3 Rachel Brown
3 Rachel Brown
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Scripps Ranch
Position: Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/R
House Affiliation: Adams

Sophomore • 2010
Set school records for lowest opponent batting average in a season (.178), most strikeouts in a season (233), most strikeouts per game (10.32) and most shutouts (eight) … Earned unanimous All-Ivy League first-team accolade … Led the league in strikeouts (233), appearances (34), shutouts (eight), opponent batting average (.178) and earned-run average (1.37) … Went eight innings, allowing no runs on three hits, striking out 15 in season-opening win over Georgia Southern March 5 … Notched complete game shutout in 4-0 win over Boston College, scattering three hits and striking out nine March 7 … Named Ivy League Pitcher of the Week for March 9 … Went seven innings for the win against Northern Illinois March 12, striking out seven … Twirled a one-hit shutout at Fairfield March 28, striking out six … Struck out seven in first career no-hitter, blanking Princeton in first game of a doubleheader, 4-0 Apr. 2 … Picked up first save of the season in game two against the Tigers … Named Harvard COOP Athlete of the Week for Apr. 5 … Fanned 10 in win at Holy Cross Apr. 6 and struck out 11 in win against Penn Apr. 10 … Twirled second career no-hitter against Columbia Apr. 12, striking out 12 in game one and earned the save in game two against the Lions … Named Ivy Pitcher of the Week for the second time Apr. 13 … Earned the win over Brown Apr. 18, going seven innings and striking out 10 while allowing just one run … Tossed a four-hit shutout against the Bears Apr. 19, fanning 14 and walking none … Picked up a season-high 16 strikeouts in one-hit shutout of Yale Apr. 24 … Struck out 11 Bulldogs in 5-0 win Apr. 27, allowing no runs and just two hits … Collected third Ivy Pitcher of the Week honor Apr. 27 … Earned two wins in the final weekend of the regular season, helping the Crimson to 9-0 and 7-1 wins over Dartmouth … Earned the win in game two of the Ivy League Championship series, pitching 1.2 innings of relief and striking out two.

Freshman • 2009

Named Ivy League Rookie of the Year … Member of the All-Ivy League first team … Led the Ivy League with 211 strikeouts in 28 appearances … Compiled a 16-7 record and posted a 1.49 ERA … Named Miken Classic MVP after giving up just one run in 18 innings pitched in three games … Named Ivy League Pitcher of the Week March 10 after pitching a complete game against Florida Atlantic March 8, giving up seven hits and just one earned run …Named MVP of the Highlander Classic after pitching 17.1 innings, giving up 13 hits and only four earned runs … Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week March 24 after performance at Highlander Classic … Earned Ivy League Pitcher and Rookie of the Week Honors after pitching complete games against Columbia (March 28) and Penn (March 30) and giving up just one run on eight hits.

Before Harvard
Four-year pitcher on the varsity softball team at Scripps ... Team captain ... Division II Pitcher of the Year senior year ... Second-team Eastern League junior season ... San Diego Union Tribune Athlete of the Week and Athlete of the Month ... First-team Eastern League All-Academic ... Second-team all-state ... First-team California Interscholastic Federation ... Division II Breitbard Athlete of the Month ... Holds the single-season San Diego CIF strikeout record with 400 ... AP Scholar with Honor ... National Merit Commended Student ... Senior honor roll ... Softball recreation league coach in 2003 and 2005 ... Youth umpire coordinator for Scripps Ranch Softball Association in 2007-08

Enjoys reading, photography, movies and scrapbooking.