- High School/Other
- 5' 7"
- James River
- Eagle Rock, Va.
Finished her career as the most-decorated female athlete in school history ... Went 123-35 over four years with a 0.78 ERA and 2,149 strikeouts - the third most in NCAA history of softball at any level ... Was a three-time All-American as well as a three-time Academic All-American ... One of only two players in NCAA history to record 600 or more strikeouts in two different seasons ... Led the nation in ERA her junior and senior years ... Also led the nation in strikeouts her final year, helping her earn National Player of the Year honors, as well as lead the Hokies to the first Women's College World Series appearance ...Tossed 14 solo no-hitters, including two perfect games, in NCAA competition ... Had 120 double-digit strikeout games for her career including 42 of 16 or more.
- Had her number retired in a pregame ceremony before the Georgia Tech football game on September 13, 2008
- 2008 USA Softball National Player of the Year
- Three-Time Louisville Slugger/NFCA NCAA All-American
- Three-Time ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American
- Four-Time NFCA All-Northeast Region Selection
- Three-Time ACC and VaSID State Pitcher of the Year
- First and only player to wear the No. 1 jersey in Virginia Tech Softball history
Tincher's Career Strikeout Performances of 15 or More
|21||#21 North Carolina||12.0||4/14/07|
|18||#12 Arizona State||8.0||3/4/06|
|16||#14 North Carolina||10.0||4/26/08|
|16||#18 Georgia Tech||7.0||3/18/07|
|15||Cal State Northridge||6.1||3/9/08|
|15||East Tennessee State||7.0||3/20/05|
2008: The National Player of the Year, as awarded by USA Softball and Honda ... Also won the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, which recognizes athletic achievement, academic success and character ... A first-team All-American by Louisville Slugger/NFCA ... No-hit the U.S. National Team on March 26, striking out 10, to break the Red, White & Blue's 185-game Pre-Olympic exhibition winning streak as the Hokies won 1-0 ... The No. 3 overall draft pick of the NPF's Akron Racers ... One of five finalists for the Honda-Broderick Cup, awarded to the top female athlete in the NCAA ... Invited to the Olympic Trials for the 2008 Beijing Olympics ... One of the finalists for an ESPY as College Female Athlete of the Year ... Won the Mary Garber Award as the ACC's Female Athlete of the Year An NFCA first-team All-Northeast Region selection ... Led the Hokies to their first Regional and Super Regional titles ... 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 of the Year for the third straight season ... First-team All-ACC ... MVP of the ACC Tournament once again after leading the Hokies to their second-straight title ... Earned ESPN the Magazine first-team Academic All-America accolades, as well as Academic All-District III first-team honors ... Named the Academic All-America of the Year for softball ... ... Went 38-10 on the season with a 0.63 ERA and 679 strikeouts ... Led the nation in ERA for the second straight year and also led the nation in strikeouts and strikeouts 7/IP ... Her 38 wins and 679 strikeouts are both school and ACC records ... Pitched a school-record 344.0 innings, starting 44 contests ... Had two saves ... Had four no-hitters in NCAA competition ... Recorded 39 double-digit strikeout performances ... Named USA Softball National Player of the Week on March 25 and the NFCA Co-National Player of the Week on April 1 ... Struck out 19 in a nine-inning loss to No. 1 Florida at the WCWS ... Struck out 21 in 11.2 innings against No. 8 Arizona ... Named to the 2007-08 ACC Academic Softball Team and to the VaSID Academic All-State Squad.
2007: A first-team All-American by Louisville Slugger/NFCA ... Was one of 11 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 of the Year for the second straight season ... First-team All-ACC ... MVP of the ACC Tournament after going 4-0 with a 0.00 ERA, 42 strikeouts and a tournament-record 25.1 consecutive scoreless innings ... Earned ESPN the Magazine first-team Academic All-America accolades, as well as Academic All-District III first-team honors ... Went 38-7 on the season with a 0.56 ERA and 617 strikeouts ... Led the nation in ERA, was second in strikeouts and strikeouts 7/IP ... Was third in the nation in victories ... Pitched 311.2 innings, starting 43 contests ... Had three saves ... Had five no-hitters, including two perfect games ... Recorded 37 double-digit strikeout performances and a school-record 23 shutouts ... Named USA Softball Co-National Player of the Week on March 27 and the NFCA National Player of the Week on March 28 ... Finished second in the nation in Ks/7 IP with 13.9, trailing only Tennessee's Monica Abbott ... Threw a perfect game against Lehigh on Feb. 23, striking out 16 ... Threw an eight-inning perfect game against Florida State on March 24, striking out 18, the first extra-inning perfect game in school history ... Also no-hit Canisius, Ohio State and Fordham ... Recorded seven one-hitters ... Struck out 22 in a nine-inning win over Liberty ... Struck out 21 in 12 innings against No. 21 North Carolina ... Picked up nine victories over top-25 teams ... Was a three-time ACC Player of the Week ... Named to the 2006-07 ACC Academic Softball Team and to the VaSID Academic All-State Squad ... Helped lead the Virginia Legends to an ASA 23 & Under National Championship in the summer, earning all-tournament honors.
International, 2006: One of four pitchers on USA Softball's World University Softball Championship squad ... 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 ... Pitched 256.1 innings, starting 33 contests ... Had 504 strikeoutsand three saves ... Had four no-hitters, 30 double-digit strikeout performances and 10 shutouts ... Named the NFCA/Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week on March 7 ... Finished second in the nation in Ks/7 IP with 13.8, trailing only Texas' Cat Osterman ... Was a four-time ACC Player of the Week ... 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 ... 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) ... 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) ... Had 16 double-digit strikeout performances ... 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 James River ... 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 ... Threw 154.2 innings as a senior, allowing just 22 hits and three earned runs (0.14 ERA) in earning another state title ... 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 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 contest, striking out both Stacey Nuveman - on three pitches - and Tairia Mims Flowers.
Personal: Angela Susan Tincher ... Born December 16, 1985, in Low Moor, VA ... Daughter of Denny and Susan Tincher ... Has one sister, Abby ... Graduated with a 3.84 GPA in finance.