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UNCG softball head coach Janelle Breneman announced the addition of Nebraska pitcher Danica Bishop to the 2014-15 roster.

Softball Adds Nebraska Transfer Danica Bishop

Courtesy: UNCGSpartans.com
         
Release: June 06, 2014
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG softball head coach Janelle Breneman announced the addition of Nebraska pitcher Danica Bishop (Irvine, Calif./Woodbridge) to the 2014-15 roster.

"I welcome Danica to our pitching staff and her family to the Spartan Softball family," said Breneman. "She has been a part of a very successful Nebraska program and she is excited to bring that experience to UNCG.  I know her addition will help us achieve our goal of getting to post season. Her team attitude, ability and competitive spirit are important qualities that will add to the foundation this team has laid."

Bishop, a 6-0 right-handed pitcher, spent two seasons at Nebraska making nine appearances with no starts. Behind two All-Region players, including a NFCA All-American Bishop saw limited action during her time with the Huskers. Despite appearing in only five games and throwing just eight innings, Bishop still posted a 1.75 ERA during her freshman season in 2013.

Prior to her time at Nebraska, Bishop was a standout at Woodbridge High School in Irvine, Calif. As the team’s ace in 2012, Bishop led the Warriors to their first appearance in the CIF playoffs in several years, which included a first-round win over Aliso Niguel. She compiled an 11-10 record against talented competition, posting a 2.47 ERA in 150.1 innings. Bishop added one save, struck out 97 and walked only 39, as opponents owned just a .289 on-base percentage against her. Bishop also contributed to Woodbridge’s success offensively, batting .386 on the season with 11 doubles, two home runs, 11 walks, 17 runs scored and 32 RBIs in only 30 games. For her efforts, Bishop was selected to participate in the Orange County Coaches all-star game following her senior season.

Bishop also experienced a wealth of success on the club level. She was a part of Mark Campbell’s Victory USA 14-and-under team that won the 2009 ASA national championship, after finishing as the runner-up the previous season. In 2010, Bishop made the jump to the 18-and-under gold level with the So Cal Athletics, who won the inaugural Premier Girls Fastpitch National Championship in a nationally televised final on ESPN. In the summer of 2011, Bishop played for the Firecrackers-Snyder team out of Lakewood, Calif. Bishop helped lead the Firecrackers to a third-place finish in a field of more than 300 teams at the Gold Triple Crown Colorado Sprinkler tournament in Denver. For her efforts on the club level, Bishop earned an invite to the Allister OnDeck 2010 Arizona Jamboree, an invitation-only event for elite high school softball prospects.

She is the daughter of Robert and Susan Bishop and has one brother, Bobby.

Be sure to follow all updates about the UNCG softball team on www.uncgspartans.com or on twitter @UNCGsports/@UNCGsoftball. 

-UNCG-

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