20 - Melissa Benter
Melissa Benter
Birth Date: 08/08/1980
Height: 5-10
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mayville, Wis.
High School: Mayville
Position: P
Bats/Throws: R/R
As a Senior (2003): Lowest ERA (1.71)...Held opponents to a .242 batting average.

As a Junior (2002): Named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team...Led the team in batters struck out (89) and held the lowest ERA (3.18)...Held opponents to a .285 batting average...Pitched a team -high 136.2 innings while fielding .969...Served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

As a Sophomore (2001): Went a team-best 13-10 on the mound...Named the Conference Pitcher of the Week twice...Led the team and the conference in batters struck out (134) and batters struckout looking (35)...Led the team in 155.1 innings pitched...Ranked fifth in the league...Served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee...

As a Freshman (2000): Pitched 22 complete games and one shutout...Posted an 8-16 record and earned the team's only save...Pitched a team-high 162.0 innings...Struckout 155 batters she faced, a Butler single-season record...Opponents only batted .247 while facing her...Was a MCC All-Newcomer Team pick...Served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee...

At Mayville High: Earned four letters in softball...Honored as an all-conference selection each season...Won all-district and all-state honors multiple times...0.10 ERA as a senior and a 0.62 mark over her career...Earned all-conference honors in basketball and ran cross country...National Honor Society student...High school coach: Marv Youngbeck.