21 Heather Schwartzburg
21 Heather Schwartzburg
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Mission Viejo, Calif.
High School: Capistrano Valley High School
Position: P
Last Team: R/R

As a junior: Made 39 appearances and 29 starts for Quinnipiac, while posting a team and league leading ERA of 1.42...Collected 23 wins and three saves on the year, while holding opponents to a .179 batting average… Broke the Quinnipiac and NEC single-season strikeout record with a season total of 296 batters…Also eclipsed the Bobcats’ single-season record for wins, which had stood at 21…Led the Northeast Conference in several statistical pitching categories, including ERA, opposing batting average, wins, innings pitched (232.1) and batters struck out (296)…Was selected as the Northeast Conference’s Pitcher of the Year…Received All-NEC first team honors…Was named Akadema/NEC Pitcher of the Week five times during the 2011 season, on May 9, April 18, April 4, March 21 and March 7…Was named to the 2011 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division I All-Northeast Regional second team.

As a sophomore: Appeared in 41 games for the Bobcats, starting in 24 of them... Collected 20 wins the season with a 1.51 ERA...Held opposing batters to a .181 batting average...Set a new Quinnipiac Division 1 record with her 255 strikeouts, beating the 206 strikeouts she earned last season...Was named Akadema/NEC Pitcher of the Week three times during the 2010 season, on May 10, March 22 and March 15.

As a freshman: Appeared in 35 games from the circle, making 27 starts for the Bobcats...Named the NEC Rookie of the Year after she led the conference in strikeouts (206), and was the only pitcher to strike out over 200 batters in the NEC... Finished the season with a 1.68 ERA...Earned 15 wins on the season with five shutouts...Held opposing batters to a league-low .196 batting average...Set a Quinnipiac Division I record with her 206 strikeouts, besting Krista Seeman's 122 strikeouts in 2007...Named the Akadema/NEC Pitcher of the Week on April 6 and 13, and was named the Akadema/NEC Rookie of the Week on April 20 and 27

Before Quinnipiac: Played 4 years of varsity softball at Capistrano Valley High School…Was named Most Valuable Player and the Most Outstanding Female Athlete in CAPO Valley as a senior.

Personal: Born in Long Beach, Calif., but now resides in Mission Viejo, Calif…Daughter of Nancy and Mitch Schwartzburg...Majoring in math and secondary education.