Pictures from the opening round matchup between the host Gamecocks and Auburn Tigers in the 2014 SEC Softball Tournament
In her first season on the Gamecocks' staff, Laura Trout returns to her native South Carolina to serve as a volunteer assistant coach at South Carolina after playing in world series both at Georgia and at Spartanburg Methodist College. She provides assistance in all areas for the Gamecock coaching staff.
The Stratford High School product spent the past three years at Georgia, playing in two NCAA Tournaments as the Bulldogs' starting shortstop. Trout helped UGA to the 2010 NCAA Women's College World Series, and she hit .348 as a senior in 2011. She twice earned SEC Academic Honor Roll accolades. In 2012, Trout served as a student assistant at Georgia while completing her degree, helping with the Bulldogs' practices and scouting reports.
Prior to her time in Athens, Trout played on two NJCAA World Series teams at Spartanburg Methodist College. A two-time NJCAA All-American who also earned national academic honors as well, Trout hit over .470 in both of her two seasons in the Upstate.
Trout earned magna cum laud honors with her A.A. from Spartanburg Methodist, while she graduated in June of 2012 from Georgia with a degree in magazine journalism.
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