University of Iowa Athletics

#11 Melanie Gladden

Height 5-9
Class Fr.
Hometown Asher, Okla.
High School Konawa
Melanie Gladden - Softball - University of Iowa Athletics

2012 as a Freshman… Played in 52-of-53 games with 51 starts… made 50 starts at third base and one at first… batted .167 (24-of-144) with 16 runs and 14 RBIs… had two home runs, two doubles and a triple… had two multi-hit and two multi-RBI games… made her first career start and had her first career hit and RBI against Arkansas (2/11)… went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored in the 7-0 win over LIU Brooklyn (2/26)… hit the game-winning two-run double in the top of the seventh inning in a 2-0 victory over Virginia (3/16)… went 1-for-3 with a triple against Wisconsin (3/25)… hit a two-run long ball in a 9-1 win over Illinois (3/31)… drew a bases loaded walk to drive in a run in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift Iowa to a 1-0 win and series sweep over Illinois (4/1)… went 1-for-4 with a home run at Northwestern (4/7)… went 2-for-4 with a run vs. Nebraska (4/14)… had the game-winning RBI single in the 7-6 come-from-behind win over Nebraska (4/14)… scored a pair of runs and went 1-for-3 in the 13-5 win at Ohio State (5/6).

High School… Four-time all-conference selection… earned all-state and conference Most Valuable Player honors as a senior after posting a 28-8 record with nine shutouts and three no-hitters… had a 1.24 ERA with 200 strikeouts… posted a 70-25 career record with 449 strikeouts as a prep… tallied 28 shutouts and tossed eight no-hitters… batted above .350 in each of her final three seasons, which included a .442 average with 39 RBI as a senior… led Konawa High School to a pair of state titles (2007, 2010) and a regional runner-up finish as a sophomore and a state semifinal appearance as a junior… played for the Oklahoma Dynamites Badside ASA squad… also played on the slow pitch class 4A state championship team, was a quarterfinalist on the girls’ basketball team and was a state finalist in the two-mile relay (2010) and a state qualifier in the high jump in 2009.

Personal… Born Dec. 23, 1992… daughter of Billy and Carol Gladden… has a brother, Billy Jr… open major.

Runs Scored: 2 at Ohio State, 5/5/12
Hits: 2, 2X, last vs. Nebraska, 4/14/12
Doubles: 1, 2X, last vs. Virginia, 3/16/12
Triples: 1 vs. Wisconsin, 3/25/12
Home Runs: 1, 2X, last at Northwestern, 4/7/12
RBI: 3 vs. Illinois, 3/31/12