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      Nicole Borg
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Millbrae, Calif.

High School:
Capuchino H.S./College of San Mateo

Height:
5-9

Position:
Pitcher/1B

Birthdate:
05/22/1980

B/T:
R/R

CAREER AND 2001 HIGHS
Innings: 9.2 vs. Mississippi (3/11)
Strikeouts: 8 vs. Rhode Island (2/16)
Consecutive Wins: 3 (4/7-4/21) & (2/11-2/21)
At Bats: 3 vs. Mississippi (3/11) & Pittsburgh (3/2)
Hits: 1 vs. St. Mary's (Calif.) (2/22)
Hit Streak: 1 game (2/22)
Walks: 1 vs. Centenary (4/8)

THE WEEKLYS ON BORG:
"A natural leader who shows a 'take-charge' attitude, Nicole suffered an elbow injury that will relegate her to pitching in limited situations. However, we really expect her to contribute as an infielder and especially as a hitter."

AS A JUNIOR (2001):
Boasted a record of 9-10 with a 3.35 earned run average in 115.0 innings of work...Was 3-6 with a 4.20 ERA in nine Southeastern Conference starts...Came through with one of Tennessee's biggest wins last season with a complete-game decision over archrival Florida in the Swamp on April 29...The triumph snapped a 10-game losing skid for the Lady Vols in Gainesville?Contained the Gators on a pair of earned runs in the 6-3 victory...Vicitimized by Auburn's Mary Petrie on April 22, as the All-SEC performer swatted three solo home runs...Gave up six hits to the Tigers in a 5-3 loss, but four of them happened to leave the ballpark...Secured her first conference win against Arkansas on April 15...Went 6.1 innings, giving up eight hits and two runs, before giving way to reliever Stephanie Humphrey...Claimed both of her assignments at the Lady Vol Invite by thwarting Centenary twice (7.0 IP, five hits, two runs) on Saturday and (5.0 IP, four hits, three runs) on Sunday...Earned a save against Stephen F. Austin after hurling a perfect seventh inning...Suffered a 4-0 defeat at #19 South Carolina, giving up six hits...Recorded her first save at UT by coming on in the sixth and preserving the 6-4 conquest of fourth-ranked Alabama...Hurled three innings in the series finale at #8 LSU, giving up six hits and six runs in the 9-0 shutout defeat...Right-hander kept Ole Miss off the board for 9.2 innings in her SEC debut...However, UM's Jennifer Poore caught lightning in a bottle with a grand slam in the bottom of the 10th to lift the hosts to a 4-0 win...Became first Lady Vol to earn SEC Player of the Week honors since April of 1998 on Feb. 19...Tabbed as the MVP of the Triangle Classic after consecutive one-hitters lifted the Lady Vols to the crown...Held North Carolina without a hit into the sixth and fanned seven in the 1-0 decision over the 'Heels... Allowed only a second-inning single and struck out a season-high eight batters during 12-0 shutout of Rhode Island...Credited with first win in 7-2 thrashing of Texas A&M-CC on Feb. 11...Singled in pinch-hitting role against St. Mary's on Feb. 22.

JUNIOR COLLEGE (1999 & 2000):
Hurled the College of San Mateo to the Northern California Regionals both years...The staff's ace, Borg pitched 30 of the club's 31 games?Was tabbed as the Northern California Pitcher of the Year?Earned spots on the all-conference and all-state team as well?Recorded 16 shutouts for the Bulldogs and posted a microscopic 0.58 earned run average?No slouch at the plate either, she batted .440 and drove in 32 runs?Contributed six doubles and six triples, along with four home runs.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Attended Capuchino High School in San Bruno, Calif., where she led her squad to consecutive Central Coast Section Division III titles in 1996 & 1997?Was also a two-time all-league selection in basketball.

PERSONAL:
Majoring in sport management?Highest aspiration is to help the Lady Vols capture an SEC title and to reach the Women's College World Series?Member of the Principal's list in high school for having over a 3.5 grade point average all four years?Models herself after United States Olympic softball hero Lisa Fernandez?Chose to attend Tennessee since she liked the intensity that the coaching staff and players showed?Believes that knowing her statistics is bad luck?Has one brother, Michael, 23?Nicole F. Borg was born May 22, 1980, in San Francisco, Calif?Her parents are Mario and Joanne Borg.

BORG'S CAREER PITCHING STATISTICS

YEARW-LERAAPPGSCGSHOSVIPHRERBBSOB/AVGWPHBP
20019-103.3523181522115.012564552748.273611

BORG'S CAREER BATTING STATISTICS

YEARAVGGP-GSABRHRBI2B3BHRSBSBABBSOHBPSFSHTBSLG%OB%
2001.0777-51301000000150001.077.143

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