a 3.71 ERA ... struck out 71 batters in 71.2 innings ... made 25 appearances and combined for three shutouts ... tossed a pair of complete games ... held opposing batters to a .231 average ... tossed 1.1 innings of scoreless relief in her first career appearance against Oregon (Feb. 12) ... blanked No. 1 Washington (Feb. 14) with a strikeout in 1.0 frame of work ... first win came at Southern Miss (Feb. 20), going 3.0 innings while giving up one earned run ... extended her winning streak to three games with a pair of victories over George Washington at the Cavalier Invite (Feb. 26-27) ... struck out 15 Colonials over the two-game stretch, needing just 7.0 innings of work to post the pair of shutouts ... did not allow a run while walking two batters and received 20 runs of offensive support from the Irish bats ... earned a spot on the league's honor roll (March 1) ... went 7.0 innings for the win against East Tennessee State (March 6) ... fanned eight in her home debut against Eastern Michigan (March 23) ... notched a save with a 2.0 inning, one-hit performance against Toledo (March 24) ... brilliant in a one-hitter versus USF (April 10) in her home BIG EAST debut ... limited the Bulls to one unearned run and six strikeouts in 5.0 innings, and received 10 runs of support from the Irish offense ... tossed 3.0 innings of one-hit ball against Cleveland State (April 15), teaming with Jody Valdivia for a shutout victory ... threw 2.0 innings of hitless ball at St. John's (May 8) with three strikeouts ... had three punchouts in 2.0 innings of one-hit relief against Providence (May 13) during the BIG EAST Tournament ... five strikeouts in 3.2 innings during a pair of relief efforts at the NCAA Tournament (May 22-23).
PREP AND PERSONAL: New Jersey's Gatorade Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009 ... ESPN/Under Armour All-American (2008, 2009) ... first team EA Sports All-American ... NFCA/Louisville Slugger All-Eastern Region first team choice ... Star-Ledger New Jersey Pitcher of the Year and first-team honoree (2008, 2009) ... Asbury Park Press Shore Conference Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009 ... Digital Sports 2008 Player of the Year ... led Red Bank Catholic (N.J.) to the non-public state championship, the Monmouth County title and swept the competition at the sectional tournament in 2008 (also won in 2009) while garnering a national ranking ... posted a career record of 79-13-1 with 1,247 strikeouts, 26 no-hitters and a 0.22 ERA in 658.0 innings ... went 22-2-1 from the rubber as a senior with a conference-best 0.24 ERA ... gave up just six earned runs in 176.0 innings with 322 strikeouts, 20 shutouts and seven no-hitters ... also batted .526 with seven doubles, five home runs and 19 RBI ... .610 on-base percentage and .797 slugging percentage ... had 11 no-hitters and 23 shutouts as a junior with a 0.12 ERA and 353 strikeouts ... finished the season 25-2 from the circle while surrendering just three earned runs in 179.0 innings ... also hit .469 that season with 17 RBI with a .631 slugging percentage and a .538 on-base clip ... four-time all-conference, all-city and all-state selection ... once pitched 98.0 consecutive innings without giving up an earned run during her junior campaign ... tossed two no-hitters via 32 strikeouts in one day ... played summer ball for Jersey Intensity Gold and Team New Jersey, leading the team to a seventh-place finish at the 2009 ASA Gold National tournament ... daughter of Suzanne and Kevin O'Donnell ... father played baseball for Canisius ... has one younger sister, Kaitlyn, who played softball at Miami (Ohio) ... first member of her family to attend Notre Dame ... member of National Honor Society, Life Club, Irish Club, Latin Club and Spirit Club ... graduated with a degree in psychology from the College of Arts and Letters.
O'Donnell's Career Statistics