University of Iowa Athletics

#6 Erin Riding

Height 5-8
Class Sr.
Hometown McKinney, Texas
High School McKinney Boyd
Erin Riding - Softball - University of Iowa Athletics

2019 as a senior

  • Appeared in 18 games with six starts
  • Earned first win of the season against Fordham on Feb. 22, pitching three innings, giving up one hit, zero runs, while striking out four
  • Tallied a season high five strikeouts against Binghamton on March 1
  • Helped Iowa defeat Morgan State on Feb. 23, striking out three in 5.1 IP

2018 as a junior

  • Appeared in 15 games with three starts
  • Finished with a 2-0 record on the season
  • Held a 1.99 ERA
  • Pitched a complete game shutout against Butler on Feb. 17
  • Pitched 3.1 scoreless innings in relief against Illinois on April 22
  • Registered a season high three strikeouts in relief against Northwestern on April 27

2017 as a sophomore 

  • Appeared in four games
  • Had a 4.85 ERA over 4.1 innings pitched
  • In relief at Northern Iowa, notched one strikeout and a save
  • Threw three strikeouts at Wisconsin on April 7

2016 as a Freshman

  • Appeared in 25 games in the circle with seven starts
  • Had 34 strikeouts and allowed just 10 doubles, one triple and seven home runs
  • Collected one shutout
  • Racked up 18 strikeouts in league play
  • Made Hawkeye debut in the circle on Feb. 12, tossing 1.1 innings in relief
  • Made first career start against Louisville on Feb. 13
  • Threw 4.2 innings allowing seven hits and two earned runs
  • Gave up two earned runs on four hits and three walks in a 3-2 loss against UIC on Feb. 19
  • Threw two and 2/3 innings in relief in Iowa’s 4-0 loss to Loyola Chicago
  • Pitched two and 2/3 innings against Georgia Southern on Feb. 27
  • Silenced the Hurricane bats in three and 1/3 innings in relief on March 6
  • Did not allow a run on two hits and a walk and struck out a career-high four
  • Threw three scoreless innings in Iowa’s 4-0 win over Hawaii on March 19, allowed just one hit and a walk and struck out two
  • Threw two and 2/3 innings in relief against Purdue on April 2, allowing one earned run on three hits
  • Recorded a career-high five strikeouts against Northwestern on April 10
  • Registered first career save in Iowa’s 6-3 win over Northern Iowa on April 12
  • Allowed three runs on three hits and a walk and struck out three in Iowa’s win over Drake on April 13
  • Threw a scoreless 2 and 2/3 innings against Penn State on April 22
  • Threw a scoreless inning in relief against Illinois on April 29

High School

  • Three-time all-area honoree at McKinney Boyd High School
  • Two-time district pitcher of the year
  • Guided the Broncos to outright district championships in 2012 and 2013 and a district co-championships in 2014
  • Helped her team to three straight bi-district and area championships
  • Region quarterfinal champion and region semifinalist in 2013
  • Earned Max Preps Freshman All-America honors
  • Named defensive player of the year and high school team MVP
  • Notched All-DFW Metroplex recognition in her high school career
  • Named to the academic all-district team in 2012 and McKinney ISD Scholar Athlete of the Week in 2012 and 2013


  • Born Sept. 26, 1996
  • Daughter of Rob and Karen Riding
  • Has two siblings, Drew and Jake
  • Named to the academic all-district team in 2012 and the McKinney ISD Scholar Athlete of the Week in 2012 and 2013
  • Psychology major and minor in Human Relations