2012 ALL-ACC FIRST TEAM
Received a medical redshirt after starting the first 15 games of 2013 before sitting out the rest of the season with a knee injury … batted .278 with three home runs and eight RBIs until going down with her injury … played every game at third base … drew two walks and scored two runs on opening day against Florida A&M … knocked in three RBIs and scored three runs against Bethune-Cookman … hit a home run in three consecutive games: Bethune-Cookman (2/10), Jacksonville (2/10) and Tulsa (2/15) … went 2-for-4 with a triple against Hofstra … was a perfect 4-for-4 in stolen bases on the season.
Became the Seminoles’ top power source with 12 home runs, tying former player Yuruby Alicart for second place on FSU’s single-season list … earned All-ACC First Team honors at third base … earned ACC Player of the Week twice … finished with a .234 batting average, 39 RBIs, 40 runs scored, seven doubles and three triples … slugged at a team-best .527 clip … drew 28 walks and had six hit-by-pitches, a team high … batted .286 with five home runs and 22 RBIs in conference play … trailed only Maddie O’Brien with 10 multiple-RBI games … seven multiple-hit games … carried an eight-game hitting streak … ended her junior year having reached base in the last 14 games … was named co-most improved player along with Kirstin Austin at the team banquet … also earned the team’s gold glove award after making several highlight-reel defensive plays at third base … finished in the top 10 in the ACC in eight different categories, including home runs (T-2nd), triples (T-3rd), RBIs (T-5th), total bases (T-6th), runs scored (8th), plate appearances (10th), walks (10th) and slugging percentage (10th) … earned second conference player of the week honor after finishing 4-for-13 in four games at Virginia Tech, hitting three home runs and seven RBIs in a series win on the road … delivered a dramatic, walk-off grand slam on Feb. 22 to defeat UCF 6-2 … won her first career ACC Player of the Week honor on Feb. 21 after going 6-for-10 with two home runs, six RBIs, one double and one triple in four games at the second Seminole Classic … had three games against Western Carolina, UCF and Virginia Tech where she recorded four RBIs … recorded two home runs against Virginia Tech in game one of a doubleheader on April 7 … delivered game-winning blast versus North Dakota State on Feb. 18 … also hit home runs against Ole Miss, UC Santa Barbara, Florida A&M, Boston College and UCLA … her solo home run against 12th-seeded UCLA in the NCAA Regional was essentially the game-winning hit as FSU won 2-1.
Provided some power with four home runs and 15 RBIs in 58 games played … recorded six stolen bases in six attempts … started 22 games at third base, 10 at first base, four in left field and two at the designated player spot … spent all of her time between the sixth and ninth spots in the batting order to add some `pop’ to the bottom of the lineup … made some fantastic defensive plays from her infield positions … recorded her first career home run as a Seminole versus Oregon State at the Cathedral City Classic on Feb. 24 … was robbed of one home run against Long Beach State when left fielder Megan Denio snagged Hamilton’s would-be round-tripper over the left field fence … also hit home runs against Mississippi State, Virginia Tech and Mercer.
Played in 37 games … garnered 84 at-bats.
Had a strong career at James F. Byrnes High … four-time all-state player … two-time player of the year … participated in the Top 100 Adidas Showcase in Utah … Honor Roll student.
Born Oct. 31, 1990 … majoring in environmental studies … daughter of Tina Hamilton … wears number 24 because former softball standout Brandi Aiken wore it … favorite magazine is Sports Illustrated … likes to play Rock Band … wants to be a traveling physical therapist … played golf, basketball and softball in high school … watches the “Biggest Loser,” “Greys Anatomy” and “Jersey Shore” … idolized Natasha Watley and Michael Jordan as a kid … names “teamwork and how to adapt to different personalities” as things she has learned from playing sports.