Ten student-athletes garner NFCA Scholar-Athlete accolades
South Carolina ranks second among SEC on this list
Lackey becomes first Gamecock softball All-American since 1999
The duo are the first Gamecock teammates to make the all-region team together since 2000
The senior becomes first Gamecock on first team since Danielle Quinones in 2003
Photos from the Senior Day ceremony and the final game at the current setup of Beckham Field.
Photos from the 4-2 loss to the Lady Vols
Pictures from the game one win over Longwood on March 31, 2012
Some shots from the Gamecocks' SEC opener against the Razorbacks
CAREER: Finished her career ranked 14th in South Carolina history in batting average (.309) and on-base percentage (.361) ... Tied for seventh on the career charts in triples (10) and 11th in the triples-per-game listing (0.05) ... Tied for 12th with 28 career stolen bases and 14th in stolen bases per game (0.14) ... Tied for 13th in stolen base percentage in South Carolina history (.875) ... One of two Gamecocks in history with two years of 10+ stolen bases without being thrown out (2011-12) ... Tied with two others with 17 career outfield assists, most in recorded history ... Ranks third on the outfield putout charts (257) and fourth in putouts per game (1.25) ... Posted the best fielding percentage for an outfielder in the SEC era (.982).
2012 (SENIOR): Started all 55 games in center field for the Gamecocks ... Earned All-America accolades from two outlets, Easton (second team) and CollegeSportsMadness.com (first team) ... A first-team All-Southeastern Conference outfielder, the first Gamecock to garner that honor since 2003 ... Second-team National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Southeast Region outfielder as well ... Posted the seventh .400 batting average in South Carolina history with a .401 mark ... Stands 10th on South Carolina's hits-per-game single-season charts (1.18) and 12th on the on-base percentage list (.436) ... Led the team in batting average, on-base percentage, hits (65), triples (5), sacrifice bunts (9) and stolen bases (11) ... Ninth in the SEC era among Gamecock outfielders with 79 putouts and 1.44 putouts per game ... Hit a team-high .467 with runners in scoring position and .500 with two outs ... Moved up runners at a .628 clip, tops on the team ... Followed a 12-game hitting streak with a career-best 14-game hitting streak on the year ... In the first stretch, her best game was a three-run, three-RBI game against Villanova (2/19) ... Tripled in both games on Feb. 19 against Jacksonville and Villanova ... Went 3-for-4 against Presbyterian (2/25) ... Stole two bases in a 2-for-3 day against George Washington (2/26), the start of a four-game stolen-base streak ... Kicked off the 14-game skein with a 2-for-4 day with a triple and two RBI against Maine (3/2) ... Drove in three runs in a 2-for-4 outing at UC Riverside (3/3) ... Had a hit and scored a run in the final game of the Highlander Classic against UC Davis (3/4) ... Posted two 2-for-3 days in the Arkansas series (3/9 & 3/11), posting a double and two RBI in the finale ... Doubled in a 2-for-4 day that was the last of the hitting streak at No. 4/4 Florida (3/18) ... Went 1-for-3 and stole a pair of bases at Winthrop (3/28) ... Had an RBI triple and scored a run in the third game at Kentucky (4/8) ... Went 3-for-4 in the second game of the series against No. 8/7 Tennessee (4/21) ... Tallied two hits on Senior Day against Auburn (4/29) ... Went 2-for-3 on the season's last day at Mississippi (5/6), pushing her average back above .400 ... Gained a spot on the 2012 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll ... Also an NFCA Scholar-Athlete honoree.
2011 (JUNIOR): One of two Gamecocks to start all 56 games, notching them in center field ... Led South Carolina with a .350 batting average and four triples ... Ranked second in on-base percentage (.387), hits (49) and stolen bases (15) and third in slugging percentage (.443) ... Perfect in those stolen base tries ... Led the outfield with 82 putouts and made four assists while making just one error (.989 fielding percentage) ... Posted the second-longest hitting streak on the team with an eight-game skein ... Went 12-for-28 when leading off an inning ... Posted 14 multi-hit games, starting with a two-hit outing against Furman (2/12) ... Raced to her first career homer and the first documented inside-the-park home run in South Carolina history with her three-run round-tripper against Georgetown (2/18) ... Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a triple in the win over Villanova (2/19) ... Started her eight-game hitting streak with a 2-for-2 outing at Winthrop (3/2) ... Also went 2-for-2 with two steals vs. Seton Hall (3/5) ... Compiled a 3-for-3 day with a double, a triple, three runs and three RBI in the first win over Ole Miss (3/11) ... Tallied two stolen bases and two runs while going 2-for-3 at the plate at Coastal Carolina (3/22) ... Drove in three runs again with a 2-for-2 outing against Charleston Southern (4/5) ... Closed out the home schedule with a 2-for-4, two-run, one-triple, one-RBI contest against Winthrop (5/4) ... Also had two-hit games against Mississippi State (3/9), No. 11 Tennessee (3/26), Arkansas (4/16), Charlotte (4/20), No. 20 Kentucky (4/23) and No. 5 Florida (5/1) ... Earned recognition as part of the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.
2010 (SOPHOMORE): Earned a spot on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll ... One of two Gamecocks to start all 51 games on the year ... Spent most of the time in right field, starting only two games in center due to an injury ... Ranked third on the team in batting average and runs scored ... Led the team with seven sacrifices ... Had only one error in the field while leading the squad with seven outfield assists ... Had a hit and scored a run in each of the first five games ... Went a combined 4-for-5 with a double, three runs and two RBI in the doubleheader sweep of Longwood (2/16) ... Went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in the win over Loyola (2/27)...Posted a 3-for-3 outing with an RBI in the final game of the series at No. 8/5 Alabama (3/21) ... Went 1-for-3 with a triple in the first game against Auburn before going 2-for-4 in the nightcap (3/27) ... Had two assists in the UCF contest after picking up one in the win over Florida A&M earlier in the day at the UCF Invitational (2/19) ... Also had assists in consecutive games at Alabama (3/20-21).
2009 (FRESHMAN): Garnered recognition on the 2008-09 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll ... Played in 41 games, starting 38 as a true freshman ... Of those starts, 35 came in the outfield corners ... Ranked fourth in on-base percentage and fifth in batting average ... Led the team with seven sacrifice bunts ... Tied for second on the squad in walks ... Had two multi-hit games ... After playing just once on the opening weekend, collected a hit and scored a run in her first career start in the 3-2 win over No. 25 Kansas ... That started a team-topping seven-game hitting streak ... Led the team with three RBI during their five wins in the UCF Early Bird ... Saw the streak end at home against Chattanooga (2/21) ... Came back by scoring a run and reaching base twice against Troy (2/22) ... Hit her first career double in the win over Mississippi (3/18) ... Had her first multi-hit game in the win at Auburn (3/29), going 2-for-3 with an RBI ... Posted a 3-for-3 night with a double, an RBI and a run in the home win over USC Upstate (4/15).
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters in softball at Temescal Canyon H.S ... .Named the Southwestern League's Rookie of the Year in 2006 while also garnering second-team all-league and all-county honorable mention accolades ... Earned second-team all-league as a junior before moving up to the first team as a senior ... Also picked up a spot on the All-Riverside County second team in 2008 and was named the Titans' best defensive player ... Also lettered three years in golf, helping her squad win the league title in 2004 ... Named golf rookie of the year in '04 ... Participated in three-straight California Interscholasic Federation (CIF) state tournaments...Earned valedictorian honors for her class.
PERSONAL: Lauren Kaye Lackey is the daughter of Bob and Katie Lackey ... Chose South Carolina over Notre Dame and Utah, among others...Lists Brett Favre as her favorite athlete and Keith Urban as her favorite singer ... Majored in exercise science.