Missed first half of season due to injury ... appeared in nine games, all relief appearances ... posted a 3.15 ERA in 26.2 innings pitched ... recorded 18 strikeouts, compared to 12 walks ... tallied a 1-1 win/loss record ... allowed one hit over 4.2 innings in the circle against Samford (Apr. 14), fanning four on the way to her lone win of the season ... tossed 3.2 innings the next day against the Bulldogs (Apr. 15), surrendering one run on six hits ... slammed the door on Western Carolina in the Southern Conference Tournament (May 11), registering her only save of the campaign after holding the Catamounts hitless in 0.2 innings.
Played in 48 games with 42 starts … made 34 appearances in the circle posting a 12-14 record in 27 starts … named SoCon Freshman of the Year and earned SoCon All-Freshman Team honors … batted .336 (40-for-119) and slugged .496 on the season … drive in 24 runs and tallied 12 extra base hits, eight doubles, one triple and three home runs … got her first career hit against Jacksonville (Feb. 11) in the season opener and drove in her first career RBI that same game with her first triple … hit her first career home run, a grand slam, against Coastal Carolina (Feb. 12) during her first multi-hit and RBI game … Earned her first career win in the circle against CCU with five innings pitched … tallied 11 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games while stringing together the longest hit streak of the season (9 games)… struck out a career-high 13 batters against Bryant (Mar. 15) which ranks second most in a single game in UNCG history … A game later she struck out 11 batters against Northern Illinois (Mar. 18) … finished the season with a 3.83 ERA in 150 innings of work … tallied her 100th career strikeout against Furman (Apr. 16) … hit .365 in SoCon action and posted a 3-5 record in the circle
Named to the 2014 All-Metro squad as a pitcher at East River high school in Orlando, Fla ... has led her team to two district championships (2012 and 2014) and made three regional appearances ... as a Junior, she hit .371 on 23 hits, 18 RBI, three doubles and a home run ... in the circle, she posted a 1.38 ERA with a 12-3 record in 19 appearances, including 168 strikeouts in 116 innings ... played club softball for the Florida Storm who was ranked No. 9 in the nation (No. 1 in Florida) at the ASA under-16 nationals in 2013 ... has played in numerous prestigious tournaments being involved with the Florida Storm and the Jacksonville Storm.
Stephanie Jo Bryden ... born April 29, 1997 in Orlando, Fla. ... daughter of Kevin and Jennifer Bryden ... has two siblings, Nicole and Blake ... majors in Kinesiology.