South Carolina and Texas meet at 1 p.m. CDT in the first of a possible two championship games
The Texan didn't allow a run in 8.1 innings of work vs. No. 2/3 Florida, winning the regular season finale as well
The redshirt senior earns the award for the second time in her career after two shutout wins
Redshirt senior tosses her second-straight shutout; junior Ashlyn Masters gets two-run homer in victory
Senior catcher Shelby Gonzales goes 2-for-3 with homer, 3 RBI
Picture evidence of the Gamecocks' 5-1 win over Houston to advance to the championship round of the Austin Regional
Shots from the final game of the first series at Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field.
Shots from the first night of play at the new Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field.
South Carolina Wins 9-1
Pictures from the game one win over Longwood on March 31, 2012
Broyles's 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics
Broyles's 2010 Game-by-Game Statistics
Broyles's 2011 Game-by-Game Statistics
Broyles's 2012 Game-by-Game Statistics
Broyles's 2013 Game-by-Game Statistics
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Has etched her name in South Carolina's career top-15 lists 12 times, the highest positive being her fifth-place tie with 96 career starts, knotted with Trinity Johnson ... Also sixth in appearances (110), eighth in innings pitched (504), 10th in strikeouts (329) and 11th in wins (36) ... A four-time Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll member.
2013 (REDSHIRT SENIOR): Drew 23 starts and tossed 111.2 innings for the Gamecocks ... Went 10-8 with a team-best three shutouts ... Posted her first shutout in the win over Radford (2/24), giving up three hits and a walk in the five-inning blanking ... Her lone relief appearance was in a winning effort at Furman, fanning five in four innings ... Got the win with a complete-game effort at No. 13/12 LSU (3/24), giving up one earned run on five hits and two walks ... Threw consecutive shutouts against Charlotte (4/24) and Mississippi State (4/27), giving up a combined seven hits and a walk while striking out 10 in the two seven-inning contests ... Earned SEC Pitcher of the Week honors for those efforts ... Her final start for the Gamecocks was a gem, scattering four hits and one unearned run in the complete-game victory over Houston (5/18) in the NCAA Austin Regional, pitching the Gamecocks into the championship round ... Named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.
2012 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR): Started 19 games in the circle and made two relief appearances ... Tallied a team-best 3.48 ERA and held opponents to a .257 batting average, also best on the staff ... Tossed nine complete games, tops on the staff ... Her first win came in an eight-inning complete game against Western Kentucky (2/11), where she fanned a season-high seven and walked three in the 5-4 victory ... Won three-straight starts, including two in the Highlander Classic over Portland State (3/2) and UC Davis (3/4) ... Allowed just one run while scattering five walks and three hits in a complete-game at No. 4/4 Florida (3/17) ... Tied her season high with seven strikeouts while not allowing a walk in a win over Longwood (3/31) ... Got the win at Kentucky (4/6), tossing five innings and giving up one earned run on four hits and four walks ... Posted back-to-back one-run complete games against Auburn (4/27) and Mississippi (5/4), picking up the loss in both ... A member of the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.
2011 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Made a triumphant return from shoulder surgery and pitched in 24 games, 22 of those starts ... Posted a 3.03 ERA with a team-best 1.90 K:BB ratio ... Opponents hit .220 against her, the best rate on the staff ... She completed four games, including throwing one shutout with her 6-10 record ... Made her first appearance in relief in the opening game, tossing two innings while watching three unearned Charleston Southern runs score (2/11) ... Her first start came against USC Upstate (2/13), where she struck out four in five innings, giving up three runs ... Came back to get a win over Georgetown (2/18), going five innings and giving up just three hits and two earned runs ... Shut out Elon (2/26) with a two-hitter, not giving up a walk while striking out six ... Also went the distance against Winthrop (3/2), giving up a late run in a two-hit victory ... Got her first win in SEC play over Ole Miss (3/13), scattering five hits and one earned run over 5.2 innings ... Her Sunday start against No. 1 Alabama (4/3) gave the Gamecocks a chance, as she gave up one earned run on three hits and three walks in four innings ... Held North Carolina (4/6) to one hit in five innings of her start, a game South Carolina eventually won...Shut down Arkansas (4/16) for five innings in the first game of the series, striking out four while allowing just one hit ... Earned a spot on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.
2010 (SOPHOMORE): Earned placement on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll ... Pitched in seven games and hit in four others before undergoing shoulder surgery that ended her season...The staff ace when healthy, she ended the season with a 0.99 ERA in 42.1 innings ... Struck out 45 batters while walking just nine, compiling a 3-3 record with two shutouts and three complete games ... Went five shutout innings against Winthrop (2/14) and North Florida (2/20), both wins ... Tossed her second shutout against Providence (2/27), giving up just one hit while fanning six ... Went 8.1 innings at Florida Atlantic (2/28), striking out 11 while giving up just one hit and one walk in the tough-luck loss ... Was not as effective in her final two appearances, walking six and striking out six in 10 innings of work total against DePaul (3/5) and Mississippi (3/10) ... At the plate, she had the first RBI for a pinch hitter with her bases-loaded walk against Florida A&M (2/19) ... Did not get a hit in three more pinch-hitting opportunities.
2009 (FRESHMAN): Played in 37 games, starting 30 overall ... Hit in 18 games while pitching in 33 ... Tallied a .167 batting average in 48 at bats ... Had an on-base percentage of .298, which would have ranked sixth with more at bats ... Got hits in all three games of the season-opening series against College of Charleston (2/7-8) ... Went 2-for-2 as the designated player in game two of that lidlifting doubleheader ... Started 25 games in the circle ... Earned the ace spot on the team with a 2.67 ERA, going 10-12 while striking out 130 in 144 innings ... Tossed all nine complete games for the Gamecock staff, including two shutouts ... Combined for three more shutouts with the rest of the staff ... Also compiled three saves to tie for the team lead ... Leadoff hitters reached base at a staff-low .290 clip ... Had a 3.9:1 K:BB ratio in the circle ... Her debut was memorable, as she struck out a career high with 14 in a complete game against the Cougars (2/7) ... Also drove in two runs during her first collegiate victory ... Tossed her first career shutout against Bowling Green (2/14), fanning 10 while allowing just three hits ... Won four-straight starts from Feb. 14-27 ... Her second-career shutout came against Auburn (3/29), scattering six hits while fanning eight, tying for her high in an SEC game ... Threw an eight-inning complete game against No. 4 Alabama (4/10), giving up just two runs on eight hits to help the Gamecocks stun the Crimson Tide and take the first game of the eventual series win ... Threw 153 pitches in that complete-game win over Bama ... Named SEC Pitcher of the Week on April 13 after that performance.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters in softball at Pembroke Pines Charter H.S. for coach Tom Fadul ... Collected first-team All-American honors as a senior from both EA Sports and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA)/Louisville Slugger ... A three-time first-team All-Florida 4A player ... Named Miami Herald's Broward County Senior Athlete and Pitcher of the Year ... Also garnered the Sun Sentinel's Broward County Player of the Year award ... Three-time first-team all-county selection by both publications ... Helped the Jaguars to state runner-up honors in 2008 ... Went 13-0 with a 0.45 ERA, striking out 155 batters while walking 10 in 16 appearances ... Also hit .430 with 10 doubles and six home runs while driving in 29 runs ... Played travel ball for coach Tom Taylor with the Florida Gold ... Played in the 2008 ASA Gold National qualifier ... Also lettered four years in volleyball for mom Donna ... A two-time second-team all-county player as chosen by the Miami Herald ... Named the Jaguars' MVP in 2007 and the offensive player of the year in 2008 ... Honored as a Broward County Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete.
PERSONAL: Audrey Kathryn Broyles was born to parents Donna and Johnny Broyles in Houston, Texas ... Has a brother, JT, and a sister, Hailey ... Hailey played softball at Florida Atlantic ... Enjoys boating, playing volleyball and photography ... Lists Will Ferrell as her favorite actor ... Studying hotel, restaurant and tourism management.