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1 - Angela Tincher Position: Pitcher
Class: Junior
Height: 5' 7"
High School: James River
Hometown: Eagle Rock, Va.
 
photo Tech's first All-American in softball
· One of 11 finalists for the National Player of the Year Award
· One of two pitchers this year to top 500 strikeouts for the season
· Was one of 17 players selected by USA Softball to participate in the 2006 World University Games in Taiwan, helping lead them to a gold medal
· Holds the ACC's and school's career strikeout records as just a junior (1,470)
· Is 38-7 with three saves in 2007 with a 0.55 ERA and 617 strikeouts
· Has two perfect games and three additional no-hitters this year
· Three-time ACC Player of the Week in 2007, nine times for her career
· ACC Pitcher of the Year in 2007; First-team All-ACC
· First-team Academic All-District

International: One of four pitchers on USA Softball's World University Games team ... Helped the team to a gold medal at the Championships in Tainan City, Taiwan ... Went 1-0 with a 1.02 ERA and 16 strikeouts ... Made four appearances, pitching 13.2 innings, allowing two earned runs ... Picked up the win in relief against Japan in pool play.

2006: A second-team All-American by Louisville Slugger/NFCA, the first in Tech's softball history ... Was one of 10 finalists for the USA Softball National Player of the Year ... An NFCA first-team All-Northeast Region selection ... Also named to the Virginia Sports Information Director's (VaSID) All-State first team ... The state's pitcher of the year, as voted on by the state's SIDs ... The ACC Pitcher and Player of the Year, a conference first ... First-team All-ACC ... Earned ESPN the Magazine second-team Academic All-America accolades, as well as Academic All-District III first-team honors ... Went 26-9 on the season with a 1.01 ERA ... Her 26 wins ranked her 23rd nationally and her ERA was 12th-best in the country ... Pitched 256.1 innings, starting 33 contests ... Had a school- and ACC-record 504 strikeouts ... Allowed just 37 earned runs on the season ... Walked 100 and gave up 15 home runs ... Had three saves ... Had four no-hitters and 30 double-digit strikeout performances ... Had 10 shutouts ... Named the NFCA/Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week on March 7 ... Finished second in the nation in Ks/7 IP 13.8, trailing only Texas' Cat Osterman ... Was a four-time ACC Player of the Week ... No-hit UNC Greensboro on April 25, striking out 18 ... No-hit Virginia on March 18, striking out 18 ... Twirled a nine-inning no-hitter against Radford, striking out 20 ... Tossed a no-hitter against Furman in the season opener, striking out 13 ... Struck out 19 in a 12-inning, 1-0 shutout win over No. 19 Louisville in the first game of the NCAA Regionals, giving up just three hits ... Picked up MVP honors at the Charlotte Tournament after going 1-0 with a save, pitching 10.0 innings, striking out 25 (19 against UNCG) and allowing just two hits ... Struck out 29 in 12.0 innings at the Coastal Carolina Tournament, including 17 against Coastal Carolina ... At the UNLV Invitational, struck out a school-record 26 batters in an 11-inning win over Nevada and 18 in Tech's upset win over No. 12 Arizona State, helping her land ACC Player of the Week honors once again and National Player of the Week accolades ... Named to the 2005-06 ACC Academic Softball Team and first-team VaSID Academic All-State.

2005: A NFCA second-team All-Northeast Region selection ... Also named to the Virginia Sports Information Director's (VaSID) All-State team ... Earned all-tournament honors at the ACC Championship after setting four records ... Led the ACC with a 1.06 ERA, ranking her 19th nationally ... Went 21-9 on the season with 349 strikeouts and three saves ... Finished first in the ACC and third in the nation in strikeouts per seven innings (12.0) ... Allowed just 31 earned runs and 69 walks ... Missed three weeks with a pair of stress fractures in her left fibula ... Returned for the ACC Tournament, where she went 4-1 ... Set a new championship record with 21 strikeouts against Florida State in the opening round, coming in 12.2 innings pitched ... Also set records for innings pitched (39.0), strikeouts in the tournament (62) and strikeouts in a seven-inning game (16 vs. Virginia) ... Struck out a then-school record 22 batters in a nine-inning win over Radford ... Had 16 double-digit strikeout performances ... Threw a no-hitter against Maryland in Tech's ACC debut, striking out 16 ... Combined with Karie Morrison to no-hit St. Bonaventure ... Earned all-tournament honors at the Buzz Classic ... Earned consecutive ACC Player of the Week honors on Feb. 21 and 28 ... Named to the 2004-05 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

High School: Lettered three times at James River High School for Coach John Shotwell, leading them to consecutive state titles ... Played one season at Allegheny High before transferring to JRHS ... Had 47 career wins, over 900 strikeouts and 23 career no-hitters ... A two-time first-team all-state selection ... Went 22-2 her senior season, earning state co-pitcher of the year honors from the VHSCA ... Finished with 365 strikeouts on the year, third-best on the VHSL single-season list ... Threw 10 no-hitters as a senior, a state-record 17 consecutive shutouts and ended the season with 109 consecutive scoreless innings ... Threw 154.2 innings that season, allowing just 22 hits and three earned runs (0.14 ERA) in earning another state title ... Struck out 19 and allowed just one hit in the title game as her team won a nine-inning contest, 1-0 ... Named MVP of the West squad in the VHSLCA All-Star Game after striking out nine in four scoreless innings, giving up a bunt hit ... Was the Gatorade State Player of the Year as a junior after leading her team to a state title ... Was also the state player of the year, as voted on by the VHSCA ... Was 14-1 as a junior, striking out 225 while walking just nine in 101 innings ... Pitched nine no-hitters that season, allowing just two earned runs all season (0.13 ERA) ... Struck out 18 in a 2-1, nine-inning victory in the title game ... Struck out 23 in a 2-1, 13-inning victory over Patrick Henry as a sophomore ... Is the first female from her high school to sign with a Division I program in any sport ... Was selected to play for the Salem All-Stars, a local team that played the U.S. Olympic Softball Team in June of 2004 ... Threw one inning in that game, striking out both Stacey Nuveman on three pitches and Tairia Mims Flowers ... Gave up a home run to Jenny Topping ... Was featured in the Aug. 13, 2004 issue of Sports Illustrated in the "Faces in the Crowd" section for her superb senior season.

Personal: Angela Susan Tincher ... Born December 16, 1985, in Low Moor, VA ... Daughter of Denny and Susan Tincher ... Has one sister, Abby ... Majoring in finance, insurance and business law.

Pitching:
Year APP GS W-L SV CG SHO CBO GF IP H R ER BB K 2B 3B HR ERA AVG WP HBP KL IBB
2005 36 30 21-9 3 18 4 2 6 204.1 108 47 31 69 349 20 3 11 1.06 .152 22 11 37 2
2006 45 33 26-9 3 28 10 0 10 256.1 89 52 37 100 504 10 0 15 1.01 .104 33 19 109 0
2007 49 43 38-7 3 41 23 0 6 311.2 107 34 25 70 617 12 4 9 .56 .103 16 33 109 1
2008 56 44 38-10 2 37 17 4 11 344.0 130 46 31 75 679 19 2 5 .63 .114 12 24 131 0
Career 186 150 123-35 11 124 54 6 33 1116.1 434 179 124 314 2149 61 9 40 0.78 .116 83 87 386 3

Fielding:
Year PO A E PB PCT
2005 4 43 1 0 .979
2006 4 30 0 0 1.000
2007 4 23 1 0 .964
2008 12 34 4 0 .920
Career 24 130 6 0 .963
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