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#19 Robin Mackin
Position: Right Hand Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'6"
Year: Junior
City/State: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
High School: Newmarket
Other College: Fresno State
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Career Honors & Awards

2009
Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll

 

2008

XXIX Summer Olympic Games – Team Canada

 

2007

ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team

Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America Third Team

Easton All-America First Team

All-West Region First Team

All-WAC First Team

WAC ERA Champion

WAC Tournament MVP

WAC All-Tournament Team

Three-Time WAC Pitcher of the Week

Academic All-District VIII First Team

Academic All-WAC

Fresno State Scholar-Athlete

 

2006

East-Bell All-America Third Team

All-West Region First Team

WAC Pitcher of the Year

WAC Freshman of the Year

All-WAC First Team

WAC ERA Champion

WAC All-Tournament Team

Five-Time WAC Pitcher of the Week

WAC Hitter of the Week (May 8)

Academic All-WAC

Fresno State Scholar-Athlete

Robin Mackin is anxious to help the Huskers both offensively and in the circle this season, after appearing in only two games during her first year with the program in 2009. Mackin broke several Fresno State pitching records in her two-year career with the Bulldogs in 2006 and 2007, when she was an All-American on the field and in the classroom. She missed the 2008 season while training with Team Canada for the Olympics, and her first season in Lincoln lasted little more than a month, as she underwent season-ending shoulder surgery in early March.

With nearly a full year to recover and rehab, Mackin has worked her way back to health. She could be a difference maker for the Huskers, as she is the most experienced and decorated pitcher on the roster, while she also owns the best offensive marks of any Husker.

Mackin owns a 64-25 career record with a 1.44 ERA and 772 strikeouts in 586.2 innings, including 2.0 shutout innings at Nebraska last season. Offensively, Mackin’s .279 career average is the best mark of any Husker with at least 15 career at bats, while her career totals of 13 doubles, eight home runs and 60 RBIs are also tops among Nebraska’s 2010 roster.

Redshirt Season [2009]
Mackin fought an injury in her first season at Nebraska that ultimately forced her to miss the final three months of the year. Mackin appeared in only two games, including just one appearance in the circle. She pitched 2.0 innings of hitless relief against Penn State on Feb. 29, working around five walks to hold the Nittany Lions scoreless. After that game, Mackin opted for season-ending shoulder surgery. Last summer, Mackin was awarded a medical hardship for the 2008-09 season.

Offensively, Mackin started one game at designated player and earned one pinch-hit at bat. She finished the year 0-for-3 and was also hit by one pitch in a fourth plate appearance.

Olympic Season [2008]
Mackin and Canadian teammate Danielle Lawrie (Washington) were the only two current Division I pitchers selected to a 2008 Olympic roster. Mackin made three appearances in Beijing while helping fourth-place Canada to its best-ever finish. She posted Canada’s second-best ERA at 2.10 in 6.1 innings, allowing just one earned run while striking out three in 4.1 innings against gold medalist Japan. Mackin also allowed one run on one hit in two innings against Chinese Taipei, and surrendered one hit in recording the final out against Team USA.

Mackin missed the spring portion of Canada’s pre-Olympic tour with an injury but returned in June. She went 3-0 with one save and a 1.84 ERA on the Canadian’s tour of the National ProFastpitch League. At the Canada Cup, Mackin went 3-1 with a 0.00 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 17.1 innings. Her lone loss came to Japan, when she started and did not allow an earned run in five innings. Mackin also started and defeated Australia at the Canada Cup, going 5.1 innings without allowing an earned run. Overall, she was 2-0 against the Olympic bronze medalist Aussies in two starts during the pre-Olympic Tour. Mackin finished the pre-Olympic tour with a 7-3 record, a 2.30 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 48.1 innings.

At Fresno State [2006 & 2007]
Mackin starred at Fresno State for two seasons and made an immediate impact for the Bulldogs as a freshman in 2006. In her rookie year, she set school records with 19 double-digit strikeout games, 402 strikeouts and a 10.3 strikeouts-per-seven-innings average while ranking in the top 10 in five other categories. Mackin set the school record for most strikeouts in a seven-inning game with 17 against Kansas and also struck out nine consecutive Jayhawks to tie that school record. She finished the year with two no-hitters, five one-hitters and six two-hitters. Mackin also defeated three ranked opponents, including No. 10 Stanford in the NCAA Regional, 10th-ranked Oklahoma and No. 22 DePaul, allowing just one earned run and only 10 hits while striking out 22 in the three outings. She ranked 14th in the nation in strikeouts per seven innings, 15th in victories and 50th in ERA. Offensively, Mackin batted .323 with 10 doubles, five homers, 31 RBIs and a .484 slugging percentage, while posting 15 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI contests.

Mackin continued to carry the workload in the circle as a sophomore, when she made a school-record 55 appearances and tied the then-school record with 36 wins. Mackin recorded a season-high 16 strikeouts against No. 2 Arizona State and threw her third career no-hitter against BYU. She went 11-1 in conference play and finished the year ranked fifth nationally in wins, 19th in saves, 20th in ERA and 39th in strikeouts per seven innings. Offensively, Mackin hit .247 with 11 multi-hit games, three home runs and 29 RBIs in her sophomore campaign.

Overall, Mackin led the Western Athletic Conference in ERA, strikeouts and victories in each of her two seasons. She was two-time first-team All-WAC and was selected as the 2006 WAC Freshman and Pitcher of the Year. Mackin was also a two-time WAC all-tournament team selection, earning MVP honors while leading Fresno State to the title as a junior. Mackin earned third-team All-America and CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in 2007. A two-time NFCA All-West Region selection, Mackin was also an eight-time WAC Pitcher of the Week and earned one award as the WAC Hitter of the Week.

High School
Mackin and Newmarket High School went undefeated in her four years and won four consecutive York Region championships. She went undefeated in the circle, allowing just one hit and posting a 0.00 ERA. Mackin also captained her hockey team while playing basketball and flag football. She was invited to the Top 40 Women’s Baseball national team and was a two-time national champion and three-time silver medalist in summer ball. A two-time MVP of the national tournament, Mackin was also named the two-time Pitcher of Ontario.

Personal
Robin Mackin is the daughter of Murray and Pat Mackin and was born on Aug. 31, 1987, in Newmarket, Ontario. Robin has one sister, Paula (19), a freshman pitcher at Barry College in Miami. Robin is a psychology/pre-medicine major with a cumulative 4.0 grade-point average.

Batting

Year

Avg.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

OB%

SLG%

SB-ATT

FLD%

2006

.325

54-53

155

25

50

10

0

5

31

13

28

.381

.484

1-1

.968

2007

.247

59-59

182

16

45

3

1

3

29

23

25

.335

.324

0-0

.958

2008

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--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

2009

.000

2-1

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

.250

.000

0-0

1.000

2010

.237

30-27

76

6

18

2

0

0

4

9

18

.314

.263

0-0

1.000

Total

.272

145-140

416

47

113

15

1

8

64

45

73

.348

.370

1-1

.972

Pitching

Year

ERA

W-L

APP

GS

CG

SHO

SV

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

OPP. AVG.

FLD%

2006

1.54

28-14

47

41

36

14

1

273.1

159

73

60

101

402

.166

.968

2007

1.37

36-11

55

44

38

13

4

311.1

230

81

61

111

369

.204

.958

2008

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--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

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2009

0.00

0-0

1

0

0

0

0

2.0

0

0

0

5

1

.000

1.000

2010

2.61

12-13

30

27

13

3

2

142.1

106

66

53

81

154

.202

1.000

Total

1.

76-38

133

112

87

30

7

729.0

495

220

171

298

926

.192

.972

Mackin played at Fresno State in the 2006 and 2007 seasons. In 2008, she redshirted while training with Team Canada for the Beijing Olympics. In her first year at Nebraska, Mackin was awarded a medical hardship for the 2009 season, before injuries forced her to retire in April of 2010.

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