Appeared in 19 games, starting 11 times and appearing in relief eight times ... Tossed two innings of relief in a 13-2 (5) run-rule victory over Boise State (2/8) in her first-collegiate outing ... First-career start came in an eventual 10-3 win over George Washington (2/15) ... Earned her first-career win in style, tossing a two-hit shutout against Western Michigan with six strikeouts in just her second-career start ... Gave up just a fourth-inning bunt single and a seventh-inning seeing-eye single to left in that game (3/8) ... Held Wisconsin scoreless through the first six innings of an eventual no-decision start (3/22) ... Picked up a win with four innings of work against UIC (4/2) ... Had another complete-game gem at Iowa (4/5), scattering five hits and two walk while holding the Hawkeyes to just a single run in a 4-1 NU win ... Struck out a then-season-best eight batters including four in the first inning of a complete-game win against Indiana (4/19) ... Allowed only two baserunners on a second-inning single and a sixth-inning HBP while firing a one-hit shutout with a season-high nine strikeouts in a 9-0 (6) Big Ten win at Illinois (4/22) ... Matched her season-high with nine strikeouts in a 6.0 inning complete-game, 9-1 run-rule win over Michigan State (5/3) ... Threw 2.2 scoreless, hitless innings of relief with four strikeouts to earn the win over Michigan State in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament (5/8).
High School: Four-time All-Greater Neuse River Conference selection and three-time North Carolina 4A All-State choice (2011-13) ... As a senior, earned all-conference, all-district, all-state and all-academic honors along with being named the Greater Neuse River Conference, 4a District and 4a Eastern Pitcher of the Year ... In the two years prior to her arrival in 2010, Clayton High School softball had a combined 1-45 overall record ... Has since qualified for the North Carolina 4A state playoffs in each of Bond's three years, including a final four appearance in 2011 ... Wove a no-hitter against a conference rival in the third round of the 2011 North Carolina 4A state playoffs ... Totaled more than 600 strikeouts in the circle during her first three years of high school competition ... Has competed for two years with the Carolina Elite-Genovese club team ... In 2012 with the Carolina Elite, compiled a 0.87 ERA, a 0.84 WHIP, a .125 opponent's batting average and 7.64 strikeouts per seven innings rate while batting .432 offensively ... Club finished 17th at the 16U ASA Nationals in 2011 and qualified for the 18U Premier Nationals in 2012 ... Also competed in volleyball at the high school level, lettering three times and earning two All-Conference awards.
Personal: Born Nicole Kathryn Bond ... Daughter of Chris and Lisa Bond ... Chose Northwestern over South Carolina, North Carolina, Iowa, Michigan State, South Alabama, UIC and Campbell ... Anticipated is undeclared.