* First-Team All-Pac-10 Honoree
*Third-Team Easton All-American
*Two-time Pac-10 Player of the Week
*NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
Few probably could have predicted just how much of an impact this junior college transfer would have in her first season at the Pac-10 level. But her dominating rise ball and continuous confidence led to a myriad of accomplishments for herself as well as the Duck program. At 25-13, Nyhus became Oregon’s fifth-ever 20-win pitcher and her no-hitter vs. Utah State March 27 was the 14th in program history. During that week (March 27-April 4), Nyhus threw the no-hitter, two one-hitters and faced the minimum number of batters in two games. A two-time Pac-10 pitcher of the week, Nyhus guided the Ducks to wins over No. 1 Arizona, No. 2 UCLA, No. 3 California, No. 4 Florida State, No. 11 Texas, No. 12 Stanford, No. 14 Fresno State and No. 17 South Florida. As conference foes struggled to adjust to her rise ball, Nyhus won all 10 of Oregon’s conference games — six by shutout. With a 1-0 win over Florida State March 23 to force a championship game at the NCAA regionals in Tallahassee, Fla., Nyhus wrapped up the season with 10 shutouts — six of which came over ranked opponents. In the span of two weeks (March 24-April 3) Nyhus threw 35 and two thirds scoreless innings, shutting out Oregon State, California, Stanford and Portland State. Was 5-0 during that span and walked just four batters while striking out 53, including a program-record 16 batters vs. Utah State. In a 4-0 win over California in Berkeley — Oregon’s first since 2000 — Nyhus struck out eight batters and walked just one in notching her third-consecutive complete game shutout. Was again dominating the following day vs. Stanford when she allowed just one hit, struck out nine and faced the minimum number of batters, clinching her fourth-straight shutout. With the win, Oregon began the conference season 3-0 for the first time since 1989. Tossed her second-conference one-hitter the following week at Oregon State while also striking out eight batters. As Nyhus and the Ducks continued to roll through the conference season, the first-team all-conference honoree posted wins over every Pac-10 team, marking the first time Oregon has done that since 1998. Became the school’s all-time single-season strikeout leader (202), which is also eighth all-time. Currently tied for fifth all-time with 10 shutouts and her 1.54 ERA is seventh best in program history. Pitched for Team Canada in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
Before Oregon — Played two seasons at Central Arizona College and set the single season (378) and career (627) strikeout record as well as the single season (40) and career (74) win record en route to being named the Junior College Player of the Year in 2003. Led her team to a 70-4 record in 2003 as well as the junior college national championship. Earned first-team all-conference honors in 2002 and 2003 and was also an all-region and all-american in 2003. Had 34 wins as a freshman when her team finished 63-2 overall. Also pitched for the Canadian National team during the summer of 2003 and was 2-1 at the U.S. Cup. Prior to participating in the U.S. Cup, Nyhus guided team Candada to back-to-back exhibition wins over Arizona State and Arizona in March 2003, posting nine strikeouts against the Sun Devils and holding Arizona’s offense in check in a 10-2 win. Played for the Renegades club team.
Personal — Born Andrea Colby Nyhus on Aug. 18, 1983 in Prince George, B.C. Parents are Dwayne Nyhus and Michelle Bradly. Two sisters, Jana and Kristin.