Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Kennesaw, Ga.
High School: Kennesaw Mountain HS
Experience: 3 Years


2013 -- Appeared in 31 games, while receiving 26 starts… Earned Summit League Pitcher of the Week honors (April 8)… Named to The Summit League’s All-Tournament Team… Went 13-13 with a 5.76 ERA… Led the Kangaroos in wins (13), ERA (5.76), starts (26), complete games (20), shutouts (4), saves (2), innings pitched (164) and strikeouts (189)… Allowed 172 hits, 121 runs (105 earned), 90 walks and limited opponents to a .266 batting average… Recorded 10 or more strikeouts six times… In league action (10 appearances, seven starts), went 5-3 with a 2.10 ERA in 55.2 innings of work… Allowed 18 runs (13 earned)… Tallied 65 strikeouts, compared to 23 walks… Picked up one save and two shutout victories…  Limited opponents to a .196 batting average…  Allowed six hits, two earned runs, two walks and tallied 11 K’s in Kansas City’s 6-2 season opening win over Western Carolina (Feb. 8)… In UMKC’s 5-3 win over Indiana State (Feb. 23), allowed seven hits, three runs, four walks and recorded 11 K’s… Notched a season-high 15 K’s, while allowing four hits, one earned run and two walks in the Kangaroos’ 4-2 win at Wichita State (March 13)… Dished out 12 K’s, while surrendering five hits and three walks for  a shutout victory in Kansas City’s 7-0 win at Wichita State (March 13)… Picked up her first save of the season in UMKC’s 7-2 victory at Missouri State (March 19)… Tallied 10 K’s, while giving up five hits, two runs and four walks in 10 innings of work in UMKC’s 2-1 loss to Omaha (April 6)… Surrendered one hit, five walks and recorded nine K’s for a shutout victory in UMKC’s 3-0 wins over Omaha (April 7)… Picked up her second save of the season in UMKC’s 7-5 win against Western Illinois (April 13)… Recorded 14 K’s, while allowing five hits, two earned runs and five walks in Kansas City’s 5-4 win at IUPUI (April 21)… Against South Dakota (May 10) in The Summit League Championships, allowed one hit, five walks and recorded seven K’s in the Kangaroos’ 2-0 win to eliminate the Coyotes… In UMKC single-season history, sits 10th in innings pitched (164), fourth in wins (13), eighth in starts (26), sixth in complete games (20), sixth in winning percentage (.500), fourth in strikes per game (8.07), fifth in strikeouts (189) and ninth in walks (90)… Career wise, sits seventh in ERA (4.02), first in innings pitched (761.0), first in wins (66), first in games pitched (145), first in starts (117), first in complete games (87), first in strikeouts (920), first in strikeouts per game (10.88) and first in winning percentage (.569).

2012 -- Finished the year with a 13-16 record and a 3.00 ERA... Moved into a three-way tie for the fourth most wins in UMKC single-season history (13)... Appeared in 40 games (third most in UMKC single-season history), including 33 starts (third most in UMKC single-season history)...  Pitched 208.0 innings (fifth most in UMKC single-season history), while allowing 89 earned runs and 185 hits... Struck out a league-high 213 batters (third most in UMKC single-history), while walking 95... Averaged seven strikeouts per game (fourth best in UMKC single-season history)... Limited opposing hitters to a .231 batting average...  Led the Kangaroos in shutouts (5), completed games (22, fifth most in UMKC single-season history), and saves (3)... Earned Summit League Pitcher of the Week honors twice (Feb. 20 and April 9)... Named College Sports Madness Pitcher of the Week on April 30... Allowed two hits or less in 13 appearances and struck out at least eight batters in 11 appearances... Allowed two hits and one run, while striking out nine against Hawaii (Feb. 10)...  Struck out 11 along with allowing five hits, no runs, and walking one in six innings of work against Butler (Feb. 26)... Recorded a season-high 14 strikeouts in a 5-4 win over IPFW (March 25) in a 14-inning complete game performance... Allowed two runs on seven hits, while striking out 12 against Southern Utah (March 30)... Struck out 10 and allowed one run on one hit against South Dakota State (April 6)... Career wise, sits first in wins (53), appearances (114), innings pitched (597.0), starts (91), strikeouts (731), strikeouts per game (8.57), and winning percentage (.588) in UMKC history... Named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic All-League Team.

2011 -- Finished the year with a 28-9 record and a 1.82 ERA... started 34 games, registering 310 strikeouts in 242.1 innings...allowed 153 hits and 63 earned runs... limited opposing hitters to a .178 batting average... named Summit League Pitcher of the Year, First Team all-Summit League and all-Summit League Tournament... named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I all-Central Region Second Team... named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League Team and to the Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence... named Summit League Pitcher of the Week four times... led The Summit League in ERA (1.82), opposing batting average (.178), innings pitched (242.1), strikeouts (310) and wins (28)... ranked 18th in the NCAA in wins (28), 21st in hits allowed per seven innings (4.42) and strikeouts (310), 22nd in strikeouts per seven innings (9.0), 59th ERA (1.82) and 66th in shutouts (6)... set the UMKC single season records in wins (28), games pitched (42), strikeouts (310) and winning percentage (.757), while placing fourth in ERA (1.82) and second in innings (242.1), walks (100), starts (34) complete games (29) and second in strikeouts per seven innings (8.95)... set UMKC career record in wins (40), strikeouts (518), winning percentage (.655) and strikeouts per seven innings (9.32), while ranking third in complete games (45), fourth in starts (58), fifth in ERA (2.63) and innings (389.0) and sixth in games (74)... struck out 10 or more batters nine times and 15 or more batters three times... threw a no-hitter with 14 strikeouts against North Dakota (4/17)... allowed no earned runs in 15 appearances, including six shutouts... recorded first career save against North Dakota (4/16)... allowed two or fewer hits in 13 appearances.

2010 -- Pitched in a team-high 32 games with 124 starts recording a 3.96 ERA... finished with 9.93 strikeouts per seven innings, most in school history, while her 208 strikeouts were second all-time 146.2 innings pitched were ninth and her 12 wins and 16 complete games were fifth... moved into the top spot in the UMKC career record books with 9.93 strikeouts per seven innings, while her 208 strikeouts put her fourth all-time... .500 winning percentage is third all-time in school history... struck out first collegiate batter in season opener against SEMO (2/13), finishing the contest with eight strikeouts... registered her first three collegiate wins with complete game, nine strikeout performances against Jackson State (2/14), Maine (2/20) and Wichita State (3/10)... tossed a complete game in 1-0 loss at Kansas, allowing three hits while striking out 12 batters... twice struck out a career high 16 batters, in a three-hitter against North Dakota (4/9) and a one-hitter against South Dakota (4/11)... finished with complete games and 10 or more strikeouts in games at Southern Utah (4/16), vs. Centenary (4/23) and twice vs. Oakland (5/7-8)... named to the ULM Mardi Gras Classic All-Tournament team... named The Summit League Pitcher of the Week on May 10... UMKC Scholar Athlete.

High School -- Two-year varsity letterwinner... named team MVP as a sophomore and the Most Improved Player as a sophomore... posted an 8-1 record with a .76 ERA on a team that went 21-3 as a freshman... went 12-2 with a 1.21 earned run average as a sophomore... also batted .325 with 27 RBI as a freshman and .307 with 20 RBI as a sophomore... played on the Georgia Trouble AAU team for two years, where she was the team captain... also was a part of the Atlanta Vipers, where she helped the squad to a 33rd place finish at the 18 Gold Nationals... high school coach was Lisa Chapman and AAU coach was Deb Sonnenberg... Gold A Honor selection all four years... member of the Beta Club, Orchestra Leadership Team and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Personal --
Born on Feb. 21, 1991 in Effingham, Ill... daughter of Dennis and Maureen Friese... mother was a part of the swimming, volleyball and basketball teams at Western Illinois, while her father was a member of the Leatherneck baseball program... has two siblings, Sarah and Gabriel... majoring in physics.

If Deanna Were An Animal, What Would It Be and Why? -- "A tiger, because they are beautiful and fierce at the same time."

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