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Ivie Drake
Player Profile:
Ivie Drake 1885147
Position: Catcher
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Carlton, Ga.
High School: Madison County
Experience: 2 Years

Athletic Honors

  • 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

  • 2nd - Single Season - Walks: 50 (2016)

  • 1st – Single Season – Batting Average: .462 (2015)

  • 1st – Single Season – Hits: 85 (2015)

  • 1st – Single Season – RBI: 67 (2015)

  • 1st – Single Season – Runs Scored: 59 (2015)

  • 1st – Single Season – Home Runs: 22 (2015)

  • 1st – Single Season – Slugging Percentage: .918 (2015)

  • 1st – Single Game – Home runs: 3 (at Texas State – March 14, 2015)

  • 1st – Single Game – Total Bases: 12 (at Texas State – March 14, 2015)

  • 1st – Single Game – Runners Caught Stealing: 3 (UL Monroe – April 26, 2015)

  • 5th – Single Season – Walks: 34 (2015)

  • t-5th – Single Season – Doubles: 16 (2015)

Academic Honors

  • Spring 2016 Dean's List

  • Fall 2015 Dean's List

  • Spring 2015 Dean’s List

  • Fall 2014 Dean’s List

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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