CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Closed her playing career with six marks in the career top-15 at South Carolina ... Finished with 21 homers, third-most in school history, while her 0.11 home runs per game rate stands fourth ... Also finished 11th in slugging percentage (.464), 12th in RBI per game (0.48) and 15th in RBI (90) ... Has the top career fielding percentage for a Gamecock outfielder in the Southeastern Conference era (since 1997) at .983 ... Also sixth in outfield assists (12), ninth in putouts (159) and tied for ninth in putouts per game (1.00) for an outfielder.
2014 (SENIOR): Started 52 games, all in the outfield, for the Gamecocks ... Drew most in right but made some starts in center as well ... Broke out of an early-season slump with her 3-for-3 outing at No. 3/3 Arizona State, scoring twice and driving in two runs in the 3-2 win, the second in Gamecock history at a top-five team ... Added a double and a homer in that outing ... In the Sunday finale at No. 11/11 Alabama, went 2-for-2 with a run scored and a sacrifice bunt ... Drove in four in a 2-for-2 day against Furman (3/25), doubling and homering in the second game of the doubleheader ... Reached base in 14 straight games in April, her best stretch of the year ... Walked three times on Saturday against No. --/24 LSU before going 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI in the Sunday win (4/19-20) ... Plated two runners in a 2-for-3 outing against Longwood (4/25), hitting a double ... Knocked a grand slam in the Saturday win over No. 20/20 Auburn (5/3), while also walking and stealing a base in the game ... Ended her reached-base streak on Senior Day against the Auburn Tigers (5/4), but she drove in a run with a sacrifice fly ... Earned a spot on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.
2013 (JUNIOR): The starting right fielder in all 59 games ... Led the Gamecocks with eight homers, tying for sixth in program history in a year ... Her .478 slugging percentage ranked second on the team ... Reached base in 21-consecutive games (2/15-3/19), the best streak on the team during the season ... Drove in multiple runners in 10 games, second on the team ... The first of those games was the season opener at Stetson (2/8), when she went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored ... Hit her first homer against Michigan State (2/10), going 2-for-5 in the victory ... Posted homers in consecutive games against UT Arlington (2/17) and Radford (2/24) ... Tied a program record with two blasts in a 3-for-3 game versus Kennesaw State (3/2) ... Scored three times and had four RBI as well as a double against the Owls ... Went 3-for-4 in the first game at Furman (3/13) ... Posted a 3-for-4 day with a double, a homer, three runs and two RBI in the Presbyterian win (4/16) ... Crushed a homer in the opening-round win over No. 18/15 Kentucky in the 2013 SEC Tournament (5/8) ... Earned placement on the 2013 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 52 games, starting 51 ... Forty of her starts came in right field, with the other 11 at designated player ... Ranked third on the team in both batting average (.309) and slugging percentage (.537) ... Tied for second with 29 RBI and seven home runs ... Also ranked second with 13 doubles ... Her year ranked 12th on the doubles-per-game listings (0.25) ... Went 5-for-7 with the bases loaded ... Ranked second on the team with a .423 batting average with two outs ... Went 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBI in the first win over Winthrop (2/11) ... Had three-straight two-hit games: against Jacksonville and Villanova (2/19) and at home against Winthrop (2/22) ... In the outing against the Eagles, she doubled and drove in two runs ... Had consecutive three-RBI outings, both with a double and a homer, against Charleston Southern (2/28) and at Charlotte (2/29) ... The final game of a five-game hitting streak came with a homer at UC Riverside (3/3) ... Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored over Arkansas (3/10) ... Posted a double and two RBI in a 2-for-3 night at Winthrop (3/28) ... Had a two-run homer in the win at Kentucky (4/6) ... Went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI in the second game at No. 11/11 Georgia (4/11) ... Had a double in a 2-for-4 outing against No. 8/7 Tennessee (4/22) ... A second-team National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Southeast Region player as a non-pitcher/utility player ... Also a member of the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.
2011 (FRESHMAN): Played in 24 games and drew 10 starts as a true freshman ... Eight starts came as the designated player, with one each coming at catcher and in right field ... Hit .179 on the year, with 14 at bats coming as a pinch hitter ... Debuted with a pinch-hit double in the win over Charleston Southern (2/11) ... Threw out one of three Eagles trying to steal in her game behind the plate (vs. Winthrop, 2/16) ... Drew the start against Seton Hall (3/5) and went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored ... Went 2-for-4 at Coastal Carolina (3/22) ... Hit a pinch-hit homer in the second game against No. 21 LSU (5/7) ... Followed that with a start and a 1-for-2 outing in the season finale ... Garnered recognition on the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned six softball letters from coaches Larry Kahl and Lynn Hicks at Wren High School ... Three-time all-state honoree by High School Sports Report (HSSR) ... Twice a 4A all-state selection from the South Carolina Coaches Association of Women's Sports and earned all-region honors five times from the same outlet ... Compiled 14 home runs and 41 stolen bases during her final four years ... Hit no worse than .395 during that same span ... Led Wren to a state 4A title in 2008 and a district championship in 2009 ... Also earned four letters in both volleyball and basketball ... Claimed the hustle award in hoops ... A member of the Spanish National Honor Society ... Also named to the honor roll and the prinicpal's list ... Played travel ball with Ken Bailey's SC Bandits.
PERSONAL: Chelsea Brion Hawkins is the daughter of Eddie and Chanda ... Has a brother, Wesley ... Considered signing with Presbyterian before committing to the Gamecocks ... Likes water skiing and other outdoor activities ... Her favorite athlete is Jennie Finch ... The niece of former Gamecock player Tia Rogers ... Majoring in sport and entertainment management.