Columbia Softball BIO
20 Erica Clauss

2008: Appeared in 15 games ... made seven starts ... notched first collegiate save in Columbia's 6-3 win over Iona ... in first collegiate start vs. Manhattan, allowed just one run in four innings ... threw three scoreless innings in relief against Army. 

Bacon Academy: Four-time all-conference honoree ... two-time all-state selection ... two-time team MVP ... four-year letterwinner ... captain as a junior and senior ... three-time Norwich Bulletin all-area selection ... high school's athlete of the year ... threw three no-hitters and tossed 25 shutouts during high school career ... also played soccer for four years and basketball for three ... captained soccer as a senior and was named all-conference.

Personal: Class salutatorian ... class vice president ... earned the Connecticut Scholar-Athlete award ... liberal arts student ... has three brothers ... comes from an athletic family ... has uncles who played football at Penn State and Yale ... aunt played softball at Penn State ... grandfather played football at Notre Dame ... daughter of Suzanne and Gary Clauss ... b. September 4, 1989 in Hartford, Conn.

Position: Pitcher/Outfielder
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Colchester, Conn.
High School: Bacon Academy
College: CC