| Dianna Pfenninger
Sugar Land, Texas
HONORS & AWARDS
· 2007 Big 12 Championship Offensive MVP
· 2007 Big 12 All-Tournament Team
· 2007 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
· 2007 NSCAA All-Central Region Second Team
· 2007 ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District Third Team
· 2006 All-Big 12 Second Team
· 2006 Big 12 Championship Defensive MVP
· 2006 & 2005 Big 12 All-Tournament Team
· 2006 Preseason All-Big 12
· 2006 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
· 2006 Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 5)
· 2005 Soccer America Second Team All-Freshman Team
· 2005 Big 12 All-Newcomer Team
· Big 12 Fall Commissioner's Honor Roll (Spring & Fall 2007, Fall 2006, Spring & Fall 2005)
· Became the first player in Big 12 history to win both Offensive and Defensive MVP honors at the Big 12 Championship...first goalkeeper to earn the offensive award.
· Holds the top two spots in four single-season categories including shutouts, wins, minutes played and goals-against average.
· Ranks first in career wins (41), shutouts (18), minutes played (6,015), and goals-against average (0.93).
· Set UT school record with her 29th career win in 4-0 shutout over UTSA (9/14).
· Started in all 25 games totaling 111 saves and two assists in 2,335 minutes of playing time.
· Tallied an assist in the title match of the Big 12 Championship to aid in the 2-1 win over Texas A&M for the Horns second straight Big 12 Title...also netted game-winning shots and penalty kicks in the quarterfinals and semifinals en route to earning the Offensive MVP nod.
· Reached a career-high 11 saves in 0-0 draw against Colorado (11/7) during the Big 12 Championship.
· Made eight saves in the 3-2 overtime win against No. 12 Missouri (10/19).
· Saw action as the goalkeeper of record in 23 matches... allowed 20 goals in 23 games for a school record 0.85 goals-against-average.
· Ended the season with a 16-4-3 record and credited with seven of the Longhorns' record-setting 10 blanks in 2006... set the single-season mark for most goalkeeper shutouts (7).
· Allowed three goals in the last seven contests.
· Became second Longhorn to earn Big 12 Tournament Defensive MVP honors and was the fourth league tourney MVP (either offensive or defensive) in school history.
· Stopped a penalty kick during the Big 12 title match that helped UT stay in the match and eventually win its first conference soccer title in program history.
· Named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 5 for UT's 2-1 victory over No. 3 Penn St. (9/1) and 1-0 double overtime shutout victory against No.13 Illinois (9/3).
· Contributed to a Kelsey Carpenter goal with her first career assist in Cal State Fullerton (9/17) match.
· Assisted on Amy Burlingham's game-winning goal at Baylor (9/24), for her second career assist.
· Played in all 21 games, while starting each of the last 13 matches as she earned the starting nod in nine of UT's 10 league tilts.
· Finished the year ranked among the UT single-season top 10 for minutes (6th), saves (7th), shutouts (t6th), wins (t2nd) and goals against average (3rd).
· Owned one of the top four goals against averages (1.15) and saves percentages (.796) among league goalkeepers.
· Tallied four shutouts on the year while combining on three others.
· Posted nine victories on the season as she went 8-5 over the last 13 contests with 63 saves and four shutouts to her credit.
· Finished the conference season ranked third among Big 12 keepers in goals against average (0.94) and saves percentage (.827) while going 6-3 during Big 12 action with 43 saves in over 861 minutes.
· Turned in a four-save effort versus No. 3 Portland (9/16).
· Earned her first career shutout versus Baylor (9/30) before posting a seven-save effort against No. 13 Texas A&M (10/2) en route to notching two wins and being named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Oct. 4.
· Posted her second career shutout versus Texas Tech (10/9).
· Made a game-saving stop in the final 12 minutes during a 2-1 win at Iowa State (10/14) before recording her third career shutout with an eight-save outing against No. 25 Nebraska (10/16) en route to being tabbed the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Oct. 18.
· Equaled her then career-high for saves with eight at Missouri (10/21).
· Starting goalkeeper for the 2004 U.S. Under-17 National Team.
· A five-year member of the `87 South Texas State ODP Team who also played for the `87 Region III ODP squad (2003-04).
· Member of the First Colony Eclipse Soccer Club for eight years, including seven seasons with the nationally-ranked Eclipse `87 Team (1995-2002) as the club's primary goalkeeper.
· A 2004 NSCAA Youth All-American.
· A goalkeeper and two-year letterwinner for head coach Nicole Kitagawa's Clements High School soccer team (2002-03).
· Posted a 0.26 GAA over 15 games as a sophomore while collecting 12 shutouts to help her team advance to the UIL State Finals in Georgetown, Texas, and finish the year with a 19-1 record.
· Ranked in the top 15 percent of her class, earned three Academic Letters (2003-05), was awarded her school's Academic Excellence Award on four occasions (2002-05), tabbed the recipient of a Texas Scholar Award and recognized with Presidents Education Awards Program honors in 2001.
· Member of the Future Business Leaders of America (2002-03).
Born Dianna Michelle Pfenninger on April 10, 1987, in Houston, Texas ... parents are Mark and Denise Pfenninger ... has an older brother, Malcolm ... a public relations major ... recipient of the UT Women's Athletics 2006-07 Graves, Dougherty, Hearon and Moody Endowed Presidential Scholarship.
OFF-FIELD WITH DIANNA PFENNINGER
Full name: Dianna Michelle Pfenninger
Nickname (s): Di
I chose UT because...it has great academics, a reputation of excellence in sports and awesome people.
Favorite thing about Austin is...the variety of cheap and fun activities.
Goals for the season: Make it to the final four/national championship and to finish strong.
Favorite book: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
Favorite quote or motto: "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility. Consider others better than yourself."
Something on my iPod/CD rotation that would surprise people: Akon
Most interesting thing I did this summer: Went to see Beauty and the Beast at Zilker Park
My hidden talent is: still hidden :)
A word or phrase I overuse would be: "Um..." or "I don't know"
The song I never want to hear again is: "Apologize" by One Republic
City I've never been to but want to visit: London