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Meghan Cornett
Meghan Cornett

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cocoa, Fla.

High School:
Merritt Island

Height:
5-9

Position:
1B

Birthdate:
05/16/1983

Experience:
3VL

Major:
Sport & Entertainment Mgmt.

03/25/2014

Three Homers Lead Gamecocks to 10-0 Win over Furman in Nightcap

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2004 SEC Good Works Team
2005 SEC Good Works Team
2004 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2005 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2004- Is Carolina's all-time leader in single season fielding percentage with .996 ... Is the only player that has played and started every game during her USC career ... Started season off with a five-game hitting streak, snapped against C of C on 2/21 ... Second most runs scored on the team (46) ... Second on the team in total bases (69) ... Third on the team in RBI (21) ... Started every game this season ... Recorded a season high 11 putouts in game one against UNC (2/8) ... Hit her first home run of the season against Middle Tennessee (2/21) in the second inning ... Hit her second long ball of the season in that same game against Middle Tennessee in the sixth inning ... Became the fourth player this season to hit two home runs in a game ... Now has 14 career home runs and is now fifth all-time among USC's home run leaders...In Furman series went 3-for-6 with two runs and 5 RBI ... Named to 2004 SEC Good Works Team.

2003- Has started every game for the last two seasons ... Enters the season ranked eighth among USC's all-time home run leaders with 10 ... Recorded the team season high for putouts with 14 against Auburn on 3/30 ... Set the new school record in total chances (560), putouts (523) and double plays (19) ... Had 12 multi-hit games ... Recorded an eight-game hitting streak ... Hit .270 and is the third highest batting average among the returning players ... Hit .289 in SEC play, good enough for the second highest batting average among the returning players ... Hit the game winning home run in USC's come from behind victory over Princeton at the NCAA Regional in Tucson ... The home run was a three-run shot that gave the Gamecocks the 8-7 win ... Is the last Gamecock player to hit two doubles in a game (vs. Ole Miss 4/26).

2002 -- Starting first baseman ... SEC player of the Week honoree ... Only freshman to play and start every game this season (66) ... Second on the team in hitting with .307... Led the team in hits (61)... Led the team in runs scored (38), RBI (38) and triples (3) ... Had 17 multi-hit games ... Had a hitting streak of seven games and five of those games were multi-hits ... Against ETSU, she went 2-for-3, scored two runs and drove in two ... One of four on the team to have a team leading six home runs ... Her fifth home run was the team's 28th for the year and tied the USC all-time record for HR's in a single season ... Hit home runs in back-to-back games against Kentucky ... Tied for third on the team in doubles (9) ... Also started one game at pitcher ... Hit .462 at the SEC Tournament (6-for-13) including her sixth career home run ... At the NCAA Regionals in Columbia, she drove in the winning run in the Eastern Kentucky game and against then top-ranked UCLA, she drove in the tying run and scored the winning run, in USC's 2-1 victory ... Had a nine-game hitting streak, the team's second longest for the season, going into round two of the NCAA Regionals ... She recorded a hit in 11 of her last 13 games for the season ... She was responsible for driving in a run in her last seven of 10 games ... Led the SEC in fielding percentage among first basemen (.993) ... Team co-leader in hitting percentage at the Columbia Regional as she hit .286 (4-for-14) and drove in a team high four runs ... Scored three runs at the Columbia Regional, also a team high.

HIGH SCHOOL -- Lettered three years in softball at Merritt Island High ... Pitched two perfect games and struck out over 900 batters during her career ... Merritt Island retired her jersey last season ... High School All-America selection ... First team All-State and All-Southeast region ... Led the Mustangs to a 23-6 record in 2001 ... Posted a 0.46 ERA while batting .480.

PERSONAL -- Full name is Meghan Michelle Cornett ... Majoring in Sport and Entertainment Management ... Born on May 16, 1983 ... Parents are Douglas and Laura Cornett ... Has a younger brother, Brent... Favorite athlete is former Gamecock utility player Joyce McMillin.


INSIDE THE PARK WITH MEGHAN

What is your favorite part of your uniform?
Our black pants. They're the bomb!

Who would you rather marry-Jude Law or Brad Pitt?
I don't think you can trust any Hollywood men. They always have hot co-stars. Hello! Brad and Angelina!

What reality show character would you like to be?
Coral from Real World/Road Rules

What was your favorite gift ever received?
My XM radio. I highly recommend it!

I chose South Carolina because ...
Of its tradition

Person who has influenced your athletic career?
DAD-DAD-DAD... He is my inspiration

One thing you wish you were better at?
Eating my vegatables.

BATTING AND FIELDING

YEARAVGGP-GSABRH2B3BHRRBITBBBSOSB-SBAPO-A-EFLD%
2002.30766-661993861936389413370-2407-27-3.993
2003.27061-6117824481204277212350-0523-32-5.991
2004.29152-521581746914216912322-2421-32-2.996
2005.36357-5717128621024238823281-1354-32-4.990
CAREER.307236-23670610721740618109323601323-51705-123-14.992

PITCHING

YEARERAW-LAPPGSCGSHO/CBOSVIPHR/ERBBSO2B3BHR
20028.170-11110/006.0138-702201
CAREER8.170-11110/006.0138-702201

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