15 Margaux Black
15 Margaux Black
Year: Senior
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
High School: The Westminster Schools
Position: Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/R
House Affiliation: Pforzheimer

Senior • 2010
Named to the All-Ivy League second team … Started and went four solid innings in 3-1 win over Princeton Apr. 2 … Earned first win of the season in 7-6 victory at Cornell Apr. 3, going 4.2 innings and allowing no runs on three hits … Earned a save against Holy Cross Apr. 6, throwing one inning of scoreless relief … Earned the win in relief, pitching two scoreless innings in a 2-0 win over Columbia Apr. 11 … Picked up a win against Brown Apr. 18 throwing four innings of one-hit ball and collected second save of the season Apr. 19 in 4-2 win over the Bears … Named to Ivy League Honor Roll for week of Apr. 20 … Had season-high three strikeouts in two innings of work against Dartmouth May 1 … Went 6.1 innings against Cornell in game two of the Ivy League Championship series, scattering four hits and allowing one run, walking none … Pitched a complete game in the deciding game of the Ivy League Championship series, allowing three runs. 

Junior • 2009
Appeared in 16 games as pitcher … Held opposing batters to a .285 batting average in 40 plus innings … Scored five runs on the season as a pinch runner … Named Ivy League Pitcher of the Week April 15 after pitching 11.2 scoreless innings against Yale April 12 and 14, earning a win on the 14th.

Sophomore • 2008
Appeared in 24 games in relief ... Finished the year a perfect 6-0 with one save and was second on the team with a 2.51 earned-run average ... Struck out 20 batters in 47.1 innings ... Also scored three runs as a pinch runner ... Had a .941 fielding percentage with one error in 16 chances ... Picked up her first collegiate win against Mercer in the Mercer Easter Classic March 22, giving up two hits in three scoreless innings of a 3-2 win ... Pitched her best game of the year March 26 against St. Peter’s in the home opener, walking one without giving up a hit in four scoreless innings of a 10-2 win, picking up the decision along the way ... Gave up two hits in two innings without giving up a run in the second game of a doubleheader sweep at Yale April 12, earning her first collegiate save.

Freshman • 2007
A National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete ... Posted a 3.20 earned-run average in eight appearances as a rookie ... Held opponents to .237 batting average, good for third on the team ... Struck out nine batters in 15.1 innings ... Allowed one run on three hits in four innings in first collegiate start, March 23 at Mercer, a 3-1 Harvard win ... Started against Quinnipiac (April 19), surrendering two hits in three innings as part of a combined shutout with Amanda Watkins and Bailey Vertovez ... Also contributed to a combined shutout with an inning of scoreless relief against St. Joseph’s (March 4) ... Made collegiate debut March 3 against Michigan State.

Before Harvard
A four-year letterwinner and two-year captain for the Westminster Schools softball team, setting records for single-season and career wins ... Selected to all-state first team twice and all-region and all-city first teams three times ... Received Outstanding Athletic Achievement Award from school ... Named the Georgia High School Athlete of the Month during senior year ... Also won three letters as a power forward for the basketball team, which she captained as a junior ... Won Coaches Award three times for softball and once for basketball ... Helped both teams reach the state playoffs three times, with the softball team winning two regional championships and the basketball team winning three ... Also played on AAU national-championship basketball team in 2003 ... Member of National Honor Society and actively involved in Women’s Sports Foundation’s GoGirlGo! program.

Hobbies include baking and photography ... Sister, Kelly Black ’97, was a four-year basketball letterwinner for Harvard ... Concentrating in Psychology: Social and Cognitive Neurosciences ... Member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.