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Ivie

Drake

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Catcher
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Carlton, Ga.
High School: Madison County
Experience: 2 Years

Bio

Athletic Honors

  • 2018 NFCA First Team All-American
  • 2018 Sun Belt Player of the Year
  • 2018 All-Sun Belt First Team
  • 2018 Google Cloud First Team Academic All-American
  • 2018 NFCA All-South Region First Team
  • 2018 Senior CLASS Award Second Team
  • Sun Belt Player of the Week, May 1, 2018
  • Sun Belt Player of the Week, April 3, 2018
  • 2017 NFCA All-South Region Second Team
  • 2017 All-Sun Belt First Team
  • Sun Belt Player of the Week, May 8, 2017
  • 2016 All-Sun Belt Second Team
  • 2016 USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List
  • Sun Belt Player of the Week, March 1, 2016
  • Sun Belt Player of the Week, April 18, 2016
  • College Sports Madness Sun Belt Player of the Week, April 18, 2016
  • 2015 NFCA Second Team All-American
  • 2015 NFCA National Freshman of the Year Finalist
  • 2015 NFCA South All-Region First Team – C
  • 2015 Sun Belt Freshman of the Year
  • 2015 First Team All-Sun Belt – C
  • 2015 Sun Belt All-Tournament team
  • Sun Belt Player of the Week, Feb. 16, 2015
  • Sun Belt Player of the Week, March 2, 2015
  • Sun Belt Player of the Week, March 16, 2015

Georgia State Records

  • Career Records
    • Batting Average (.408) - 1st
    • Hits (285) - 1st
    • Doubles (53) - 2nd
    • Home Runs (65) - 1st
    • RBI (215) - 1st
    • Runs Scored (214) - 1st
    • Walks (177) - 1st
  • Season Records
    • Batting Average (.462, 2015) - 1st
    • Batting Average (.387, 2016) - 8th
    • Batting Average (.409, 2018) - 4th
    • Hits (85, 2015) - 1st
    • Hits (70, 2016) - 5th
    • Doubles (16, 2015) - 8th
    • Doubles (14, 2016) - 10th
    • Home Runs (22, 2015) - T-1st
    • Home Runs (18, 2018) - 4th
    • Home Runs (16, 2016) - 6th
    • RBI (67, 2015) - 1st
    • RBI (60, 2018) - T-4th
    • Runs Scored (60, 2016) - 1st
    • Runs Scored (59, 2015) - 2nd
    • Runs Scored (49, 2017) - 6th
    • Walks (50, 2016) - 2nd
    • Walks (47, 2018) - 3rd
    • Walks (46, 2017) - 4th
    • Slugging Percentage (.918, 2015) - 1st
    • Slugging Percentage (.862, 2018) - 2nd
    • Slugging Percentage (.740, 2016) - 4th
    • Slugging Percentage (.589, 2017) - 10th

Academic Honors

  • 2018 Google Cloud First Team Academic All-American
  • 2018 CoSIDA Academic All-District
  • Fall 2017 President's List
  • 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District
  • Spring 2017 President's List
  • Fall 2016 President's List
  • Spring 2016 Dean's List
  • Fall 2015 Dean's List
  • Spring 2015 Dean’s List
  • Fall 2014 Dean’s List

Career: Finished her illustrious career as the GSU all-time leader in batting average (.409), hits (285), home runs (65), RBI (215), runs scored (214), and walks (177)... Drake's 53 career doubles rank second in the GSU record book... She owns the single-season records for batting average (.462, 2015), hits (85, 2015), home runs (tied-22, 2015), RBI (67, 2015), runs scored (60, 2016), and slugging percentage (918, 2015)... Drake owns the GSU single-game records for RBI (tied-8, vs. Mercer, 4/4/18), total bases (13, vs. Mercer, 4/4/18), and walks (6, at Appalachian State, 4/14/18)... Her six walks at Appalachian State on April 14, 2018 set a new NCAA D-I record for most walks in a seven-inning contest... Her six intentional walks in that game equaled the NCAA record... Drake was a two-time Sun Belt batting champion, leading the league in average in both 2015 and 2018... Drake captured the Sun Belt's triple crown in 2018, leading the league in average, home runs and RBI... Holds the Sun Belt record for career hits (285) and walks (177)... Named Sun Belt all-conference all four years including three years on the first team... Earned eight career Sun Belt Player of the Week selections... For the Sun Belt career records, Drake ranks second in average (.408), fourth in runs (214), fifth in doubles (53), sixth in home runs (65), fifth in RBI (215), and second in slugging (.777).

2018: Was named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year after the senior hit .409 (.44 in SBC play) in 2018 with 18 home runs and 60 runs batted in, leading the Sun Belt in average, homers, RBI, on-base percentage (.547) slugging (.862) and walks (47)... Drake earned her second career NFCA All-America honor (First Team) and was also named a first-team Google Cloud Academic All-American... Drake was one of just three softball student-athletes in the nation in 2018 to earn first-team All-America honors on the field and in the classroom, along with Florida pitcher Kelly Barnhill and Oklahoma State third baseman Vanessa Shippy... Became the first Georgia State softball player to be named a first-team Academic All-America and the sixth Panther in any sport... Was named 2018 NFCA First Team All-South Region... Drake is the only Panther in school history to be named to the first team more than once with the 2018 selection marking the third such honor of her career... Selected as a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award, finishing with second-team honors... Won the Sun Belt's triple crown in 2018, leading the conference in average, home runs and RBI along with walks and slugging... Named Sun Belt Player of the Week twice (May 1 and April 3)... Broke the GSU career hits record on April 18 with her 272nd career hit... Tied the GSU single-game record with three home runs against Mercer on April 4... Also tied the school single-game record with eight RBI against Mercer... Became first GSU player in school history with 200 career RBI against Mercer on April 4... Her third home run against Mercer broke GSU’s record for career home runs... Hit four home runs in the series against Troy in the final weekend of March... Had five RBI against Detroit on March 5... Became Georgia State’s all-time career RBI leader on March 4 against DePaul... Went 3-for-3 at #10 Alabama on Feb. 23... Was 2-for-4 with three RBI and a home run versus UAB on Feb. 11.

2017: Named first team All-Sun Belt and first team All-NFCA South Region… Drake led GSU in batting average (.371), on-base percentage (.505), runs scored (49) and in walks (46)… Drake was second on the team in home runs (9), slugging percentage (.589) and hits (65) and was third in RBI (40) and total bases (103)… She ranked among the nation’s best in walks (29th), at-bats per strikeouts (25th) and on-base percentage (32nd)… Drake struck out only six times in 175 at-bats… Among Sun Belt players, Drake finished the season eighth in batting average, 10th in slugging, third in on-base percentage, fifth in runs scored, seventh in hits and second in walks… On defense, she threw out 15 base runners which was fourth-best in the conference… The junior recorded 15 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI performances in 2017 and held the team’s longest hitting streak of the year at 12 games… Drake was one of only two Panthers to start all 61 games… She played catcher in 44 contests, first base in 12 games as well as five games at DP… Drake was named Sun Belt Player of the Week on May 8 after knocking in seven RBI in just 10 at-bats as she led GSU to a three-game sweep over rival Georgia Southern.

2016: Named second-team All-Sun Belt after leading the Panthers in batting average (.387), runs (60), hits (70), home runs (16), slugging (.740) and on-base percentage (.519)... Accrued 50 walks, just three shy of tying the Georgia State single-season record… Earned two Sun Belt Player of the Week awards… Was one of only three players to start all 61 games for GSU… Led the team with 19 multi-hit performances and tallied 12 multi-RBI games including two with five or more RBI… On April 16 at App State, Drake hit her second career grand slam… Her hit streak of 11 games was the longest of the season for the Panthers and she ended the year on a nine-game streak… Drake also ended the season with the team’s longest on-base streak of 26 games… She played 48 games behind the plate and threw out eight runners and played 11 games at first base and two at DP… Drake finished her sophomore season tied with Callie Alford for most career home runs with 38 after hitting two long balls in the conference tournament.

2015: Selected to the NFCA South All-Region first team … Voted Sun Belt Freshman of the Year … Named to the All-Sun Belt first team at catcher … Named one of 10 finalist for the NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year … Started every game this season with all but 11 coming behind the plate … Named Sun Belt Player of the Week a program record three times … Named to the Sun Belt All-Tournament team after going 7-for-15 at the plate with a home run, two walks, three RBI and three runs scored in five games … Led the conference in batting average, hits, doubles, on-base percentage, total bases and pick offs … Was second in the Sun Belt in home runs, RBI, runs scored and slugging percentage … Had one of the greatest offensive seasons in Georgia State history setting the single-season record for batting average, hits, RBI, runs scored, home runs and slugging percentage … In the single-season record book, also ranks fifth in walks and tied for fifth in doubles … Blasted a Georgia State single-game record three home runs in Game 1 win at Texas State to finish with a single-game record 12 total bases … Caught a single-game record three runners trying to steal in Game 1 against UL Monroe … Slapped three hits eight times and finished with 29 total multi-hit games … Recorded 22 multi-RBI games including 15 with two, three with three and four with four … Compiled a 13-game hitting streak and 15 game reach-base-safely streak during the season … Named Sun Belt Player of the Week on Feb. 2 after hitting .667 with five runs scored, five RBI, three doubles, a home run and three walks in the first four games of 2015 … Earned her second conference player-of-the-week award on March 2 after leading GSU to a perfect 4-0 weekend behind her 8-for-12 performance at the plate with five runs scored and six RBI … Picked up her final Sun Belt Player-of-the-Week honor on March 16 after launching four home runs, driving in eight and scoring five times in three games at Texas State.

Prep: Four-year starter behind the plate for Madison County High School in Danielsville, Ga. ... Coached by Doug Kesler ... Four-time all-region selection and led team to three Class 4A Region 8 championships … As a senior, was selected to participate in the Dugout Club all-star game … Also a three-time all-area and all-state selection … Named Athens Banner Herald Player of the Year after first three seasons … In 2013, received NFCA Academic All-American honors and was named the state player of the year … Selected as region player of the year and received NFCA Academic All-American honors after sophomore campaign … As a freshman, was named team’s offensive player of the year and was selected to the all-state second team … Played travel ball with the Georgia Outlaws and most recently for the Georgia Force.

Personal: Ivie Michelle Drake was born on June 11, 1996 in Athens, Ga. ... Daughter of Michael and Patty Drake ... Has an older brother, Ian, and one younger brother, Evan … Plans to major in early childhood education.

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