6 Tori Shepard
6 Tori Shepard
Height: 5-10
Year: So.
Hometown: Lodi, Calif.
High School: Lodi HS
Position: P

2011 (Freshman):
Taking to the circle as Pacific's No. 2 starter, Tori established herself among the Big West's best as she earned second team all-conference honors in her first season of collegiate softball. Among the top freshman in the conference in 2011, Shepard finished the season at 14-9 with a 3.20 ERA after appearing in 32 contests. Mature well above her years in the circle, Shepard was called upon to take on some of the nation's best throughout the year including picking up the Tigers' first victory over a ranked opponent on the year when she defeated No. 13 Oregon, 4-2, on Feb. 26. Additionally, the freshman earned the victory in relief against No. 23 Fresno State on April 5 when the Tigers defeated the Bulldogs, 5-4, in 11 innings. For the year, Shepard picked up one pitcher of the week award as she earned the honor on April 4, the first pitcher of the week award for the Tigers.

High School:
As a pitcher from Lodi High School, in Lodi, Calif., Shepard helped lead the Flames to an overall record of 21-5 as a senior during the 2010 season. A three-time San Joaquin Athletic Association MVP, Shepard put together an impressive high school resume as she posted a 37-12 overall record with a sub-0.50 ERA. Additionally, Shepard proved to be an overpowering arm in the circle for the Flames as she as amassed 609 strikeouts in three seasons, including once striking out 23 batters in a single game. In her last three seasons, Shepard earned All-Area honors and All-San Joaquin Athletic Association honors including taking home the league's Most Valuable Player award as a sophomore. In addition to her play at the high school level, Shepard also pitched for the Runnin' Rebels club team after having played for the Lodi Extreme, a team that she led to their only Babe Ruth World Series Championship in 2008.

Born in Stockton, Calif., Tori Shepard is the daughter of Robert and Angela Shepard. She has one brother, Bobby, who is a football player at Fresno State. In her second year at Pacific, Tori is undecided with her major, but leaning toward Sport Management.