Athletic Hall of Fame adds seven in 2011 - Michelle Lechner
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Michelle Lechner ’00
Lechner was a two-sport athlete competing in softball from 1995-99 and tennis during the 1999-2000 season. A four-year starter in softball, Lechner posted a career batting average of .380, striking out only 18 times in 534 at-bats. She also had a .993 fielding percentage during her career. Lechner was named to two All-Conference, two All-Region and two Academic All-American teams. She also earned North Central Region All-Tournament team honors in 1999. She was a member of the 1998 NCC Championship softball team and was named the St. Cloud State Female Athlete of the Year in 1999. When she completed her softball career Lechner held career records for hits with 208, singles with 182 and batting average of .381. She also held the single season record for singles with 62. Lechner played in 190 career games and in 1998 batted her career high .425. The Huskies won 142 games during her career, including a then-record 44 wins during the 1999 season. In tennis she was the NCC runner-up at No. four singles and No. one doubles for the Huskies who finished second in the conference in 2001. She posted a 20-8 singles record and shared the single season record for wins with 44. She graduated summa cum laude from St. Cloud State and was a member of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi.