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Emily Whitaker
Player Profile:
Emily Whitaker 180471
Position: Outfielder
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sugar Hill, Ga.
High School: North Gwinnett HS
Experience: 2 Letters


  • Appeared in 25 games, including seven starts in the outfield
  • Scored a total of five runs, primarily as a pinch runner
  • Hit a double and scored a run in the Panthers’ 11-2 victory over ETSU
  • Drew four walks, including two against Tennessee Tech
  • Named to the Dean’s List during the spring semester and the AD’s honor roll in the fall

  • Started 38 games in the outfield, while seeing action in 47 total, splitting time with Tiffany Bess in left field
  • Hit first career homer, a two-run walk-off, in a 12-inning 3-2 victory over Towson in CAA Tournament
  • Named to the CAA All-Tournament team
  • Notched 19 hits, four doubles, a triple, 16 walks and 16 runs scored on the year
  • Started off year with a three-RBI double against Morehead State in a 10-7 win
  • Also notched an RBI and run scored against Mississippi State in an 8-5 victory
  • Had a hit in back-to-back games against UAB and Miami (OH)
  • Went 1-for-1 with a run scored and two walks in a 9-3 loss to Bowling Green
  • Drove home GSU’s lone run in a 4-1 loss to Chattanooga
  • Had monster game against Furman going 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in an 8-1 victory
  • Carried that momentum into a 3-2 10-inning victory over Drexel, picking up two hits, including a triple, and a run scored
  • Had a hit, two walks, a RBI double and three runs scored in a 13-1 victory over the Dragons to close out the series
  • Had two walks and three runs scored in a 12-1 victory over Delaware
  • Notched a double and walk in game three against Hofstra
  • Notched two hits, including her first career homer, a walk-off two-run shot with two outs, in a 12-inning 3-2 victory over Towson to open the CAA Tournament
  • Had one of GSU’s four hits against No. 6 Georgia in the NCAA Regionals
  • Had two walks against Florida State in the NCAA Regionals
  • Named to the Dean’s List during the spring semester

  • Played in 42 games while starting 33 in the outfield, primarily in left
  • Produced a hit and two walks in victories over East Tennessee State (8-7) and Tulsa (5-4)
  • Earned Dean’s List accolades in the spring

  • Started 16 games while appearing in 18 as a freshman
  • Batted .282 with 11 hits, including two doubles
  • Registered four RBI
  • Went 2-for-2 in stolen bases

  • Graduated from North Gwinnett High School in the spring of 2008
  • Lettered three years in softball
  • Was named All-County and All-Region during her junior and senior years

  • Emily Ann Whitaker was born November 11, 1989
  • Has a younger brother, Joseph, and an older sister, Rachel
  • Chose Georgia State because of the location of campus and the college environment
  • Majoring in Speech


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