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Batting Statistics Season AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD% 2006 .205 42-28 78 10 16 2 1 0 5 20 .256 4 3 15 1 .267 1 0 4-5 35 4 3 .929 2005 .250 30-4 24 8 6 0 0 0 0 6 .250 0 0 4 0 .250 0 0 2-2 3 0 0 1.000 2004 .273 37-15 55 12 15 1 0 0 5 16 .291 1 2 10 0 .310 0 3 2-3 21 2 1 .958 Pitching Statistics Season ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA Fielding Statistics Season C PO A E FLD% DPs SBA CSB SBA% PB CI 2006 42 35 4 3 .929 0 5 0 1.000 2 0 2005 3 3 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 --- 0 0 2004 24 21 2 1 .958 0 7 0 1.000 6 0
2006: Earned academic All-RMAC honors ... Played in 42 games as a junior with 28 starts ... Definitely saved her best for last, going 7-for-17 with three runs and two RBIs in the RMAC Tournament ... Was pressed into service as the Mountain Lions' catcher in the playoffs after spending nearly the entire season as an outfielder ... Performed admirably behind the plate against the conference's best teams ... Finished the season with a .205 batting average ... Stole four bases in five attempts ... Her RBI triple against Colorado State-Pueblo on March 29 served as the catalyst for UCCS' lone win on the season against the Thunderwolves.
2005: Played in 30 games with 4 starts ... Hit .250 ... Had a 1.000 fielding percentage ... Was 2-for-2 on stolen bases ... Had a .308 average, two hits, and a run vs. Nebraska-Kearney on Apr 3.
2004: Played in 37 games with 15 starts as a freshman ... Hit .273 with five RBI ... Was 2-for-3 on stolen bases ... Had three sacrifice bunts ... Played extremely well during the season opening tournament in Henderson, Nev, hitting .375 with 3 RBI over the five game stretch ... Went 2-for-3 and scored a run at Adams State on May 7 ... had a career-high three hits vs. Taylor University on Mar 25 ... Had two hits and drove in a career-high two runs vs. St. Olaf on Mar 25 ... Went 1-for-1 vs. Fort Lewis on Apr 18.
Pre UCCS Notes:
Before UCCS: Lettered three times in softball and twice in volleyball ... Named All-Region in softball her junior year ... Helped lead her high school team to two state championships.
Personal: Majoring in Psycology with a minor in Pre-Physical Therapy... Enjoys fishing ... Has two brothers, Rob and Chris ... Parents are Karen and Chuck Cushman ... Born September 10, 1984.
Stories featuring Megan Cushman
|November 20, 2006||Fitzgerald wins writing contest||The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was notified Monday the assistant athletic director/sports information director Doug Fitzgerald had won the 2005-06 CoSIDA Fred W. Stabley Sr. national writing contest in the Event Coverage category.|
|September 29, 2006||UCCS Softball Tops RMAC in Academics||The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team was the top academic program in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in 2005-06 and was among the top 50 in the nation according to a National Fastpitch Coaches' Association report that was published Thursday.|
|May 6, 2006||UCCS Stays Alive in RMAC Tournament||Lindsay Shandera hit a three-run home run to lift the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a come-from-behind 8-6 victory over the Adams State Grizzlies Friday afternoon, allowing the Mountain Lions to stay alive in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament.|
|April 8, 2006||Split Could Hurt Regional Hopes||The Orediggers hung a potentially damaging 5-1 loss upon the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in Saturdayâ€™s second game, one that will be visible to the already fickle voters of the South Central Region. The Mountain Lions won the first game 4-0.|
|March 29, 2006||Split vs. CSU-Pueblo Keeps Steel and Silver Lead at Eight||Lindsay Shandera's three-run home run keyed a four-run fifth inning as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs took a 5-1 decision from the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves in Wednesday's opener at Rawlings Sports Complex. CSU-Pueblo came back to salvage a split with a 9-5 win in the nightcap.|
|March 18, 2006||Cleland Punishes Screwball in UCCS Sweep||Sarah Cleland hit a clutch, three-run home run to lift the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 4-2 win in the opening game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Montana State-Billings Yellowjackets at Mountain Lion Field.|
|February 26, 2006||Carlson'a 13 RBIs Complete Sweep||A memo for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference coaches who opted to leave University of Colorado at Colorado Springs senior Brittni Carlson off the preseason all-conference team: Big mistake. Monumental.|
|January 29, 2006||2006 Softball Preview||Having lost seven seniors, including four All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference performers and the reigning NCAA home run record holder, many expect the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team to take a step backward in 2006. That notion brings a smile, or maybe more of a smirk, to Mountain Lions' coach Scott Peterson's face.|
|April 3, 2005||Colton No-Hitter, Slam Lead to Sweep||Amber Colton pitched the third no-hitter in University of Colorado at Colorado Springs history and belted a grand slam to spur the Mountain Lions to a 9-0 victory over the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader. UCCS won the second game 5-3 to complete the Sunday sweep and finish the four-game set with a 3-1 record.|
|March 24, 2005||UCCS Takes Two at Rebel Games||Crystal Krebs drove in 12 runs as the Mountain Lions won two games Thursday at the Rebel Games, beating the Pace Setters 8-0 in a five-inning mercy rule affair, then knocking off the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats 8-2.|
|September 30, 2004||Fall ball shows that Lions are loaded||Collegiate softball's fall season operates much like pro football's preseason. The games don't count in the standings, so the primary goal is to evaluate talent for the upcoming spring season. After 17 games of evaluation, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs can be assured of one thing concerning its 2005 softball team.|
|May 17, 2004||Powerful recruiting class bolsters Mountain Lions||If the coaches in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and the Southwest Region thought the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' run to the RMAC title and the regional championship game was a one-time fluke, they'll need to reevaluate that assessment. Not only did the Mountain Lions graduate no seniors, but they also will get back a star pitcher and have signed one of the strongest recruiting classes in school history.|
|April 15, 2004||Mountain Lions split with Utah Valley State||Brittni Carlson's single to center drove in Kara Rainey in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a dramatic 5-4 win over the Utah Valley State Wolverines in Game 1 of a two-game set Thursday evening at Four Diamonds Sports Complex.Division I Utah Valley State (16-11) came back to win Game 2, out-bashing the Mountain Lions 9-6.|
|April 14, 2004||Shandera, Carlson key sweep of Northern Colorado||When a team's top two RBI producers, who happen to also be the top two in the conference in that category, are shut out in a doubleheader against a provisional NCAA Division I opponent, it's a bad thing, right?|
|March 25, 2004||Lions leave Tucson on high note||Crystal Krebs hit two more home runs and drove in a combined 10 runs as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team finished its Spring Break trip to Tucson with a pair of wins on Thursday.|
|March 21, 2004||Mountain Lions split with Mines||The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions did something Sunday that they hadn’t done in nearly a month. They lost a game.|
|February 7, 2004||Lions face bad odds in Vegas||A very cold evening and a very hot pitcher combined to make for a very long Saturday for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs as the Mountain Lions dropped a pair of games at the Las Vegas RMAC/Lone Star Classic.|
|February 6, 2004||Softball wins opener, splits first day of tourney||The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team had plenty to overcome in its season-opening game against the Eastern New Mexico Zias Friday at the Las Vegas RMAC/Lone Star Classic.|
|February 5, 2004||Softball team primed for encore||Last year, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team did something it had never done before - win a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoff game. So what can the Mountain Lions and coach Scott Peterson do for an encore?|