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Named First Team All-American Athletic Conference (UTL/P) ... Has thrown the fifth-most wins in school history (44) ... Earned American Honor Roll accolades twice (2/17, 3/31) ... 1-for-1 as a pinch hitter with a triple vs. Army (2/16) ... 21 starts as a pitcher and 20 starts as a DP.
Played in 34 games, started 24 as pitcher/dh with five starts at outfield ... Earned her first Conference USA win against Southern Miss (Mar 10)... Pitched her first shut-out game of the season against East Carolina (Mar. 23)... Opened the series against BYU and helped the Cougars to the win with seven strikeouts (Mar. 30) ... Had another shut-out win against Lamar allowing only three hits ... Allowed only one run in the win at No. 21/14 Baylor (April 23) ... Tied career high of nine strikeouts at Memphis in another shut-out win (Apr. 27) ... Named C-USA Pitcher of the Week (April 29) following performances at Baylor and Memphis ... Came in to finish the game against Mississippi State throwing 2.1 innings of hitless relief and dealt three strikeouts to help the Cougars clinch the win (May 6) ... Logged 4.2 innings against South Carolina at the NCAA Regional opening game allowing two earned runs in the loss ... Earned the win against Army in the second game of the NCAA Regional ... Contributed at the plate as well with a .313 batting average, .391 slugging percentage, and .416 on base percentage ... Against UAB (may 4), went 2-for-2 with a homerun, two RBI and two runs scored ... Had a successful run at the plate at the NCAA Regional batting .400 (4-for-10) with an RBI and double.
Opened the season for Houston with the shutout win over Oklahoma State (Feb. 11) ... Threw a two-pitch save against Sam Houston State (Feb. 12) ... Named C-USA Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 13) following 2-0 record with a save during the beginning week of play ... Pitched first career no hitter against Memphis (March 24) throwing eight strikeouts and fanned six of the first eight batters ... Named C-USA Pitcher of the Week (March 26) ... Logged four innings against Northwestern (May 19) in the NCAA Regional game ... Finished the season second on the team sporting a 10-6 ... Hit a home run against Texas State (April 4) in the same game sister Haley homered ... Batted 9-for-42 (.214) with six runs, two doubles and one home run on the year.
Appeared in 15 games last year making seven starts ...
Third member of the Houston pitching staff that led the nation in team ERA ... Named the C-USA Pitcher of the Week (March 2) after picking up two wins at ECU, scattering four hits with nine strikeouts in 13.1 innings and no runs allowed ... Went another 13.1 innings over her next three starts without giving up a run ... Pitched a shut out as the Cougars beat UCF in the final game of the season to claim the regular season championship ... Also added six plate appearances recording a double and an RBI.
Competed for David Sisson and Angela Freeze at Pflugerville High School...Served as team captain in 2008-10 and started all four years on the varsity squad...Helped the Panthers to a 24-4 season her senior year...Was Offensive and District MVP...First Team All-District 2007-10...Named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) All-State team and played in the All-Star game...Named second-team All-Central Texas catcher two years in a row (2006-07)...Was the All-Central Texas Co-Newcomer of the year...Also excelled in volleyball, lettering in three of four years as a Panther...Served as team captain...Was Academic All-District 2006-10 in both softball and volleyball...Was First-Team All-District in 2010 and the District Outstanding Hitter in the same year...Named to the TGCA All-State team in 2010...Earned varsity MVP honors and an All-Central Texas selection...Received Academic All-State honors in 2009-2010...NHS member from 2008-10 and graduated in the top 10-percent of her class...Also recruited by the University of Texas, University of North Texas, Lipscomb and Sam Houston State.
Full name Diedre Michelle Outon...Born August 3, 1992 in Round Rock...Daughter of Glenn Outon and the late Michelle Outon...Sister of Mandy Outon, who attends Texas State...Twin sister, Diedre, also plays for the Cougars' softball team...Played travel softball for the Texas Blaze Gold...Qualified for Gold ASA Nationals three-straight years...Finished 13th at the national tournament in 2010...Chose UH because of the academics, the environment and the softball program...Her hobbies include swimming, playing volleyball and camping...Majoring in Health with a minor in Human Development Family Services.