Niki Andersen Athlete Profile

#24 Niki Andersen

Niki Andersen
Position: Pitcher Height: 5-10 Roster Years: 2002-2005 Hometown: Sandy, UT

Personal

Parents are Rob and Debbie...two brothers, Cliff and Robby, and two sisters, Andria and Shannen...majoring in Fitness and Wellness...her father, Rob, is a BYU football alumnus who went on to play tight end for the Los Angeles Rams in the National Football League...played under pitching coach Vaughn Alvey at Alta High School.

Before BYU

Honor Student...Region MVP 2001...Three-time 5A State Champions 99-01...Three-time 5A MVP Salt Lake Tribune 99-01...Two-time 5A MVP Deseret News 00-01...Two-time Gatorade Player of the Year 2000, 2001...Four-time All-State First Team...Four-time All-Region First Team...All-American 2001...Member of America's Best High School Athletes in Softball 2000, 2001...owns virtually every high school state pitching record in Utah including .12 ERA and 767 career strikeouts.

Summary

A powerful right-handed strikeout pitcher who returns as the veteran of the pitching squad. Returns to the lineup with good experience, confidence and strength.

Stats

YEAR  ERA  W-L  APP GS CG  IP    H  R ER  BB  SO  2B  3B  HR  AB   B/Avg
2002 2.98 9-9 24 16 9 112.2 123 57 48 56 74 21 3 6 435 .283
2003 2.72 10-5 22 15 6 90.0 96 43 35 45 57 9 4 3 354 .271
2004 2.14 18-7 30 21 13 157.1 122 66 48 44 120 20 3 6 574 .213
2005 2.74 2-0 10 1 0 23.0 25 13 9 2 15 5 2 1 99 .253



2002 | Freshman Year

Appeared in 23 games, starting in 16 and winning nine...led the team in ERA with 2.92...led the team in strikeouts with 74...pitched 16 innings against Colorado State at home in the longest game in school history - a BYU and MWC record.

2003 | Sophomore Year

Appeared in 22 games, starting in 15 and winning 10...went a perfect 2-0 during the Mountain West Conference Tournament including a complete game shutout against UNLV.

2004 | Junior Year

Appeared in 30 games while starting in 21...set a new BYU season record with 18 wins in a season...ranked second in the MWC in wins...led the team with 120 strikeouts...maintained a 2.14 ERA in a team-high 157.1 innings pitched...pitched only the second no-hitter in school history against Central Connecticut State on March 19, striking out nine of 18 batters...led the MWC in opposing batting average (.213)...three-time MWC Pitcher of the Week award winner (March 23, March 30, May 11)...voted team Defensive Player of the Year.

2005 | Senior Year

Sat out first 16 games of the season with health-related issues...appeared in 10 games, starting in one...recorded two wins and no losses on the season.