2 Incoming Hawkeyes Earn Top State Honors - Hawkeye Sports Official Athletic Site
Softball hawkeyesports.com
2 Incoming Hawkeyes Earn Top State Honors
Starkenburg named 5A Pitcher of the Year; Rhodes named 2A Player of the Year
Incoming freshmen Shayla Starkenburg and Aspen Rhodes were selected as the 5A Pitcher and 2A Player of the Year in 2012.
Incoming freshmen Shayla Starkenburg and Aspen Rhodes were selected as the 5A Pitcher and 2A Player of the Year in 2012.
Softball Home

HEADLINES
Ibarra Makes USA Baseball Women's National Team Trials

44 Hawkeyes Named B1G Distinguished Scholars

UI Softball Announces 2015 Big Ten Opponents

RELATED LINKS
Follow all of the college softball action at CollegeSports.com

Email this to a friend


July 31, 2012

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Two incoming University of Iowa softball freshmen -- pitcher Shayla Starkenburg and infielder Aspen Rhodes -- have been recognized with the state's highest honors.

Starkenburg was selected as the 5A Pitcher of the Year after leading Ankeny High School to the 2012 state title, finishing with a 39-6 overall record. Starkenburg, an all-state and all-district selection, posted a perfect 31-0 record with a 0.58 ERA, leading the state in both categories.

She finished the year with 222 strikeouts in 191.2 innings, while limiting opposing batters to a .147 batting average. She allowed 20 runs (16 earned), 99 hits and issued just 47 walks on the year.

Rhodes, the 2A Player of the Year, posted a .578 (59-of-102) batting average during her senior season at Van Meter High School. She had 23 extra base hits (nine doubles, eight home runs and six triples), and finished with a 1.020 slugging and .636 on-base percentage.

The all-state and all-district selection scored 57 runs, had 39 RBIs and was a perfect 18-of-18 in stolen base attempts. Rhodes led Van Meter to its first state tournament appearance in school history.

The pair will join a Hawkeye roster that returns 16 letterwinners, including seven positional starters and both starting pitchers.

Twitter
  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago