CU Softball BIO
5 Becca Changstrom

CREIGHTON CAREER:  2013 (Junior) – 2013 MVC Pitcher of the Year … CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team … CoSIDA Academic All-District VII First Team … NFCA All-Midwest Region Second Team … All-MVC First team member … MVC All-Tournament Team … MVC Scholar-Athlete First team … Four-time MVC Pitcher of the Week … Three-time MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week … Won the pitching triple crown in Valley play with 13 wins, 133 strikeouts and a 1.34 ERA … Finished with 22-9 overall record, 1.70 ERA and career-high 254 strikeouts … Led team in every pitching category … Led the Valley in ERA (1.70), strikeouts (254), opposing batting average (.192) and wins (22)  ... Matched career high 13 strikeouts at Evansville (3/15)... Notched 10 K’s or more on 12 different occasions ... Her seven shutout victories tied for No. 35 nationally ... Her strikeout total of 254 ranked No. 29 in the country ... Owned a 1.70 ERA, that rated No. 33 in the country ... The junior’s average of 8.8 strikeouts per seven innings stood at No. 21 in the NCAA rankings ... Her 57 career wins rank fourth in CU history ... She posted career strikeout No. 500 vs. Bradley (4/6) and ranks third all-time in CU history at 606 ... In her first at-bat of the season, she capped a come-from-behind victory over Bradley (4/6) with a walk-off double to right center in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Jays a 6-5 win and claim the decision in relief ... 2013 Preseason All-MVC Softball Team.

2012 (Sophomore) – Second Team All-MVC selection for second straight season … Led team in every pitching category, including ERA, wins, appearances, starts, complete games, shutouts, saves, innings pitched and strikeouts …... Finished with 17-13 overall record including 10 MVC wins, third-best in the league … Boasts two-year record of 21-10 in MVC with eight shutouts … Finished No. 96 nationally with 6.8 strikeouts per game … Posted season-high 11 strikeouts twice this season (South Dakota March 28 and Northern Iowa April 14) … Ranks fifth in CU history with 352 career strikeouts … Career high 177 strikeouts season were two better than 175 thrown in 2011 to rank No. 9 all-time in Creighton record books … Stands ninth all-time at CU with 29 single-season starts … Her 40 career complete games ranks tenth all-time in program history … Threw a complete-game one-hit shutout versus Evansville (April 22) … Threw 178-pitch com­plete game to beat Evansville at the MVC Tournament ( May 10) ... Also played sparingly as a hitter, where she was 3-for-25 at the plate ... Earned State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award and was also a MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team selection … Earned MVC Pitcher of the Week after hurling two shutouts and posting a 0.37 ERA in three complete-game victories as the Bluejays went 5-0 in their first five home games.

2011 (Freshman) – Named Second-Team All-MVC ... Led the team with 34 pitching appearances and 27 starts, despite missing seven games due to injury (April 12-20) ... Led the MVC with an opponent’s batting average of .169 ... Allowed only 4.26 hits per seven innings pitched to lead the MVC and rank 16th in the NCAA (third among the nation’s freshmen) ... Her eight shutouts were the most ever recorded by a Bluejay freshman and ranked 36th in the NCAA (seventh among freshmen) ... Her 175 strikeouts rank ninth in CU single-season history, the second-most by a freshman ... Hit for herself in 11 starts, helping herself with six hits, six RBI, four sacrifice bunts and two sacrifice flies ... Went 2-for-2 with two RBI at Missouri State (April 10) ... Tossed a one-hit shutout in her collegiate debut against Western Illinois (Feb. 11) ... Also hurled one-hit shutouts over Northern Colorado (March 4) and Evansville (March 20) ... Struck out 12 in her second start of the season against Valparaiso (Feb. 12) ... Owned a 0.76 ERA after her first eight appearances ... Tossed 25.1 scoreless innings from March 12-19, becoming the first Bluejay to throw three straight shutouts since Tara Oltman in 2008 ... Tabbed MVC Pitcher of the Week following two shutouts at Evansville (March 19-20) ... Struck out a season-high 13 against Bradley (April 2) ... Fanned 10 in a win at Drake (April 27) and struck out 12 in a 1-0 shutout of MVC champion Illinois State (May 7) ... Allowed just two earned runs in 13 innings pitched at the MVC Tournament ... Allowed one hit and went 1-for-2 with two RBI in 8-1 win over Wichita State (May 12) in the MVC Tournament.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time Nebraska Gatorade Player of the Year ... NFCA First-Team High School All-American ... Two-time All-Nebraska (All-Class) honorary captain as named by both the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star ... Led team to consecutive state titles as a junior and senior, as team went a combined 71-9 in that span ... Posted a 33-2 record with a Class A record 482 strikeouts and a school-record 0.19 earned run average in 226.1 innings pitched as a senior ... Also hit a school-record .452 with 13 doubles and 21 RBI for the Silver Hawks as a senior ... Hit .431 and was 25-6 with a 0.54 ERA and 366 Ks in 194.2 innings pitched as a junior ... Tied the state record for strikeouts in a game with 20 and tied a state-record with six perfect games as a senior to bring her career total to a Class A record seven perfect games ... Three-year letter winner posted 982 strikeouts in 524.1 innings pitched.

PERSONAL:  The daughter of Lori and Don Changstrom ... Has one older brother, David … Chemistry major.

Position: Pitcher
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Southwest