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2012: Had two starts on the season, one in the circle and one as the designatied player ... Appeared in 11 other games a pinch hitter and five more times in the circle as a relief pitcher ... In her first at-bat of the season--and the second of her career--hit a pinch hit solo home run against Texas Tech (2/10) ... Clubbed an RBI double against Syracuse (2/24) ... Threw two scoreless innings of relief at Nebraska, allowing just one hit and one walk ... Was hit by a pitch in a pinch hit appearance to extend a six-run rally in a Northwestern win at Wisconsin (4/1) ... Ripped a pinch hit single in a win over Iowa (4/8) ... Earned her first-career start at Loyola (Chicago), allowing just one unearned run in 3.2 innings of work (4/24) ... Tossed three scoreless innings of relief the very next day at Northern Illinois (4/25), earning a save by giving up just two hits with two strikeouts.
2011: Appeared in one game as a pinch hitter on Feb. 11 against Bradley at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz.
High School: Two-time all-state selection and three-time all-region first team honoree ... All-Big City team ... Recorded 126 strikeouts in 98 innings in 2007, compiled 186 in 111 innings in 2008 and 164 in 108 innings in 2009 ... Had a 0.45 ERA and a .385 batting average in 2009 ... High school has won the regional championship in all three of her seasons, making the state semifinals in 2008 and the title game in 2009 ... Also ran four years of cross country and played two years of soccer ... Played seven years of club with the Arizona Storm Gold ... ASA State and Hall of Fame champions ... Took fifth at ASA Nationals in 2008 ... Member of the
National Honor Society, French Honor Society and Principal's List.
Personal: Born Jennifer Breanne Tyler ... Daughter of Brian and Patty Tyler ... Has two sisters who also are collegiate athletes ... Chose Northwestern over Virginia, Stanford and Alabama ... Majoring in anthropology.
GET TO KNOW TYLER
If you could be any other NU Athlete for a day, who would you be? Dayanna Sarkisova-I want to fence so badly(p.s. ummm I kinda already do)!!!! Favorite Athlete...Sue Sally Hale Favorite Food...Ice cream! nomnomnom Favorite Song...Hero by Enrique Englasis Nicknames...J-WOWW, JT, Ja'mie, J-LO, Jen-nai, Rev-Jen Hobbies...Tweeting, reading, Netflix, running Favorite Reality Show...The Bachelor/ Bachelorette Favorite actor/actress...Kristin Wiig If you were a super hero, what would your super power and name be? Matter ingestion. That way I would be able to consume any sort of matter without any ill effect to me. And I'd want to be J-WOWW you ate all that and didn't get fat. Favorite Movie...Grease (I may or may not know all the dance steps) If you could spend a day with any three people, alive or dead, who would they be? My mom, Franz Boas, and Gandhi Favorite TV shows... Glee, How I Met Your Mother, Vampire Diaries, SNL When I was little, I wanted to be a...A veterinarian No one can believe that I...Am an Ordained Minister I hate to admit it but I LOVE...Zac Efron Secret talent...Wiggling my ears Pre game ritual...Tweeting all my peeps If I could play any other sport at NU, it would be...Fencing An artist that no one would believe I have on my ipod...Jesse McCartney (Summerland....OMGJ) Favorite midnight snack...Flaming hot cheetos If I could eat one meal for the rest of my life it would be...Stir Fry.... you know where! Favorite class at NU...Anthropology Human Origins After I graduate I want to be...Probably a professor in anthropology Favorite Holiday Tradition...Wearing the ugliest holiday sweaters on Christmas morning with my sisters Something that is on your bucket list...Do a triathlon A place I would love to visit...The Pyramids in Egypt Facebook or Twitter? Twitter of course J If I could be any character from a TV show or Movie I would be...Indiana Jones or Tim Riggins from FNL Best thing about NU...All my teammates Favorite NUSB memory...Spice Girls for Halloween If you were on the amazing race, what teammate would go with you? Sammy or Zo. That way if we lost they wouldn't really care and we'd find something awesome to do instead Funniest person on the team? Courtnay Foster Best dancer on the team? Amanda Rivera Biggest prankster on the team? Sheiki If you were on minute to win it, who would be your partner? Mari If you got into the Cash Cab, which teammates would you want to be with you? Sheik-a- leak