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#27 Kara Dornbos
Position: Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hudsonville, Mich.
High School: Unity Christian HS
Major: Health Fitness (3.98 GPA)
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Kara Dornbos
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 05/18/2012
Single-season appearance holder (36 games)
Tied for fifth in career-saves (5)
Fifth in career appearances (121)
Third in career complete games (68)
Sixth in career shutouts (21)
Third in career innings pitched (630.2)
Sixth in career strikeouts (354)

2013- [Game-by-Game]: Named First Team All-MAC...2013 MAC All-Tournament Team...Awarded the 2013 MAC Tournament MVP...was a Senior CLASS Award candidate...received MAC Co-Pitcher of the Week honors (4/15)...named MAC Pitcher of the Week (4/9)...made 31 appearances and 29 starts...season ERA of 2.62...pitched a team high 179 innings...threw 20 complete games and eight shutouts...gave up three hits in a 3-0 victory over Kent State (4/6)...allowed four hits in a 5-0 win over Western Michigan (4/14)...held Bowling Green to three hits and one earned run (4/19)...pitched back-to-back three-hit games in her fifth shutout of the season against Toledo (4/20)...pitched her 63rd complete game against Miami, holding the RedHawks to two runs (4/27)...gave up only two-hits against Bowling Green in the MAC Tournament (5/8)...allowed three hits and no runs against Kent State (5/9)...held NIU to three hits and no runs in the MAC Tournament (5/10)...gave up one earned run in 5.1 innings in the MAC Title game against NIU (5/11). 

2012 — [Game-by-Game] Finished the season 15-15 with a team-best 2.03 ERA in 183 innings ... set the single-season appearance record of 36 games ... pitched a career-high three saves which places her tied for fourth in single-season program history ... had 18 complete games and seven shutouts ... had a season-high seven strikeouts against Temple (3/9) ... went 33.2 innings without allowing a walk ...  named All-MAC Second Team ... earned MAC All-Tournament Team after compiling a 0.42 ERA in 33.1 innings and only allowing two earned runs on 24 hits ... named MAC West Pitcher of the Week (5/1)

2011 — [Game-by-Game]  Finished season 13-11 with a team-best 2.25 ERA in 143.1 innings ... pitched three separate one-hit complete games ... tied a career high with eight strikeouts versus Central Connecticut (3/11) ... named MAC West Pitcher of the Week on March 15 ... named to Capitol One Academic All-District IV first team and Academic All-MAC team ... earned second-team All-MAC honors ... finished second in Mid-American Conference in ERA ... led team in appearances (31), complete games (18) and earned runs allowed (46). 

2010 — [Game-by-Game] Named to the MAC All-Freshman team … made 23 appearances (19 starts) in the circle … finished the year with a 10-6 record, two saves and a team-best 2.23 ERA in 125.2 innings … tossed a complete game in 12 of her 19 starts … earned her first-collegiate win by striking out a season-high eight batters against Robert Morris (3/5) … also struck out eight batters in a win over Penn State (3/9) and at Kent State (5/1) … retired all five batters she faced to earn a save in the MAC Tournament against Ohio (5/12).

High School — Led her team to two conference and district championships and a regional title in 2009 … two-time all-conference, all-district, all-region and all-state pitcher … earned the MHSAA scholar-athlete award … went 24-6 with a 0.37 earned-run average … set single-season school records with 402 strikeouts, 24 wins, 14 shutouts and six walks … played summer ball for Michigan Elite and coach Michelle Brander … graduated Summa Cum Laude … lettered twice in softball and once in basketball.