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#55 Paige McDuffee
Position: Pitcher
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 5'8"
Year: Junior
Hometown: The Woodlands, Texas
High School: The Woodlands HS

SUMMER 2013
McDuffee earned a silver medal with the USA Softball Junior Women's Team at the ISF Junior Women's World Championship (July 1-7) in Brampton, Ontario, Canada ... was teammates with current Bruin sophomore Mysha Sataraka and under the coaching tutelage of former Bruins Tairia Flowers and Lisa Dodd ... appeared in the circle three out of nine games, tossing 6 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out five and giving up just three hits ... picked up the win over New Zealand during pool play with a complete-game shutout, striking out five and giving up just one hit.

2013
Appeared in 20 games, starting 13, and was 6-2 with two saves, a 2.38 earned run average and 35 strikeouts in 64 2/3 innings ... was named All-Pac-12 Freshman Team Honorable Mention ... tossed two innings at #12 Louisville on May 18, allowing two unearned runs and two hits ... picked up her second save of the season on April 27 against #4 Oregon, striking out one in 1 1/3 innings ... earned the win against UC Santa Barbara on April 24, allowing three runs in four innings ... struck out two in 5 1/3 innings against #8 California on April 11, allowing only one earned run, also starting the third game of the series on April 13 ... allowed four unearned runs in 2 2/3 innings against #17 Washington on April 2, striking out three ... started and tossed four innings at #15 Stanford on March 29, striking out three and giving up just one earned run ... started and pitched three innings against #2 Arizona State on March 24, striking out two in three innings ... tossed two innings of shutout relief at San Diego on March 2, allowing four hits ... gave up an unearned run in a complete-game win against Fresno State (March 1), fanning three and giving up three hits ... threw her first-career, seven-inning complete game against #10 LSU, striking out two and allowing seven hits ... picked up her first career save against #4 Tennessee, fanning three and only giving up a walk in two frames of relief ... tossed the 102nd no-hitter in UCLA history on Feb. 16 against Seattle University, striking out six and allowing only two baserunners on a walk and an error ... she retired the last eight batters of the game and struck out the side in the second ... picked up another win on Feb. 17 versus Ohio, striking out four in five innings and giving up two runs and two hits, retiring the last 13 batters she faced ... made her collegiate debut against Wright State on Feb. 9 and tossed five shutout innings, allowing just two hits and one walk with one strikeout, retiring the last 10 batters she faced.

THE WOODLANDS HIGH SCHOOL
McDuffee was a pitcher and first baseman at The Woodlands High School in The Woodlands, Texas ... was the 2010-11 Gatorade National Softball and Texas Softball Player of the Year after posting a 37-1 record, a 0.97 earned run average and 244 strikeouts in 216 innings ... also hit .415 with 42 runs batted in, nine doubles, a .486 on base percentage and a .528 slugging as a junior ... in 2011, was also named Class 5A State Player of the Year, District 14-5A Most Valuable Player, ESPN RISE Ms. Softball USA, MaxPreps National POY, Class 5A First Team All-State, All-Greater Houston Pitcher of the Year, WPE Houston Female Athlete of the Year and Class 5A State Tournament MVP ... hit .388 with two homers and 17 RBI in 59 plate appearances as a senior, but did not pitch in 2012 ... broke the strikeout record at The Woodlands, as well as Mansfield HS, where she spent her freshman season ... coached by Richard Jorgensen ... played travel ball with Impact Gold under coach KC Jackson.

PERSONAL
Born Paige Nicole McDuffee on June 4, 1994 in Grand Rapids, Mich. ... parents are Dawn and Scott McDuffee ... has an older sister, Kylie ... chose to attend UCLA because of the great coaches, atmosphere, weather and winning tradition ... thing she likes the most about softball is that it's a game of failure so it teaches you how to be mentally strong ... lists her biggest athletic thrill as going to the ESPY's after winning Gatorade POY and meeting several famous athletes ... favorites include the TV show "Say Yes to the Dress", the band Dashboard Confessional, the Dallas Mavericks and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson when he was a wrestler ... hobbies include riding in the car, jamming music and singing at the top of her lungs ... favorite academic class is english comp 3 ... undecided on a major.

Paige McDuffee's Career Statistics
YEAR ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO
2013 2.38 6-2 20 13 3 2/3 2 64.2 68 37 22 15 35

Paige McDuffee's Game Highs
INNINGS PITCHED 7.0, vs. LSU (2/24/13)
7.0, vs. Fresno State (3/1/13)
STRIKEOUTS 6, vs. Seattle University (2/16/13)
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