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Nicole Kurth
Nicole Kurth

Hometown:
Bartonville, Ill.

Position:
Pitcher

Sport:
Softball

Pitched the Redbirds to a pair of Missouri Valley Conference championships and two NCAA Regional appearances ... named a Second-Team All-America Selection by Easton following her senior season in 2001 ... also named a Louisville Slugger/NFCA Great Lakes Region Second-Team selection that year ... 2000 and 2001 MVC First-Team pick ... led the Redbirds to the 2001 MVC Championship and NCAA Regional, after pitching a career-high 12 innings in the MVC title game win over Creighton ... 2001 MVC and NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team selection ... selected as the 2001 Linda Herman ISU Female Athlete of the Year ... 2000 MVC Championship MVP ... set ISU single-season records for shutouts (14) and wins (26) in 2001 ... ISU single-game record holder with 18 strikeouts against Southern Illinois (4/7/01) ... ISU career leader with three no-hitters ... ranks No. 4 all-time with 20 career shutouts and 428 strikeouts ... posted a career record of 43-18, with a 1.32 ERA in 70 appearances ... named a seven-time MVC Pitcher of the Week during her career ...married to former ISU baseball standout Ryan Duncheon, a 2010 inductee into the Illinois State Athletics Percy Family Hall of Fame.