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Karen Wongstrom
Position: Hall of Fame Class of 2008
Other Position: Softball; 1985-87
Karen Wongstrom
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 06/16/2008
One of the top pitchers in CMU softball history, Karen won a school-record 81 percent of her decisions (60-14)... more than half of her career wins were shutouts as she blanked 31 opponents... she threw a record 60 career victories, including a no-hitter against Miami on May 4, 1984... her 22 wins in 1986 matched the Chippewas' single-season record... helped guide the 1987 team to a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Women's College World Series... a member of two Mid-American Conference championship teams... a three-time first-team All-MAC selection... recorded 336 career strikeouts, ranking second in school history... her sparkling 0.75 career ERA was the program's fourth-lowest... made 89 appearances and threw 531.1 innings in her career... a two-time Academic All-MAC selection... a native of South Lyon, Mich., who prepped at South Lyon High School.