University of Iowa Athletics

#30 Emma Olejniczak

Height 5-9
Class Sr.
Hometown Perry, Iowa
High School Perry
Previous School UNI
Emma  Olejniczak - Softball - University of Iowa Athletics

2021 as a senior

  • Did not see action.

2020 as a junior (season cut short due to Coronavirus)

  • Appeared in three games in the circle.
  • Threw two innings, striking out one and giving up four hits.
  • Her longest outing of the season came against SDSU, where she pitched 1.1 innings, giving up one run and two hits.

2019 as a sophomore (at UNI)

  • Appeared in 23 games with 16 starts in the circle for the Panthers
  • pitched 72 full innings with 54 strikeouts
  • went 6-9 in the circle
  • recorded her first win while pitching all seven innings with four strikeouts against Toledo (2/8)
  • second victory came against Jacksonville (2/15) pitching seven innings with five strikeouts
  • Won back to back starts against Purdue Fort Wayne (3/11) and Indiana State (3/16).

2018 as a freshman

  • Appeared in 28 games on the mound, making 13 starts.
  • Won five games as a freshman
  • Pitched to a 3.36 era in 91.2 innings
  • Went the distance six times, and shutout the opponent three times
  • Led the pitching staff in saves with one
  • Struck out 56 opposing batters
  • Struck out four or more batters in five games
  • Struck out a career-high seven batters in a shutout win at Valparaiso (4/8)
  • Pitched five or more innings in nine games.

High School

  • 2017 graduate of Perry High School
  • Finished pitching career with 1,234 strikeouts
  • Struck out 365 batters and batted .385 as a senior
  • First-Team All-Conference and All-District in 2017
  • First-Team All-State as a senior
  • Set the state record for strikeouts in a game with 16 and strikeouts in a tournament with 32 as a junior
  • First-Team All-Conference and All-District as a junior
  • Second-Team All-Conference in 2016
  • Academic All-Conference from 2015 to 2017
  • Also participated in basketball and track.


  • Daughter of Jason and Tiffany. Jason played football and baseball at Iowa.
  • Has two siblings (Kaleb and Lydia).
  • Majoring in psychology.