Softball



    7 Lora Olson  
    Lora Olson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Orland Park, Ill.

    High School:
    Carl Sandburg

    Height:
    5-10

    Position:
    P

    B-T:
    R-R


    07/09/2014

    Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Awards Announced

    Indiana had 49 student-athletes post a 3.7 GPA during the 2013-14 Academic Year

    05/07/2014

    Saucedo Named Second Team All-Big Ten

    Saucedo earns first B1G Award, Olson earns Sportsmanship Award

    05/04/2014

    Dotson Collects Three RBI in Loss at No. 19 Nebraska

    04/28/2014

    Student-Athletes Honored at Spirit of Indiana Showcase

    01/22/2014

    IU Announces December Scholar-Athletes

    Softball's Lora Olson and Men's Golf's Will Seger earn the monthly honor for December.

    04/12/2012

    Coach Gardner talks about two wins over Purdue and Lora Olson's two-hit shutout against Indiana State

    Coach Gardner talks about two wins over Purdue and Lora Olson's two-hit shutout against Indiana State

    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2013)
    Academic All-Big Ten Selection
    Appeared in 27 contests, starting in 22, with a 6-13 record in the circle...Posted a 3.78 ERA with 63 strikesouts in 111.0 innings pitched...Helped the Hoosiers to an extra-innings win over Marshall at the Georgia Tech Classic, holding the Thundering Herd to just one run on five hits while fanning three batters...Recorded a season-high seven strikeouts in 7.0 innings against No. 24 Georgia Tech...Tossed a complete-game shutout against Portland State...Threw four scoreless innings in relief against No. 21 Stanford, allowing just two hits and striking out one...Offered 1.0 scoreless inning of solid relief in the circle against Ohio State.

    FRESHMAN YEAR (2012)
    • Named team's Co-Pitcher of the Year
    Appeared in 39 games in the circle, making 27 starts ... pitched to a record of 14-14, the most wins by a freshman pitcher at Indiana since Jessica Creith recorded 15 wins in 1997 ... her 4.54 ERA was a team best ... tossed 168.0 innings with 13 complete games and two shutouts ... also collected two saves ... had just one hit in eight at-bats, but made it count by hitting a two-run home run to tie the game against Memphis and propel Indiana to the win ... got the starting nod in the circle for the season opener against UIC and earned the win by going the distance and surrendering four runs on 10 hits ... in addition to hitting the game-tying home run, pitched four innings of relief to get the win against Memphis ... twirled a two-hit shutout against Eastern Kentucky with five strikeouts ... came on in relief to get the win against Southeastern Louisiana by pitching the final three innings and allowing just one hit ... earned her third straight win by pitching the first four innings against Saint Louis and giving up three runs (two earned) five hits ... against East Carolina, allowed two earned runs on six hits to get her sixth victory of the season ... went the distance against Wichita State and limited the Shockers to just two earned runs on 11 hits on her way to the win ... in her first home appearance, picked up the win by giving up three runs on five hits against Central Michigan at the Hoosier Classic ... win number 10 would come on the home turf as well, as she held in-state rival Purdue to one earned run on nine hits in a complete game victory ... came on in relief in game two against the Boilermakers to get the win, allowing one run on four hits over 3.1 innings of work ... in possibly her best performance of the year, shutout Indiana on two hits and seven strikeouts to log 12th win ... picked up a win in the first game at Penn State despite issuing five walks and five hits that led to six runs for the Nittany Lions in five innings ... in another tremendous outing, held the hard-hitting Nebraska lineup to two runs on nine hits in a complete game victory ... surrendered just one hit over the final three innings to pick up her first career save in game one at Michigan State ... in the season finale, pitched the seventh inning in the rain and logged her second save, allowing one run on three hits and a strikeout.

    Prep/Personal
    A four-year letterwinner at Carl Sandburg High School for head coach Jim Fabianski ... is the third member of her family to play softball at Indiana, joining sisters Sara (2008-11) and Anna (2005-08) ... as a senior, led Carl Sandburg to a final eight finish in the state ... helped lead Carl Sandburg to the Class 4A State title as a junior - the first in school history, with sister, Anna, as an assistant coach ... a two-time all-conference performer ... named Southtown Star All-Area team as well as All-Southwest Suburban Blue team as a junior and senior ... received Chicago Sun Times All-Area recognition twice ... recognized as Player of the Week by the Orland Park Prairieduring the 2009, 2010 and 2011 seasons ... won a sectional title as a sophomore and a conference title as a freshman ... led Carl Sandburg to a No. 12 national ranking as a junior ... was a member of the National Honor Society ... named 2007 Female Athlete of the Year at Carl Sandburg ... played travel ball for the Beverly Bandits/Conroy 18U Gold from 2009-2011 ... competed and finished in the top 10 at the 2010 Boulder Colorado Fireworks ... won the 2010 Premier Girls Fastpitch Qualifier title ... helped the Bandits to a third place finish at the 2011 PFG 18 Gold Nationals ... the daughter of Jeff and Annette Olson ... has two sisters, Sara and Anna, and one brother, Peter ... is undecided on a major at Indiana

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