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Cheridan Hawkins
Player Profile:
Cheridan Hawkins 818076
Position: Left Hand Pitcher
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Anderson, Calif.
High School: Anderson HS
Club: Sorcerors Gold
Experience: 3 Letters


On the USA Elite Team for the summer of 2016...Taken by the Dallas Charge with the 29th overall pick in the 2016 NPF draft...Played for both the United States Junior National Team and the Senior National Team in the summer of 2013...Won a silver medal with team USA at the World Junior Championships in Brampton, Ontario, Canada...Struck out all nine batters she faced in three innings as she picked up the victory in a 10-0 run-rule against Great Britian in the first game of the Junior Championships...Needed to go a full seven innings with only one hit and eight strikeouts in a 4-0 win over Canada in the fourth round...Improved to 3-0 at the Junior Championships against Australia, when she allowed just one hit with four strikeouts over 4.1 innings in a 7-0 victory...Allowed a single hit once again against Japan, with eight strikeouts and one walk in seven shutout innings in a 4-0 win that put the USA in the title game...Japan got revenge, however, in the championship game, winning 4-0...For the senior team, picked up a save in a 4-1 win over Cuba in the Mayor's Cup after getting the final 10 outs, including eight strikeouts, after coming in for former Oregon teammate Jessica Moore...Also pitched for the senior team in the Pan Am Games qualifiers and the 2013 World Cup of Softball.

- Single-game strikeouts (18 at UNLV, Feb. 14, 2014)
- Season-season strikeouts (330, 2014)
- Career strikeouts (1,081)
- Career wins (108)
- Career shutouts (33)
- Career no-hitters (7, including one perfect game)

AS A SENIOR (2016)
Third Team NFCA All-American...Second Team Academic All-American...Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year...First Team All-Pac-12...First Team All-Pacific Region...NCAA Eugene Regional Co-MVP...Finished her amazing four-year career as Oregon's career leader in wins (108), strikeouts (1,081) and shutouts (33)...Was the NCAA's active career leader in all three categories throughout the 2016 season as well...Part of Oregon's 2013 freshman class which won Pac-12 championships in each season of their four-year careers...Joined Janie Takeda as the first Ducks to be three-time All-Americans...The only player in program history to be named an academic All-American twice, much less three times...Led the Pac-12 with a 1.77 ERA, 1.68 opponent batting average and 257 strikeouts during the 2016 season...Tossed her seventh career no-hitter in a five-inning run-rule win over Pacific on Mar. 11 with 13 strikeouts and two walks...Allowed just eight total earned runs over her last 18 appearances and 99 innings of the season (0.56 ERA in that span) with 113 strikeouts and 17 walks...Recorded back-to-back one-hit shutouts of Arizona as the Ducks blanked the Wildcats in a three-game series for the first time in UA history...Recorded 15 strikeouts in a five-inning run-rule win over California on May 6...Only one out in that game didn't come via strikeout and Hawkins posted four strikeouts in the first inning on a dropped third and throwing error by the catcher...Helped the Ducks go a perfect 12-0 against Oregon State in her four-year career...Posted an 8-0 mark in nine career appearances against the Beavers with just five earned runs allowed in 38.1 innings with 48 strikeouts and nine walks...Named Pac-12 pitcher of the week three times as a senior, 12 times total in her career. 

AS A JUNIOR (2015)
First Team NFCA All-American...First Team Academic All-American...One of three finalists for USA Softball Player of the Year...Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year...First Team All-Pac-12...Pac-12 All-Defense...First Team All-Pacific Region...Academic All-District 8...First Team Pac-12 All-Academic...NFCA Scholar Athlete...NCAA Eugene All-Regional Team
...Tossed a perfect game and three no-hitters in her stellar junior season...Her perfect game came against No. 19 ranked Washington on March 27, an 8-0 win in five innings...She struck out three batters while needing only 56 pitches to get the perfect game...Her other two no-hitters came on March 13 against Oregon State and on April 24 against No. 9 ranked Louisiana-Lafayette....Tallied a season-high 14 strikeouts against both California on May 3 and NC State in super regionals...Started the season by allowing just one run over her first nine appearances, including wins against top-25 Texas A&M, Tulsa and Texas...Allowed just two runs on three hits with seven strikeouts in six innings against Alabama in the Women's College World Series but the Ducks lost, 2-1.

First Team All-America...Academic All-American...Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year...First Team All-Pac-12...First Team All-Pacific Region...First Team Academic All-Pac-12...Top-10 Finalist for USA Softball National Player of the Year...
A force to be reckoned with in her second season with the Ducks...Went 35-6 with a 1.66 ERA in 50 appearances (36 starts) over 249.1 innings pitched...Tossed 24 complete games and 12 shutouts...Struck out 330 batters while walking just 83...Opponents hit only .167 off her...Ranked in the top-10 nationally in wins (35, third), strikeouts (330, fourth), shutouts (12, sixth) and hits allowed per seven innings (4.13, seventh)...Shutout Florida State in the opening game of the Women's College World Series, giving up no runs on just one hit with six strikeouts in a seven inning win facing national player of the year, FSU pitcher Lacey Waldrop...Set the school record with 18 strikeouts in a 10-inning win over UNLV on Feb. 14...Threw a no-hitter against Ohio State on Feb. 15, with four strikeouts in the six inning run-rule game...Had 16 strikeouts in back-to-back starts against Bradly on March 1 and Illinois State on March 2...Had 10+ strikeouts in 10 games...Also picked up two saves...A two time national player of the week...A three time Pac-12 player of the week.


Second Team All-Pacific Region...First Team All-Pac-12...All-Pac-12 Freshman Team...Formed perhaps the most dominating rotation in the nation with fellow hurler, Jessica Moore...made 19 starts in 31 appearances with a 19-5 record and 1.55 ERA in 140.1 innings pitched...posted 212 strikeouts compared to just 34 walks...ranked No. 5 in the NCAA with 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings and No. 18 in ERA at 1.55 (minimum 100 innings pitched)...paced the Pac-12 in opponent batting average (.128), saves (6) and fewest hits allowed (62) ...ranked No. 2 in the Pac-12 in ERA (1.55), games finished (19), games in relief (20), fewest runs allowed (39) and fewest earned runs allowed (31)...No. 3 in the Pac-12 in strikeouts (212)...recorded a school record 17 strikeouts in a seven-inning no-hitter (one error, no hits, no walks, no HBP) against Seattle U (5/1)...also recorded a five-inning no-hitter in an 8-0 win over No. 17 Arizona (4/13)...tallied 11 strikeouts in that game against the Wildcats, with a walk and two hit batters...posted double-digit strikeout totals in seven total games...picked up wins in Oregon's NCAA Regional clinching victory over Wisconsin (5/18) and in the Ducks' Super Regional win over Nebraska, when she threw seven innings of shutout relief in an 11-inning 4-3 victory...threw a season-high 121 pitches in six innings at Cal (4/6)...made her collegiate debut in relief against Western Michigan (2/7) in the season opener...tossed one inning in an 8-0 win, with two strikeouts...first career start came against Oklahoma (2/9) and she suffered a loss after giving up 10 runs (seven earned) on six hits in four innings...rebounded in a big way in her second start, striking out 10 and allowing just one hit in six innings in a 4-0 win over Louisiana-Monroe (2/16)...allowed more than three earned runs just once more the entire season...was a three-time Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week.

In the spring of 2012, she was one of four pitchers tabbed to the NFCA High School All-America First Team and one of 13 repeat honorees among the three squads’ 48 selections...during the spring slate, she repeated as the Northern Section and Northern Athletic League MVP after she posted a 28-5 record and 0.69 ERA in her 203 innings in the circle..she led the state in strikeouts for the second straight year with her 400 Ks (fourth nationally), and helped her squad to its second straight Division IV the plate, she set a section season record for doubles (20), hit .551 with four home runs and 46 a junior, the Under Armour All-American logged a section record 510 strikeouts, 0.79 ERA, 19 shutouts and 35 complete games in 221 the plate, she hit .471, thanks to 10 doubles, six triples and a a junior, she was tabbed the Northern Athletic League MVP and Northern Section CIF Pitcher of the Year after she led the state and ranked second nationally in strikeouts...among other notable 2011 honors, the Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America First-Team Pitcher also received ESPN Rise honors for the California medium-sized school division and national underclassman first team, and was the MaxPreps Small Schools Player of the Year...her squad went 31-4 in 2011 and won league and section titles...she was also an all-Northern Athletic League choice as a freshman and sophomore in 2009 and 2010.

Her Strike Zone Elite club placed fifth in the 2011 Premier National Fastpitch Tournament in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Parents are Natalie and Charley...Has an older sister Natasha and a younger sister Charli...Major is family and human services.

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