(2009): Academic All-Big 12 Second Team.(2008): Academic All-Big 12 Second Team.
Made 33 appearances in the pitcher's circle, including 21 starts, spanning 114.1 innings... Struck out four or more batters eight times... Fanned six batters in 5.1 innings in her season debut versus UTEP (2/6)... Recorded a career-high seven strikeouts in six innings of work versus Northern Iowa (3/7)... Collected a season-high five assists in a five-inning start versus North Dakota State (3/8)... Pitched a complete game with four strikeouts in a come-from-behind win versus No. 11 Missouri (4/1)... Picked up her only save of the season versus UMKC (4/14) striking out six batters in three innings of work.
Started 17 games and made 24 appearances from the pitcher's circle... Opened the season 4-0 and did not allow an earned run for 27.1 innings... Threw a no-hitter in the final 7.1 innings against Illinois State (2/10) and struck out six to help KU to a 4-3 win... Struck out a season-high six batters twice- vs. Illinois State (2/10) and Oregon (2/16)... Picked up her only save of the season in a 4-3 win over Indiana State (3/9) allowing two hits, no walks and no runs in 2.2 innings... Pitched 5.0 innings in a nightcap with Missouri State (3/26), allowing four hits and no runs... Academic All-Big 12 Second Team honoree.
Made 21 appearances in the pitcher's circle with nine starts... Pitched five complete games and had two shutouts along with one combined shutout... Made her first collegiate start versus Oregon State (2/10)... Won her first game as a Jayhawk against Jacksonville (2/17) after five innings of work.
Rancho Cucamonga High School
Named 2006 All-CIF Pitcher of the Year... Voted 2006 and 2004 Team MVP... Tabbed the 2005 Baseline League MVP... Named second team all-state... An All-San Bernadino County first team selection as a sophomore and junior... Helped her squad to a 2006 CIF Championship... Coached by Gary Fetman... Honor Roll member.
Played for the Valley Breeze alongside current teammate Sara Ramirez... Coached by Tom Sotello.
Born Sarah Ashley Vertelka in Montclair, Calif.... Parents are Robert and Debbie Vertelka... Has two siblings, Alex and Kim... Exercise science major.