Courtney

Wallace

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#23

Right-Handed Pitcher/Utility
Height: 5'7"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Papillion-La Vista HS
Club: Nebraska Gold

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019)

Freshman Season (2019)
PITCHING

  • Made 29 appearances including 14 starts
  • Pitched two complete games pitched part of one of Nebraska's shutouts
  • Pitched 97.1 innings and recorded 63 strikeouts
  • Finished with an ERA of 4.82 and a 4-7 record
  • Made two appearances in the circle at the Lone Star College Classic
  • Started against Texas Tech, pitching 4.0 innings
  • Had four strikeouts against the Red Raiders
  • Pitched 2.0 innings of relief against UNO and gave up one run on two hits to earn her first-career win
  • Pitched a complete five-inning game against Pitt in the final game of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge
  • Gave up two runs on three hits and recorded four strikeouts against the Panthers to pick up her second win of the season
  • Pitched 0.2 innings against BYU, gave up one run on four hits
  • Pitched 3.1 innings against No. 2 UCLA, giving up three runs on seven hits and recording one strikeout
  • Pitched 4.2 innings of relief against Colorado State
  • Gave up four earned runs off seven hits and recorded four strikeouts against the Rams
  • Pitched a career-long 6.0 innings in game two of the Wichita State series, giving up three earned runs on nine hits and recording two strikeouts
  • Pitched 1.0 inning in game one against Tulsa
  • Pitched 2.0 innings in game two against Tulsa, giving up one run on one hit
  • Pitched 4.0 innings of relief in game two against No. 25 Michigan, giving up two runs on three hits and recording two strikeouts
  • Started and pitched 5.2 innings in the series finale against Illinois
  • Recorded a career-best seven strikeouts against the Illini and at one time retired 17 of 18 batters
  • Pitched 1.0 inning of relief against South Dakota State, giving up one hit and recording one strikeout
  • Earned the win in the series finale against Purdue; started and pitched 5.0 innings, giving up four runs on eight hits and recording two strikeouts
  • Pitched 4.0 innings of relief against No. 18 Minnesota, giving up two runs on four hits and recording three strikeouts
  • Pitched 2.0 scoreless innings of relief against South Dakota, giving up one walk and recording two strikeouts
  • Pitched 4.0 innings against Iowa, giving up one earned run on four hits and recording three strikeouts
  • Earned the win in game two against Maryland, pitching scoreless innings
  • Gave up one run and one walk while recording four strikeouts against the Terps
  • Started and pitched 3.0 innings in the series finale against Maryland, giving up four hits, one run and recording four strikeouts
  • Pitched 2.0 scoreless innings of relief in game one against Wisconsin, earning her first-career save
  • Gave up no hits and two walks, while recording two strikeouts against the Badgers
  • Pitched 1.0 inning of relief in game two against Wisconsin
  • Pitched 4.0 scoreless innings of relief in the series finale against the Badgers, giving up just two hits and two walks while recording three strikeouts
  • Started at pitched 5.0 innings against Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament
  • Gave up three runs - two earned - on seven hits and had three strikeouts against the Illini

HITTING

  • Played in 47 of Nebraska's 52 games
  • Made 40 starts, including 14 at pitcher, five at third base, four at left field and 17 as the designated player
  • Was the only Husker to make starts at four different positions
  • Hit .227 with 17 runs, 27 hits, five doubles, three home runs, 15 RBIS and 11 walks
  • Had a team-high four triples, which is tied for second among freshman on Nebraska's single-season list and ranked ninth all-time 
  • Tied a Nebraska single-game record with two triples in one game in the season opener against Lamar
  • Went 6-for-16 with four runs, two RBIs, two doubles and two triples during the opening weekend
  • Went 2-for-4 with three runs, one RBI and two triples in the season opener against Lamar
  • Went 2-for-3 with one run, one RBI, two doubles and two walks against Texas Tech
  • Had one hit and one walk in the second game against Texas Tech
  • Had one hit and one stolen base against UNO at the Lone Star College Classic
  • Had an RBI against Pitt in the final game of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge
  • Had one hit against Arizona State at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic
  • Went 1-for-2 with one run and one RBI against No. 2 UCLA
  • Hit her first-career home run against the Bruins
  • Had one hit, one run and one RBI against Colorado State
  • Had one hit and one run in game two against Idaho State
  • Went 4-for-9 with three runs, one double, three triples, one homer and an RBI in the Illinois series
  • Led Nebraska slugging 1.333 against the Illini
  • Went 2-for-3 with a pair of triples in game one against Illinois, tying a Nebraska single-game record
  • Scored the tying run against the Fighting Illini en route to a 3-2 victory for Nebraska's first Big Ten win of the season
  • Had a home run in game two against the Illini
  • Went 1-for-2 with two walks in game three against the Illini; also scored the game-winning run that helped Nebraska clinch the series
  • Drew one walk and scored one run against South Dakota State
  • Had one hit in game one against No. 25 Northwestern
  • Went 2-for-3 with an RBI against Creighton
  • Had one hit and one RBI in game two against Purdue
  • Had one hit in the series finale against the Boilermakers 
  • Had one hit in game two against No. 18 Minnesota
  • Had one hit in game three against Minnesota
  • Scored one run in the Iowa doubleheader
  • Had a three-run homer in game one against Maryland, setting a career best in RBIs 
  • Went 2-for-2 with one run and three RBIs in game two against the Terps, tying a career high in RBIs
  • Went 1-for-3 with one run and one RBI in the series finale against Maryland
  • Had one hit in game two against Wisconsin
  • Went 1-for-2 with one run and a walk in the series finale against the Badgers
  • Drew a walk against Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament 

Before Nebraska

  • Was an NFCA Third-Team High School All-American as a senior
  • Named a PGF Regional All-American as a senior
  • Was named Nebraska’s Gatorade Softball Player of the Year as a senior
  • Named second-team American Family Insurance ALL-USA as a senior
  • Played four years on varsity for Papillion-La Vista High School and played club ball for Nebraska Gold
  • Helped Papillion-La Vista to the Class A State Tournament each of her four years
  • Finished runner-up as a junior before claiming the title as a senior
  • Posted a 18-1 record, with an ERA of 0.28 and 162 strikeouts as a senior in 2017
  • Had the lowest ERA recorded in the state since the pitching rubber moved from 40 feet to 43 feet
  • Hit .504 and had nine home runs, 10 doubles, four triples, 35 RBIs, 45 runs scored and 14 stolen bases as a senior
  • Helped her team to the 2017 state title with a 16-4 win over Lincoln Southwest by hitting a leadoff solo homer to begin an 11-run, 10-hit inning for the Monarchs
  • Finished with a 27-4 record and 1.49 ERA while also hitting .515 with seven home runs, seven doubles, four triples and 38 RBIs as a junior
  • Combined for 77 hits, 59 RBIs and 10 home runs in her first two seasons
  • Batted .462 and .438 as a sophomore and a freshman, respectively
  • Helped her Nebraska Gold team win the 16U ASA/USA National Championship in 2015
  • Named the honorary captain of the Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska team and the Lincoln Journal Star Super-State team as a senior
  • Named to the All-Nebraska team three times and the Super-State team four times
  • Named Metro Coaches Pitcher of the Year in 2016 and 2017

Personal

  • Major is sports media and communications
  • Born on Dec. 24, 1999
  • Daughter of John and Tiwanda Wallace
  • Has two brothers, Deion and Justin Wallace
  • Has one sister, Brooklyn Patterson
  • Cousin Alex Smith plays football for Wisconsin

Coach Revelle on Courtney:
“Courtney is the definition of an athlete – strong, fast, explosive, talented and competitive. Courtney has the ability to positively impact this program immediately. We anticipate Courtney will make her name known offensively, defensively and in the pitching circle.”

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Highlights vs. Maryland - 4/26
Highlights vs. South Dakota - 4/23
Highlights vs. Minnesota - 4/21