• 11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
  • 32 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • 176 Iowa Conference titles
  • 23 Iowa Conference all-sports titles

Emily Grimes Rottinghaus '94

Emily Grimes Rottinghaus '94Softball

With a sparkling 64-14 record, Rottinghaus has the highest career winning percentage (.820) in Central softball history. A four-time NCAA Division III tournament participant, she was instrumental in Central’s 1991 and 1993 national championship runs. Rottinghaus was a two-time first-team all-conference and all-America honoree (1992, 1993) and was the 1993 league MVP.

Rottinghaus was Central’s MVP in 1994, leading the Dutch to a fourth-place national finish. She also served as a team co-captain and won the squad’s most improved player award in 1992.

At the time of her graduation, Rottinghaus ranked second in school history in career earned run average (0.87), wins (64) and strikeouts (363), was third in innings pitched (547.1) games (85) and complete games (69) and was fourth in shutouts (25).

An assistant coach at Central in 1995, Rottinghaus was head coach at Pella Christian High School from 1996-98 and at Grand View University in 1997. She was an assistant at Drake University from 1998-99 before serving as head coach from 2000-03. She was also the head volleyball coach at Grand View from 1999-2000.

Rottinghaus continues to serve as a volunteer youth coach and was volunteer coordinator with the Central Iowa Aquatic Swim Club. A Newton, Iowa native, Rottinghaus and her husband, Jimmy, live in Johnston with their two sons.


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