|CAREER AND 2001 HIGHS|
At Bats: 1 (four times)|
Runs: 1 (six times)
Stolen Bases: 1 vs. Alabama (3/24)
THE WEEKLYS ON SCHAEFFER:
"Nicole is someone who will play any position or do anything to help our team. She is a skilled outfielder with good speed and range who is steadily improving as a hitter at every practice. Nicole will be a utility player who can expect to hear her name called in clutch situations."
AS A SOPHOMORE (2001):
Usually the first pinch runner off the bench, as she saw action for the Lady Vols in 33 games...Scored six runs, touching the plate against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Rhode Island, Florida A&M, Kentucky, Mississippi State and Arkansas...Swiped first career stolen base against fourth-ranked Alabama on March 24 at Tyson Park?Did not travel to Oxford, Miss., over March 9-11 as she contracted an eye infection...Drew first career start in left field against Pittsburgh at the Georgia Southern Eagle Classic and made two putouts...Batted four times on the campaign with three grounders (Pacific, Centenary twice) and a strikeout (Rhode Island).
AT GEORGE MASON (1999):
Competed for one season for the Patriots, who compiled an overall mark of 20-41 and a 2-12 record in the Big South Conference?Saw time in 38 games?Made just seven appearances at the plate and registered a .143 batting average?Scored four runs.
Was a two-time letterwinner in softball at Grafton after competing for two years at York High School?Helped her team reach the state quarterfinals in 1995 and 1996...Made all-district honorable mention as an outfielder as a sophomore and at third base as a junior?Progressed to become a first-teamer as a third baseman in her final season?Chosen second-team All-Daily Press in Newport, Va., as a senior?Voted her club's Defensive Most Valuable Player in her last campaign?Competed for the York Legends club team during the summer.
Majoring in history?Attended George Mason University before transferring to UT last fall?Holds a black belt in karate?Considers her parents to be her biggest influence since they encourage her to excel in everything she attempts?Always has to use the same bat when she is on a hitting streak?Nicole Noelle Schaeffer was born Dec. 24, 1979, in Lewisburg, Pa...Her parents are Forrest and Janice Schaeffer.
SCHAEFFER'S CAREER STATISTICS
(*George Mason University)