|RHODES' CAREER HIGHS|
|No-Hitters:||3 vs. Charleston Southern (2/18/05), N.C. A&T (3/5/05) & Oakland (3/2/07)|
|Perfect Games:||1 vs. Oakland (3/2/07)|
|Innings:||7.0 at LSU (5/7/05) & vs. Oakland (3/2/07)|
|Strikeouts:||19 vs. Oakland (3/2/07)|
|Consecutive Wins:||9 (2/10-3/14/06)|
AS A JUNIOR (2007):
Continued her development in the circle with a solid 13-3 season with a 1.50 ERA and 186 strikeouts in just 111.2 frames of work...Now 44-11 with a 1.51 career ERA and 493 K's...Rated fourth in all of NCAA Division I in strikeouts-per-7 inn. at 11.7 behind only teammate Monica Abbott (14.1), Angela Tincher of Virginia Tech (13.9) and Kylie Reynolds of Kent State (11.8)...Rhodes finished ahead of such high-profile pitchers as Washington's Danielle Lawrie (11.5), Arizona State's Katie Burkhart (11.2), Arizona's Taryne Mowatt (9.9) and Northwestern's Eileen Canney (9.9)...Currently sits just seven K's from reaching 500 for her career at 493 overall...Owns three of the top 10 career marks in Lady Vol history in ERA (second-1.51) and strikeouts, is sixth in career victories (44) and will enter 2008 just 104 strikeouts from surpassing former Tennessee hurler Stephanie Humphrey for second all-time in UT annals despite pitching 269.2 fewer innings than the four-year starter...Fired four innings of four-hit ball with five K's in UT's 4-0 win over No. 1 Alabama (5/6) that clinched the program's first Southeastern Conference regular-season championship...Allowed two runs on three hits in a game at Kentucky (4/15) but picked up the win as Tennessee prevailed 9-4...Started at Georgia (4/7) and permitted one unearned run on three hits with eight K's as the Orange & White clinched the series with the Bulldogs in a 3-1 triumph...Struck out 12 and 10, respectively, in wins over Tennessee Tech (4/3) and East Tennessee State (3/30)...Punched out 10 against Kentucky in a five-inning no-decision...Defeated Toledo behind 12 punch-outs while permitting one run on two hits...Pitched arguably the finest game of her collegiate career in a 7-0 perfect game rout of Oakland (3/2) at the Frost Classic in Chattanooga, Tenn., during which she struck out a career-high 19 batters...Defeated UC Davis (2/18) 10-0 (5 inn.) by allowing one hit with 11 strikeouts...Nabbed her initial win of the year during a 9-1 (5 inn.) victory over Penn State (2/10) by giving up one run on two hits to the Nittany Lions in three frames...Tabbed to the SEC Community Service Team and the SEC Spring Honor Roll.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2006):
Won her last four starts of the season...Allowed two earned runs in 5.2 innings of relief of Monica Abbott in UT's 5-1 loss to No. 13 Michigan in game two of the NCAA Super Regionals...Worked four perfect innings of relief against Tennessee Tech in NCAA Regionals to pick up an important victory...Allowed just one run in four innings against #4 Alabama in the SEC Tournament semifinals to help UT to a crucial 2-1 victory...Twirled a four-hitter with one run allowed to pick up her career-best 15th single-season victory as UT dropped #11 LSU, 10-1 (5)...Pitched perhaps her best game of the year with a two-hit, five-inning shutout with eight K's at #9 Georgia as UT?prevailed 12-0...Allowed a pair of runs on five hits in three innings in UT's 5-2 triumph over Austin Peay (4/11)...Pitched strongly in an 8-0 (6) rout of #24 Florida with a four-hit shutout and six K's...Picked up victory number 11 of the season by allowing two runs and four hits in five innings of work during UT's 10-2 (5) rout of ETSU (4/5)...Permitted just a single run in 2.2 innings in UT's 8-1 triumph over Arkansas...Allowed only one hit in a solid 3.1 innings of work in an eventual 4-0 triumph over Kentucky...Allowed one earned run and three hits in 3.1 innings of UT's 3-2 loss at #6 Alabama...Had her scoreless inning skein ended at 31.1 frames when Belmont scored a run in the third inning of the second game of a DH...Picked up her ninth straight win of the year with a 15-1 (5) rout of Belmont...Combined with Abbott on a no-hitter (Hofstra) and a perfect game (Tennessee Tech) while going 4-0 with 23 K's in 16 innings of work at the USF adidas Tournament in Clearwater, Fla...Pitched a gem against Texas Tech at the Worth Invitational by hurling five solid innings of one-hit ball with 11 strikeouts...Worked 3.2 innings with five K's as the starter in a combined 1-0 shutout with Abbott of Florida State at the NFCA?Leadoff Classic...Allowed two runs and four hits in nine innings while going 2-0 with 11 K's during UT's perfect run through the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic...Threw a one-hitter in a 10-0 (5) romp of Cal-Poly (2/17)...Struck out 10, allowed just four hits and no runs in 6.2 innings of work while picking up her first win of the campaign and 15th of her brief career during the Lady Vols' 10-4 triumph over Coastal Carolina (2/10).
AS A FRESHMAN (2005):
Picked up 14 victories in her freshman season while registering 159 K's in 125.1 IP...Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team...Selected as an National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Scholar-Athlete...Helped UT tie the school-record with the program's 55th win of the campaign by striking out four in a three-hitter in Tennessee's 3-0 win over LSU (5/7)...Fired a two-hitter with eight K's in a 3-1 win at Ole Miss (4/30)...Downed Marshall 5-1 by allowing just four hits, one run and striking out 10 in 6.2 IP... Registered her 10th win of the campaign in a 3-0 win over Tennessee Tech (4/5)...Delivered a seven-K, one-hit wipeout of South Carolina in the second game of a doubleheader, 12-0 (5 inn.)...Fired her second career no-hitter in the 19-0 (five inn.) rout of N.C. A&T at the Charleston Southern Invitational...Almost threw back-to-back no-no's but allowed a soft single between third base and shortstop in a 12-0 rout (5 IP, 12 K, 1 H) of Mercer (2/19)...Tallied her first collegiate no-hitter in a 9-0 rout (5 IP, 8 K, 2 BB) of Charleston Southern (2/18) at the GSU Invitational in Statesboro, Ga....Continued her impressive start to 2005 with a victorious six-inning effort in a 4-0 win over No. 15 Baylor in Las Vegas, Nev....The rookie allowed just three hits while striking out seven against BU to improve to 2-0...Picked up a win in her collegiate debut by allowing just two hits and a single run in 4.1 innings of work in Tennessee's 6-1 win over DePaul...She became just the fifth Lady Vol freshman to claim her collegiate debut, joining Monica Abbott, Christy Anch, Leslie Poole and Buffy Walker.
One of the most decorated hurlers in Tennessee high school history, Rhodes enjoyed a record-setting tenure at David Lipscomb High School in Nashville, Tenn...A four-time Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) all-state and all-mid-state selection, she holds the Tennessee state record for career strikeouts with 1,807... Rhodes holds several TSSAA state tournament records for strikeouts, including: 25 strikeouts in a 10-inning game, most punch outs in a single state tourney (72) and most career state tournament K's...A member of the TSSAA all-district team for four consecutive seasons, she was twice chosen as the district's Most Valuable Player...Was chosen to the Middle Tennessee Softball Coaches Association's all-mid-state team and all-star north team...During her days at David Lipscomb, she established school marks for most career K's, single-season strikeouts and career victories as well as lowest earned run average, while picking up three team MVP awards...As a junior, Rhodes was named among the listing of Who's Who in High School Sports...Led her Brentwood Blues 18U squad to the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA) State Championship in both 2003 & 2004 and guided her 18U National Softball Association (NSA) squad to the Tennessee state title in 2004...Graduated in the top 15 percent of her class and was a "Graduate of Distinction" at David Lipscomb H.S. with a 3.92 GPA...Was a member of the National Honor Society...Spent four years in the marching band and five years in concert band at DLHS, playing both the piccolo and flute.
Majoring in psychology...Her career objective is to become a coach...Ventured to play at Tennessee because of the team atmosphere and because of the coaching staff...Highest ambition in the sport of softball is to win a Women's College World Series title...Has a younger brother, Jonathan, 14...Megan Ashley Rhodes was born Oct. 8, 1985, in Nashville, Tenn...Her parents are Steve and Ramona Rhodes.
RHODES' CAREER STATISTICS