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Renee DiPuccio
17  Renee DiPuccio

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Las Vegas, Nev.

High School:
Palo Verde

Height:
5-7

Position:
Pitcher

Birthdate:
08/17/1985

Experience:
4L

B/T:
R/R

2008 (SENIOR): Ended 2008 with a 1-1 record in the circle while posting a 2.24 ERA ... hurled 25 strikeouts in 25 innings of play ... posted one complete game shutout ... tossed a season-high eight strikeouts against Southern Miss, one shy of her career record ... left UTEP as the Miners' all-time career strikeout leader with 243 as well as in appearances (103), games started (51), games finished (29) and innings pitched (337.2).

2007 (JUNIOR): Made four starts in 17 appearances for UTEP...retired 48 batters in 39.1 innings...had one complete game shutout and one combined shutout...won three games with no losses...struck out a career-high eight batters vs. East Carolina (April 21).

2006 (SOPHOMORE): Made 10 starts in 22 appearances for the Miners...retired 36 batters in 50 innings of play...garnered three wins and two saves...recoreded a season-high four strikeouts against UC Davis...connected for one hit in her first at-bat against Southern Miss.

2005 (REDSHIRT): Played in seven games for the Miners...pitched 20.2 innings and struck out 12 batters...saw little action due to a shoulder injury.

2004 (FRESHMAN): Pitched in 31 games for the Miners, with 28 starts...ranked first in the WAC in appearances (45), fifth in innings pitched (202.1), seventh in strikeouts (121) and sixth in strikeouts looking (25)...named to the All-Tournament team at the Lady Vol Classic.

PRIOR TO UTEP: A 2003 graduate of Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas, Nev...named Athlete of the Month for May as a freshman, sophomore and junior...tabbed the Las Vegas Review Journal Athlete of the Week in each of her four years...earned the Scholar Athlete Award as a junior...two-time all-Sunset first team selection (2002, 2003)...Las Vegas Sun all-state first team selection...member of the varsity letterman's club...Honor Award recipient as a freshman...earned the Attendance Award in 2000 and 2001...led her team to the 2002 regional semifinals with a 1.60 ERA.

PERSONAL: Renee Lynn DiPuccio is the daughter of Nicholas and Jeannie DiPuccio...born Aug. 17, 1985 in Cleveland, Ohio...has two brothers (Anthony and Vince).

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