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Adversity Makes Gerhart Stronger
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 07/02/2013

Teagan Gerhart, ’13, overcame a lot of personal adversity before enrolling at Stanford, and that has helped her become one of the best softball pitchers in school history. With about one-third of the 2013 season remaining, the senior from Norco, California, has compiled a career record of 96-40 and is on track to win 100 games. She already ranks in the top 5 in school history in career starts and has 11 saves. The durable right-hander has struck out 745 batters, pitched 862.1 innings, and has a 2.17 ERA.

Gerhart was selected NFCA First Team All-West Region and First Team All-Pac-12 as a sophomore, and was Second Team All-West Region and Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 as a freshman and junior. She registered 32 wins last year, ninth nationally and fourth-most in Stanford history, and her 261.2 innings pitched were the third-most in the Pac-12 and fourth-most in school history.

Gerhart is one of six children. Her older brother Toby was a standout running back at Stanford and was runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 2009. Her sister Kelsey played softball on the Farm from 2010 to 2012.

Here is the story of a remarkable student-athlete, who is majoring in human biology and wants to work in the medical field after graduation.


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