A native of Portage la Prairie,
Manitoba, Mikki Cochrane transferred to UND from Valley City State
University prior to the 1993 season and would go on to graduate as the
program's career leader in strikeouts (494) and earned run average
(2.20). Fourteen years after her graduation, Cochrane is still ranked
No. 2 all-time at UND in both categories.
Cochrane became the first
two-time All-North Central Conference selection (1994, 1995) in UND
softball history and graduated with the top three single-season
strikeout totals at UND.
Cochrane struck out a then-school-record 216
hitters as a senior in 1995, breaking her own record of 177 she had
established the previous season. Also in 1995, Cochrane set a UND
single-season record for ERA (1.26) that still stands to this day.
led all NCAA Division II players in strikeouts per game in 1994 and
ranked second in 1995. Cochrane, who also played for the Canadian
National Team, was named to the Academic All-District second team
following her senior year.