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Mandy Blackwell
Player Profile:
Mandy Blackwell 1342638
Position: Catcher/First Base
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Loganville, Ga.
High School: Brookwood
Experience: 2 Years

Athletic Honors:

  • 2016 All-Sun Belt Second Team

Academic Honors:

  • Spring 2016 President's List
  • 2016 COSIDA Academic All-District 4 Team

  • Fall 2015 President's List
  • Spring 2015 President’s List

  • Fall 2014 President’s List

  • Spring 2014 President’s List

  • Fall 2013 Dean’s List

2016: Had a breakout year as a junior, hitting a career-best .283 with two homers, 31 RBI and nine doubles… Ranked fourth on the team in both slugging (.362) and RBI… Finished third in doubles and hits… During a doubleheader at App State on April 16, Blackwell went 7-for-9 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI to held lead the Panthers to a sweep… Playing first base, Blackwell started all 61 games for GSU… Blackwell was one of four Panthers to be named to the 2016 All-Sun Belt Second Team.

2015: Appeared in 37 games, including 36 starts, after missing the first 13 games of the season due to injury … In first game of the season at Mercer, went 3-for-3 at the plate with a double and RBI in come-from behind win … Recorded two hits, scored twice and drove in three in two games against Eastern Michigan in Rock Chalk Challenge … In Sun Belt series against No. 23 South Alabama, finished with three hits, three RBI and two runs scored … Recorded two hits against No. 10 UL Lafayette … In doubleheader against Tennessee Tech, had three hits with a season-high three RBI and a double … Named to the President’s List after both the fall and spring semesters.

2014: Played in 41 games, including 28 starts as a true freshman … Finished with four doubles, three home runs, 14 RBI and 11 runs scored … In a 4-2 road win over No. 13 Georgia, hit a two-run, game-winning home run to give GSU the lead … In a doubleheader against Texas State, hit a two-RBI single in an 8-1 win in Game 1 and blasted a three-run homer in a 10-2 run-rule victory in Game 2 … Launched a solo shot against Indiana during the Panther Invitational … Drove in two runs against Mercer and UL Monroe … Finished with one RBI versus Quinnipiac and Western Kentucky.

Prep: Four-year letterwinner at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Ga. ... Coached by Bill Batchelor ... Led team to four-straight Class 6A Region 8 championships … As a senior, hit two two-run home runs in the region championship game … Four-time all-region, three time all-state and two-time All-Georgia selection … Received the 2012 Gwinnett County Player of the Year Award from the Gwinnett Diamond Club … Named Region 8 Co-Player-of-the-Year in 2011 ... Holds the career records for hits, at-bats, doubles, RBI and the single-season doubles record … Played travel ball for the Atlanta Vipers.

Personal: Born on Aug. 4, 1995 in Lawrenceville, Ga. ... Daughter of Wade and Trish Blackwell ... Has an older sister named Jenny ... Enjoys eating, shopping and hanging out with her friends … Intends to major in early childhood education.

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