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Lauren Jones
Position: Student Assistant Coach
City/State: Stockbridge, Ga.
High School: Union Grove HS
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Career Overview and Statistics Career Overview and Statistics
2008 Game-by-Game Statistics 2008 Game-by-Game Statistics
2009 Game-by-Game Statistics 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics
2010 Game-by-Game Statistics 2010 Game-by-Game Statistics
2011 Game-by-Game Statistics 2011 Game-by-Game Statistics

Career: Schools all-time home run hitter with 32...Also second in school history in RBI with 134...Two-time All-CAA performer and two-time CAA All-Tournament team member...Has earned three CAA Player of the Week awards...Fourteen homers in 2011 is second on GSU's single-season list...Finishes career with 183 hits, 103 runs scored, 134 RBI, 32 homers, 31 doubles and 66 walks...In the classroom, earned Dean's List honors four times and A.D.'s Honor Roll accolades three times. 

2011: Broke GSU's school record for career homers with a solo shot in the NCAA Regionals against Florida State...Strong 2011 season included 14 homers and 40 RBI...Also had 56 hits and 33 runs scored while batting .304...Hit .397 in CAA play with seven homers and 15 RBI...Led team in runs scored, hits, home runs and RBI...Was also tied for the team lead in walks with 23...Had the game-winning hit in the eighth inning against Chattanooga, while also producing game-winning hits in both championship games against Hofstra in the CAA Tournament...Started 60 games at first base, while appearing in all 61...Named second team All-CAA and All-Tournament team for the second year in a row...Fourteen homers is second in GSU single-season history...Ended career with hits in five straight games...Produced a homer and three RBI while going 2-for-4 with two runs scored in a 10-7 victory over Morehead State...Went 3-for-3 with a homer, two RBI and two runs scored in a 5-4 eight-inning loss to Purdue...Hit a three-run homer in a 5-2 victory over Ball State...Earned all-tournament honors at the Phyliss Rafter Memorial after batting .438 with two homers, seven RBI, seven hits, five runs scored and no strikeouts in five games...Had three hits, two RBI and three runs scored in a 8-2 win over Belmont...Crushed two homers in a weekend series against Towson going 5-for-8 with four homers and four runs scored...Hit game-winning double in a 2-1 eight-inning victory over Chattanooga...Went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored in a 8-0 victory over Furman...Went 5-for-11 with two homers, three RBI and four runs scored in series sweep over Drexel...Hit two homers in a 7-3 win over Drexel in game two of the series...In that contest was a part of a four homers in five at-bats stretch that put the game away for GSU...Went 2-for-3 with three RBI in a 12-1 win over Delaware...Turned in a huge series against George Mason on Senior Weekend...Went 5-for-9 with two homers, three RBI, three runs scored and four walks including three intentional as GSU won the series 2-1...Hit two solo homers and had three walks to send the final game of the series to 13 innings in an eventual 4-2 loss to the Patriots...Had a single, run scored and sac fly RBI in a 3-0 elimination victory over Towson in the CAA Tournament...Hit game-winners in both CAA Championship games against Hofstra to propel GSU to first CAA Softball Championship...Trailing 2-1 with two outs in the bottom of the sixth, hit game-winning three-run homer to defeat Hofstra, 4-2, and force a final game for the CAA Championship...With two outs in bottom of sixth inning in championship game, hit game-winning RBI single down the left field line as GSU won the title with a 2-0 victory over Hofstra...Had one of GSU's four hits against No. 6 Georgia...Had a pair of hits, including her 14th home run of the year in a 6-1 loss to Florida State in the NCAA Regionals...Named to the Dean's List (3.5-3.99 GPA) both semesters.  

2010: Played in 54 games, starting 53 at first base...Named to the All-CAA Second Team...Earned a spot on the CAA All-Tournament team...Received two CAA Player of the Week awards on the season, one of only two players in the CAA to earn that honor...Only committed one error all year, in the next to last game of the season...Fielding percentage of .998 in 489 chances...Played a key role in the Panthers finishing No. 1 in the NCAA in double plays (35) and double plays per game (0.63) and 23rd in fielding percentage (.972)...Batted .293 on the year with 46 hits, 38 RBI, 32 runs scored, 25 walks, nine homers and seven doubles...Nine homers tied for the team lead with senior Lily Skelton...Also first on the team in runs, RBI and total bases...Second in hits...Tied for fourth in the CAA in runs scored and fourth in RBI...Had seven three-RBI games on the season...Scored three runs in games against Dartmouth, UNC Wilmington and James Madison...Ninth-inning homer in the CAA Tournament against Towson gave the Panthers the 4-1 win and eliminated the Tigers...Named to the Dean's List in the fall and the AD's Honor Roll in the spring...Was a co-captain on the team with senior Lauren Fetters.

2009: Started 41 games for the Panthers at first base...Batted .259 with five doubles, one triple and a team-high five home runs...Tied for third on the team with 25 RBI...Knocked in five runs on Feb. 25 against Georgia Southern off a three-run home run and a two-run single...Recorded five multiple-hit games...Finished third in the CAA with 316 putouts...Ranks second on the team with a .448 slugging percentage...Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll both semesters.

2008: Starter in centerfield, named CAA Player of the Week on Feb. 19 after breaking a school record with 8 RBI in one game off five hits...One of three freshmen to start all 55 games...Batted .302 with 51 hits, 11 doubles and four homers...Ranked third on the team in RBI...Brought home 31 runs, crossing the plate 21 times...Had 12 multiple-hit games, while starting off the season with a seven-game hit streak...Named to the Dean's List in the fall.

Prep: Graduated from Union Grove High School in the spring 2007 while lettering in softball and basketball...Was part of a team that went 24-13 overall and 6-1 in the Region...Led Union Grove to the Region 2 5AAAAA Championship title...Played in 36 games and saw the plate 124 times...Batted .226 as a senior with four doubles and 15 RBI...Received nine walks and was 4-4 in stolen bases...Received 5-AAAAA All-State Honorable Mention in 2006...Named to the first team all-region team three consecutive years (2004-2006)...2005 Defensive Player of the Year for the Wolverines...Participated in the 2007 GACA All-Star game.

Personal: Born on November 4, 1988 in Henry County, Georgia to Bobby and Lorraine Jones...Has one older brother, Chris...Chose Georgia State because of the great community, coaches and team...Majoring in social work.

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