Techsters return to action next weekend vs. UTEP in Ruston
Duran, Tufi pitch well in losses
Lady Techsters play three-game series in San Antonio
Techsters open up C-USA play Saturday at 1 p.m.
Lady Techsters play fifth top 25 team this year
Junior College: Lettered two years for coach Maria Winn at Western Nebraska Community College ... Helped lead the Cougars to the Region 9 regular season and tournament championships in 2012 ... She led the Cougars to a 55-10 record and the regular season championship in 2013 ... Named Region 9 Freshman of the Year and All-Region 9 first team pitcher in 2012 ... Named Region 9 Pitcher and Player of the Year in 2013 ... Named the NJCAA DI Pitcher of the Week (April 28, 2013) ... Holds the school record for career home runs (40), single season home runs (23), single season doubles (29), single season batting average (.545), single season hits (110), career wins and single season wins (36) ... As a sophomore, she batted .545 with 23 home runs, 29 doubles, 67 runs and 85 RBI ... Among NJCAA Division I players, she ranked No. 2 in batting average, No. 4 in RBI and No. 4 in home runs ... In the circle as a sophomore, she was 36-3 with two saves ... She boasted a 1.11 earned run average, recording 181 strikeouts and only 37 walks in 232.2 IP ... She led the country in wins ...
High School: Played for Carrie Ott at Standley Lake High School in Colorado where she pitched and played first base for the Gators ... Four-time first team all-conference and team MVP ... Played in the 5A all-state game as a senior ... Named Regional Player of the Year as a senior ...Named all-state as a senior ... Batted .495 and had a 1.02 earned run average as a senior ... Also lettered in basketball for two years ...
Personal: Full name is Bianca Rae Duran ... Daughter of Deanna and Ray Duran ... Has one brother, Kyle ... Born Feb. 3, 1993 in Westminster, Colorado.