Lori Harrigan

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Lori Harrigan
Personal information
Born September 5, 1970 (1970-09-05) (age 44)
Anaheim, California, U.S.

Lori Harrigan (born September 5, 1970), also known as Lori Harrigan-Mack, is an American, former collegiate All-American, right-handed hitting, left-handed softball pitcher originally from Anaheim, California.[1] She was a three-time Olympic Champion as a member of the Team USA winning in 1996, 2000 and 2004.[2] Harrigan played collegiately from 1989–1992 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she owns numerous records; she is the Big West career leader in shutouts and innings pitched.

Career[edit]

University of Nevada, Las Vegas[edit]

Harrigan kicked off her career being named a 1989 Second Team All-Big West honoree. She broke school season records in ERA, strikeouts and shutouts, all remain top-10 all-time. For her sophomore year, she earned identical conference accolades and broke her own ERA record while also setting new marks in wins (1990 NCAA top-10) and shutouts, both career highs, the latter of which remains the best for a Rebel season.[3] Along with the second most innings pitched record (top-10 in the conference all-time), Harrigan also twirled her first no-hitter vs. the Utah Utes on March 16, 1990. The Rebels would make the 1990 Women's College World Series and Harrigan would toss all three games, including a win over the Kent State Golden Flashes before being eliminated by the FSU Seminoles on May 26.[4]

As a junior, Harrigan earned a NFCA Third Team All-American citation to go along with a First Team All-Big West award.[5] She would better her own ERA record and post a school and career best in strikeouts. Her wins (1991 NCAA top-10), shutouts and innings pitched are top-5 for a school season, the innings remains a conference top-10 mark.[6] Harrigan would also toss two no-hitters that year. Her second and last appearance at the WCWS included a 13-inning loss to eventual champs the Arizona Wildcats on May 23.[7]

For a final time Harrigan was named First Team for the conference and Third Team All-American.[8] With career best strikeout ratio (5.7) as well as school season record WHIP, ERA and top-10 shutouts and strikeouts school marks, she also pitched three no-hitters and a perfect game. The lone school perfect performance on March 24, 1992 vs. the Missouri Tigers was an 8-inning win for Harrigan. Her ERA was ranked 10th for that NCAA year.[9] For one of her no-hitters on February 14, she would set the school single game strikeouts record, fanning 15 of the Southern Utah Thunderbirds in regulation.

The Rebel would end her career leading in wins, ERA, strikeouts, shutouts and innings pitched and continues to hold the crown for all.[10] Harrigan is tops in the Big West for shutouts and innings pitched and top-5 in wins, strikeouts and ERA all-time.[11]

On February 26, 1998, Harrigan's jersey number was ceremoniously retired. She was later inducted into the UNLV Rebels Hall of Fame.

Post-softball[edit]

Harrigan is the director of security at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas.[12][13][14]

The Biggest Loser: Glory Days[edit]

She was a contestant on the 16th season of the reality competition The Biggest Loser, titled The Biggest Loser: Glory Days, which premiered on September 11, 2014, on NBC. She began the show weighing 301 pounds and was 210 pounds on the day of the finale. A total weight loss of 91 pounds.

Career Statistics[edit]

UNLV Rebels[edit]

YEAR W L GP GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO ERA WHIP
1989 18 16 43 33 29 11 3 261.1 196 69 43 48 198 1.15 0.93
1990 25 17 48 40 36 17 1 291.2 182 55 33 37 144 0.79 0.75
1991 24 11 38 35 35 14 0 287.2 167 48 24 42 223 0.58 0.73
1992 16 9 32 25 23 11 3 194.0 113 22 14 13 160 0.50 0.65
TOTALS 83 53 161 133 123 53 7 1034.2 658 194 114 140 725 0.77 0.77

Personal life[edit]

Harrigan is married to Andrew Mack and has a son, Shawn.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Marcia C. (2004-08-14). "U.S. downs Italy, 7-0, in softball". Orange County Register. Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
  2. ^ Profile: "Lori Harrigan" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on January 18, 2008)
  3. ^ "Final 1990 Division I Softball" (PDF). Ncaa.org. Retrieved 2014-11-19. 
  4. ^ "Official NCAA Box Score" (PDF). Ncaa.org. 1990-05-26. Retrieved 2014-11-19. 
  5. ^ "1991 NFCA Division I All-America Teams". Nfca.org. Retrieved 2014-11-19. 
  6. ^ "Final 1991 Division I Softball" (PDF). Ncaa.org. Retrieved 2014-11-19. 
  7. ^ "Official NCAA Box Score" (PDF). Ncaa.org. Retrieved 2014-11-19. 
  8. ^ "1992 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-America Teams". Ncaa.org. Retrieved 2014-11-19. 
  9. ^ "Final 1992 Division I Softball Statistics" (PDF). Ncaa.org. Retrieved 2014-11-19. 
  10. ^ "2014 UNLV Softball Media Guide" (PDF). Unlvrebels.com. Retrieved 2014-11-19. 
  11. ^ "Big West Softball Conference Records" (PDF). Bigwest.org. Retrieved 2014-11-19. 
  12. ^ ""The Biggest Loser" Season 16: Lori Harrigan-Mack". Los Angeles Times. 2014. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  13. ^ Jessi Acuña (October 7, 2014). "Seven Questions for Lori Harrigan-Mack". Vegas Seven. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  14. ^ Ron Kantowski (August 12, 2012). "Harrigan-Mack longs for softball's return". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved November 25, 2014. "Horse jumping is on," said the 41-year-old blond left-hander, now chief of security at Mandarin Oriental, a 47-story, five-star hotel on the Strip. 
  15. ^ Ron Kantowski (September 9, 2014). "Former UNLV star competes on ‘The Biggest Loser’". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 

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