LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Quinnipiac softball junior Heather Schwartburg (Mission Viejo, Calif.) was named to the Jewish Sports Review’s 2011 Women’s Softball All-American Team, her third selection in as many years. The honor is the latest for Schwartzburg, who was previously named to the 2011 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division I All-Northeast Region Second Team, as well as the Northeast Conference (NEC) First Team while also earning Pitcher of the Year honors.
Schwartzburg was recently named this season’s top pitcher by the NEC after an impressive junior year with the Bobcats. The right-handed hurler led Quinnipiac as she held a career-best 1.42 ERA across 39 appearances. She also broke the Quinnipiac and NEC single-season strikeout record with 296 strikeouts on the year and Quinnipiac's single-season wins record with 23 wins in 2011. Schartzburg was also named the Akadema/Northeast Conference Pitcher of the Week five times this season.
Nationally, Schwartzburg ranked in the top-25 among all NCAA Division I pitchers in ERA (1.42-21st), strikeouts per seven innings (8.9-23rd), hits allowed per seven innings (4.52-22nd) and total strikeouts (296-25th). In addition, she also ranked 40th in total victyories (23) and 31st in saves (three). In 115 appearances across three seasons, Schwartzburg has logged 16 shutouts in 80 starts while logging 642 innings pitcheds. During that span, she has posted a career 1.52 ERA while striking out 757 batters and allowing just 139 earned runs on 429 hits.