ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

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

Senior 2012
Named team captain along with Whitney Shaw for 2012 season … Went seven innings in season opener against Toledo, scattering three hits, allowing one run and fanning nine March 2 … Pitched all 7.1 innings against Miami (Ohio), striking out six and allowing one earned run … Hurled two innings of perfect relief against South Florida March 4, striking out three batters … Named Ivy League Pitcher of the Week for March 6 … Fanned 13 hitters in three-hit shutout of Cal State Northridge March 9 … Followed with a one-hit shutout of Cal State Bakersfield, striking out six March 10 … Led Harvard to a 3-2 victory over Oregon State March 11 … Named Ivy League Pitcher of the Week for the second straight week March 13 … Scattered four hits in complete-game shutout of Long Beach State March 16 … Named Ivy League Pitcher of the Week for the third straight week March 20 … Went eight innings and logged 13 strikeouts in 6-2 win over Cornell March 30 … Twirled a one-hit shutout of Columbia April 6, striking out five … Fanned 13 hitters in seven innings of work against Penn April 7 … Struck out a season-high 14 in complete-game victory over Rhode Island April 10 … Struck out nine of the 11 batters she faced in series opener against Yale April 14, recording the victory … Picked up fourth Ivy League Pitcher of the Week nod for the week of April 17 … Pitched 10 innings and struck out 14 in extra-inning win over Brown April 20, allowing just one hit in the game … Spun a two-hit shutout with five strikeouts April 21 against Brown … Earned fifth Ivy Pitcher of the Week honor for the week of April 24 … Struck out 11 batters in two-hit shutout of Holy Cross April 26 … Allowed just one hit and fanned 12 in complete-game win over Dartmouth April 29

Junior • 2011
Named unanimous Ivy League Pitcher of the Year and first-team All-Ivy honoree ... Named to Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-Region second-team ... Received Academic All-Ivy League honors ... Broke school season records in strikeouts (299), strikeouts per game (11.4), wins (21) and games started (26) ... Led the Ivy League in strikeouts, earned runs avergae (1.90), wins and opposing batting average (.181), and broke Ivy record for strikeouts in a season ... Named to ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District first team ... Pitched seven innings, giving up only two hits and two walks, while recording 14 strikeouts in 2-0 win over Seton Hall March 4 ... Gave up only five hits and tallied 11 strikeouts in 7-2 victory over Michigan State March 5 ... Earned third win of the season in 4-3 win over Providence March 6 ... Named Ivy League Pitcher of the Week March 8 ... Went seven innings and struck out 12 in 6-1 win over North Dakota March 12 ... Notched 11 K's against St. Louis March 13, 12 against Wisconsin March 15 and 11 against San Diego State March 17 ... Hurled one-hit shutout and notched season-high 15 strikeouts against San Diego March 19 ... Received second Ivy Pitcher of the Week award March 22 ... Earned first save of the season, pitching three perfect innings in 2-1 win over BU, striking out seven of nine batters faced ... Twirled a one-hit shutout with 10 K's against Quinnipiac March 26 ... Matched a season high with 15 strikeouts in complete game victory over Iona March 27 ... Had 11 strikeouts in doubleheader-opening wins against Penn (April 2) and Columbia (April 3) ... Sat down 10 batters in a two-hit shutout of Princeton April 8 ... Had 12 strikeouts against Cornell April 9 … Twirled a one-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts against Brown April 16 … Fanned 12 Brown hitters in complete game win April 17 … Twirled five-hit shutout in series opener against Yale April 24, striking out nine … Picked up 12 K’s against Yale in Game 1 April 26 … Earned three wins in three appearances against Dartmouth, starting the series with a complete-game, 8-1 victory … Named Ivy League Pitcher of the Week for May 3 ... Twirled a three-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts in Game 1 of Ivy Championship Series against Cornell … Earned the save and recorded the final out in Game 2 of Ivy Championship Series, striking out five in two innings of relief work … Named Harvard COOP Student-Athlete of the Week for May 9.

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

Personal
Enjoys reading, photography, movies and scrapbooking.