Hoosiers to Honor Amy Unterbrink-Poljan
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana softball team has announced that next Saturday, April 2, will be Amy Unterbrink-Poljan Day. The Hoosiers will honor the former standout pitcher right before its 1 p.m., contest against Michigan State.
"We are thrilled to honor Amy again on campus, after her visit in October to be our first ever Softball IU Hall of Fame Inductee," said head coach Stacey Phillips. " It is absolutely our pleasure to have Amy back to Indiana. She is an icon in our program's history."
Unterbrink was one of the most dominant pitchers in Indiana University and Big Ten history from 1983-86. She was a three-time all-league honoree and closed her career with first team All-American laurels in 1986, while earning first-team All-Big Ten honors from 1984-86. She was also named first-team All-Region in 1984 and 1986.
She has Indiana's best career win/loss record at 96-45-2 and tops IU's history books for the most innings pitched in a season (332 in 1986) and a career (1101). The single-season (26) and career (61) shutout leader in school history, Unterbrink also owns the Cream and Crimson's single-season (0.40 in 1986) and career (0.53) ERA standards. She posted the top six single-game strikeout marks in school history, highlighted by a 19-strikeout effort against Texas on March 17, 1986, and owns IU's record for strikeouts in a season (370 in 1986) and career (1089). She was Indiana's 1986 Female Athlete of the Year after setting the Big Ten single-season ERA record at 0.21. Unterbrink also tossed nine no-hitters, including two perfect games in her career.
A model student-athlete, she earned Academic All-Big Ten accolades in 1986. In 2004, Unterbrink became the first Hoosier softball player inducted into the IU Hall of Fame.
"Hopefully Amy's (Unterbrink) honor will pave the way for other Indiana softball player's and their achievements to be recognized," said Phillips.
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