Sun Belt Player of the Week - April 25, 2016
- Spring 2016 Dean's List
Fall 2014 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
2016: Hit a career-best .294 as a junior and was one of three Panthers to start all 61 games… Caldwell led the team in RBI with 52 and in doubles with 19… She finished fifth in average, second in slugging (.507), third in runs scored (31) and second in home runs (8)... Caldwell’s 19 doubles came up just one short of tying the GSU single-season record… In back-to-back games at Kennesaw State and vs. Western Carolina on March 15 and 16, Caldwell recorded nine RBI with two homers while going 5-for-9 at the dish… In the Sun Belt series against UT Arlington on April 23 and 24, Caldwell went 7-for-11 with a home run, two doubles and three runs scored and was honored with a Sun Belt Player of the Week award… On Feb. 17 against Georgia Tech, she sent the GSU crowd home happy with a 12th inning walkoff home run… Caldwell led the team in multi-RBI games with 14 and also led the Panthers in three-hit contests with five… Her nine-game hit streak and 14-game on-base streak were both the second longest of the season by a GSU hitter.
2015: Started 56 games on the season and made 58 total appearances … Established new career highs in RBI, doubles, triples, home runs and walks … Also tied her career high with 29 runs scored … Launched 10 home runs and finished with 36 RBI … Recorded 38 hits, including 10 doubles and a triple, and drew 16 walks … Slapped a season-high three hits at Kennesaw State while driving in two and scoring twice with two doubles … Also finished with three hits against Troy in the Sun Belt Conference Championship … Recorded a season-high four RBI in Game 1 of doubleheader sweep at Georgia Southern … Finished with three RBIs against Savannah State, Villanova, Texas State, Eastern Michigan twice and Georgia Southern … Homered at No. 17 Auburn and at No. 4 Alabama … Hit two bombs in Sun Belt series at Texas State and UT Arlington … Tripled and drew two walks in home win over rival Kennesaw State.
2014: Started 47 games, including 40 at second base … Played in 53 of 56 total games as a true freshman … Finished sixth on the team in batting average … Scored 29 times, drove in 23 runs and recorded 42 hits, including six doubles and six home runs … In Sun Belt play, led the team with 13 RBI and tied for the team lead with six home runs … Was second on the team in runs scored, third in hits and second in slugging percentage in conference games only … In the final 25 games, had 18 RBI, 26 hits, six home runs and four doubles, six walks and 16 runs scored … Against No. 13 Georgia, went 2-for-4 and made two double plays to help GSU get the 4-2 win … Finished with three hits, including first two career home runs, three runs scored and four RBI in doubleheader at Troy … In a doubleheader against Furman, went 5-for-7 with two doubles, five RBI and three runs scored.
Prep: A four-year letterwinner at Loganville High School in Loganville, Ga. … Led her team to two region championships in 2011 and 2012 and the quarterfinals of the state championships three years in a row (2010-12) … Holds the school single-season record for most home runs, walks, runs scored and hits along with the career record for most doubles … As a senior, was named 5A region player of the year, selected to the first team all-state, received the golden bat award and was named team MVP … After her junior season, was named to the first team all-region and all-state, gold bat award recipient and selected as team MVP … Was named all-region honorable mention and was selected as player of the month as a sophomore … Also lettered three years in basketball … Played travel ball for Georgia Elite.
Personal: Born on June 4, 1995 in Snellville, Ga. … Parents are Jeff and Kristy Caldwell … Mother played softball at Reinhardt … Has two younger sisters, Korbin and Kam … Enjoys basketball, riding horses and coaching … Majoring in human learning and development.