Erin  Gabriel

22Erin Gabriel


Poland, Ohio

High School:
Poland Seminary





  • Innings Pitched: 7.2 at Arizona State (2/12/16)
  • Strikeouts: 16 vs. Illinois State (3/10/15)
  • No-Hitters: 3, last vs. Jacksonville (3/22/16)
  • Perfect Games: 2, last vs. Jacksonville (3/22/16)


  • Easton/NFCA Scholar-Athlete - 2016
  • SEC Softball Community Service Team - 2016
  • College Sports Madness SEC Player of the Week (2/8/16 - 2/14/16)
  • SEC Pitcher of the Week (2/8/16 - 2/14/16)
  • Capital One Academic All-American (3rd Team) - 2015
  • Capital One Academic All-District 3 - 2015
  • NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete - 2015
  • SEC All-Tournament Team - 2015
  • SEC Community Service Team - 2015
  • Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll - 2014
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll - 2013

AS A SENIOR (2016)

  • Set single-season career highs in wins (21), ERA (2.36), games started (30), appearances (38), innings pitched (145.1), complete games (eight) and strikeouts (178).
  • Tossed four scoreless innings and had eight strikeouts in relief to earn the win over Ohio State in NCAA Regional (5/22)
  • Struck out five in 4.1 innings to earn the win vs. Marist in NCAA Regional opener (5/21)
  • Set new single-season high for strikeouts with 160 after striking out three while earning her 19th win of the year in a victory over South Carolina in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals (5/12)
  • Pitched a complete game vs. No. 3 Auburn, striking out four batters and allowing just one run through five innings (5/1)
  • Picked up her 17th win of the season in her 100th career appearance for the Vols, pitching two scoreless innings vs. Lipscomb (4/24)
  • Struck out seven over four scoreless innings, earning the win over Furman (4/20)
  • Tossed her second-career perfect game, striking out seven vs. Jacksonville (3/22)
  • Pitched four scoreless innings, giving up just one hit in the Tennessee Invitational championship vs. St. John's (3/6)
  • Recorded 20 strikeouts over 13.2 innings of work at the Michele Smith Pediatric Cancer Foundation Invitational, going 3-0 in three starts
  • Recorded 34 strikeouts over 21.2 innings in opening weekend, posting a 0.97 ERA
  • Allowed two runs and struck out 10 in a complete game win over Northwestern (2/13)
  • Struck out 13 and allowed three hits in a complete game shutout to open the season vs. Creighton (2/11)

AS A JUNIOR (2015)

  • Appearances/Starts: 37/27
  • Led the team in wins (17, tied), pitching starts (27), complete games (seven), shutouts (six), innings pitched (140.0) and strikeouts (158)
  • Earned the NCAA regional title game win over Utah (5/17), striking out four over four innings
  • Fanned 13 and tossed a one-hit shutout over seven innings in NCAA Regional win vs. Longwood (5/15)
  • Pitched 5.2 strong frames with nine strikeouts vs. Auburn in SEC Tournament title game (5/9)
  • Shined with six impressive innings in 2-1 win vs. Florida in SEC Tournament semifinal (5/8), striking out 10 while limiting the Gators to just one run
  • Allowed one run, seven hits and fanned two over seven innings in the win at No. 5 Alabama (4/23)
  • Fanned three and allowed one hit and one run over three innings en route to the win at Mississippi State (4/19)
  • Tossed her first career perfect game and second no-hitter of the season, fanning five at the plate, vs. ETSU (3/24)
  • Pitched her first career no-hitter while fanning a career high 16 over seven innings of work vs. Illinois State (3/10)
  • Ripped her first career hit----a double to right center----as a Lady Vol vs. Indiana State (3/8)
  • Fanned 10, allowed no runs and gave up two hits over five innings in the win vs. Indiana State (3/7)
  • Reached base for the first time as a Lady Vol on a walk vs. Nebraska (2/21)
  • Allowed one run, four hits and fanned six in the complete game win over No. 8 Florida State (2/19)
  • Fanned eight and allowed two hits over five innings in a shutout win over Detroit (2/14)
  • Struck out seven, allowed no runs and gave up two hits over five innings in the win over Florida Gulf Coast (2/13)
  • Allowed no runs, one hit and struck out three over four innings to earn the win over Ohio (2/6)


  • Appearances/Starts: 24/13
  • Went 5-0 with a 3.24 ERA and struck out 60 batters over 58.1 innings
  • Posted two complete-game shutouts
  • Struck out four over three shutout innings vs. Furman (4/22)
  • Held South Carolina (3/22) to one hit over three innings of relief
  • Struck out seven and allowed two hits over seven scoreless frames in the win vs. Holy Cross (3/7). The seven innings mark the most innings she has pitched while at UT.
  • Sat down seven and allowed two hits over 4.2 innings in the win vs. Oregon State (2/22)
  • Fanned a career-high 11, allowed two hits and gave up no runs over five innings in her first win of 2014 vs. Binghamton (2/14)
  • Struck out three in 1.2 innings vs. Oakland (2/9)
  • Pitched 4.1 innings and struck out four in first start of 2014 vs. Northern Colorado (2/8)


  • Appearances/Starts: 9/8
  • Went 5-1 with a 2.66 ERA and struck out 38 batters over 29.0 innings
  • Limited opposing batters to a .211 batting average
  • Posted two complete games and one shutout
  • Earned fifth career win after striking out seven over 3.1 innings vs. Tennessee State (4/2)
  • Fanned eight batters in five shutout innings against Murray State (3/19)
  • Struck out five and gave up just two hits and one earned in a five-inning complete game vs. UNC-Wilmington (3/1)
  • Tossed three shutouts innings with three strikeouts in relief vs. Long Beach State (2/21)
  • Pitched six-inning, one-hit shutout with eight strikeouts in 8-0 victory over Coastal Carolina (2/15)
  • Earned win in career debut and first start vs. Idaho State (2/8), striking out three batters in 3.1 innings


  • Earned national recognition for striking out 34 batters in a 2-1, 16-inning win over Poland Seminary over Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage School.
  • Was a four-year softball letterwinner and two-year captain at Poland Seminary High School in Poland, Ohio
  • Also played soccer for four years at Poland Seminary
  • Led Poland Seminary to a 26-3 record and No. 21 ranking in the POWERADE FAB 50
  • Led the Bulldogs to the 2011 state title
  • As a senior: 16-2 record, 232 strikeouts, hit .461 with 28 RBIs and 35 runs scored
  • Was a 2010, 2011 and 2012 ESPNHS All-American
  • Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011
  • All-state, All-Northeast Ohio, all-district honors in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Member of 2010-11 Junior women's national team and a gold medalist at the 2011 World Championship
  • Was the only high schooler on the 2011 Junior Women's National Team that won the ISF Junior Women's World Championship in South Africa
  • Also earned all-state honors in soccer in 2012


  • Recipient of Marilyn & Bobbie Elrod Thornton Center Endowed Scholarship
  • Majoring in Nutrition
  • Greatest softball thrill was to be a member of the USA junior women's national team
  • Graduated from Poland Seminary with honors and was a member of the National Honor Society
  • Also participated in the French Club, Science Club, homecoming court and prom court
  • Gameday tradition: has always worn the same red cleats and has a specific routine for pitching warm-ups
  • Chose Tennessee over UCLA, Notre Dame and Kentucky
  • Favorite athlete and sports role model is Jennie Finch
  • Parents are George and Lori Gabriel
  • Has one older brother: Sean Gabriel
  • Erin Kathleen Gabriel was born on Jan. 5, 1994, in Youngstown, Ohio


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