2003 -- Played in all 61 games and started 60 ... Hit .273 and has the second highest batting average among returning players ... Recorded career season highs in at bats, runs scored, hits, RBI and total bases ... Led the team in stolen bases ... Had 10 multi-hit games including two three-hit games ... Went 3-for-3 and scored two runs in game two against Arkansas.
2002 -- Played in 38 games, started two ... Used mainly in pinch running situations ... Ended the season with a .286 hitting average ... Started against East Tennessee State and Charlotte ... As a pinch runner, scored the tying run in the bottom of the seventh inning in the Gamecocks 2-1 Regional win against No. 1 UCLA.
2001 -- Played in 45 games in her initial college
season, all off the bench ... Scored 15 runs, primarily as a
pinch runner ... Tallied four stolen bases on the year, good
enough for fourth on the team.
HIGH SCHOOL -- Played for
Coach Hess at South Fork High ... Lettered all four years ...
Named Softball MVP her junior and senior years ... Team
Captain ... Team went to regionals her senior year ... Also
captained her volleyball and basketball
PERSONAL -- Full name is Nancy Hilton Crane ...
Nickname is Nanner ... Majoring in Psychology ... Dad, John,
played quarterback at Auburn ... Credits her dad as having the
biggest influence on her softball career ... Has one brother,
Casey ... Daughter of John and Elizabeth Crane ... Born Sept.
Get To Know Nancy
Would you rather swim with a shark or
wade with an alligator?
I would rather swim with a shark because I did it once before and they fascinate me.
Would you rather be She-Rah or Smurfette?
I would problaby be She-Rah so I could be with He-Man.
If you could be any professional athlete, who would you be and why?
I would be Walter Payton because he never gave up and he had a great work ethic and a good heart off the field.
What is your favorite Coach Compton saying?
"You have no where to go, put the bunt down."
What do you miss most while you're away from home at school?
My new baby cousins.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a country singer, but man was I way off.
What is the best concert you have ever attended?