Colleen Marie McCabe
Colleen Marie McCabe

Class of 1991

Considered the finest hurler ever to have toiled for Army's women's softball program, Colleen McCabe still holds each of the five career pitching records at West Point, even though 15 years have passed since her departure from the Academy. She is the Black Knights' all-time leader in appearances (121), strikeouts (705), innings pitched (750.1), wins (83) and earned run average (0.80).

In addition, four of the six seasonal standards she established remain untouched, including the wins (21), innings pitched (199.0) and earned run average (0.53) records she authored during her stellar senior season.

McCabe's arrival in 1988 heralded the onset of the most prolific four-year period in Army's women's softball program's history. During that stretch, with McCabe carrying the bulk of the pitching load, the Black Knights won 111 games and forged a .712 winning percentage. Competing at the Division II level in 1989, McCabe led the nation with 210 strikeouts. She anchored Army's move to the Division I ranks and was named the Patriot League's Most Valuable Player in 1991.

As a freshman in 1988, she became the first Army pitcher to throw a perfect game, tossing her gem against Manhattan. McCabe concluded her career by earning the Army Athletic Association Trophy in 1991.