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CELESTE GOMEZ

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CELESTE GOMEZ

career honors

2011 ACC ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Junior Season (2013)

Showed a good power surge in her junior campaign, recording 10 home runs to make her one of four Seminoles to record double-digit round trippers … batted .221 with 31 RBIs and a .486 slugging percentage … split time with Macey Cheatham at the catcher spot, starting 47 games behind the plate … also started four games at designated player … one of her biggest hits of the season came in the form of a game-winning two-run home run in a 4-3 come-from-behind win over Minnesota … five multiple-hit games and nine multiple-RBI performances … was a perfect 2-for 2 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored against Bethune-Cookman … posted four three-RBI games on the season, including the second game of a doubleheader at NC State where her three-run home run gave the Seminoles a 4-0 lead … hit a pinch-hit three-run home run to help secure a mercy rule win over North Carolina … had a home run, two RBI and two runs scored against Mississippi State in the NCAA Mobile Regional … batted 2-for-4 with two doubles as Florida State came from behind to beat South Alabama 7-6 on May 19 and advance to the Super Regionals … her tape-measure home run in a 10-3 win at UCF on March 20 may have been the longest hit by a Seminole in 2013 … had a three-run home run at Maryland in a 13-1 mercy-rule win on March 30 … batted in the 5-9 spots of the order all season.

Sophomore Season (2012)

Hindered by a preseason ankle injury for much of the season … appeared in 35 games and started 29 at catcher (9) and designated player (20) … managed the game well as she stayed behind the plate for FSU’s final eight games … batted .174 with one home run, seven RBIs, two doubles and one walk … her lone home run of the season was an enormous shot at NCAA Women’s College World Series participant LSU in FSU’s 8-1 win on April 18 … recorded an important two-run double in ACC Championship opener against N.C. State on May 10 … recorded two hits apiece against North Carolina (April 1), Maryland (May 6) and versus N.C. State (May 10) … finished with three multiple-hit games.

Freshman Season (2011)

Emerged as a strong power threat as the season progressed, batting .281 with two home runs and 14 RBIs … stepped up big during the ACC Championship when she batted .300 with one home run and two runs scored over the three-game stretch … one of four Seminoles to be named to the ACC All-Tournament Team … gave FSU a 2-0 lead over Virginia in the semifinals of the ACC Championship when she launched a long two-run homer in the first inning … hit her first career home run in FSU’s 4-3 loss to Virginia Tech on April 3 … finished the year with a slugging percentage of .406 … started 28 of her 31 games at the catcher spot while her comfort level noticeably improved behind the plate … had eight games in which she recorded two base hits … posted three multiple-RBI games, driving in two runs apiece versus Florida A&M, North Florida and Virginia … carried a six-game hitting streak and an eight-game stretch of reaching base safely … team showed a 17-11 record when she was behind the plate … batted at the cleanup spot in nine games.

High School

Racked up numerous honors at Columbia High … Gainesville SunWeightlifter of the Year … won the offense award in 2008 … girls state weightlifting champions in 2010 … two-time individual weightlifting champion … made the Columbia High School Hall of Fame … 2009-10 athlete of the year … honor roll student.

Personal

Born March 11, 1992 … majoring in interdisciplinary social science … daughter of Nancy and David Gomez … has one sister … favorite movie is 300 … reads US Weekly … likes dark chocolate ice cream … watches MTV, E!, ABC Family and the CW … names “confidence, willingness to help others and being unafraid to make a mistake” as qualities that make a team leader … has learned responsibility and leadership from playing sports … played softball and weightlifted in high school.