Courtney Gearlds

#1 Courtney Gearlds

POS. OF
B/T L/R
YR. Sr.
HOMETOWN Donelson, Tenn.
PREV. SCHOOL McGavock HS
As a Junior:
Played in 48 games, starting 47 in centerfield… recorded 48 hits in 137 at bats to lead the team with a .350 batting average, which posted as the ninth best in a single season in program history… topped all Tigers with 29 runs scored, tying for second most in a year in school history… matched her freshman total of 12 hit by pitches to tie for fourth best in a campaign, and has moved into second on the career charts with 29… led team with four triples and 13 stolen bases… closed out the season (4/11-5/7) reaching base in 12 consecutive games going 15-for-35 at the plate (.429) and 23-of-43 (.535 OBP)… collected a single-game career high four RBI in a 2-for-3, one run and a triple performance versus Mississippi Valley State (2/12)… picked up her final three hit game of the year in four at bats with a walk and two runs at Morehead State (5/7)… went 2-for-3 with two runs, a double, a stolen base and was hit by a pitch at Austin Peay (4/10)… produced an eight game hitting streak going 11-for-25 (.440) concluding with a 1-for-1 with a double, a walk, a hit by pitch, a run and two RBI against Edward Waters… drove in three runners, finishing 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored at Alabama State (3/10)… finished a perfect 3-for-3 while adding a walk, a run and a stolen base against Youngstown State (3/6)… notched her first three-hit game of the season with a double, an RBI and crossed home plate twice… finished 2-for-2 with two walks, a triple, a run and drove in a run versus ULM (2/20).

As a Sophomore:
Played in all 48 games, starting 47...batted .281 with 43 hits in 153 at bats…led the team with four triples and 17 stolen bases…the triples mark is ranked third in the TSU single season record books, while the stolen base total is sixth best in a single season…scored 25 runs, second highest for Tigers, eighth best in a single season in TSU history…went 4-for-7 with two walks, along with four runs, three runs batted in, a double, a triple, a sacrifice and a stolen base in a double header against Austin Peay (3/21)...ripped a triple and scored the lone Tiger run in game one at Murray State and followed with a 2-for-3 performance in game two (3/22)...compiled an eight game hit streak from 3/7-15...tied a career best with three hits, with a triple, two runs, an RBI and tied a career best with two stolen bases against Tennessee Tech (3/15)...had a career outing vs. Grambling (3/7), scoring three times, hit her first career home run and matched career bests in at bats (5), hits (3), triples (1), and RBI (2)...was 2-for-4 with two runs, a stolen base and an RBI against Northern Kentucky (3/11)...finished 2-for-4 with a stolen base versus #24 South Alabama (2/28)...went 1-for-3 with a run and two swipes in home opener victory over Alabama A&M (2/24)...registered a double in first plate appearance of the season vs. Incarnate Word (2/6)...was 2-for-4 with a stolen base versus Memphis (2/7)

As a Freshman:
Led the Tigers with a .280 batting average while playing in 52 games, starting 51…topped the Tigers with 15 stolen bases, three triples and 12 hit-by-pitch…notched 40 hit, scored 18 runs and drove in six runners…finished with a .933 fielding percentage, splitting time between second base and the outfield…ranks third on the TSU single season record list for HBP and ninth in stolen bases…fifth on the career HBP list…earned her first career hit versus East Tennessee State (2/7)…collected her first multi-hit game and extra-base hit, a double, at #5 Arizona State (2/13)…was 2-for-4 with a run, an RBI, a walk and two stolen bases versus Grand Canyon (2/14)…went 3-for-4 with a run, a triple, a walk and a stolen base in game two against Samford (4/9)

At McGavock HS:
A four-year member for head coach Alana Thomas and was named team MVP during final three seasons… a three-time All-District recipient and was named to the All-Mid State Third Team as a sophomore and junior… a member of the volleyball team all four years and earned All-District distinctions during junior and senior campaigns… claimed a spot on the All-Region team as a senior… played travel ball for Charlie Gravat and Ricky Ritchie as a member of Worth 95 which qualified and competed at the 2012 16-U ASA National Championships

Personal:
Courtney Gail Gearlds...Born in Nashville, Tenn. ...Daughter of Jessica and Michael...has one brother, Austin, 17...Birthday October 1...Major Biochemistry